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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027528/-nasal-glial-heterotopia-clinical-and-morphological-characteristics
#1
V P Bykova, A A Bakhtin, D P Polyakov, A S Yunusov, N A Daikhes
The paper describes a case of nasal glial heterotopia in a 10-month-old girl with a mixed (intranasal and subcutaneous) localization, which is accompanied by the divergence of the nasal bones. Histological examination supplemented by immunohistochemical reactions with antibodies to vimentin, S100 protein, neuron-specific enolase, as well as Ki-67 and smooth muscle actin confirmed the neural nature of the tumor. Fields of mature astrocytic glia including individual cells with neuronal differentiation were found among the fibrous and fibrovascular tissues...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025924/dmrt5-a-novel-neurogenic-factor-reciprocally-regulates-lhx2-to-control-the-neuron-glia-cell-fate-switch-in-the-developing-hippocampus
#2
Bhavana Muralidharan, Marc Keruzore, Saurabh J Pradhan, Basabdatta Roy, Ashwin S Shetty, Veena Kinare, Leora D'Souza, Upasana Maheshwari, Krishanpal Karmodiya, Agasthya Suresh, Sanjeev Galande, Eric J Bellefroid, Shubha Tole
Regulation of the neuron-glia cell fate switch is a critical step in the development of the central nervous system. Previously, we demonstrated that Lhx2 is a necessary and sufficient regulator of this process in the mouse hippocampal primordium, such that Lhx2 overexpression promotes neurogenesis and suppresses gliogenesis, whereas loss of Lhx2 has the opposite effect. We tested a series of transcription factors for their ability to mimic Lhx2 overexpression and suppress baseline gliogenesis, and also to compensate for loss of Lhx2 and suppress the resulting enhanced level of gliogenesis in the hippocampus...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023182/potential-clinical-utility-of-multiple-system-atrophy-biomarkers
#3
Kurt A Jellinger
Multiple system atrophy (MSA), an adult-onset, fatal disorder of uncertain aetiology, characterized by parkinsonism, cerebellar, autonomic and motor dysfunctions, is an α-synucleinopathy with glioneuronal degeneration involving multiple parts of the nervous system. The clinical variants correlate with the morphological phenotypes of striatonigral degeneration (MSA-P), olivoponto-cerebellar atrophy (MSA-C), and mixed type MSA. Neuropathological hallmark is the deposition of aberrant α-synuclein in glia and neurons forming cytoplasmic inclusions that cause cell dysfunction/demise...
October 12, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022246/alpha-lipoic-acid-mitigates-toxic-induced-demyelination-in-the-corpus-callosum-by-lessening-of-oxidative-stress-and-stimulation-of-polydendrocytes-proliferation
#4
Nima Sanadgol, Fereshteh Golab, Hassan Askari, Fatemeh Moradi, Marziyeh Ajdary, Mehdi Mehdizadeh
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a disease that degenerates myelin in central nervous system (CNS). Reactive oxygen species (ROSs) are toxic metabolites, and accumulating data indicate that ROSs-mediated apoptosis of oligodendrocytes (OLGs) plays a major role in the pathogenesis of MS under oxidative stress conditions. In this study, we investigated the role of endogenous antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) as ROSs scavenger in the OLGs loss and myelin degeneration during cuprizone (cup)-induced demyelination in the experimental model of MS...
October 12, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020601/pioglitazone-a-ppar%C3%AE-agonist-reduces-nicotine-craving-in-humans-with-marginal-effects-on-abuse-potential
#5
Jermaine D Jones, Sandra D Comer, Verena E Metz, Jeanne M Manubay, Shanthi Mogali, Roberto Ciccocioppo, Suky Martinez, Mudassir Mumtaz, Adam Bisaga
Possibly through their actions upon glia, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists (PPAR) have been shown to alter the abuse potential of addictive drugs in several preclinical models. The current study extends this research into the human laboratory as the first clinical study into the effects of the PPAR gamma agonist, pioglitazone, on the abuse potential of nicotine. Heavy smokers were recruited for this 3-week study. Upon admission, participants were randomized to either active (45mg, n=14) or placebo (0mg, n=13) PIO maintenance conditions for the duration of the study...
