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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813085/curcumin-decreases-astrocytic-reaction-after-gliotoxic-injury-in-the-rat-brainstem
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Eduardo Bondan, Carolina Cardoso, Maria de Fátima Martins
Recent studies have demonstrated that curcumin (Cur) has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects. Ethidium bromide (EB) injections into the central nervous system (CNS) are known to induce local oligodendroglial and astrocytic loss, resulting in primary demyelination and neuroinflammation. Peripheral astrogliosis is seen around the injury site with increased immunoreactivity to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). This investigation aimed to evaluate the effect of Cur administration on astrocytic response following gliotoxic injury...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810923/the-chemokine-fractalkine-cx3cl1-attenuates-h2o2-induced-demyelination-in-cerebellar-slices
#2
Sinead A O'Sullivan, Kumlesh K Dev
BACKGROUND: Fractalkine/CX3CR1 signalling has been implicated in many neurodegenerative and neurological diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). This signalling pathway plays an important role in regulating reactive oxygen species (ROS), as well as itself being altered in conditions of oxidative stress. Here, we investigated the effects of recombinant fractalkine (rCX3CL1) in models of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced demyelination and astrocyte toxicity, within organotypic cerebellar slice cultures...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804999/diversity-of-astroglial-responses-across-human-neurodegenerative-disorders-and-brain-aging
#3
Isidro Ferrer
Astrogliopathy refers to alterations of astrocytes occurring in diseases of the nervous system, and it implies the involvement of astrocytes as key elements in the pathogenesis and pathology of diseases and injuries of the central nervous system. Reactive astrocytosis refers to the response of astrocytes to different insults to the nervous system, whereas astrocytopathy indicates hypertrophy, atrophy/degeneration and loss of function and pathological remodeling occurring as a primary cause of a disease or as a factor contributing to the development and progression of a particular disease...
September 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797292/the-ethanol-extract-of-aquilariae-lignum-ameliorates-hippocampal-oxidative-stress-in-a-repeated-restraint-stress-mouse-model
#4
Hyun-Yong Lee, Jin-Seok Lee, Hyeong-Geug Kim, Won-Yong Kim, Seung-Bae Lee, Yung-Hyun Choi, Chang-Gue Son
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to the development of brain disorders, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. Oxidative damage is well known as a causative factor for pathogenic process in brain tissues. The aim of this study is to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of a 30% ethanol extract of Aquilariae Lignum (ALE) in repeated stress-induced hippocampal oxidative injury. METHODS: Fifty BALB/c male mice (12 weeks old) were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10)...
August 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790913/the-dual-role-of-microglia-in-als-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-approaches
#5
REVIEW
Maria Concetta Geloso, Valentina Corvino, Elisa Marchese, Alessia Serrano, Fabrizio Michetti, Nadia D'Ambrosi
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by a non-cell autonomous motor neuron loss. While it is generally believed that the disease onset takes place inside motor neurons, different cell types mediating neuroinflammatory processes are considered deeply involved in the progression of the disease. On these grounds, many treatments have been tested on ALS animals with the aim of inhibiting or reducing the pro-inflammatory action of microglia and astrocytes and counteract the progression of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790168/microrna-211-bdnf-axis-regulates-lps-induced-proliferation-of-normal-human-astrocyte-through-pi3k-akt-pathway
#6
Kexiang Zhang, Song Wu, Zhiyue Li, Jiahui Zhou
Spinal cord injury (SCI) makes a major contribution to disability and death in the worldwide. Reactive astrogliosis, a typical feature after SCI, which undergoes varying molecular and morphological changes, is ubiquitous but poorly understood. Reactive astrogliosis contributes to glial scar formation that impedes axonal regeneration. Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a well-established neurotrophic factor, exerts neuroprotective and growth-promoting effects on a variety of neuronal populations after injury...
