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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719799/mesencephalic-astrocyte-derived-neurotrophic-factor-manf-a-new-player-in-endoplasmic-reticulum-diseases-structure-biology-and-therapeutic-roles
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Yeawon Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Ying Maggie Chen
Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF), a newly identified 18-kDa soluble protein, localizes to the luminal endoplasmic reticulum (ER), whose stress can stimulate MANF expression and secretion. In Drosophila and zebrafish, MANF regulates dopaminergic neuron development. In contrast, in mice, MANF deficiency leads to diabetes and activation of the unfolded protein response. Recent studies in rodent models have demonstrated that MANF mitigates diabetes, exerts neurotrophic function in neurodegenerative disease, protects cardiomyocytes and neurons in myocardial infarction and cerebral ischemia, respectively, and promotes immune cell phenotype switch from proinflammatory macrophages to prorepair anti-inflammatory macrophages...
June 29, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719467/pan-trk-immunohistochemistry-is-an-efficient-and-reliable-screen-for-the-detection-of-ntrk-fusions
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Jaclyn F Hechtman, Ryma Benayed, David M Hyman, Alexander Drilon, Ahmet Zehir, Denise Frosina, Maria E Arcila, Snjezana Dogan, David S Klimstra, Marc Ladanyi, Achim A Jungbluth
Activating neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusions, typically detected using nucleic-acid based assays, are highly targetable and define certain tumors. Here, we explore the utility of pan-TRK immunohistochemistry (IHC) to detect NTRK fusions. NTRK rearrangements were detected prospectively using MSK-IMPACT, a DNA-based next-generation sequencing assay. Transcription of novel NTRK rearrangements into potentially functional fusion transcripts was assessed via Archer Dx fusion assay. Pan-Trk IHC testing with mAb EPR17341 was performed on all NTRK rearranged cases and 20 cases negative for NTRK fusions on Archer...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717164/glucagon-like-peptide-1-reduces-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-mass-through-hypothalamic-neural-pathways-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Hisae Ando, Koro Gotoh, Kansuke Fujiwara, Manabu Anai, Seiichi Chiba, Takayuki Masaki, Tetsuya Kakuma, Hirotaka Shibata
We examined whether glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) affects β-cell mass and proliferation through neural pathways, from hepatic afferent nerves to pancreatic efferent nerves via the central nervous system, in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. The effects of chronic administration of GLP-1 (7-36) and liraglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, on pancreatic morphological alterations, c-fos expression and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) content in the hypothalamus, and glucose metabolism were investigated in HFD-induced obese rats that underwent hepatic afferent vagotomy (VgX) and/or pancreatic efferent sympathectomy (SpX)...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716921/toll-ligand-sp%C3%A3-tzle3-controls-melanization-in-the-stripe-pattern-formation-in-caterpillars
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Yûsuke KonDo, Shinichi Yoda, Takayuki Mizoguchi, Toshiya Ando, Junichi Yamaguchi, Kimiko Yamamoto, Yutaka Banno, Haruhiko Fujiwara
A stripe pattern is an aposematic or camouflage coloration often observed among various caterpillars. However, how this ecologically important pattern is formed is largely unknown. The silkworm dominant mutant Zebra (Ze) has a black stripe in the anterior margin of each dorsal segment. Here, fine linkage mapping of 3,135 larvae revealed a 63-kbp region responsible for the Ze locus, which contained three candidate genes, including the Toll ligand gene spätzle3 (spz-3). Both electroporation-mediated ectopic expression and RNAi analyses showed that, among candidate genes, only processed spz-3 induced melanin pigmentation and that Toll-8 was the candidate receptor gene of spz-3 This Toll ligand/receptor set is also involved in melanization of other mutant Striped (p(S) ), which has broader stripes...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715867/therapeutic-impact-of-grape-leaves-polyphenols-on-certain-biochemical-and-neurological-markers-in-alcl3-induced-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ibrahim H Borai, Magda K Ezz, Maha Z Rizk, Hanan F Aly, Mahmoud El-Sherbiny, Azza A Matloub, Ghadha I Fouad
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a grave and prevailing neurodegenerative disease, characterized by slow and progressive neurodegeneration in different brain regions. Aluminum (Al) is a potent and widely distributed neurotoxic metal, implicated in the neuropathogenesis of AD. This study aimed to evaluate the possible neurorestorative potential of Vitis vinifera Leaves Polyphenolic (VLP) extract in alleviating aluminum chloride (AlCl3)-induced neurotoxicity in male rats. AlCl3 neurotoxicity induced a significant decrease in brain/serum acetylcholine (ACh) contents and serum dopamine (DA) levels, along with a significant increment of brain/serum acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715685/metabolic-profile-study-of-7-8-dihydroxyflavone-in-monkey-plasma-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Taoping Sun, Sijing Chen, Hao Huang, Tianqing Li, Wei Yang, Liegang Liu