October 8, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017971/induction-of-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-3-via-hsf-1-hsp70-tlr4-axis-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-ameliorates-postoperative-pain
#6
Yi-Xin Fan, Cheng Qian, Bingqian Liu, Chaoyu Wang, Haijiao Liu, Xiuxiu Pan, Peng Teng, Liang Hu, Guangqin Zhang, Yuan Han, Mi Yang, Xue-Feng Wu, Wen-Tao Liu
Postoperative pain is a common form of acute pain that, if not managed effectively, can become chronic pain. Evidence has shown that glia, especially microglia, mediate neuroinflammation, which plays a vital role in pain sensitization. Moreover, toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNF-R), the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R), and the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) have been considered key components in central pain sensitization and neuroinflammation. Therefore, we hypothesized that activation of the body's endogenous "immune brakes" will inhibit these receptors and achieve inflammation tolerance as well as relieve postoperative pain...
October 7, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016849/differential-protective-effects-of-connective-tissue-growth-factor-against-a%C3%AE-neurotoxicity-on-neurons-and-glia
#7
Cheng-Ning Yang, Min-Fang Wu, Chung-Chih Liu, Wei-Hung Jung, Yu-Chin Chang, Wang-Pao Lee, Young-Ji Shiao, Chia-Lin Wu, Horng-Huei Liou, Sze-Kwan Lin, Chih-Chiang Chan
Impaired clearance of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) leads to abnormal extracellular accumulation of this neurotoxic protein that drives neurodegeneration in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2) expression is elevated in plaque-surrounding astrocytes in AD patients. However, the role of CTGF in AD pathogenesis remains unclear. Here we characterized the neuroprotective activity of CTGF. We found that CTGF facilitated Aβ uptake and subsequent degradation within primary glia and neuroblastoma cells...
October 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988404/temporal-changes-in-transcription-factor-expression-associated-with-the-differentiation-state-of-cerebellar-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-during-development
#8
Masae Naruse, Koji Shibasaki, Yasuki Ishizaki
During central nervous development, multi-potent neural stem/progenitor cells located in the ventricular/subventricular zones are temporally regulated to mostly produce neurons during early developmental stages and to produce glia during later developmental stages. After birth, the rodent cerebellum undergoes further dramatic development. It is also known that neural stem/progenitor cells are present in the white matter (WM) of the postnatal cerebellum until around P10, although the fate of these cells has yet to be determined...
October 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988011/coordinated-morphogenesis-of-neurons-and-glia
#9
REVIEW
Elizabeth R Lamkin, Maxwell G Heiman
Glia adopt remarkable shapes that are tightly coordinated with the morphologies of their neuronal partners. To achieve these precise shapes, glia and neurons exhibit coordinated morphological changes on the time scale of minutes and on size scales ranging from nanometers to hundreds of microns. Here, we review recent studies that reveal the highly dynamic, localized morphological changes of mammalian neuron-glia contacts. We then explore the power of Drosophila and C. elegans models to study coordinated changes at defined neuron-glia contacts, highlighting the use of innovative genetic and imaging tools to uncover the molecular mechanisms responsible for coordinated morphogenesis of neurons and glia...
October 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987779/thyroid-hormone-and-estrogen-receptor-interactions-with-natural-ligands-and-endocrine-disruptors-in-the-cerebellum
#10
REVIEW
Attila Zsarnovszky, David Kiss, Gergely Jocsak, Gabor Nemeth, Istvan Toth, Tamas L Horvath
Although the effects of phytoestrogens on brain function is widely unknown, they are often regarded as "natural" and thus as harmless. However, the effects of phytoestrogens or environmental pollutants on brain function is underestimated. Estrogen (17beta-estradiol, E2) and thyroid hormones (THs) play pivoltal roles in brain development. In the mature brain, these hormones regulate metabolism on cellular and organismal levels. Thus, E2 and THs do not only regulate the energy metabolism of the entire organism, but simultaneously also regulate important homeostatic parameters of neurons and glia in the CNS...
