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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521305/bushen-yizhi-formula-ameliorates-cognitive-dysfunction-through-sirt1-er-stress-pathway-in-samp8-mice
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Shi-Jie Zhang, Ting-Ting Xu, Lin Li, Yu-Min Xu, Zi-Ling Qu, Xin-Chen Wang, Shui-Qing Huang, Yi Luo, Na-Chuan Luo, Ping Lu, Ya-Fei Shi, Xin Yang, Qi Wang
The Chinese formula Bushen-Yizhi (BSYZ) has been reported to ameliorate cognitive dysfunction. However the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we employ an aging model, SAMP8 mice, to explore whether BSYZ could protect dementia through SIRT1/endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathway. Morris water maze and the fearing condition test results show that oral administration of BSYZ (1.46 g/kg/d, 2.92 g/kg/d and 5.84 g/kg/d) and donepezil (3 mg/kg/d) shorten the escape latency, increase the crossing times of the original position of the platform and the time spent in the target quadrant, and increase the freezing time...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518137/nerve-growth-factor-from-chinese-cobra-venom-stimulates-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Zhenhui Lu, Danqing Lei, Tongmeng Jiang, Lihui Yang, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Growth factors such as transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1), have critical roles in the regulation of the chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which promote cartilage repair. However, the clinical applications of the traditional growth factors are limited by their high cost, functional heterogeneity and unpredictable effects, such as cyst formation. It may be advantageous for cartilage regeneration to identify a low-cost substitute with greater chondral specificity and easy accessibility...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514742/effect-and-mechanism-of-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-signal-pathway-on-chronic-neuropathic-pain-and-spinal-microglia-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury
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Jian-Rong Guo, Huan Wang, Xiao-Ju Jin, Dong-Lin Jia, Xun Zhou, Qiang Tao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway on chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) and spinal microglia in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI). METHODS: Male SD rats were assigned into control, sham, CCI, wortmannin, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and wortmannin-positive control groups. Paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were recorded. qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to detect PI3K, Akt and mTOR expressions and their phosphorylation...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508312/trpc-channels-and-programmed-cell-death
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Jian Zhou, Yichang Jia
Neurotrophins, including nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), bind to their high-affinity receptors to promote neuronal survival during brain development. One of the key downstream pathways is the phospholipase C (PLC) pathway, which not only plays a central role in calcium release from internal store but also in activation of TRPC channels coupled with neurotrophin receptors. TRPC channels are required for the neurotrophin-mediated neuronal protective effects. In addition, activation of TRPC channels is able to protect neurons in the absence of neurotrophin...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506859/the-obstructed-bladder-expression-of-collagen-matrix-metalloproteinases-muscarinic-receptors-angiogenic-and-neurotrophic-factors-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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João Arthur Brunhara Alves Barbosa, Sabrina T Reis, Marco Nunes, Yuri A Ferreira, Katia R Leite, William C Nahas, Miguel Srougi, Alberto A Antunes
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate gene expression of Collagen, Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMP) and Inhibitors, Cholinergic Muscarinic Receptors (CHRM), Angiogenic and Nerve Growth Factors (NGF) in the bladder of patients with Bladder Outlet Obstruction due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia METHODS: We analyzed bladder specimens from 43 patients with obstructive BPH undergoing TURP as compared to 10 age-matched controls with IPSS<8 and prostate <30g. A bladder biopsy was performed for relative gene expression analysis with qRT-PCR of Collagens I and III, MMPs 1,2,9; Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases (TIMP) 1,2 and RECK; CHRM2 and -3; VEGF, CD105; NGF and NGF receptor...
May 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505030/association-between-neurotrophic-factor-expression-and-pain-related-behavior-induced-by-nucleus-pulposus-applied-to-rat-nerve-root
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Shinobu Seki, Miho Sekiguchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
STUDY DESIGN: An experimental animal study OBJECTIVE.: To investigate the relationship between pain-related behavior and the expression of neurotrophic factors in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord (SC) using a nucleus pulposus (NP) rat model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neurotrophic factors are released from activated glial cells and are associated with pain-related behavior. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor that is induced by inflammation...