7, 8-Dihydroxyflavone, as a high-affinity tropomyosin-receptor-kinase B agonist, can mimic the physiological actions of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and exert a variety of neurological actions in numerous models including Parkinsońs disease, depression, learning and memory. Nonetheless, a limited number of studies have been focused on its metabolism in mammal and no methodology has been reported for the determination of 7, 8-DHF and its metabolites. Herein, we developed a rapid, sensitive and accurate method using high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectroscopy for the determination of 7, 8-DHF and its metabolites in monkey plasma...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715655/macrophage-exosomes-as-natural-nanocarriers-for-protein-delivery-to-inflamed-brain
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Dongfen Yuan, Yuling Zhao, William A Banks, Kristin M Bullock, Matthew Haney, Elena Batrakova, Alexander V Kabanov
Recent work has stimulated interest in the use of exosomes as nanocarriers for delivery of small drugs, RNAs, and proteins to the central nervous system (CNS). To overcome the blood-brain barrier (BBB), exosomes were modified with brain homing peptides that target brain endothelium but likely to increase immune response. Here for the first time we demonstrate that there is no need for such modification to penetrate the BBB in mammals. The naïve macrophage (Mϕ) exosomes can utilize, 1) on the one hand, the integrin lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), and, 2) on the other hand, the carbohydrate-binding C-type lectin receptors, to interact with brain microvessel endothelial cells comprising the BBB...
July 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715614/intraperitoneal-administration-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-for-the-rescue-of-retinal-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-via-indigenous-cntf-up-regulation-by-il-6
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Jeong Hoon Heo, Jung Ae Yoon, Eun Kyung Ahn, Hyun Kim, Sang Hwa Urm, Chul Oh Oak, Byeng Chul Yu, Sang Joon Lee
As the world's population begins to age, retinal degeneration is an increasing problem, and various treatment modalities are being developed. However, there have been no therapies for degenerative retinal conditions that are not characterized by neovascularization. We investigated whether transplantation of mouse adipose tissue-derived stem cells (mADSC) into the intraperitoneal space has a rescue effect on NaIO3 -induced retinal degeneration in mice. In this study, mADSC transplantation recovered visual function and preserved the retinal outer layer structure compared to the control group without any integration of mADSC into the retina...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715613/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-neurological-disorders-in-dogs
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Connor Long, Lee Lankford, Priyadarsini Kumar, Robert Grahn, Dori L Borjesson, Diana Farmer, Aijun Wang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disorder that affects humans and dogs. The prognosis of SCI depends on the severity of the injury and can include varying levels of motor and sensory deficits including devastating paraplegia and quadriplegia. Placental mesenchymal stromal cells (PMSCs) have been shown to improve wound healing and possess neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities, but have not yet been clinically tested for the treatment of SCI. This study established a protocol to isolate fetal PMSCs from canine placentas and characterized their paracrine secretion profile and ability to stimulate neurons in vitro to assess their potential as a treatment option for neurological disorders in dogs...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714415/aquaporin-4-in-astrocytes-is-a-target-for-therapy-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yu-Long Lan, Jian-Jiao Chen, Gang Hu, Jun Xu, Ming Xiao, Shao Li
Current experimental evidence points to the conclusion that aquaporin 4 (AQP4), which is an important water-channel membrane protein found in the brain, could play major roles in various brain conditions pathologically including pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this paper, we review how AQP4 and altered astrocyte functions interact in AD, and provide experimental evidence highlighting the importance of this topic for the future investigations. The interactions of AQP4 are as follows: (i) AQP4 could influence astrocytic calcium signaling and potassium homeostasis...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714031/effects-of-neuritin-on-the-differentiation-of-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-neuron%C3%A2-like-cells
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Jingling Zhu, Pingping Meng, Qian Wang, Haiyan Wang, Jinli Zhang, Yuanyuan Li, Dongzheng Li, Xiaohua Tan, Lei Yang, Jin Huang
