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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342370/fgf8-signaling-alters-the-osteogenic-cell-fate-in-the-hard-palate
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J Xu, Z Huang, W Wang, X Tan, H Li, Y Zhang, W Tian, T Hu, Y P Chen
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling has been implicated in the regulation of osteogenesis in both intramembranous and endochondral ossifications. In the developing palate, the anterior bony palate forms by direct differentiation of cranial neural crest (CNC)-derived mesenchymal cells, but the signals that regulate the osteogenic cell fate in the developing palate remain unclear. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of FGF signaling in osteogenic fate determination of the palatal mesenchymal cells...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342244/gli2-rescues-delays-in-brain-development-induced-by-kif3a-dysfunction
#2
Jia-Long Chen, Chia-Hsiang Chang, Jin-Wu Tsai
The primary cilium in neural stem cells plays distinct roles in different stages during cortical development. Ciliary dysfunctions in human (i.e., ciliopathy) cause developmental defects in multiple organs, including brain developmental delays, which lead to intellectual disabilities and cognitive deficits. However, effective treatment to this devastating developmental disorder is still lacking. Here, we first investigated the effects of ciliopathy on neural stem cells by knocking down Kif3a, a kinesin II motor required for ciliogenesis, in the neurogenic stage of cortical development by in utero electroporation of mouse embryos...
January 12, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341861/genome-wide-survey-reveals-dynamic-effects-of-folate-supplement-on-dna-methylation-and-gene-expression-during-c2c12-differentiation
#3
Yi Li, Qiang Feng, Miao Guo, Yuding Wang, Yunliang Jiang, Jinyi Xing
Folic acid supplements during pregnancy can prevent neural tube defects and other developmental abnormalities. Here, we explored the effects of folate supplement on gene expression and DNA methylation during C2C12 differentiation. Based on the folic acid concentration, this study comprised three groups: low folate (L), normal folate (N), and high-folate supplement (H). Our analyses revealed that differentiation and the mRNA expression of myogenin in C2C12 cell were enhanced by folic acid, however, the overall methylation percentage in myogenin promoter between different treatment groups was not significantly different (P>0...
January 12, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341434/recombinant-collagen-scaffolds-as-substrates-for-human-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Richard A Que, Janahan Arulmoli, Nancy A Da Silva, Lisa A Flanagan, Szu-Wen Wang
Adhesion to the microenvironment profoundly affects stem cell functions, including proliferation and differentiation, and understanding the interaction of stem cells with the microenvironment is important for controlling their behavior. In this study, we investigated the effects of the integrin binding epitopes GFOGER and IKVAV (natively present in collagen I and laminin, respectively) on human neural stem/progenitor cells (hNSPCs). To test the specificity of these epitopes, GFOGER or IKVAV were placed within the context of recombinant triple-helical collagen III engineered to be devoid of native integrin binding sites...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340168/evolution-of-the-vertebrate-neurocranium-problems-of-the-premandibular-domain-and-the%C3%A2-origin-of-the%C3%A2-trabecula
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Shigeru Kuratani, Per E Ahlberg
The subdivision of the gnathostome neurocranium into an anterior neural crest-derived moiety and a posterior mesodermal moiety has attracted the interest of researchers for nearly two centuries. We present a synthetic scenario for the evolution of this structure, uniting developmental data from living cyclostomes and gnathostomes with morphological data from fossil stem gnathostomes in a common phylogenetic framework. Ancestrally, vertebrates had an anteroposteriorly short forebrain, and the neurocranium was essentially mesodermal; skeletal structures derived from premandibular ectomesenchyme were mostly anterior to the brain and formed part of the visceral arch skeleton...
2018: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339826/using-intracellular-markers-to-identify-a-novel-set-of-surface-markers-for-live-cell-purification-from-a-heterogeneous-hipsc-culture
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Elizabeth J Paik, Alison L O'Neil, Shi-Yan Ng, Chicheng Sun, Lee L Rubin
Human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can provide sources for midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neural progenitors (NPCs) for cell therapy to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, the well-known line-to-cell line variability in the differentiation capacity of individual cell lines needs to be improved for the success of this therapy. To address this issue, we sought to identify mDA NPC specific cell surface markers for fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). Through RNA isolation after sorting for NPCs based on staining for cell-specific transcription factors followed by microarray, we identified two positive cell surface markers (CORIN and CD166) and one negative cell surface marker (CXCR4) for mDA NPC sorting...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339781/draxin-regulates-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-the-postnatal-dentate-gyrus-by-inhibiting-dcc-induced-apoptosis
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Hiroshi Tawarayama, Hirohisa Yamada, Ruhul Amin, Yuiko Morita-Fujimura, Helen M Cooper, Yohei Shinmyo, Masakado Kawata, Shuntaro Ikawa, Hideaki Tanaka
Hippocampal neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG) is controlled by diffusible molecules that modulate neurogenic processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying hippocampal neurogenesis, we investigated the function of draxin, originally identified as a neural chemorepellent, in the regulation of neuronal survival in the DG. Draxin was expressed in Tbr2 (+) late progenitors and NeuroD1 (+) neuroblasts in the dentate granule cell lineage, whereas expression of its receptor DCC (deleted in colorectal cancer) was mainly detectable in neuroblasts...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339535/functional-changes-of-ampa-responses-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neural-progenitors-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Venkat Swaroop Achuta, Tommi Möykkynen, Ulla-Kaisa Peteri, Giorgio Turconi, Claudio Rivera, Kari Keinänen, Maija L Castrén
Altered neuronal network formation and function involving dysregulated excitatory and inhibitory circuits are associated with fragile X syndrome (FXS). We examined functional maturation of the excitatory transmission system in FXS by investigating the response of FXS patient-derived neural progenitor cells to the glutamate analog (AMPA). Neural progenitors derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines generated from boys with FXS had augmented intracellular Ca2+ responses to AMPA and kainate that were mediated by Ca2+-permeable AMPA receptors (CP-AMPARs) lacking the GluA2 subunit...
