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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810923/the-chemokine-fractalkine-cx3cl1-attenuates-h2o2-induced-demyelination-in-cerebellar-slices
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Sinead A O'Sullivan, Kumlesh K Dev
BACKGROUND: Fractalkine/CX3CR1 signalling has been implicated in many neurodegenerative and neurological diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). This signalling pathway plays an important role in regulating reactive oxygen species (ROS), as well as itself being altered in conditions of oxidative stress. Here, we investigated the effects of recombinant fractalkine (rCX3CL1) in models of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced demyelination and astrocyte toxicity, within organotypic cerebellar slice cultures...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810241/molecular-epidemiology-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-northern-ostrobothnia-finland-a-population-based-study
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Maria Marttila, Laura Kytövuori, Seppo Helisalmi, Mika Kallio, Marjo Laitinen, Mikko Hiltunen, Mikko Kärppä, Kari Majamaa
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common hereditary neuromuscular disorder with a population prevalence of 9.7-82.3/100,000. In this study, we have estimated the prevalence of CMT and its subtypes in Finland and examined the frequency of molecular etiologies. METHODS: A population-based survey included adult patients with peripheral neuropathy from the province of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Secondary causes of peripheral polyneuropathy were excluded and patients with clinical and neurophysiological features pertinent with CMT were included...
August 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802862/microrna-21-expression-in-oligodendrocytes-and-correlation-with-low-myelin-mrnas-in-depression-and-alcoholism
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José Javier Miguel-Hidalgo, Katherine O Hall, Hannah Bonner, Anna M Roller, Maryam Syed, Casey J Park, Jana P Ball, Marc E Rothenberg, Craig A Stockmeier, Damian G Romero
MiR-21 is a microRNA implicated in cancer, development, and cardiovascular diseases and expressed in the central nervous system (CNS), especially after injury. However, the cellular expression of miR-21 in the adult CNS has not been clearly established either in mice or human subjects, while its alteration in psychiatric disorders is unknown. MiR-21 expression was characterized in reporter mice expressing β-galactosidase (LacZ) under the endogenous miR-21 promoter (miR-21/LacZ). Brain co-localization of miR-21/LacZ with specific neural markers was examined by double immunofluorescence in reporter mice, while extent of immunostaining for myelin basic protein and PDGFRα was determined in miR-21 knockout and wild-type mice...
August 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798775/maintenance-of-a-schwann-like-phenotype-in-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-requires-the-synergistic-action-of-multiple-growth-factors
#4
Alice E Mortimer, Alessandro Faroni, Mahmut A Kilic, Adam J Reid
Differentiating human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) towards Schwann cells produces an unstable phenotype when stimulating factors are withdrawn. Here, we set out to examine the role of glial growth factor 2 (GGF-2) in the maintenance of Schwann-like cells. Following ASC differentiation to Schwann-like cells, stimulating factors were withdrawn such that cells either remained in media supplemented with all stimulating factors, GGF-2 alone, or underwent complete withdrawal of all factors. Furthermore, each stimulating factor was also removed from the growth medium individually...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797738/tissue-magnetic-susceptibility-mapping-as-a-marker-of-tau-pathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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J O'Callaghan, H Holmes, N Powell, J A Wells, O Ismail, I F Harrison, B Siow, R Johnson, Z Ahmed, A Fisher, S Meftah, M J O'Neill, T K Murray, E C Collins, K Shmueli, M F Lythgoe
Alzheimer's disease is connected to a number of other neurodegenerative conditions, known collectively as 'tauopathies', by the presence of aggregated tau protein in the brain. Neuroinflammation and oxidative stress in AD are associated with tau pathology and both the breakdown of axonal sheaths in white matter tracts and excess iron accumulation grey matter brain regions. Despite the identification of myelin and iron concentration as major sources of contrast in quantitative susceptibility maps of the brain, the sensitivity of this technique to tau pathology has yet to be explored...
