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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774231/semaphorin3a-signaling-is-dispensable-for-motor-axon-reinnervation-of-the-adult-neuromuscular-junction
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Jennifer L Shadrach, Brian A Pierchala
The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is a specialized synapse that is formed by motor axon innervation of skeletal muscle fibers. The maintenance of motor-muscle connectivity is critical for the preservation of muscle tone and generation of movement. Injury can induce a robust regenerative response in motor axons, but severe trauma or chronic denervation resulting from neurodegenerative disease typically leads to inefficient repair and poor functional recovery. The axon guidance molecule Semaphorin3A (Sema3A) has been implicated as a negative regulator of motor innervation...
May 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771909/receptors-of-intermediates-of-carbohydrate-metabolism-gpr91-and-gpr99-mediate-axon-growth
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Hosni Cherif, François Duhamel, Bruno Cécyre, Alex Bouchard, Ariane Quintal, Sylvain Chemtob, Jean-François Bouchard
During the development of the visual system, high levels of energy are expended propelling axons from the retina to the brain. However, the role of intermediates of carbohydrate metabolism in the development of the visual system has been overlooked. Here, we report that the carbohydrate metabolites succinate and α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) and their respective receptor-GPR91 and GPR99-are involved in modulating retinal ganglion cell (RGC) projections toward the thalamus during visual system development. Using ex vivo and in vivo approaches, combined with pharmacological and genetic analyses, we revealed that GPR91 and GPR99 are expressed on axons of developing RGCs and have complementary roles during RGC axon growth in an extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2)-dependent manner...
May 17, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766040/the-midline-axon-crossing-decision-is-regulated-through-an-activity-dependent-mechanism-by-the-nmda-receptor
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Jingxia Gao, Tamara J Stevenson, Adam D Douglass, Joshua P Barrios, Joshua L Bonkowsky
Axon guidance in vertebrates is controlled by genetic cascades as well as by intrinsic activity-dependent refinement of connections. Midline axon crossing is one of the best studied pathfinding models and is fundamental to the establishment of bilaterally symmetric nervous systems. However, it is not known whether crossing requires intrinsic activity in axons, and what controls that activity. Further, a mechanism linking neuronal activity and gene expression has not been identified for axon pathfinding. Using embryonic zebrafish, we found that the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) NR1...
March 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762127/electrospun-fiber-surface-nanotopography-influences-astrocyte-mediated-neurite-outgrowth
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Christopher D Johnson, Anthony R D'Amato, Devan L Puhl, Douglas M Wich, Amanda Vespermann, Ryan J Gilbert
Aligned, electrospun fiber scaffolds provide topographical guidance for regenerating neurons and glia after central nervous system injury. To date, no study has explored how fiber surface nanotopography affects astrocyte response to fibrous scaffolds. Astrocytes play important roles in the glial scar, the blood brain barrier, and in maintaining homeostasis in the central nervous system. In this study, electrospun poly L-lactic acid fibers were engineered with smooth, pitted, or divoted surface nanotopography...
May 15, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761490/distinct-timing-of-neurogenesis-of-ipsilateral-and-contralateral-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Florencia Marcucci, Célia A Soares, Carol Mason
In higher vertebrates, the circuit formed by retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) projecting ipsilaterally (iRGCs) or contralaterally (cRGCs) to the brain permits binocular vision and depth perception. iRGCs and cRGCs differ in their position within the retina and in expression of transcription, guidance and activity-related factors. To parse whether these two populations also differ in the timing of their genesis, a feature of distinct neural subtypes and associated projections, we used newer birthdating methods and cell subtype specific markers to determine birthdate and cell cycle exit more precisely than previously...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759980/understanding-axon-guidance-are-we-nearly-there-yet
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Esther T Stoeckli
During nervous system development, neurons extend axons to reach their targets and form functional circuits. The faulty assembly or disintegration of such circuits results in disorders of the nervous system. Thus, understanding the molecular mechanisms that guide axons and lead to neural circuit formation is of interest not only to developmental neuroscientists but also for a better comprehension of neural disorders. Recent studies have demonstrated how crosstalk between different families of guidance receptors can regulate axonal navigation at choice points, and how changes in growth cone behaviour at intermediate targets require changes in the surface expression of receptors...
