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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204814/fisetin-regulates-astrocyte-migration-and-proliferation-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Nan Wang, Fang Yao, Ke Li, Lanlan Zhang, Guo Yin, Mingjun Du, Bingyi Wu
Fisetin (3,3',4',7-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a plant flavonol found in fruits and vegetables that has been reported to inhibit migration and proliferation in several types of cancer. Reactive astrogliosis involves astrocyte migration and proliferation, and contributes to the formation of glial scars in central nervous system (CNS) disorders. However, the effect of fisetin on the migration and proliferation of astrocytes remains unclear. In this study, we found that fisetin inhibited astrocyte migration in a scratch-wound assay and diminished the phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK; Tyr576/577 and paxillin (Tyr118)...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197854/mitochondrial-complex-i-activity-is-conditioned-by-supercomplex-i-iii2-iv-assembly-in-brain-cells-relevance-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Irene Lopez-Fabuel, Monica Resch-Beusher, Monica Carabias-Carrasco, Angeles Almeida, Juan P Bolaños
The assembly of complex I (CI) with complexes III (CIII) and IV (CIV) of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) to configure I-III- or I-III-IV-containing supercomplexes (SCs) regulates mitochondrial energy efficiency and reactive oxygen species (mROS) production. However, whether the occurrence of SCs impacts on CI specific activity remains unknown to our knowledge. To investigate this issue, here we determined CI activity in primary neurons and astrocytes, cultured under identical antioxidants-free medium, from two mouse strains (C57Bl/6 and CBA) and Wistar rat, i...
February 14, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196893/phosphorylation-of-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-supports-reactive-astrogliosis-in-demyelination
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Hedwich F Kuipers, Jane Yoon, Jack van Horssen, May H Han, Paul L Bollyky, Theo D Palmer, Lawrence Steinman
The small heat shock protein αB-crystallin (CRYAB) has been implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis. Earlier studies have indicated that CRYAB inhibits inflammation and attenuates clinical disease when administered in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model of MS. In this study, we evaluated the role of CRYAB in primary demyelinating events. Using the cuprizone model of demyelination, a noninflammatory model that allows the analysis of glial responses in MS, we show that endogenous CRYAB expression is associated with increased severity of demyelination...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193238/transient-ikk2-activation-in-astrocytes-initiates-selective-non-cell-autonomous-neurodegeneration
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Michael Lattke, Stephanie N Reichel, Alexander Magnutzki, Alireza Abaei, Volker Rasche, Paul Walther, Dinis P Calado, Boris Ferger, Thomas Wirth, Bernd Baumann
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation is associated with a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders, however the specific contribution to individual disease pathogenesis and selective neuronal cell death is not well understood. Inflammatory cerebellar ataxias are neurodegenerative diseases occurring in various autoimmune/inflammatory conditions, e.g. paraneoplastic syndromes. However, how inflammatory insults can cause selective cerebellar neurodegeneration in the context of these diseases remains open, and appropriate animal models are lacking...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192611/deficiency-of-trek-1-potassium-channel-exacerbates-secondary-injury-following-spinal-cord-injury-in-mice
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Yongkang Fang, Xiaojiang Huang, Yue Wan, Hao Tian, Yeye Tian, Wei Wang, Suiqiang Zhu, Minjie Xie
Spinal cord injury (SCI) involves complex pathological process which can be complicated by secondary injury. TREK-1 is a member of the two-pore domain potassium (K2P) channel family, which can be modulated by a number of physiological and pathological stimuli. Recent studies suggest that TREK-1 plays an active role in depression, pain and neuroprotection. However, its role in the pathological process after SCI remains unclear. In this study, we tested the expression and function of TREK-1 in spinal cord of mice after traumatic SCI...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184993/pathogenic-implications-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-barrier-pathology-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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Yong Guo, Stephen D Weigand, Bogdan F Popescu, Vanda A Lennon, Joseph E Parisi, Sean J Pittock, Natalie E Parks, Stacey L Clardy, Charles L Howe, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Pathogenic autoantibodies associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) induce disease by targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channels enriched on astrocytic endfeet at blood-brain interfaces. AQP4 is also expressed at cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-brain interfaces, such as the pial glia limitans and the ependyma and at the choroid plexus blood-CSF barrier. However, little is known regarding pathology at these sites in NMO. Therefore, we evaluated AQP4 expression, microglial reactivity, and complement deposition at pial and ependymal surfaces and in the fourth ventricle choroid plexus in 23 autopsy cases with clinically and/or pathologically confirmed NMO or NMO spectrum disorder...
