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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225915/exogenous-neuregulin-1-attenuates-stz-induced-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#1
Fang Zhou, Zhongyuan Xia, Kang Liu, Qin Zhou
Purpose: To investigate whether modulating NRG1 could attenuate diabetic neuropathic pain and analyze the underlying mechanism. Methods: Male SD rats were randomly divided into control group, diabetic group, NRG1 intervention group. After STZ-induced 2 weeks, NRG1 intervention daily for consecutive 7 days. 4 weeks after NRG1 intervention, both the mechanical withdrawal threshold and the morphological changes of the dorsal root ganglion and sural nerve were observed...
January 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218474/electrical-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-phenotypes-using-inkjet-printed-graphene-circuits
#2
Suprem R Das, Metin Uz, Shaowei Ding, Matthew T Lentner, John A Hondred, Allison A Cargill, Donald S Sakaguchi, Surya Mallapragada, Jonathan C Claussen
Graphene-based materials (GBMs) have displayed tremendous promise for use as neurointerfacial substrates as they enable favorable adhesion, growth, proliferation, spreading, and migration of immobilized cells. This study reports the first case of the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into Schwann cell (SC)-like phenotypes through the application of electrical stimuli from a graphene-based electrode. Electrical differentiation of MSCs into SC-like phenotypes is carried out on a flexible, inkjet-printed graphene interdigitated electrode (IDE) circuit that is made highly conductive (sheet resistance < 1 kΩ/sq) via a postprint pulse-laser annealing process...
February 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215292/emergent-role-of-coronin-1a-in-neuronal-signaling
#3
M Martorella, K Barford, B Winkler, C D Deppmann
The Coronin family of proteins were first noted for their role in pathogen-host interactions and for modulating actin dynamics. Recently, however, Coronins have been found in a greater variety of cell types, and novel roles for the Coronins within the nervous system have been discovered. In the immune system, Coronin-1a enables Mycobacterium tuberculosis to evade lysosomal destruction. This activity appears to be analogous to protection of the NGF-TrkA signaling endosome during sympathetic nervous system development that is required for survival signaling...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213098/gelatin-based-3d-conduits-for-transdifferentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-phenotypes
#4
Metin Uz, Melda Buyukoz, Anup D Sharma, Donald S Sakaguchi, Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya, Surya K Mallapragada
: In this study, gelatin-based 3D conduits with three different microstructures (nanofibrous, macroporous and ladder-like) were fabricated for the first time via combined molding and thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) technique for peripheral nerve regeneration. The effects of conduit microstructure and mechanical properties on the transdifferentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into Schwann cell (SC) like phenotypes were examined to help facilitate neuroregeneration and understand material-cell interfaces...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211272/effects-of-dimethyloxalylglycine-embedded-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-fiber-meshes-on-wound-healing-in-diabetic-rats
#5
Qiankun Zhang, Joung-Hwan Oh, Chan Ho Park, Jeong-Hwa Baek, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Kyung Mi Woo
Impaired wound healing in diabetic patients is associated with altered inflammatory responses, poor angiogenesis, deficient extracellular matrix (ECM) component, and peripheral neuropathy. To develop a wound dressing that is capable of the controlled delivery of bioactive small molecules that can improve diabetic wound healing, dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG)-embedded poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) fiber (PCLF/DMOG) meshes are fabricated by electrospinning, and the effects of the PCLF/DMOG meshes on wound healing in diabetic rats are evaluated...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210618/an-optimized-procedure-for-the-site-directed-labeling-of-ngf-and-prongf-for-imaging-purposes
#6
Pierluigi Di Matteo, Mariantonietta Calvello, Stefano Luin, Laura Marchetti, Antonino Cattaneo
Neurotrophins are growth factors of fundamental importance for the development, survival and maintenance of different neuronal and non-neuronal populations. Over the years, the use of labeled neurotrophins has helped in the study of their biological functions, leading to a better understanding of the processes that regulate their transport, traffic, and signaling. However, the diverse and heterogeneous neurotrophin labeling strategies adopted so far have often led to poorly reproducible protocols and sometimes conflicting conclusions...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208669/the-role-of-nerve-growth-factor-ngf-and-its-precursor-forms-in-oral-wound-healing
#7
REVIEW
Karl Schenck, Olav Schreurs, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Kristen Helgeland
Nerve growth factor (NGF) and its different precursor forms are secreted into human saliva by salivary glands and are also produced by an array of cells in the tissues of the oral cavity. The major forms of NGF in human saliva are forms of pro-nerve growth factor (pro-NGF) and not mature NGF. The NGF receptors tropomyosin-related kinase A (TrkA) and p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) are widely expressed on cells in the soft tissues of the human oral cavity, including keratinocytes, endothelial cells, fibroblasts and leukocytes, and in ductal and acinar cells of all types of salivary glands...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197073/association-of-trka-and-app-is-promoted-by-ngf-and-reduced-by-cell-death-promoting-agents
#8
