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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902915/characterization-of-chicken-splenic-derived-dendritic-cells-following-vaccine-and-very-virulent-strains-of-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-infection
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A R Yasmin, S K Yeap, M Hair-Bejo, A R Omar
Studies have shown that infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) infects lymphoid cells, mainly B cells and macrophages. This study was aimed to examine the involvement of chicken splenic-derived dendritic cells (ch-sDCs) in specific-pathogen-free chickens following inoculation with IBDV vaccine strain (D78) and a very virulent (vv) strain (UPM0081). Following IBDV infection, enriched activated ch-sDCs were collected by using the negative selection method and were examined based on morphology and immunophenotyping to confirm the isolation method for dendritic cells (DCs)...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900330/structural-comparison-between-the-right-and-left-atrial-appendages-using-multidetector-computed-tomography
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Koichi Shinoda, Shogo Hayashi, Daisuke Fukuoka, Ryo Torii, Tsuneo Watanabe, Takashi Nakano
The three-dimensional (3D) structures of the right atrial appendage (RAA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) were compared to clarify why thrombus formation less frequently occurs in RAA than in LAA. Morphological differences between RAA and LAA of 34 formalin-preserved cadaver hearts were investigated. Molds of RAA and LAA specimens were made and the neck areas, volumes of the atrial appendages (AA), and amount of pectinate muscles (PMs) were analyzed using multidetector computed tomography. In RAA, most PMs were connected to one another and formed a "dendritic" appearance and the inner surface area was smaller than in LAA...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893786/extending-integrate-and-fire-model-neurons-to-account-for-the-effects-of-weak-electric-fields-and-input-filtering-mediated-by-the-dendrite
#3
Florian Aspart, Josef Ladenbauer, Klaus Obermayer
Transcranial brain stimulation and evidence of ephaptic coupling have recently sparked strong interests in understanding the effects of weak electric fields on the dynamics of brain networks and of coupled populations of neurons. The collective dynamics of large neuronal populations can be efficiently studied using single-compartment (point) model neurons of the integrate-and-fire (IF) type as their elements. These models, however, lack the dendritic morphology required to biophysically describe the effect of an extracellular electric field on the neuronal membrane voltage...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890828/alterations-of-motor-cortical-microcircuit-in-a-depressive-like-mouse-model-produced-by-light-deprivation
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Yun-Feng Zhang, Qi-Qin Li, Jia Qu, Cui-Min Sun, Yun Wang
Depression is one of the most prevalent and life-threatening forms of mental illness. The heavy social burden imposed by this disorder calls for a better understanding of its pathogenesis. Light deficiency is an important factor potentially leading to depression. However, how the light deficiency affects neural microcircuit underlying depression remains largely unknown. This study investigated the properties of morphology, electrophysiology, and synaptology of layer V pyramidal cells (L5PCs) in the motor cortex of a mouse model with depressive behavioral phenotype that was produced by light deprivation (LD)...
November 24, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888509/functional-properties-of-granule-cells-with-hilar-basal-dendrites-in-the-epileptic-dentate-gyrus
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Tony Kelly, Heinz Beck
OBJECTIVE: The maturation of adult-born granule cells and their functional integration into the network is thought to play a key role in the proper functioning of the dentate gyrus. In temporal lobe epilepsy, adult-born granule cells in the dentate gyrus develop abnormally and possess a hilar basal dendrite (HBD). Although morphological studies have shown that these HBDs have synapses, little is known about the functional properties of these HBDs or the intrinsic and network properties of the granule cells that possess these aberrant dendrites...
November 26, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888071/cell-type-specific-expression-of-foxp2-in-the-ferret-and-mouse-retina
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Chihiro Sato, Lena Iwai-Takekoshi, Yoshie Ichikawa, Hiroshi Kawasaki
Although the anatomical and physiological properties of subtypes of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) have been extensively investigated, their molecular properties are still unclear. Here, we examined the expression patterns of FoxP2 in the retina of ferrets and mice. We found that FoxP2 was expressed in small subsets of neurons in the adult ferret retina. FoxP2-positive neurons in the ganglion cell layer were divided into two groups. Large FoxP2-positive neurons expressed Brn3a and were retrogradely labeled with cholera toxin subunit B injected into the optic nerve, indicating that they are RGCs...