January 16, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339004/differential-activation-of-brain-areas-in-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder-during-tasks-of-manual-dexterity-an-ale-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
I Fuelscher, K Caeyenberghs, P G Enticott, J Williams, J Lum, C Hyde
Recent neuroimaging studies have reported atypical neural activation in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) during tasks assessing manual dexterity. However, small sample sizes and subtle differences in task parameters have led to inconsistent findings, rendering interpretation difficult. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to quantitatively summarize this body of evidence using activation likelihood estimation (ALE) analysis to identify reliable regions of differential neural activation in children with DCD, compared to age-matched controls...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338823/relationship-of-methylation-within-upper-stream-region-of-transcription-starts-site-of-hoxa5-gene-with-neural-tube-defects
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Ji Zhang, Tian Tian, De Qing Yi, Lin Lin Wang, Ai Guo Ren
Objective To investigate the relationship between the methylation level of transcription starts site (TSS) upper stream of homeobox gene and the neural tube defects (NTDs). Methods A case-control study of two stages was designed. In the first stage,10 cases and 8 controls were extracted,in whom Illumina Infinium Human Methylation 450 k genome-wide beadchip was used for the quantification of DNA methylation levels of brain and spinal tissue. In the second stage,differentially methylated region within HOXA5 gene was detected with a larger numbers of samples (52 cases and 23 controls)...
December 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338494/neural-correlates-of-response-inhibition-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-during-acute-vs-remitted-phase
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Juliane Kopf, Stefan Glöckner, Martin Schecklmann, Thomas Dresler, Michael M Plichta, Julia Veeh, Sarah Kittel-Schneider, Andreas Reif
OBJECTIVE: Elevated behavioral impulsivity has been shown to be a core feature of bipolar disorder. However, no study has so far investigated impulsivity-related brain activation in patients with BD during acute vs. remitted phase. To address the question whether elevated behavioural impulsivity and its differential neural pathways is a state or trait marker of BD, we employed a combined stop-signal-go/nogo task in 30 controls, 37 depressed and 15 remitted patients who were retested. METHODS: Frontal brain activation was recorded using near-infrared spectroscopy...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338033/intermittent-low-dose-carbon-monoxide-exposure-enhances-survival-and-dopaminergic-differentiation-of-human-neural-stem-cells
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Nanna Dreyer-Andersen, Ana Sofia Almeida, Pia Jensen, Morad Kamand, Justyna Okarmus, Tine Rosenberg, Stig Düring Friis, Alberto Martínez Serrano, Morten Blaabjerg, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Troels Skrydstrup, Jan Bert Gramsbergen, Helena L A Vieira, Morten Meyer
Exploratory studies using human fetal tissue have suggested that intrastriatal transplantation of dopaminergic neurons may become a future treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease. However, the use of human fetal tissue is compromised by ethical, regulatory and practical concerns. Human stem cells constitute an alternative source of cells for transplantation in Parkinson's disease, but efficient protocols for controlled dopaminergic differentiation need to be developed. Short-term, low-level carbon monoxide (CO) exposure has been shown to affect signaling in several tissues, resulting in both protection and generation of reactive oxygen species...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337348/expression-of-the-purine-biosynthetic-enzyme-phosphoribosyl-formylglycinamidine-synthase-fgams-in-neurons
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Colleen A Mangold, Pamela J Yao, Mei Du, Willard M Freeman, Stephen J Benkovic, Moriah L Szpara
Purines are metabolic building blocks essential for all living organisms on earth. De novo purine biosynthesis occurs in the brain and appears to play important roles in neural development. Phosphoribosyl formylglycinamidine synthase (FGAMS, also known as PFAS or FGARAT), a core enzyme involved in the de novo synthesis of purines, may play alternative roles in viral pathogenesis. To date, no thorough investigation of the endogenous expression and localization of de novo purine biosynthetic enzymes has been conducted in human neurons or in virally infected cells...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337120/deriving-dorsal-spinal-sensory-interneurons-from-human-pluripotent-stem%C3%A2-cells
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Sandeep Gupta, Daniel Sivalingam, Samantha Hain, Christian Makkar, Enrique Sosa, Amander Clark, Samantha J Butler
Cellular replacement therapies for neurological conditions use human embryonic stem cell (hESC)- or induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons to replace damaged or diseased populations of neurons. For the spinal cord, significant progress has been made generating the in-vitro-derived motor neurons required to restore coordinated movement. However, there is as yet no protocol to generate in-vitro-derived sensory interneurons (INs), which permit perception of the environment. Here, we report on the development of a directed differentiation protocol to derive sensory INs for both hESCs and hiPSCs...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336791/robust-inertia-free-attitude-takeover-control-of-postcapture-combined-spacecraft-with-guaranteed-prescribed-performance
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Jianjun Luo, Caisheng Wei, Honghua Dai, Zeyang Yin, Xing Wei, Jianping Yuan
In this paper, a robust inertia-free attitude takeover control scheme with guaranteed prescribed performance is investigated for postcapture combined spacecraft with consideration of unmeasurable states, unknown inertial property and external disturbance torque. Firstly, to estimate the unavailable angular velocity of combination accurately, a novel finite-time-convergent tracking differentiator is developed with a quite computationally achievable structure free from the unknown nonlinear dynamics of combined spacecraft...