August 4, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796579/effects-of-localized-x-ray-irradiation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-transected-sciatic-nerve-in-rats
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Bo Jiang, Yong Zhang, Jiaju Zhao, Chang She, Xiaozhong Zhou, Qirong Dong, Peiji Wang
Low-dose radiation has been used in clinical and experimental models for the prevention of scarring and for fracture healing. There is evidence that low-dose radiation improves the hormesis of various cell types but little is known about its effects on peripheral nerve tissue. In this study, we investigated the beneficial effects of low-dose radiation on the regeneration of transectional peripheral nerve injury in an experimental rat model. Seventy-two male Sprague-Dawley rats received transection injury to the left sciatic nerves, and the nerves were subsequently sutured by epineurium end-to-end anastomosis to restore continuity...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793400/enhanced-uptake-of-bpa-in-the-presence-of-nanoplastics-can-lead-to-neurotoxic-effects-in-adult-zebrafish
#7
Qiqing Chen, Daqiang Yin, Yunlu Jia, Sabrina Schiwy, Jessica Legradi, Shouye Yang, Henner Hollert
Plastic particles have been proven to be abundant in the aquatic environment, raising concerns about their potential toxic effects. In the present study, we determined the bioaccumulation potential of bisphenol A (BPA) in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) in the absence and presence of nano-sized plastic particles (nanoplastics, NPPs). Results show that BPA can accumulate in the viscera, gill, head and muscle of zebrafish with 85, 43, 20, and 3μg/g ww after 1d exposure. NPPs were also found to accumulate in different tissues of the fish...
August 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793249/network-based-genomic-analysis-of-human-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-differentiation
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Suyog U Pol, Jessie J Polanco, Richard A Seidman, Melanie A O'Bara, Hani J Shayya, Karen C Dietz, Fraser J Sim
Impaired human oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (hOPC) differentiation likely contributes to failed remyelination in multiple sclerosis. The characterization of molecular pathways that regulate hOPC differentiation will provide means to induce remyelination. In this study, we determined the gene expression profile of PDGFαR(+) hOPCs during initial oligodendrocyte commitment. Weighted gene coexpression network analysis was used to define progenitor and differentiation-specific gene expression modules and functionally important hub genes...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790308/transcriptome-profiling-of-mouse-brains-with-qki-deficient-oligodendrocytes-reveals-major-alternative-splicing-defects-including-self-splicing
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Lama Darbelli, Karine Choquet, Stéphane Richard, Claudia L Kleinman
The qkI gene encodes a family of RNA binding proteins alternatively spliced at its 3' end, giving rise to three major spliced isoforms: QKI-5, QKI-6 and QKI-7. Their expression is tightly regulated during brain development with nuclear QKI-5 being the most abundant during embryogenesis followed by QKI-6 and QKI-7 that peak during myelination. Previously, we generated a mouse conditional qkI allele where exon 2 is excised using Olig2-Cre resulting in QKI-deficient oligodendrocytes (OLs). These mice have dysmyelination and die at the third post-natal week...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783571/a-novel-flavanone-derivative-ameliorates-cuprizone-induced-behavioral-changes-and-white-matter-pathology-in-the-brain-of-mice
#10
Zheng-Yu Sun, Hong-Shun Gu, Xi Chen, Lan Zhang, Xin-Min Li, Jian-Wei Zhang, Lin Li
Recent studies have shown that white matter lesions play an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. DHF-6 is a novel flavanone derivative synthesized in our laboratory. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of DHF-6 on behavioral changes and white matter pathology in a 0.2% cuprizone-fed C57BL/6 mice model. The results showed that cuprizone induced a decrease in spontaneous alternations in the Y-maze test, an increase in locomotor activity in the open field test, demyelination determined by electron microscopy, a decline in the expression of myelin basic protein (MBP), a decrease in the differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) into mature oligodendrocytes (OLs), and an activation of microglia and astrocytes in the corpus callosum measured by western blot and/or immunocytochemical analyses...