November 22, 2016: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887995/chronic-stress-and-hippocampal-dendritic-complexity-methodological-and-functional-considerations
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Cheryl D Conrad, J Bryce Ortiz, Jessica M Judd
The current understanding of how chronic stress impacts hippocampal dendritic arbor complexity and the subsequent relationship to hippocampal-dependent spatial memory is reviewed. A surge in reports investigating hippocampal dendritic morphology is occurring, but with wide variations in methodological detail being reported. Consequently, this review systematically outlines the basic neuroanatomy of relevant hippocampal features to help clarify how chronic stress or glucocorticoids impact hippocampal dendritic complexity and how these changes occur in parallel with spatial cognition...
November 22, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878209/preclinical-models-of-overwhelming-sepsis-implicate-the-neural-system-that-encodes-contextual-fear-memory
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Patricio T Huerta, Sergio Robbiati, Tomás Salvador Huerta, Anchal Sabharwal, Rose A Berlin, Maya Frankfurt, Bruce T Volpe
Long-term sepsis survivors sustain cryptic brain injury that leads to cognitive impairment, emotional imbalance, and increased disability burden. Suitable animal models of sepsis, such as cecal ligation and puncture (CLP), have permitted the analysis of abnormal brain circuits that underlie post-septic behavioral phenotypes. For instance, we have previously shown that CLP-exposed mice exhibit impaired spatial memory together with depleted dendritic arbors and decreased spines in the apical dendrites of pyramidal neurons in the CA1 region of the hippocampus...
November 17, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876669/ginsenoside-rg1-induced-antidepressant-effects-involve-the-protection-of-astrocyte-gap-junctions-within-the-prefrontal-cortex
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Can Jin, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Heng Zhou, Yu-Xia Lou, Jiao Chen, Wei Zuo, Man-Tong Tian, Zhi-Qi Wang, Guo-Hua Du, Ichiro Kawahata, Tohru Yamakuni, Yi Zhang, Nai-Hong Chen, Dan-Shen Zhang
Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) exhibits antidepressant-like activity by increasing neurogenesis and dendritic spine density without discernible side effects. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying Rg1 antidepressant activity remain poorly understood. As the dysfunction of gap junctions between astrocytes in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is implicated in major depression disorder, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Rg1 on astrocyte gap junctions in the PFC. Rats exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) were administered Rg1 (5, 10, and 20mg/kg) for 28days and analyzed for depressive symptoms using the sucrose preference and forced swimming tests...
November 19, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868313/nutrient-dependent-increased-dendritic-arborization-of-somatosensory-neurons
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Kaori Watanabe, Yuki Furumizo, Tadao Usui, Yukako Hattori, Tadashi Uemura
Suboptimal nutrition imposes developmental constraints on infant animals, which marshal adaptive responses to eventually become mature adults. Such responses are mounted at multiple levels from systemic to cellular. At the cellular level, the underlying mechanisms of cell proliferation control have been intensively studied. However, less is known about how growth of postmitotic and morphologically complex cells, such as neurons, is controlled by nutritional status. We address this question using Class I and Class IV dendritic arborization neurons in Drosophila larvae...
November 21, 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865451/astrocytic-contributions-to-synaptic-and-learning-abnormalities-in-a-mouse-model-of-fragile-x-syndrome
#11
Jennifer L Hodges, Xinzhu Yu, Anthony Gilmore, Hannah Bennett, Michelle Tjia, James F Perna, Chia-Chien Chen, Xiang Li, Ju Lu, Yi Zuo
BACKGROUND: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common type of mental retardation attributable to a single-gene mutation. It is caused by FMR1 gene silencing and the consequent loss of its protein product, fragile X mental retardation protein. Fmr1 global knockout (KO) mice recapitulate many behavioral and synaptic phenotypes associated with FXS. Abundant evidence suggests that astrocytes are important contributors to neurological diseases. This study investigates astrocytic contributions to the progression of synaptic abnormalities and learning impairments associated with FXS...
