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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929408/yokukansan-reduces-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-in-the-corpus-callosum-through-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-microglia
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Taichi Nomura, Yoshio Bando, Hua You, Tatsuhide Tanaka, Shigetaka Yoshida
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The release of inflammatory cytokines and pro-oxidant molecules from microglia has been shown to play a key role in the pathology of MS. Thus, suppression of microglial cell activation is an attractive therapeutic option. Yokukansan, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, has been shown to suppress microglial activity in the CNS. However, whether or not yokukansan reduces demyelination observed in the CNS during MS remains unknown...
September 19, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925503/quantitative-analysis-of-mouse-dural-afferent-neurons-expressing-trpm8-vglut3-and-nf200
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Lynn Ren, Michelle Jaehee Chang, Zhiyu Zhang, Ajay Dhaka, Zhaohua Guo, Yu-Qing Cao
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the abundance of dural afferent neurons expressing transient receptor potential channel melastatin 8 (TRPM8), vesicular glutamate transporter 3 (VGLUT3), and neurofilament 200 (NF200) in adult mice. BACKGROUND: With the increasing use of mice as a model system to study headache mechanisms, it is important to understand the composition of dural afferent neurons in mice. In a previous study, we have measured the abundance of mouse dural afferent neurons that express neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide as well as two TRP channels TRPV1 and TRPA1, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923597/targeting-demyelination-via-%C3%AE-secretases-promoting-sapp%C3%AE-release-to-enhance-remyelination-in-central-nervous-system
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Gemma Llufriu-Dabén, Alex Carrete, Elena Chierto, Jo Mailleux, Emeline Camand, Anne Simon, Tim Vanmierlo, Christiane Rose, Bernadette Allinquant, Jerome J A Hendriks, Charbel Massaad, Delphine Meffre, Mehrnaz Jafarian-Tehrani
Remyelination is an endogenous regenerative process of myelin repair in the central nervous system (CNS) with limited efficacy in demyelinating disorders. As strategies enhancing endogenous remyelination become a therapeutic challenge, we have focused our study on α-secretase-induced sAPPα release, a soluble endogenous protein with neuroprotective and neurotrophic properties. However, the role of sAPPα in remyelination is not known. Therefore, we investigated the remyelination potential of α-secretase-induced sAPPα release following CNS demyelination in mice...
September 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921934/mirror-trends-of-plasticity-and-stability-indicators-in-primate-prefrontal-cortex
#4
Miguel Á García-Cabezas, Mary Kate P Joyce, Yohan J John, Basilis Zikopoulos, Helen Barbas
Research on plasticity markers in the cerebral cortex has largely focused on their timing of expression and role in shaping circuits during critical and normal periods. By contrast, little attention has been focused on the spatial dimension of plasticity-stability across cortical areas. The rationale for this analysis is based on the systematic variation in cortical structure that parallels functional specialization and raises the possibility of varying levels of plasticity. Here we investigated in adult rhesus monkeys the expression of markers related to synaptic plasticity or stability in prefrontal limbic and eulaminate areas that vary in laminar structure...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921694/protease-activated-receptor-2-controls-myelin-development-resiliency-and-repair
#5
Hyesook Yoon, Maja Radulovic, Grant Walters, Alex R Paulsen, Kristen Drucker, Phillip Starski, Jianmin Wu, David P Fairlie, Isobel A Scarisbrick
Oligodendrocytes are essential regulators of axonal energy homeostasis and electrical conduction and emerging target cells for restoration of neurological function. Here we investigate the role of protease activated receptor 2 (PAR2), a unique protease activated G protein-coupled receptor, in myelin development and repair using the spinal cord as a model. Results demonstrate that genetic deletion of PAR2 accelerates myelin production, including higher proteolipid protein (PLP) levels in the spinal cord at birth and higher levels of myelin basic protein and thickened myelin sheaths in adulthood...
