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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534301/effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-diabetic-neuropathy-and-other-geriatric-disorders
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REVIEW
G Sergi, S Pizzato, F Piovesan, C Trevisan, N Veronese, E Manzato
A long history of diabetes mellitus and increasing age are associated with the onset of diabetic neuropathy, a painful and highly disabling complication with a prevalence peaking at 50% among elderly diabetic patients. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a molecule derived from the acetylation of carnitine in the mitochondria that has an essential role in energy production. It has recently been proposed as a therapy to improve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ALC is widely distributed in mammalian tissues, including the brain, blood-brain barrier, brain neurons, and astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534077/white-matter-injury-in-the-preterm-infant-pathology-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Stephen A Back
The human preterm brain is particularly susceptible to cerebral white matter injury (WMI) that disrupts the normal progression of developmental myelination. Advances in the care of preterm infants have resulted in a sustained reduction in the severity of WMI that has shifted from more severe focal necrotic lesions to milder diffuse WMI. Nevertheless, WMI remains a global health problem and the most common cause of chronic neurological morbidity from cerebral palsy and diverse neurobehavioral disabilities. Diffuse WMI involves maturation-dependent vulnerability of the oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage with selective degeneration of late oligodendrocyte progenitors (preOLs) triggered by oxidative stress and other insults...
May 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532897/mast-cells-improve-functional-recovery-of-transected-peripheral-nerve-a-novel-preliminary-study
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Behrooz Ilkhanizadeh, Leila Zarei, Negin Farhad, Mehran Bahrami-Bukani, Rahim Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Employment of regenerative properties of cells at the service of nerve repair has been initiated during recent decades. Effects of local transplantation of bone marrow-derived mast cells on peripheral nerve regeneration were studied using a rat sciatic nerve transection model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 10-mm sciatic nerve defect was bridged using a conduit chitosan-based hybrid conduit filled with BMMCs in BMMC group. In positive control group (Pos), the conduit was filled with phosphate-buffered saline alone...
May 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529011/the-effect-of-in-vivo-created-vascularized-neurotube-on-peripheric-nerve-regeneration
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Abdul Kerim Yapici, Yalcin Bayram, Hakan Akgun, Recep Gumus, Fatih Zor
INTRODUCTION: Creating vascularized nerve conduits for treatment of nerve gaps have been researched, however, these methods need microsurgical anastomosis thereby complicating the nerve repair process. Thus, the concept of vascularized nerve conduits has not popularized up till now. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of vascularized and non-vascularized biological conduits on peripheral nerve regeneration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following ethical board approval, 15 Sprague-Dawley rats were used in the study...
May 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524762/exosomes-promote-restoration-after-an-experimental-animal-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Laura Otero-Ortega, Mari Carmen Gómez de Frutos, Fernando Laso-García, Berta Rodríguez-Frutos, Esperanza Medina-Gutiérrez, Juan Antonio López, Jesús Vázquez, Exuperio Díez-Tejedor, María Gutiérrez-Fernández
Exosomes are gaining importance because they show great promise in therapeutic applications for several diseases. Particularly in stroke, exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy work as paracrine effectors responsible for promoting neurovascular remodeling and functional recovery. Adult male rats were subjected to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) by intrastriatal injection of collagenase type IV; 24 h after surgery, MSC-derived exosomes were administered through the tail vein. The rats were euthanized at 7 or 28 days after treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522972/recent-advances-in-the-study-of-bipolar-rod-shaped-microglia-and-their-roles-in-neurodegeneration
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Ngan Pan Bennett Au, Chi Him Eddie Ma
Microglia are the resident immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS) and they contribute to primary inflammatory responses following CNS injuries. The morphology of microglia is closely associated with their functional activities. Most previous research efforts have attempted to delineate the role of ramified and amoeboid microglia in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to ramified and amoeboid microglia, bipolar/rod-shaped microglia were first described by Franz Nissl in 1899 and their presence in the brain was closely associated with the pathology of infectious diseases and sleeping disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511287/generation-and-characterization-of-highly-purified-canine-schwann-cells-from-spinal-nerve-dorsal-roots-as-potential-new-candidates-for-transplantation-strategies
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Nicole Steffensen, Annika Lehmbecker, Ingo Gerhauser, Yimin Wang, Regina Carlson, Andrea Tipold, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Veronika M Stein
Schwann cells (SCs) are promising candidates for transplantation-strategies in the central nervous system by promoting axonal regeneration. The dog represents a translational model for human spinal cord injury (SCI) for studies with new repair strategies after intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH). To overcome the necessity for an additional surgical procedure, for the first time a protocol for isolation, and purification of canine SCs from spinal-nerve-biopsies during standard hemilaminectomy in IVDH affected paraplegic dogs for potential transplantation was developed...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507996/effects-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-field-with-predatory-stress-on-functional-and-histological-index-of-injured-sciatic-nerve-in-rat
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Maryam Tasbih-Forosh, Leila Zarei, Ehsan Saboory, Mehran Bahrami-Bukani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of combination of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with predatory stress on transected sciatic nerve regeneration in rats. METHODS: In sham- operated group (SOG) the nerve was manipulated and left intact. The 10-mm rat sciatic nerve gap was created in rats. In transected group (Transected) nerve stumps were sutured to adjacent muscle and in vein graft group (VG) the gap was bridged using an inside-out vein graft. In VG/PEMF group the transected nerve was bridged using vein graft, phosphate buffered saline was administered into the graft and the whole body was exposed to PEMF...