September 13, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864931/spatial-distribution-of-synapses-on-tyrosine-hydroxylase-expressing-juxtaglomerular-cells-in-the-mouse-olfactory-glomerulus
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Emi Kiyokage, Kazuto Kobayashi, Kazunori Toida
Olfactory sensory axons converge in specific glomeruli where they form excitatory synapses onto dendrites of mitral/tufted (M/T) and juxtaglomerular (JG) cells, including periglomerular (PG), external tufted (ET), and superficial-short axon cells. JG cells consist of heterogeneous subpopulations with different neurochemical, physiological, and morphological properties. Among JG cells, previous electron microscopic (EM) studies showed that the majority of synaptic inputs to tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-immunoreactive neurons were asymmetrical synapses from olfactory nerve (ON) terminals...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863552/generation-of-potent-porcine-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-modcs-by-modified-culture-protocol
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Teerawut Nedumpun, Patcharee Ritprajak, Sanipa Suradhat
In vitro derivation of dendritic cells (DCs) is an alternative approach to overcome the low frequency of primary DCs and the difficulty of isolation techniques for studying DC immunobiology. To date, the conventional culture protocol of porcine monocyte-derived DCs (MoDCs) has been widely used. However, this protocol is not practical due to the requirement of a substantial number of blood monocytes, and the process often interferes with DC maturation. To improve in vitro porcine MoDC generation, we modified the previous conventional DC generation protocol, based on the human and mouse primary DC culture system, and compared phenotypic and functional features of MoDCs derived from the modified protocol to the conventional protocol...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862607/anterograde-and-retrograde-tracing-with-high-molecular-weight-biotinylated-dextran-amine-through-thalamocortical-and-corticothalamic-pathways
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Wenjie Zhang, Dongsheng Xu, Jingjing Cui, Xianghong Jing, Nenggui Xu, Jianhua Liu, Wanzhu Bai
Biotinylated dextran amine (BDA) has been used for neural pathway tracing in the central nervous system for many decades, in which high molecular weight BDA appeared to be transported predominantly in the anterograde direction and less in the retrograde direction. In the current study, we reexamined the properties of neural labeling with high molecular weight BDA through a reciprocal neural pathway between thalamus and somatosensory cortex. After injection of BDA into the ventral posteromedial nucleus of thalamus (VPM) in the rat, the BDA labeling was sequentially examined on somatosensory cortex at 3, 5, 7, 10, and 14 survival days...
November 9, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859996/microphthalmia-associated-transcription-factor-ensures-the-elongation-of-axons-and-dendrites-in-the-mouse-frontal-cortex
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Koji Ohba, Kazuhisa Takeda, Tamio Furuse, Tomohiro Suzuki, Shigeharu Wakana, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Shigeki Shibahara
Long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1) is a mammalian transposable element, and its genomic insertion could cause neurological disorders in humans. Incidentally, LINE-1 is present in intron 3 of the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (Mitf) gene of the black-eyed white mouse (Mitf(mi-bw) allele). Mice homozygous for the Mitf(mi-bw) allele show the white coat color with black eye and deafness. Here, we explored the functional consequences of the LINE-1 insertion in the Mitf gene using homozygous Mitf(mi-bw) mice on the C3H background (C3H-bw mice) or on the C57BL/6 background (bw mice)...