February 9, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170536/astrocytes-in-the-optic-nerve-head-of-glaucomatous-mice-display-a-characteristic-reactive-phenotype
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Rui Wang, Philip Seifert, Tatjana C Jakobs
Purpose: Optic nerve head astrocytes, a subtype of white-matter astrocytes, become reactive early in the course of glaucoma. It was shown recently that in the DBA/2J mouse model of inherited glaucoma optic nerve astrocytes extend new longitudinal processes into the axon bundles before ganglion cell loss becomes apparent. The present study aims at testing whether this behavior of astrocytes is typical of early glaucomatous damage. Methods: Mice expressing green fluorescent protein in individual astrocytes were used to evaluate the early response of astrocytes in the glial lamina of the optic nerve head after increasing the IOP using the microbead occlusion method...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169917/targeting-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Jenny Wang, Alon Harris, Mark A Prendes, Loor Alshawa, Josh C Gross, Scott M Wentz, Ambika B Rao, Nathaniel J Kim, Alexander Synder, Brent Siesky
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) may play a role in the pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Elevated levels of TGF-β are found in the aqueous humor and in reactive optic nerve astrocytes in patients with glaucoma. In POAG, aqueous humor outflow resistance at the trabecular meshwork (TM) leads to increased intraocular pressure and retinal ganglion cell death. It is hypothesized that TGF-β increases outflow resistance by altering extracellular matrix homeostasis and cell contractility in the TM through interactions with other proteins and signaling molecules...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165879/resveratrol-prevents-ammonia-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cellular-redox-imbalance-in-c6-astroglial-cells
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Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Diogo Onofre Souza, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, André Quincozes-Santos
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound that presents several protective effects in the central nervous system, including gliotoxicity associated to hyperammonemia, a key element for the development of hepatic encephalopathy. In this condition, mitochondrial dysfunction leads to a reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction, which, in turn, exacerbates mitochondrial failure and causes cellular damage. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine whether prevention of mitochondrial dysfunction and the maintenance of cellular redox status by resveratrol contribute to its protective action toward ammonia toxicity...
February 6, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160544/effects-of-hypericum-perforatum-extract-on-oxaliplatin-induced-neurotoxicity-in-vitro-evaluations
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Lorenzo Cinci, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Anna Maidecchi, Luisa Mattoli, Carla Ghelardini
Hypericum perforatum L. has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for the treatment of many disorders. Neuropathic pain is a common side effect of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy and often the cause of therapy discontinuation. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, the use of H. perforatum may be a novel therapeutic strategy for neuropathy. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effect of H. perforatum hydrophilic extract on an in vitro model of oxaliplatin-induced neurotoxicity. The antioxidant potential of extract was first evaluated in cell-free models by the thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances assay and nitro blue tetrazolium oxidation test; the ability of H...
February 4, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155893/neuroimmunology-microglia-induced-reactive-astrocytes-toxic-players-in-neurological-disease
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Charlotte Ridler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153739/the-challenge-of-regenerative-therapies-for-the-optic-nerve-in-glaucoma
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David J Calkins, Milos Pekny, Melissa L Cooper, Larry Benowitz
This review arose from a discussion of regenerative therapies to treat optic nerve degeneration in glaucoma at the 2015 Lasker/IRRF Initiative on Astrocytes and Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration. In addition to the authors, participants included Jonathan Crowston, Andrew Huberman, Elaine Johnson, Richard Lu, Hemai Phatnami, Rebecca Sappington, and Don Zack. Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease of the optic nerve, and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The disease progresses as sensitivity to intraocular pressure (IOP) is conveyed through the optic nerve head to distal retinal ganglion cell (RGC) projections...
January 30, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153522/cdk5-inhibitors-prevent-astroglial-apoptosis-and-reactive-astrogliosis-by-regulating-pka-and-drp1-phosphorylations-in-the-rat-hippocampus
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Hye-Won Hyun, Su-Ji Min, Ji-Eun Kim
Status epilepticus (SE) results in the unique pattern of dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1)-mediated mitochondrial dynamics, which is associated with astroglial apoptosis and reactive astrogliosis in the regional-specific pattern representing the differential astroglial properties. However, less defined are the epiphenomena/upstream effecters for DRP1 phosphorylation in this process. Since cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) is involved in reactive astrogliosis, CDK5 is one of the possible upstream regulators for DRP1 phosphorylation...
