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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680669/exposing-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-chondroitin-sulphated-proteoglycans-reduces-their-angiogenic-and-neuro-adhesive-paracrine-activity
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Chelsea R Wood, Ibtesam R T Al Delfi, John F Innes, Peter Myint, William E B Johnson
The multifactorial complexity of spinal cord injuries includes the formation of a glial scar, of which chondroitin sulphated proteoglycans (CSPG) are an integral component. Previous studies have shown CSPG to have inhibitory effects on endothelial and neuronal cell growth, highlighting the difficulty of spinal cord regeneration. Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) are widely used a cell therapy, and there is mounting evidence for their angiogenic and neurotrophic paracrine properties. However, in vivo studies have observed poor engraftment and survival of MSC when injected into SCI...
April 19, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674624/brain-and-spinal-cord-injury-repair-by-implantation-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells-seeded-onto-polymer-scaffolds
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Jeong Eun Shin, Kwangsoo Jung, Miri Kim, Kyujin Hwang, Haejin Lee, Il-Sun Kim, Bae Hwan Lee, Il-Shin Lee, Kook In Park
Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury and spinal cord injury (SCI) lead to extensive tissue loss and axonal degeneration. The combined application of the polymer scaffold and neural progenitor cells (NPCs) has been reported to enhance neural repair, protection and regeneration through multiple modes of action following neural injury. This study investigated the reparative ability and therapeutic potentials of biological bridges composed of human fetal brain-derived NPCs seeded upon poly(glycolic acid)-based scaffold implanted into the infarction cavity of a neonatal HI brain injury or the hemisection cavity in an adult SCI...
April 20, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665503/zebrafish-extracellular-matrix-improves-neuronal-viability-and-network-formation-in-a-3-dimensional-culture
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Sung-Min Kim, Daniel Ward Long, Michael Wai Kok Tsang, Yadong Wang
Mammalian central nervous system (CNS) has limited capacity for regeneration. CNS injuries cause life-long debilitation and lead to $50 billion in healthcare costs in U.S. alone each year. Despite numerous efforts in the last few decades, CNS-related injuries remain as detrimental as they were 50 years ago. Some functional recovery can occur, but most regeneration are limited by an extracellular matrix (ECM) that actively inhibits axonal repair and promotes glial scarring. In most tissues, the ECM is an architectural foundation that plays an active role in supporting cellular development and regenerative response after injury...
April 6, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662439/chondroitin-sulfate-expression-in-perineuronal-nets-after-goldfish-spinal-cord-lesion
#4
Akihito Takeda, Masashige Shuto, Kengo Funakoshi
Perineuronal nets (PNNs) surrounding neuronal cell bodies regulate neuronal plasticity during development, but their roles in regeneration are unclear. In the PNNs, chondroitin sulfate (CS) is assumed to be involved in inhibiting contact formation. Here, we examined CS expression in PNNs in the ventral horn of a goldfish hemisected spinal cord in which descending axons regenerate beyond the lesion to connect with distal spinal neurons. In intact fish, chondroitin sulfate A (CS-A)-positive PNNs accounted for 5...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661988/the-effect-of-axon-resealing-on-retrograde-neuronal-death-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-lamprey
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Guixin Zhang, William Rodemer, Taemin Lee, Jianli Hu, Michael E Selzer
Failure of axon regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) of mammals is due to both extrinsic inhibitory factors and to neuron-intrinsic factors. The importance of intrinsic factors is illustrated in the sea lamprey by the 18 pairs of large, individually identified reticulospinal (RS) neurons, whose axons are located in the same spinal cord tracts but vary greatly in their ability to regenerate after spinal cord transection (TX). The neurons that are bad regenerators also undergo very delayed apoptosis, signaled early by activation of caspases...
April 14, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649499/the-spinal-ependymal-zone-as-a-source-of-endogenous-repair-cells-across-vertebrates
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REVIEW
Catherina G Becker, Thomas Becker, Jean-Philippe Hugnot
Spinal cord injury results in the loss of neurons and axonal connections. In mammals, including humans, this loss is permanent, but is repaired in other vertebrates, such as salamanders and fishes. Cells in the ependymal niche play a pivotal role for the outcome after injury. These cells initiate proliferation and generate new neurons of different types in regenerating species, but only glial cells, contributing to the glial scar, in mammals. Here we compare the cellular and molecular properties of ependymal zone cells and their environment across vertebrate classes...
April 9, 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627918/protective-effect-of-moderate-exogenous-electric-field-stimulation-on-activating-netrin-1-dcc-expression-against-mechanical-stretch-induced-injury-in-spinal-cord-neurons
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Meili Liu, Chuanwei Yin, Zhengtai Jia, Kun Li, Zhifa Zhang, Yuchen Zhao, Xianghui Gong, Xiaoyu Liu, Ping Li, Yubo Fan
Nerve cells detect and respond to electric field stimulation and extrinsic chemical guidance cues during development and regeneration; therefore, the development and optimization of an approach for functional neuronal regeneration are necessary for a nerve injury. In this study, we proposed using electric field stimulation to repair a nerve injury triggered by serious mechanical stretch loading. A device that provides continuous mechanical stretch and constant electric field stimulation was designed. Primary dissociated spinal cord neurons were stimulated by mechanical stretch (tensile strain 2...
