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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729941/hippocampal-slice-preparation-in-rats-acutely-suppresses-immunoreactivity-of-microtubule-associated-protein-map2-%C3%A2-and-glycogen-levels-without-affecting-numbers-of-glia%C3%A2-or-levels-of-the-glutamate-transporter-vglut1
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Liana R Stein, Charles F Zorumski, Yukitoshi Izumi
INTRODUCTION: With its preservation of cytoarchitecture and synaptic circuitry, the hippocampal slice preparation has been a critical tool for studying the electrophysiological effects of pharmacological and genetic manipulations. To analyze the maximum number of slices or readouts per dissection, long incubation times postslice preparation are commonly used. We were interested in how slice integrity is affected by incubation postslice preparation. METHODS: Hippocampal slices were prepared by three different methods: a chopper, a vibratome, and a rotary slicer...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724733/early-evolution-of-radial-glial-cells-in-bilateria
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Conrad Helm, Anett Karl, Patrick Beckers, Sabrina Kaul-Strehlow, Elke Ulbricht, Ioannis Kourtesis, Heidrun Kuhrt, Harald Hausen, Thomas Bartolomaeus, Andreas Reichenbach, Christoph Bleidorn
Bilaterians usually possess a central nervous system, composed of neurons and supportive cells called glial cells. Whereas neuronal cells are highly comparable in all these animals, glial cells apparently differ, and in deuterostomes, radial glial cells are found. These particular secretory glial cells may represent the archetype of all (macro) glial cells and have not been reported from protostomes so far. This has caused controversial discussions of whether glial cells represent a homologous bilaterian characteristic or whether they (and thus, centralized nervous systems) evolved convergently in the two main clades of bilaterians...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724203/huprine-x-attenuates-the-neurotoxicity-induced-by-kainic-acid-especially-brain-inflammation
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J Relat, B Pérez, P Camps, D Muñoz-Torrero, A Badia, M V Clos
Huprine X (HX) is a synthetic anticholinesterasic compound that exerts a potent inhibitory action on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity, an agonist effect on cholinergic receptors, neuroprotective activity in different neurotoxicity models in vivo and in vitro and cognition enhancing effects in non-transgenic (C57BL/6) and transgenic (3xTg-AD, APPswe) mice. In the present study, we assessed the ability of HX (0.8 mg/kg, 21 days) to prevent the damage induced by kainic acid (KA; 28 mg/kg) regarding apoptosis, glia reactivity and neurogenesis in mouse brain...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722693/ikk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-satellite-glia-activation-induces-spinal-cord-microglia-activation-and-neuropathic-pain-after-nerve-injury
#4
Hyoungsub Lim, Hyunkyoung Lee, Kyungchul Noh, Sung Joong Lee
Increasing evidence indicates that both microglia and satellite glial cell (SGC) activation play causal roles in neuropathic pain development after peripheral nerve injury; however, the activation mechanisms and their contribution to neuropathic pain remain elusive. To address this issue, we generated Ikkβ conditional knockout mice (Cnp-Cre/Ikkβ; cIkkβ) in which IKK/NF-κB-dependent proinflammatory SGC activation was abrogated. In these mice, nerve injury-induced spinal cord microglia activation and pain hypersensitivity were significantly attenuated compared to those in control mice...
May 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720882/cell-type-specific-differences-in-promoter-activity-of-the-als-linked-c9orf72-mouse-ortholog
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Abraham J Langseth, Juhyun Kim, Janet E Ugolino, Yajas Shah, Ho-Yon Hwang, Jiou Wang, Dwight E Bergles, Solange P Brown
A hexanucleotide repeat expansion in the C9orf72 gene is the most common cause of inherited forms of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Both loss-of-function and gain-of-function mechanisms have been proposed to underlie this disease, but the pathogenic pathways are not fully understood. To better understand the involvement of different cell types in the pathogenesis of ALS, we systematically analyzed the distribution of promoter activity of the mouse ortholog of C9orf72 in the central nervous system...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711628/enteric-glia-regulate-gastrointestinal-motility-but-are-not-required-for-maintenance-of-the-epithelium-in-mice
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Meenakshi Rao, Daniella Rastelli, Lauren Dong, Sophia Chiu, Wanda Setlik, Michael D Gershon, Gabriel Corfas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: When the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) promoter is used to express cellular toxins that eliminate glia in mice, intestinal epithelial permeability and proliferation increase; this led to the concept that glia are required for maintenance of the gastrointestinal epithelium. Many enteric glia, however, particularly in the mucosa, do not express GFAP. In contrast, virtually all enteric glia express proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1). We investigated whether elimination of PLP1-expressing cells compromises epithelial maintenance or gastrointestinal motility...