Nadia Canu, Ilaria Pagano, Luca Rosario La Rosa, Marsha Pellegrino, Maria Teresa Ciotti, Delio Mercanti, Fabiola Moretti, Valentina Sposato, Viviana Triaca, Carla Petrella, Ichiro N Maruyama, Andrea Levi, Pietro Calissano
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) interacts with the tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) in normal rat, mouse, and human brain tissue but not in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain tissue. However, it has not been reported whether the two proteins interact directly, and if so, which domains are involved. Clarifying these points will increase our understanding of the role and regulation of the TrkA/APP interaction in normal brain functioning as well as in AD. Here we addressed these questions using bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) and the proximity ligation assay (PLA)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195068/expression-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-rat-stomach-implications-for-interactions-between-endothelial-neural-and-epithelial-cells
#9
A S Tarnawski, A Ahluwalia, M K Jones, T Brzozowski
: This study was aimed to determine the expression and localization of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the gastric mucosa. Transmural gastric specimens were obtained from euthanized rats. STUDIES: 1) expression of NGF and TrkA receptor by Western blotting; 2) histological evaluation of gastric wall architecture; 3) expression of NGF using immunostaining. Immunostaining showed strong and differential expression of NGF in neural elements of gastric myenteric and submucosal plexuses; in epithelial cells: mainly in chief and progenitor cells, in enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells; and, in endothelial cells (ECs) lining blood vessels...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193508/renal-sympathetic-stimulation-and-ablation-affect-ventricular-arrhythmia-by-modulating-autonomic-activity-in-a-cesium-induced-long-qt-canine-model
#10
Lilei Yu, Bing Huang, Xiaoya Zhou, Songyun Wang, Zhuo Wang, Menglong Wang, Xuefei Li, Liping Zhou, Guannan Meng, Shenxu Yuan, Yuhong Wang, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Our previous studies have shown that renal sympathetic stimulation (RS) may facilitate ischemic ventricular arrhythmia (VA) by increasing left stellate ganglion (LSG) nerve activity, while renal sympathetic ablation (RA) may suppress VA. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate whether renal sympathetic interventions could also affect VA by modulating LSG activity in a cesium-induced long QT canine model. METHODS: Twenty-four dogs were randomly divided into RS group (n=8), RA group (n=8), and control group (n=8)...
February 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193218/a-combined-model-reduction-algorithm-for-controlled-biochemical-systems
#11
Thomas J Snowden, Piet H van der Graaf, Marcus J Tindall
BACKGROUND: Systems Biology continues to produce increasingly large models of complex biochemical reaction networks. In applications requiring, for example, parameter estimation, the use of agent-based modelling approaches, or real-time simulation, this growing model complexity can present a significant hurdle. Often, however, not all portions of a model are of equal interest in a given setting. In such situations methods of model reduction offer one possible approach for addressing the issue of complexity by seeking to eliminate those portions of a pathway that can be shown to have the least effect upon the properties of interest...
February 13, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186672/bladder-transplantation-of-amniotic-fluid-stem-cell-may-ameliorate-bladder-dysfunction-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rat
#12
Ching-Chung Liang, S W Steven Shaw, Yung-Hsin Huang, Yi-Hao Lin, Tsong-Hai Lee
The objective is to investigate whether human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFSCs) grafting into the bladder may influence bladder functional and molecular changes in an animal stroke model. Female rats were divided into three groups: sham, middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) alone, and MCAO plus 1 × 10(6) hAFSCs transplanting into bladder wall. Bladder function was analyzed by cystometry at days 3 and 10 after MCAO. The expressions of bladder nerve growth factor (NGF), M2-muscarinic, M3-muscarinic, and P2X1 receptors were measured by immunohistochemistry and real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184326/does-endurance-training-compensate-for-neurotrophin-deficiency-following-diabetic-neuropathy
#13
Rasoul Eslami, Reza Gharakhanlou, Abdolreza Kazemi, Amir Bahador Dakhili, Ghazaleh Sorkhkamanzadeh, Ayob Sheikhy
BACKGROUND: A lack of neurotrophic support is believed to contribute to the development of diabetic neuropathy. On the other hand, neurotrophins have consistently been shown to increase in the central and peripheral nervous system following exercise, but the effects of exercise intervention on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in diabetic neuropathy are not understood. OBJECTIVES: This experimental study was designed and carried out at the Tarbiat Modares university (TMU) in Tehran, Iran, to investigate the hypothesis that increased activity as endurance training can help to increase the endogenous expression of neurotrophins in diabetic rats...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181685/effects-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-stimulation-in-a-rat-model-of-non-bacterial-prostatic-inflammation
#14
Shinsuke Mizoguchi, Kenichi Mori, Zhou Wang, Teresa Liu, Yasuhito Funahashi, Fuminori Sato, Donald B DeFranco, Naoki Yoshimura, Hiromitsu Mimata
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence showing that chronic non-bacterial prostatic inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). It has also been reported that estrogen receptor β (ERβ) could have an immunoprotective role in prostatic tissue. Therefore, we investigated the effect of ERβ-activation on not only prostatic inflammation, but also bladder overactive conditions in a rat model with nonbacterial prostatic inflammation...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179636/association-of-urinary-nerve-growth-factor-levels-with-erectile-function-in-young-men-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#15
