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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911883/tnf-superfamily-member-april-enhances-midbrain-dopaminergic-axon-growth-and-contributes-to-the-nigrostriatal-projection-in-vivo
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Thomas G McWilliams, Laura Howard, Sean Wyatt, Alun M Davies
We have studied the role of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily member APRIL in the development of embryonic mouse midbrain dopaminergic neurons in vitro and in vivo. In culture, soluble APRIL enhanced axon growth during a window of development between E12 and E14 when nigrostriatal axons are growing to their targets in the striatum in vivo. April transcripts were detected in both the striatum and midbrain during this period and at later stages. The axon growth-enhancing effect of APRIL was similar to that of glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), but in contrast to GDNF, APRIL did not promote the survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882997/dopamine-oxidation-mediates-mitochondrial-and-lysosomal-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Lena F Burbulla, Pingping Song, Joseph R Mazzulli, Enrico Zampese, Yvette C Wong, Sohee Jeon, David P Santos, Judith Blanz, Carolin D Obermaier, Chelsee Strojny, Jeffrey N Savas, Evangelos Kiskinis, Xiaoxi Zhuang, Rejko Krüger, D James Surmeier, Dimitri Krainc
Mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction have been implicated in substantia nigra dopaminergic neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD), but how these pathways are linked in human neurons remains unclear. Here we studied dopaminergic neurons derived from patients with idiopathic and familial PD. We identified a time-dependent pathological cascade beginning with mitochondrial oxidant stress leading to oxidized dopamine accumulation, ultimately resulting in reduced glucocerebrosidase enzymatic activity, lysosomal dysfunction and α-synuclein accumulation...
September 7, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867345/a-pitx3-egfp-reporter-line-reveals-connectivity-of-dopamine-and-non-dopamine-neuronal-subtypes-in-grafts-generated-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Jonathan C Niclis, Carlos W Gantner, Cameron P J Hunt, Jessica A Kauhausen, Jennifer C Durnall, John M Haynes, Colin W Pouton, Clare L Parish, Lachlan H Thompson
Development of safe and effective stem cell-based therapies for brain repair requires an in-depth understanding of the in vivo properties of neural grafts generated from human stem cells. Replacing dopamine neurons in Parkinson's disease remains one of the most anticipated applications. Here, we have used a human PITX3-EGFP embryonic stem cell line to characterize the connectivity of stem cell-derived midbrain dopamine neurons in the dopamine-depleted host brain with an unprecedented level of specificity. The results show that the major A9 and A10 subclasses of implanted dopamine neurons innervate multiple, developmentally appropriate host targets but also that the majority of graft-derived connectivity is non-dopaminergic...
September 12, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858313/human-ips-cell-derived-dopaminergic-neurons-function-in-a-primate-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Tetsuhiro Kikuchi, Asuka Morizane, Daisuke Doi, Hiroaki Magotani, Hirotaka Onoe, Takuya Hayashi, Hiroshi Mizuma, Sayuki Takara, Ryosuke Takahashi, Haruhisa Inoue, Satoshi Morita, Michio Yamamoto, Keisuke Okita, Masato Nakagawa, Malin Parmar, Jun Takahashi
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) are a promising source for a cell-based therapy to treat Parkinson's disease (PD), in which midbrain dopaminergic neurons progressively degenerate. However, long-term analysis of human iPS cell-derived dopaminergic neurons in primate PD models has never been performed to our knowledge. Here we show that human iPS cell-derived dopaminergic progenitor cells survived and functioned as midbrain dopaminergic neurons in a primate model of PD (Macaca fascicularis) treated with the neurotoxin MPTP...
August 30, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858290/generation-of-high-purity-human-ventral-midbrain-dopaminergic-progenitors-for-in-vitro-maturation-and-intracerebral-transplantation
#5
Sara Nolbrant, Andreas Heuer, Malin Parmar, Agnete Kirkeby
Generation of precisely patterned neural cells from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) is instrumental in developing disease models and stem cell therapies. Here, we provide a detailed 16-d protocol for obtaining high-purity ventral midbrain (VM) dopamine (DA) progenitors for intracerebral transplantation into animal models and for in vitro maturation into neurons. We have successfully transplanted such cells into the rat; however, in principle, the cells can be used for transplantation into any animal model, and the protocol is designed to also be compatible with clinical transplantation into humans...
September 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857482/dopaminergic-and-behavioral-changes-in-a-loss-of-imprinting-model-of-cdkn1c
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Gráinne I McNamara, Brittany A Davis, Molly Browne, Trevor Humby, Jeffrey W Dalley, Jing Xia, Rosalind M John, Anthony R Isles
The imprinted gene Cdkn1c is expressed exclusively from the maternally inherited allele as a consequences of epigenetic regulation. Cdkn1c exemplifies many of the functional characteristics of imprinted genes, playing a role in fetal growth and placental development. However, Cdkn1c also plays an important role in the brain, being key to the appropriate proliferation and differentiation of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Using a transgenic model (Cdkn1c(BACx1) ) with a two-fold elevation in Cdkn1c expression that mimics loss-of-imprinting, we show that increased expression of Cdkn1c in the brain gives rise to neurobiological and behavioural changes indicative of a functionally altered dopaminergic system...
