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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551099/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-plays-an-essential-role-in-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptor-mediated-neuroprotection-of-dopaminergic-neurons-in-a-mouse-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Yuan Liu, Shuai Hao, Beibei Yang, Yi Fan, Xiaodong Qin, Yun Chen, Jun Hu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with an incidence second only to Alzheimer's disease. The main pathological feature of PD is the death of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Nicotinic receptor agonists are neuroprotective in several PD models and there is considerable evidence that α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7-nAChRs) are important therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases. However, the involvement of α7-nAChRs and underlying signaling mechanisms in PD pathogenesis are unclear...
May 24, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551085/bi-directionally-protective-communication-between-neurons-and-astrocytes-under-ischemia
#2
Xiao-Mei Wu, Christopher Qian, Yu-Fu Zhou, Yick-Chun Yan, Qian-Qian Luo, Wing-Ho Yung, Fa-Li Zhang, Li-Rong Jiang, Zhong Ming Qian, Ya Ke
The extensive existing knowledge on bi-directional communication between astrocytes and neurons led us to hypothesize that not only ischemia-preconditioned (IP) astrocytes can protect neurons but also IP neurons protect astrocytes from lethal ischemic injury. Here, we demonstrated for the first time that neurons have a significant role in protecting astrocytes from ischemic injury. The cultured medium from IP neurons (IPcNCM) induced a remarkable reduction in LDH and an increase in cell viability in ischemic astrocytes in vitro...
May 20, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549068/oligodendroglial-myelination-requires-astrocyte-derived-lipids
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Nutabi Camargo, Andrea Goudriaan, Anne-Lieke F van Deijk, Willem M Otte, Jos F Brouwers, Hans Lodder, David H Gutmann, Klaus-Armin Nave, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Huibert D Mansvelder, Roman Chrast, August B Smit, Mark H G Verheijen
In the vertebrate nervous system, myelination of axons for rapid impulse propagation requires the synthesis of large amounts of lipids and proteins by oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells. Myelin membranes are thought to be cell-autonomously assembled by these axon-associated glial cells. Here, we report the surprising finding that in normal brain development, a substantial fraction of the lipids incorporated into central nervous system (CNS) myelin are contributed by astrocytes. The oligodendrocyte-specific inactivation of sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) cleavage-activating protein (SCAP), an essential coactivator of the transcription factor SREBP and thus of lipid biosynthesis, resulted in significantly retarded CNS myelination; however, myelin appeared normal at 3 months of age...
May 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547652/histone-h3-k27m-mutations-in-adult-cerebellar-high-grade-gliomas
#4
Satoshi Nakata, Sumihito Nobusawa, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Tadashi Osawa, Keishi Horiguchi, Yasuhiro Hashiba, Hiroyuki Yaoita, Nozomi Matsumura, Hayato Ikota, Junko Hirato, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Hideaki Yokoo
Adult cerebellar high-grade gliomas (HGG) are rare and their molecular basis has not been fully elucidated. Although a diffuse midline glioma H3 K27M-mutant, a recently characterized variant of HGG, was reported to occasionally occur in the cerebellum, adult cases were rarely tested for this mutation; only five mutant cases have been reported to date. It currently remains unknown whether H3 K27M-mutant cerebellar gliomas share common histological features or have a uniformly dismal prognosis. In the present study, we assessed the prevalence of histone H3 K27M mutations in ten adult cerebellar HGG, identifying two H3F3A-mutant cases...
May 25, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547529/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-and-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-2-trem-2-activation-balance-astrocyte-polarization-into-a-proinflammatory-phenotype
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Gerardo Rosciszewski, Vanesa Cadena, Veronica Murta, Jeronimo Lukin, Alejandro Villarreal, Thierry Roger, Alberto Javier Ramos
Astrocytes react to brain injury with a generic response known as reactive gliosis, which involves activation of multiple intracellular pathways including several that may be beneficial for neuronal survival. However, by unknown mechanisms, reactive astrocytes can polarize into a proinflammatory phenotype that induces neurodegeneration. In order to study reactive gliosis and astroglial polarization into a proinflammatory phenotype, we used cortical devascularization-induced brain ischemia in Wistar rats and primary astroglial cell cultures exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545955/the-up-regulation-of-phosphofructokinase1-pfk1-protein-during-chemically-induced-hypoxia-is-mediated-by-the-hypoxia-responsive-internal-ribosome-entry-site-ires-element-present-in-its-5-untranslated-region
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Rehana Ismail, Mahboob Ul Hussain
PURPOSE: Astrocytes cope-up the hypoxia conditions by up regulating the activity of the enzymes catalyzing the irreversible steps of the glycolytic pathway. The phosphofructokinase1 (PFK1), which converts fructose-6-phosphate to fructose-1, 6-bisphosphate, is the major regulatory enzyme of the glycolytic pathway. For this purpose, we investigated the expression regulation of the PFK1 during chemically induced hypoxia. PRINCIPAL RESULT: After 48 hours of the chemically induced hypoxia induction of the C6 glioma cells, the PFK1 protein depicted strong up regulation, with no appreciable change in its mRNA levels...
