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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327175/microrna-30c-as-a-novel-diagnostic-biomarker-for-primary-and-secondary-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-cns
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Alexander Baraniskin, Monika Chomiak, Guido Ahle, Thomas Gress, Malte Buchholz, Michael Turewicz, Martin Eisenacher, Michelle Margold, Uwe Schlegel, Wolff Schmiegel, Stephan Hahn, Roland Schroers
Primary lymphomas of the central nervous system (PCNSL) are highly aggressive tumors affecting exclusively the CNS, meninges, and eyes. PCNSL must be separated from secondary spread of systemic lymphoma to the CNS (SCNSL), which may occur at diagnosis or relapse of systemic lymphomas. At present, there are no valid methods to distinguish PCNSL from SCNSL based on tumor biopsy because of similar histological presentation. However, SCNSL and PCNSL are different in terms of prognosis and adequate therapy protocols...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317443/a-mutation-in-ccdc39-causes-neonatal-hydrocephalus-with-abnormal-motile-cilia-development-in-mice
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Zakia Abdelhamed, Shawn M Vuong, Lauren Hill, Crystal Shula, Andrew Timms, David Beier, Kenneth Campbell, Francesco T Mangano, Rolf W Stottmann, June Goto
Pediatric hydrocephalus is characterized by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and is one of the most common congenital brain abnormalities. However, little is known about the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating CSF flow in the developing brain. Through whole-genome sequencing analysis, we report that a homozygous splice site mutation in coiled-coil domain containing 39 (Ccdc39) is responsible for early postnatal hydrocephalus in the progressive hydrocephalus (prh) mouse mutant. Ccdc39 is selectively expressed in embryonic choroid plexus and ependymal cells on the medial wall of the forebrain ventricle, and the protein is localized to the axoneme of motile cilia...
January 9, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315225/fm19g11-and-ependymal-progenitor-stem-cell-combinatory-treatment-enhances-neuronal-preservation-and-oligodendrogenesis-after-severe-spinal-cord-injury
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Ana Alastrue-Agudo, Francisco Javier Rodriguez-Jimenez, Eric López Mocholi, Francesca De Giorgio, Slaven Erceg, Victoria Moreno-Manzano
Spinal cord injury (SCI) suffers from a lack of effective therapeutic strategies. We have previously shown that individual therapeutic strategies, transplantation of ependymal stem/progenitor cells of the spinal cord after injury (epSPCi) or FM19G11 pharmacological treatment, induce moderate functional recovery after SCI. Here, the combination of treatments has been assayed for functional and histological analysis. Immediately after severe SCI, one million epSPCi were intramedullary injected, and the FM19G11 compound or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) (as the vehicle control) was administrated via intrathecal catheterization...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280334/retroperitoneal-ectopic-brain-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Cristina Díaz Del Arco, Luis Ortega Medina, Issa Subhi-Issa Ahmad
Heterotopic neural tissue (HNT) has been identified in many sites. In our literature review, we have found only two cases of HNT located in the retroperitoneum. As far as we know, cytological features of HNT have not been described. We here report a case of retroperitoneal HNT diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and subsequent resection. Our patient was a male infant born at 26 weeks' gestation. A retroperitoneal solid-cystic lesion measuring 3.8 cm was identified by abdominal ultrasound. FNA was performed and cytology showed highly cellular smears with single cells and masses of fibrillary material...
December 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244804/conditional-knockout-mice-for-the-distal-appendage-protein-cep164-reveal-its-essential-roles-in-airway-multiciliated-cell-differentiation
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Saul S Siller, Himanshu Sharma, Shuai Li, June Yang, Yong Zhang, Michael J Holtzman, Wipawee Winuthayanon, Holly Colognato, Bernadette C Holdener, Feng-Qian Li, Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Multiciliated cells of the airways, brain ventricles, and female reproductive tract provide the motive force for mucociliary clearance, cerebrospinal fluid circulation, and ovum transport. Despite their clear importance to human biology and health, the molecular mechanisms underlying multiciliated cell differentiation are poorly understood. Prior studies implicate the distal appendage/transition fiber protein CEP164 as a central regulator of primary ciliogenesis; however, its role in multiciliogenesis remains unknown...