August 31, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852404/umbilical-cord-an-unlimited-source-of-cells-differentiable-towards-dopaminergic-neurons
#7
REVIEW
Mahdi Eskandarian Boroujeni, Mossa Gardaneh
Cell replacement therapy utilizing mesenchymal stem cells as its main resource holds great promise for ultimate treatment of human neurological disorders. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common, chronic neurodegenerative disorder hallmarked by localized degeneration of a specific set of dopaminergic neurons within a midbrain sub-region. The specific cell type and confined location of degenerating neurons make cell replacement therapy ideal for PD treatment since it mainly requires replenishment of lost dopaminergic neurons with fresh and functional ones...
July 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842419/repulsive-guidance-molecule-a-rgma-induces-neuropathological-and-behavioral-changes-that-closely-resemble-parkinson-s-disease
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J A Korecka, E B Moloney, R Eggers, B Hobo, S Scheffer, N Ras-Verloop, R J Pasterkamp, D F Swaab, A B Smit, R E Van Kesteren, K Bossers, J Verhaagen
Repulsive guidance molecule member a (RGMa) is a membrane-associated or released guidance molecule that is involved in axon guidance, cell patterning and cell survival. In our previous work we showed that RGMa is significantly upregulated in the substantia nigra of patients with Parkinson's disease. Here we demonstrate the expression of RGMa in midbrain human dopaminergic neurons. To investigate whether RGMa might model aspects of the neuropathology of Parkinson's disease in mouse, we targeted RGMa to adult midbrain dopaminergic neurons using adeno-associated viral vectors...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839197/homophilic-binding-of-the-neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-chl1-regulates-development-of-ventral-midbrain-dopaminergic-pathways
#9
W F Alsanie, V Penna, M Schachner, L H Thompson, C L Parish
Abnormal development of ventral midbrain (VM) dopaminergic (DA) pathways, essential for motor and cognitive function, may underpin a number of neurological disorders and thereby highlight the importance of understanding the birth and connectivity of the associated neurons. While a number of regulators of VM DA neurogenesis are known, processes involved in later developmental events, including terminal differentiation and axon morphogenesis, are less well understood. Recent transcriptional analysis studies of the developing VM identified genes expressed during these stages, including the cell adhesion molecule with homology to L1 (Chl1)...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831020/niche-derived-laminin-511-promotes-midbrain-dopaminergic-neuron-survival-and-differentiation-through-yap
#10
Dawei Zhang, Shanzheng Yang, Enrique M Toledo, Daniel Gyllborg, Carmen Saltó, J Carlos Villaescusa, Ernest Arenas
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder in which the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain (mDA neurons) causes progressive loss of motor control and function. Using embryonic and mDA neurons, midbrain tissue from mice, and differentiated human neural stem cells, we investigated the mechanisms controlling the survival of mDA neurons. We found that the extracellular matrix protein laminin-511 (LM511) promoted the survival and differentiation of mDA neurons. LM511 bound to integrin α3β1 and activated the transcriptional cofactor YAP...
August 22, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819210/zeb2-is-a-negative-regulator-of-midbrain-dopaminergic-axon-growth-and-target-innervation
#11
Shane V Hegarty, Sean L Wyatt, Laura Howard, Elke Stappers, Danny Huylebroeck, Aideen M Sullivan, Gerard W O'Keeffe
Neural connectivity requires neuronal differentiation, axon growth, and precise target innervation. Midbrain dopaminergic neurons project via the nigrostriatal pathway to the striatum to regulate voluntary movement. While the specification and differentiation of these neurons have been extensively studied, the molecular mechanisms that regulate midbrain dopaminergic axon growth and target innervation are less clear. Here we show that the transcription factor Zeb2 cell-autonomously represses Smad signalling to limit midbrain dopaminergic axon growth and target innervation...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808330/generation-and-characterization-of-a-mouse-line-for-monitoring-translation-in-dopaminergic-neurons
#12
Joseph D Dougherty
We developed a mouse line targeting midbrain dopamine neurons for Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification(TRAP). Here, we briefly report on the basic characterization of this mouse line including confirmation of expression of the transgene in midbrain dopamine neurons and validation of its effectiveness in capturing mRNA from these cells. We also report a translational profile of these neurons which may be of use to investigators studying the gene expression of these cells. Finally, we have provided the line to Jackson Laboratories for distribution and use in future studies...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800615/pitx3-and-en1-determine-the-size-and-molecular-programming-of-the-dopaminergic-neuronal-pool
#13
Willemieke M Kouwenhoven, Lars von Oerthel, Marten P Smidt
Mesodiencephalic dopaminergic (mdDA) neurons are located in the ventral midbrain. These neurons form the substantia nigra (SNc) and the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Two transcription factors that play important roles in the process of terminal differentiation and subset-specification of mdDA neurons, are paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (Pitx3), and homeobox transcription factor Engrailed 1 (En1). We previously investigated the single Pitx3KO and En1KO and observed important changes in the survival of mdDA neurons of the SNc and VTA as well as altered expression of pivotal rostral- and caudal-markers, Ahd2 and Cck, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799057/expression-patterns-of-key-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-components-in-the-developing-and-adult-mouse-midbrain-and-in-the-mn9d-cell-line
#14
Melanie Feuerstein, Enaam Chleilat, Shokoufeh Khakipoor, Konstantinos Michailidis, Christian Ophoven, Eleni Roussa
The temporal dynamic expression of Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) and signaling during early midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neuron development is one of the key players in establishing mDA progenitor diversity. However, whether SHH signaling is also required during later developmental stages and in mature mDA neurons is less understood. We study the expression of SHH receptors Ptch1 and Gas1 (growth arrest-specific 1) and of the transcription factors Gli1, Gli2 and Gli3 in mouse midbrain during embryonic development [embryonic day (E) 12...
