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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740732/low-molecular-weight-ngf-mimetic-corrects-the-cognitive-deficit-and-depression-like-behavior-in-experimental-diabetes
#1
R U Ostrovskaya, S S Yagubova, T A Gudasheva, S B Seredenin
Based on the comorbidity of diabetes, depression, and dementia and recognizing that a deficiency of the nerve growth factor (NGF) is involved in all of these kinds of pathologies, we studied the effect of the mimetic of dimeric dipeptide NGF loop 4, GK-2, on a model of streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetes in C57Bl/6 mice. GK-2 [hexamethylenediamide bis-(N-monosuccinyl-glutamyl-lysine)] was synthesized at the V.V. Zakusov Scientific Research Institute of Pharmacology. The study revealed the ability of GK-2 to ameliorate hyperglycemia induced by streptozotocine (STZ 100 mg/kg i...
April 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737124/distribution-and-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-nerve-growth-factor-and-neurotrophic-factor-3-in-refractory-epilepsy-associated-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#2
Feng Wang, Yuanxiang Lin, Dezhi Kang, Fuxiang Chen, Kun Lin, Xingfen Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and distribution of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), and neurotrophic factor-3 (NT-3) in refractory epilepsy-associated type I focal cortical dysplasia (FCD I) and FCD IIA patients, and to explore their effects on pathogenesis of FCD I and FCD IIA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 19 subjects who received surgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, China between June 2010 and May 2012, were enrolled in this study...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722336/evidence-for-the-modulation-of-nociception-in-mice-by-central-mast-cells
#3
C L Kissel, K J Kovács, A A Larson
BACKGROUND: Hyperalgesia that develops following nerve ligation corresponds temporally and in magnitude with the number of thalamic mast cells located contralateral to the ligature. We tested the possibility that mast cells modulate nociception centrally, similar to their role in the periphery. METHODS: We examined the central effect of two hyperalgesic compounds that induce mast cell degranulation and of stabilized mast cells using cromolyn. RESULTS: Thermal hyperalgesia (tail flick) induced by nerve growth factor (NGF, a neurotrophic compound) and mechanical hyperalgesia (von Frey) induced by dynorphin A (1-17) (opioid compound) each correlated with the per cent of thalamic mast cells that were degranulated...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722246/delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-decreases-masticatory-muscle-sensitization-in-female-rats-through-peripheral-cannabinoid-receptor-activation
#4
H Wong, S Hossain, B E Cairns
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether intramuscular injection of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by acting on peripheral cannabinoid (CB) receptors, could decrease nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced sensitization in female rat masseter muscle; a model which mimics the symptoms of myofascial temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to explore the peripheral expression of cannabinoid receptors in the masseter muscle while behavioural and electrophysiology experiments were employed to assess the functional effects of intramuscular injection of THC...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715593/physical-exercise-improves-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-gene-expression-in-rat-hippocampal-tissue
#5
F Franzoni, G Federighi, J Fusi, E Cerri, R Banducci, A Petrocchi, A Innocenti, C Pruneti, S Daniele, S Pellegrini, C Martini, R Scuri, F Galetta
Exercise may exert beneficial effects on cognitive functions and play an important role in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Such effects seem to be mediated by changes in anti-oxidative status, but limited information is available on the nature of molecular pathways supporting the antioxidant effects of exercise in the brain. In this study 3-5-month-old male Wistar albino rats were subjected to three times/week moderate intensity exercise on a rodent treadmill for a period of 6 weeks. The tissue antioxidant activity towards various reactive oxygen species (ROS) was determined in the hippocampus...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713816/effect-of-the-camelid-s-seminal-plasma-ovulation-inducing-factor-%C3%AE-ngf-a-kisspeptin-target-hypothesis
#6
REVIEW
Khalid El Allali, Najlae El Bousmaki, Hassan Ainani, Valérie Simonneaux
Female mammals are classified into spontaneous and induced ovulators based on the mechanism eliciting ovulation. Ovulation in spontaneous species (e.g., human, sheep, cattle, horse, pigs, and most rodents) occurs at regular intervals and depends upon the circulating estradiol. However, in induced ovulators (e.g., rabbits, ferrets, cats, and camelids), ovulation is associated with coitus. In the later, various factors have been proposed to trigger ovulation, including auditory, visual, olfactory, and mechanic stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713531/the-effects-of-fasting-during-ramadan-on-the-concentration-of-serotonin-dopamine-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nerve-growth-factor
#7
Abdolhossein Bastani, Sadegh Rajabi, Fatemeh Kianimarkani
Neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors are signaling molecules that play a crucial role in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and functions of neurons. It is believed that caloric restriction could help the health of the nervous system by affecting the synthesis of neurotrophins and neurotransmitter and oxygen radical metabolism. The objective was to investigate the plasma levels of serotonin, dopamine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in 29 healthy fasted subjects (22 women and 7 men) during the month of fasting in Ramadan...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710024/intranasal-nerve-growth-factor-attenuating-the-seizure-onset-via-p75r-caspase-pathway-in-the-experimental-epilepsy
#8
Jing'an Lei, Fang Feng, Yuanyuan Duan, Feng Xu, Zhiguang Liu, Lifei Lian, Qiming Liang, Na Zhang, Furong Wang
BACKGROUND: Nerve growth factor (NGF) shows neuroprotection while it is hard to cross the blood-brain barrier due to its large molecular weight. Our study used intranasal delivery of NGF to treat the experimental epilepsy. METHODS: The seizure was induced by injection of pentylenetetrazol (40mg/kg) into the rat. Based on the behavior performance, the successful models were randomized into control and NGF groups, given medium or NGF intranasally, respectively. The onset and duration of seizure were recorded...
