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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324222/bdnf-mrna-splice-variants-differentially-impact-ca1-and-ca3-dendrite-complexity-and-spine-morphology-in-the-hippocampus
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Kristen R Maynard, John W Hobbs, Mahima Sukumar, Alisha S Kardian, Dennisse V Jimenez, Robert J Schloesser, Keri Martinowich
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is an activity-dependent neurotrophin critical for neuronal plasticity in the hippocampus. BDNF is encoded by multiple transcripts with alternative 5' untranslated regions (5'UTRS) that display activity-induced targeting to distinct subcellular compartments. While individual Bdnf 5'UTR transcripts influence dendrite morphology in cultured hippocampal neurons, it is unknown whether Bdnf splice variants impact dendrite arborization in functional classes of neurons in the intact hippocampus...
March 21, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319837/kalirin-reduction-rescues-psychosis-associated-behavioral-deficits-in-appswe-psen1de9-transgenic-mice
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Josh M Krivinko, Susan L Erickson, Eric E Abrahamson, Zachary P Wills, Milos D Ikonomovic, Peter Penzes, Robert A Sweet
Psychosis in Alzheimer's disease (AD+P) represents a distinct clinical and neurobiological AD phenotype and is associated with more rapid cognitive decline, higher rates of abnormal behaviors, and increased caregiver burden compared with AD without psychosis. On a molecular level, AD+P is associated with greater reductions in the protein kalirin, a guanine exchange factor which has also been linked to the psychotic disease, schizophrenia. In this study, we sought to determine the molecular and behavioral consequences of kalirin reduction in APPswe/PSEN1dE9 mice...
February 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316877/progression-of-pro23his-retinopathy-in-a-miniature-swine-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Patrick A Scott, Juan P Fernandez de Castro, Paul J DeMarco, Jason W Ross, Josephat Njoka, Eric Walters, Randall S Prather, Maureen A McCall, Henry J Kaplan
PURPOSE: We characterize the progression of retinopathy in Filial 1 (F1) progeny of a transgenic (Tg) founder miniswine exhibiting severe Pro23His (P23H) retinopathy. METHODS: The F1 TgP23H miniswine progeny were created by crossing TgP23H founder miniswine 53-1 with wild type (WT) inbred miniature swine. Scotopic (rod-driven) and photopic (cone-driven) retinal functions were evaluated in F1 TgP23H and WT littermates using full field electroretinograms (ffERGs) at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 months of age, as well as the Tg founder miniswine at 6 years of age...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315308/target-specific-alterations-in-the-vip-inhibitory-drive-to-hippocampal-gabaergic-cells-after-status-epilepticus
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Linda Suzanne David, Lisa Topolnik
Status epilepticus (SE) is associated with complex reorganization of hippocampal circuits involving a significant loss of specific subtypes of GABAergic interneurons. While adaptive circuit plasticity may increase the chances for recruitment of surviving interneurons, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. We studied the alterations in the inhibitory tone received by the hippocampal CA1 oriens/alveus (O/A) interneurons from the vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)- and calretinin (CR)-expressing interneurons using the pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) model of epilepsy...
March 14, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303965/effect-of-1-8%C3%A2-ghz-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-radiation-on-novel-object-associative-recognition-memory-in-mice
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Kai Wang, Jun-Mei Lu, Zhen-He Xing, Qian-Ru Zhao, Lin-Qi Hu, Lei Xue, Jie Zhang, Yan-Ai Mei
Mounting evidence suggests that exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) can influence learning and memory in rodents. In this study, we examined the effects of single exposure to 1.8 GHz RF-EMR for 30 min on subsequent recognition memory in mice, using the novel object recognition task (NORT). RF-EMR exposure at an intensity of >2.2 W/kg specific absorption rate (SAR) power density induced a significant density-dependent increase in NORT index with no corresponding changes in spontaneous locomotor activity...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302385/primary-cutaneous-interdigitating-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-is-a-morphologic-and-phenotypic-simulator-of-poorly-differentiated-metastatic-melanoma-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Cynthia M Magro, Luke C Olson, Gerard Nuovo, Garron J Solomon
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDS) is a rare form of hematologic malignancy associated with an aggressive clinical course. Only 4 prior cases have been described as originating in the skin. We encountered two male patients ages 47 and 61years of age who presented with solitary cutaneous neoplasms diagnosed as IDS. Histologic exam showed a coalescing nested and multinodular proliferation of large pleomorphic epithelioid cells. In one case an initial diagnosis of melanoma was rendered. A recurrence 8months later was then interpreted as a primary cutaneous IDS...
