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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760868/polysialylation-at-early-stages-of-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-promotes-myelin-repair
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Sebastian Werneburg, Hazel L S Fuchs, Iris Albers, Hannelore Burkhardt, Viktoria Gudi, Thomas Skripuletz, Martin Stangel, Rita Gerardy-Schahn, Herbert Hildebrandt
Polysialic acid is a glycan modification of the neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM produced by the polysialyltransferases ST8SIA2 and ST8SIA4. Polysialic acid has been detected in multiple sclerosis plaques but its beneficial or adverse role in remyelination is elusive. Here, we show that, despite a developmental delay, myelination at the onset and during cuprizone-induced demyelination was unaffected in male Ncam1(-/-) or St8sia2(-/-) mice. However, remyelination, restoration of oligodendrocyte densities and motor recovery after cessation of cuprizone treatment were compromised...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751784/rapid-generation-of-opc-like-cells-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-treating-spinal-cord-injury
#2
Dae-Sung Kim, Se Jung Jung, Jae Souk Lee, Bo Young Lim, Hyun Ah Kim, Jeong-Eun Yoo, Dong-Wook Kim, Joong Woo Leem
Remyelination via the transplantation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) has been considered as a strategy to improve the locomotor deficits caused by traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). To date, enormous efforts have been made to derive OPCs from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), and significant progress in the transplantation of such cells in SCI animal models has been reported. The current methods generally require a long period of time (>2 months) to obtain transplantable OPCs, which hampers their clinical utility for patients with SCI...
July 28, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553319/heterogeneous-populations-of-neural-stem-cells-contribute-to-myelin-repair
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REVIEW
Rainer Akkermann, Felix Beyer, Patrick Küry
As ingenious as nature's invention of myelin sheaths within the mammalian nervous system is, as fatal can be damage to this specialized lipid structure. Long-term loss of electrical insulation and of further supportive functions myelin provides to axons, as seen in demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), leads to neurodegeneration and results in progressive disabilities. Multiple lines of evidence have demonstrated the increasing inability of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) to replace lost oligodendrocytes (OLs) in order to restore lost myelin...
April 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552332/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-suppressed-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-through-both-immunomodulation-and-oligodendrocyte-maturation
#4
Hasti Atashi Shirazi, Javad Rasouli, Bogoljub Ciric, Danmeng Wei, Abdolmohamad Rostami, Guang-Xian Zhang
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) has recently been found to have the anti-inflammatory potential to suppress experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis; however, its direct effect on neural cells is not clear. In the current study we show that 1,25(OH)2D3 treatment effectively suppressed clinical signs of ongoing EAE and reduced inflammation and demyelination scores in the central nervous system (CNS). The treatment significantly decreased production/expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines IFN-γ, GM-CSF and IL-17A, while it increased anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-4 and IL-10...
June 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409314/regulation-of-asymmetric-cell-division-in-mammalian-neural-stem-and-cancer-precursor-cells
#5
REVIEW
Mathieu Daynac, Claudia K Petritsch
Stem and progenitor cells are characterized by their abilities to self-renew and produce differentiated progeny. The balance between self-renewal and differentiation is achieved through control of cell division mode, which can be either asymmetric or symmetric. Failure to properly control cell division mode may result in premature depletion of the stem/progenitor cell pool or abnormal growth and impaired differentiation. In many tissues, including the brain, stem cells and progenitor cells undergo asymmetric cell division through the establishment of cell polarity...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392360/matrine-promotes-nt3-expression-in-cns-cells-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Ming-Liang Zhang, Xiao-Jian Zhang, Jian Kang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Xiao-Long Chen, Nan Liu, Shu-Qing Liu, Wen-Di Ma, Guang-Xian Zhang, Lin Zhu
Neurotrophin 3 (NT3) is a potent neurotrophic factor for promoting remyelination and recovery of neuronal function; upregulation of its expression in the central nervous system (CNS) is thus of major therapeutic importance for neurological deficits. Matrine (MAT), a quinolizidine alkaloid derived from the herb Radix Sophorae Flavescent, has been recently reported to effectively ameliorate clinical signs in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), by secreting antiinflammatory cytokines...
April 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358726/local-delivery-of-thyroid-hormone-enhances-oligodendrogenesis-and-myelination-after-spinal-cord-injury
#7
Robert B Shultz, Zhicheng Wang, Jia Nong, Zhiling Zhang, Yinghui Zhong
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) causes apoptosis of myelin-forming oligodendrocytes (OLs) and demyelination of surviving axons, resulting in conduction failure. Remyelination of surviving denuded axons provides a promising therapeutic target for spinal cord repair. While cell transplantation has demonstrated efficacy in promoting remyelination and functional recovery, the lack of ideal cell sources presents a major obstacle to clinical application. The adult spinal cord contains oligodendrocyte precursor cells and multipotent neural stem/progenitor cells that have the capacity to differentiate into mature, myelinating OLs...
