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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217999/prospects-for-modeling-abnormal-neuronal-function-in-schizophrenia-using-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Iya Prytkova, Kristen J Brennand
Excitatory dopaminergic neurons, inhibitory GABAergic neurons, microglia, and oligodendrocytes have all been implicated in schizophrenia (SZ) network pathology. Still, SZ has been a difficult disorder to study, not only because of the limitations of animal models in capturing the complexity of the human mind, but also because it is greatly polygenic, with high rates of variability across the population. The advent of patient-derived pluripotent stem cells and induced neural and glial cultures has brought hope for modeling the molecular dysfunction underlying SZ pathology in a patient-specific manner...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217686/synaptic-regulator-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-dopaminergic-fibers-is-essentially-required-for-the-maintenance-of-subependymal-neural-stem-cells
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Ana Perez-Villalba, Mª Salomé Sirerol-Piquer, Germán Belenguer, Raúl Soriano-Cantón, Ana Belén Muñoz-Manchado, Javier Villadiego, Diana Alarcón-Arís, Federico N Soria, Benjamin Dehay, Erwan Bezard, Miquel Vila, Analía Bortolozzi, Juan José Toledo-Aral, Francisco Pérez-Sánchez, Isabel Fariñas
Synaptic protein α-synuclein (α-SYN) modulates neurotransmission in a complex and poorly understood manner and aggregates in the cytoplasm of degenerating neurons in Parkinson's disease. Here, we report that α-SYN present in dopaminergic nigral afferents is essential for the normal cycling and maintenance of neural stem cells (NSCs) in the brain subependymal zone of adult male and female mice. We also show that premature senescence of adult NSCs into non-neurogenic astrocytes in mice lacking α-SYN resembles the effects of dopaminergic fiber degeneration resulting from chronic exposure to MPTP or intranigral inoculation of aggregated toxic α-SYN...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207913/generation-of-dopamine-secreting-cells-from-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Mohammad Hasan Soheilifar, Arash Javeri, Hossein Amini, Masoumeh Fakhr Taha
Several studies have demonstrated the differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) to neuronal and glial phenotypes, but directing the fate of these cells toward dopaminergic neurons has not been frequently reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate dopaminergic specification of hADSCs in vitro. ADSCs were isolated from subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue and were characterized. For dopaminergic differentiation, a cocktail of sonic hedgehog, fibroblast growth factor 8, basic fibroblast growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor were used under a low serum condition...
December 5, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198828/altered-differentiation-potential-of-gaucher-s-disease-ipsc-neuronal-progenitors-due-to-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-downregulation
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Ola Awad, Leelamma M Panicker, Rania M Deranieh, Manasa P Srikanth, Robert A Brown, Antanina Voit, Tejasvi Peesay, Tea Soon Park, Elias T Zambidis, Ricardo A Feldman
Gaucher's disease (GD) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the GBA1 gene, which encodes acid β-glucocerebrosidase (GCase). Severe GBA1 mutations cause neuropathology that manifests soon after birth, suggesting that GCase deficiency interferes with neuronal development. We found that neuronopathic GD induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) exhibit developmental defects due to downregulation of canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling and that GD iPSCs' ability to differentiate to dopaminergic (DA) neurons was strikingly reduced due to early loss of DA progenitors...
November 27, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168523/electroconductive-nanoscale-topography-for-enhanced-neuronal-differentiation-and-electrophysiological-maturation-of-human-neural-stem-cells
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Kisuk Yang, Seung Jung Yu, Jong Seung Lee, Hak-Rae Lee, Gyeong-Eon Chang, Jungmok Seo, Taeyoon Lee, Eunji Cheong, Sung Gap Im, Seung-Woo Cho
Biophysical cues, such as topography, and electrical cues can provide external stimulation for the promotion of stem cell neurogenesis. Here, we demonstrate an electroconductive surface nanotopography for enhancing neuronal differentiation and the functional maturation of human neural stem cells (hNSCs). The electroconductive nanopatterned substrates were prepared by depositing a thin layer of titanium (Ti) with nanograting topographies (150 to 300 nm groove/ridge, the thickness of the groove - 150 μm) onto polymer surfaces...