February 20, 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298884/physical-exercise-restores-the-generation-of-newborn-neurons-in-an-animal-model-of-chronic-epilepsy
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Fabricio N Mendonça, Luiz E C Santos, Antônio M Rodrigues, Sérgio Gomes da Silva, Ricardo M Arida, Gilcélio A da Silveira, Fulvio A Scorza, Antônio-Carlos G Almeida
Neurogenesis impairment is associated with the chronic phase of the epilepsy in humans and also observed in animal models. Recent studies with animal models have shown that physical exercise is capable of improving neurogenesis in adult subjects, alleviating cognitive impairment and depression. Here, we show that there is a reduction in the generation of newborn granule cells in the dentate gyrus of adult rats subjected to a chronic model of epilepsy during the postnatal period of brain development. We also show that the physical exercise was capable to restore the number of newborn granule cells in this animals to the level observed in the control group...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293175/two-photon-na-imaging-reports-somatically-evoked-action-potentials-in-rat-olfactory-bulb-mitral-and-granule-cell-neurites
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Tiffany Ona-Jodar, Niklas J Gerkau, S Sara Aghvami, Christine R Rose, Veronica Egger
Dendrodendritic synaptic interactions are a hallmark of neuronal processing in the vertebrate olfactory bulb. Many classes of olfactory bulb neurons including the principal mitral cells (MCs) and the axonless granule cells (GCs) dispose of highly efficient propagation of action potentials (AP) within their dendrites, from where they can release transmitter onto each other. So far, backpropagation in GC dendrites has been investigated indirectly via Ca(2+) imaging. Here, we used two-photon Na(+) imaging to directly report opening of voltage-gated sodium channels due to AP propagation in both cell types...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287556/in-utero-electroporation-approaches-to-study-the-excitability-of-neuronal-subpopulations-and-single-cell-connectivity
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Carlos G Briz, Marta Navarrete, José A Esteban, Marta Nieto
The nervous system is composed of an enormous range of distinct neuronal types. These neuronal subpopulations are characterized by, among other features, their distinct dendritic morphologies, their specific patterns of axonal connectivity, and their selective firing responses. The molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for these aspects of differentiation during development are still poorly understood. Here, we describe combined protocols for labeling and characterizing the structural connectivity and excitability of cortical neurons...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287546/large-scale-reconstructions-and-independent-unbiased-clustering-based-on-morphological-metrics-to-classify-neurons-in-selective-populations
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Elise M Bragg, Farran Briggs
This protocol outlines large-scale reconstructions of neurons combined with the use of independent and unbiased clustering analyses to create a comprehensive survey of the morphological characteristics observed among a selective neuronal population. Combination of these techniques constitutes a novel approach for the collection and analysis of neuroanatomical data. Together, these techniques enable large-scale, and therefore more comprehensive, sampling of selective neuronal populations and establish unbiased quantitative methods for describing morphologically unique neuronal classes within a population...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287464/neuropeptide-vgf-promotes-maturation-of-hippocampal-dendrites-that-is-reduced-by-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms
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Joseph Behnke, Aneesha Cheedalla, Vatsal Bhatt, Maysa Bhat, Shavonne Teng, Alicia Palmieri, Charles Christian Windon, Smita Thakker-Varia, Janet Alder
The neuropeptide VGF (non-acronymic) is induced by brain-derived neurotrophic factor and promotes hippocampal neurogenesis, as well as synaptic activity. However, morphological changes induced by VGF have not been elucidated. Developing hippocampal neurons were exposed to VGF through bath application or virus-mediated expression in vitro. VGF-derived peptide, TLQP-62, enhanced dendritic branching, and outgrowth. Furthermore, VGF increased dendritic spine density and the proportion of immature spines. Spine formation was associated with increased synaptic protein expression and co-localization of pre- and postsynaptic markers...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283886/protein-characterization-of-extracellular-microvesicles-exosomes-released-from-cytotoxin-challenged-rat-cerebrocortical-mixed-culture-and-mouse-n2a-cells