July 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703796/p75-ntr-antagonists-attenuate-photoreceptor-cell-loss-in-murine-models-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
#9
María Platón-Corchado, Pablo F Barcelona, Sean Jmaeff, Miguel Marchena, Alberto M Hernández-Pinto, Catalina Hernández-Sánchez, H Uri Saragovi, Enrique J de la Rosa
ProNGF signaling through p75(NTR) has been associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) comprises a group of inherited retinal dystrophies that causes progressive photoreceptor cell degeneration and death, at a rate dependent on the genetic mutation. There are more than 300 mutations causing RP, and this is a challenge to therapy. Our study was designed to explore a common mechanism for p75(NTR) in the progression of RP, and assess its potential value as a therapeutic target. The proNGF/p75(NTR) system is present in the dystrophic retina of the rd10 RP mouse model...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701747/neap-dusp26-suppresses-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-and-regulates-neuronal-development-in-zebrafish
#10
Chi-Hwa Yang, Yu-Jung Yeh, Jiz-Yuh Wang, Ya-Wen Liu, Yen-Lin Chen, Hui-Wen Cheng, Chun-Mei Cheng, Yung-Jen Chuang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh, Yi-Rong Chen
Expression of neuroendocrine-associated phosphatase (NEAP, also named as dual specificity phosphatase 26, [DUSP26]) is restricted to neuroendocrine tissues. We found that NEAP, but not its phosphatase-defective mutant, suppressed nerve growth factor (NGF) receptor TrkA and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) activation in PC12 cells upon NGF stimulation. Conversely, suppressing NEAP expression by RNA interference enhanced TrkA and FGFR1 phosphorylation. NEAP was capable of de-phosphorylating TrkA and FGFR1 directly in vitro...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701524/nanoparticles-increase-human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-susceptibility-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-via-nerve-growth-factor-induced-autophagy
#11
Sreeparna Chakraborty, Vincent Castranova, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Cytotoxic and neuroinflammatory effects of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NP) in human airways are mediated by nerve growth factor (NGF), which is also implicated in the pathophysiology of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. We tested the hypothesis that exposure to TiO2-NP results in increased susceptibility to RSV infection and exacerbation of airway inflammation via NGF-mediated induction of autophagy in lower respiratory tract cells. Human primary bronchial epithelial cells were exposed to TiO2-NP for 24 h prior to infection with recombinant red RSV (rrRSV)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694020/transdifferentiation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-secreting-mesenchymal-stem-cells-significantly-enhance-bdnf-secretion-and-schwann-cell-marker-proteins
#12
Metzere Bierlein De la Rosa, Anup D Sharma, Surya K Mallapragada, Donald S Sakaguchi
The use of genetically modified mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a rapidly growing area of research targeting delivery of therapeutic factors for neuro-repair. Cells can be programmed to hypersecrete various growth/trophic factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) to promote regenerative neurite outgrowth. In addition to genetic modifications, MSCs can be subjected to transdifferentiation protocols to generate neural cell types to physically and biologically support nerve regeneration...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685530/early-and-late-behavioral-changes-in-sciatic-nerve-injury-may-be-modulated-by-nerve-growth-factor-and-substance-p-in-rats-a-chronic-constriction-injury-long-term-evaluation
#13
J T Da Silva, B G Evangelista, R A G Venega, M E Oliveira, M Chacur
Chronic constriction injury (CCI) simulates the symptoms of chronic nerve compression, which is characterized by allodynia and hyperalgesia. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is released after nerve injury by immune and Schwann cells and transported in retrograde fashion to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), resulting in increased synthesis of Substance P (SP) and the triggering of neuropathic pain. Here we performed long-term evaluation of allodynia and hyperalgesia in a CCI model, and evaluated the effects of NGF and SP on the peripheral and central nervous systems...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680400/a-novel-small-molecule-gdnf-receptor-ret-agonist-bt13-promotes-neurite-growth-from-sensory-neurons-in-vitro-and-attenuates-experimental-neuropathy-in-the-rat
#14
Yulia A Sidorova, Maxim M Bespalov, Agnes W Wong, Oleg Kambur, Viljami Jokinen, Tuomas O Lilius, Ilida Suleymanova, Gunnar Karelson, Pekka V Rauhala, Mati Karelson, Peregrine B Osborne, Janet R Keast, Eija A Kalso, Mart Saarma
Neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage is a common and severe class of chronic pain. Disease-modifying clinical therapies are needed as current treatments typically provide only symptomatic relief; show varying clinical efficacy; and most have significant adverse effects. One approach is targeting either neurotrophic factors or their receptors that normalize sensory neuron function and stimulate regeneration after nerve damage. Two candidate targets are glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and artemin (ARTN), as these GDNF family ligands (GFLs) show efficacy in animal models of neuropathic pain (Boucher et al...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679437/individual-and-co-expression-patterns-of-nerve-growth-factor-and-heme-oxygenase-1-predict-shorter-survival-of-gastric-carcinoma-patients
#15
Sang Jae Noh, Kyoung Min Kim, Kyu Yun Jang
BACKGROUND: Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor which regulates cell development and proliferation. Recently, it has been suggested that NGF induces heme oxygenase-1 (HO1) expression, and that both NGF and HO1 are involved in the progression of malignant human tumors. However, exact roles of NGF and HO1 in tumorigenesis remain controversial. Therefore, we investigated the expression and correlation of NGF and HO1 in human gastric carcinoma tissues. METHODS: We examined immunohistochemical expression of NGF and HO1 in 167 gastric carcinomas and compared with various prognostic clinicopathological factors...
