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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597690/dna-methylation-and-copy-number-variation-analyses-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-neuroprogenitors-after-low-dose-decabromodiphenyl-ether-and-or-bisphenol-a-exposure
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L Du, W Sun, X M Li, X Y Li, W Liu, D Chen
The polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) and bisphenol A (BPA) are environmental contaminants that can cross the placenta and exert toxicity in the developing fetal nervous system. Copy number variants (CNVs) play a role in a number of genetic disorders and may be implicated in BDE-209/BPA teratogenicity. In this study, we found that BDE-209 and/or BPA exposure decreased neural differentiation efficiency of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), although there was a >90% induction of neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) from exposed hESCs...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580093/photobiomodulation-and-the-brain-a-new-paradigm
#2
Madison Hennessy, Michael R Hamblin
Transcranial photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as low level laser therapy (tLLLT) relies on the use of red/NIR light to stimulate, preserve and regenerate cells and tissues. The mechanism of action involves photon absorption in the mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase), and ion channels in cells leading to activation of signaling pathways, up-regulation of transcription factors, and increased expression of protective genes. We have studied PBM for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice using a NIR laser spot delivered to the head...
January 2017: Journal of Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575744/decreased-neural-precursor-cell-pool-in-nadph-oxidase-2-deficiency-from-mouse-brain-to-neural-differentiation-of-patient-derived-ipsc
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Zeynab Nayernia, Marilena Colaianna, Natalia Robledinos-Antón, Eveline Gutzwiller, Frédérique Sloan-Béna, Elisavet Stathaki, Yousef Hibaoui, Antonio Cuadrado, Jürgen Hescheler, Marie José Stasia, Tomo Saric, Vincent Jaquet, Karl-Heinz Krause
There is emerging evidence for the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the regulation of stem cells and cellular differentiation. Absence of the ROS-generating NADPH oxidase NOX2 in chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) patients, predominantly manifests as immune deficiency, but has also been associated with decreased cognition. Here, we investigate the role of NOX enzymes in neuronal homeostasis in adult mouse brain and in neural cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). High levels of NOX2 were found in mouse adult neurogenic regions...
April 24, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506232/rp58-and-p27-kip1-coordinate-cell-cycle-exit-and-neuronal-migration-within-the-embryonic-mouse-cerebral-cortex
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Olivier Clément, Isabel Anne Hemming, Ivan Enghian Gladwyn-Ng, Zhengdong Qu, Shan Shan Li, Michael Piper, Julian Ik-Tsen Heng
BACKGROUND: During the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex, newborn postmitotic projection neurons are born from local neural stem cells and must undergo radial migration so as to position themselves appropriately to form functional neural circuits. The zinc finger transcriptional repressor Rp58 (also known as Znf238 or Zbtb18) is critical for coordinating corticogenesis, but its underlying molecular mechanism remains to be better characterised. FINDINGS: Here, we demonstrate that the co-expression of Rp58 and the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKI) p27(kip1) is important for E14...
May 15, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447573/improving-neurorepair-in-stroke-brain-through-endogenous-neurogenesis-enhancing-drugs
#5
Kuo-Jen Wu, Seongjin Yu, Jea-Young Lee, Barry Hoffer, Yun Wang
Stroke induces not only cell death but also neurorepair. De novo neurogenesis has been found in the subventricular zone(SVZ) of adult mammalian brain days after stroke. Most of these newly generated cells die shortly after the insult. Recent studies have shown that pharmacological manipulation can improve the survival of endogenous neuroprogenitor cells and neural regeneration in stroke rats. As these drugs target the endogenous reparative processes which occur days after stroke, they may provide a prolonged window for stroke therapy...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188805/sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-axis-mediates-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-induced-proliferation-and-survival-of-murine-auditory-neuroblasts
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Marina Bruno, Ilaria Maria Rizzo, Ricardo Romero-Guevara, Caterina Bernacchioni, Francesca Cencetti, Chiara Donati, Paola Bruni
Hearing loss affects millions of people in the world. In mammals the auditory system comprises diverse cell types which are terminally differentiated and with no regenerative potential. There is a tremendous research interest aimed at identifying cell therapy based solutions or pharmacological approaches that could be applied therapeutically alongside auditory devices to prevent hair cell and neuron loss. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a pleiotropic bioactive sphingolipid that plays key role in the regulation of many physiological and pathological functions...