May 14, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758318/proteome-and-behavioral-alternations-in-phosphorylation-deficient-mutant-collapsin-response-mediator-protein2-knock-in-mice
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Haruko Nakamura, Aoi Takahashi-Jitsuki, Hiroko Makihara, Tetsuya Asano, Yayoi Kimura, Jun Nakabayashi, Naoya Yamashita, Yuko Kawamoto, Fumio Nakamura, Toshio Ohshima, Hisashi Hirano, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yoshio Goshima
CRMP2, alternatively designated as DPYSL2, was the first CRMP family member to be identified as an intracellular molecule mediating the signaling of the axon guidance molecule Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A). In Sema3A signaling, cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) primarily phosphorylates CRMP2 at Ser522. Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) subsequently phosphorylates the residues of Thr509 and Thr514 of CRMP2. Previous studies showed that CRMP2 is involved in pathogenesis of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease...
May 11, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754498/axonal-guidance-signaling-pathway-is-suppressed-in-human-nasal-polyps
#8
Dawei Wu, Sarina K Mueller, Angela L Nocera, Kristen Finn, Towia A Libermann, Benjamin S Bleier
Background Dysfunctional innervation might contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), but the state of the axonal outgrowth signaling in CRSwNP is unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore the axonal outgrowth pathway-related protein expression in CRSwNP. Methods Institutional review board approved study in which tissue proteomes were compared between control and CRSwNP patients (n = 10/group) using an aptamer-based proteomic array and confirmed by whole transcriptomic analysis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752312/slit2-modulates-the-inflammatory-phenotype-of-orbit-infiltrating-fibrocytes-in-graves-disease
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Roshini Fernando, Ana Beatriz Diniz Grisolia, Yan Lu, Stephen Atkins, Terry J Smith
Human CD34+ fibrocytes, circulating monocyte lineage progenitor cells, have recently been implicated in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), the ocular manifestation of Graves' disease (GD). Fibrocytes express constitutive MHC class II (MHC-2) and, surprisingly, thyroglobulin (Tg) and functional thyrotropin (TSH) receptor (TSHR). Underlying expression of these thyroid proteins is the autoimmune regulator protein (AIRE). Fibrocytes respond robustly to TSH and thyroid-stimulating Igs by generating extremely high levels of inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744881/spatiotemporal-distribution-of-glia-in-and-around-the-developing-mouse-optic-tract
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Melissa A Lee, Austen A Sitko, Sania Khalid, Carol A Mason
In the developing mouse optic tract, retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon position is organized by topography and laterality (i.e., eye-specific or ipsi- and contralateral segregation). Our lab previously showed that ipsilaterally-projecting RGCs are segregated to the lateral aspect of the developing optic tract and found that ipsilateral axons self-fasciculate to a greater extent than contralaterally-projecting RGC axons in vitro. However, the full complement of axon-intrinsic and -extrinsic factors mediating eye-specific segregation in the tract remain poorly understood...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740048/matrilysin-mmp-7-cleavage-of-perlecan-hspg2-complexed-with-semaphorin-3a-supports-fak-mediated-stromal-invasion-by-prostate-cancer-cells
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Brian J Grindel, Jerahme R Martinez, Tristen V Tellman, Daniel A Harrington, Hamim Zafar, Luay Nakhleh, Leland W Chung, Mary C Farach-Carson
