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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920664/investigation-of-snp-rs2060546-immediately-upstream-to-ntn4-in-a-danish-gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-cohort
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Shanmukha S Padmanabhuni, Rayan Houssari, Ann-Louise Esserlind, Jes Olesen, Thomas M Werge, Thomas F Hansen, Birgitte Bertelsen, Fotis Tsetsos, Peristera Paschou, Zeynep Tümer
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics. GTS is a complex disorder, with environmental factors and several genes involved. Although variations within a few genes such as AADAC, NRXN1, SLITRK1, HDC, and IMMP2L have been tentatively associated with GTS (in a small number of patients), the causative genes underlying GTS pathophysiology remain unknown. In a previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP, rs2060546) near the Netrin-4 (NTN4 - MIM 610401) gene was shown to be associated with GTS [odds ratio (OR) = 1...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916024/neuron-specific-expression-of-p48-ebp1-during-murine-brain-development-and-its-contribution-to-cns-axon-regeneration
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Hyo Rim Ko, Inwoo Hwang, So Yoon Chang, Yun Sil Kim, Won Soon Park, Jee-Yin Ahn
P48 Ebp1 is expressed in rapidly proliferating cells such as cancer cells and accelerates cell growth and survival. However, its expression pattern and role in central nervous system development have not been studied. Here, we demonstrated the spatiotemporal expression pattern of p48 Ebp1 during embryonic development and the postnatal period. During embryonic development, p48 Ebp1 was highly expressed in the brain. Expression gradually decreased after birth but was still more abundant than p42 expression after birth...
December 5, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911838/antagonists-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-receptor-induce-apoptosis-specifically-in-retinoblastoma-cells
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Wai Kit Chu, Ka Sin Law, Sun On Chan, Jason Cheuk Sing Yam, Li Jia Chen, Hao Zhang, Herman S Cheung, Norman L Block, Andrew V Schally, Chi Pui Pang
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common intraocular cancer in children worldwide. Current treatments mainly involve combinations of chemotherapies, cryotherapies, and laser-based therapies. Severe or late-stage disease may require enucleation or lead to fatality. Recently, RB has been shown to arise from cone precursor cells, which have high MDM2 levels to suppress p53-mediated apoptosis. This finding leads to the hypothesis that restoring apoptosis mechanisms in RBs could specifically kill the cancer cells without affecting other retinal cells...
November 23, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908785/disco-interacting-protein-2-regulates-axonal-bifurcation-and-guidance-of-drosophila-mushroom-body-neurons
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Yohei Nitta, Daisuke Yamazaki, Atsushi Sugie, Makoto Hiroi, Tetsuya Tabata
Axonal branching is one of the key processes within the enormous complexity of the nervous system to enable a single neuron to send information to multiple targets. However, the molecular mechanisms that control branch formation are poorly understood. In particular, previous studies have rarely addressed the mechanisms underlying axonal bifurcation, in which axons form new branches via splitting of the growth cone. We demonstrate that DISCO Interacting Protein 2 (DIP2) is required for precise axonal bifurcation in Drosophila mushroom body (MB) neurons by suppressing ectopic bifurcation and regulating the guidance of sister axons...
November 28, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893610/slit2-robo1-promotes-synaptogenesis-and-functional-recovery-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Yang Li, Yan Gao, Xueqin Xu, Ruoshi Shi, Juying Liu, Wanjun Yao, Changbin Ke
Neuronal network reconstruction is a pivotal determinant for functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI), the process of which includes synaptogenesis. Slit2 protein has been identified as a key regulator of axon regeneration and synapse formation in the vertebrate. Meanwhile, RhoA is the converging cascade of inhibitory molecules that interrupt synaptic plasticity in SCI. In the present study, we investigated the interaction among Slit2, Robo1, and RhoA and the potential roles of Slit2 in the pathological process of SCI...