April 7, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623937/efficacy-of-chitosan-and-sodium-alginate-scaffolds-for-repair-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Zi-Ang Yao, Feng-Jia Chen, Hong-Li Cui, Tong Lin, Na Guo, Hai-Ge Wu
Spinal cord injury results in the loss of motor and sensory pathways and spontaneous regeneration of adult mammalian spinal cord neurons is limited. Chitosan and sodium alginate have good biocompatibility, biodegradability, and are suitable to assist the recovery of damaged tissues, such as skin, bone and nerve. Chitosan scaffolds, sodium alginate scaffolds and chitosan-sodium alginate scaffolds were separately transplanted into rats with spinal cord hemisection. Basso-Beattie-Bresnahan locomotor rating scale scores and electrophysiological results showed that chitosan scaffolds promoted recovery of locomotor capacity and nerve transduction of the experimental rats...
March 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615686/lentiviral-vector-delivery-of-short-hairpin-rna-to-ngr1-promotes-nerve-regeneration-and-locomotor-recovery-in-injured-rat-spinal-cord
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Xiaoyang Zhao, Zhiming Peng, Lingli Long, Ningning Chen, Haichong Zheng, David Y B Deng, Yong Wan
Nogo receptor 1 (NgR1) is a high-affinity receptor of myelin-associated inhibitors (MAIs), and suppresses neurogenesis. Lentiviral vector are commonly used to alter the expression of targeted genes. However, little is known about the potential function of lentiviral vector harboring NgR1 shRNA (LV-NgR1 shRNA) on neurogenesis in spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, the rats were randomly divided into three groups: including the LN (LV-NgR1 shRNA injection), LC (LV-control shRNA injection) and Sham (laminectomy only)...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615517/the-nociceptin-receptor-inhibits-axonal-regeneration-and-recovery-from-spinal-cord-injury
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Yuichi Sekine, Chad S Siegel, Tomoko Sekine-Konno, William B J Cafferty, Stephen M Strittmatter
Axonal growth after traumatic spinal cord injury is limited by endogenous inhibitors, selective blockade of which promotes partial neurological recovery. The partial repair phenotypes suggest that compensatory pathways limit improvement. Gene expression profiles of mice deficient in Ngr1 , which encodes a receptor for myelin-associated inhibitors of axonal regeneration such as Nogo, revealed that trauma increased the mRNA expression of ORL1 , which encodes the receptor for the opioid-related peptide nociceptin...
April 3, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603210/cellular-composition-and-organization-of-the-spinal-cord-central-canal-during-metamorphosis-of-the-frog-xenopus-laevis
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Gabriela Edwards-Faret, Arantxa Cebrián-Silla, Emilio E Méndez-Olivos, Karina González-Pinto, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Juan Larraín
Studying the cellular composition and morphological changes of cells lining the central canal during Xenopus laevis metamorphosis could contribute to understand postnatal development and spinal cord regeneration. Here we report the analysis of central canal cells at different stages during metamorphosis using immunofluorescence for protein markers expression, transmission and scanning electron microscopy and cell proliferation assays. The central canal was regionalized according to expression of glial markers, ultrastructure and proliferation in dorsal, lateral and ventral domains with differences between larvae and froglets...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577604/neurotrophin-3-released-from-implant-of-tissue-engineered-fibroin-scaffolds-inhibits-inflammation-enhances-nerve-fiber-regeneration-and-improves-motor-function-in-canine-spinal-cord-injury
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Ge Li, Ming-Tian Che, Xiang Zeng, Xue-Cheng Qiu, Bo Feng, Bi-Qin Lai, Hui-Yong Shen, Eng-Ang Ling, Yuan-Shan Zeng
Spinal cord injury (SCI) normally results in cell death, scarring, cavitation, inhibitory molecules release, etc., which are regarded as a huge obstacle to reconnect the injured neuronal circuits due to the lack of effective stimulus. In this study, a functional gelatin sponge scaffold was used to inhibit local inflammation, enhance nerve fiber regeneration and improve neural conduction in the canine. This scaffold had good porosity and modified with neurotrophin-3 (NT-3)/fibroin complex, which showed sustained release in vitro...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567576/the-human-natural-killer-1-hnk-1-glycan-mimetic-ursolic-acid-promotes-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-mouse
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Sudhanshu Sahu, Rong Li, Praveen Kumar Kadeyala, Shisong Liu, Melitta Schachner
Human natural killer-1 (HNK-1) cell antigen is a glycan epitope involved in several neural events, such as neuritogenesis, myelination, synaptic plasticity and regeneration of the nervous system after injury. We have recently identified the small organic compound ursolic acid (UA) as a HNK-1 mimetic with the aim to test its therapeutic potential in the central nervous system. UA, a plant-derived pentacyclic triterpenoid, is well known for its multiple biological functions, including neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560455/motor-deficits-following-dorsal-corticospinal-tract-transection-in-rats-voluntary-versus-skilled-locomotion-readouts
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Lara Bieler, Lukas Grassner, Pia Zaunmair, Christina Kreutzer, Lukas Lampe, Eugen Trinka, Julia Marschallinger, Ludwig Aigner, Sebastien Couillard-Despres
Following spinal cord injury, severe deficits result from damages to ascending and descending tracts, such as the corticospinal tract (CST) which is highly relevant for the motor execution in humans. Unfortunately, no curative treatment is available and intensive efforts are deployed in animal models, such as the CST transection model, to identify interventions providing functional regeneration after spinal cord injury. The CatWalk XT is a system for multi-parameter gait analysis of voluntary locomotion. In this study, the performance of the CatWalk XT for monitoring of functional deficits associated with dorsal CST lesion in rats was compared to skilled locomotion tests...
