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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044129/priming-with-fgf2-stimulates-human-dental-pulp-cells-to-promote-axonal-regeneration-and-locomotor-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Kosuke Nagashima, Takahiro Miwa, Hitomi Soumiya, Daisuke Ushiro, Tomoko Takeda-Kawaguchi, Naritaka Tamaoki, Saho Ishiguro, Yumi Sato, Kei Miyamoto, Takatoshi Ohno, Masatake Osawa, Takahiro Kunisada, Toshiyuki Shibata, Ken-Ichi Tezuka, Shoei Furukawa, Hidefumi Fukumitsu
Human dental pulp cells (DPCs), adherent cells derived from dental pulp tissues, are potential tools for cell transplantation therapy. However, little work has been done to optimize such transplantation. In this study, DPCs were treated with fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) for 5-6 consecutive serial passages and were transplanted into the injury site immediately after complete transection of the rat spinal cord. FGF2 priming facilitated the DPCs to promote axonal regeneration and to improve locomotor function in the rat with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042919/the-combined-strategy-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-tissue-engineered-scaffolds-for-spinal-cord-injury-regeneration
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Rosaliana Libro, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a traumatic lesion that can result in the loss of motor or sensory neurons. Stem cell (SC)-based therapies have been demonstrated to promote neuronal regeneration following SCI, by releasing a range of trophic factors that support endogenous repair or by differentiating into neurons, or glial cells in order to replace the damaged cells. However, numerous limitations remain for therapies based on SC transplantion alone, including a low rate of survival/engraftment. Nevertheless, scaffolds are 3-dimentional substrates that have revealed to support cell survival, proliferation and differentiation in vivo, by mimicking a more favorable endogenous microenvironment...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033188/ppp1cc-is-associated-with-astrocyte-and-microglia-proliferation-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Xiaojuan Liu, Shen Huang, Chun Liu, Xia Liu, Yuntian Shen, Zhiming Cui
Reactive astrogliosis and microgliosis after spinal cord injury (SCI) contribute to glial scar formation that impedes axonal regeneration. The mechanisms underlying reactive astrocyte and microglia proliferation upon injury remain partially understood. Protein phosphatase 1, catalytic subunit, gamma isozyme (PPP1CC) participates in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. However, the expression and functions of PPP1CC following SCI are still unknown. In this study, an acute spinal cord contusion injury model in adult rats was established to investigate the potential role of PPP1CC during the pathological process of SCI...
September 28, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031516/growth-of-adult-spinal-cord-in-knifefish-development-and-parametrization-of-a-distributed-model
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Iulian Ilieş, Rifat Sipahi, Günther K H Zupanc
The study of indeterminate-growing organisms such as teleost fish presents a unique opportunity for improving our understanding of central nervous tissue growth during adulthood. Integrating the existing experimental data associated with this process into a theoretical framework through mathematical or computational modeling provides further research avenues through sensitivity analysis and optimization. While this type of approach has been used extensively in investigations of tumor growth, wound healing, and bone regeneration, the development of nervous tissue has been rarely studied within a modeling framework...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030146/salamander-spinal-cord-regeneration-the-ultimate-positive-control-in-vertebrate-spinal-cord-regeneration
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REVIEW
Akira Tazaki, Elly M Tanaka, Jifeng Fei
Repairing injured tissues / organs is one of the major challenges for the maintenance of proper organ function in adulthood. In mammals, the central nervous system including the spinal cord, once established during embryonic development, has very limited capacity to regenerate. In contrast, salamanders such as axolotls can fully regenerate the injured spinal cord, making this a very powerful vertebrate model system for studying this process. Here we discuss the cellular and molecular requirements for spinal cord regeneration in the axolotl...
