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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432022/a-crosstalk-between-muscarinic-and-crf2-receptors-regulates-cellular-adhesion-properties-of-human-colon-cancer-cells
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M Pelissier-Rota, N T Chartier, B Bonaz, M R Jacquier-Sarlin
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease often suffer from chronic and relapsing intestinal inflammation that favor the development of colitis associated cancer. An alteration of the epithelial intestinal barrier function observed in IBD is supposed to be a consequence of stress. It has been proposed that corticotrophin-releasing factor receptor (CRF2), one of the two receptors of CRF, the principal neuromediator of stress, acts on cholinergic nerves to induce stress-mediated epithelial barrier dysfunction...
April 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420346/linoleic-acid-is-this-the-key-that-unlocks-the-quantum-brain-insights-linking-broken-symmetries-in-molecular-biology-mood-disorders-and-personalistic-emergentism
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Massimo Cocchi, Chiara Minuto, Lucio Tonello, Fabio Gabrielli, Gustav Bernroider, Jack A Tuszynski, Francesco Cappello, Mark Rasenick
In this paper we present a mechanistic model that integrates subneuronal structures, namely ion channels, membrane fatty acids, lipid rafts, G proteins and the cytoskeleton in a dynamic system that is finely tuned in a healthy brain. We also argue that subtle changes in the composition of the membrane's fatty acids may lead to down-stream effects causing dysregulation of the membrane, cytoskeleton and their interface. Such exquisite sensitivity to minor changes is known to occur in physical systems undergoing phase transitions, the simplest and most studied of them is the so-called Ising model, which exhibits a phase transition at a finite temperature between an ordered and disordered state in 2- or 3-dimensional space...
April 19, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408340/nogo-a-in-the-visual-system-development-and-in-ocular-diseases
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Vincent Pernet
Nogo-A is a potent myelin-associated inhibitor for neuronal growth and plasticity in the central nervous system (CNS). Its effects are mediated by the activation of specific receptors that intracellularly control cytoskeleton rearrangements, protein synthesis and gene expression. Moreover, Nogo-A has been involved in the development of the visual system and in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and injury processes that can alter its function. For example, Nogo-A was shown to influence optic nerve myelinogenesis, the formation and maturation of retinal axon projections, and retinal angiogenesis...
April 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407001/effect-of-hypoxia-on-the-retina-and-superior-colliculus-of-neonatal-pigs
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Noelia Ruzafa, Carmen Rey-Santano, Victoria Mielgo, Xandra Pereiro, Elena Vecino
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of hypoxia on the neonatal pig retina and brain, we analysed the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and neurons in the superior colliculus, as well as the response of astrocytes in both these central nervous system (CNS) structures. METHODS: Newborn pigs were exposed to 120 minutes of hypoxia, induced by decreasing the inspiratory oxygen fraction (FiO2: 10-15%), followed by a reoxygenation period of 240 minutes (FiO2: 21-35%). RGCs were quantified using Brn3a, a specific nuclear marker for these cells, and apoptosis was assessed through the appearance of active caspase-3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405779/multidirectional-inhibition-of-cortico-hippocampal-neurodegeneration-by-kolaviron-treatment-in-rats
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Olayemi Joseph Olajide, Nnaemeka Tobechukwu Asogwa, Blessing Oluwapelumi Moses, Christiana Bidemi Oyegbola
Earliest signs of neurodegenerative cascades in the course of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are seen within the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus, with pathological evidences in both cortical structures correlating with manifestation of behavioural and cognitive deficits. Despite the enormous problems associated with AD's clinical manifestations in sufferers, therapeutic advances for the disorder are still very limited. Therefore, this study examined cortico-hippocampal microstructures in models of AD, and evaluated the possible beneficial roles of kolaviron (Kv)-a biflavonoid complex in rats...
April 13, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392472/nf-l-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-serum-is-a-biomarker-of-neuronal-damage-in-an-inducible-mouse-model-of-neurodegeneration
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Anthony Brureau, Véronique Blanchard-Bregeon, Catherine Pech, Stéphanie Hamon, Pascal Chaillou, Jean-Claude Guillemot, Pascal Barneoud, Philippe Bertrand, Laurent Pradier, Thomas Rooney, Nathalie Schussler
Accumulation of neurofilaments (NFs), the major constituents of the neuronal cytoskeleton, is a distinctive feature of neurological diseases and several studies have shown that soluble NFs can be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. Here we have used an inducible transgenic mouse model of neurodegeneration, CamKII-TetOp25 mice, to evaluate whether NF-L levels in CSF or blood can be used as a biochemical biomarker of neurodegeneration...
April 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373358/neurofilaments-and-neurofilament-proteins-in-health-and-disease
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Aidong Yuan, Mala V Rao, Veeranna, Ralph A Nixon
SUMMARYNeurofilaments (NFs) are unique among tissue-specific classes of intermediate filaments (IFs) in being heteropolymers composed of four subunits (NF-L [neurofilament light]; NF-M [neurofilament middle]; NF-H [neurofilament heavy]; and α-internexin or peripherin), each having different domain structures and functions. Here, we review how NFs provide structural support for the highly asymmetric geometries of neurons and, especially, for the marked radial expansion of myelinated axons crucial for effective nerve conduction velocity...