Interrupting the interplay between cancer cells and extracellular matrix (ECM) is a strategy to halt tumor progression and stromal invasion. Perlecan/heparan sulfate proteoglycan 2 (HSPG2) is an extracellular proteoglycan that orchestrates tumor angiogenesis, proliferation, differentiation and invasion. Metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) cells degrade perlecan-rich tissue borders to reach bone, including the basement membrane, vasculature, reactive stromal matrix and bone marrow. Domain IV-3, perlecan's last 7 immunoglobulin repeats, mimics native proteoglycan by promoting tumoroid formation...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739947/essential-role-of-linx-islr2-in-the-development-of-the-forebrain-anterior-commissure
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Shaniya Abudureyimu, Naoya Asai, Atsushi Enomoto, Liang Weng, Hiroki Kobayashi, Xiaoze Wang, Chen Chen, Shinji Mii, Masahide Takahashi
Linx is a member of the leucine-rich repeat and immunoglobulin family of membrane proteins which has critical roles in the development of the peripheral nervous system and forebrain connectivity. A previous study showed that Linx is expressed in projection neurons in the cortex and in cells that comprise the passage to the prethalamus that form the internal capsule, indicating the involvement of Linx in axon guidance and cell-cell communication. In this study, we found that Linx-deficient mice develop severe hydrocephalus and die perinatally by unknown mechanisms...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738887/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-enrichment-of-genes-associated-with-auditory-system-in-swimbladder-of-channel-catfish
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Yujia Yang, Xiaozhu Wang, Yang Liu, Qiang Fu, Changxu Tian, Chenglong Wu, Huitong Shi, Zihao Yuan, Suxu Tan, Shikai Liu, Dongya Gao, Rex Dunham, Zhanjiang Liu
In aquatic organisms, hearing is an important sense for acoustic communications and detection of sound-emitting predators and prey. Channel catfish is a dominant aquaculture species in the United States. As channel catfish can hear sounds of relatively high frequency, it serves as a good model for study auditory mechanisms. In catfishes, Weberian ossicles connect the swimbladder to the inner ear to transfer the forced vibrations and improve hearing ability. In this study, we examined the transcriptional profiles of channel catfish swimbladder and other four tissues (gill, liver, skin, and intestine)...
April 30, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736615/bdnf-reduces-eef2-phosphorylation-and-enhances-novel-protein-synthesis-in-the-growth-cones-of-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
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Osamu Hoshi, Ayana Sugizaki, Yuichiro Cho, Nobuyuki Takei
The local translation, which is regulated by extracellular stimuli such as guidance molecules, in growth cones of neurons provides a molecular mechanism for axonal development. In this study, we performed immunocytochemistry together with atomic force microscopy to investigate the localization of ribosomal proteins in the growth cones of rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. The immunoreactivity of ribosomal protein P0/1/2 and S6, and novel protein synthesis were observed in the central, sterically bulky region of growth cones...
May 7, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735018/arachidonic-acid-activates-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-to-enhance-tumoricidal-action-of-bleomycin-against-imr-32-cells
#15
Sailaja Polavarapu, Bilikere S Dwarakanath, Undurti N Das
Bleomycin is a commonly used anti-cancer drug in the management of a variety of cancers. Previously, we showed that arachidonic acid (AA) augmented the growth inhibitory action of bleomycin on IMR-32 (human neuroblastoma cells) in vitro by enhancing oxidative stress. Despite these results, the exact molecular mechanism of cytotoxic action of bleomycin and its augmentation by AA is not known. Our current study revealed that a combination of bleomycin and AA significantly enhanced the expression of FAS gene, which is involved in programmed cell death (apoptosis) and caspases 3 and 8 compared to either bleomycin or AA alone implying that activation of extrinsic apoptotic pathway plays a major role in their (bleomycin + AA) tumoricidal action...