November 23, 2016: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890538/a-model-for-stretch-growth-of-neurons
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Prashant K Purohit, Douglas H Smith
In the first phase of axon growth, axons sprout from neuron bodies and are extended by the pull of the migrating growth cones towards their targets. Thereafter, once the target is reached, a lesser known second phase of axon growth ensues as the mechanical forces from the growth of the animal induce extension of the integrated axons in the process of forming tracts and nerves. Although there are several microscopic physics based models of the first phase of axon growth, to date, there are no models of the very different second phase...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871712/treatment-with-twin-block-appliance-followed-by-fixed-appliance-therapy-in-a-growing-class-ii-patient
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Keun-Young Lee, Jae Hyun Park, Kiyoshi Tai, Jong-Moon Chae
A girl, aged 11 years 4 months, with a skeletal Class II pattern and a severe overjet (10 mm) was treated with a Twin-block appliance. After 9 months of appliance therapy, the skeletal Class II was overcorrected. After 26 months of retention, when the occlusion was stable and the growth rate was diminishing, fixed orthodontic appliances using temporary skeletal anchorage devices were initiated. The total active treatment time with fixed orthodontic appliances was 30 months. Posttreatment records after 18 months demonstrated excellent stability: a functional occlusion and a pleasing facial balance...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871707/cone-beam-computed-tomography-synthesized-cephalometric-study-of-operated-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-and-noncleft-children-with-class-iii-skeletal-relationship
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Yifan Lin, Zhen Fu, Lian Ma, Weiran Li
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to compare the craniofacial hard and soft tissue characteristics between children with operated unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and children with noncleft lip and palate (non-CLP) with a Class III skeletal relationship. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 30 subjects (18 boys, 12 girls; mean age, 10.21 years) affected by UCLP and 30 non-CLP subjects (17 boys, 13 girls; mean age, 10.19 years) as the control group. All subjects were in the mixed dentition with a Class III skeletal relationship...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871480/release-of-growth-factors-into-root-canal-by-irrigations-in-regenerative-endodontics
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Qian Zeng, Sean Nguyen, Hongming Zhang, Hari Priya Chebrolu, Dalia Alzebdeh, Mustafa A Badi, Jong Ryul Kim, Junqi Ling, Maobin Yang
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the release of growth factors into root canal space after the irrigation procedure of regenerative endodontic procedure. METHODS: Sixty standardized root segments were prepared from extracted single-root teeth. Nail varnish was applied to all surfaces except the root canal surface. Root segments were irrigated with 1.5% NaOCl + 17% EDTA, 2.5% NaOCl + 17% EDTA, 17% EDTA, or deionized water. The profile of growth factors that were released after irrigation was studied by growth factor array...
December 2016: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867708/in-vivo-volumetric-fluorescence-sectioning-microscopy-with-mechanical-scan-free-hybrid-illumination-imaging
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Chen-Yen Lin, Wei-Hsin Lin, Ju-Hsuan Chien, Jui-Chang Tsai, Yuan Luo
Optical sectioning microscopy in wide-field fashion has been widely used to obtain three-dimensional images of biological samples; however, it requires scanning in depth and considerable time to acquire multiple depth information of a volumetric sample. In this paper, in vivo optical sectioning microscopy with volumetric hybrid illumination, with no mechanical moving parts, is presented. The proposed system is configured such that the optical sectioning is provided by hybrid illumination using a digital micro-mirror device (DMD) for uniform and non-uniform pattern projection, while the depth of imaging planes is varied by using an electrically tunable-focus lens with invariant magnification and resolution...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865908/oleic-acid-promotes-the-expression-of-neural-markers-in-differentiated-human-endometrial-stem-cells
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Maryam Ali Mohammadie Kojour, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Homa Mohseni Kouchesfehani, Hanieh Jalali, Mohammah Hosein Karbalaie Ebrahim
Variety of neurodegenerative diseases in humans are caused by loss of cells along with loss of function and disability. Cell replacement therapy is a potential strategy to cure neurodegenerative diseases. Mesenchymal stem cells are pluripotent non-hematopoietic cells that can be isolated from numerous tissues. Human endometrial-derived stem cell (hEnSC) are the abundant and easy available source with no immunological response, for cell replacement therapy. In the nervous system, where fatty acids are found in huge amounts, they participate in its development and maintenance throughout life...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852899/local-arp2-3-dependent-actin-assembly-modulates-applied-traction-force-during-apcam-adhesion-site-maturation
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Kenneth B Buck, Andrew W Schaefer, Vincent T Schoonderwoert, Matthew S Creamer, Eric R Dufresne, Paul Forscher
Homophilic binding of Ig superfamily molecules, such as apCAM, leads to actin filament assembly near nascent adhesion sites. Such actin assembly can generate significant localized forces that have not been characterized in the larger context of axon growth and guidance. We used apCAM coated bead substrates applied to the surface of neuronal growth cones to characterize the development of forces evoked by varying stiffness of mechanical restraint. Unrestrained bead propulsion matched or exceeded rates of retrograde network flow and was dependent on Arp2/3 complex activity...
November 16, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846797/identification-and-characterization-of-micrornas-in-humulus-lupulus-using-high-throughput-sequencing-and-their-response-to-citrus-bark-cracking-viroid-cbcvd-infection
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Ajay Kumar Mishra, Ganesh Selvaraj Duraisamy, Jaroslav Matoušek, Sebastjan Radisek, Branka Javornik, Jernej Jakse
BACKGROUND: Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) plants are grown primarily for the brewing industry and have been used as a traditional medicinal herb for a long time. Severe hop stunt disease caused by the recently discovered Citrus bark cracking viroid (CBCVd) is one of the most devastating diseases among other viroid infections in hop. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding small RNAs that play important roles in gene expression regulation. To identify miRNAs in hop and their response to CBCVd-infection, two small RNA (sRNA) libraries were prepared from healthy and CBCVd-infected hop plants and were investigated by high throughput sequencing...
November 15, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844023/could-folic-acid-influence-growth-cone-motility-during-the-development-of-neural-connectivity
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COMMENT
Darrell Wiens
Perinatal dietary supplementation, together with widespread fortification of grain-based foods with synthetic folic acid (FA) has resulted in rising concentrations of unmetabolized plasma FA in pregnant women. In a recently published study we reported on experiments in which we cultured dorsal root ganglia from chick embryos in a range of FA concentrations. We found that FA inhibited neurite extension, synaptogenesis, and growth cone motility. In this commentary we consider the possible mechanism further. The effect of FA is more likely to be on motility processes of growth cones with their exploratory filapodia than on neurotrophic stimulation...