November 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167328/perceptual-decisions-based-on-previously-learned-information-are-independent-of-dopaminergic-tone
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Alessandra Perugini, Michele A Basso
Both cognitive and motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) arise from either too little or too much dopamine (DA). Akinesia stems from DA neuronal cell loss and dyskinesia often stems from an overdose of DA medication. Cognitive behaviors typically associated with frontal cortical function such as working memory and task switching are also affected by too little or too much DA in PD. Whether motor and cognitive circuits overlap in PD is unknown. Here, we show that whereas motor performance improves in people with PD when on dopaminergic medication compared to off medication, memory-based decision-making performance remains impaired whether on or off medications...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158584/ketamine-enhances-structural-plasticity-in-mouse-mesencephalic-and-human-ipsc-derived-dopaminergic-neurons-via-ampar-driven-bdnf-and-mtor-signaling
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L Cavalleri, E Merlo Pich, M J Millan, C Chiamulera, T Kunath, P F Spano, G Collo
Among neurobiological mechanisms underlying antidepressant properties of ketamine, structural remodeling of prefrontal and hippocampal neurons has been proposed as critical. The suggested mechanism involves downstream activation of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors, which trigger mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)-dependent structural plasticity via brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and protein neo-synthesis. We evaluated whether ketamine elicits similar molecular events in dopaminergic (DA) neurons, known to be affected in mood disorders, using a novel, translational strategy that involved mouse mesencephalic and human induced pluripotent stem cells-derived DA neurons...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156121/the-toxmatrix-chemo-genomic-profiling-identifies-interactions-that-reveal-mechanisms-of-toxicity
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Zhi-Bin Tong, Ruili Huang, Yuhong Wang, Carleen Klumpp-Thomas, John Braisted, Zina Itkin, Paul Shinn, Menghang Xia, Anton Simeonov, David Gerhold
A chemical genomics 'Toxmatrix' method was developed to elucidate mechanisms of cytotoxicity using neuronal models. Quantitative high-throughput screening (qHTS) was applied to systematically screen each toxicant against a panel of 70 modulators, drugs or chemicals that act on a known target, to identify interactions that either protect or sensitize cells to each toxicant. Thirty-two toxicants were tested at 10 concentrations for cytotoxicity to SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells, with results fitted to the Hill equation to determine an IC50 for each toxicant...
November 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142100/abnormal-visual-gain-control-and-excitotoxicity-in-early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-drosophila-models
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Marc Mason Himmelberg, Ryan J H West, Christopher J H Elliott, Alex R Wade
The excitotoxic theory of Parkinson's disease (PD) hypothesises that a pathophysiological degeneration of dopaminergic neurons stems from neural hyperactivity at early stages of disease, leading to mitochondrial stress and cell death. Recent research has harnessed the visual system of Drosophila PD models to probe this hypothesis. Here, we investigate whether abnormal visual sensitivity and excitotoxicity occur in early-onset PD Drosophila models DJ-1Δ72, DJ1-Δ93, and PINK15. We used an electroretinogram to record steady state visually evoked potentials driven by temporal contrast stimuli...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133394/role-of-estrogen-receptor-beta-in-neural-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Mukesh K Varshney, José Inzunza, Diana Lupu, Vaidheeswaran Ganapathy, Per Antonson, Joëlle Rüegg, Ivan Nalvarte, Jan-Åke Gustafsson
The ability to propagate mature cells and tissue from pluripotent stem cells offers enormous promise for treating many diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. Before such cells can be used successfully in neurodegenerative diseases without causing unwanted cell growth and migration, genes regulating growth and migration of neural stem cells need to be well characterized. Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is essential for migration of neurons and glial cells in the developing mouse brain. To examine whether ERβ influences differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESC) into neural lineages, we compared control and ERβ knockout (BERKO) mESCs at defined stages of neural development and examined the effects of an ERβ-selective ligand (LY3201) with a combination of global and targeted gene-expression profiling and the expression of key pluripotency markers...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129681/decreased-sirtuin-deacetylase-activity-in-lrrk2-g2019s-ipsc-derived-dopaminergic-neurons
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Andrew J Schwab, Samantha L Sison, Michael R Meade, Katarzyna A Broniowska, John A Corbett, Allison D Ebert
Mitochondrial changes have long been implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The glycine to serine mutation (G2019S) in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is the most common genetic cause for PD and has been shown to impair mitochondrial function and morphology in multiple model systems. We analyzed mitochondrial function in LRRK2 G2019S induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to determine whether the G2019S mutation elicits similar mitochondrial deficits among central and peripheral nervous system neuron subtypes...
