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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136125/effective-connectivity-measured-using-optogenetically-evoked-hemodynamic-signals-exhibits-topography-distinct-from-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-the-mouse
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Adam Q Bauer, Andrew W Kraft, Grant A Baxter, Patrick W Wright, Matthew D Reisman, Annie R Bice, Jasmine J Park, Michael R Bruchas, Abraham Z Snyder, Jin-Moo Lee, Joseph P Culver
Brain connectomics has expanded from histological assessment of axonal projection connectivity (APC) to encompass resting state functional connectivity (RS-FC). RS-FC analyses are efficient for whole-brain mapping, but attempts to explain aspects of RS-FC (e.g., interhemispheric RS-FC) based on APC have been only partially successful. Neuroimaging with hemoglobin alone lacks specificity for determining how activity in a population of cells contributes to RS-FC. Wide-field mapping of optogenetically defined connectivity could provide insights into the brain's structure-function relationship...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023416/neuro-coagulopathy-blood-coagulation-factors-in-central-nervous-system-diseases
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REVIEW
Ciro De Luca, Assunta Virtuoso, Nicola Maggio, Michele Papa
Blood coagulation factors and other proteins, with modulatory effects or modulated by the coagulation cascade have been reported to affect the pathophysiology of the central nervous system (CNS). The protease-activated receptors (PARs) pathway can be considered the central hub of this regulatory network, mainly through thrombin or activated protein C (aPC). These proteins, in fact, showed peculiar properties, being able to interfere with synaptic homeostasis other than coagulation itself. These specific functions modulate neuronal networks, acting both on resident (neurons, astrocytes, and microglia) as well as circulating immune system cells and the extracellular matrix...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986688/unconventional-myosin-id-is-involved-in-remyelination-after-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
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Reiji Yamazaki, Hiroko Baba, Yoshihide Yamaguchi
Myelin, which is a multilamellar structure that sheathes the axon, is essential for normal neuronal function. In the central nervous system (CNS), myelin is produced by oligodendrocytes (OLs), which wrap their plasma membrane around axons. The dynamic membrane trafficking system, which relies on motor proteins, is required for myelin formation and maintenance. Previously, we reported that myosin ID (Myo1d) is distributed in rat CNS myelin and is especially enriched in the outer and inner cytoplasm-containing loops...
October 6, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884477/fragile-x-granules-are-a-family-of-axonal-ribonucleoprotein-particles-with-circuit-dependent-protein-composition-and-mrna-cargos
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Eunice Chyung, Hannah F LeBlanc, Justin R Fallon, Michael R Akins
Local axonal protein synthesis plays a crucial role in the formation and function of neuronal circuits. Understanding the role of this mechanism in specific circuits requires identifying the protein composition and mRNA cargos of the ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) that form the substrate for axonal translation. FXGs (Fragile X granules) are axonal RNPs present in a stereotyped subset of mature axons in the intact brain that contain one or more of the Fragile X related (FXR) proteins (FMRP, FXR2P, and FXR1P) along with mRNA and ribosomes...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811534/distinct-projection-patterns-of-different-classes-of-layer-2-principal-neurons-in-the-olfactory-cortex
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Camille Mazo, Julien Grimaud, Yasuyuki Shima, Venkatesh N Murthy, C Geoffrey Lau
The broadly-distributed, non-topographic projections to and from the olfactory cortex may suggest a flat, non-hierarchical organization in odor information processing. Layer 2 principal neurons in the anterior piriform cortex (APC) can be divided into 2 subtypes: semilunar (SL) and superficial pyramidal (SP) cells. Although it is known that SL and SP cells receive differential inputs from the olfactory bulb (OB), little is known about their projections to other olfactory regions. Here, we examined axonal projections of SL and SP cells using a combination of mouse genetics and retrograde labeling...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734837/neural-reuse-of-action-perception-circuits-for-language-concepts-and-communication
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REVIEW
Friedemann Pulvermüller
Neurocognitive and neurolinguistics theories make explicit statements relating specialized cognitive and linguistic processes to specific brain loci. These linking hypotheses are in need of neurobiological explanation. Recent mathematical models of human language mechanisms constrained by fundamental neuroscience principles and established knowledge about comparative neuroanatomy offer explanations for where, when and how language is processed in the human brain. In these models, network structure and connectivity along with action- and perception-induced correlation of neuronal activity co-determine neurocognitive mechanisms...
July 19, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581479/cancer-induced-anorexia-and-malaise-are-mediated-by-cgrp-neurons-in-the-parabrachial-nucleus
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Carlos A Campos, Anna J Bowen, Sung Han, Brent E Wisse, Richard D Palmiter, Michael W Schwartz
Anorexia is a common manifestation of chronic diseases, including cancer. Here we investigate the contribution to cancer anorexia made by calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) neurons in the parabrachial nucleus (PBN) that transmit anorexic signals. We show that CGRP(PBN) neurons are activated in mice implanted with Lewis lung carcinoma cells. Inactivation of CGRP(PBN) neurons before tumor implantation prevents anorexia and loss of lean mass, and their inhibition after symptom onset reverses anorexia. CGRP(PBN) neurons are also activated in Apc(min/+) mice, which develop intestinal cancer and lose weight despite the absence of reduced food intake...