April 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501999/elisa-for-monitoring-nerve-growth-factor
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Justin B Davis
Nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophin critical to neuronal viability, has become a popular research focus for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) allow the quantification of cellular proteins, such as NGF, secreted into conditioned culture media. However, off-the-shelf reagents and kit components may require optimization depending on the specific specimens and/or antibodies that will be utilized with the ELISA assay. Herein we describe a protocol for developing a sandwich ELISA, incorporating NGF-specific primary and secondary antibodies capable of detecting NGF at concentrations as low as 10 pg/mL...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499898/antidepressant-drugs-for-beta-amyloid-induced-depression-a-new-standpoint
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Schiavone Stefania, Tucci Paolo, Mhillaj Emanuela, Bove Maria, Trabace Luigia, Morgese Maria Grazia
Mounting evidence suggests that depression represents a risk factor and an early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neuropsychiatric symptoms may derive from neurobiological changes in specific brain areas and may be considered prodromal of dementia. We have previously reported the depressive-like profile in rats receiving a single intracerebroventricular injection of soluble amyloid beta protein (ßA). Here, we verified the effect of different classes of antidepressants on the ßA-induced depressive behavior and on cortical monoamine levels...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498887/sex-differences-in-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease-related-to-neurotrophin-gene-polymorphisms-the-cache-county-memory-study
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Joshua Matyi, JoAnn T Tschanz, Gail B Rattinger, Chelsea Sanders, E K Vernon, Chris Corcoran, John S K Kauwe, Mona Buhusi
Neurotrophins, including nerve-growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), have been implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Associations between AD and neurotrophin signaling genes have been inconsistent, with few studies examining sex differences in risk. We examined four single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in neurotrophin signaling (rs6265, rs56164415, rs2289656, rs2072446) and risk for AD by sex in a population-based sample of older adults. 3499 individuals without dementia at baseline [Mean (SD) age = 74...
May 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495385/derivatives-of-caffeic-acid-a-natural-antioxidant-as-the-basis-for-the-discovery-of-novel-nonpeptidic-neurotrophic-agents
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Fatemeh Moosavi, Razieh Hosseini, Hamid Rajaian, Tiago Silva, Diogo Magalhães E Silva, Luciano Saso, Najmeh Edraki, Ramin Miri, Fernanda Borges, Omidreza Firuzi
Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, threaten the lives of millions of people and the number of affected patients is constantly growing with the increase of the aging population. Small molecule neurotrophic agents represent promising therapeutics for the pharmacological management of neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, a series of caffeic acid amide analogues with variable alkyl chain lengths, including ACAF3 (C3), ACAF4 (C4), ACAF6 (C6), ACAF8 (C8) and ACAF12 (C12) were synthesized and their neurotrophic activity was examined by different methods in PC12 neuronal cells...
April 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494216/cough-reflex-hypersensitivity-a-role-for-neurotrophins
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Ahmed Z El-Hashim, Sahar M Jaffal
Cough is one of the most common complaints for which sufferers seek medical assistance. However, currently available drugs are not very effective in treating cough, particularly that which follows an upper respiratory tract infection. Nonetheless, there has been a significant increase in our understanding of the mechanisms and pathways of the defensive cough as well as the hypersensitive/pathophysiological cough, both at airway and central nervous system (CNS) levels. Numerous molecules and signaling pathways have been identified as potential targets for antitussive drugs, including neurotrophins (NTs)...
March 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493606/micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-to-predict-the-risk-of-urinary-retention-following-intradetrusor-onabotulinumtoxin-a-injection
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Christopher J Chermansky, Brian T Kadow, Mahendra Kashyap, Pradeep Tyagi
AIMS: MicroRNAs (miRs) control post-transcriptional gene expression, and this is relevant in understanding better chronic diseases and treatment outcomes. The role of miRs in the pathology and treatment outcomes of overactive bladder (OAB) is unknown. In this study, we assessed the differential expression of miRs in OAB patients responding with either normal or elevated post-void residual volumes (PVRs) ≥200 mL following intradetrusor injection of onabotulinumtoxin-A (onaBoNT-A). METHODS: Female OAB patients refractory to OAB drugs were consented for this study...