December 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230807/a-comparative-study-of-the-neural-stem-cell-niche-in-the-adult-hypothalamus-of-human-mouse-rat-and-grey-mouse-lemur-microcebus-murinus
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Giuliana Pellegrino, Claire Trubert, Jérémy Terrien, Fabien Pifferi, Danièle Leroy, Anne Loyens, Martine Migaud, Marc Baroncini, Claude-Alain Maurage, Christian Fontaine, Vincent Prévot, Ariane Sharif
The adult brain contains niches of neural stem cells that continuously add new neurons to selected circuits throughout life. Two niches have been extensively studied in various mammalian species including humans, the subventricular zone of the lateral ventricles and the subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. Recently, studies conducted mainly in rodents have identified a third neurogenic niche in the adult hypothalamus. In order to evaluate whether a neural stem cell niche also exists in the adult hypothalamus in humans, we performed multiple immunofluorescence labeling to assess the expression of a panel of neural stem/progenitor cell (NPC) markers (Sox2, nestin, vimentin, GLAST, GFAP) in the human hypothalamus and compared them with the mouse, rat and a non-human primate species, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230638/application-of-the-sodium-hyaluronate-cntf-scaffolds-in-repairing-adult-rat-spinal-cord-injury-and-facilitating-neural-network-formation
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Yabin Xie, Wei Song, Wen Zhao, Yudan Gao, Junkui Shang, Peng Hao, Zhaoyang Yang, Hongmei Duan, Xiaoguang Li
The present study aimed to explore the potential of the sodium hyaluronate-CNTF (ciliary neurotrophic factor) scaffold in activating endogenous neurogenesis and facilitating neural network re-formation after the adult rat spinal cord injury (SCI). After completely cutting and removing a 5-mm adult rat T8 segment, a sodium hyaluronate-CNTF scaffold was implanted into the lesion area. Dil tracing and immunofluorescence staining were used to observe the proliferation, differentiation and integration of neural stem cells (NSCs) after SCI...
December 6, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218861/comparative-expression-patterns-of-sox2-and-sox19-genes-in-the-forebrain-of-developing-and-adult-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus
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Xoana Taboada, Ana Viñas, Fátima Adrio
The turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, belongs to the flatfishes (order Pleuronectiformes), which display substantial asymmetry of the olfactory organs and forebrain. Sox genes code for SRY-related HMG domain-bearing transcription factors involved in various developmental processes. Group B1 Sox genes as Sox2 and Sox19 appear to play major roles in neural development. Here, we characterized by in situ hybridization the developmental expression of Sox2 and Sox19 genes in metamorphic and postmetamorphic specimens and young adults of both sexes...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211732/the-mouse-jhy-gene-regulates-ependymal-cell-differentiation-and-ciliogenesis
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Hilmarie Muniz-Talavera, Jennifer V Schmidt
During the first postnatal week of mouse development, radial glial cells lining the ventricles of the brain differentiate into ependymal cells, undergoing a morphological change from pseudostratified cuboidal cells to a flattened monolayer. Concomitant with this change, multiple motile cilia are generated and aligned on each nascent ependymal cell. Proper ependymal cell development is crucial to forming the brain tissue:CSF barrier, and to the establishment of ciliary CSF flow, but the mechanisms that regulate this differentiation event are poorly understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205171/engineered-core-shell-magnetic-nanoparticle-for-mr-dual-modal-tracking-and-safe-magnetic-manipulation-of-ependymal-cells-in-live-rodents
#10
Yung-Kang Peng, Cathy N P Lui, Yu-Wei Chen, Shang-Wei Chou, Pi-Tai Chou, Ken K L Yung, S C Edman Tsang
Tagging recognition group(s) on superparamagnetic iron oxide is known to aid localisation (imaging), stimulation and separation of biological entities using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic agitation/separation (MAS) techniques. Despite the wide applicability of iron oxide nanoparticles in T 2-weighted MRI and MAS, the quality of the images and safe manipulation of the exceptionally delicate neural cells in a live brain are currently the key challenges. Here, we demonstrate the engineered manganese oxide clusters-iron oxide core-shell nanoparticle as an MR dual-modal contrast agent for neural stem cells (NSCs) imaging and magnetic manipulation in live rodents...