August 8, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774213/first-description-of-enhanced-expression-of-glia-maturation-factor-beta-in-experimantal-toxoplasmic-encephalitis
#7
Gungor Cagdas Dincel
Objective We previously showed that Toxoplasma gondii infection induces severe neuropathology in the form of oxidative stress, high nitric oxide production, glial activation, and apoptosis. This study examined the association between glia maturation factor-beta (GMF-β) expression, activated astrocytes/microglia, and neuropathology in toxoplasmic encephalitis (TE). Methods Mouse brain GMF expression was examined by immunohistochemistry on days 10 and 30 post- T. gondii infection. Results Neuropathology of infected mice was associated with increased GMF expression in reactive glial cells and neurons compared with healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769771/upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-primary-cultured-rat-astrocytes-induced-by-2-chloroethanol-via-mapk-signal-pathways
#8
Tong Wang, Yingjun Liao, Qi Sun, Hongge Tang, Gaoyang Wang, Fenghong Zhao, Yaping Jin
2-Chloroethanol (2-CE) is one of the reactive metabolites of 1,2-DCE in vivo, which might contribute to brain edema formation induced by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) poisoning. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathways in upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in 2-CE exposed rat astrocytes. Expression of p38 MAPK (p38), extracellular signal regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and MMP-9 at both protein and gene levels in rat astrocytes were determined using western blot and real-time RT-PCR methods...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763002/toll-like-receptor-4-inhibitor-tak-242-attenuates-motor-dysfunction-and-spinal-cord-pathology-in-an-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-mouse-model
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Avi Fellner, Yael Barhum, Ariel Angel, Nisim Perets, Israel Steiner, Daniel Offen, Nirit Lev
Neuroinflammation contributes to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) progression. TLR4, a transmembrane protein that plays a central role in activation of the innate immune system, has been shown to induce microglial activation in ALS models. TLR4 is up-regulated in the spinal cords of hSOD1(G93A) mice. We aimed to examine the effects of specific TLR4 inhibition on disease progression and survival in the hSOD1(G93A) mouse model of ALS. Immunologic effect of TLR4 inhibition in vitro was measured by the effect of TAK-242 treatment on LPS-induced splenocytes proliferation...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762472/absence-of-notch1-in-murine-myeloid-cells-attenuates-the-development-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-affecting-th1-and-th17-priming
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Miriam Fernández, Eva M Monsalve, Susana López-López, Almudena Ruiz-García, Susana Mellado, Elena Caminos, José Javier García-Ramírez, Jorge Laborda, Pedro Tranque, María José M Díaz-Guerra
Inhibition of Notch signalling in T cells attenuates the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Growing evidence indicates that myeloid cells are also key players in autoimmune processes. Thus, the present study evaluates the role of the Notch1 receptor in myeloid cells on the progression of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)35-55 -induced EAE, using mice with a myeloid-specific deletion of the Notch1 gene (MyeNotch1KO). We found that EAE progression was less severe in the absence of Notch1 in myeloid cells...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760642/galantamine-administration-reduces-reactive-astrogliosis-and-upregulates-the-anti-oxidant-enzyme-catalase-in-rats-submitted-to-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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F K Odorcyk, F Nicola, L E Duran-Carabali, F Figueiró, J Kolling, A Vizuete, E L Konrath, C A Gonçalves, A T S Wyse, C A Netto
Neonatal hypoxia ischemia (HI) plays a role in the etiology of several neurological pathologies and causes severe sequelae. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and cholinesterase inhibitors have demonstrated a positive action over HI induced deficits. In order to evaluate the effects of pre and post-hypoxia administrations of galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, in a model of perinatal HI, Wistar rats in the post-natal day 7 (PND7) were subjected to a combination of unilateral occlusion of the right carotid artery with the exposure to a 1h hypoxia...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758136/a-mouse-model-of-focal-vascular-injury-induces-astrocyte-reactivity-tau-oligomers-and-aberrant-behavior
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Aric F Logsdon, Brandon P Lucke-Wold, Ryan C Turner, Xinlan Li, Chris E Adkins, Afroz S Mohammad, Jason D Huber, Charles L Rosen, Paul R Lockman
Neuropsychiatric symptom development has become more prevalent with 270,000 blast exposures occurring in the past 10 years in the United States. How blast injury leads to neuropsychiatric symptomology is currently unknown. Preclinical models of blast-induced traumatic brain injury have been used to demonstrate blood-brain barrier disruption, degenerative pathophysiology, and behavioral deficits. Vascular injury is a primary effect of neurotrauma that can trigger secondary injury cascades and neurodegeneration...
April 2017: Archives of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757165/an-efficient-platform-for-astrocyte-differentiation-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Julia Tcw, Minghui Wang, Anna A Pimenova, Kathryn R Bowles, Brigham J Hartley, Emre Lacin, Saima I Machlovi, Rawan Abdelaal, Celeste M Karch, Hemali Phatnani, Paul A Slesinger, Bin Zhang, Alison M Goate, Kristen J Brennand
Growing evidence implicates the importance of glia, particularly astrocytes, in neurological and psychiatric diseases. Here, we describe a rapid and robust method for the differentiation of highly pure populations of replicative astrocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), via a neural progenitor cell (NPC) intermediate. We evaluated this protocol across 42 NPC lines (derived from 30 individuals). Transcriptomic analysis demonstrated that hiPSC-astrocytes from four individuals are highly similar to primary human fetal astrocytes and characteristic of a non-reactive state...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752900/aberrant-astrocytic-expression-of-chondroitin-sulfate-proteoglycan-receptors-in-a-rat-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Tomomi Shijo, Hitoshi Warita, Naoki Suzuki, Yasuo Kitajima, Kensuke Ikeda, Tetsuya Akiyama, Hiroya Ono, Shio Mitsuzawa, Ayumi Nishiyama, Rumiko Izumi, Masashi Aoki
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. Progressive and systemic loss of motor neurons with gliosis in the central nervous system (CNS) is a neuropathological hallmark of ALS. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) are the major components of the extracellular matrix of the mammalian CNS, and they inhibit axonal regeneration physically by participating to form the glial scar. Recently, protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (PTPσ) and leukocyte common antigen-related protein were discovered as CSPG receptors that play roles in inhibiting regeneration...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751200/gene-regulation-in-adult-neural-stem-cells-current-challenges-and-possible-applications
#15
Juan Manuel Encinas, Carlos P Fitzsimons
Adult neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs) offer a unique opportunity for neural regeneration and niche modification in physiopathological conditions, harnessing the capability to modify from neuronal circuits to glial scar. Findings exposing the vast plasticity and potential of NSPCs have accumulated over the past years and we currently know that adult NSPCs can naturally give rise not only to neurons but also to astrocytes and reactive astrocytes, and eventually to oligodendrocytes through genetic manipulation...