C-C Wang, C-H Liao, H-T Liu, J-M Lin, H-C Kuo
We investigated urine nerve growth factor (NGF) levels and erectile dysfunction in diabetic men <45 years of age. Urinary NGF levels were measured in 72 diabetic men and 20 control subjects without lower urinary tract symptoms or erectile dysfunction. Participants were evaluated using the International Prostate Symptom Score, quality of life index, Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS), the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire (IIEF-5), the patient perception of bladder condition questionnaire, measurement of flow rate and post-void residual urine volume...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178290/prenatal-exposure-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-alters-postnatal-immunity-and-airway-smooth-muscle-contractility-during-early-life-reinfections
#16
Paul M Brown, Terri J Harford, Vandana Agrawal, Belinda Yen-Lieberman, Fariba Rezaee, Giovanni Piedimonte
Maternal viral infections can have pathological effects on the developing fetus which last long after birth. Recently, maternal-fetal transmission of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was shown to cause postnatal airway hyperreactivity (AHR) during primary early-life reinfection; however, the influence of prenatal exposure to RSV on offspring airway immunity and smooth muscle contractility during recurrent postnatal reinfections remains unknown. Therefore, we sought to determine whether maternal RSV infection impairs specific aspects of cell-mediated offspring immunity during early-life reinfections and the mechanisms leading to AHR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178213/neurotrophic-factors-ngf-gdnf-and-ntn-selectively-modulate-hsv1-and-hsv2-lytic-infection-and-reactivation-in-primary-adult-sensory-and-autonomic-neurons
#17
Andy A Yanez, Telvin Harrell, Heather J Sriranganathan, Angela M Ives, Andrea S Bertke
Herpes simplex viruses (HSV1 and HSV2) establish latency in peripheral ganglia after ocular or genital infection, and can reactivate to produce different patterns and frequencies of recurrent disease. Previous studies showed that nerve growth factor (NGF) maintains HSV1 latency in embryonic sympathetic and sensory neurons. However, adult sensory neurons are no longer dependent on NGF for survival, some populations cease expression of NGF receptors postnatally, and the viruses preferentially establish latency in different populations of sensory neurons responsive to other neurotrophic factors (NTFs)...
February 7, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174025/effects-of-liposome-based-local-suppression-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-the-bladder-on-autonomic-dysreflexia-during-urinary-bladder-distention-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Katsumi Kadekawa, Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, Naoki Wada, Takahiro Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Majima, Pradeep Tyagi, William C de Groat, Kimio Sugaya, Naoki Yoshimura
PURPOSE: To examine (1) whether spinal cord injury (SCI) time-dependently increases the severity of autonomic dysreflexia (AD) and expression levels of bladder nerve growth factor (NGF) protein, and (2) whether local suppression of NGF in the bladder improves SCI-induced AD in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SCI was produced by the transection of the T2/3 spinal cord in female Sprague-Dawley rats. At 4 or 8weeks after SCI, differences in the mean arterial blood pressure (ΔMAP) and heart rate (ΔMHR) during graded increases in intravesical pressure to 20, 40 and 60cm H2O from those before bladder distention and NGF protein levels in the bladder wall were evaluated in spinal intact and SCI rats under urethane anesthesia...
February 4, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165391/charcot-marie-tooth-2b-peripheral-sensory-neuropathy-how-rab7-mutations-impact-ngf-signaling
#19
REVIEW
Harry Liu, Chengbiao Wu
Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2B peripheral sensory neuropathy (CMT2B) is a debilitating autosomal dominant hereditary sensory neuropathy. Patients with this disease lose pain sensation and frequently need amputation. Axonal dysfunction and degeneration of peripheral sensory neurons is a major clinical manifestation of CMT2B. However, the cellular and molecular pathogenic mechanisms remain undefined. CMT2B is caused by missense point mutations (L129F, K157N, N161T/I, V162M) in Rab7 GTPase. Strong evidence suggests that the Rab7 mutation(s) enhances the cellular levels of activated Rab7 proteins, thus resulting in increased lysosomal activity and autophagy...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163105/nerve-growth-factor-derivative-ngf61-100-promotes-outgrowth-of-primary-sensory-neurons-with-reduced-signs-of-nociceptive-sensitization
#20
C Severini, P Petrocchi Passeri, M T Ciotti, F Florenzano, C Petrella, F Malerba, B Bruni, M D'Onofrio, I Arisi, R Brandi, R Possenti, P Calissano, A Cattaneo
Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is being considered as a therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer's disease. However, the development of an NGF-based therapy is limited by its potent pain activity. We have developed a "painless" derivative form of human NGF (NGF61/100), characterized by identical neurotrophic properties but a reduced nociceptive sensitization activity in vivo. Here we characterized the response of rat dorsal root ganglia neurons (DRG) to the NGF derivative NGF61/100, in comparison to that of control NGF (NGF61), analyzing the expression of noxious pro-nociceptive mediators...
February 2, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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