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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
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Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088038/evidence-of-functional-duplicity-of-nestin-expression-in-the-adult-mouse-midbrain
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Parisa Farzanehfar, Shi Sheng Lu, Anupa Dey, Dharshani Musiienko, Hamzah Baagil, Malcolm K Horne, Tim D Aumann
Whether or not neurogenesis occurs in the adult substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) is an important question relevant for developing better treatments for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although controversial, it is generally believed that dividing cells here remain undifferentiated or differentiate into glia, not neurons. However, there is a suggestion that Nestin-expressing neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the adult SNc have a propensity to differentiate into neurons, which we sought to confirm in the present study...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069794/brain-ventriculomegaly-in-down-syndrome-mice-is-caused-by-pcp4-dose-dependent-cilia-dysfunction
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Matthieu Raveau, Takashi Nakahari, Sachie Asada, Keiichi Ishihara, Kenji Amano, Atsushi Shimohata, Haruhiko Sago, Kazuhiro Yamakawa
Down syndrome is a leading cause of congenital intellectual disability caused by an additional copy of the chromosome 21. Patients display physiological and morphological changes affecting the brain and its function. Previously we showed that Ts1Cje and Ts2Cje, Down syndrome mouse models carrying overlapping trisomic segments of different length, show similar ventriculomegaly and neurogenesis dysfunction leading to the hypothesis of a cause-consequence relationship between these phenotypes. However, we here discovered that Ts1Rhr Down syndrome model, carrying an even shorter trisomic segment, was sufficient to trigger ventricular enlargement and ependymal cilia beating deficiency without affecting neurogenesis...
January 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067220/bi-and-uniciliated-ependymal-cells-define-continuous-floor-plate-derived-tanycytic-territories
#4
Zaman Mirzadeh, Yael Kusne, Maria Duran-Moreno, Elaine Cabrales, Sara Gil-Perotin, Christian Ortiz, Bin Chen, Jose Manuel Garcia-Verdugo, Nader Sanai, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
Multiciliated ependymal (E1) cells line the brain ventricles and are essential for brain homeostasis. We previously identified in the lateral ventricles a rare ependymal subpopulation (E2) with only two cilia and unique basal bodies. Here we show that E2 cells form a distinct biciliated epithelium extending along the ventral third into the fourth ventricle. In the third ventricle floor, apical profiles with only primary cilia define an additional uniciliated (E3) epithelium. E2 and E3 cells' ultrastructure, marker expression and basal processes indicate that they correspond to subtypes of tanycytes...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042664/well-formed-cerebellum-and-brainstem-like-structures-in-a-mature-ovarian-teratoma-neuropathological-observations
#5
Masayuki Shintaku 新宅雅幸, Toshiko Sakuma, Chiho Ohbayashi, Motoyoshi Maruo
In the surgical case of a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary that arose in a 16-year-old girl, a large amount of well-differentiated and highly organized cerebellar tissue was found. Three layers of the cerebellar cortex were well formed, and synaptophysin-positive "glomeruli" were found in the granule cell layer. Some Purkinje cells exhibited focal expansion and a dysmorphic appearance of the dendrites. Adjacent to the cerebellar tissue, a large space lined by the ependymal layer and a club-shaped CNS tissue mass resembling the brainstem were found, and structures reminiscent of the midbrain tectum and pontine nuclei were distinguished within this mass...
January 2, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978530/aquaporin-water-channels-and-hydrocephalus
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Alan S Verkman, Lukmanee Tradtrantip, Alex J Smith, Xiaoming Yao
The aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of water-transporting proteins that are broadly expressed in mammalian cells. Two AQPs in the central nervous system, AQP1 and AQP4, might play a role in hydrocephalus and are thus potential drug targets. AQP1 is expressed in the ventricular-facing membrane of choroid plexus epithelial cells, where it facilitates the secretion of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). AQP4 is expressed in astrocyte foot processes and ependymal cells lining ventricles, where it appears to facilitate the transport of excess water out of the brain...
December 16, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974614/snx27-deletion-causes-hydrocephalus-by-impairing-ependymal-cell-differentiation-and-ciliogenesis
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Xin Wang, Ying Zhou, Jian Wang, I-Chu Tseng, Timothy Huang, Yingjun Zhao, Qiuyang Zheng, Yue Gao, Hong Luo, Xian Zhang, Guojun Bu, Wanjin Hong, Huaxi Xu
: Hydrocephalus is a brain disorder derived from CSF accumulation due to defects in CSF clearance. Although dysfunctional apical cilia in the ependymal cell layer are causal to the onset of hydrocephalus, mechanisms underlying proper ependymal cell differentiation are largely unclear. SNX27 is a trafficking component required for normal brain function and was shown previously to suppress γ-secretase-dependent amyloid precursor protein and Notch cleavage. However, it was unclear how SNX27-dependent γ-secretase inhibition could contribute to brain development and pathophysiology...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955673/immunohistochemical-and-in-situ-hybridization-study-of-urate-transporters-glut9-uratv1-abcg2-and-urat1-in-the-murine-brain
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Naoko H Tomioka, Yoshifuru Tamura, Tappei Takada, Shigeru Shibata, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shunya Uchida, Makoto Hosoyamada
BACKGROUND: Uric acid (UA) is known to exert neuroprotective effects in the brain. However, the mechanism of UA regulation in the brain is not well characterized. In our previous study, we described that the mouse urate transporter URAT1 is localized to the cilia and apical surface of ventricular ependymal cells. To further strengthen the hypothesis that UA is transported transcellularly at the ependymal cells, we aimed to assess the distribution of other UA transporters in the murine brain...