July 12, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710541/injury-induced-purinergic-signalling-molecules-upregulate-pluripotency-gene-expression-and-mitotic-activity-of-progenitor-cells-in-the-zebrafish-retina
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Matías P Medrano, Claudio A Bejarano, Ariadna G Battista, Graciela D Venera, Ramón O Bernabeu, Maria Paula Faillace
Damage in fish activates retina repair that restores sight. The purinergic signalling system serves multiple homeostatic functions and has been implicated in cell cycle control of progenitor cells in the developing retina. We examined whether changes in the expression of purinergic molecules were instrumental in the proliferative phase after injury of adult zebrafish retinas with ouabain. P2RY1 messenger RNA (mRNA) increased early after injury and showed maximal levels at the time of peak progenitor cell proliferation...
July 14, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709021/architecting-the-myelin-landscape
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REVIEW
Lindsay A Osso, Jonah R Chan
Myelin increases the speed and efficiency of action potential propagation. Yet, not all axons are myelinated and some axons are discontinuously myelinated, prompting the question of how myelinating glia select axons for myelination. Whereas myelination by Schwann cells depends on axonal induction, oligodendrocytes can form myelin membrane in the absence of axons. However, oligodendrocytes alone cannot architect the complex myelination patterns of the central nervous system and recent advances have implicated axonal signaling in this process...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708131/a-clinicopathological-approach-to-the-diagnosis-of-dementia
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REVIEW
Fanny M Elahi, Bruce L Miller
The most definitive classification systems for dementia are based on the underlying pathology which, in turn, is categorized largely according to the observed accumulation of abnormal protein aggregates in neurons and glia. These aggregates perturb molecular processes, cellular functions and, ultimately, cell survival, with ensuing disruption of large-scale neural networks subserving cognitive, behavioural and sensorimotor functions. The functional domains affected and the evolution of deficits in these domains over time serve as footprints that the clinician can trace back with various levels of certainty to the underlying neuropathology...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707715/myelinating-cocultures-of-rodent-stem-cell-line-derived-neurons-and-immortalized-schwann-cells
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Tomohiro Ishii, Emiko Kawakami, Kentaro Endo, Hidemi Misawa, Kazuhiko Watabe
Myelination is one of the most remarkable biological events in the neuron-glia interactions for the development of the mammalian nervous system. To elucidate molecular mechanisms of cell-to-cell interactions in myelin synthesis in vitro, establishment of the myelinating system in cocultures of continuous neuronal and glial cell lines are desirable. In the present study, we performed co-culture experiments using rat neural stem cell-derived neurons or mouse embryonic stem (ES) cell-derived motoneurons with immortalized rat IFRS1 Schwann cells to establish myelinating cultures between these cell lines...
July 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705258/fate-bias-during-neural-regeneration-adjusts-dynamically-without-recapitulating-developmental-fate-progression
#11
Jeremy Ng Chi Kei, Peter David Currie, Patricia Regina Jusuf
BACKGROUND: Regeneration of neurons in the central nervous system is poor in humans. In other vertebrates neural regeneration does occur efficiently and involves reactivation of developmental processes. Within the neural retina of zebrafish, Müller glia are the main stem cell source and are capable of generating progenitors to replace lost neurons after injury. However, it remains largely unknown to what extent Müller glia and neuron differentiation mirror development. METHODS: Following neural ablation in the zebrafish retina, dividing cells were tracked using a prolonged labelling technique...
July 13, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704652/environmental-stress-causes-lethal-neuro-trauma-during-asymptomatic-viral-infections
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Jonathan Chow, Zsuzsa Márka, Imre Bartos, Szabolcs Márka, Jonathan C Kagan
Asymptomatic infections often proceed undetected, yet can still prime the host to be sensitive to secondary environmental stress. While the mechanisms underlying disease caused by asymptomatic infections are unknown, it is believed that productive pathogen replication is required. We report that the environmental stress of carbon dioxide (CO2) anesthesia converts an asymptomatic rhabdovirus infection in Drosophila to one that is lethal. This lethality results from a pool of infectious virus in glial cells and is regulated by the antiviral RNAi pathway of the host...
July 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703293/bmp-and-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-regulate-the-formation-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-derived-progenitor-cells-in-the-avian-retina
#13
Levi Todd, Isabella Palazzo, Natalie Squires, Ninoshka Mendonca, Andy J Fischer
Müller glia-derived progenitor cells (MGPCs) have the capability to regenerate neurons in the retinas of different vertebrate orders. The formation of MGPCs is regulated by a network of cell-signaling pathways. The purpose of this study was to investigate how BMP/Smad1/5/8- and TGFβ/Smad2/3-signaling are coordinated to influence the formation of MGPCs in the chick model system. We find that pSmad1/5/8 is selectively up-regulated in the nuclei of Müller glia following treatment with BMP4, FGF2, or NMDA-induced damage, and this up-regulation is blocked by a dorsomorphin analogue DMH1...