May 2018: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720215/dependence-receptor-unc5a-restricts-luminal-to-basal-breast-cancer-plasticity-and-metastasis
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Maria B Padua, Poornima Bhat-Nakshatri, Manjushree Anjanappa, Mayuri S Prasad, Yangyang Hao, Xi Rao, Sheng Liu, Jun Wan, Yunlong Liu, Kyle McElyea, Max Jacobsen, George Sandusky, Sandra Althouse, Susan Perkins, Harikrishna Nakshatri
BACKGROUND: The majority of estrogen receptor-positive (ERα+ ) breast cancers respond to endocrine therapies. However, resistance to endocrine therapies is common in 30% of cases, which may be due to altered ERα signaling and/or enhanced plasticity of cancer cells leading to breast cancer subtype conversion. The mechanisms leading to enhanced plasticity of ERα-positive cancer cells are unknown. METHODS: We used short hairpin (sh)RNA and/or the CRISPR/Cas9 system to knockdown the expression of the dependence receptor UNC5A in ERα+ MCF7 and T-47D cell lines...
May 2, 2018: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712788/mesocorticolimbic-connectivity-and-volumetric-alterations-in-dcc-mutation-carriers
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Daniel E Vosberg, Yu Zhang, Aurore Menegaux, Amanda Chalupa, Colleen Manitt, Simone Zehntner, Conrad Eng, Kristina DeDuck, Dominique Allard, France Durand, Alain Dagher, Chawki Benkelfat, Myriam Srour, Ridha Joober, Franco Lepore, Guy Rouleau, Hugo Théoret, Barry J Bedell, Cecilia Flores, Marco Leyton
The axon guidance cue receptor DCC plays a critical role in the organization of mesocorticolimbic pathways in rodents. To investigate whether this occurs in humans, we measured (i) anatomical connectivity between the ventral tegmental area/substantia nigra (SN/VTA) and forebrain targets, (ii) striatal and cortical volumes, and (iii) putatively associated traits and behaviors. To assess translatability, morphometric data were also collected in Dcc haploinsufficient mice.The human volunteers were 20 DCC +/- mutation carriers, 16 DCC +/+ relatives, and 20 DCC +/+ unrelated healthy volunteers (UHV) (28 females)...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710414/combined-influence-of-gelatin-fibre-topography-and-growth-factors-on-cultured-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
#18
Sara Gnavi, Michela Morano, Benedetta Elena Fornasari, Claudio Riccobono, Chiara Tonda-Turo, Marco Zanetti, Gianluca Ciardelli, Giovanna Gambarotta, Isabelle Perroteau, Stefano Geuna, Stefania Raimondo
Nerve guidance channels facilitate nerve regeneration and represent an attractive alternative to nerve graft. Actually, nano- and micro-structured biomaterials for nerve reconstruction have gained much attention, thanks to recent discoveries about topography effects on cell behaviour and morphology. Electrospun fibres have been proposed as filler or structural component for nerve guidance channels, principally due to their similarity with extracellular matrices which facilitate nerve regeneration. Among several tested biomaterials, gelatin has been used to prepare fibres able to support Schwann cell migration and neurite outgrowth...
April 30, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705951/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-signaling-transcriptionally-regulates-the-axon-guidance-cue-slit1
#19
Jung-Lynn Jonathan Yang, Gabriel E Bertolesi, Carrie L Hehr, Jillian Johnston, Sarah McFarlane
Axons sense molecular cues in their environment to arrive at their post-synaptic targets. While many of the molecular cues have been identified, the mechanisms that regulate their spatiotemporal expression remain elusive. We examined here the transcriptional regulation of the guidance gene slit1 both in vitro and in vivo by specific fibroblast growth factor receptors (Fgfrs). We identified an Fgf-responsive 2.3 kb slit1 promoter sequence that recapitulates spatiotemporal endogenous expression in the neural tube and eye of Xenopus embryos...
April 28, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702292/tissue-engineered-spiral-nerve-guidance-conduit-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#20
Wei Chang, Munish B Shah, Paul Lee, Xiaojun Yu
Recently in peripheral nerve regeneration, preclinical studies have shown that the use of nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) with multiple longitudinally channels and intra-luminal topography enhance the functional outcomes when bridging a nerve gap caused by traumatic injury. These features not only provide guidance cues for regenerating nerve, but also become the essential approaches for developing a novel NGC. In this study, a novel spiral NGC with aligned nanofibers and wrapped with an outer nanofibrous tube was first developed and investigated...
April 24, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
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