July 25, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746797/a-novel-quantitative-volumetric-spreading-index-definition-and-assessment-of-astrocyte-spreading-in-vitro
#16
Volkan Müjdat Tiryaki, Virginia M Ayres, Ijaz Ahmed, David I Shreiber
A novel quantitative volumetric spreading index (VSI) is defined that depends on the total distance between object voxels and the contact surface plane in three-dimensional (3D) space. The VSI, which ranges from 0 to 1, is rotationally invariant around the z-axis. VSI can be used to quantify the degree of individual cell spreading, which is important for analysis of cell interactions with their environment. The VSIs of astrocytes cultured on a nanofibrillar surface and three different comparative planar surfaces have been calculated from confocal laser scanning microscope z-series images, and the effects of both culture surface and immunoreactivity on the degree of cell spreading were investigated...
July 26, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737515/cell-biology-of-spinal-cord-injury-and-repair
#17
Timothy M O'Shea, Joshua E Burda, Michael V Sofroniew
Spinal cord injury (SCI) lesions present diverse challenges for repair strategies. Anatomically complete injuries require restoration of neural connectivity across lesions. Anatomically incomplete injuries may benefit from augmentation of spontaneous circuit reorganization. Here, we review SCI cell biology, which varies considerably across three different lesion-related tissue compartments: (a) non-neural lesion core, (b) astrocyte scar border, and (c) surrounding spared but reactive neural tissue. After SCI, axon growth and circuit reorganization are determined by neuron-cell-autonomous mechanisms and by interactions among neurons, glia, and immune and other cells...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737509/astrocytic-tight-junctions-control-inflammatory-cns-lesion-pathogenesis
#18
Sam Horng, Anthony Therattil, Sarah Moyon, Alexandra Gordon, Karla Kim, Azeb Tadesse Argaw, Yuko Hara, John N Mariani, Setsu Sawai, Per Flodby, Edward D Crandall, Zea Borok, Michael V Sofroniew, Candice Chapouly, Gareth R John
Lesions and neurologic disability in inflammatory CNS diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) result from the translocation of leukocytes and humoral factors from the vasculature, first across the endothelial blood-brain barrier (BBB) and then across the astrocytic glia limitans (GL). Factors secreted by reactive astrocytes open the BBB by disrupting endothelial tight junctions (TJs), but the mechanisms that control access across the GL are unknown. Here, we report that in inflammatory lesions, a second barrier composed of reactive astrocyte TJs of claudin 1 (CLDN1), CLDN4, and junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A) subunits is induced at the GL...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735029/peptide-modification-of-polyimide-insulated-microwires-towards-improved-biocompatibility-through-reduced-glial-scarring
#19
Sangita Sridar, Matthew A Churchward, Vivian K Mushahwar, Kathryn G Todd, Anastasia L Elias
The goal of this study is to improve the integration of implanted microdevices with tissue in the central nervous system (CNS). The long-term utility of neuroprosthetic devices implanted in the CNS is affected by the formation of a scar by resident glial cells (astrocytes and microglia), limiting the viability and functional stability of the devices. Reduction in the proliferation of glial cells is expected to enhance the biocompatibility of devices. We demonstrate the modification of polyimide-insulated microelectrodes with a bioactive peptide KHIFSDDSSE...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722058/activation-of-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-attenuates-lanthanum-chloride-induced-injuries-in-primary-rat-astrocytes
#20
Lijin Zhang, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Cuihong Jin, Xiaobo Lu, Xiaoyu Hu, Yaling Sun, Xiang Gao, Yuan Cai
Lanthanum (La) exposure can lead to learning and memory disorder in animals; however, the underlying mechanism of La induced neurotoxicity is still unknown. It has been demonstrated that Nrf2 activation by tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) results in neuroprotection against brain injuries. However, little study has been done with respect to its effect on La induced neurotoxicity. Herein, experiments are undertaken to determine if there is a correlation between La damaged astrocytes and the Nrf2/ARE signalling pathway...
August 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
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