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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896490/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-neurofilament-light-chain-in-multiple-system-atrophy-relative-to-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Xiaohui Hu, Yan Yang, Daokai Gong
As a biomarker of axonal injury, neurofilament light chain (NFL) in multiple system atrophy (MSA) patients and Parkinson's disease (PD) patients has been investigated by numerous studies. However, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) NFL changes are conflicting in MSA patients relative to PD patients to date. Therefore, the current study was carried out to find out possible heterogeneity sources. Furthermore, "Neurofilament", "Neurofilament light chain" and "Multiple system atrophy" were employed to search "PubMed", "Springer" and "Medline" databases until August 2016 with standard mean difference (Std...
November 28, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893605/synergistic-combinations-of-five-single-drugs-from-centella-asiatica-for-neuronal-differentiation
#2
Jinjin Lin, Hui Jiang, Xianting Ding
To identify alternatives of nerve growth factor, which could promote NF68 protein expression and contribute toward neuronal differentiation, five compounds namely: asiatic acid, madecassic, madecassoside, quercetin, and isoquercetin, obtained from Centella asiatica, were examined for their neuronal differentiation effects on PC12 cells. C. asiatica has been applied as an effective herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases, including depression. According to a statistical design of experiments, both single compound and compound combinations were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885945/clinical-imaging-and-immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-ii-extratemporal-epilepsies-in-children-analyses-of-an-institutional-case-series
#3
Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus, Mary B Connolly, Glenda Hendson, Paul Steinbok, Christopher Dunham
OBJECTIVE Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) Type II is divided into 2 subgroups based on the absence (IIA) or presence (IIB) of balloon cells. In particular, extratemporal FCD Type IIA and IIB is not completely understood in terms of clinical, imaging, biological, and neuropathological differences. The aim of the authors was to analyze distinctions between these 2 formal entities and address clinical, MRI, and immunohistochemical features of extratemporal epilepsies in children. METHODS Cases formerly classified as Palmini FCD Type II nontemporal epilepsies were identified through the prospectively maintained epilepsy database at the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868081/blood-brain-barrier-integrity-intrathecal-immunoactivation-and-neuronal-injury-in-hiv
#4
Birgitta Anesten, Aylin Yilmaz, Lars Hagberg, Henrik Zetterberg, Staffan Nilsson, Bruce J Brew, Dietmar Fuchs, Richard W Price, Magnus Gisslén
OBJECTIVE: Although blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment has been reported in HIV-infected individuals, characterization of this impairment has not been clearly defined. METHODS: BBB integrity was measured by CSF/plasma albumin ratio in this cross-sectional study of 631 HIV-infected individuals and 71 controls. We also analyzed CSF and blood HIV RNA and neopterin, CSF leukocyte count, and neurofilament light chain protein (NFL) concentrations. The HIV-infected participants included untreated neuroasymptomatic patients, patients with untreated HIV-associated dementia (HAD), and participants on suppressive antiretroviral treatment (ART)...