December 5, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204829/spinal-cord-stem-cells-in-their-microenvironment-the-ependyma-as-a-stem-cell-niche
#11
Nicolás Marichal, Cecilia Reali, Omar Trujillo-Cenóz, Raúl E Russo
The ependyma of the spinal cord is currently proposed as a latent neural stem cell niche. This chapter discusses recent knowledge on the developmental origin and nature of the heterogeneous population of cells that compose this stem cell microenviroment, their diverse physiological properties and regulation. The chapter also reviews relevant data on the ependymal cells as a source of plasticity for spinal cord repair.
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204012/use-of-preoperative-ependymal-enhancement-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-brain-as-a-marker-of-grade-of-glioma
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Sumit Sharma, Shashi Kant Jain, Virendra Deo Sinha
Objectives: Neural stem cells within the subventricular zone (SVZ) are thought to be responsible for the origin and the heterogeneous nature of the gliomas. The relationship of the gliomas to the SVZ can be appreciated as ependymal enhancement on contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study evaluates the rate of ependymal enhancement and its association with the histopathological grade of gliomas. Patients and Methods: Seventy-five patients with radiological features of glioma were recruited...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178321/glial-hypothalamic-inhibition-of-glut2-expression-alters-satiety-impacting-eating-behavior
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María J Barahona, Paula Llanos, Antonia Recabal, Kathleen Escobar-Acuña, Roberto Elizondo-Vega, Magdiel Salgado, Patricio Ordenes, Elena Uribe, Fernando J Sepúlveda, Ricardo C Araneda, María A García-Robles
Glucose is a key modulator of feeding behavior. By acting in peripheral tissues and in the central nervous system, it directly controls the secretion of hormones and neuropeptides and modulates the activity of the autonomic nervous system. GLUT2 is required for several glucoregulatory responses in the brain, including feeding behavior, and is localized in the hypothalamus and brainstem, which are the main centers that control this behavior. In the hypothalamus, GLUT2 has been detected in glial cells, known as tanycytes, which line the basal walls of the third ventricle (3V)...
November 27, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170629/dusp16-deficiency-causes-congenital-obstructive-hydrocephalus-and-brain-overgrowth-by-expansion-of-the-neural-progenitor-pool
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Ksenija Zega, Vukasin M Jovanovic, Zagorka Vitic, Magdalena Niedzielska, Laura Knaapi, Marin M Jukic, Juha Partanen, Roland F Friedel, Roland Lang, Claude Brodski
Hydrocephalus can occur in children alone or in combination with other neurodevelopmental disorders that are often associated with brain overgrowth. Despite the severity of these disorders, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying these pathologies and their comorbidity are poorly understood. Here, we studied the consequences of genetically inactivating in mice dual-specificity phosphatase 16 (Dusp16), which is known to negatively regulate mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and which has never previously been implicated in brain development and disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162726/foxj1a-is-expressed-in-ependymal-precursors-controls-central-canal-position-and-is-activated-in-new-ependymal-cells-during-regeneration-in-zebrafish
#15
Ana Ribeiro, Joana F Monteiro, Ana C Certal, Ana M Cristovão, Leonor Saúde
Zebrafish are able to regenerate the spinal cord and recover motor and sensory functions upon severe injury, through the activation of cells located at the ependymal canal. Here, we show that cells surrounding the ependymal canal in the adult zebrafish spinal cord express Foxj1a. We demonstrate that ependymal cells express Foxj1a from their birth in the embryonic neural tube and that Foxj1a activity is required for the final positioning of the ependymal canal. We also show that in response to spinal cord injury, Foxj1a ependymal cells actively proliferate and contribute to the restoration of the spinal cord structure...