December 12, 2016: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931262/glymphatic-distribution-of-csf-derived-apoe-into-brain-is-isoform-specific-and-suppressed-during-sleep-deprivation
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Thiyagaragan M Achariyar, Baoman Li, Weiguo Peng, Philip B Verghese, Yang Shi, Evan McConnell, Abdellatif Benraiss, Tristan Kasper, Wei Song, Takahiro Takana, David M Holtzman, Maiken Nedergaard, Rashid Deane
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a major carrier of cholesterol and essential for synaptic plasticity. In brain, it's expressed by many cells but highly expressed by the choroid plexus and the predominant apolipoprotein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The role of apoE in the CSF is unclear. Recently, the glymphatic system was described as a clearance system whereby CSF and ISF (interstitial fluid) is exchanged via the peri-arterial space and convective flow of ISF clearance is mediated by aquaporin 4 (AQP4), a water channel...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924849/transcriptional-regulation-of-notch1-expression-by-nkx6-1-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-during-ventral-spinal-cord-development
#10
Ying Li, Evangeline Tzatzalos, Kelvin Y Kwan, Martin Grumet, Li Cai
Notch1 signaling plays a critical role in maintaining and determining neural stem/progenitor cell (NSPC) fate, yet the transcriptional mechanism controlling Notch1 specific expression in NSPCs remains incomplete. Here, we show transcription factor Nkx6.1 interacts with a cis-element (CR2, an evolutionarily conserved non-coding fragment in the second intron of Notch1 locus) and regulates the expression of Notch1 in ventral NSPCs of the developing spinal cord. We show that the Notch1 expression is modulated by the interaction of Nkx6...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818355/glucose-transporter-8-immunoreactivity-in-astrocytic-and-microglial-cells-in-subependymal-areas-of-human-brains
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Masato Mashima, Yoichi Chiba, Ryuta Murakami, Naoya Uemura, Koichi Matsumoto, Machi Kawauchi, Kenji Kanenishi, Toshiyuki Hata, Masaki Ueno
Glucose transporter 8 (GLUT8), a glucose/fructose transporter, has been shown to be expressed in neuronal cells in several brain areas. A recent immunohistochemical study has shown the presence of GLUT8 in the cytoplasm of epithelial cells of the choroid plexus and ependymal cells. In this study, localization of GLUT8 in glial cells was investigated using immunohistochemical methods. Immunoreactivity for GLUT8 was observed in cells showing astrocytic or microglial structural features located around the lateral ventricles...
January 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818039/regenerative-potential-of-ependymal-cells-for-spinal-cord-injuries-over-time
#12
Xiaofei Li, Elisa M Floriddia, Konstantinos Toskas, Karl J L Fernandes, Nicolas Guérout, Fanie Barnabé-Heider
Stem cells have a high therapeutic potential for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). We have shown previously that endogenous stem cell potential is confined to ependymal cells in the adult spinal cord which could be targeted for non-invasive SCI therapy. However, ependymal cells are an understudied cell population. Taking advantage of transgenic lines, we characterize the appearance and potential of ependymal cells during development. We show that spinal cord stem cell potential in vitro is contained within these cells by birth...
November 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810639/combined-polymer-curcumin-conjugate-and-ependymal-progenitor-stem-cell-treatment-enhances-spinal-cord-injury-functional-recovery
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Raquel Requejo-Aguilar, Ana Alastrue-Agudo, Marta Cases-Villar, Eric Lopez-Mocholi, Richard England, María J Vicent, Victoria Moreno-Manzano
Spinal cord injury (SCI) suffers from a lack of effective therapeutic strategies. Animal models of acute SCI have provided evidence that transplantation of ependymal stem/progenitor cells of the spinal cord (epSPCs) induces functional recovery, while systemic administration of the anti-inflammatory curcumin provides neuroprotection. However, functional recovery from chronic stage SCI requires additional enhancements in available therapeutic strategies. Herein, we report on a combination treatment for SCI using epSPCs and a pH-responsive polymer-curcumin conjugate...