October 10, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030145/introduction-to-the-special-section-of-ydbio-on-spinal-cord-a-model-to-understand-cns-development-and-regeneration
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EDITORIAL
Kim Dale, Elisa Martí
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030051/determinants-of-axon-growth-plasticity-and-regeneration-in-the-context-of-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Angela R Filous, Jan M Schwab
The mechanisms that underlie recovery after injury of the central nervous system have rarely been definitively established. Axon re-growth remains the major prerequisite for plasticity, regeneration, circuit formation, and eventually functional recovery. The attributed functional relevance of axon regrowth however will depend on a number of subsequent conditional neurobiological modifications, including myelination and synapse formation but also pruning of aberrant connectivity. Despite the ability to revamp axon outgrowth by altering an increasing number of extracellular and intracellular targets, disentangling which axons are responsible for the recovery of function from those that are functionally silent, or even contributing to aberrant functions, remains a crucial link between enhancing axonal growth profiles to functional improvement...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018286/complement-protein-c3-suppresses-axon-growth-and-promotes-neuron-loss
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Sheri L Peterson, Hal X Nguyen, Oscar A Mendez, Aileen J Anderson
The inflammatory response to spinal cord injury (SCI) involves localization and activation of innate and adaptive immune cells and proteins, including the complement cascade. Complement C3 is important for the classical, alternative, and lectin pathways of complement activation, and its cleavage products C3a and C3b mediate several functions in the context of inflammation, but little is known about the potential functions of C3 on regeneration and survival of injured neurons after SCI. We report that 6 weeks after dorsal hemisection with peripheral conditioning lesion, C3(-/-) mice demonstrated a 2-fold increase in sensory axon regeneration in the spinal cord in comparison to wildtype C3(+/+) mice...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993834/ipsc-derived-neural-precursor-cells-potential-for-cell-transplantation-therapy-in-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Narihito Nagoshi, Hideyuki Okano
A number of studies have demonstrated that transplantation of neural precursor cells (NPCs) promotes functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the NPCs had been mostly harvested from embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue, raising the ethical concern. Yamanaka and his colleagues established induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) which could be generated from somatic cells, and this innovative development has made rapid progression in the field of SCI regeneration. We and other groups succeeded in producing NPCs from iPSCs, and demonstrated beneficial effects after transplantation for animal models of SCI...
October 9, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987564/roles-of-csgalnact1-a-key-enzyme-in-regulation-of-cs-synthesis-in-neuronal-regeneration-and-plasticity
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REVIEW
Michihiro Igarashi, Kosei Takeuchi, Sayaka Sugiyama
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan composed of a long chain of repeating disaccharide units that are attached to core proteins, resulting in CS proteoglycans (CSPGs). In the mature brain, CS is concentrated in perineuronal nets (PNNs), which are extracellular structures that surround synapses and regulate synaptic plasticity. In addition, CS is rapidly synthesized after CNS injury to create a physical and chemical barrier that inhibits axon growth. Most previous studies used a bacterial CS-degrading enzyme to investigate the physiological roles of CS...
October 5, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986946/effect-of-decellularized-spinal-scaffolds-on-spinal-axon-regeneration-in-rats
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Junyi Zhu, Yingfeng Lu, Fangzheng Yu, Lebin Zhou, Jiawei Shi, Qihui Chen, Weili Ding, Xin Wen, Yu-Qiang Ding, Jin Mei, Jian Wang
A series of complex influencing factors lead to failure of neural regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI). Up to now, there is no robust treatment that can restore the loss of function caused by injury. Because damaged spinal axons do not spontaneously regenerate in their naturally inhibitory microenvironments, biomaterials that induce neural regeneration to appear as attractive treatments to improve the microenvironmental conditions after SCI. In this study, we report the novel use of decellularized (DC) scaffolds to provide contact guidance for axonal regrowth in vivo...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982707/post-injury-induction-of-activated-erbb2-selectively-hyperactivates-denervated-schwann-cells-and-promotes-robust-dorsal-root-axon-regeneration
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Seung Baek Han, Hyukmin Kim, Hyunkyoung Lee, Matthew Grove, George M Smith, Young-Jin Son
Following nerve injury, denervated Schwann cells (SCs) convert to repair SCs, which enable regeneration of peripheral axons. However, the repair capacity of SCs and the regenerative capacity of peripheral axons are limited. In the present studies we examined a potential therapeutic strategy to enhance the repair capacity of SCs, and tested its efficacy in enhancing regeneration of dorsal root (DR) axons, whose regenerative capacity is particularly weak. We used male and female mice of a doxycycline-inducible transgenic line to induce expression of constitutively active ErbB2 (caErbB2) selectively in SCs after DR crush or transection...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980312/neural-stem-progenitor-cells-are-activated-during-tail-regeneration-in-the-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius
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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/28977718/sustained-cell-body-reactivity-and-loss-of-neun-in-a-subset-of-axotomized-bulbospinal-neurons-after-a-chronic-high-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Fannie Darlot, Stéphane Vinit, Valéry Matarazzo, Anne Kastner
Following central nervous system lesion, the ability of injured axons to regrowth may depend on the level and duration of the injured cell body response (CBR). Therefore, in order to investigate whether axotomized brainstem neurons maintain a durable growth-competent state after spinal cord injury, we studied the effect of a chronic C2 hemisection in rats on the expression of various CBR markers involved in axon regeneration, such as c-Jun, ATF-3, HSP27, NO synthase (NOS), and also of the neural mature phenotype marker NeuN, in the bulbospinal respiratory neurons as compared to the Gigantocellularis nucleus...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975032/propofol-2-6-diisopropylphenol-is-an-applicable-immersion-anesthetic-in-the-axolotl-with-potential-uses-in-hemodynamic-and-neurophysiological-experiments
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Mathias Møller Thygesen, Mikkel Mylius Rasmussen, Jesper Guldsmed Madsen, Michael Pedersen, Henrik Lauridsen
The Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is an important model species in regenerative biology. Traditionally, axolotls are anesthetized using benzocaine or MS-222, both of which act to inhibit voltage gated sodium channels thereby preventing action potential propagation. In some neurophysiological experiments this is not desirable; therefore we tested propofol as an alternative anesthetic in the axolotl. We evaluated benzocaine, MS-222, and propofol's cardiovascular effects, effects on action potential propagation in the spinal cord, and gross limb regenerative effects...
