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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911898/bilaterian-giant-ankyrins-have-a-common-evolutionary-origin-and-play-a-conserved-role-in-patterning-the-axon-initial-segment
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Timothy Jegla, Michelle M Nguyen, Chengye Feng, Daniel J Goetschius, Esteban Luna, Damian B van Rossum, Bishoy Kamel, Aditya Pisupati, Elliott S Milner, Melissa M Rolls
In vertebrate neurons, the axon initial segment (AIS) is specialized for action potential initiation. It is organized by a giant 480 Kd variant of ankyrin G (AnkG) that serves as an anchor for ion channels and is required for a plasma membrane diffusion barrier that excludes somatodendritic proteins from the axon. An unusually long exon required to encode this 480Kd variant is thought to have been inserted only recently during vertebrate evolution, so the giant ankyrin-based AIS scaffold has been viewed as a vertebrate adaptation for fast, precise signaling...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910888/microtubule-stabilising-peptides-rescue-tau-phenotypes-in-vivo
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Shmma Quraishe, Megan Sealey, Louise Cranfield, Amritpal Mudher
The microtubule cytoskeleton is a highly dynamic, filamentous network underpinning cellular structure and function. In Alzheimer's disease, the microtubule cytoskeleton is compromised, leading to neuronal dysfunction and eventually cell death. There are currently no disease-modifying therapies to slow down or halt disease progression. However, microtubule stabilisation is a promising therapeutic strategy that is being explored. We previously investigated the disease-modifying potential of a microtubule-stabilising peptide NAP (NAPVSIPQ) in a well-established Drosophila model of tauopathy characterised by microtubule breakdown and axonal transport deficits...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909001/synaptic-phospholipid-signaling-modulates-axon-outgrowth-via-glutamate-dependent-ca2-mediated-molecular-pathways
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Johannes Vogt, Sergei Kirischuk, Petr Unichenko, Leslie Schlüter, Assunta Pelosi, Heiko Endle, Jenq-Wei Yang, Nikolai Schmarowski, Jin Cheng, Carine Thalman, Ulf Strauss, Alexey Prokudin, B Suman Bharati, Junken Aoki, Jerold Chun, Beat Lutz, Heiko J Luhmann, Robert Nitsch
Altered synaptic bioactive lipid signaling has been recently shown to augment neuronal excitation in the hippocampus of adult animals by activation of presynaptic LPA2-receptors leading to increased presynaptic glutamate release. Here, we show that this results in higher postsynaptic Ca(2+) levels and in premature onset of spontaneous neuronal activity in the developing entorhinal cortex. Interestingly, increased synchronized neuronal activity led to reduced axon growth velocity of entorhinal neurons which project via the perforant path to the hippocampus...
November 30, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894594/alterations-of-golgi-organization-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-cause-or-a-consequence
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Inmaculada Ayala, Antonino Colanzi
The Golgi apparatus is a central organelle of the secretory pathway involved in the post-translational modification and sorting of lipids and proteins. In mammalian cells, the Golgi apparatus is composed of stacks of cisternae organized in polarized manner, which are interconnected by membrane tubules to constitute the Golgi ribbon, located in the proximity of the centrosome. Besides the processing and transport of cargo, the Golgi complex is actively involved in the regulation of mitotic entry, cytoskeleton organization and dynamics, calcium homeostasis, and apoptosis, representing a signalling platform for the control of several cellular functions, including signalling initiated by receptors located at the plasma membrane...
November 19, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891552/enteric-glial-cells-are-susceptible-to-clostridium-difficile-toxin-b
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Katia Fettucciari, Pamela Ponsini, Davide Gioè, Lara Macchioni, Camilla Palumbo, Elisabetta Antonelli, Stefano Coaccioli, Vincenzo Villanacci, Lanfranco Corazzi, Pierfrancesco Marconi, Gabrio Bassotti
Clostridium difficile causes nosocomial/antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and pseudomembranous colitis. The major virulence factors are toxin A and toxin B (TcdB), which inactivate GTPases by monoglucosylation, leading to cytopathic (cytoskeleton alteration, cell rounding) and cytotoxic effects (cell-cycle arrest, apoptosis). C. difficile toxins breaching the intestinal epithelial barrier can act on underlying cells, enterocytes, colonocytes, and enteric neurons, as described in vitro and in vivo, but until now no data have been available on enteric glial cell (EGC) susceptibility...