July 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780774/changes-in-haematopoietic-progenitor-colony-differentiation-and-proliferation-and-the-production-of-different-abzymes-in-eae-mice-treated-with-dna
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Kseniya S Aulova, Ludmila B Toporkova, Julia A Lopatnikova, Alina A Alshevskaya, Sergei V Sennikov, Valentina N Buneva, Thomas Budde, Sven G Meuth, Nelly A Popova, Irina A Orlovskaya, Georgy A Nevinsky
Immunization of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)-prone C57BL/6 mice with MOG35-55 (a model used to study aspects of human multiple sclerosis) is known to lead to the production of various abzymes. The production of catalytic IgGs that can efficiently hydrolyse myelin basic protein (MBP), MOG and DNA is associated with changes in the profile of differentiation and level of proliferation of mice bone marrow haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). As MOG simulates the production of abzymes with high DNase activity, we compared the effects of DNA and MOG immunization on EAE-prone mice...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780000/systemic-infusions-of-anti-interleukin-1%C3%AE-neutralizing-antibodies-reduce-short-term-brain-injury-after-cerebral-ischemia-in-the-ovine-fetus
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Xiaodi Chen, Virginia Hovanesian, Syed Naqvi, Yow-Pin Lim, Richard Tucker, John E Donahue, Edward G Stopa, Barbara S Stonestreet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic reperfusion (I/R)-related brain injury is a leading cause of neurologic morbidity and life-long disability in children. Infants exposed to I/R brain injury develop long-term cognitive and behavioral deficits, placing a large burden on parents and society. Therapeutic strategies are currently not available for infants with I/R brain damage, except for hypothermia, which can only be used in full term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Moreover, hypothermia is only partially protective...
August 2, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777065/possible-role-of-antioxidative-capacity-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-treatment-in-morphological-and-neurobehavioral-recovery-after-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury
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Waleed M Renno, Ludmil Benov, Khalid M Khan
OBJECTIVE This study examined the capacity of the major polyphenolic green tea extract (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) to suppress oxidative stress and stimulate the recovery and prompt the regeneration of sciatic nerve after crush injury. METHODS Adult male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: 1) Naïve, 2) Sham (sham injury, surgical control group), 3) Crush (sciatic nerve crush injury treated with saline), and 4) Crush+EGCG (sciatic nerve crush injury treated with intraperitoneally administered EGCG, 50 mg/kg)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776122/mechanisms-involved-in-the-remyelinating-effect-of-sildenafil
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Daniela Díaz-Lucena, María Gutierrez-Mecinas, Beatriz Moreno, José Lupicinio Martínez-Sánchez, Paula Pifarré, Agustina García
Remyelination occurs in demyelinated lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) and pharmacological treatments that enhance this process will critically impact the long term functional outcome in the disease. Sildenafil, a cyclic GMP (cGMP)-specific phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE5-I), is an oral vasodilator drug extensively used in humans for treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. PDE5 is expressed in central nervous system (CNS) neuronal and glial populations and in endothelial cells and numerous studies in rodent models of neurological disease have evidenced the neuroprotective potential of PDE5-Is...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771716/microrna-212-inhibits-oligodendrocytes-during-maturation-by-downregulation-of-differentiation-associated-gene-expression
#15
Chih-Yen Wang, Benjamin Deneen, Shun-Fen Tzeng
MicroRNA-212 (mir-212) has been reported to regulate neuronal development and functioning. However, its expression and function in glia are not yet known. Here, we demonstrate that the level of microRNA-212 (mir-212) was reduced in spinal cord lesion site at 1 week and 1 month after a contusive spinal cord injury (SCI). In addition to its expression in neurons, mir-212 expression was detected in oligodendrocytes (OLGs) and glial progenitor cells (GPCs) in adult CNS. The addition of antagomir-212 to reduce mir-212 expression enabled to improve the cell process outgrowth of OLGs along with the upregulation of the genes associated with OLG differentiation and maturation, including OLIG1, SOX10, myelin basic protein (MBP), and proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770500/loss-of-pericytes-in-radiation-necrosis-after-glioblastoma-treatments