August 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797124/preclinical-development-of-a-vaccine-against-oligomeric-alpha-synuclein-based-on-virus-like-particles
#15
Marika Doucet, Aadil El-Turabi, Franziska Zabel, Benjamin H M Hunn, Nora Bengoa-Vergniory, Milena Cioroch, Mauricio Ramm, Amy M Smith, Ariane Cruz Gomes, Gustavo Cabral de Miranda, Richard Wade-Martins, Martin F Bachmann
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive and currently incurable neurological disorder characterised by the loss of midbrain dopaminergic neurons and the accumulation of aggregated alpha-synuclein (a-syn). Oligomeric a-syn is proposed to play a central role in spreading protein aggregation in the brain with associated cellular toxicity contributing to a progressive neurological decline. For this reason, a-syn oligomers have attracted interest as therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative conditions such as PD and other alpha-synucleinopathies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781050/direct-midbrain-dopamine-input-to-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-accelerates-circadian-entrainment
#16
Ryan M Grippo, Aarti M Purohit, Qi Zhang, Larry S Zweifel, Ali D Güler
Dopamine (DA) neurotransmission controls behaviors important for survival, including voluntary movement, reward processing, and detection of salient events, such as food or mate availability. Dopaminergic tone also influences circadian physiology and behavior. Although the evolutionary significance of this input is appreciated, its precise neurophysiological architecture remains unknown. Here, we identify a novel, direct connection between the DA neurons of the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)...
August 21, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780783/implications-of-circadian-rhythm-in-dopamine-and-mood-regulation
#17
REVIEW
Jeongah Kim, Sangwon Jang, Han Kyoung Choe, Sooyoung Chung, Gi Hoon Son, Kyungjin Kim
Mammalian physiology and behavior are regulated by an internal time-keeping system, referred to as circadian rhythm. The circadian timing system has a hierarchical organization composed of the master clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and local clocks in extra-SCN brain regions and peripheral organs. The circadian clock molecular mechanism involves a network of transcription-translation feedback loops. In addition to the clinical association between circadian rhythm disruption and mood disorders, recent studies have suggested a molecular link between mood regulation and circadian rhythm...
July 31, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779972/critical-role-of-trpc1-in-thyroid-hormone-dependent-dopaminergic-neuron-development
#18
Chunhai Chen, Qinglong Ma, Ping Deng, Jianjing Yang, Lingling Yang, Min Lin, Zhengping Yu, Zhou Zhou
Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neuron development. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, we revealed that thyroid hormone treatment evokes significant calcium entry through canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) channels in ventral midbrain neural stem cells and this calcium signaling is essential for thyroid hormone-dependent DA neuronal differentiation. We also found that TRPC1 is the dominant TRPC channel expressed in ventral midbrain neural stem cells which responds to thyroid hormone...
August 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774789/impaired-cbs-h2s-signaling-axis-contributes-to-mptp-induced-neurodegeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Yu-Qing Yuan, Ya-Li Wang, Bao-Shi Yuan, Xin Yuan, Xiao-Ou Hou, Jin-Song Bian, Chun-Feng Liu, Li-Fang Hu
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a novel neuromodulator, is linked to the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative disorders. Exogenous application of H2S exerts neuroprotection via anti-inflammation and anti-oxidative stress in animal and cellular models of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the role of endogenous H2S and the contribution of its various synthases in PD remain unclear. In the present study, we found a decline of plasma and striatal sulfide level in 1-methy-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) induced PD mouse model...
August 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771712/organization-of-alpha-transducin-immunoreactive-system-in-the-brain-and-retina-of-larval-and-young-adult-sea-lamprey-petromyzon-marinus-and-their-relationship-with-other-neural-systems
#20
Antón Barreiro-Iglesias, Blanca Fernández-López, Daniel Sobrido-Cameán, Ramón Anadón
We employed an anti-transducin antibody (Gαt-S), in combination with other markers, to characterize the Gαt-S-immunoreactive (ir) system in the CNS of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus. Gαt-S immunoreactivity was observed in some neuronal populations and numerous fibers distributed throughout the brain. Double Gαt-S- and opsin-ir neurons (putative photoreceptors) are distributed in the hypothalamus (postoptic commissure nucleus, dorsal and ventral hypothalamus) and caudal diencephalon, confirming results of García-Fernández et al...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
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