November 28, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889578/molecular-neurobiology-of-mtor
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Switon, Katarzyna Kotulska, Aleksandra Janusz-Kaminska, Justyna Zmorzynska, Jacek Jaworski
Mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine-threonine kinase that controls several important aspects of mammalian cell function. mTOR activity is modulated by various intra- and extracellular factors; in turn, mTOR changes rates of translation, transcription, protein degradation, cell signaling, metabolism, and cytoskeleton dynamics. mTOR has been repeatedly shown to participate in neuronal development and the proper functioning of mature neurons. Changes in mTOR activity are often observed in nervous system diseases, including genetic diseases (e...
November 23, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881786/neuronal-dysfunction-in-ipsc-derived-medium-spiny-neurons-from-chorea-acanthocytosis-patients-is-reversed-by-src-kinase-inhibition-and-f-actin-stabilization
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Nancy Stanslowsky, Peter Reinhardt, Hannes Glass, Norman Kalmbach, Maximilian Naujock, Niko Hensel, Verena Lübben, Arun Pal, Anna Venneri, Francesca Lupo, Lucia De Franceschi, Peter Claus, Jared Sterneckert, Alexander Storch, Andreas Hermann, Florian Wegner
: Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is a fatal neurological disorder characterized by red blood cell acanthocytes and striatal neurodegeneration. Recently, severe cell membrane disturbances based on depolymerized cortical actin and an elevated Lyn kinase activity in erythrocytes from ChAc patients were identified. How this contributes to the mechanism of neurodegeneration is still unknown. To gain insight into the pathophysiology, we established a ChAc patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell model and an efficient differentiation protocol providing a large population of human striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs), the main target of neurodegeneration in ChAc...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881780/negative-allosteric-modulation-of-mglur5-partially-corrects-pathophysiology-in-a-mouse-model-of-rett-syndrome
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Jifang Tao, Hao Wu, Amanda A Coronado, Elizabeth de Laittre, Emily K Osterweil, Yi Zhang, Mark F Bear
: Rett syndrome (RTT) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2), an epigenetic regulator of mRNA transcription. Here, we report a test of the hypothesis of shared pathophysiology of RTT and fragile X, another monogenic cause of autism and intellectual disability. In fragile X, the loss of the mRNA translational repressor FMRP leads to exaggerated protein synthesis downstream of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5). We found that mGluR5- and protein-synthesis-dependent synaptic plasticity were similarly altered in area CA1 of Mecp2 KO mice...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879670/the-protective-effects-of-icariin-against-the-homocysteine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-primary-embryonic-cultures-of-rat-cortical-neurons
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Xiao-Ang Li, Yuen-Shan Ho, Lei Chen, W L Wendy Hsiao
Icariin, an ingredient in the medicinal herb Epimedium brevicornum Maxim (EbM), has been considered as a potential therapeutic agent for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Hyperhomocysteinaemia is a risk factor for AD and other associated neurological diseases. In this study we aim to investigate whether icariin can reverse homocysteine (Hcy)-induced neurotoxicity in primary embryonic cultures of rat cortical neurons. Our findings demonstrated that icariin might be able restore the cytoskeleton network damaged by Hcy through the modulation of acetyl-α-tubulin, tyrosinated-α-tubulin, and phosphorylation of the tubulin-binding protein Tau...