May 11, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492466/ngf-and-its-receptors-in-the-regulation-of-inflammatory-response
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REVIEW
Gaetana Minnone, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Luisa Bracci-Laudiero
There is growing interest in the complex relationship between the nervous and immune systems and how its alteration can affect homeostasis and result in the development of inflammatory diseases. A key mediator in cross-talk between the two systems is nerve growth factor (NGF), which can influence both neuronal cell function and immune cell activity. The up-regulation of NGF described in inflamed tissues of many diseases can regulate innervation and neuronal activity of peripheral neurons, inducing the release of immune-active neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, but can also directly influence innate and adaptive immune responses...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486560/analysis-of-aqueous-humor-concentrations-of-cytokines-in-retinoblastoma
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Yong Cheng, Shufeng Zheng, Chung-Ting Pan, Mengke Yuan, Libin Chang, Yuou Yao, Mingwei Zhao, Jianhong Liang
To investigate the components of the aqueous humor (AH) in patients with retinoblastoma (RB). We collected 0.1 ml AH of 35 children with RB and 20 patients with congenital cataracts as controls. Multiplex enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and Luminex xMAP technology were used to assess 45 cytokines/chemokines, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and acute-phase proteins in the identification cohort. The concentrations of IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IFN-γ, PIGF-1, VEGF-A, β-NGF, HGF, EGF and FGF-2 were significantly higher in the AH of patients with RB than those in the control group (P<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484859/effects-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-on-the-repair-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats-by-mediating-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Quan-Jun Deng, Xiao-Feng Xu, Jing Ren
Our study aims to investigate the effects of the SDF-1/CXCR4 axis on the repair of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats by mediating bone marrow derived from mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). Healthy male SD rats were collected, their tibiofibulars were removed, cultured, and BMSCs were collected. The expression of cell-surface molecular proteins was examined using flow cytometry. The mRNA and protein expression of CXCR4 in cells were tested using qRT-PCR and western blotting analysis. An electronic brain injury instrument was utilized to build TBI rat models and each rat was assigned into the experiment, positive control and control groups (10 rats in each group)...
May 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
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/28479215/local-injection-to-sciatic-nerve-of-dex-reduces-pain-behaviors-sgcs-activation-ngf-expression-and-sympathetic-sprouting-in-cci-rats
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Jing-Ru Wu, Hui Chen, Deng-Xin Zhang, Kai Jiang, Ying-Ying Yao, Ming-Ming Zhang, Bo Zhou, Jie Wang
Neuropathic pain has become an intractable health threat, with its profound effect on quality of life. Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) is evidenced to play a crucial role in neuropathic pain. The peripheral nociceptive afferents seem to be essential not only to initiate the process of neuropathic pain, but also to maintain and modulate it. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), a highly selective agonist of α2-adrenergic receptor (α2-AR), has provided significant analgesia in neuropathic pain. In the present study, we found that local injection to sciatic nerve of DEX alleviated heat hypersensitivity induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI)...
May 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470940/p2x7-receptor-inhibition-attenuated-sympathetic-nerve-sprouting-after-myocardial-infarction-via-the-nlrp3-il-1%C3%AE-pathway
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Jie Yin, Yu Wang, Hesheng Hu, Xiaolu Li, Mei Xue, Wenjuan Cheng, Ye Wang, Xinran Li, Na Yang, Yugen Shi, Suhua Yan
Mounting evidence supports the hypothesis that inflammation modulates sympathetic sprouting after myocardial infarction (MI). The myeloid P2X7 signal has been shown to activate the nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome, a master regulator of inflammation. We investigated whether P2X7 signal participated in the pathogenesis of sympathetic reinnervation after MI, and whether NLRP3/interleukin-1β (IL-1β) axis is involved in the process...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470720/ngf-promotes-mitochondrial-function-by-activating-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-tm4-sertoli-cells
#19
Y W Jiang, Y Zhao, S X Chen, L Chen, C J Li, X Zhou
Nerve growth factor (NGF), which is required for the survival and differentiation of the nervous system, has been proved to play important roles in male reproductive physiology. Several studies have focused on the roles of NGF in the testes. However, no study has reported on the mechanism of paracrine and autocrine actions of NGF in Sertoli cells. This study showed that NGF stimulated mitochondrial activity and biogenesis in TM4 Sertoli cells. Moreover, our results demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1α is a possible downstream key target of the NGF signalling pathway...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469474/in-vitro-neurotoxicity-resulting-from-exposure-of-cultured-neural-cells-to-several-types-of-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Stephen F Larner, Jonathan Wang, Jared Goodman, Megan B O'Donoghue Altman, Meiguo Xin, Kevin K W Wang
Laboratory and industrial production of various nanoparticles, single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs), fullerene (C60), cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots, carbon black (CB), and dye-doped silica nanospheres (NSs), has greatly increased in the past 15 years. However, little research has been done to analyze the toxicity of these materials. With recent studies showing that nano-substances can cross the blood-brain barrier, we examined the neurotoxicity of these manufactured nanoparticles. By employing the rat PC-12 neuronal-like cell line as the basis for our studies, we were able to evaluate the toxicity caused by these five nanoparticles...
2017: Journal of Cell Death
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