January 11, 2018: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335825/application-of-artificial-intelligence-using-a-convolutional-neural-network-for-detecting-gastric-cancer-in-endoscopic-images
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Toshiaki Hirasawa, Kazuharu Aoyama, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Soichiro Ishihara, Satoki Shichijo, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Tatsuya Ohnishi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Keigo Matsuo, Junko Fujisaki, Tomohiro Tada
BACKGROUND: Image recognition using artificial intelligence with deep learning through convolutional neural networks (CNNs) has dramatically improved and been increasingly applied to medical fields for diagnostic imaging. We developed a CNN that can automatically detect gastric cancer in endoscopic images. METHODS: A CNN-based diagnostic system was constructed based on Single Shot MultiBox Detector architecture and trained using 13,584 endoscopic images of gastric cancer...
January 15, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335819/nmda-receptor-glun2-subtypes-control-epileptiform-events-in-the-hippocampus
#17
Pradeep Punnakkal, Deity Dominic
NMDA receptors (NMDARs) play a key role in synaptic plasticity and excitotoxicity. Subtype-specific role of NMDAR in neural disorders is an emerging area. Recent studies have revealed that mutations in NMDARs are a cause for epilepsy. Hippocampus is a known focal point for epilepsy. In hippocampus, expression of the NMDAR subtypes GluN1/GluN2A and GluN1/GluN2B is temporally regulated. However, the pharmacological significance of these subtypes is not well understood in epileptic context/models. To investigate this, epilepsy was induced in hippocampal slices by the application of artificial cerebrospinal fluid that contained high potassium but no magnesium...
January 15, 2018: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335608/n6-methyladenosine-rna-modification-regulates-embryonic-neural-stem-cell-self-renewal-through-histone-modifications
#18
Yang Wang, Yue Li, Minghui Yue, Jun Wang, Sandeep Kumar, Robert J Wechsler-Reya, Zhaolei Zhang, Yuya Ogawa, Manolis Kellis, Gregg Duester, Jing Crystal Zhao
Internal N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification is widespread in messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and is catalyzed by heterodimers of methyltransferase-like protein 3 (Mettl3) and Mettl14. To understand the role of m6A in development, we deleted Mettl14 in embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs) in a mouse model. Phenotypically, NSCs lacking Mettl14 displayed markedly decreased proliferation and premature differentiation, suggesting that m6A modification enhances NSC self-renewal. Decreases in the NSC pool led to a decreased number of late-born neurons during cortical neurogenesis...
January 15, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335508/label-free-high-resolution-multi-modal-light-microscopy-for-discrimination-of-live-stem-cell-differentiation-status
#19
Jing Zhang, Emilia Moradi, Michael G Somekh, Melissa L Mather
A label-free microscopy method for assessing the differentiation status of stem cells is presented with potential application for characterization of therapeutic stem cell populations. The microscopy system is capable of characterizing live cells based on the use of evanescent wave microscopy and quantitative phase contrast (QPC) microscopy. The capability of the microscopy system is demonstrated by studying the differentiation of live immortalised neonatal mouse neural stem cells over a 15 day time course...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335248/fast-neurogenesis-from-carotid-body-quiescent-neuroblasts-accelerates-adaptation-to-hypoxia
#20
Verónica Sobrino, Patricia González-Rodríguez, Valentina Annese, José López-Barneo, Ricardo Pardal
Unlike other neural peripheral organs, the adult carotid body (CB) has a remarkable structural plasticity, as it grows during acclimatization to hypoxia. The CB contains neural stem cells that can differentiate into oxygen-sensitive glomus cells. However, an extended view is that, unlike other catecholaminergic cells of the same lineage (sympathetic neurons or chromaffin cells), glomus cells can divide and thus contribute to CB hypertrophy. Here, we show that O2-sensitive mature glomus cells are post-mitotic...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Reports
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