June 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261102/genetic-and-pharmacological-inhibition-of-p38%C3%AE-improves-locomotor-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Hiroki Umezawa, Yusuke Naito, Kensuke Tanaka, Kento Yoshioka, Kenichi Suzuki, Tatsuhiko Sudo, Masahiko Hagihara, Masahiko Hatano, Koichiro Tatsumi, Yoshitoshi Kasuya
One of the mitogen-activated protein kinases, p38α plays a crucial role in various inflammatory diseases and apoptosis of various types of cells. In this study, we investigated the pathophysiological roles of p38α in spinal cord injury (SCI), using a mouse model. Lateral hemisection at T9 of the SC was performed in wild type (WT) and p38α(+/-) mice (p38α(-/-) showed embryonic lethality). p38α(+/-) mice showed a better functional recovery from SCI-associated paralyzed hindlimbs compared to WT mice at 7 days post-injury (dpi), which remained until 28 dpi (an end time point of monitoring the behavior)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253550/olig1-is-required-for-noggin-induced-neonatal-myelin-repair
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Jennifer K Sabo, Vivi Heine, John C Silbereis, Lucas Schirmer, Steven W Levison, David H Rowitch
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal white matter injury (NWMI) is a lesion found in preterm infants that can lead to cerebral palsy. Although antagonists of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, such as Noggin, promote oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) production after hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury, the downstream functional targets are poorly understood. The basic helix-loop-helix protein, oligodendrocyte transcription factor 1 (Olig1), promotes oligodendrocyte (OL) development and is essential during remyelination in adult mice...
April 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203609/zeb2-inhibiting-the-inhibitors-in-schwann-cells
#10
Bastian G Brinkmann, Susanne Quintes
Development of Schwann cells is tightly regulated by concerted action of activating and inhibiting factors. Most of the regulatory feedback loops identified to date are transcriptional activators promoting induction of genes coding for integral myelin proteins and lipids. The mechanisms by which inhibitory factors are silenced during Schwann cell maturation are less well understood. We could recently show a pivotal function for the transcription factor zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 2 (Zeb2) during Schwann cell development and myelination as a transcriptional repressor of maturation inhibitors...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145507/transplanted-mir-219-overexpressing-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-promoted-remyelination-and-improved-functional-recovery-in-a-chronic-demyelinated-model
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Hong-Bin Fan, Li-Xia Chen, Xue-Bin Qu, Chuan-Lu Ren, Xiu-Xiang Wu, Fu-Xing Dong, Bao-Le Zhang, Dian-Shuai Gao, Rui-Qin Yao
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) have the ability to repair demyelinated lesions by maturing into myelin-producing oligodendrocytes. Recent evidence suggests that miR-219 helps regulate the differentiation of OPCs into oligodendrocytes. We performed oligodendrocyte differentiation studies using miR-219-overexpressing mouse embryonic stem cells (miR219-mESCs). The self-renewal and multiple differentiation properties of miR219-mESCs were analyzed by the expression of the stage-specific cell markers Nanog, Oct4, nestin, musashi1, GFAP, Tuj1 and O4...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112256/fsd-c10-a-fasudil-derivative-promotes-neuroregeneration-through-indirect-and-direct-mechanisms
#12
Yan-Hua Li, Chong Xie, Yuan Zhang, Xing Li, Hai-Fei Zhang, Qing Wang, Zhi Chai, Bao-Guo Xiao, Rodolfo Thome, Guang-Xian Zhang, Cun-Gen Ma
FSD-C10, a Fasudil derivative, was shown to reduce severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), through the modulation of the immune response and induction of neuroprotective molecules in the central nervous system (CNS). However, whether FSD-C10 can promote neuroregeneration remains unknown. In this study, we further analyzed the effect of FSD-C10 on neuroprotection and remyelination. FSD-C10-treated mice showed a longer, thicker and more intense MAP2 and synaptophysin positive signal in the CNS, with significantly fewer CD4(+) T cells, macrophages and microglia...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983986/ectoderm-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-differentiation-and-maturation-of-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells
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Zhijian Zhang, Zhengnan Li, Wenwen Deng, Qinghua He, Qiang Wang, Wentao Shi, Qian Chen, Wenjing Yang, Myron Spector, Aihua Gong, Jiangnan Yu, Ximing Xu
Many neurological diseases are closely associated with demyelination caused by pathological changes of oligodendrocytes. Although intrinsic remyelination occurs after injury, the regeneration efficiency of myelinating oligodendrocytes remains to be improved. Herein, we reported an initiative finding of employing a valuable cell source, namely neural crest-derived ectoderm mesenchymal stem cells (EMSCs), for promoting oligodendrocyte differentiation and maturation by co-culturing oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) with the EMSCs...