December 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863083/promotion-of-neurological-recovery-in-rat-spinal-cord-injury-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-loaded-on-nerve-guided-collagen-scaffold-through-increasing-alternatively-activated-macrophage-polarization
#5
Zhan Peng, Wei Gao, Bing Yue, Jie Jiang, Yong Gu, Jianwu Dai, Liang Chen, Qin Shi
Mesenchymal stem cells(MSCs)characterized by multi-differentiation potent and immunoregulatory have been used in the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI), but the direct transplantation may limit its effectiveness due to quick diffusion. In addition, the role of macrophages in healing is being increasingly recognized because of the ability to polarize into pro- and anti-inflammatory phenotypes. In the present study, we developed the nerve-guide collagen scaffold (CS) and rat MSCs. After CS was confirmed to minimize MSCs distribution in vivo by the positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, the repair capacity of combined implantation of CS and MSCs and the effect on classically activated macrophage (M1)/alternatively activated macrophage (M2) polarization was assessed in a hemisected SCI rat model...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857681/early-cytoskeletal-protein-modifications-precede-overt-structural-degeneration-in-the-dba-2j-mouse-model-of-glaucoma
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Gina N Wilson, Matthew A Smith, Denise M Inman, Christine M Dengler-Crish, Samuel D Crish
Axonal transport deficits precede structural loss in glaucoma and other neurodegenerations. Impairments in structural support, including modified cytoskeletal proteins, and microtubule-destabilizing elements, could be initiating factors in glaucoma pathogenesis. We investigated the time course of changes in protein levels and post-translational modifications in the DBA/2J mouse model of glaucoma. Using anterograde tract tracing of the retinal projection, we assessed major cytoskeletal and transported elements as a function of transport integrity in different stages of pathological progression...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853421/transient-developmental-purkinje-cell-axonal-torpedoes-in-healthy-and-ataxic-mouse-cerebellum
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Lovisa Ljungberg, Daneck Lang-Ouellette, Angela Yang, Sriram Jayabal, Sabrina Quilez, Alanna J Watt
Information is carried out of the cerebellar cortical microcircuit via action potentials propagated along Purkinje cell axons. In several human neurodegenerative diseases, focal axonal swellings on Purkinje cells - known as torpedoes - have been associated with Purkinje cell loss. Interestingly, torpedoes are also reported to appear transiently during development in rat cerebellum. The function of Purkinje cell axonal torpedoes in health as well as in disease is poorly understood. We investigated the properties of developmental torpedoes in the postnatal mouse cerebellum of wild-type and transgenic mice...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843073/off-target-effect-of-sildenafil-on-postsurgical-erectile-dysfunction-alternate-pathways-and-localized-delivery-system
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Amirali Salmasi, Geun Taek Lee, Neal Patel, Ritu Goyal, Michael Dinizo, Young Suk Kwon, Part K Modi, Izak Faiena, Nara Lee, Johanna L Hannan, Joachim Kohn, Isaac Yi Kim
INTRODUCTION: There is no consensus on the best oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5I) for patients undergoing penile rehabilitation after surgical nerve injury. AIM: To determine the mechanism of PDE5I on cultured neuronal cells and the effectiveness of local drug delivery using nanospheres (NSPs) to sites of nerve injury in a rat model of bilateral cavernous nerve injury (BCNI). METHODS: The effects of sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil on cyclic adenosine monophosphate, cyclic guanosine monophosphate, and cell survival after exposure to hypoxia and H2O2 were measured in PC12, SH-SY5Y, and NTERA-2 (NT2) cell cultures...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833986/dermal-plexiform-spindle-cell-lipoma
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José Fernando Val-Bernal, Sandra Hermana
Spindle cell lipoma located in the dermis is uncommon. The plexiform variant of this tumor is rare. In fact, only six cases of this variant have been described previously. We report herein a case of dermal plexiform spindle cell lipoma with prominent myxoid matrix. A 47-year-old male patient presented with a solitary, 2.2 cm-cutaneous mass in the right buttock region that had slowly increased in size for over one year. The dermal lesion was characterized by a mixture of mature adipocytes, spindle shaped cells and inconspicuous ropey collagen bundles in a mucinous background...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833970/subsets-of-telocytes-the-progenitor-cells-in-the-human-endocardial-niche
#10
Florentina Grigoriu, Sorin Hostiuc, Alexandra Diana Vrapciu, Mugurel Constantin Rusu
: Telocytes (TCs) are cells defined by their long and moniliform processes termed telopodes. They were previously identified in the endocardium and express neural markers, such as nestin and neuron-specific enolase (NSE). Previous studies found a positive expression of neuro-filaments in endocardial endothelial cells, and a positive expression of nestin in cardiac side population (CSP) progenitor cells, which allowed us to hypothesize that TCs in the endocardial stem niche could be in fact progenitors that express nestin...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828924/isolated-nonsyndromic-intraneural-neuroma-of-the-eyelid-skin
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Frederick A Jakobiec, Alia Rashid, Michael K Yoon
A 56-year-old man developed a 2 × 2 mm, yellow-orange painless, smooth-surfaced nodule in the middle third of his left upper eyelid. Microscopic evaluation disclosed a spindle cell tumor that was well circumscribed by a perineurium. The tumor cells manifested wavy, bland nuclei displaying comma-shaped and pointed ends. These cells were uniformly S100 positive. Immunohistochemical analysis further revealed an even dispersion of numerous dot-like neurofilaments diagnostic of an isolated intraneural neuroma...