April 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506533/schwann-cell-precursors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-myelin-repair
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Han-Seop Kim, Jungwoon Lee, Da Yong Lee, Young-Dae Kim, Jae Yun Kim, Hyung Jin Lim, Sungmin Lim, Yee Sook Cho
Schwann cells play a crucial role in successful nerve repair and regeneration by supporting both axonal growth and myelination. However, the sources of human Schwann cells are limited both for studies of Schwann cell development and biology and for the development of treatments for Schwann cell-associated diseases. Here, we provide a rapid and scalable method to produce self-renewing Schwann cell precursors (SCPs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), using combined sequential treatment with inhibitors of the TGF-β and GSK-3 signaling pathways, and with neuregulin-1 for 18 days under chemically defined conditions...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501137/supinator-to-ulnar-nerve-transfer-via-in-situ-anterior-interosseous-nerve-bridge-to-restore-intrinsic-muscle-function-in-combined-proximal-median-and-ulnar-nerve-injury-a-novel-cadaveric-study
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Hamid Namazi, Shahin HajiVandi
BACKGROUND: In cases of high ulnar nerve palsy, result of nerve repair in term of intrinsic muscle recovery is unsatisfactory. Distal nerve transfer can diminish the regeneration time and improve the results. But, there was no perfect distal nerve transfer for restoring intrinsic hand function in combined proximal median and ulnar nerve injuries. This cadaveric study aims to evaluate the possibility and feasibility of supinator nerve transfer to motor branch of ulnar nerve (MUN). METHODS: Ten cadaveric upper limbs dissected to identify the location of the supinator branch, anterior interosseous nerve (AIN), and MUN...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499862/successful-revascularization-of-aortic-arch-in-a-39-year-old-blunt-trauma-patient-with-acute-diffuse-axonal-injury-without-the-use-of-systemic-anticoagulation
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Andrew M Abi-Chaker, Keith M Jones, Priscilla Sanchez, Jordan Sasson, Xiaoyi Li, Jorge Rey
BACKGROUND: Blunt traumatic aortic injury is the second leading cause of death in trauma patients age 4 to 34. Of the patients that are able to receive treatment, mortality rates as high as 40% have been reported. Endovascular repair options have allowed for more expeditious repairs with reduced iatrogenic trauma; however, when the injury involves the ascending aorta or arch, current endografts lack fenestrations needed for cerebral blood flow. Traditionally, on pump cardiopulmonary bypass with systemic anticoagulation has been used to repair these injuries...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485802/nogo-a-antibody-treatment-enhances-neuron-recovery-after-sciatic-nerve-transection-in-rats
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Z-W Zhang, J-J Jiang, M-C Luan, Z-J Ma, F Gao, S-J Yu
OBJECTIVE: The use of an antibody to block the neurite outgrowth inhibitor Nogo-A has been of great interest for promoting axonal recovery as a treatment for peripheral nerve injuries. The present study aimed to investigate the signaling pathway of p75 neurotrophin receptor (NTR) and Nogo receptor (NgR) in a sciatic nerve transection (SNT) rat model and evaluate the underlining mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-five Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 3 groups (n=25), namely the sham group, sciatic nerve transection (model) group and Nogo-A-pAb group...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484372/potential-involvement-of-snail-members-in-neuronal-survival-and-astrocytic-migration-during-the-gecko-spinal-cord-regeneration
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Tingting Shen, Yingjie Wang, Qing Zhang, Xue Bai, Sumei Wei, Xuejie Zhang, Wenjuan Wang, Ying Yuan, Yan Liu, Mei Liu, Xiaosong Gu, Yongjun Wang
Certain regenerative vertebrates such as fish, amphibians and reptiles are capable of regenerating spinal cord after injury. Most neurons of spinal cord will survive from the injury and regrow axons to repair circuits with an absence of glial scar formation. However, the underlying mechanisms of neuronal anti-apoptosis and glia-related responses have not been fully clarified during the regenerative process. Gecko has becoming an inspiring model to address spinal cord regeneration in amniotes. In the present study, we investigated the regulatory roles of Snail family members, the important transcriptional factors involved in both triggering of the cell migration and cell survival, during the spontaneous spinal cord regeneration...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482594/a-bridging-sf-alg-composite-scaffold-loaded-ngf-for-spinal-cord-injury-repair
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Genlong Jiao, Yongqin Pan, Cunchuang Wang, ZhaoXia Li, Zhizhong Li, Rui Guo
Neurons loss and axons degeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI) gradually give rise to result in functional motor and sensory impairment. A bridging biomaterial scaffold that allows the axons to grow through has been investigated for the repair of injured spinal cord. In this study, we introduced a silk fibroin (SF)-based neurobridge as scaffold enriched with/without nerve growth factor (NGF) that can be utilized as a therapeutic approach for spinal cord repair. NGF released from alginate (Alg) microspheres on SF scaffold (SF/Alg composites scaffolds) to the central lesion site of SCI significantly enhanced the sparing of spinal cord tissue and increased the number of surviving neurons...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482124/collagen-scaffold-combined-with-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-functional-recovery-after-scar-resection-in-rats-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Nuo Wang, Zhifeng Xiao, Yannan Zhao, Bin Wang, Xing Li, Jing Li, Jianwu Dai