September 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919586/combination-of-myelin-basic-protein-gene-polymorphisms-with-hla-drb1-1501-in-iranian-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#6
Parham Nejati, Marzieh Attar, Maryam Rahimian, Davood Fathi, Majid Shahbazi
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), as a multifactorial autoimmune disease with complex genetic basis, causes demyelination in the central nervous system via cytokine responses to myelin antigens. Myelin basic protein (MBP) is the main protein component of the myelin sheath. HLA-DRB (human leukocyte antigen-DR beta) alleles, particularly HLA-DRB1*1501, may be of significance in the pathogenesis of MS. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of HLA-DRB1*1501 alleles and MBP VNTR (variable number tandem repeat) polymorphism with the MS susceptibility in Iranian population...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914656/charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-1a-influence-of-body-mass-index-on-nerve-conduction-studies-and-on-the-charcot-marie-tooth-examination-score
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Nivedita U Jerath, Michael E Shy
PURPOSE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease type 1A (CMT1A) is caused by a duplication of the peripheral myelin protein gene 22 at chromosome 17p11.2-12. There is limited data regarding whether body mass index (BMI) affects electrophysiological or clinical data in those with CMT1A. METHODS: Electrophysiological data, the Charcot-Marie-Tooth examination score (CMTES) and BMI from 101 patients with known CMT1A were obtained and analyzed. RESULTS: When controlling for age, a higher BMI does not affect ulnar motor nerve conduction studies in those with CMT1A, but rather components of the CMTES (loss of pinprick and motor strength in the lower extremities)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912843/microrna-210-contributes-to-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-through-promoting-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-schwann-cells
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Xiaona Zhang, Xu Gong, Jinpeng Qiu, Yang Zhang, Fengyan Gong
Peripheral nerve injury impacts the daily life of affected individuals. MicroRNA (miR)-210 is a multifunctional miR and has effects on the proliferation, migration and differentiation of cells. However, whether miR-210 has effects on peripheral nerve regeneration has remained elusive. In the present study, the miR-210 levels in a rat model of sciatic nerve injury were evaluated by reverse-transcription quantitative PCR and the effects of miR-210 on the proliferation and migration of Schwann cells were explored...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911205/a-zebrafish-model-of-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy-recapitulates-key-disease-features-and-demonstrates-a-developmental-requirement-for-abcd1-in-oligodendrocyte-patterning-and-myelination
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Lauren R Strachan, Tamara J Stevenson, Briana Freshner, Matthew D Keefe, D Miranda Bowles, Joshua L Bonkowsky
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a devastating inherited neurodegenerative disease caused by defects in the ABCD1 gene and affecting peripheral and central nervous system myelin. ABCD1 encodes a peroxisomal transmembrane protein required for very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA) metabolism. We show that zebrafish (Danio rerio) Abcd1 is highly conserved at the amino acid level with human ABCD1, and during development is expressed in homologous regions including the central nervous system and adrenal glands...
September 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910378/neuroinflammation-myelin-and-behavior-temporal-patterns-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Toufik Taib, Claire Leconte, Juliette Van Steenwinckel, Angelo H Cho, Bruno Palmier, Egle Torsello, Rene Lai Kuen, Somfieme Onyeomah, Karine Ecomard, Chiara Benedetto, Bérard Coqueran, Anne-Catherine Novak, Edwige Deou, Michel Plotkine, Pierre Gressens, Catherine Marchand-Leroux, Valérie C Besson
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in white matter injury (WMI) that is associated with neurological deficits. Neuroinflammation originating from microglial activation may participate in WMI and associated disorders. To date, there is little information on the time courses of these events after mild TBI. Therefore we investigated (i) neuroinflammation, (ii) WMI and (iii) behavioral disorders between 6 hours and 3 months after mild TBI. For that purpose, we used experimental mild TBI in mice induced by a controlled cortical impact...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904986/sex-matters-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-adolescent-rats
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David K Wright, Terence J O'Brien, Sandy R Shultz, Richelle Mychasiuk
OBJECTIVE: Whether sex differences contribute to the heterogeneity of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and repeated mTBI (RmTBI) outcomes in adolescents is unknown. Therefore, this study examined changes in, and differences between, male and female rats following single mTBI and RmTBI. METHODS: Rats were given a single mTBI, RmTBI (i.e., 3x), or sham injuries. Injuries were administered using a lateral impact model that mimics forces common in human mTBI. After the final injury, rats underwent extensive behavioral testing to examine cognition, motor function, and anxiety- and depressive-like behavior...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901515/vulnerability-study-of-myelinated-and-unmyelinated-nerve-fibers-in-acute-ocular-hypertension-in-rabbit
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Jiying Shen, Qiang Yang, Daoyi Yu, Jihong Wu, Yuanfang Zhu, Wenyi Guo
In the current study, it was aimed to evaluate the changes in myelinated and unmyelinated nerve fibers in retinal ischemia‑reperfusion injuries caused by acute ocular hypertension and to determine the sequence of these changes. Adult healthy New Zealand white rabbits were randomized to the hemodynamic group [n=12; used to determine the optimal intraocular pressure (IOP) for the subsequent experiments] and the hypertension group (n=6; 70‑mmHg hypertension induced in one eye). IOP was adjusted using a cannula and saline...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899916/gd1a-overcomes-inhibition-of-myelination-by-fibronectin-via-activation-of-protein-kinase-a-implications-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Jing Qin, Arend H Sikkema, Kristine van der Bij, Jenny C de Jonge, Karin Klappe, Vera Nies, Johan W Jonker, Jan Willem Kok, Dick Hoekstra, Wia Baron
Remyelination failure by oligodendrocytes contributes to the functional impairment that characterizes the demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Since incomplete remyelination will irreversibly damage axonal connections, treatments effectively promoting remyelination are pivotal in halting disease progression. Our previous findings suggest that fibronectin aggregates, as an environmental factor, contribute to remyelination failure by perturbing oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) maturation. Here, we aim at elucidating whether exogenously added gangliosides, i...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899788/the-translocator-protein-ligand-xbd173-improves-clinical-symptoms-and-neuropathological-markers-in-the-sjl-j-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Géraldine Leva, Christian Klein, Jérémie Benyounes, François Hallé, Frédéric Bihel, Nicolas Collongues, Jérôme De Seze, Ayikoe-Guy Mensah-Nyagan, Christine Patte-Mensah
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory, demyelinating and neurodegenerative components causing motor, sensory, visual and/or cognitive symptoms. The relapsing-remitting MS affecting 85% of patients is reliably mimicked by the proteolipid-protein (PLP)-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) SJL/J-mouse model. Significant progress was made for MS treatment but the development of effective therapies devoid of severe side-effects remains a great challenge...