November 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157004/vanadium-inhalation-induces-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cell-mgc-alterations-in-a-murine-model
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Silvana Cervantes-Yépez, Lorena Sofía López-Zepeda, Teresa Fortoul
BACKGROUND: Vanadium (V) is a transition metal adhered to suspended particles. Previous studies demonstrated that V inhalation causes oxidative stress in the ependymal epithelium, the choroid plexus on brain lateral ventricles and in the retina. Inhaled-V reaches the eye´s retina through the systemic circulation; however, its effect on the retina has not been widely studied. The Müller glial cell provides support and structure to the retina, facilitates synapses and regulates the microenvironment and neuronal metabolism...
November 20, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124086/the-pediatric-ependymoma-protein-database-pepd
#17
George Th Tsangaris, Athanasios K Anagnostopoulos
Proteomics, through application of modern high-end mass spectrometric (MS) approaches, offers the advantage of in-depth analysis of cancer tissues regarding their protein composition. Pediatric brain tumor malignancies are scarcely approached by modern holistic technologies (e.g. genomics, proteomics) due to rarity of samples and most importantly difficulty in their collection. Ependymoma, is the third most common tumor in children and is thought to arise from ependymal cells in the wall of the cerebral ventricles or the spinal canal...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121947/interleukin-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-fenestrated-capillaries-is-sufficient-to-trigger-sickness-responses-in-mice
#18
J Gabriel Knoll, Stephanie M Krasnow, Daniel L Marks
BACKGROUND: The physiological and behavioral symptoms of sickness, including fever, anorexia, behavioral depression, and weight loss can be both beneficial and detrimental. These sickness responses are triggered by pro-inflammatory cytokines acting on cells within the brain. Previous research demonstrates that the febrile response to peripheral insults depends upon prostaglandin production by vascular endothelial cells, but the mechanisms and specific cell type(s) responsible for other sickness responses remain unknown...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083995/engineered-core-shell-magnetic-nanoparticle-for-mr-dual-modal-tracking-and-safe-magnetic-manipulation-of-ependymal-cells-in-live-rodent
#19
Peng Yung-Kang, Cathy N P Lui, Yu-Wei Chen, Shang-Wei Chou, Chou Pi-Tai, Ken K L Yung, Edman Chi Tsang
Tagging recognition group(s) on superparamagnetic iron oxide is known to aid localization (imaging), stimulation and separation of biological entities using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic agitation/separation (MAS) techniques. Despite the wide applicability of iron oxide nanoparticle in T2-weighted MRI and MAS, the quality of image and safe manipulation of exceptionally delicate neural cells in a live brain are currently the key challenges. Here, we demonstrate the engineered manganese oxide clusters-iron oxide core-shell nanoparticle as a MR dual-modal contrast agent (DMCA) for the applications in neural stem cells imaging and magnetic manipulation in live rodent...
October 30, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081477/hydromyelia-in-a-japanese-black-calf
#20
Konosuke Otomaru, Keisuke Ono, Kenta Wataya, Kohei Akioka, Takaaki Ando, Akira Yabuki, Chikara Kubota, Noriaki Miyoshi, Yasuaki Kawasaki
A Japanese Black calf, manifested by clinical signs of inability to stand and extending hind limbs after birth, was investigated clinically and pathologically. In the neurological inspection, gastrocnemius reflex and patellar tendon reflex of the right hind limb were hyperactive, and gastrocnemius reflex and crossed extension reflex of the left hind limb were also hyperactive. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination showed a cavity in the cord at the area of the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae in T2-weighted imaging...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
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