2016: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825985/a-view-from-the-ending-axonal-dieback-and-regeneration-following-sci
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REVIEW
Caitlin E Hill
Following spinal cord injury (SCI), most axons fail to regenerate and instead form large, swollen endings generically called 'retraction bulbs.' These endings form and persist after SCI even under experimental therapeutic conditions where significant CNS regeneration occurs. Although retraction bulbs can arise from either activation of degenerative processes or deficits in regenerative processes, they are typically grouped as a single type of axonal ending. To facilitate the targeting of axonal endings for SCI repair, this review focuses on dissecting the different types of axonal endings present following injury by examining them in the context of the temporal, degenerative and regenerative changes that occur following injury...
November 5, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822498/the-x-linked-autism-protein-kiaa2022-kidlia-regulates-neurite-outgrowth-via-n-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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James Gilbert, Heng-Ye Man
Our previous work showed that loss of the KIAA2022 gene protein results in intellectual disability with language impairment and autistic behavior (KIDLIA, also referred to as XPN). However, the cellular and molecular alterations resulting from a loss of function of KIDLIA and its role in autism with severe intellectual disability remain unknown. Here, we show that KIDLIA plays a key role in neuron migration and morphogenesis. We found that KIDLIA is distributed exclusively in the nucleus. In the developing rat brain, it is expressed only in the cortical plate and subplate region but not in the intermediate or ventricular zone...
September 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822178/loss-of-cpeb3-upregulates-megf10-to-impair-mosaic-development-of-on-starburst-amacrine-cells
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Yin-Peng Chen, Geng-Shuo Bai, Meng-Fang Wu, Chuan-Chin Chiao, Yi-Shuian Huang
Cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 3 (CPEB3) regulates target RNA translation in neurons. Here, we examined CPEB3 distribution and function in the mouse retina. CPEB3 is expressed in retinal neurons, including those located in the inner nuclear layer (INL) and ganglion cell layer (GCL) but not in cone and rod photoreceptors in the outer nuclear layer (ONL). A previous study found CPEB3 expressed in cholinergic starburst amacrine cells (SACs). We first examined these cells and observed aberrant SAC mosaicism in CPEB3-knockout (KO) retinas...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808115/multi-phasic-bi-directional-chemotactic-responses-of-the-growth-cone
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Honda Naoki, Makoto Nishiyama, Kazunobu Togashi, Yasunobu Igarashi, Kyonsoo Hong, Shin Ishii
The nerve growth cone is bi-directionally attracted and repelled by the same cue molecules depending on the situations, while other non-neural chemotactic cells usually show uni-directional attraction or repulsion toward their specific cue molecules. However, how the growth cone differs from other non-neural cells remains unclear. Toward this question, we developed a theory for describing chemotactic response based on a mathematical model of intracellular signaling of activator and inhibitor. Our theory was first able to clarify the conditions of attraction and repulsion, which are determined by balance between activator and inhibitor, and the conditions of uni- and bi-directional responses, which are determined by dose-response profiles of activator and inhibitor to the guidance cue...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803162/the-neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-ncam-promotes-clustering-and-activation-of-epha3-receptors-in-gabaergic-interneurons-to-induce-rhoa-rock-mediated-growth-cone-collapse
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Chelsea S Sullivan, Maike Kümper, Brenda S Temple, Patricia F Maness
Establishment of a proper balance of excitatory and inhibitory connectivity is achieved during development of cortical networks and adjusted through synaptic plasticity. Neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM and the receptor tyrosine kinase EphA3 regulate perisomatic synapse density of inhibitory GABAergic interneurons in the mouse frontal cortex through ephrin-A5-induced growth cone collapse. In this study, it was demonstrated that binding of NCAM and EphA3 occurred between the NCAM immunoglobulin-2 (Ig2) domain and EphA3 cysteine-rich domain (CRD)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794222/neovasculature-and-circulating-tumor-cells-dual-targeting-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-the-highly-invasive-breast-cancer
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Jianhui Yao, Jingxian Feng, Xiaoling Gao, Dan Wei, Ting Kang, Qianqian Zhu, Tianze Jiang, Xunbin Wei, Jun Chen
Antiangiogenesis therapy has been served as a potent cancer treatment strategy for decades, yet disrupting neovasculature would provoke tumor cells into invasive growth and result in distal metastasis. The basic cause of cancer metastasis can be traced down to the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which detach from primary tumor site and act as 'seeds'. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a potential biomarker for selective capture of epithelium-derived CTCs. Here, we integrated tumor neovessles-targetable ligands K237 peptide with Ep23 aptamer against EpCAM into a single drug-loaded nanoplatform using paclitaxel (PTX) as the model drug, aiming at damaging the primary tumor and neutralizing CTCs simultaneously to achieve a synergistic anti-tumor therapeutic effect...
October 22, 2016: Biomaterials
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