November 25, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854261/taking-advantage-of-nature-s-gift-can-endogenous-neural-stem-cells-improve-myelin-regeneration
#14
REVIEW
Rainer Akkermann, Janusz Joachim Jadasz, Kasum Azim, Patrick Küry
Irreversible functional deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) are directly correlated to axonal damage and loss. Neurodegeneration results from immune-mediated destruction of myelin sheaths and subsequent axonal demyelination. Importantly, oligodendrocytes, the myelinating glial cells of the central nervous system, can be replaced to some extent to generate new myelin sheaths. This endogenous regeneration capacity has so far mainly been attributed to the activation and recruitment of resident oligodendroglial precursor cells...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592856/a-high-throughput-drug-screening-assay-to-identify-compounds-that-promote-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-using-acutely-dissociated-and-purified-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells
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Karen D Lariosa-Willingham, Elen S Rosler, Jay S Tung, Jason C Dugas, Tassie L Collins, Dmitri Leonoudakis
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is caused by an autoimmune response resulting in demyelination and neural degeneration. The adult central nervous system has the capacity to remyelinate axons in part through the generation of new oligodendrocytes (OLs). To identify clinical candidate compounds that may promote remyelination, we have developed a high throughput screening (HTS) assay to identify compounds that promote the differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) into OLs...
September 5, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27404574/inflammation-severely-alters-thyroid-hormone-signaling-in-the-central-nervous-system-during-experimental-allergic-encephalomyelitis-in-rat-direct-impact-on-opcs-differentiation-failure
#16
Mercedes Fernández, Vito A Baldassarro, Sandra Sivilia, Luciana Giardino, Laura Calzà
Differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) into myelinating oligodendrocytes is severely impaired by inflammatory cytokines and this could lead to remyelination failure in inflammatory/demyelinating diseases. Due to the role of thyroid hormone in the maturation of OPCs and developmental myelination, in this study we investigated (i) the possible occurrence of dysregulation of thyroid hormone signaling in the CNS tissue during experimental neuroinflammation; (ii) the possible impact of inflammatory cytokines on thyroid hormone signaling and OPCs differentiation in vitro...
September 2016: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27310015/remyelination-is-correlated-with-regulatory-t-cell-induction-following-human-embryoid-body-derived-neural-precursor-cell-transplantation-in-a-viral-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Warren C Plaisted, Angel Zavala, Edna Hingco, Ha Tran, Ronald Coleman, Thomas E Lane, Jeanne F Loring, Craig M Walsh
We have recently described sustained clinical recovery associated with dampened neuroinflammation and remyelination following transplantation of neural precursor cells (NPCs) derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in a viral model of the human demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis. The hNPCs used in that study were derived by a novel direct differentiation method (direct differentiation, DD-NPCs) that resulted in a unique gene expression pattern when compared to hNPCs derived by conventional methods...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27217662/stem-cell-therapy-in-spinal-cord-injury-hollow-promise-or-promising-science
#18
Aimee Goel
Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains one of the most physically, psychologically and socially debilitating conditions worldwide. While rehabilitation measures may help limit disability to some extent, there is no effective primary treatment yet available. The efficacy of stem cells as a primary therapeutic option in spinal cord injury is currently an area under much scrutiny and debate. Several laboratory and some primary clinical studies into the use of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells or embryonic stem cell-derived oligodentrocyte precursor cells have shown some promising results in terms of remyelination and regeneration of damaged spinal nerve tracts...
April 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27085393/does-the-preclinical-evidence-for-functional-remyelination-following-myelinating-cell-engraftment-into-the-injured-spinal-cord-support-progression-to-clinical-trials
#19
REVIEW
Scott A Myers, Andrew N Bankston, Darlene A Burke, Sujata Saraswat Ohri, Scott R Whittemore
This article reviews all historical literature in which rodent-derived myelinating cells have been engrafted into the contused adult rodent spinal cord. From 2500 initial PubMed citations identified, human cells grafts, bone mesenchymal stem cells, olfactory ensheathing cells, non-myelinating cell grafts, and rodent grafts into hemisection or transection models were excluded, resulting in the 67 studies encompassed in this review. Forty five of those involved central nervous system (CNS)-derived cells, including neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs), neural restricted precursor cells (NRPs) or oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs), and 22 studies involved Schwann cells (SC)...
September 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26993508/environmental-enrichment-stimulates-immune-cell-secretion-of-exosomes-that-promote-cns-myelination-and-may-regulate-inflammation
#20
Kae M Pusic, Aya D Pusic, Richard P Kraig
Environmental enrichment (EE) consists of increased physical, intellectual, and social activity, and has wide-ranging effects, including enhancing cognition, learning and memory, and motor coordination. Animal studies have demonstrated that EE improves outcome of brain trauma and neurodegenerative disorders, including demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis, making it a promising therapeutic option. However, the complexity of applying a robust EE paradigm makes clinical use difficult. A better understanding of the signaling involved in EE-based neuroprotection may allow for development of effective mimetics as an alternative...
April 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
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