September 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895475/delayed-intranasal-infusion-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-improves-white-matter-maturation-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Lotte G van den Heuij, Mhoyra Fraser, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Joanne O Davidson, Christopher A Lear, Rebecca Lim, Guido Wassink, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury remains highly associated with neurodevelopmental disability after preterm birth. There is increasing evidence that disability is linked with impaired white matter maturation, but there is no specific treatment. In this study, we evaluated whether, in preterm fetal sheep, delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) given 1, 3 and 10 days after severe HI, induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, can restore white matter maturation or reduce delayed cell loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890133/expanding-the-kinome-world-a-new-protein-kinase-family-widely-conserved-in-bacteria
#16
Hien-Anh Nguyen, Takla El Khoury, Sébastien Guiral, Maria-Halima Laaberki, Marie-Pierre Candusso, Frédéric Galisson, Anne-Emmanuelle Foucher, Salsabil Kesraoui, Lionel Ballut, Sylvain Vallet, Cédric Orelle, Laure Zucchini, Juliette Martin, Adeline Page, Jihad Attieh, Nushin Aghajari, Christophe Grangeasse, Jean-Michel Jault
Fine-tuning of signaling pathways is essential for cells to cope with sudden environmental variations. This delicate balance is maintained in particular by protein kinases that control the activity of target proteins by reversible phosphorylation. In addition to homologous eukaryotic enzymes, bacteria have evolved some specific Ser/Thr/Tyr protein kinases without any structural resemblance to their eukaryotic counterparts. Here, we show that a previously identified family of ATPases, broadly conserved among bacteria, is in fact a new family of protein kinases with a Ser/Thr/Tyr kinase activity...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889362/a-novel-aza-mbp-altered-peptide-ligand-for-the-treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#17
Nicole N M Trager, Jonathan T Butler, Jennifer Harmon, Joshua Mount, Maria Podbielska, Azizul Haque, Naren L Banik, Craig C Beeson
Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a major target of T cells in lesions of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Interactions between the major histocompatibility complex II containing antigenic peptides and the T cell receptor activate CD4+ T cells that perpetuate EAE and MS. Previously reported data has shown that treating with an altered peptide ligand (APL) in which the normal antigenic peptide sequence of MBP has been slightly changed at T cell contact positions is helpful in reducing disease in both rodents and humans...
September 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887429/nfm-cross-reactivity-to-mog-does-not-expand-a-critical-threshold-level-of-high-affinity-t-cells-necessary-for-onset-of-demyelinating-disease
#18
Lori Blanchfield, Joseph J Sabatino, Laurel Lawrence, Brian D Evavold
Of interest to the etiology of demyelinating autoimmune disease is the potential to aberrantly activate CD4(+) T cells due to cross-recognition of multiple self-epitopes such as has been suggested for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein epitope 35-55 (MOG35-55) and neurofilament medium protein epitope 15-35 (NFM15-35). NFM15-35 is immunogenic in C57BL/6 mice but fails to induce demyelinating disease by polyclonal T cells despite having the same TCR contact residues as MOG35-55, a known encephalitogenic Ag...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887084/tethered-growth-factors-on-biocompatible-scaffolds-improve-stemness-of-cultured-rat-and-human-neural-stem-cells-and-growth-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitors
#19
Lisamarie Moore, Nolan B Skop, Deborah E Rothbard, Lucas R Corrubia, Steven W Levison
Currently, there is no widely accepted technique to efficiently and reproducibly grow stem and progenitor cells in vitro. Stem cells require contact with extracellular matrices as well as signals from growth factors to proliferate and to retain their stemness. We have developed a novel tissue culture platform (StemTrix cultureware) that transforms standard tissue culture plasticware into a multi-functional chitosan-based scaffold that supports the expansion of neural stem cells. The StemTrix scaffold is comprised of chitosan with immobilized heparin which in turn tethers heparin-binding growth factors...
September 5, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884027/aav-klf7-promotes-descending-propriospinal-neuron-axonal-plasticity-after-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Wen-Yuan Li, Ying Wang, Feng-Guo Zhai, Ping Sun, Yong-Xia Cheng, Ling-Xiao Deng, Zhen-Yu Wang
DPSN axons mediate and maintain a variety of normal spinal functions. Unsurprisingly, DPSN tracts have been shown to mediate functional recovery following SCI. KLF7 could contribute to CST axon plasticity after spinal cord injury. In the present study, we assessed whether KLF7 could effectively promote DPSN axon regeneration and synapse formation following SCI. An AAV-KLF7 construct was used to overexpress KLF7. In vitro, KLF7 and target proteins were successfully elevated and axonal outgrowth was enhanced...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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