July 5, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677145/nerve-growth-factor-regulation-and-production-by-macrophages-in-osteoarthritic-synovium
#16
S Takano, K Uchida, G Inoue, M Miyagi, J Aikawa, D Iwase, K Iwabuchi, T Matsumoto, M Satoh, M Mukai, A Minatani, M Takaso
Nerve growth factor (NGF) functions to modulate osteoarthritis (OA)-associated pain. Although recent studies suggest that tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-1β mediate NGF activity in human synovial fibroblasts, the regulation of NGF expression in human synovial macrophages remains unclear. Here, we examined the role of macrophages in the production and regulation of synovial (SYN) NGF in osteoarthritic knee joints by examining the mRNA expression of TNF-α and IL-1β in freshly isolated CD14-positive (macrophage-rich fraction) and CD14-negative cells (fibroblast-rich fraction) in synovial tissue from OA patients by quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
July 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674170/the-mnk-eif4e-signaling-axis-contributes-to-injury-induced-nociceptive-plasticity-and-the-development-of-chronic-pain
#17
Jamie K Moy, Arkady Khoutorsky, Marina N Asiedu, Bryan J Black, Jasper L Kuhn, Paulino Barragán-Iglesias, Salim Megat, Michael D Burton, Carolina C Burgos-Vega, Ohannes K Melemedjian, Scott Boitano, Josef Vagner, Christos G Gkogkas, Joseph J Pancrazio, Jeffrey S Mogil, Gregory Dussor, Nahum Sonenberg, Theodore J Price
Injury-induced sensitization of nociceptors contributes to pain states and the development of chronic pain. Inhibiting activity-dependent mRNA translation through mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways blocks the development of nociceptor sensitization. These pathways convergently signal to the eukaryotic translation initiation factor (eIF) 4F complex to regulate sensitization of nociceptors but the details of this process are ill-defined. Here we investigated the hypothesis that phosphorylation of the 5' cap-binding protein, eIF4E, by its specific kinase MAPK interacting kinase (MNK) 1/2 is a key factor in nociceptor sensitization and the development of chronic pain...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673205/nerve-growth-factor-is-associated-with-sexual-pain-in-women-with-endometriosis
#18
Bo Peng, Hong Zhan, Fahad Alotaibi, Ghadeer M Alkusayer, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Paul J Yong
Endometriosis is present in 1 in 10 reproductive-age women, and half experience deep dyspareunia (pelvic pain with sexual intercourse). Our objective was to investigate nerve growth factor (NGF) and its receptors (TrkA/p75NTR) in endometriosis-associated deep dyspareunia. A total of 32 women with endometriosis in the posterior pelvic compartment (cul-de-sac/uterosacrals) were included, either with (n = 17) or without (n = 15) deep dyspareunia symptoms confirmed by endovaginal ultrasound-assisted palpation on examination...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671636/neuroprotective-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-through-attenuation-of-jnk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling
#19
Lalita Subedi, Ramu Venkatesan, Sun Yeou Kim
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), present in Wasabia japonica (wasabi), is an aliphatic isothiocyanate derived from the precursor sinigrin, which is a glucosinolate present in vegetables of the Brassica family. Traditionally, it has been used to treat rheumatic arthralgia, blood circulation, and pain. This study focuses on its anti-apoptotic activity through the regulation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation. Furthermore, we assessed its neuroprotective efficacy, which it achieves through the upregulation of nerve growth factor (NGF) production...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670416/correlation-among-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-levels-degree-of-disk-degeneration-and-predominant-clinical-symptoms-in-patients-with-degenerated-intervertebral-discs
#20
Takeshi Sainoh, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Go Kubota, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation among inflammatory cytokine expression levels, degree of intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration, and predominant clinical symptoms observed in degenerative disk disease (DDD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Low back pain (LBP) is associated with inflammatory cytokine expression levels, including those of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and nerve growth factor (NGF)...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
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