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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913431/pro-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-probdnf-mediated-p75ntr-activation-promotes-depolarizing-actions-of-gaba-and-increases-susceptibility-to-epileptic-seizures
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Baptiste Riffault, Nazim Kourdougli, Camille Dumon, Nadine Ferrand, Emmanuelle Buhler, Fabienne Schaller, Caroline Chambon, Claudio Rivera, Jean-Luc Gaiarsa, Christophe Porcher
The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is synthesized as a precursor, namely proBDNF, which can be processed into mature BDNF (mBDNF). Evidences suggest that proBDNF signaling through p75(NTR) may account for the emergence of neurological disorders. These findings support the view that the relative availability of mBDNF and proBDNF forms is an important mechanism underlying brain circuit formation and cognitive functions. Here we describe novel insights into the proBDNF/p75(NTR) mechanisms and function in vivo in modulating neuronal circuit and synaptic plasticity during the first postnatal weeks in rats...
December 1, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903361/-evaluation-of-health-effect-among-occupational-population-exposed-to-nano-titanium-dioxide-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
H D Xu, J W Zhou, S C Tang, F L Kong, X W Li, Z L Shen, L Yan, Z J Chen, L Zhao, G Jia, J Zhang
Objective: To characterize the health effects of nano-titanium dioxide exposure in an occupational cohort. Methods: Eighty-five male employees of a nano-titanium dioxide manufacturing enterprise in Shandong Province were evaluated in September 2014. Forty-four were exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (exposure group), and 41 were not exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (control group). We collected employees' basic information, smoking and drinking history, previous medical history, family history, and occupational history...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899664/integration-defective-lentiviral-vector-mediates-efficient-gene-editing-through-homology-directed-repair-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#3
Yebo Wang, Yingjia Wang, Tammy Chang, He Huang, Jiing-Kuan Yee
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are used as platforms for disease study, drug screening and cell-based therapy. To facilitate these applications, it is frequently necessary to genetically manipulate the hESC genome. Gene editing with engineered nucleases enables site-specific genetic modification of the human genome through homology-directed repair (HDR). However, the frequency of HDR remains low in hESCs. We combined efficient expression of engineered nucleases and integration-defective lentiviral vector (IDLV) transduction for donor template delivery to mediate HDR in hESC line WA09...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896669/detection-of-autoantibodies-to-dsf70-ledgfp75-in-mexican-hispanics-using-multiple-complementary-assay-platforms
#4
Mónica Vázquez-Del Mercado, Eduardo Gómez-Bañuelos, Rosa Elena Navarro-Hernández, Oscar Pizano-Martinez, Adan Saldaña-Millán, Efrain Chavarria-Avila, Lorena Gonzalez-Rosas, Lilia Andrade-Ortega, Miguel Angel Saavedra, Olga Lidia Vera-Lastra, Luis Javier Jara, Gabriel Medrano-Ramírez, Claudia Cruz-Reyes, Ignacio García-De la Torre, Marta Escarra-Senmarti, Lisiane Maria Enriconi-Dos Anjos, Anamika Basu, Roger Albesa, Michael Mahler, Carlos A Casiano
PURPOSE: Antinuclear autoantibodies (ANA) targeting the dense fine speckled antigen DFS70, also known as lens epithelium-derived growth factor p75 (LEDGF/p75), are attracting attention due to their low frequency in systemic rheumatic diseases but increased frequency in clinical laboratory referrals and healthy individuals (HI). These ANA specifically recognize the stress protein DFS70/LEDGFp75, implicated in cancer, HIV-AIDS, and inflammation. While their frequency has been investigated in various ethnic populations, there is little information on their frequency among Hispanics/Latinos...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888699/tumor-detection-using-magnetosome-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-a-newly-screened-egfr-her2-targeting-peptide
#5
Zhichu Xiang, Xiaoliang Yang, Junjie Xu, Wenjia Lai, Zihua Wang, Zhiyuan Hu, Jiesheng Tian, Lingling Geng, Qiaojun Fang