#16
Soon-Tae Lee, Youngbeom Seo, Ji-Yeon Bae, Kon Chu, Jin Wook Kim, Seung Hong Choi, Tae Min Kim, Il Han Kim, Sung-Hye Park, Chul-Kee Park
Radiation necrosis (RN) in brain tumor patients is often symptomatic, persistent without immediate resolution, and confused with tumor recurrence. Cerebral vascular pericytes are essential for endothelial function, vascular integrity, and angiogenesis. In this study, we showed that the loss of pericytes is involved in the pathogenesis of RN. From a brain tumor tissue repository, we identified three patients since 2011 with pathologically confirmed RN after the standard treatment for glioblastoma (GBM). The RN and their preradiation GBM tissues were serially processed for Western blotting using cell-type-specific antibodies against endothelial (CD31, active RhoA), pericyte [platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFR-β)], alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), astrocyte (GFAP), myelin sheath protein (MBP), and microglial markers (Iba1)...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767433/association-of-myelinated-primary-afferents-impairment-with-mechanical-allodynia-in-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#17
Chenlong Liao, Min Yang, Wenxiang Zhong, Pengfei Liu, Wenchuan Zhang
To investigate the mechanisms underlying the efficacy of surgical treatment for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Rats were initially divided into 3 groups (I, control rats, II, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, III, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with latex tube encircling the sciatic nerve without compression). When mechanical allodynia (MA) became stable in the third week, one third of group III rats were sacrificed and the remainder were further divided into subgroups depending on whether the latex tube was removed...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766965/map2-ihc-detection-a-marker-of-antigenicity-in-cns-tissues
#18
M R D'Andrea, R J Howanski, C F Saller
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is used to detect antibody-specific antigens in tissues; the results depend on the ability of the primary antibodies to bind to their antigens. Therefore, results depend on the quality of preservation of the specimen. Many investigators have overcome the deleterious effects of over-fixation on the binding of primary antibodies to specimen antigens using IHC, but if the specimen is under-fixed or fixation is delayed, false negative results could be obtained despite certified laboratory practices...
August 2, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762105/disorganization-of-oligodendrocyte-development-in-the-layer-ii-iii-of-the-sensorimotor-cortex-causes-motor-coordination-dysfunction-in-a-model-of-white-matter-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#19
Yoshitomo Ueda, Sachiyo Misumi, Mina Suzuki, Shino Ogawa, Ruriko Nishigaki, Akimasa Ishida, Cha-Gyun Jung, Hideki Hida
We previously established neonatal white matter injury (WMI) model rat that is made by right common carotid artery dissection at postnatal day 3, followed by 6% hypoxia for 60 min. This model has fewer oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and reduced myelin basic protein (MBP) positive areas in the sensorimotor cortex, but shows no apparent neuronal loss. However, how motor deficits are induced in this model is unclear. To elucidate the relationship between myelination disturbance and concomitant motor deficits, we first performed motor function tests (gait analysis, grip test, horizontal ladder test) and then analyzed myelination patterns in the sensorimotor cortex using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Contactin associated protein 1 (Caspr) staining in the neonatal WMI rats in adulthood...
July 31, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762090/human-deiminases-isoforms-substrate-specificities-kinetics-and-detection
#20
Bushra Amin, Wolfgang Voelter
Peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) enzymes are of enormous interest in biomedicine. They catalyze the conversion of a positively-charged guanidinium at an arginine side chain into a neutral ureido group. As a result of this conversion, proteins acquire the non-ribosomally encoded amino acid "citrulline". This imposes critical influences on the structure and function of the target molecules. In multiple sclerosis, myelin hyper-citrullination promotes demyelination by reducing its compaction and triggers auto-antibody production...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
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