November 11, 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852895/ras-and-rab-interactor-1-controls-neuronal-plasticity-by-coordinating-dendritic-filopodial-motility-and-ampa-receptor-turnover
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Zsófia Szíber, Hanna Liliom, Carlos O Oueslati Morales, Attila Ignácz, Anikó Erika Rátkai, Kornelia Ellwanger, Gisela Link, Attila Szűcs, Angelika Hausser, Katalin Schlett
Ras and Rab interactor 1 (RIN1) is predominantly expressed in the nervous system. RIN1 knockout animals have deficits in latent inhibition and fear extinction in the amygdala, suggesting a critical role for RIN1 in preventing the persistence of unpleasant memories. At the molecular level, RIN1 signals through Rab5 GTPases that control endocytosis of cell-surface receptors and Abl non-receptor tyrosine kinases that participate in actin cytoskeleton remodelling.Here, we report that RIN1 controls the plasticity of cultured mouse hippocampal neurons...
November 16, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847283/selective-dentate-gyrus-disruption-causes-memory-impairment-at-the-early-stage-of-experimental-multiple-sclerosis
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Vincent Planche, Aude Panatier, Bassem Hiba, Eva-Gunnel Ducourneau, Gerard Raffard, Nadège Dubourdieu, Marlène Maitre, Thierry Lesté-Lasserre, Bruno Brochet, Vincent Dousset, Aline Desmedt, Stéphane H Oliet, Thomas Tourdias
Memory impairment is an early and disabling manifestation of multiple sclerosis whose anatomical and biological substrates are still poorly understood. We thus investigated whether memory impairment encountered at the early stage of the disease could be explained by a differential vulnerability of particular hippocampal subfields. By using experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a mouse model of multiple sclerosis, we identified that early memory impairment was associated with selective alteration of the dentate gyrus as pinpointed in vivo with diffusion-tensor-imaging (DTI)...
November 12, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846835/equine-dendritic-cells-generated-with-horse-serum-have-enhanced-functionality-in-comparison-to-dendritic-cells-generated-with-fetal-bovine-serum
#18
Anja Ziegler, Helen Everett, Eman Hamza, Mattia Garbani, Vinzenz Gerber, Eliane Marti, Falko Steinbach
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells are professional antigen-presenting cells that play an essential role in the initiation and modulation of T cell responses. They have been studied widely for their potential clinical applications, but for clinical use to be successful, alternatives to xenogeneic substances like fetal bovine serum (FBS) in cell culture need to be found. Protocols for the generation of dendritic cells ex vivo from monocytes are well established for several species, including horses...
November 15, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845056/antidepressant-like-effects-of-yl-ipa08-a-potent-ligand-for-the-translocator-protein-18%C3%A2-kda-in-chronically-stressed-rats
#19
Li-Ming Zhang, Yu-Lu Wang, Yan-Qin Liu, Rui Xue, You-Zhi Zhang, Ri-Fang Yang, Yun-Feng Li
The present study aimed to examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the antidepressant-like effect of YL-IPA08, a novel TSPO ligand designed and synthesized at our institute. We firstly used the chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) procedure of rats, a well validated stress-related animal model of depression, to further determine the antidepressant-like of YL-IPA08. And we found that YL-IPA08 caused significant suppression of inhibiting of locomotor activity, reducing the sucrose preference and increasing the latency to eat induced by CUS...
November 11, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844289/transcriptional-elongation-regulator-1-affects-transcription-and-splicing-of-genes-associated-with-cellular-morphology-and-cytoskeleton-dynamics-and-is-required-for-neurite-outgrowth-in-neuroblastoma-cells-and-primary-neuronal-cultures
#20
Juan Pablo Muñoz-Cobo, Noemí Sánchez-Hernández, Sara Gutiérrez, Younes El Yousfi, Marta Montes, Carme Gallego, Cristina Hernández-Munain, Carlos Suñé
TCERG1 is a highly conserved human protein implicated in interactions with the transcriptional and splicing machinery that is associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Biochemical, neuropathological, and genetic evidence suggests an important role for TCERG1 in Huntington's disease (HD) pathogenesis. At present, the molecular mechanism underlying TCERG1-mediated neuronal effects is unknown. Here, we show that TCERG1 depletion led to widespread alterations in mRNA processing that affected different types of alternative transcriptional or splicing events, indicating that TCERG1 plays a broad role in the regulation of alternative splicing...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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