While the neurotrophic factor neuritin is known to be involved in neurodevelopment, the effects of this compound on cell differentiation remain unclear. The present study demonstrated that neuritin treatment induced the differentiation of rat bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (rBM‑MSCs) into neuron‑like (NL) cells. For these analyses, rBM‑MSCs were incubated with 0.5 µg/ml neuritin for 24 h. Following induction, 27% of the rBM‑MSCs exhibited typical NL cell morphologies. Subsequently, NL cells were characterized by examining the expression of neuronal markers and by analysis of cell functions...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713963/sexual-dimorphism-of-frailty-and-cognitive-impairment-potential-underlying-mechanisms-review
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Qingwei Ruan, Grazia D'onofrio, Tao Wu, Antonio Greco, Daniele Sancarlo, Zhuowei Yu
The aim of the present study was to assess systematically gender differences in susceptibility to frailty and cognitive performance decline, and the underlying mechanisms. A systematic assessment was performed of the identified reviews of cohort, mechanistic and epidemiological studies. The selection criteria of the present study included: i) Sexual dimorphism of frailty, ii) sexual dimorphism of subjective memory decline (impairment) and atrophy of hippocampus during early life, iii) sexual dimorphism of late‑onset Alzheimer's disease and iv) sexual dimorphism mechanisms underlying frailty and cognitive impairment...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713638/neurovascular-cell-sheet-transplantation-in-a-canine-model-of-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Woo-Jin Lee, Jong Young Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Soon-Tae Lee, Hyo Yeol Kim, Dong-Kyu Park, Jung-Suk Yu, So-Yun Kim, Daejong Jeon, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Jae-Kyu Roh, Kon Chu
Cell-based therapy for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has a great therapeutic potential. However, methods to effectively induce direct regeneration of the damaged neural tissue after cell transplantation have not been established, which, if done, would improve the efficacy of cell-based therapy. In this study, we aimed to develop a cell sheet with neurovasculogenic potential and evaluate its usefulness in a canine ICH model. We designed a composite cell sheet made of neural progenitors derived from human olfactory neuroepithelium and vascular progenitors from human adipose tissue-derived stromal cells...
2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713614/condition-medium-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-retinoic-acid-induces-the-transdifferentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-into-neuroglia-and-neural-like-cells
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Sara Haratizadeh, Maryam Nazm Bojnordi, Shahram Darabi, Narges Karimi, Mehrdad Naghikhani, Hatef Ghasemi Hamidabadi, Morteza Seifi
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) contains several molecules which are essential for neurogenesis. Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are putatively neural crest cell-derived that can differentiate into neurons and glial cells under appropriate neurotrophic factors. The aim of this study was to induce differentiation of hDPSCs into neuroglial phenotypes using retinoic acid (RA) and CSF. The hDPSCs from an impacted third molar were isolated by mechanical and digestion and cultured. The cells have treated by 10(-7) µM RA (RA group) for 8 days, 10% CSF (CSF group) for 8 days and RA with CSF for 8 days (RA/CSF group)...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713531/the-effects-of-fasting-during-ramadan-on-the-concentration-of-serotonin-dopamine-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nerve-growth-factor
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Abdolhossein Bastani, Sadegh Rajabi, Fatemeh Kianimarkani
Neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors are signaling molecules that play a crucial role in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and functions of neurons. It is believed that caloric restriction could help the health of the nervous system by affecting the synthesis of neurotrophins and neurotransmitter and oxygen radical metabolism. The objective was to investigate the plasma levels of serotonin, dopamine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in 29 healthy fasted subjects (22 women and 7 men) during the month of fasting in Ramadan...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711730/purification-and-characterization-of-a-long-acting-ciliary-neurotrophic-factor-via-genetically-fused-with-an-albumin-binding-domain
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Longfu Xu, Chun Zhang, Liping Liu, Yao Zhang, Qi Wang, Jian Wang, Yongdong Liu, Zhiguo Su
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is a promising candidate for the treatment of neurodegenerative or metabolic diseases, but suffers rapid clearance in body. Herein we constructed a new long-acting recombinant human CNTF (rhCNTF) by genetic fusion with an albumin-binding domain (ABD) through a flexible peptide linker, hoping to endow the new molecule prolonged serum circulation time by binding with endogenous human serum albumin (HSA) and then utilizing the naturally long-half-life property of HSA. This fused protein rhCNTF-ABD was expressed in Escherichia coli mainly in the soluble form and purified through a two-step chromatography, with purity of 95% and a high yield of 90-100 mg/L culture...