October 5, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987324/toll-like-receptors-and-their-role-in-persistent-pain
#11
REVIEW
Michael J Lacagnina, Linda R Watkins, Peter M Grace
One of the fundamental mechanisms whereby the innate immune system coordinates inflammatory signal transduction is through Toll-like receptors (TLRs), which function to protect and defend the host organism by initiating inflammatory signaling cascades in response to tissue damage or injury. TLRs are positioned at the neuroimmune interface, and accumulating evidence suggests that the inflammatory consequences of TLR activation on glia (including microglia and astrocytes), sensory neurons, and other cell types can influence nociceptive processing and lead to states of exaggerated and unresolved pain...
October 4, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985842/increased-population-of-immature-enteric-glial-cells-in-the-resected-proximal-ganglionic-bowel-of-hirschsprung-s-disease-patients
#12
Gakuto Tani, Christian Tomuschat, Anne Marie O'Donnell, David Coyle, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND: Enteric glial cells are essential for normal gastrointestinal function. Abnormalities in glial structure, development, or function lead to disturbances in gastrointestinal physiology. Fatty acid-binding protein 7 (FABP7) is a marker of immature enteric glial cells, whereas S100 is expressed only by mature glial cells. Patients with Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) often suffer from dysmotility and enterocolitis despite proper surgery. We designed this study to determine the distribution and expression of glial cells in patients with HSCR compared to normal controls...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984607/co-localization-of-glia-maturation-factor-with-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-autophagosome-markers-in-human-alzheimer-s-disease-brain
#13
Mohammad Ejaz Ahmed, Shankar Iyer, Ramasamy Thangavel, Duraisamy Kempuraj, Govindhasamy Pushpavathi Selvakumar, Sudhanshu P Raikwar, Smita Zaheer, Asgar Zaheer
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by the presence of intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) containing hyperphosphorylated tau, and the extracellular deposition of amyloid plaques (APs) with misfolded amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Glia maturation factor (GMF), a highly conserved pro-inflammatory protein, isolated and cloned in our laboratory, has been shown to activate glial cells leading to neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in AD. We hypothesized that inflammatory reactions promoted by NLRP3-Caspase-1inflammasome pathway trigger dysfunction in autophagy and accumulation of Aβ which is amplified and regulated by GMF in AD...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984582/multiple-system-atrophy-an%C3%A2-oligodendroglioneural-synucleinopathy
#14
Kurt A Jellinger
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an orphan, fatal, adult-onset neurodegenerative disorder of uncertain etiology that is clinically characterized by various combinations of parkinsonism, cerebellar, autonomic, and motor dysfunction. MSA is an α-synucleinopathy with specific glioneuronal degeneration involving striatonigral, olivopontocerebellar, and autonomic nervous systems but also other parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The major clinical variants correlate with the morphologic phenotypes of striatonigral degeneration (MSA-P) and olivopontocerebellar atrophy (MSA-C)...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980312/neural-stem-progenitor-cells-are-activated-during-tail-regeneration-in-the-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius
#15
Eab Gilbert, M K Vickaryous
As for many lizards, the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) can self-detach its tail to avoid predation and then regenerate a replacement. The replacement tail includes a regenerated spinal cord with a simple morphology: an ependymal layer surrounded by nerve tracts. We hypothesized that cells within the ependymal layer of the original spinal cord include populations of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) that contribute to the regenerated spinal cord. Prior to tail loss, we performed a bromodeoxyuridine pulse-chase experiment and found that a subset of ependymal layer cells (ELCs) were label-retaining after a 140-day chase period...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980003/axonal-protection-by-ripasudil-a-rho-kinase-inhibitor-via-modulating-autophagy-in-tnf-induced-optic-nerve-degeneration