July 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699523/altered-homeostatic-functions-in-reactive-astrocytes-and-their-potential-as-a-therapeutic-target-after-brain-ischemic-injury
#14
Helena Pivonkova, Miroslava Anderova
Brain ischemic injury represents one of the greatest medical challenges for the aging population in developed countries, yet despite strong efforts, possibilities to treat ischemic injury still remain poor. Stroke, the most common type of brain ischemic injury in humans, is caused by brain artery occlusion, and represents a focal form of ischemia, which leads to neuronal loss in the ischemic core, and glial scar formation in the penumbral region around the core. Such glial scar mainly comprises reactive astrocytes, reactive NG2 glia and activated microglia...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699521/astrocyte-an-innovative-approach-for-alzheimer-s-disease-therapy
#15
Maria Rosanna Bronzuoli, Roberta Facchinetti, Luca Steardo, Caterina Scuderi
Alzheimer's disease is a devastating neurological illness with a heavy economic impact. Further comorbidity in combination with the social impact of this disorder increases the urgency of a clearer comprehension of its etiopathogenesis, allowing the execution of novel therapeutic strategies. Despite astrocytes have been widely described as active participant in the regulation of cerebral circuits, available data are still poor. Even less information is available about their precise role in the pathogenesis of illness...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695619/m%C3%A3-ller-glia-and-phagocytosis-of-cell-debris-in-retinal-tissue
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REVIEW
Ruth Bejarano-Escobar, Hortensia Sánchez-Calderón, Josué Otero-Arenas, Gervasio Martín-Partido, Javier Francisco-Morcillo
Müller cells are the predominant glial cell type in the retina of vertebrates. They play a wide variety of roles in both the developing and the mature retina that have been widely reported in the literature. However, less attention has been paid to their role in phagocytosis of cell debris under physiological, pathological or experimental conditions. Müller glia have been shown to phagocytose apoptotic cell bodies originated during development of the visual system. They also engulf foreign molecules that are injected into the eye, cone outer segments and injured photoreceptors...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689919/cytotoxic-effects-of-gastrodin-extracted-from-the-rhizome-of-gastrodia-elata-blume-in-glioblastoma-cells-but-not-in-normal-astrocytes-via-the-induction-of-oxidative-stress-associated-apoptosis-that-involved-cell-cycle-arrest-and-p53-activation
#17
Wei-Zhe Liang, Chung-Ren Jan, Shu-Shong Hsu
Researches have been conducted to explore the biological effect of gastrodin, a natural compound extracted from the rhizome of Gastrodia elata Blume, in different models. However, the effects of gastrodin on cytotoxicity, cell cycle distribution and oxidative stress in glia cells have not been explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic effect of gastrodin and its mechanisms in DBTRG-05MG human glioblastoma cells and CTX TNA2 rat astrocytes. In DBTRG-05MG cells but not in CTX TNA2 cells, gastrodin (20-30 μM) induced cytotoxicity, G2/M phase cell cycle arrest and apoptosis...
July 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689039/connexin43-but-not-connexin30-contributes-to-adult-neurogenesis-in-the-dentate-gyrus
#18
REVIEW
Jiong Zhang, Stephanie Griemsmann, Zhou Wu, Radoslaw Dobrowolski, Klaus Willecke, Martin Theis, Christian Steinhäuser, Peter Bedner
The subgranular zone of the dentate gyrus represents a niche in which radial glia (RG)-like cells generate new neurons throughout postnatal life in the mammalian brain. Previous data showed that RG-like cells are coupled through gap junction channels, primarily formed by connexin43 (Cx43) and Cx30, and that the expression of these proteins is required for adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus. However, their individual function and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here we demonstrate that Cx43, but not Cx30, is crucial for adult neurogenesis...
July 5, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688912/inhibition-of-the-kynurenine-pathway-protects-against-reactive-microglial-associated-reductions-in-the-complexity-of-primary-cortical-neurons
#19
Katherine O'Farrell, Eimear Fagan, Thomas J Connor, Andrew Harkin
Brain glia possess the rate limiting enzyme indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) which catalyses the conversion of tryptophan to kynurenine. Microglia also express kynurenine monooxygenase (KMO) and kynureninase (KYNU) which lead to the production of the free radical producing metabolites, 3-hydroxykynurenine and 3-hydroxyanthranillic acid respectively and subsequently production of the NMDA receptor agonist quinolinic acid. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of IFNγ-stimulated kynurenine pathway (KP) induction in microglia on neurite outgrowth and complexity, and to determine whether alterations could be abrogated using pharmacological inhibitors of the KP...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684694/neuroprotective-effects-of-%C3%AE-caryophyllene-against-dopaminergic-neuron-injury-in-a-murine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-induced-by-mptp
#20
Juan M Viveros-Paredes, Rocio E González-Castañeda, Juerg Gertsch, Veronica Chaparro-Huerta, Rocio I López-Roa, Eduardo Vázquez-Valls, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Antoni Camins-Espuny, Mario E Flores-Soto
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders and is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Although the causes of PD are not understood, evidence suggests that its pathogenesis is associated with oxidative stress and inflammation. Recent studies have suggested a protective role of the cannabinoid signalling system in PD. β-caryophyllene (BCP) is a natural bicyclic sesquiterpene that is an agonist of the cannabinoid type 2 receptor (CB2R)...
July 6, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
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