May 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179565/high-resolution-imaging-of-cellular-dopamine-efflux-using-a-fluorescent-nanosensor-array
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Sebastian Kruss, Daniel P Salem, Lela Vuković, Barbara Lima, Emma Vander Ende, Edward S Boyden, Michael S Strano
Intercellular communication via chemical signaling proceeds with both spatial and temporal components, but analytical tools, such as microfabricated electrodes, have been limited to just a few probes per cell. In this work, we use a nonphotobleaching fluorescent nanosensor array based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) rendered selective to dopamine to study its release from PC12 neuroprogenitor cells at a resolution exceeding 20,000 sensors per cell. This allows the spatial and temporal dynamics of dopamine release, following K(+) stimulation, to be measured at exceedingly high resolution...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161493/lysine-acetylation-and-deacetylation-in-brain-development-and-neuropathies
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REVIEW
Alicia Tapias, Zhao-Qi Wang
Embryonic development is critical for the final functionality and maintenance of the adult brain. Brain development is tightly regulated by intracellular and extracellular signaling. Lysine acetylation and deacetylation are posttranslational modifications that are able to link extracellular signals to intracellular responses. A wealth of evidence indicates that lysine acetylation and deacetylation are critical for brain development and functionality. Indeed, mutations of the enzymes and cofactors responsible for these processes are often associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders...
February 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129596/tissue-engineering-the-mechanosensory-circuit-of-the-stretch-reflex-arc-with-human-stem-cells-sensory-neuron-innervation-of-intrafusal-muscle-fibers
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Xiufang Guo, Alisha Colon, Nesar Akanda, Severo Spradling, Maria Stancescu, Candace Martin, James J Hickman
Muscle spindles are sensory organs embedded in the belly of skeletal muscles that serve as mechanoreceptors detecting static and dynamic information about muscle length and stretch. Through their connection with proprioceptive sensory neurons, sensation of axial body position and muscle movement are transmitted to the central nervous system. Impairment of this sensory circuit causes motor deficits and has been linked to a wide range of diseases. To date, no defined human-based in vitro model of the proprioceptive sensory circuit has been developed...
April 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001759/transcranial-low-level-laser-light-therapy-for-brain-injury
#10
Connor Thunshelle, Michael R Hamblin
BACKGROUND: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM) is a possible treatment for brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We review the fundamental mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level and the effects on the brain are discussed. There are several contributing processes that have been proposed to lead to the beneficial effects of PBM in treating TBI such as stimulation of neurogenesis, a decrease in inflammation, and neuroprotection...
December 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864453/glial-cells-and-energy-balance
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REVIEW
Pilar Argente-Arizón, Santiago Guerra-Cantera, Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura, Jesús Argente, Julie A Chowen
The search for new strategies and drugs to abate the current obesity epidemic has led to the intensification of research aimed at understanding the neuroendocrine control of appetite and energy expenditure. This intensified investigation of metabolic control has also included the study of how glial cells participate in this process. Glia, the most abundant cell type in the central nervous system, perform a wide spectrum of functions and are vital for the correct functioning of neurons and neuronal circuits...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784329/netrin1-dcc-signaling-promotes-neuronal-migration-in-the-dorsal-spinal-cord
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Harald J Junge, Andrea R Yung, Lisa V Goodrich, Zhe Chen
BACKGROUND: Newborn neurons often migrate before undergoing final differentiation, extending neurites, and forming synaptic connections. Therefore, neuronal migration is crucial for establishing neural circuitry during development. In the developing spinal cord, neuroprogenitors first undergo radial migration within the ventricular zone. Differentiated neurons continue to migrate tangentially before reaching the final positions. The molecular pathways that regulate these migration processes remain largely unknown...
October 26, 2016: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720902/targeted-differentiation-of-regional-ventral-neuroprogenitors-and-related-neuronal-subtypes-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Liankai Chi, Beibei Fan, Kunshan Zhang, Yanhua Du, Zhongliang Liu, Yujiang Fang, Zhenyu Chen, Xudong Ren, Xiangjie Xu, Cizhong Jiang, Siguang Li, Lin Ma, Liang Gao, Ling Liu, Xiaoqing Zhang
Embryoid body (EB) formation and adherent culture (AD) paradigms are equivalently thought to be applicable for neural specification of human pluripotent stem cells. Here, we report that sonic hedgehog-induced ventral neuroprogenitors under EB conditions are fated to medial ganglionic eminence (MGE), while the AD cells mostly adopt a floor-plate (FP) fate. The EB-MGE later on differentiates into GABA and cholinergic neurons, while the AD-FP favors dopaminergic neuron specification. Distinct developmental, metabolic, and adhesion traits in AD and EB cells may potentially account for their differential patterning potency...
November 8, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717805/the-na-hco3-co-transporter-is-protective-during-ischemia-in-astrocytes
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Hang Yao, Priti Azad, Huiwen W Zhao, Juan Wang, Orit Poulsen, Beatriz C Freitas, Alysson R Muotri, Gabriel G Haddad
The sodium bicarbonate co-transporter (NBC) is the major bicarbonate-dependent acid-base transporter in mammalian astrocytes and has been implicated in ischemic brain injury. A malfunction of astrocytes could have great impact on the outcome of stroke due to their participation in the formation of blood-brain barrier, synaptic transmission, and electrolyte balance in the human brain. Nevertheless, the role of NBC in the ischemic astrocyte death has not been well understood. In this work, we obtained skin biopsies from healthy human subjects and had their fibroblasts grown in culture and reprogrammed into human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs)...