May 22, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544974/cetuximab-modified-collagen-scaffold-directs-neurogenesis-of-injury-activated-endogenous-neural-stem-cells-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-repair
#7
Xing Li, Yannan Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Sufang Han, Muya Shu, Bing Chen, Xuyi Chen, Fengwu Tang, Nuo Wang, Yue Tu, Bin Wang, Zhifeng Xiao, Sai Zhang, Jianwu Dai
Studies have shown that endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) activated by spinal cord injury (SCI) primarily generate astrocytes to form glial scar. The NSCs do not differentiate into neurons because of the adverse microenvironment. In this study, we defined the activation timeline of endogenous NSCs in rats with severe SCI. These injury-activated NSCs then migrated into the lesion site. Cetuximab, an EGFR signaling antagonist, significantly increased neurogenesis in the lesion site. Meanwhile, implanting cetuximab modified linear ordered collagen scaffolds (LOCS) into SCI lesion sites in dogs resulted in neuronal regeneration, including neuronal differentiation, maturation, myelination, and synapse formation...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544775/potentiation-of-spinal-glutamatergic-response-in-the-neuron-glia-interactions-underlies-the-intrathecal-il-1%C3%AE-induced-thermal-hyperalgesia-in-rats
#8
Chun-Sung Sung, Zhi-Hong Wen, Chien-Wei Feng, Chun-Hong Chen, Shi-Ying Huang, Nan-Fu Chen, Wu-Fu Chen, Chih-Shung Wong
AIMS: We previously demonstrated that intrathecal IL-1β upregulated phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P-p38 MAPK) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in microglia and astrocytes in spinal cord, increased nitric oxide (NO) release into cerebrospinal fluid, and induced thermal hyperalgesia in rats. This study investigated the role of spinal glutamatergic response in intrathecal IL-1β-induced nociception in rats. METHODS: The pretreatment effects of MK-801 (5 μg), minocycline (20 μg), and SB203580 (5 μg) on intrathecal IL-1β (100 ng) in rats were measured by behavior, Western blotting, CSF analysis, and immunofluorescence studies...
May 19, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543773/degradation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-by-the-immunoproteasome-in-astrocytes-a-potential-interferon-%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism-contributing-to-hiv-neuropathogenesis
#9
Colleen E Kovacsics, Alexander J Gill, Surendra S Ambegaokar, Benjamin B Gelman, Dennis L Kolson
Induction of the detoxifying enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a critical protective host response to cellular injury associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. We previously found that HO-1 protein expression is reduced in brains of HIV-infected individuals with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and in HIV-infected macrophages, where this reduction associates with enhanced glutamate release and neurotoxicity. Because HIV-infected macrophages are a small component of the cellular content of the brain, the reduction of macrophage HO-1 expression likely accounts for a small portion of brain HO-1 loss in HIV infection...
May 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543098/brain-endothelial-cell-expression-of-sparcl-1-is-specific-to-chronic-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-and-is-regulated-by-inflammatory-mediators-in-vitro
#10
C Bridel, M J A Koel-Simmelink, L Peferoen, C Derada Troletti, S Durieux, R Gorter, E Nutma, P Gami, E Iacobeus, L Brundin, J Kuhle, H Vrenken, J Killestein, S R Piersma, T V Pham, H E De Vries, S Amor, C R Jimenez, C E Teunissen
AIMS: Cell matrix modulating protein SPARCL-1 is highly expressed by astrocytes during CNS development and following acute CNS damage. Applying NanoLC-MS/MS to CSF of RRMS and SPMS patients, we identified SPARCL-1 as differentially expressed between these two stages of MS, suggesting a potential as CSF biomarker to differentiate RRMS from SPMS and a role in MS pathogenesis. METHODS: This study examines the potential of SPARCL-1 as CSF biomarker discriminating RRMS from SPMS in 3 independent cohorts (n=249), analyses its expression pattern in MS lesions (n= 26), and studies its regulation in cultured human brain microvasculature endothelial cells (BEC) after exposure to MS-relevant inflammatory mediators...