A novel peptide (P75) targeting EGFR and HER2 is successfully screened from a one-bead-one-compound (OBOC) library containing approximately 2 × 10(5) peptides built with the aid of computational simulation. In vitro and in vivo analyses show that P75 binds to human epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) with nanomolar affinity and to epithelial growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) with a lower affinity but comparable to other reported peptides. The peptide is used to modify the surface of magnetosome nanoparticles (NPs) for targeted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
November 16, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884342/optimizing-neurogenic-potential-of-enteric-neurospheres-for-treatment-of-neurointestinal-diseases
#6
Lily S Cheng, Hannah K Graham, Wei Hua Pan, Nandor Nagy, Alfonso Carreon-Rodriguez, Allan M Goldstein, Ryo Hotta
BACKGROUND: Enteric neurospheres derived from postnatal intestine represent a promising avenue for cell replacement therapy to treat Hirschsprung disease and other neurointestinal diseases. We describe a simple method to improve the neuronal yield of spontaneously formed gut-derived neurospheres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enteric neurospheres were formed from the small and large intestines of mouse and human subjects. Neurosphere size, neural crest cell content, cell migration, neuronal differentiation, and neuronal proliferation in culture were analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878552/strength-and-aerobic-exercises-improve-spatial-memory-in-aging-rats-through-stimulating-distinct-neuroplasticity-mechanisms
#7
Thais Ceresér Vilela, Alexandre Pastoris Muller, Adriani Paganini Damiani, Tamires Pavei Macan, Sabrina da Silva, Paula Bortoluzzi Canteiro, Alisson de Sena Casagrande, Giulia Dos Santos Pedroso, Renata Tiscoski Nesi, Vanessa Moraes de Andrade, Ricardo Aurino de Pinho
Aging is associated with impaired cognition and memory and increased susceptibility to neurodegenerative disorders. Physical exercise is neuroprotective; however, the major evidence of this effect involves studies of only aerobic training in young animals. The benefits of other exercise protocols such as strength training in aged animals remains unknown. Here, we investigated the effect of aerobic and strength training on spatial memory and hippocampal plasticity in aging rats. Aging Wistar rats performed aerobic or strength training for 50 min 3 to 4 days/week for 8 weeks...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834536/progression-of-tau-pathology-within-cholinergic-nucleus-basalis-neurons-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-chronic-effects-of-neurotrauma-consortium-study
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Elliott J Mufson, Sylvia E Perez, Muhammad Nadeem, Laura Mahady, Nicholas M Kanaan, Eric E Abrahamson, Milos D Ikonomovic, Fiona Crawford, Victor Alvarez, Thor Stein, Ann C McKee
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the nucleus basalis of Meynert (nbM), a cholinergic basal forebrain (CBF) cortical projection system, develops neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) during the progressive pathological stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of athletes. METHOD: To characterize NFT pathology, tau-antibodies marking early, intermediate and late stages of NFT development in CBF tissue obtained at autopsy from eighteen former athletes and veterans with a history of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) were used...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832687/subarachnoid-space-transplantation-of-schwann-and-or-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-following-severe-spinal-cord-injury-fails-to-improve-locomotor-recovery-in-rats
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Mohsen Nategh, Masoumeh Firouzi, Mehdi Naji-Tehrani, Leila Oryadi Zanjani, Zahra Hassannejad, Mohammad Hosein Nabian, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Mehrbod Karimi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
Treatment of spinal cord injury by exogenous cells has brought both successful and unsuccessful results. Olfactory ensheathing cells and Schwann cells have been widely used for transplantation purposes. In this study, we investigated the effects of these cells on contused spinal cord by introducing cells into subarachnoid space. Fifty thousand Schwann cells or olfactory ensheathing cells or a mixture of both cell types were transplanted one week after a 3-second clip compression injury at T-9 spinal cord level in rats...
