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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336567/sox9-is-an-astrocyte-specific-nuclear-marker-in-the-adult-brain-outside-the-neurogenic-regions
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Wei Sun, Adam Cornwell, Jiashu Li, Sisi Peng, M Joana Osorio, Nadia Aalling Su Wanga, Abdellatif Benraiss, Nanhong Lou, Steven A Goldman, Maiken Nedergaard
Astrocytes have in recent years become the focus of intense experimental interest, yet markers for their definitive identification remain both scarce and imperfect. Astrocytes may be recognized as such by their expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), glutamine synthetase (GS), glutamate transporter 1 (GLT1)quaporin-4 (AQP4)ldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member L1 (ALDH1L1)nd other proteins. Yet these proteins may all be regulated both developmentally and functionally, restricting their utility...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336086/incretin-hormones-regulate-microglia-oxidative-stress-survival-and-expression-of-trophic-factors
#2
Lindsay Joy Spielman, Deanna Lynn Gibson, Andis Klegeris
The incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) are primarily known for their metabolic function in the periphery. GLP-1 and GIP are secreted by intestinal endocrine cells in response to ingested nutrients. Both GLP-1 and GIP stimulate the production and release of insulin from pancreatic β cells as well as exhibit several growth-regulating effects on peripheral tissues. GLP-1 and GIP are also present in the brain, where they provide modulatory and anti-apoptotic signals to neurons...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332151/blockade-of-neuroglobin-reduces-protection-of-conditioned-medium-from-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-human-astrocyte-model-t98g-under-a-scratch-assay
#3
Eliana Baez-Jurado, Gina Guio Vega, Gjumrakch Aliev, Vadim V Tarasov, Paula Esquinas, Valentina Echeverria, George E Barreto
Previous studies have indicated that paracrine factors (conditioned medium) increase wound closure and reduce reactive oxygen species in a traumatic brain injury in vitro model. Although the beneficial effects of conditioned medium from human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCA-CM) have been previously suggested for various neurological diseases, their actions on astrocytic cells are not well understood. In this study, we have explored the effect of hMSCA-CM on human astrocyte model (T98G cells) subjected to scratch assay...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332093/pathogenic-implications-of-distinct-patterns-of-iron-and-zinc-in-chronic-ms-lesions
#4
Bogdan F Popescu, Josa M Frischer, Samuel M Webb, Mylyne Tham, Reginald C Adiele, Christopher A Robinson, Patrick D Fitz-Gibbon, Stephen D Weigand, Imke Metz, Susan Nehzati, Graham N George, Ingrid J Pickering, Wolfgang Brück, Simon Hametner, Hans Lassmann, Joseph E Parisi, Guo Yong, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in which oligodendrocytes, the CNS cells that stain most robustly for iron and myelin are the targets of injury. Metals are essential for normal CNS functioning, and metal imbalances have been linked to demyelination and neurodegeneration. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving synchrotron techniques, iron histochemistry and immunohistochemistry, we compared the distribution and quantification of iron and zinc in MS lesions to the surrounding normal appearing and periplaque white matter, and assessed the involvement of these metals in MS lesion pathogenesis...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330762/effect-of-whole-brain-irradiation-on-the-specific-brain-regions-in-a-rat-model-metabolic-and-histopathological-changes
#5
Soňa Bálentová, Petra Hnilicová, Dagmar Kalenská, Peter Murín, Eva Hajtmanová, Ján Lehotský, Marian Adamkov
Effect of ionizing radiation on the brain affects neuronal, glial, and endothelial cell population and lead to significant morphological, metabolic, and functional deficits. In the present study we investigated a dose- and time-dependent correlation between radiation-induced metabolic and histopathological changes. Adult male Wistar rats received a total dose of 35Gy delivered in 7 fractions (dose 5Gy per fraction) once per week in the same weekday during 7 consecutive weeks. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS), histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy were used to determine whether radiation-induced alteration of the brain metabolites correlates with appropriate histopathological changes of neurogenesis and glial cell response in 2 neurogenic regions: the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) and the subventricular zone-olfactory bulb axis (SVZ-OB axis)...