May 24, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539349/sleep-loss-promotes-astrocytic-phagocytosis-and-microglial-activation-in-mouse-cerebral-cortex
#11
Michele Bellesi, Luisa de Vivo, Mattia Chini, Francesca Gilli, Giulio Tononi, Chiara Cirelli
We previously found that Mertk and its ligand Gas6, astrocytic genes involved in phagocytosis, are upregulated after acute sleep deprivation. These results suggested that astrocytes may engage in phagocytic activity during extended wake, but direct evidence was lacking. Studies in humans and rodents also found that sleep loss increases peripheral markers of inflammation, but whether these changes are associated with neuroinflammation and/or activation of microglia, the brain's resident innate immune cells, was unknown...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539244/manganese-exposure-induces-neuroinflammation-by-impairing-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-astrocytes
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Souvarish Sarkar, Emir Malovic, Dilshan S Harischandra, Hilary A Ngwa, Anamitra Ghosh, Colleen Hogan, Dharmin Rokad, Gary Zenitsky, Huajun Jin, Vellareddy Anantharam, Anumantha G Kanthasamy, Arthi Kanthasamy
Chronic manganese (Mn) exposure induces neurotoxicity, which is characterized by Parkinsonian symptoms resulting from impairment in the extrapyramidal motor system of the basal ganglia. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are considered key pathophysiological features of Mn neurotoxicity. Recent evidence suggests astrocytes as a major target of Mn neurotoxicity since Mn accumulates predominantly in astrocytes. However, the primary mechanisms underlying Mn-induced astroglial dysfunction and its role in metal neurotoxicity are not completely understood...
May 21, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536505/new-tools-to-study-astrocyte-ca-2-signal-dynamics-in-brain-networks-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Gabriele Losi, Letizia Mariotti, Michele Sessolo, Giorgio Carmignoto
Sensory information processing is a fundamental operation in the brain that is based on dynamic interactions between different neuronal populations. Astrocytes, a type of glial cells, have been proposed to represent active elements of brain microcircuits that, through dynamic interactions with neurons, provide a modulatory control of neuronal network activity. Specifically, astrocytes in different brain regions have been described to respond to neuronal signals with intracellular Ca(2+) elevations that represent a key step in the functional recruitment of astrocytes to specific brain circuits...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535566/the-analgesic-effects-of-celecoxib-on-the-formalin-induced-short-and-long-term-inflammatory-pain
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Ya-Qun Zhao, Hai-Yan Wang, Jun-Bin Yin, Yan Sun, Yong Wang, Jin-Chuan Liang, Xiao-Ju Guo, Ke Tang, Yu-Tong Wang
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib has long been used for reducing pain, in spite of moderate gastrointestinal side effects. In previous studies, it has been shown that celecoxib can inhibit formalin-induced spontaneous pain and secondary hyperalgesia. Injecting formalin into a rodent's hind paw not only induces acute pain behaviors, but also produces long-lasting hyperalgesia. Whether celecoxib can also have long-lasting effects is still unknown. Our results show that pretreatment with an intraperitoneal injection of celecoxib at one hour before formalin injection induced inhibition on the spontaneous flinch and licking behaviors in the second phase but not the first phase...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534301/effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-diabetic-neuropathy-and-other-geriatric-disorders
#15
REVIEW
G Sergi, S Pizzato, F Piovesan, C Trevisan, N Veronese, E Manzato
A long history of diabetes mellitus and increasing age are associated with the onset of diabetic neuropathy, a painful and highly disabling complication with a prevalence peaking at 50% among elderly diabetic patients. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a molecule derived from the acetylation of carnitine in the mitochondria that has an essential role in energy production. It has recently been proposed as a therapy to improve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ALC is widely distributed in mammalian tissues, including the brain, blood-brain barrier, brain neurons, and astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534246/microglia-housekeeper-of-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
John Alimamy Kabba, Yazhou Xu, Handson Christian, Wenchen Ruan, Kitchen Chenai, Yun Xiang, Luyong Zhang, Juan M Saavedra, Tao Pang