November 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826105/klf7-transfected-schwann-cell-graft-transplantation-promotes-sciatic-nerve-regeneration
#12
Ying Wang, Wen-Yuan Li, Hua Jia, Feng-Guo Zhai, Wen-Rui Qu, Yong-Xia Cheng, Yan-Cui Liu, Ling-Xiao Deng, Su-Fen Guo, Zai-Shun Jin
Our former study demonstrated that Krüppel-like Factor 7 (KLF7) is a transcription factor that stimulates axonal regeneration after peripheral nerve injury. Currently, we used a gene therapy approach to overexpress KLF7 in Schwann cells (SCs) and assessed whether KLF7-transfected SCs graft could promote sciatic nerve regeneration. SCs were transfected by adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2)-KLF7 in vitro. Mice were allografted by an acellular nerve (ANA) with either an injection of DMEM (ANA group), SCs (ANA+SCs group) or AAV2-KLF7-transfected SCs (ANA+KLF7-SCs group) to assess repair of a sciatic nerve gap...
November 5, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821907/alteration-of-microrna-expressions-in-the-pons-and-medulla-in-rats-after-3-3-iminodipropionitrile-administration
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Keiko Ogata, Masahiko Kushida, Kaori Miyata, Kayo Sumida, Shuji Takeda, Takeshi Izawa, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Jyoji Yamate
Although 3,3'-iminodipropionitrile (IDPN) is widely used as a neurotoxicant to cause axonopathy due to accumulation of neurofilaments in several rodent models, its mechanism of neurotoxicity has not been fully understood. In particular, no information regarding microRNA (miRNA) alteration associated with IDPN is available. This study was conducted to reveal miRNA alteration related to IDPN-induced neurotoxicity. Rats were administered IDPN (20, 50, or 125 mg/kg/day) orally for 3, 7, and 14 days. Histopathological features were investigated using immunohistochemistry for neurofilaments and glial cells, and miRNA alterations were analyzed by microarray and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
October 2016: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821568/neurofilament-light-chain-level-is-a-weak-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-ms
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November 8, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821307/in%C3%A2-vitro-activation-of-the-neuro-transduction-mechanism-in-sensitive-organotypic-human-skin-model
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Francesca Martorina, Costantino Casale, Francesco Urciuolo, Paolo A Netti, Giorgia Imparato
Recent advances in tissue engineering have encouraged researchers to endeavor the production of fully functional three-dimensional (3D) thick human tissues in vitro. Here, we report the fabrication of a fully innervated human skin tissue in vitro that recapitulates and replicates skin sensory function. Previous attempts to innervate in vitro 3D skin models did not demonstrate an effective functionality of the nerve network. In our approach, we initially engineer functional human skin tissue based on fibroblast-generated dermis and differentiated epidermis; then, we promote rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons axon ingrowth in the de-novo developed tissue...
