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Marina S Hernandes, Bernard Lassègue, Lula L Hilenski, Jonathan Adams, Ning Gao, Chia-Yi Kuan, Yu-Yo Sun, Lihong Cheng, Daniel S Kikuchi, Manuel Yepes, Kathy K Griendling
BACKGROUND: Polymerase δ-interacting protein 2 (Poldip2) is a multifunctional protein that regulates vascular extracellular matrix composition and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a dynamic system assembled by endothelial cells, basal lamina, and perivascular astrocytes, raising the possibility that Poldip2 may be involved in maintaining its structure. We investigated the role of Poldip2 in the late BBB permeability induced by cerebral ischemia...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Emma V Jones, Yann Bernardinelli, Juan G Zarruk, Sabrina Chierzi, Keith K Murai
The proper formation and maintenance of functional synapses in the central nervous system (CNS) requires communication between neurons and astrocytes and the ability of astrocytes to release neuromodulatory molecules. Previously, we described a novel role for the astrocyte-secreted matricellular protein SPARC (Secreted Protein, Acidic and Rich in Cysteine) in regulating α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPARs) and plasticity at developing synapses. SPARC is highly expressed by astrocytes and microglia during CNS development but its level is reduced in adulthood...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Mei-Hua Bao, Vivian Szeto, Burton B Yang, Shu-Zhen Zhu, Hong-Shuo Sun, Zhong-Ping Feng
Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and disability worldwide. Uncovering the cellular and molecular pathophysiological processes in stroke have been a top priority. Long non-coding (lnc) RNAs play critical roles in different kinds of diseases. In recent years, a bulk of aberrantly expressed lncRNAs have been screened out in ischemic stroke patients or ischemia insulted animals using new technologies such as RNA-seq, deep sequencing, and microarrays. Nine specific lncRNAs, antisense non-coding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL), metastasis-associate lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1), N1LR, maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3), H19, CaMK2D-associated transcript 1 (C2dat1), Fos downstream transcript (FosDT), small nucleolar RNA host gene 14 (SNHG14), and taurine-upregulated gene 1 (TUG1), were found increased in cerebral ischemic animals and/or oxygen-glucose deprived (OGD) cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Deqing Sun, Aiying Xue, Xia Xue, Manru Ren, Jing Wu, Rongmei Wang
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a non-histone DNA-binding protein, is massively released into the extracellular space from neuronal cells after ischemic injury, initiates inflammatory response and aggravates brain tissue damage. Acetylpuerarin (AP), an acetylated derivative of puerarin, was reported to protect against cerebrovascular ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats through anti-inflammation. In the present study, we aim to investigate whether AP inhibited HMGB1 release in oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-treated BV2 microglia...
February 1, 2018: Die Pharmazie
Li Li, Yu Hao, Yu Zhao, Huijuan Wang, Xiujun Zhao, Yan Jiang, Fulu Gao
Sertoli cell death contributes to spermatogenesis impairment, which is associated with male infertility. Testicular ischemia‑reperfusion (I/R) injury induces the cell death of germ cells and Sertoli cells, whereas inhibition of cell death ameliorates acute testicular I/R damage. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of I/R stress-induced cell death in TM4 cells. Oxygen‑glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD/R) was demonstrated to induce I/R injury and cell death in TM4 cells...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Yanpeng Sun, Lu Liu, Jiang Yuan, Qiang Sun, Na Wang, Yunfu Wang
Radioprotective 105 kDa protein (RP105) has been reported to produce favorable outcomes in various cardiovascular disorders via a toll‑like receptor 4‑dependent or ‑independent manner. However, whether RP105 exerts neuroprotective effects against oxygen‑glucose deprivation (OGD)/reoxygenation (OGD/R) injury remains to be elucidated. In the present study, the PC12 neuronal cell line was exposed to 4 h of OGD followed by 24 h of reoxygenation. Adenoviral vectors encoding RP105 were utilized to upregulate the level of RP105 in PC12 cells prior to OGD/R induction...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Yongqu Lu, Jie An, Yulin Liu, Lehao Ren, Li Zhang
Ischemia reperfusion injury is a critical factor in the recovery process after intestine trauma and the functional restoration of intestinal reconstruction. This study was the first to explore the expression of apical junctional complex (AJC) induced by heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in Caco-2 cells in oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) models. Here we showed that HO-1 was upregulated after OGD. Notably, activation of HO-1 largely enhanced the expression of AJC proteins including Claudin-4, E-cadherin and β-catenin in Caco-2 cells, but decreased the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9)...