October 21, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796638/endogenous-neurogenesis-in-adult-mammals-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Hongmei Duan, Wei Song, Wen Zhao, Yudan Gao, Zhaoyang Yang, Xiaoguang Li
During the whole life cycle of mammals, new neurons are constantly regenerated in the subgranular zone of the dentate gyrus and in the subventricular zone of the lateral ventricles. Thanks to emerging methodologies, great progress has been made in the characterization of spinal cord endogenous neural stem cells (ependymal cells) and identification of their role in adult spinal cord development. As recently evidenced, both the intrinsic and extrinsic molecular mechanisms of ependymal cells control the sequential steps of the adult spinal cord neurogenesis...
December 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753657/a-comparative-immunohistochemical-study-of-epithelial-membrane-antigen-and-nherf1-ebp50-in-the-diagnosis-of-ependymomas
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Aruna Nambirajan, Mehar C Sharma, Madhu Rajeshwari, Aanchal Kakkar, Vaishali Suri, Chitra Sarkar
Ependymomas are gliomas that recapitulate normal ependymal cells. The epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) shows "dot-like" and "ring-like" staining patterns, highlighting "microlumens" or intracytoplasmic rosettes, a pathognomonic ultrastructural feature. NHERF1/EBP50, an adaptor protein localized at the apical plasma membrane of human epithelia, has been found to localize to these microlumens. We aimed to analyze the staining patterns of EMA and EBP50 in ependymomas and other tumors, and thereby compare their diagnostic utility...
October 7, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746040/expression-of-aquaporin-7-and-aquaporin-9-in-tanycyte-cells-and-choroid-plexus-during-mouse-estrus-cycle
#16
A Yaba, B Sozen, B Suzen, N Demir
Tanycytes are special ependymal cells located in the ventrolateral wall and floor of the third ventricle having processes extending nuclei that regulate reproductive functions and around of vessels in median eminance. The aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of transmembrane proteins that transport water and glycerol. AQP-7 and -9 are permeable to other small molecules as glycerol and therefore called aquaglyceroporins. In this study, we aimed to show localization of AQP-7 and -9 in epithelial cells of choroid plexus and tanycytes during female mouse estrus cycle...
October 13, 2016: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722925/wnts-are-expressed-in-the-ependymal-region-of-the-adult-spinal-cord
#17
Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez, Angel Arevalo-Martin, Beatriz Paniagua-Torija, Isidro Ferrer, Francisco J Rodriguez, Daniel Garcia-Ovejero
The Wnt family of proteins plays key roles during central nervous system development and in several physiological processes during adulthood. Recently, experimental evidence has linked Wnt-related genes to regulation and maintenance of stem cells in the adult neurogenic niches. In the spinal cord, the ependymal cells surrounding the central canal form one of those niches, but little is known about their Wnt expression patterns. Using microdissection followed by TaqMan® low-density arrays, we show here that the ependymal regions of young, mature rats and adult humans express several Wnt-related genes, including ligands, conventional and non-conventional receptors, co-receptors, and soluble inhibitors...
October 8, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714686/physiological-functions-of-glial-cell-hemichannels
#18
Juan A Orellana
The brain performs exceptionally complex and dynamic tasks that depend on the coordinated interaction of neurons, glial cells, endothelial cells, pericytes, smooth muscle cells, ependymal cells, and circulating blood cells. Among these cells, glial cells have emerged as crucial protagonists in the regulation of synaptic transmission and neural function. Indeed, these cells express a wide range of receptors that enable them to sense changes in neuronal activity and the microenvironment by responding locally via the release of bioactive molecules known as gliotransmitters...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677351/inhibition-of-hypothalamic-mct1-expression-increases-food-intake-and-alters-orexigenic-and-anorexigenic-neuropeptide-expression
#19
Roberto Elizondo-Vega, Christian Cortés-Campos, María José Barahona, Claudio Carril, Patricio Ordenes, Magdiel Salgado, Karina Oyarce, María de Los Angeles García-Robles
Hypothalamic glucosensing, which involves the detection of glucose concentration changes by brain cells and subsequent release of orexigenic or anorexigenic neuropeptides, is a crucial process that regulates feeding behavior. Arcuate nucleus (AN) neurons are classically thought to be responsible for hypothalamic glucosensing through a direct sensing mechanism; however, recent data has shown a metabolic interaction between tanycytes and AN neurons through lactate that may also be contributing to this process...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620881/the-organic-mercury-compounds-methylmercury-and-ethylmercury-inhibited-ciliary-movement-of-ventricular-ependymal-cells-in-the-mouse-brain-around-the-concentrations-reported-for-human-poisoning
#20
Shigeru Yoshida, Shinsaku Matsumoto, Takuya Kanchika, Teruki Hagiwara, Takeshi Minami
Functions of the nervous system are supported by the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is driven by the ciliary beating of ventricular ependymal cells. The aim of the present study was to examine whether methylmercury (MeHg), a substance with potent neurotoxicity in humans, affects the ciliary movement. The effects of another organic mercury compound, ethylmercury (EtHg), were also assessed for comparison. Toxicity of MeHg or EtHg was evaluated by measuring alterations in the ciliary beat frequency of ependymal cells lining the third ventricle of mouse brain slices...
September 13, 2016: Neurotoxicology
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