April 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369888/early-growth-response-1-mediated-downregulation-of-drebrin-correlates-with-loss-of-dendritic-spines
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Chulmin Cho, Ryen MacDonald, Jijun Shang, Moon Jeong Cho, Lorraine E Chalifour, Hemant K Paudel
Postsynaptic dendritic spines are structurally composed of actin cytoskeleton, which undergoes dynamic morphological changes to accommodate incoming synaptic activity. Drebrin is an actin binding protein highly expressed in dendritic spines that serves an important role in regulating spine morphology. Functionally, loss of drebrin directly correlates with deficits in learning and memory, as is the case observed in Alzheimer's disease. Despite these findings, the regulatory factor responsible for drebrin loss remains unclear...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363876/neuronal-polarization-from-spatiotemporal-signaling-to-cytoskeletal-dynamics
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REVIEW
Max Schelski, Frank Bradke
Neuronal polarization establishes distinct molecular structures to generate a distinct axon and multiple dendrites. Studies over the past years indicate that this efficient separation is brought about by a network of feedback loops. Axonal growth seems to play a major role in fueling those feedback loops and thereby stabilizing neuronal polarity. Indeed, various effectors involved in feedback loops play key roles in axonal growth by ultimately acting on the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton. These effectors have key roles in interconnecting actin and microtubule dynamics - a mechanism crucial to commanding the growth of axons...
March 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360125/cellular-levels-of-growth-factor-receptor-bound-protein-2-grb2-and-cytoskeleton-stability-are-correlated-in-a-neurodegenerative-scenario
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Piyali Majumder, Kasturi Roy, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Nihar Ranjan Jana, Debashis Mukhopadhyay
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) manifests neuronal loss. On the premises of Grb2 overexpression in AD mouse brain and brain tissues of AD patients, our study primarily focuses on the stability of cytoskeletal proteins in the context of degenerative AD like conditions. Two predominant molecular features of AD, extracellular accumulation of Aβ oligomers and intracellular elevation of AICD levels, have been used to closely inspect the series of signaling events. In their presence, multiple signaling pathways involving ROCK and PAK1 proteins lead to disassembly of the cytoskeleton and Grb2 partially counterbalances the cytoskeletal loss...
March 30, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359686/slm-a-novel-carbazole-based-fluorophore-attenuates-okadaic-acid-induced-tau-hyperphosphorylation-via-down-regulating-gsk-3%C3%AE-activity-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Xiaoli Wu, Jayasankar Kosaraju, Kin Yip Tam
Phosphorylated tau dissociates from microtubules and aggregates to form neurofibrillary tangles resulting in neuronal toxicity and cognitive deficits. Attenuating tau hyperphosphorylation is considered as an effective therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease (AD). From our previous study, SLM, a carbazole-based fluorophore prevents Aβ aggregation, reduced glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) activity and tau hyperphosphorylation in triple transgenic mouse model of AD. However, the mechanism by which SLM attenuates tau hyperphosphorylation warrants further investigation...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359322/mutation-of-kinesin-6-kif20b-causes-defects-in-cortical-neuron-polarization-and-morphogenesis
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Katrina C McNeely, Timothy D Cupp, Jessica Neville Little, Kerstin M Janisch, Ayushma Shrestha, Noelle D Dwyer
BACKGROUND: How neurons change their cytoskeleton to adopt their complex polarized morphology is still not understood. Growing evidence suggests that proteins that help build microtubule structures during cell division are also involved in building and remodeling the complex cytoskeletons of neurons. Kif20b (previously called MPP1 or Mphosph1) is the most divergent member of the Kinesin-6 family of "mitotic" kinesins that also includes Kif23/MKLP1 and Kif20a/MKLP2. We previously isolated a loss-of-function mouse mutant of Kif20b and showed that it had a thalamocortical axon guidance defect and microcephaly...
March 31, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359086/the-arcuate-estrogen-regulated-transcriptome-estrogen-response-element-dependent-and-independent-signaling-of-er%C3%AE-in-female-mice
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Jennifer A Yang, Hillary Stires, William J Belden, Troy A Roepke
To influence energy homeostasis and reproduction, 17β-estradiol (E2) controls the arcuate nucleus (ARC) through multiple receptor-mediated mechanisms, but primarily via estrogen receptor (ER) α, which signals through both estrogen response element (ERE)-dependent and -independent mechanisms. To determine ERα-mediated, ERE-dependent, and ERE-independent E2 signaling in the ARC, we examined the differential regulation of the mouse arcuate transcriptome by E2 using three mice genotypes: (1) wild-type, (2) ERα knock-in/knockout (ERE-independent mechanisms), and (3) total ERα knockout (ERα-independent mechanisms)...