July 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505105/new-functions-of-apc-c-ubiquitin-ligase-in-the-nervous-system-and-its-role-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Tanja Fuchsberger, Ana Lloret, Jose Viña
The E3 ubiquitin ligase Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) regulates important processes in cells, such as the cell cycle, by targeting a set of substrates for degradation. In the last decade, APC/C has been related to several major functions in the nervous system, including axon guidance, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, and neuronal survival. Interestingly, some of the identified APC/C substrates have been related to neurodegenerative diseases. There is an accumulation of some degradation targets of APC/C in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains, which suggests a dysregulation of the protein complex in the disorder...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408624/activated-protein-c-inhibits-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-vitro-and-activation-in-vivo
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Laura D Healy, Cristina Puy, José A Fernández, Annachiara Mitrugno, Ravi S Keshari, Nyiawung A Taku, Tiffany T Chu, Xiao Xu, András Gruber, Florea Lupu, John H Griffin, Owen J T McCarty
Activated protein C (APC) is a multifunctional serine protease with anticoagulant, cytoprotective, and anti-inflammatory activities. In addition to the cytoprotective effects of APC on endothelial cells, podocytes, and neurons, APC cleaves and detoxifies extracellular histones, a major component of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs promote pathogen clearance but also can lead to thrombosis; the pathways that negatively regulate NETosis are largely unknown. Thus, we studied whether APC is capable of directly inhibiting NETosis via receptor-mediated cell signaling mechanisms...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396402/apc-c-cdh1-rock2-pathway-controls-dendritic-integrity-and-memory
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Verónica Bobo-Jiménez, María Delgado-Esteban, Julie Angibaud, Irene Sánchez-Morán, Antonio de la Fuente, Javier Yajeya, U Valentin Nägerl, José Castillo, Juan P Bolaños, Angeles Almeida
Disruption of neuronal morphology contributes to the pathology of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are unknown. Here, we show that postnatal deletion of Cdh1, a cofactor of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) ubiquitin ligase in neurons [Cdh1 conditional knockout (cKO)], disrupts dendrite arborization and causes dendritic spine and synapse loss in the cortex and hippocampus, concomitant with memory impairment and neurodegeneration, in adult mice...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245468/raf-kinase-inhibitor-protein-attenuates-ischemic-induced-microglia-cell-apoptosis-and-activation-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Li Su, Rongrong Zhang, Yuanyuan Chen, Zhenyu Zhu, Chao Ma
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke is one of the most important factors leading to disability and death with the characterization of accumulated neuron death and injured supportive neurovascular structures. Raf-1 kinase inhibitory protein (RKIP) is a key molecule in cell response to survival or death stimuli. However, the role of RKIP in stroke is worthy to be further studied. METHODS: We used lentivirus mediated RKIP knockdown and overexpression to investigate the effect of RKIP on animal models of focal cerebral ischemia...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241697/-alterations-of-mirna-profiles-and-function-analysis-in-paraquat-induced-apoptosis-of-hnpcs
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M Huang, Q Cai, H H Li, D Lou
Objective: To investigate the impacts of paraquat on microRNA profiles in apoptosis of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) and to explore miRNA targets and biological functions. Methods: We used hNPCs as a popular in vitro cell model system for characterizing the neurotoxicity. Cell apoptosis was detected by Annexin V-APC/7-AAD after 24 h treatment with different concentrations of PQ (0, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 μmol/L). Microarray profiling expression of PQ treated cell line and their corresponding control was determined and differentially expression miRNAs were confirmed by quantitatively real-time PCR...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161197/icariin-enhances-remyelination-process-after-acute-demyelination-induced-by-cuprizone-exposure
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Yifan Zhang, Linlin Yin, Na Zheng, Li Zhang, Jianghong Liu, Weixiong Liang, Qi Wang
Pathology are still progressive and cumulative in the remission course of relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), thus drug treatment during the remission period may play a great role for the regeneration of the myelin sheath. C57BL/6 mice were fed with cuprizone (CPZ, 0.2% w/w) for 5 weeks to induce acute demyelination and oligodendrocytes degeneration, after which CPZ was withdrawn to allow recovery. Icariin (ICA, 6.25, 12.5 and 25mg/kg/day), vehicle (0.5% sodium carboxymethyl cellulose solution) or water was administrated orally to mice for 1 week after CPZ withdrawal...
February 1, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103118/park2-dependent-mitophagy-induced-by-acidic-postconditioning-protects-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-extends-the-reperfusion-window
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Zhe Shen, Yanrong Zheng, Jiaying Wu, Ying Chen, Xiaoli Wu, Yiting Zhou, Yang Yuan, Shousheng Lu, Lei Jiang, Zhenghong Qin, Zhong Chen, Weiwei Hu, Xiangnan Zhang
Prompt reperfusion after cerebral ischemia is critical for neuronal survival. Any strategies that extend the limited reperfusion window will be of great importance. Acidic postconditioning (APC) is a mild acidosis treatment that involves inhaling CO2 during reperfusion following ischemia. APC attenuates ischemic brain injury although the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. Here we report that APC reinforces ischemia-reperfusion-induced mitophagy in middle cortical artery occlusion (MCAO)-treated mice, and in oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-treated brain slices and neurons...