March 19, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325900/pegylated-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-affords-protection-and-facilitates-recovery-of-lost-functions-post-focal-ischemia
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Kim Parker, Antonio Berretta, Stefanie Saenger, Manaswini Sivaramakrishnan, Simon A Shirley, Friedrich Metzger, Andrew N Clarkson
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is involved in the maturation and maintenance of neurons, and impaired IGF-I signaling has been shown to play a role in various neurological diseases including stroke. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of an optimized IGF-I variant by adding a 40 kDa polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain to IGF-I to form PEG-IGF-I. We show that PEG-IGF-I has a slower clearance which allows for twice-weekly dosing to maintain steady-state serum levels in mice. Using a photothrombotic model of focal stroke, dosing from 3 hrs post-stroke dose-dependently (0...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320516/l-f001-a-novel-multifunctional-rock-inhibitor-suppresses-neuroinflammation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-involvement-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition-and-nrf2-pathway-activation
#7
Jingkao Chen, Wei Yin, Yalin Tu, Shengnan Wang, Xiaohong Yang, Qiuhe Chen, Xiao Zhang, Yifan Han, Rongbiao Pi
Microglia and astrocytes are largely responsible for inflammatory injury in the brain of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Increasing evidence has indicated that Rho kinase (ROCK) plays an important role in the regulation of neuroinflammation. Previously, we synthesized a new chemical entity L-F001 and proved its potential inhibitory effects on ROCK and oxidative stress. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects and the molecular mechanisms of L-F001 in vitro and in vivo. L-F001 remarkably suppressed lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-elevated expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) as well as LPS-induced production of nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necreactive oxygen speciesis factor-α (TNF-α) in microglial BV-2 cells and in cultured astrocytes...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303030/formyl-peptide-receptors-promotes-neural-differentiation-in-mouse-neural-stem-cells-by-ros-generation-and-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling
#8
Liang Zhang, Guan Wang, Xingxing Chen, Xin Xue, Qiaonan Guo, Mingyong Liu, Jianhua Zhao
This study aimed to determine whether formyl peptide receptors (FPRs) regulated the differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs). FPRs promote the migration of NSCs both in vitro and in vivo. However, the role of FPRs during differentiation of NSCs is unknown. Analysis by Western blot showed significantly increased expression of FPR1 and FPR2 during differentiation of NSCs. The activation of FPRs promotes NSCs to differentiate into neurons with more primary neurites and branch points and longer neurites per cell...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299411/astrocytes-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-health-and-disease
#9
REVIEW
A Singh, Wickliffe C Abraham
Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity phenomena such as long-term potentiation and long-term depression are candidate mechanisms for storing information in the brain. Regulation of synaptic plasticity is critical for healthy cognition and learning and this is provided in part by metaplasticity, which can act to maintain synaptic transmission within a dynamic range and potentially prevent excitotoxicity. Metaplasticity mechanisms also allow neurons to integrate plasticity-associated signals over time. Interestingly, astrocytes appear to be critical for certain forms of synaptic plasticity and metaplasticity mechanisms...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290135/spinal-cord-injury-impairs-neurogenesis-and-induces-glial-reactivity-in-the-hippocampus
#10
Ignacio Jure, Luciana Pietranera, Alejandro F De Nicola, Florencia Labombarda
The incorporation of newborn neurons with increased synaptic remodeling and activity-dependent plasticity in the dentate gyrus enhances hippocampal-dependent learning performances. Astrocytes and microglial cells are components of the neurogenic niche and regulate neurogenesis under normal and neurophatological conditions leading to functional consequences for learning and memory. Although cognitive impairments were reported in patients after spinal cord injury (SCI), only few studies have considered remote changes in brain structures which are not related with sensory and motor cortex...
March 13, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287634/immune-microenvironment-of-gliomas
#11
Anna Gieryng, Dominika Pszczolkowska, Kacper A Walentynowicz, Wenson D Rajan, Bozena Kaminska
High-grade gliomas are rapidly progressing tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) with a very poor prognosis despite extensive resection combined with radiation and/or chemotherapy. Histopathological and flow cytometry analyses of human and rodent experimental gliomas revealed heterogeneity of a tumor and its niche, composed of reactive astrocytes, endothelial cells, and numerous immune cells. Infiltrating immune cells consist of CNS resident (microglia) and peripheral macrophages, granulocytes, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and T lymphocytes...
March 13, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285347/endothelin-1-induces-degeneration-of-cultured-motor-neurons-through-a-mechanism-mediated-by-nitric-oxide-and-pi3k-akt-pathway
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S D'Antoni, E Ranno, M Spatuzza, S Cavallaro, M V Catania
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a vasoactive peptide produced by activated astrocytes and microglia and is implicated in initiating and sustaining reactive gliosis in neurodegenerative diseases. We have previously suggested that ET-1 can play a role in the pathophysiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Indeed, we reported that this peptide is abundantly expressed in reactive astrocytes in the spinal cord of SOD1-G93A mice and ALS patients and exerts a toxic effect on motor neurons (MNs) in an in vitro model of mixed spinal cord cultures enriched with reactive astrocytes...
March 11, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284900/crosstalk-between-glia-extracellular-matrix-and-neurons
#13
Inseon Song, Alexander Dityatev
Extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules in the central nervous system form highly organized ECM structures around cell somata, axon initial segments, and synapses and play prominent roles in early development by guiding cell migration, neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis, and by regulating closure of the critical period of development, synaptic plasticity and stability, cognitive flexibility, and axonal regeneration in adults. Major components of neural ECM, including chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), tenascin-R and hyaluronic acid, are synthesized by both neurons and glial cells...