September 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830755/dynamic-oligomerization-of-integrase-orchestrates-hiv-nuclear-entry
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Doortje Borrenberghs, Lieve Dirix, Flore De Wit, Susana Rocha, Jolien Blokken, Stéphanie De Houwer, Rik Gijsbers, Frauke Christ, Johan Hofkens, Jelle Hendrix, Zeger Debyser
Nuclear entry is a selective, dynamic process granting the HIV-1 pre-integration complex (PIC) access to the chromatin. Classical analysis of nuclear entry of heterogeneous viral particles only yields averaged information. We now have employed single-virus fluorescence methods to follow the fate of single viral pre-integration complexes (PICs) during infection by visualizing HIV-1 integrase (IN). Nuclear entry is associated with a reduction in the number of IN molecules in the complexes while the interaction with LEDGF/p75 enhances IN oligomerization in the nucleus...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830679/-effects-of-ischemia-on-the-expression-of-neurotrophins-and-their-receptors-in-rat-brain-structures-outside-the-lesion-site-including-on-the-opposite-hemisphere
#11
V G Dmitrieva, V V Stavchansky, O V Povarova, V I Skvortsova, S A Limborska, L V Dergunova
Neurotrophins stimulate the regeneration of neural tissue after lesions. It is also known that the sources of neurogenesis and cerebral function recovery are predominantly located in subcortical brain structures. The effects of ischemia on the expression of genes that encode neurotrophins (Bdnf, Ngf, Nt-3) and their receptors (TrkB, TrkA, TrkC, p75) in brain structures outside the lesion site were studied 3, 24, and 72 h after irreversible unilateral occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in rats. Changes in the mRNA expression of these genes were assessed by relative quantification using real-time RT-PCR...
September 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827913/assessment-of-breast-milk-iodine-concentrations-in-lactating-women-in-western-australia
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Anita Jorgensen, Peter O'Leary, Ian James, Sheila Skeaff, Jillian Sherriff
Breast-fed infants may depend solely on an adequate supply of iodine in breast milk for the synthesis of thyroid hormones which are essential for optimal growth and cognitive development. This is the first study to measure breast milk iodine concentration (BMIC) among lactating women in Western Australian (n = 55). Breast milk samples were collected between 2014 and 2015 at a mean (±SD) of 38.5 (±5.5) days post-partum. The samples were analysed to determine median BMIC and the percentage of samples with a BMIC < 100 µg/L, a level considered adequate for breast-fed infants...
November 4, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826102/the-trka-receptor-mediates-experimental-thermal-hyperalgesia-produced-by-nerve-growth-factor-modulation-by-the-p75-neurotrophin-receptor
#13
Alla Khodorova, Grant D Nicol, Gary Strichartz
The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) and its activation of the sphingomyelin signaling cascade are essential for mechanical hypersensitivity resulting from locally injected nerve growth factor (NGF). Here the roles of the same effectors, and of the tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) receptor, are evaluated for thermal hyperalgesia from NGF. Sensitivity of rat hind paw plantar skin to thermal stimulation after local sub-cutaneous injection of NGF (500ng) was measured by the latency for paw withdrawal (PWL) from a radiant heat source...
November 5, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824126/preservation-of-epithelial-progenitor-cells-from-collagenase-digested-oral-mucosa-during-ex-vivo-cultivation
#14
Yi-Jen Hsueh, Shiang-Fu Huang, Jui-Yang Lai, Shih-Chieh Ma, Hung-Chi Chen, Sung-En Wu, Tze-Kai Wang, Chi-Chin Sun, Kevin Sheng-Kai Ma, Jan-Kan Chen, Chyong-Huey Lai, David Hui-Kang Ma
To avoid xenogeneic infection, we report a novel protocol for producing animal-derived component-free oral mucosal epithelial cells (OMECs) sheet for transplantation, in which collagenase was used to replace dispase II/trypsin-EDTA for digesting oral mucosal tissue, and human platelet-derived PLTMax to replace fetal bovine serum. The resulting epithelial aggregates were expanded on de-epithelialized amniotic membranes without 3T3 feeder cells, and serum-free EpiLife was used to reduce contamination by submucosal mesenchymal cells...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817157/isoflurane-decreases-proliferation-and-differentiation-but-none-of-the-effects-persist-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-neural-progenitor-cells
#15
Hye-Min Sohn, Hye Young Kim, Seongjoo Park, Sung-Hee Han, Jin-Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Volatile anesthetics are a potential risk for cognitive impairment in the developing brain. Isoflurane causes cell death, reduces neurogenesis, and changes neuronal differentiation. In this study, the effects of a single isoflurane exposure on the developing human brain were evaluated using human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived neural progenitor cells (NPCs). METHODS: Multipotent NPCs were derived from hESCs and randomly exposed to either 5 vol% isoflurane (4 h) or no isoflurane (control group)...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815842/neurotrophin-signaling-and-stem-cells-implications-for-neurodegenerative-diseases-and-stem-cell-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Subrata Pramanik, Yanuar Alan Sulistio, Klaus Heese
Neurotrophins (NTs) are members of a neuronal growth factor protein family whose action is mediated by the tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) receptor family receptors and the p75 NT receptor (p75NTR), a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family. Although NTs were first discovered in neurons, recent studies have suggested that NTs and their receptors are expressed in various types of stem cells mediating pivotal signaling events in stem cell biology. The concept of stem cell therapy has already attracted much attention as a potential strategy for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (NDs)...