February 6, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Q Zhang, N Yu, B-T Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role and mechanism of micro ribonucleic acid (miR)-298 in myocardial apoptosis after myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vivo experiments, the rat model of myocardial infarction was established, and miR-298 was up-regulated via lentivirus with miR-298 overexpression. Cardiac function of rats was detected via echocardiography, Bcl-2 associated X protein (BAX) expressions in infarction border zone were detected via Real-time Quantitative PCR (qT-PCR) and Western blot, and TUNEL assay was used to detect the myocardial apoptosis...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
S-W Wang, L-X Deng, H-Y Chen, Z-Q Su, S-L Ye, W-Y Xu
OBJECTIVE: The apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells (VEC) is related to ischemic stroke. Phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT/PKB) signaling pathway can upregulate Bcl-2 expression, reduce reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and induce apoptosis. The level of miR-124 was significantly increased after cerebral ischemia. This study aimed to investigate the role of miR-124 in regulating PI3K expression, brain VEC apoptosis, and ROS production. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expressions of miR-124, PI3K, p-AKT, and Bcl-2 in brain VEC of rats from the sham group and middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) group were tested...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Sun Young Park, Young-Whan Choi, Geuntae Park
OBJECTIVES: Our study verified the neuroprotective properties of emodin against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) and demonstrated its mechanism. METHODS: Human neuronal SH-SY5Y cells were investigated by analysing cell viability, lactate dehydrogenase levels, expression of molecules related to apoptotic cell death, and using biochemical techniques, flow cytometry and Western blot assays. KEY FINDINGS: Emodin reduced OGD/R-lead to neurotoxicity in SH-SY5Y cells...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Adi Lahiani, Annette Brand-Yavin, Ephraim Yavin, Philip Lazarovici
This review surveys the efforts taken to investigate in vitro neuroprotective features of synthetic compounds and cell-released growth factors on PC12 clonal cell line temporarily deprived of oxygen and glucose followed by reoxygenation (OGD/R). These cells have been used previously to mimic some of the properties of in vivo brain ischemia-reperfusion-injury (IRI) and have been instrumental in identifying common mechanisms such as calcium overload, redox potential, lipid peroxidation and MAPKs modulation. In addition, they were useful for establishing the role of certain membrane penetrable cocktails of antioxidants as well as potential growth factors which may act in neuroprotection...
February 8, 2018: Brain Sciences
Xin Xin Xiong, Feng Pan, Ruo Qiao Chen, Dian Xing Hu, Xin Yao Qiu, Chun Yang Li, Xiao Qiang Xie, Bo Tian, Xiao Qian Chen
Cerebral ischemia causes severe cell death or injury including axon breakdown or retraction in the brain. Axon regeneration is crucial for the functional recovery of injured neurons or brains after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R); however, this process has been proved extremely difficult in adult brains and there is still no effective therapy for it. Here we reported that neuroglobin (Ngb), a novel oxygen-binding or sensor protein existing predominantly in neurons or brains, functions as a driving factor for axon regeneration during I/R...
February 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Gaoxiao Zhang, Tao Zhang, Liangmiao Wu, Xinhua Zhou, Jianbo Gu, Cuimei Li, Wei Liu, Cheng Long, Xifei Yang, Luchen Shan, Lipeng Xu, Yuqiang Wang, Yewei Sun, Zaijun Zhang
Our previous studies demonstrated that the multifunctional agent TBN, a derivative of tetramethylpyrazine armed with a nitrone moiety, displayed high therapeutic efficacy in experimental ischemic stroke models. However, its molecular mechanisms of action underlying the neuroprotective effect need further exploration. In the present study, we found that TBN had significant activities scavenging free radicals such as ·OH, O 2·- and ONOO-, inhibiting Ca2+ overload, maintaining mitochondrial function and preventing neuronal damage in primary cortical cultures...