November 22, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877086/ginsenoside-rg1-protects-against-oxidative-stress-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-through-myosin-iia-actin-related-cytoskeletal-reorganization
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Yan Wang, Qian Liu, Yingqiong Xu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yanni Lv, Yisha Tan, Nan Jiang, Guosheng Cao, Xiaonan Ma, Jingrong Wang, Zhengyu Cao, Boyang Yu, Junping Kou
Oxidative stress-induced cytoskeletal dysfunction of neurons has been implicated as a crucial cause of cell apoptosis or death in the central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. The application of neuroprotectants rescuing the neurons from cytoskeletal damage and apoptosis can be a potential treatment for these CNS diseases. Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1), one of the major active components of ginseng, has been reported possessing notable neuroprotective activities. However, there is rare report about its effect on cytoskeleton and its undergoing mechanism...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860518/molecular-dynamics-of-fmrp-and-other-rna-binding-proteins-in-meg-01-differentiation-the-role-of-mrnp-complexes-in-non-neuronal-development
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M McCoy, D Poliquin-Duchesneau, F Corbin
Asymmetrically differentiating cells are formed with the aid of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), which can bind, stabilize, regulate, and transport target mRNAs. The loss of RBPs in neurons may lead to severe neurodevelopmental diseases such as the Fragile X Syndrome with the absence of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP). Because the latter is ubiquitous and shares many similarities with other RBPs involved in the development of peripheral cells, we suggest that FMRP would have a role in the differentiation of all tissues where it is expressed...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860458/in-vitro-evaluation-of-gelatin-and-chitosan-electrospun-fibers-as-artificial-guide-in-peripheral-nerve-repair-a-comparative-study
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S Gnavi, B E Fornasari, C Tonda-Turo, R Laurano, M Zanetti, G Ciardelli, S Geuna
Random and aligned gelatin and chitosan nano-fibers have been prepared by electrospinning tuning the collector rotation speed. The effect of fiber alignment on cell adhesion and proliferation was assessed in vitro by using different Schwann cell and neuronal models. Moreover, actin cytoskeleton organization, lamellipodia and filipodia formation and axon outgrowth were evaluated. Gelatin and chitosan fibers induced similar adhesion and proliferation rate. Gelatin and chitosan random fibers promoted higher adhesion and proliferation rate induction in comparisons to the aligned ones...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860379/behavior-associated-neuronal-activation-after-kainic-acid-induced-hippocampal-neurotoxicity-is-modulated-in-time
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Andrea Aguilar-Arredondo, Fernanda López-Hernández, Lizbeth García-Velázquez, Clorinda Arias, Angélica Zepeda
Kainic acid-induced (KA) hippocampal damage leads to neuronal death and further synaptic plasticity. Formation of aberrant as well as of functional connections after such procedure has been documented. However, the impact of such structural plasticity on cell activation along time after damage and in face of a behavioral demand has not been explored. We evaluated if the mRNA and protein levels of plasticity-related protein synaptophysin (Syp and SYP, respectively) and activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein mRNA and protein levels (Arc and Arc, respectively) in the dentate gyrus were differentially modulated in time in response to a spatial-exploratory task after KA-induced hippocampal damage...
November 11, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852895/ras-and-rab-interactor-1-controls-neuronal-plasticity-by-coordinating-dendritic-filopodial-motility-and-ampa-receptor-turnover
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Zsófia Szíber, Hanna Liliom, Carlos O Oueslati Morales, Attila Ignácz, Anikó Erika Rátkai, Kornelia Ellwanger, Gisela Link, Attila Szűcs, Angelika Hausser, Katalin Schlett
Ras and Rab interactor 1 (RIN1) is predominantly expressed in the nervous system. RIN1 knockout animals have deficits in latent inhibition and fear extinction in the amygdala, suggesting a critical role for RIN1 in preventing the persistence of unpleasant memories. At the molecular level, RIN1 signals through Rab5 GTPases that control endocytosis of cell-surface receptors and Abl non-receptor tyrosine kinases that participate in actin cytoskeleton remodelling.Here, we report that RIN1 controls the plasticity of cultured mouse hippocampal neurons...