January 30, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151476/regulation-of-glutamate-transporter-trafficking-by-nedd4-2-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Yunlong Zhang, Xiaoliang He, Xingjun Meng, Xiaojuan Wu, Huichun Tong, Xiuping Zhang, Shaogang Qu
Glutamate transporters play a key role in glutamate clearance and protect the central nervous system from glutamate excitotoxicity. Dysfunctional glutamate transporters contribute to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, the mechanisms that underlie the regulation of glutamate transporters in PD are still not well characterized. Here we report that Nedd4-2 mediates the ubiquitination of glutamate transporters in 1-methyl-4- phenylpyridinium (MPP(+))-treated astrocytes and in the midbrain of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6- tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-constructed PD model mice...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148272/dose-dependent-induction-of-astrocyte-activation-and-reactive-astrogliosis-in-mouse-brain-following-maternal-exposure-to-carbon-black-nanoparticle
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Atsuto Onoda, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate that maternal exposure to ambient ultrafine particles and nanoparticles has adverse effects of on the central nervous system. Quantitative dose-response data is required to better understand the developmental neurotoxicity of nanoparticles. The present study investigated dose-dependent effects of maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticle (CB-NP) on astrocyte in the brains of mouse offspring. METHODS: A CB-NP suspension (2...
2, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143911/papers-of-note-in-nature-541-7638
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Annalisa M VanHook
This week's articles are about peptides that mediate communication between viruses, how microglia induce reactive astrocytes that contribute to neuronal cell death, and how kinases of the Hippo pathway influence breast cell fate.
January 31, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140557/sophorolipid-butyl-ester-diacetate-does-not-affect-macrophage-polarization-but-enhances-astrocytic-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-expression-at-micromolar-concentrations-in-vitro
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Alexis M Ziemba, Manoj K Gottipati, Filbert Totsingan, Cheryl M Hanes, Richard A Gross, Michelle R Lennartz, Ryan J Gilbert
Peritoneal macrophages (PMACs) and spinal cord astrocytes were exposed to varying concentrations of soluble sophorolipid butyl ester diacetate (SLBEDA) in vitro. Macrophages and astrocytes demonstrated no decrease in viability in response to SLBEDA. Studying pro- and anti-inflammatory genes, PMACs did not show a shift toward a pro-inflammatory phenotype. However, at higher concentrations (3 and 30 μM), astrocytes showed an increase in their expression of glial acidic fibrillary protein. This novel category of compounds poses low risk to PMAC and astrocyte viability; however, the effect on PMAC polarization and astrocyte reactivity requires more elucidation...
February 7, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137973/a-critical-role-for-astrocytes-in-hypercapnic-vasodilation-in-brain
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C Howarth, B A Sutherland, H B Choi, C Martin, B L Lind, L Khennouf, J M LeDue, J M P Pakan, R W Ko, G C R Ellis-Davies, M J Lauritzen, N R Sibson, A M Buchan, B A MacVicar
: Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is controlled by arterial blood pressure, arterial CO2, arterial O2, and brain activity and is largely constant in the awake state. Although small changes in arterial CO2 are particularly potent to change CBF (1 mmHg variation in arterial CO2 changes CBF by 3-4%), the coupling mechanism is incompletely understood. We tested the hypothesis that astrocytic prostaglandin E2 (PgE2) plays a key role for cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity and that preserved synthesis of glutathione is essential for the full development of this response...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132831/transient-opening-of-the-mitochondrial-permeability%C3%A2-transition-pore-induces-microdomain-calcium-transients-in-astrocyte-processes
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Amit Agarwal, Pei-Hsun Wu, Ethan G Hughes, Masahiro Fukaya, Max A Tischfield, Abraham J Langseth, Denis Wirtz, Dwight E Bergles
Astrocytes extend highly branched processes that form functionally isolated microdomains, facilitating local homeostasis by redistributing ions, removing neurotransmitters, and releasing factors to influence blood flow and neuronal activity. Microdomains exhibit spontaneous increases in calcium (Ca(2+)), but the mechanisms and functional significance of this localized signaling are unknown. By developing conditional, membrane-anchored GCaMP3 mice, we found that microdomain activity that occurs in the absence of inositol triphosphate (IP3)-dependent release from endoplasmic reticulum arises through Ca(2+) efflux from mitochondria during brief openings of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore...
February 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128448/chronic-infusion-of-sod1-g93a-astrocyte-secreted-factors-induces-spinal-motoneuron-degeneration-and-neuromuscular-dysfunction-in-healthy-rats
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U N Ramírez-Jarquín, F Rojas, B van Zundert, R Tapia
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurodegenerative disease and studies in vitro show that motoneuron degeneration is triggered by non-cell-autonomous mechanisms. However, whether soluble toxic factor(s) released by mutant superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) expressing astrocytes induces death of motoneurons and leads to motor dysfunction in vivo is not known. To directly test this, healthy adult rats were treated with conditioned media derived from primary mouse astrocytes (ACM) that express human (h) SOD1(G93A) (ACM-hG93A) via chronic osmotic pump infusion in the lumbar spinal cord...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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