#16
Yasushi Kitaoka, Kana Sase, Chihiro Tsukahara, Kaori Kojima, Akira Shiono, Jiro Kogo, Naoto Tokuda, Hitoshi Takagi
Purpose: The Rho kinase inhibitor ripasudil decreases intraocular pressure, although its role in optic nerve axonal damage should be clarified. We therefore investigated whether ripasudil modulates TNF-induced axonal loss and affects autophagy machinery after the induction of optic nerve degeneration. Methods: Rats were given intravitreal injection of TNF, concomitant injection of ripasudil hydrochloride hydrate and TNF, or ripasudil alone. Axon numbers were counted to evaluate the effects of ripasudil against axon loss...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974234/agonists-for-g-protein-coupled-receptor-84-gpr84-alter-cellular-morphology-and-motility-but-do-not-induce-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-microglia
#17
Li Wei, Kyohei Tokizane, Hiroyuki Konishi, Hua-Rong Yu, Hiroshi Kiyama
BACKGROUND: Several G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been shown to be important signaling mediators between neurons and glia. In our previous screening for identification of nerve injury-associated GPCRs, G-protein-coupled receptor 84 (GPR84) mRNA showed the highest up-regulation by microglia after nerve injury. GPR84 is a pro-inflammatory receptor of macrophages in a neuropathic pain mouse model, yet its function in resident microglia in the central nervous system is poorly understood...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973792/rostro-caudal-maturation-of-glial-cells-in-the-accessory-olfactory-system-during-development-involvement-in-outgrowth-of-gnrh-neurites
#18
Sarah Geller, Didier Lomet, Alain Caraty, Yves Tillet, Anne Duittoz, Pascal Vaudin
During mammalian embryonic development, GnRH neurones differentiate from the nasal placode and migrate through the nasal septum toward the forebrain. We previously showed that a category of glial cells, the olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC), forms the microenvironment of migrating GnRH neurones. Here, to caraterize the quantitative and qualitative importance of this glial, we investigated the spatio-temporal maturation of glial cells in situ and the role of maturing glia in GnRH neurones development ex vivo...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971314/alterations-of-brain-energy-metabolism-in-type-2-diabetic-goto-kakizaki-rats-measured-in-vivo-by-13-c-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#19
Freya-Merret Girault, Sarah Sonnay, Rolf Gruetter, João M N Duarte
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with deterioration of brain structure and function. Here, we tested the hypothesis that T2D induces a reorganization of the brain metabolic networks that support brain function. For that, alterations of neuronal and glial energy metabolism were investigated in a T2D model, the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat. (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo at 14.1 T was used to detect (13)C labeling incorporation into carbons of glutamate, glutamine, and aspartate in the brain of GK (n = 7) and Wistar (n = 13) rats during intravenous [1,6-(13)C]glucose administration...
October 2, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968778/neuronal-expression-of-opioid-gene-is-controlled-by-dual-epigenetic-and-transcriptional-mechanism-in-human-brain
#20
Igor Bazov, Daniil Sarkisyan, Olga Kononenko, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Mumtaz Malik Taqi, Lada Stålhandske, Dineke S Verbeek, Jan Mulder, Grazyna Rajkowska, Donna Sheedy, Jillian Kril, Xueguang Sun, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Tatiana Yakovleva, Georgy Bakalkin
Molecular mechanisms that define patterns of neuropeptide expression are essential for the formation and rewiring of neural circuits. The prodynorphin gene (PDYN) gives rise to dynorphin opioid peptides mediating depression and substance dependence. We here demonstrated that PDYN is expressed in neurons in human dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC), and identified neuronal differentially methylated region in PDYN locus framed by CCCTC-binding factor binding sites. A short, nucleosome size human-specific promoter CpG island (CGI), a core of this region may serve as a regulatory module, which is hypomethylated in neurons, enriched in 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, and targeted by USF2, a methylation-sensitive E-box transcription factor (TF)...
July 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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