October 31, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126932/docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-enhances-the-therapeutic-potential-of-neonatal-neural-stem-cell-transplantation-post-traumatic-brain-injury
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Hussein Ghazale, Naify Ramadan, Sara Mantash, Kazem Zibara, Sally El-Sitt, Hala Darwish, Farah Chamaa, Rose Mary Boustany, Stefania Mondello, Wassim Abou-Kheir, Jihane Soueid, Firas Kobeissy
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide with 1.5 million people inflicted yearly. Several neurotherapeutic interventions have been proposed including drug administration as well as cellular therapy involving neural stem cells (NSCs). Among the proposed drugs is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid, exhibiting neuroprotective properties. In this study, we utilized an innovative intervention of neonatal NSCs transplantation in combination with DHA injections in order to ameliorate brain damage and promote functional recovery in an experimental model of TBI...
November 7, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090092/current-understanding-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-in-parkinson-s-disease-targets-for-potential-treatments
#13
REVIEW
Panchanan Maiti, Jayeeta Manna, Gary L Dunbar
Gradual degeneration and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, pars compacta and subsequent reduction of dopamine levels in striatum are associated with motor deficits that characterize Parkinson's disease (PD). In addition, half of the PD patients also exhibit frontostriatal-mediated executive dysfunction, including deficits in attention, short-term working memory, speed of mental processing, and impulsivity. The most commonly used treatments for PD are only partially or transiently effective and are available or applicable to a minority of patients...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090066/lithium-chloride-can-induce-differentiation-of-human-immortalized-renvm-cells-into-dopaminergic-neurons
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Mitra Soleimani, Nazem Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: Stem cell-based therapy is a novel strategy for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The transplantation of fully differentiated cells instead of stem cells in order to decrease serious adverse complications of stem cell therapy is a new idea. In this study, the effect of lithium chloride on dopaminergic differentiation of human immortalized RenVm cells was investigated in order to access a population of fully differentiated cells for transplantation in Parkinson disease...
October 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079356/parkin-overexpression-in-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-wharton-s-jelly-suppresses-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-apoptosis-potential-therapeutic-strategy-in-parkinson-s-disease
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A R Bonilla-Porras, A Arevalo-Arbelaez, J F Alzate-Restrepo, C Velez-Pardo, M Jimenez-Del-Rio
BACKGROUND AIMS: Stem cell transplantation is an excellent option for regenerative or replacement therapy. However, deleterious microenvironmental and endogenous factors (e.g., oxidative stress) compromise ongoing graft survival and longevity. Therefore, (transient or stable) genetically modified cells may be reasonably thought to resist oxidative stress-induced damage. Genetic engineering of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) obtained from Wharton's jelly tissue may offer some therapeutic potential...