March 8, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281545/il-17-induces-reactive-astrocytes-and-up-regulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-through-jak-stat-signaling
#14
Tao You, Yihui Bi, Jun Li, Mingkai Zhang, Xuezhou Chen, Keke Zhang, Jun Li
Spinal cord injury is a grave neurological disability resulting in neuron degeneration and permanent paralysis. The inflammation triggered by the injury would promote the spinal cord lesion in turn. Activated astrocytes during inflammatory response could promote glial scar formation and contribute to the progression of the spinal cord injury. Interleukin 17 (IL-17) was upregulated in inflammatory responses to contusion or compression of the spinal cord. in this study, IL-17 could induce reactive astrocytes which was indicated by a well-known hallmark glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in vitro and in vivo...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280525/the-short-isoform-of-dnajb6-protects-against-1-methyl-4-phenylpridinium-ion-induced-apoptosis-in-ln18-cells-via-inhibiting-both-ros-formation-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-loss
#15
Yeon-Mi Hong, Yohan Hong, Yeong-Gon Choi, Sujung Yeo, Soo Hee Jin, Sae-Won Lee, Backil Sung, Sook-Hyun Lee, Hyejin Jung, Sabina Lim
In a previous study, we found that the short isoform of DNAJB6 (DNAJB6(S)) had been decreased in the striatum of a mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD) induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). DNAJB6, one of the heat shock proteins, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. In this study, we explored the cytoprotective effect of DNAJB6(S) against 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion- (MPP(+)-) induced apoptosis and the underlying molecular mechanisms in cultured LN18 cells from astrocytic tumors...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275595/reactive-retinal-astrocytic-tumor-focal-nodular-gliosis-a-case-report
#16
Lauren E Hudson, Pia R Mendoza, Jiong Yan, Hans E Grossniklaus
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and histopathological findings of a reactive retinal astrocytic tumor (RRAT) that progressed to massive retinal gliosis. OBSERVATIONS: The patient presented with an elevated, white-yellow retinal mass and extensive retinal exudation in the left eye. Progressive enlargement of the mass and proliferative vitreoretinopathy eventually led to phthisis bulbi and enucleation. Histologically, the mass showed a predominant astrocytic component with intense glial fibrillary acidic protein staining, hyperplasia, fibrous metaplasia, and osseous metaplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273770/transglutaminase-6-is-an-autoantigen-in-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-and-is-upregulated-in-reactive-astrocytes
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Massimiliano Cristofanilli, Daniel Gratch, Benjamin Pagano, Kelsey McDermott, Jessie Huang, Jeffrey Jian, Deneb Bates, Saud A Sadiq
BACKGROUND: Transglutaminase-6 (TGM6), a member of the transglutaminase enzyme family, is found predominantly in central nervous system (CNS) neurons under physiological conditions. It has been proposed as an autoimmune target in cerebral palsy, gluten-sensitive cerebellar ataxia, and schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate TGM6 involvement in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Antibody levels against TGM6 (TGM6-IgG) were measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 62 primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), 85 secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), and 50 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients and 51 controls...
December 1, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272771/sensitivity-of-diffusion-mri-to-perilesional-reactive-astrogliosis-in-focal-ischemia
#18
Rachel A Weber, Clifford H Chan, Xingju Nie, Emily Maggioncalda, Grace Valiulis, Abigail Lauer, Edward S Hui, Jens H Jensen, DeAnna L Adkins
Reactive astrogliosis is a response to injury in the central nervous system that plays an essential role in inflammation and tissue repair. It is characterized by hypertrophy of astrocytes, alterations in astrocyte gene expression and astrocyte proliferation. Reactive astrogliosis occurs in multiple neuropathologies, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease, and it has been proposed as a possible source of the changes in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) metrics observed with these diseases...
March 8, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271402/cortical-bilateral-adaptations-in-rats-submitted-to-focal-cerebral-ischemia-emphasis-on-glial-metabolism
#19
Yasmine Nonose, Pedro E Gewehr, Roberto F Almeida, Jussemara S da Silva, Bruna Bellaver, Leo A M Martins, Eduardo R Zimmer, Samuel Greggio, Gianina T Venturin, Jaderson C Da Costa, André Quincozes-Santos, Luc Pellerin, Diogo O de Souza, Adriano M de Assis
This study was performed to evaluate the bilateral effects of focal permanent ischemia (FPI) on glial metabolism in the cerebral cortex. Two and 9 days after FPI induction, we analyze [(18)F]FDG metabolism by micro-PET, astrocyte morphology and reactivity by immunohistochemistry, cytokines and trophic factors by ELISA, glutamate transporters by RT-PCR, monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) by western blot, and substrate uptake and oxidation by ex vivo slices model. The FPI was induced surgically by thermocoagulation of the blood in the pial vessels of the motor and sensorimotor cortices in adult (90 days old) male Wistar rats...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270575/truncated-trkb-t1-mediated-astrocyte-dysfunction-contributes-to-impaired-motor-function-and-neuropathic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Jessica J Matyas, Cliona M O'Driscoll, Laina Yu, Marina Coll-Miro, Sean Daugherty, Cynthia L Renn, Alan I Faden, Susan G Dorsey, Junfang Wu
Following spinal cord injury (SCI), astrocytes demonstrate long-lasting reactive changes, which are associated with the persistence of neuropathic pain and motor dysfunction. We previously demonstrated that up-regulation of trkB.T1, a truncated isoform of the Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) receptor, contributes to gliosis after SCI, but little is known about the effects of TrkB.T1 on the function of astrocytes. As trkB.T1 is the sole isoform of trkB receptors expressed on astrocytes, we examined the function of trkB...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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