December 17, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644129/differentiation-of-spermatogonia-stem-cells-into-functional-mature-neurons-characterized-with-differential-gene-expression
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Maryam Nazm Bojnordi, Hossein Azizi, Thomas Skutella, Mansoureh Movahedin, Fereshteh Pourabdolhossein, Amir Shojaei, Hatef Ghasemi Hamidabadi
Transplantation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. However, ESCs are not usable clinically due to immunological and ethical limitations. The identification of an alternative safe cell source opens novel options via autologous transplantation in neuro-regeneration circumventing these problems. Here, we examined the neurogenic capacity of embryonic stem-like cells (ES-like cells) derived from the testis using neural growth factor inducers and utilized them to generate functional mature neurons...
September 19, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550713/myeloperoxidase-inhibition-increases-neurogenesis-after-ischemic-stroke
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HyeonJu Kim, Ying Wei, Ji Yong Lee, Yue Wu, Yi Zheng, Michael A Moskowitz, John W Chen
The relationship between inflammation and neurogenesis in stroke is currently not well understood. Focal ischemia enhances cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the neurogenic regions, including the subventricular zone (SVZ), dentate gyrus, as well as the non-neurogenic striatum, and cortex in the ischemic hemisphere. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a potent oxidizing enzyme secreted during inflammation by activated leukocytes, and its enzymatic activity is highly elevated after stroke. In this study, we investigated whether the inhibition of MPO activity by a specific irreversible inhibitor, 4-aminobenzoic acid hydrazide (ABAH) (MPO(-/-) mice) can increase neurogenesis after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534418/late-maternal-folate-supplementation-rescues-from-methyl-donor-deficiency-associated-brain-defects-by-restoring-let-7-and-mir-34-pathways
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Andréa Geoffroy, Racha Kerek, Grégory Pourié, Déborah Helle, Jean-Louis Guéant, Jean-Luc Daval, Carine Bossenmeyer-Pourié
The micronutrients folate and vitamin B12 are essential for the proper development of the central nervous system, and their deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with a wide range of disorders. They act as methyl donors in the one-carbon metabolism which critically influences epigenetic mechanisms. In order to depict further underlying mechanisms, we investigated the role of let-7 and miR-34, two microRNAs regulated by methylation, on a rat model of maternal deficiency. In several countries, public health policies recommend periconceptional supplementation with folic acid...
August 17, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503289/mutations-in-cit-encoding-citron-rho-interacting-serine-threonine-kinase-cause-severe-primary-microcephaly-in-humans
#18
Ranad Shaheen, Amal Hashem, Ghada M H Abdel-Salam, Fatima Al-Fadhli, Nour Ewida, Fowzan S Alkuraya
Primary microcephaly is a clinical phenotype in which the head circumference is significantly reduced at birth due to abnormal brain development, primarily at the cortical level. Despite the marked genetic heterogeneity, most primary microcephaly-linked genes converge on mitosis regulation. Two consanguineous families segregating the phenotype of severe primary microcephaly, spasticity and failure to thrive had overlapping autozygomes in which exome sequencing identified homozygous splicing variants in CIT that segregate with the phenotype within each family...
October 2016: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459581/pde4-inhibition-by-rolipram-promotes-neuronal-differentiation-in-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
I-Seul Joe, Goang-Won Cho
Increased intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) can promote axonal elongation and facilitate neuronal repair, while decreased cAMP is associated with losses in neuronal regenerative capacity. Rolipram, which upregulates intracellular cAMP by blocking phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) enzyme activity, can mitigate diverse neurological disorders. In this study, we investigated whether rolipram induces neuronal differentiation of human bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs). Rolipram-treated MSCs (Roli-MSCs) had significantly increased expression of the neuroprogenitor proteins Nestin, Musashi, GFAP, and Sox-2...
August 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412681/zika-virus-as-a-causative-agent-for-primary-microencephaly-the-evidence-so-far
#20
REVIEW
Bor Luen Tang
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been associated with congenital microcephaly and peripheral neuropathy. The ongoing epidemic has triggered swift responses in the scientific community, and a number of recent reports have now confirmed a causal relationship between ZIKV infection and birth defect. In particular, ZIKV has been shown to be capable of compromising and crossing the placental barrier and infect the developing fetal brain, resulting in the demise and functional impairment of neuroprogenitor cells critical for fetal cortex development...
September 2016: Archives of Microbiology
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