October 24, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057906/distinct-retinoic-acid-receptor-rar-isotypes-control-differentiation-of-embryonal-carcinoma-cells-to-dopaminergic-or-striatopallidal-medium-spiny-neurons
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Anna Podleśny-Drabiniok, Joanna Sobska, Angel R de Lera, Krystyna Gołembiowska, Katarzyna Kamińska, Pascal Dollé, Małgorzata Cebrat, Wojciech Krężel
Embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells are pluripotent stem cells extensively used for studies of cell differentiation. Although retinoic acid (RA) is a powerful inducer of neurogenesis in EC cells, it is not clear what specific neuronal subtypes are generated and whether different RAR isotypes may contribute to such neuronal diversification. Here we show that RA treatment during EC embryoid body formation is a highly robust protocol for generation of striatal-like GABAergic neurons which display molecular characteristics of striatopallidal medium spiny neurons (MSNs), including expression of functional dopamine D2 receptor...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040870/parkin-absence-accelerates-microtubule-aging-in-dopaminergic-neurons
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Daniele Cartelli, Alida Amadeo, Alessandra Maria Calogero, Francesca Vittoria Marialuisa Casagrande, Carmelita De Gregorio, Mariarosa Gioria, Naoko Kuzumaki, Ilaria Costa, Jenny Sassone, Andrea Ciammola, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideyuki Okano, Stefano Goldwurm, Laurent Roybon, Gianni Pezzoli, Graziella Cappelletti
Loss-of-function caused by mutations in the parkin gene (PARK2) lead to early-onset familial Parkinson's disease. Recently, mechanistic studies proved the ability of parkin in regulating mitochondria homeostasis and microtubule (MT) stability. Looking at these systems during aging of PARK2 knockout mice, we found that loss of parkin induced an accelerated (over)acetylation of MT system both in dopaminergic neuron cell bodies and fibers, localized in the substantia nigra and corpus striatum, respectively. Interestingly, in PARK2 knockout mice, changes of MT stability preceded the alteration of mitochondria transport...
September 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038337/rna-polymerase-ii-primes-polycomb-repressed-developmental-genes-throughout-terminal-neuronal-differentiation
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Carmelo Ferrai, Elena Torlai Triglia, Jessica R Risner-Janiczek, Tiago Rito, Owen Jl Rackham, Inês de Santiago, Alexander Kukalev, Mario Nicodemi, Altuna Akalin, Meng Li, Mark A Ungless, Ana Pombo
Polycomb repression in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is tightly associated with promoter co-occupancy of RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) which is thought to prime genes for activation during early development. However, it is unknown whether RNAPII poising is a general feature of Polycomb repression, or is lost during differentiation. Here, we map the genome-wide occupancy of RNAPII and Polycomb from pluripotent ESCs to non-dividing functional dopaminergic neurons. We find that poised RNAPII complexes are ubiquitously present at Polycomb-repressed genes at all stages of neuronal differentiation...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983119/the-gbap1-pseudogene-acts-as-a-cerna-for-the-glucocerebrosidase-gene-gba-by-sponging-mir-22-3p
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Letizia Straniero, Valeria Rimoldi, Maura Samarani, Stefano Goldwurm, Alessio Di Fonzo, Rejko Krüger, Michela Deleidi, Massimo Aureli, Giulia Soldà, Stefano Duga, Rosanna Asselta
Mutations in the GBA gene, encoding lysosomal glucocerebrosidase, represent the major predisposing factor for Parkinson's disease (PD), and modulation of the glucocerebrosidase activity is an emerging PD therapy. However, little is known about mechanisms regulating GBA expression. We explored the existence of a regulatory network involving GBA, its expressed pseudogene GBAP1, and microRNAs. The high level of sequence identity between GBA and GBAP1 makes the pseudogene a promising competing-endogenous RNA (ceRNA), functioning as a microRNA sponge...
October 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973132/ikk%C3%AE-and-mutant-huntingtin-interactions-regulate-the-expression-of-il-34-implications-for-microglial-mediated-neurodegeneration-in-hd
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Ali Khoshnan, Adam Sabbaugh, Barbara Calamini, Steven A Marinero, Denise E Dunn, Jung Hyun Yoo, Jan Ko, Donald C Lo, Paul H Patterson
Neuronal interleukin-34 (IL-34) promotes the expansion of microglia in the central nervous system-microglial activation and expansion are in turn implicated in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease (HD). We thus examined whether the accumulation of an amyloidogenic exon-1 fragment of mutant huntingtin (mHTTx1) modulates the expression of IL-34 in dopaminergic neurons derived from a human embryonic stem cell line. We found that mHTTx1 aggregates induce IL-34 production selectively in post-mitotic neurons...
November 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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