Effective therapeutic strategies for treating chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) are currently unavailable. Scar tissue in the lesion area is a main inhibitory factor for axonal regeneration and repair of chronic SCI. In this study, scar tissue was surgically resected from adult rats with 12-week chronic SCI, and then collagen scaffold (named NeuroRegen Scaffold [NRS]) and human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) were implanted into the resected cavity to repair chronic SCI. The results demonstrated that the locomotor function of rats was not affected by surgical scar resection, indicating its safety in treating chronic SCI...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474579/effects-of-swimming-exercise-on-nerve-regeneration-in-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-transection-model
#16
Chien-Fu Liao, Tse-Yen Yang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Chun-Hsu Yao, Tzong-Der Way, Yueh-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Swimming is commonly considered to be an efficient rehabilitation exercise to treat peripheral nerve injury. However, the most effective resistance level and exercise duration is still unclear. We investigated the effects and mechanisms of swimming at various exertion levels in a rat sciatic nerve transection model. METHODS: Sciatic nerve transection rats were randomized into the following four groups based on swimming duration (from the 7th day to the 28th day post-surgery): sedentary control group (SC), S10 group (10 min/3 times/week), S20 group (20 min/3 times/week), and S30 group (30 min/3 times/week) (n = 10 each)...
March 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471271/ecm-hydrogel-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-as-a-scaffold-for-neural-tissue-repair-and-its-comparison-to-ecm-from-cns-and-non-cns-porcine-tissues
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Zuzana Koci, Karel Výborný, Jana Dubišová, Irena Vackova, Aleš Jäger, Oleg Lunov, Klára Jiráková, Sarka Kubinova
Extracellular matrix (ECM) hydrogels prepared by tissue decellularization have been reported as natural injectable materials suitable for neural tissue repair. Here, we prepared ECM hydrogel derived from human umbilical cord (UC) and evaluated its composition, and mechanical and biological properties in comparison to the previously described ECM hydrogels, derived from porcine urinary bladder (UB), brain and spinal cord. The ECM hydrogels did not differ from each other in the concentration of collagen, while the highest content of glycosaminoglycans, as well as the shortest gelation time was found for UC-ECM...
May 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470690/diverse-roles-for-the-ror-family-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-neurons-and-glial-cells-during-development-and-repair-of-the-nervous-system
#18
REVIEW
Mitsuharu Endo, Yasuhiro Minami
The Ror-family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are involved critically in tissue-genesis and organo-genesis during development. In mammals, Ror1 and Ror2, members of the Ror-family RTKs, have been shown to mediate cell polarity, migration, proliferation, and differentiation through the activation of non-canonical Wnt signaling by acting as receptors or co-receptors for Wnt5a. Nematodes bearing mutations within the cam-1 gene, encoding a Ror2 ortholog, exhibit defects in various developmental processes of the nervous system, including neuronal cell migration, polarization, axonal extension, and synaptic transmission...
May 3, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467619/repair-of-the-musculocutaneous-nerve-using-the-vagus-nerve-as-donor-by-helicoid-end-to-side-technique-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Ji-Geng Yan, Feng-Yi Shen, Jacob Thayer, Yuhui Yan, John LoGiudice, Hani Matloub, James Sanger, Lin-Ling Zhang, Robert Havlik
Although several donor nerves can be chosen to repair avulsed brachial plexus nerve injury, available nerves are still limited. The purpose of this study is to validate whether the vagus nerve (VN) can be used as a donor. Eighteen Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into three groups (n = 6). The right musculocutaneous nerve (McN) was transected with differing subsequent repair. (1) HS-VN group: a saphenous nerve (SN) graft-end was helicoidally wrapped round the VN side (epi-and perineurium was opened) with a 30 ° angle, distal SN end was coapted to the McN with end-to-end repair...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465581/nerve-growth-factor-signalling-in-pathology-and-regeneration-of-human-teeth
#20
Thimios A Mitsiadis, Henry Magloire, Pierfrancesco Pagella
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a key regulator of the development and differentiation of neuronal and non-neuronal cells. In the present study we examined the distribution of NGF and its low and high-affinity receptors, p75(NTR) and TrkA respectively, in permanent human teeth under normal and pathological conditions. In intact functional teeth, NGF, p75(NTR) and TrkA are weakly expressed in dental pulp fibroblasts and odontoblasts that are responsible for dentine formation, while the NGF and p75(NTR) molecules are strongly expressed in nerve fibres innervating the dental pulp...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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