June 2017: Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967557/combining-constitutively-active-rheb-expression-and-chondroitinase-promotes-functional-axonal-regeneration-after-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Di Wu, Michelle C Klaw, Theresa Connors, Nikolai Kholodilov, Robert E Burke, Marie-Pascale Côté, Veronica J Tom
After spinal cord injury (SCI), severed axons in the adult mammalian CNS are unable to mount a robust regenerative response. In addition, the glial scar at the lesion site further restricts the regenerative potential of axons. We hypothesized that a combinatorial approach coincidentally targeting these obstacles would promote axonal regeneration. We combined (1) transplantation of a growth-permissive peripheral nerve graft (PNG) into an incomplete, cervical lesion cavity; (2) transduction of neurons rostral to the SCI site to express constitutively active Rheb (caRheb; a Ras homolog enriched in brain), a GTPase that directly activates the growth-promoting pathway mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) via AAV-caRheb injection; and (3) digestion of growth-inhibitory chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans within the glial scar at the distal PNG interface using the bacterial enzyme chondroitinase ABC (ChABC)...
August 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966634/lingo-1-and-amigo3-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-neurological-and-dysmyelinating-disorders
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REVIEW
Simon Foale, Martin Berry, Ann Logan, Daniel Fulton, Zubair Ahmed
Leucine rich repeat proteins have gained considerable interest as therapeutic targets due to their expression and biological activity within the central nervous system. LINGO-1 has received particular attention since it inhibits axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury in a RhoA dependent manner while inhibiting leucine rich repeat and immunoglobulin-like domain-containing protein 1 (LINGO-1) disinhibits neuron outgrowth. Furthermore, LINGO-1 suppresses oligodendrocyte precursor cell maturation and myelin production...
August 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966628/optogenetics-and-its-application-in-neural-degeneration-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Josue D Ordaz, Wei Wu, Xiao-Ming Xu
Neural degeneration and regeneration are important topics in neurological diseases. There are limited options for therapeutic interventions in neurological diseases that provide simultaneous spatial and temporal control of neurons. This drawback increases side effects due to non-specific targeting. Optogenetics is a technology that allows precise spatial and temporal control of cells. Therefore, this technique has high potential as a therapeutic strategy for neurological diseases. Even though the application of optogenetics in understanding brain functional organization and complex behaviour states have been elaborated, reviews of its therapeutic potential especially in neurodegeneration and regeneration are still limited...
August 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964881/clinical-translation-of-stem-cell-based-interventions-for-spinal-cord-injury-are-we-there-yet
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Harvinder S Chhabra, Kanchan Sarda
Recent advances in basic science in research related to spinal cord injury (SCI) and regeneration have led to a variety of novel experimental therapeutics designed to promote functionally effective axonal regrowth and sprouting. Stem cell and other cellular interventions have gained lot of attention due to their immense potential of regeneration. These interventions have been tested for their efficacy in case of SCI both at the pre-clinical and clinical level. In this review we critically discuss the published literature on the cellular interventions for SCI and their clinical applications with respect to the strength of evidence established by these studies...
September 27, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958025/spinal-ischaemia-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-left-subclavian-artery-sacrifice-is-there-a-critical-stent-graft-length
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Fabian A Kari, Babak Saravi, Sonja Krause, Luisa Puttfarcken, Karin Wittmann, Katharina Förster, Bartosz Rylski, Sven Maier, Ulrich Göbel, Matthias Siepe, Martin Czerny, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
OBJECTIVES: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is used for treatment of thoracic aortic pathologies, but the covered stent graft can induce spinal ischaemia depending on the length used. The left subclavian artery contributes to spinal cord collateralization and is frequently occluded by the stent graft. Our objective was to investigate the impact of covered stent graft length on the risk of spinal ischaemia in the setting of left subclavian artery sacrifice. METHODS: Twenty-six pigs (German country race, mean body weight 36 ± 4 kg) underwent simulated descending aortic TEVAR via left lateral thoracotomy, with left subclavian artery and thoracic segmental artery occlusion in normothermia...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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