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Dhwani Kumar, Rachna Manek, Vijaya Raghavan, Kevin K Wang
A number of neuronal and glial proteins were previously found to be released in free-standing soluble form from cultured brain cells into cell-conditioned media. Here, we sought to examine if similar proteins are also contained in neural and astroglial cell-released extracellular microvesicles/exosomes (MV/E). In this study, MV/E were isolated from cell-conditioned media from control and cytotoxin-challenged rat cerebrocortical mixed culture (CTX) and mouse neuroblastoma N2a cells. Cytotoxin challenges included pro-necrosis calcium ionophore A23187, pro-apoptosis staurosporine (STS), and excitotoxin N-methyl-D-aspartate...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279759/what-do-we-know-about-the-structure-of-human-thymic-hassall-s-corpuscles-a-histochemical-immunohistochemical-and-electron-microscopic-study
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Renáta Mikušová, Veronika Mešťanová, Štefan Polák, Ivan Varga
Hassall's corpuscles are the most prominent structures in the human thymus. However, relatively few analyses have been performed to determine their function and cellular origins during development. In this study, we evaluated the cellular microenvironment of human thymic Hassall's corpuscles using histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and transmission electron microscopy. We examined 95 human thymic tissue samples, which were perioperatively obtained from children undergoing cardiac surgery. To characterize the complex cellular microenvironment of human thymic corpuscles, we used a panel of 14 different antibodies to identify discrete cell types...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274738/labeling-of-neuronal-morphology-using-custom-diolistic-techniques
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Lyon H Hough, Michael E Brown
BACKGROUND: Diolistic labeling is increasingly utilized in neuroscience as an efficient, reproducible method for visualization of neuronal morphology. The use of lipophilic carbocyanine dyes, combined with particle-mediated biolistic delivery allows for non-toxic fluorescent labeling of multiple neurons in both living and fixed tissue. Since first described, this labeling method has been modified to fit a variety of research goals and laboratory settings. NEW METHOD: Diolistic labeling has traditionally relied on commercially available devices for the propulsion of coated micro-particles into tissue sections...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268320/subthreshold-linear-modeling-of-dendritic-trees-a-computational-approach
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Alireza Khodaei, Massimiliano Pierobon
The design of communication systems based on the transmission of information through neurons is envisioned as a key technology for the pervasive interconnection of future wearable and implantable devices. While previous literature has mainly focused on modeling propagation of electrochemical spikes carrying natural information through the nervous system, in recent work the authors of this paper proposed the so-called subthreshold electrical stimulation as a viable technique to propagate artificial information through neurons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267648/expression-of-soluble-cd83-in-plasma-from-early-stage-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-is-not-modified-by-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-therapy
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Anne-Mette Kristensen, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Merete Lund Hetland, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Peter Junker, Mikkel Østergaard, Per Höllsberg, Bent Deleuran, Malene Hvid
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which may lead to severe disabilities due to structural joint damage and extraarticular manifestations The dendritic cell marker CD83 belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily and has previously been associated with autoimmune diseases. In RA the levels of soluble CD83 (sCD83) are elevated in synovial fluid, however little is known about CD83 expression and regulation in RA. Therefore, we studied how CD83 is expressed in RA and further evaluated the effect of anti-TNF-α therapy hereon...