November 16, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852762/transcriptomic-analysis-of-instinctive-and-learned-reward-related-behaviors-in-honey-bees
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Nicholas L Naeger, Gene E Robinson
We used transcriptomics to compare instinctive and learned, reward-based honey bee behaviors with similar spatio-temporal components: mating flights by males (drones) and time-trained foraging flights by females (workers), respectively. Genome-wide gene expression profiling via RNA sequencing was performed on the mushroom bodies, a region of the brain known for multi-modal sensory integration and responsive to various types of reward. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) associated with the onset of mating (623 genes) were enriched for the gene ontology (GO) categories of Transcription, Unfolded Protein Binding, Post-embryonic Development, and Neuron Differentiation...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848932/lack-of-diaph3-relaxes-the-spindle-checkpoint-causing-the-loss-of-neural-progenitors
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Devid Damiani, André M Goffinet, Arthur Alberts, Fadel Tissir
The diaphanous homologue Diaph3 (aka mDia2) is a major regulator of actin cytoskeleton. Loss of Diaph3 has been constantly associated with cytokinesis failure ascribed to impaired accumulation of actin in the cleavage furrow. Here we report that Diaph3 is required before cell fission, to ensure the accurate segregation of chromosomes. Inactivation of the Diaph3 gene causes a massive loss of cortical progenitor cells, with subsequent depletion of intermediate progenitors and neurons, and results in microcephaly...
November 16, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847465/the-many-faces-of-elongator-in-neurodevelopment-and-disease
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REVIEW
Marija Kojic, Brandon Wainwright
Development of the nervous system requires a variety of cellular activities, such as proliferation, migration, axonal outgrowth and guidance and synapse formation during the differentiation of neural precursors into mature neurons. Malfunction of these highly regulated and coordinated events results in various neurological diseases. The Elongator complex is a multi-subunit complex highly conserved in eukaryotes whose function has been implicated in the majority of cellular activities underlying neurodevelopment...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844289/transcriptional-elongation-regulator-1-affects-transcription-and-splicing-of-genes-associated-with-cellular-morphology-and-cytoskeleton-dynamics-and-is-required-for-neurite-outgrowth-in-neuroblastoma-cells-and-primary-neuronal-cultures
#18
Juan Pablo Muñoz-Cobo, Noemí Sánchez-Hernández, Sara Gutiérrez, Younes El Yousfi, Marta Montes, Carme Gallego, Cristina Hernández-Munain, Carlos Suñé
TCERG1 is a highly conserved human protein implicated in interactions with the transcriptional and splicing machinery that is associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Biochemical, neuropathological, and genetic evidence suggests an important role for TCERG1 in Huntington's disease (HD) pathogenesis. At present, the molecular mechanism underlying TCERG1-mediated neuronal effects is unknown. Here, we show that TCERG1 depletion led to widespread alterations in mRNA processing that affected different types of alternative transcriptional or splicing events, indicating that TCERG1 plays a broad role in the regulation of alternative splicing...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844143/aberrant-expression-of-limk1-impairs-neuronal-migration-during-neocortex-development
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Jiongfang Xie, Xuzhao Li, Wei Zhang, Xuejun Chai, Yingxue Huang, Kaikai Li, Xinran Cheng, Shanting Zhao
Neuronal migration is essential for the formation of cortical layers, and proper neuronal migration requires the coordination of cytoskeletal regulation. LIMK1 is a serine/threonine protein kinase that mediates actin dynamics by regulating actin depolymerization factor/cofilin. However, the role of LIMK1 in neuronal migration and its potential mechanism remains elusive. Here, we found that using the in utero electroporation to overexpress LIMK1 and its mutants, constitutively active LIMK1 (LIMK1-CA) and dominant-negative LIMK1 (LIMK1-DN), impaired neuronal migration in the embryonic mouse brain...
November 14, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834345/the-glial-actin-cytoskeleton-regulates-neuronal-ciliogenesis
#20
Hao Zhu, Lianwan Chen, Yihong Yang, Zhiwen Zhu, Xianliang Zhang, Wei Li, Long Miao, Yan Zhang, Guangshuo Ou
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November 11, 2016: Cell Research
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