Microglia, of myeloid origin, play fundamental roles in the control of immune responses and the maintenance of central nervous system homeostasis. These cells, just like peripheral macrophages, may be activated into M1 pro-inflammatory or M2 anti-inflammatory phenotypes by appropriate stimuli. Microglia do not respond in isolation, but form part of complex networks of cells influencing each other. This review addresses the complex interaction of microglia with each cell type in the brain: neurons, astrocytes, cerebrovascular endothelial cells, and oligodendrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533442/the-role-of-shed-prp-c-in-the-neuropathogenesis-of-hiv-infection
#17
Bezawit W Megra, Eliseo A Eugenin, Joan W Berman
HIV-1 enters the CNS soon after peripheral infection and causes chronic neuroinflammation and neuronal damage that leads to cognitive impairment in 40-70% of HIV-infected people. The nonpathogenic cellular isoform of the human prion protein (PrP(c)) is an adhesion molecule constitutively expressed in the CNS. Previously, our laboratory showed that shed PrP(c) (sPrP(c)) is increased in the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV-infected people with cognitive deficits as compared with infected people with no impairment. In this article, we demonstrate that CCL2 and TNF-α, inflammatory mediators that are elevated in the CNS of HIV-infected people, increase shedding of PrP(c) from human astrocytes by increasing the active form of the metalloprotease ADAM10...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533392/syringe-injectable-mesh-electronics-integrate-seamlessly-with-minimal-chronic-immune-response-in-the-brain
#18
Tao Zhou, Guosong Hong, Tian-Ming Fu, Xiao Yang, Thomas G Schuhmann, Robert D Viveros, Charles M Lieber
Implantation of electrical probes into the brain has been central to both neuroscience research and biomedical applications, although conventional probes induce gliosis in surrounding tissue. We recently reported ultraflexible open mesh electronics implanted into rodent brains by syringe injection that exhibit promising chronic tissue response and recording stability. Here we report time-dependent histology studies of the mesh electronics/brain-tissue interface obtained from sections perpendicular and parallel to probe long axis, as well as studies of conventional flexible thin-film probes...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533375/keap1-modifying-small-molecule-reveals-muted-nrf2-signaling-responses-in-neural-stem-cells-from-huntington-s-disease-patients
#19
Luisa Quinti, Sharadha Dayalan Naidu, Ulrike Träger, Xiqun Chen, Kimberly Kegel-Gleason, David Llères, Colúm Connolly, Vanita Chopra, Cho Low, Sébastien Moniot, Ellen Sapp, Adelaide R Tousley, Petr Vodicka, Michael J Van Kanegan, Linda S Kaltenbach, Lisa A Crawford, Matthew Fuszard, Maureen Higgins, James R C Miller, Ruth E Farmer, Vijay Potluri, Susanta Samajdar, Lisa Meisel, Ningzhe Zhang, Andrew Snyder, Ross Stein, Steven M Hersch, Lisa M Ellerby, Eranthie Weerapana, Michael A Schwarzschild, Clemens Steegborn, Blair R Leavitt, Alexei Degterev, Sarah J Tabrizi, Donald C Lo, Marian DiFiglia, Leslie M Thompson, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, Aleksey G Kazantsev
The activity of the transcription factor nuclear factor-erythroid 2 p45-derived factor 2 (NRF2) is orchestrated and amplified through enhanced transcription of antioxidant and antiinflammatory target genes. The present study has characterized a triazole-containing inducer of NRF2 and elucidated the mechanism by which this molecule activates NRF2 signaling. In a highly selective manner, the compound covalently modifies a critical stress-sensor cysteine (C151) of the E3 ligase substrate adaptor protein Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (KEAP1), the primary negative regulator of NRF2...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527957/streptozotocin-alters-glucose-transport-connexin-expression-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-functions-in-neurons-and-astrocytes
#20
Joyshree Biswas, Sonam Gupta, Dinesh Kumar Verma, Sarika Singh
The study was undertaken to explore the cell specific streptozotocin (STZ) induced mechanistic alterations. STZ induced rodent model is a well established experimental model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in our previous studies we have established it as an in vitro screening model of AD by employing N2A neuronal cells. Therefore, STZ was selected in the present study to understand the STZ induced cell specific alterations by utilizing neuronal N2A and astrocytes C6 cells. Both neuronal and astrocyte cells were treated with STZ at 10, 50, 100 and 1000μM concentration for 48 h...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience
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