March 3, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267433/hemi-ovariectomies-promote-a-decrease-in-the-dendritic-lengths-of-ca1-and-ca3-neurons-a-dimorphic-effect-of-the-cerebral-hemispheres
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Dolores Adriana Bravo Durán, Adriana Berenice Silva Gómez, Ana Coral Gutiérrez Rosas, Angélica Trujillo
Certain structures of the central nervous system (CNS) are morphologically and functionally related to the ovaries. Ovariectomy has been used to study the functional role of the ovaries in the CNS, as well as the role of the CNS on the reproductive system. In the present study, the effects of left and right hemi-ovariectomy on the morphology of pyramidal neurons from the CA1 and CA3 regions of the ventral hippocampus were studied. During the estrus phase, female Long-Evans rats underwent either left and right hemi-ovariectomies or left and right sham surgeries...
March 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266813/generation-of-potent-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-against-in-male-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-by-dendritic-cells-loaded-with-dying-t24-bladder-cancer-cells
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Eu Chang Hwang, Seung Il Jung, Hyun-Ju Lee, Je-Jung Lee, Dong Deuk Kwon
BACKGROUND: In order to induce a potent cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response in dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy for bladder cancer, various tumor antigens can be loaded onto DCs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to establish a method of immunotherapy for male patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), using bladder cancer-specific CTLs generated in vitro by DCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs from bladder cancer patients were induced to mature in a standard cytokine cocktail (IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and PGE2: standard DCs, sDCs) or anα-type 1-polarized DC (αDC1) cocktail (IL-1β, TNF-α, IFN-α, IFN-γ, and polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid) and loaded with the UVB-irradiated bladder cancer cell line, T24...
March 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264928/inhibition-of-coactivator-associated-arginine-methyltransferase-1-modulates-dendritic-arborization-and-spine-maturation-of-cultured-hippocampal-neurons
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Chol Seung Lim, Daniel L Alkon
An improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms in synapse formation provides insight into both learning and memory and the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders. Coactivator-associated arginine methyltransferase 1 (CARM1) is a protein methyltransferase that negatively regulates synaptic gene expression and inhibits neuronal differentiation. Despite its regulatory function in neurons, little is known about CARM1's cellular location and its role in dendritic maturation and synapse formation. Here, we examined the effects of CARM1 inhibition on dendritic spine and synapse morphology in the rat hippocampus...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262662/epilepsy-and-intellectual-disability-linked-protein-shrm4-interaction-with-gababrs-shapes-inhibitory-neurotransmission
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Jonathan Zapata, Edoardo Moretto, Saad Hannan, Luca Murru, Anna Longatti, Davide Mazza, Lorena Benedetti, Matteo Fossati, Christopher Heise, Luisa Ponzoni, Pamela Valnegri, Daniela Braida, Mariaelvina Sala, Maura Francolini, Jeffrey Hildebrand, Vera Kalscheuer, Francesca Fanelli, Carlo Sala, Bernhard Bettler, Silvia Bassani, Trevor G Smart, Maria Passafaro
Shrm4, a protein expressed only in polarized tissues, is encoded by the KIAA1202 gene, whose mutations have been linked to epilepsy and intellectual disability. However, a physiological role for Shrm4 in the brain is yet to be established. Here, we report that Shrm4 is localized to synapses where it regulates dendritic spine morphology and interacts with the C terminus of GABAB receptors (GABABRs) to control their cell surface expression and intracellular trafficking via a dynein-dependent mechanism. Knockdown of Shrm4 in rat severely impairs GABABR activity causing increased anxiety-like behaviour and susceptibility to seizures...
March 6, 2017: Nature Communications
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