July 12, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711724/neurotrophic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-bipolar-disorder-a-prospective-study
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Seline van den Ameele, Violette Coppens, Jeroen Schuermans, Peter De Boer, Maarten Timmers, Erik Fransen, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens
Altered neurotrophic signaling is thought to impair neuroplasticity in bipolar disorder (BD). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is proposed as a neurotrophic marker in BD. However, the current evidence for its use in monitoring disease activity and illness progression is conflicting and an exploration of additional neurotrophic markers is needed. This prospective case-control study investigated mood-specific changes in potential neurotrophic markers and their association to inflammatory activity. Patients with BD were included during an acute mood episode, either depressive (n=35) or (hypo)manic (n=32)...
July 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711661/mechanisms-of-action-and-clinical-efficacy-of-nmda-receptor-modulators-in-mood-disorders
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REVIEW
Mehdi Ghasemi, Cristy Phillips, Atoossa Fahimi, Margaret Windy McNerney, Ahmad Salehi
Although the biogenic amine models have provided meaningful links between clinical phenomena and pharmacological management of with mood disorders (MDs), the onset of action of current treatments is slow and a proportion of individuals fail to adequately respond. A growing number of investigations have focused on the glutamatergic system as a viable target. Herein we review the putative role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) signaling in the pathophysiology of MDs. Prompting this focus are several lines of evidence: 1) altered glutamate and NMDA receptor (NMDAR) expression and functioning; 2) antidepressant effects of NMDAR signaling blockers; 3) interaction between conventional therapeutic regimens and NMDAR signaling modulators; 4) biochemical evidence of interaction between monoaminergic system and NMDAR signaling; 5) interaction between neurotrophic factors and NMDAR signaling in mood regulation; 6) cross-talk between NMDAR signaling and inflammatory processes; and 7) antidepressant effects of a number of NMDA modulators in recent clinical trials...
July 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711395/silymarin-ameliorates-experimentally-induced-depressive-like-behavior-in-rats-involvement-of-hippocampal-bdnf-signaling-inflammatory-cytokines-and-oxidative-stress-response
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Vishnu N Thakare, Manoj K Aswar, Yogesh P Kulkarni, Rajesh R Patil, Bhoomika M Patel
Silymarin is a polyphenolic flavonoid of Silybum marianum, exhibited neuroprotection and antidepressant like activity in acute restraint stressed mice. The main objective of the present study is to investigate possible antidepressant like activity of silymarin in experimentally induced depressive behavior in rats. The depressive behaviors were induced in rats by olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) technique. Wistar rats were administered with silymarin at a dose of 100mg/kg and 200mg/kg, by per oral in OBX and sham operated rats...
July 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711394/exercise-prevents-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-mood-and-cognitive-dysfunction-and-increases-bdnf-expression-in-the-rat
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Charlotte K Callaghan, Jennifer Rouine, Shane M O'Mara
Aerobic exercise has marked effects on mood and cognition. Here, we used an interferon-alpha (IFN-α) induced depression model to evaluate the potential efficacy of chronic treadmill running on mood and cognition in the rat. IFN-α treatment induces behavioral deficits in the forced swim test (FST), open field test and object exploration task. Male han Wistar rats (n=8 per group, 3month old) were injected 3 times weekly with recombinant human IFN-α or saline (control) for 4weeks. One group was exercised 3 times (1h treadmill running) per week while the other remained sedentary...
July 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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