March 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056224/recombinant-fowlpox-virus-vector-based-vaccines-expression-kinetics-dissemination-and-safety-profile-following-intranasal-delivery
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David G Townsend, Shubhanshi Trivedi, Ronald J Jackson, Charani Ranasinghe
We have previously established that mucosal uptake of recombinant fowlpox virus (rFPV) vaccines is far superior to other vector-based vaccines. Specifically, intranasal priming with rFPV vaccines can recruit unique antigen-presenting cells, which induce excellent mucosal and systemic HIV-specific CD8+ T-cell immunity. In this study, we have for the first time investigated the in vivo dissemination, safety and expression kinetics of rFPV post intranasal delivery using recombinant viruses expressing green fluorescent protein or mCherry...
March 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041906/apc-c-fzr-cdh1-dependent-regulation-of-planar-cell-polarity-establishment-via-nek2-kinase-acting-on-dishevelled
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Ursula Weber, Marek Mlodzik
The Anaphase-Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase, well known for its role in cell-cycle progression. However, it has been linked to additional functions, mainly in neuronal contexts, when using the co-activator Cdh1/Fzr. Here, our data indicate a post-mitotic requirement for the APC/C(Fzr/Cdh1) in epithelial cell patterning and planar cell polarity (PCP) in Drosophila. PCP signaling is critical for development by establishing cellular asymmetries and orientation within the plane of an epithelium, via differential localization of distinct complexes of core PCP factors...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939356/the-origins-of-rimmed-vacuoles-and-granulovacuolar-degeneration-bodies-are-associated-with-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Yukari Murata-Shinozaki, Tetsuya Takahashi, Tomoyasu Matsubara, Hirofumi Maruyama, Yuishin Izumi, Masayasu Matsumoto
Inclusion-body myositis (IBM) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are biochemically characterized by the presence of aggregated β-amyloid protein and tau protein. In addition, both diseases are pathologically characterized by vacuolar changes, including rimmed vacuoles (RVs) in IBM and granulovacuolar degeneration (GVD) in AD. Previously, we demonstrated that RVs and GVD bodies are associated with a set of common molecules, leading us to speculate that both RVs and GVD bodies originate from similar structures on the plasma membrane of muscle cells and neuronal cells, namely, the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and the postsynaptic spine especially in terms of Wnt signaling pathway...
December 7, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889750/metformin-protects-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-injury-by-down-regulating-mad2b
#18
Xianfang Meng, Guangpin Chu, Zhihua Yang, Ping Qiu, Yue Hu, Xiaohe Chen, Wenpeng Peng, Chen Ye, Fang-Fang He, Chun Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Metformin, the common medication for type II diabetes, has protective effects on cerebral ischemia. However, the molecular mechanisms are far from clear. Mitotic arrest deficient 2-like protein 2 (MAD2B), an inhibitor of the anaphase-promoting complex (APC), is widely expressed in hippocampal and cortical neurons and plays an important role in mediating high glucose-induced neurotoxicity. The present study investigated whether metformin modifies the expression of MAD2B and to exert its neuroprotective effects in primary cultured cortical neurons during oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R), a widely used in vitro model of ischemia/reperfusion...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852007/apc-conditional-knock-out-mouse-is-a-model-of-infantile-spasms-with-elevated-neuronal-%C3%AE-catenin-levels-neonatal-spasms-and-chronic-seizures
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Antonella Pirone, Jonathan Alexander, Lauren A Lau, David Hampton, Andrew Zayachkivsky, Amy Yee, Audrey Yee, Michele H Jacob, Chris G Dulla
Infantile spasms (IS) are a catastrophic childhood epilepsy syndrome characterized by flexion-extension spasms during infancy that progress to chronic seizures and cognitive deficits in later life. The molecular causes of IS are poorly defined. Genetic screens of individuals with IS have identified multiple risk genes, several of which are predicted to alter β-catenin pathways. However, evidence linking malfunction of β-catenin pathways and IS is lacking. Here, we show that conditional deletion in mice of the adenomatous polyposis coli gene (APC cKO), the major negative regulator of β-catenin, leads to excessive β-catenin levels and multiple salient features of human IS...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849007/two-ptp-receptors-mediate-cspg-inhibition-by-convergent-and-divergent-signaling-pathways-in-neurons
#20
Yosuke Ohtake, Daniella Wong, P M Abdul-Muneer, Michael E Selzer, Shuxin Li
Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase σ (PTPσ) and its subfamily member LAR act as transmembrane receptors that mediate growth inhibition of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). Inhibition of either receptor increases axon growth into and beyond scar tissues after CNS injury. However, it is unclear why neurons express two similar CSPG receptors, nor whether they use the same or different intracellular pathways. We have now studied the signaling pathways of these two receptors using N2A cells and primary neurons derived from knockout mice...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
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