January 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819802/immediate-initiation-of-cart-is-associated-with-lower-levels-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-ykl-40-a-marker-of-microglial-activation-in-hiv-1-infection
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Michael J Peluso, Victor Valcour, Nittaya Phanuphak, Jintanat Ananworanich, James Lk Fletcsher, Thep Chalermchai, Shelly J Krebs, Merlin L Robb, Joanna Hellmuth, Magnus Gisslén, Henrik Zetterberg, Serena Spudich
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) YKL-40, a unique biomarker that reflects activation of microglial cells, in acute (AHI) and chronic HIV-1 infection (CHI) and to determine the effect of treatment initiation on levels of this marker. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of two groups of HIV-infected participants at baseline and follow-up timepoints. METHODS: AHI (n = 33) and CHI (n = 34) participants underwent CSF and blood sampling before treatment initiation with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and at follow up on cART in a subset of these individuals (6 months in AHI participants [n = 24], 1 year in CHI participants [n = 10])...
November 2, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819296/serum-neurofilament-light-protein-predicts-clinical-outcome-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Pashtun Shahim, Magnus Gren, Victor Liman, Ulf Andreasson, Niklas Norgren, Yelverton Tegner, Niklas Mattsson, Niels Andreasen, Martin Öst, Henrik Zetterberg, Bengt Nellgård, Kaj Blennow
Axonal white matter injury is believed to be a major determinant of adverse outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hypothesized that measurement of neurofilament light protein (NF-L), a protein found in long white-matter axons, in blood samples, may serve as a suitable biomarker for neuronal damage in TBI patients. To test our hypotheses, we designed a study in two parts: i) we developed an immunoassay based on Single molecule array technology for quantification of NF-L in blood, and ii) in a proof-of-concept study, we tested our newly developed method on serial serum samples from severe TBI (sTBI) patients (n = 72) and controls (n = 35)...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819158/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-neurofilament-light-chain-nf-l-but-not-progranulin-and-s100b-in-the-course-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-data-from-the-german-mnd-net
#18
Petra Steinacker, André Huss, Benjamin Mayer, Torsten Grehl, Julian Grosskreutz, Guntram Borck, Jens Kuhle, Dorothée Lulé, Thomas Meyer, Patrick Oeckl, Susanne Petri, Jochen Weishaupt, Albert C Ludolph, Markus Otto
There is a need for diagnostic, prognostic, and monitoring blood biomarkers for ALS. We aimed to analyse and compare proposed candidate markers for disease progression in the course of ALS. Blood samples were taken from 125 ALS patients, including nine patients with C9orf72 or SOD1 mutation, at regular intervals of six months. ALS patients were characterized by the ALS functional rating scale (ALSFRS-R) and the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS). We quantified neurofilament light chain (NF-L), S100B, and progranulin (PGRN) and analysed it in relation to disease progression...
November 5, 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818278/effect-of-amitriptyline-treatment-on-neurofilament-h-protein-in-an-experimental-model-of-depression
#19
Maria Domenica Sanna, Carla Ghelardini, Nicoletta Galeotti
It has been proposed that depression is associated with dysfunction of hippocampal plasticity. Novel hypotheses suggest that antidepressants induce neuronal structural plasticity, although the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of amitriptyline on levels of phosphorylated heavy neurofilament subunit (NF-H) in the hippocampus of mice exposed to acute and chronic behavioral despair paradigms. Immunoblotting experiments showed that animals exposed to the tail suspension test (TST) displayed diminished levels of pNF-H 24h after testing...
November 3, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809726/immunohistochemical-assessment-of-rat-nerve-isografts-and-immunosuppressed-allografts
#20
Daniel J Hellenbrand, Katie E Kaeppler, Mark E Ehlers, Colton D Thompson, Joanna C Zurko, Morgan M Buchholz, Alexandra R Springer, Daniel L Thompson, Rami K Ibrahim, Amgad Hanna
OBJECTIVE: Autologous peripheral nerve grafts are commonly used clinically as a treatment for peripheral nerve injuries. However, in research using an autologous graft is not always feasible due to loss of function, which in many cases is assessed to determine the efficacy of the peripheral nerve graft. In addition, using allografts for research require the use of an immunosuppressant, which creates unwanted side effects and another variable within the experiment that can affect regeneration...
November 4, 2016: Neurological Research
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