March 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347630/tubulins-and-brain-development-the-origins-of-functional-specification
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Martin W Breuss, Ines Leca, Thomas Gstrein, Andi H Hansen, David A Keays
The development of the vertebrate central nervous system is reliant on a complex cascade of biological processes that include mitotic division, relocation of migrating neurons, and the extension of dendritic and axonal processes. Each of these cellular events requires the diverse functional repertoire of the microtubule cytoskeleton for the generation of forces, assembly of macromolecular complexes and transport of molecules and organelles. The tubulins are a multi-gene family that encode for the constituents of microtubules, and have been implicated in a spectrum of neurological disorders...
March 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337305/rho-kinase-regulates-neurite-outgrowth-of-hippocampal-neurons-via-calcium-dependent-cytoskeleton-regulation
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Zhisheng Ji, Zhenbin Cai, Jifeng Zhang, Nannuan Liu, Jing Chen, Minghui Tan, Hongsheng Lin, Guoqing Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether calcium is involved in downstream signal transduction in neurite outgrowth regulated by Rho kinase. METHODS: In vitro primary hippocampal neurons were cultured and treated with Rho kinase agonist (LPA) or antagonist (Y-27632). Then, the cytoskeleton and neurite outgrowth were observed. After addition of calcium antagonist BAPTA/AM to reduce intracellular calcium, the cytoskeleton distribution and neurite outgrowth were observed...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334785/amino-acid-substitution-equivalent-to-human-chorea-acanthocytosis-i2771r-in-yeast-vps13-protein-affects-its-binding-to-phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate
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Weronika Rzepnikowska, Krzysztof Flis, Joanna Kaminska, Marcin Grynberg, Agnieszka Urbanek, Kathryn R Ayscough, Teresa Zoladek
The rare human disorder chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is caused by mutations in hVPS13A gene. The hVps13A protein interacts with actin and regulates the level of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) in the membranes of neuronal cells. Yeast Vps13 is involved in vacuolar protein transport and, like hVps13A, participates in PI4P metabolism. Vps13 proteins are conserved in eukaryotes, but their molecular function remains unknown. One of the mutations found in ChAc patients causes amino acids substitution I2771R which affects the localization of hVps13A in skeletal muscles...
April 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323401/zinc-and-copper-effects-on-stability-of-tubulin-and-actin-networks-in-dendrites-and-spines-of-hippocampal-neurons
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Laura Perrin, Stephane Roudeau, Asuncion Carmona, Florelle Domart, Jennifer D Petersen, Sylvain Bohic, Yang Yang, Peter Cloetens, Richard Ortega
Zinc and copper ions can modulate the activity of glutamate-receptors. However, labile zinc and copper ions likely represent only the tip of the iceberg and other neuronal functions are suspected for these metals in their bound state. We performed synchrotron X-ray fluorescence imaging with 30 nm resolution to image total biometals in dendrites and spines from hippocampal neurons. We found that zinc is distributed all along the dendrites while copper is mainly pinpointed within the spines. In spines, zinc content is higher within the spine head while copper is higher within the spine neck...
March 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318976/assembly-of-cns-nodes-of-ranvier-in-myelinated-nerves-is-promoted-by-the-axon-cytoskeleton
#18
Veronica Brivio, Catherine Faivre-Sarrailh, Elior Peles, Diane L Sherman, Peter J Brophy
Nodes of Ranvier in the axons of myelinated neurons are exemplars of the specialized cell surface domains typical of polarized cells. They are rich in voltage-gated sodium channels (Nav) and thus underpin rapid nerve impulse conduction in the vertebrate nervous system [1]. Although nodal proteins cluster in response to myelination, how myelin-forming glia influence nodal assembly is poorly understood. An axoglial adhesion complex comprising glial Neurofascin155 and axonal Caspr/Contactin flanks mature nodes [2]...
April 3, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315956/axonal-transport-deficits-in-multiple-sclerosis-spiraling-into-the-abyss
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REVIEW
Robert van den Berg, Casper C Hoogenraad, Rogier Q Hintzen
The transport of mitochondria and other cellular components along the axonal microtubule cytoskeleton plays an essential role in neuronal survival. Defects in this system have been linked to a large number of neurological disorders. In multiple sclerosis (MS) and associated models such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), alterations in axonal transport have been shown to exist before neurodegeneration occurs. Genome-wide association (GWA) studies have linked several motor proteins to MS susceptibility, while neuropathological studies have shown accumulations of proteins and organelles suggestive for transport deficits...
March 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299574/physiological-and-pathological-roles-of-15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-in-the-central-nervous-system-and-neurological-diseases
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Tatsurou Yagami, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Hiromi Koma
Prostaglandins (PGs) are divided into conventional PGs, e.g., PGD2, and cyclopentenone-type PGs, e.g., 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14) prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2). PGD2 is non-enzymatically metabolized to PGJ2, Δ(12)-PGJ2, and 15d-PGJ2. In the central nervous system, 15d-PGJ2 differentiates embryonic midbrain cells into dopaminergic neuronal cells via its nuclear peroxysome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ). 15d-PGJ2 exerts conflict actions: proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory activities. In the brain, 15d-PGJ2 possesses opposite functions as a neuroprotectant at low concentrations and a neurotoxicant at high concentrations in the brain...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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