November 5, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810592/discovery-of-novel-3-hydroxypicolinamides-as-selective-inhibitors-of%C3%A2-hiv-1-integrase-ledgf-p75-interaction
#17
Feng-Hua Zhang, Bikash Debnath, Zhong-Liang Xu, Liu-Meng Yang, Li-Rui Song, Yong-Tang Zheng, Nouri Neamati, Ya-Qiu Long
Currently, three HIV-1 integrase (IN) active site-directed inhibitors are in clinical use for the treatment of HIV infection. However, emergence of drug resistance mutations have limited the promise of a long-term cure. As an alternative, allosteric inhibition of IN activity has drawn great attention and several of such inhibitors are under early stage clinical development. Specifically, inhibitors of IN and the cellular cofactor LEDGF/p75 remarkably diminish proviral integration in cells and deliver a potent reduction in viral replicative capacity...
October 20, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804259/neuromodulation-by-cerebrovasculature-bdnf-is-it-much-greater-than-we-think
#18
EDITORIAL
C Joakim Ek
The findings published by Monnier et al. (2016) in this journal showing substantial cerebrovascular BDNF synthesis are very interesting and could change our way we perceive BDNF production in the brain under normal and disease states. BDNF is one of the classic neurotrophins first discovered in the 1950s and acts on TrkB and pan75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR) ) receptors. TrkB-signalling leads to increased proliferation and survival, whereas p75(NTR) -signalling is less clear but has mostly been associated with cell damage and apoptosis (Ibanez and Simi, 2012)...
November 2, 2016: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804051/receptor-mediated-toxicity-of-human-amylin-fragment-aggregated-by-short-and-long-term-incubations-with-copper-ions
#19
Giuseppe Caruso, Donatella A Distefano, Paolo Parlascino, Claudia G Fresta, Giuseppe Lazzarino, Susan M Lunte, Vincenzo G Nicoletti
Human amylin (hA1-37) is a polypeptide hormone secreted in conjunction with insulin from the pancreatic β-cells involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The shorter fragment hA17-29 than full-length peptide is capable to form amyloids "in vitro". Here, we monitored the time course of hA17-29 β-amyloid fibril and oligomer formation [without and with copper(II)], cellular toxicity of different amyloid aggregates, and involvement of specific receptors (receptor for advanced glycation end-products, RAGE; low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor, p75-NGFR) in aggregate toxicity...
November 1, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788779/the-effects-of-repeated-forced-ethanol-consumption-during-adolescence-on-reproductive-behaviors-in-male-rats
#20
Shannon M Harding, Nicole Mollé, Lisbeth Reyes-Fondeur, Jessica M Karanian
Adolescence is a sensitive period of brain development when changes in hormone levels may have long-lasting effects on synaptic connections and behavior. In humans, alcohol consumption frequently begins during this critical period, although the impact of early exposure has not been fully examined. The current study was designed to investigate short- and long-term effects of repeated forced ethanol consumption during adolescence on emerging reproductive behaviors. Twenty-six young male Long-Evans rats were assigned to ethanol (Young EtOH, n = 12) or water (Young Control, n = 14) groups at postnatal day (P) 32, receiving a modified binge protocol of 3 g/kg of solution via gavage twice per week from P32 to P80...
September 2016: Alcohol
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