February 2018: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559895/limitations-and-challenges-in-modeling-diseases-involving-spinal-motor-neuron-degeneration-in-vitro
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Monica Bucchia, Samantha J Merwin, Diane B Re, Shingo Kariya
Pathogenic conditions involving degeneration of spinal motor neurons (MNs), such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sarcopenia, and spinal cord injury, mostly occur in individuals whose spinal MNs are fully mature. There is currently no effective treatment to prevent death or promote axonal regeneration of the spinal MNs affected in these patients. To increase our understanding and find a cure for such conditions, easily controllable and monitorable cell culture models allow for a better dissection of certain molecular and cellular events that cannot be teased apart in whole organism models...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558941/perturbing-chondroitin-sulfate-proteoglycan-signaling-through-lar-and-ptp%C3%AF-receptors-promotes-a-beneficial-inflammatory-response-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Scott Dyck, Hardeep Kataria, Arsalan Alizadeh, Kallivalappil T Santhosh, Bradley Lang, Jerry Silver, Soheila Karimi-Abdolrezaee
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) results in upregulation of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) by reactive glia that impedes repair and regeneration in the spinal cord. Degradation of CSPGs is known to be beneficial in promoting endogenous repair mechanisms including axonal sprouting/regeneration, oligodendrocyte replacement, and remyelination, and is associated with improvements in functional outcomes after SCI. Recent evidence suggests that CSPGs may regulate secondary injury mechanisms by modulating neuroinflammation after SCI...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557386/effect-of-electrical-stimulation-on-neural-regeneration-via-the-p38-rhoa-and-erk1-2-bcl-2-pathways-in-spinal-cord-injured-rats
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Min Cheol Joo, Chul Hwan Jang, Jong Tae Park, Seung Won Choi, Seungil Ro, Min Seob Kim, Moon Young Lee
Although electrical stimulation is therapeutically applied for neural regeneration in patients, it remains unclear how electrical stimulation exerts its effects at the molecular level on spinal cord injury (SCI). To identify the signaling pathway involved in electrical stimulation improving the function of injured spinal cord, 21 female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups: control (no surgical intervention, n = 6), SCI (SCI only, n = 5), and electrical simulation (ES; SCI induction followed by ES treatment, n = 10)...
February 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551667/microtubules-and-axon-regeneration-in-c-elegans
#18
REVIEW
Lizhen Chen
Axon regeneration is a fundamental and conserved process that allows the nervous system to repair circuits after trauma. Due to its conserved genome, transparent body, and relatively simple neuroanatomy, C. elegans has become a powerful model organism for studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying axon regeneration. Various studies from different model organisms have found microtubule dynamics to be pivotal to axon regrowth. In this review, we will discuss the latest findings on how microtubule dynamics are regulated during axon regeneration in C...
March 15, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545624/spinal-cord-injury-human-neural-stem-cells-elicit-regeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-monkeys
#19
Charlotte Ridler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2018: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544200/cytoskeleton-dynamics-in-axon-regeneration
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REVIEW
Oriane Blanquie, Frank Bradke
Recent years have seen cytoskeleton dynamics emerging as a key player in axon regeneration. The cytoskeleton, in particular microtubules and actin, ensures the growth of neuronal processes and maintains the singular, highly polarized shape of neurons. Following injury, adult central axons are tipped by a dystrophic structure, the retraction bulb, which prevents their regeneration. Abnormal cytoskeleton dynamics are responsible for the formation of this growth-incompetent structure but pharmacologically modulating cytoskeleton dynamics of injured axons can transform this structure into a growth-competent growth cone...
March 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
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