February 6, 2018: Neuromolecular Medicine
Jingfang Lv, Yong Zeng, Yu Qian, Jingfei Dong, Zhixiang Zhang, Jianning Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding small RNAs that regulate the expression of target genes. They derive from pre-miRNAs that are enzymatically processed by dicer to ∼22 nucleotide mature miRNAs. Members of the pre-miRNA lethal-7 (let-7) are known to regulate cell proliferation and apoptosis. Here, we showed that the level of let-7c-5p, a key member of the let-7 family, was rapidly reduced in the traumatically injured foci in brains of adult C57BL/6J mice and gradually recovered to the pre-injury level 14 days after traumatic brain injury (TBI) induction...
February 3, 2018: Brain Research
Yixing Du, Wei Wang, Anthony D Lutton, Conrad M Kiyoshi, Baofeng Ma, Anne T Taylor, John W Olesik, Dana M McTigue, Candice C Askwith, Min Zhou
Membrane potential (VM) depolarization occurs immediately following cerebral ischemia and is devastating for the astrocyte homeostasis and neuronal signaling. Previously, an excessive release of extracellular K+ and glutamate has been shown to underlie an ischemia-induced VM depolarization. Ischemic insults should impair membrane ion channels and disrupt the physiological ion gradients. However, their respective contribution to ischemia-induced neuronal and glial depolarization and loss of neuronal excitability are unanswered questions...
January 30, 2018: Experimental Neurology
Jin A Shin, Yul A Kim, Hye Won Kim, Hee-Sun Kim, Kyung-Eun Lee, Jihee Lee Kang, Eun-Mi Park
We previously reported that the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) antagonist, noggin, improved the repair process with an increase in the reactive microglia/macrophage population in the ischemic brain. Since BMP plays a role in intracellular iron homeostasis via the hepcidin/ferroportin axis, and iron is required for myelination, this study was aimed to determine whether noggin affected iron status and remyelination in the brain following ischemic stroke. We further examined the effect of blocking the BMP/hepcidin pathway on reactive microglia (BV2) and myelination of oligodendroglial cells (MO3...
January 30, 2018: Neuropharmacology
Lei Cao, Yu Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Tian-Peng Jiang, Li Chen, Jing Liu, Shi Zhou
Cerebral ischemic injury causes severe brain damage and remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Members of the microRNA-29 (miR-29) family are involved in regulating the process of ischemia and may be developed as biomarkers to diagnose and treat cerebral ischemia. The role of miR-29b in cerebral ischemia injury remains poorly understood. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether miR-29b overexpression suppressed cerebral ischemic injury and to explore its underlying mechanism of action...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Yingbo Kang, Zhuomin Wu, De Cai, Binger Lu
BACKGROUND: Real-time reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is a critical tool for evaluating the levels of mRNA transcribed from genes. Reliable RT-qPCR results largely depend on normalization to suitable reference genes. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) are models that are commonly used to study ischemic stroke. However, the proper reference genes for RNA analysis in these two models have not yet been determined...
February 1, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
Weiliang He, Yingping Liu, Xiaochao Tian
Neurogenesis, especially neurite outgrowth is an essential element of neuroplasticity after cerebral ischemic injury. Mitochondria may supply ATP to power fundamental developmental processes including neuroplasticity. Although rosuvastatin (RSV) displays a potential protective effect against cerebral ischemia, it remains unknown whether it modulates mitochondrial biogenesis and function during neurite outgrowth. Here, the oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) model was used to induce ischemic injury. We demonstrate that RSV treatment significantly increases neurite outgrowth in cortical neurons after OGD-induced damage...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Hang Xu, WenXing Liu, TianLong Liu, Ning Su, Chao Guo, XiaoNa Feng, Fang Dou, Yi Ding, Lei Shi, AiDong Wen
Ischemic stroke is a common cerebrovascular disease with substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, therapeutic options to minimize the cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury are limited. In China, combination of herb Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge) and Honghua (Carthamus tinctorius L.) is effective for stroke treatment in patients but its underlying mechanism requires further investigation. Our study was conducted to evaluate and explore the synergistic effects of two herb ingredients Danshensu and hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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