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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544147/short-term-fasting-promotes-insulin-expression-in-rat-hypothalamus
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Tamara B Dakic, Tanja V Jevdjovic, Mina I Peric, Ivana M Bjelobaba, Milica B Markelic, Bojana S Milutinovic, Iva V Lakic, Nebojsa I Jasnic, Jelena D Djordjevic, Predrag Z Vujovic
In the hypothalamus, insulin takes on many roles involved in energy homeostasis. Therefore the aim of this study was to examine hypothalamic insulin expression during the initial phase of the metabolic response to fasting. Hypothalamic insulin content was assessed by both radioimmunoassay and western blot. The relative expression of insulin mRNA was examined by q PCR. Immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry were used to determine the distribution of insulin immunopositivity in the hypothalamus. After six-hour fasting, both glucose and insulin levels were decreased in serum but not in the cerebrospinal fluid...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521038/ventricular-zone-disruption-in-human-neonates-with-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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James P McAllister, Maria Montserrat Guerra, Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Antonio J Jimenez, Dolores Dominguez-Pinos, Deborah Sival, Wilfred den Dunnen, Diego M Morales, Robert E Schmidt, Esteban M Rodriguez, David D Limbrick
To determine if ventricular zone (VZ) and subventricular zone (SVZ) alterations are associated with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, we compared postmortem frontal and subcortical brain samples from 12 infants with IVH and 3 nonneurological disease controls without hemorrhages or ventriculomegaly. Birth and expiration estimated gestational ages were 23.0-39.1 and 23.7-44.1 weeks, respectively; survival ranges were 0-42 days (median, 2.0 days). Routine histology and immunohistochemistry for neural stem cells (NSCs), neural progenitors (NPs), multiciliated ependymal cells (ECs), astrocytes (AS), and cell adhesion molecules were performed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511899/signaling-pathways-to-and-from-the-hypophysial-pars-tuberalis-an-important-center-for-the-control-of-seasonal-rhythms
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REVIEW
Horst-Werner Korf
Seasonal (circannual) rhythms play an important role for the control of body functions (reproduction, metabolism, immune responses) in nearly all living organisms. Also humans are affected by the seasons with regard to immune responses and mental functions, the seasonal affective disorder being one of the most prominent examples. The hypophysial pars tuberalis (PT), an important interface between the hypophysial pars distalis and neuroendocrine centers in the brain, plays an essential role in the regulation of seasonal functions and may even be the seat of the circannual clock...
May 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502321/cytomegalovirus-in-the-human-dentate-gyrus-and-its-impact-on-neural-progenitor-cells-report-of-two-cases
#4
Ju-Yoon Yoon, Brett Danielson, Derek Mathis, Jason Karamchandani, David G Munoz
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the 2nd and 3rd trimester results in catastrophic CNS abnormalities. This susceptibility is thought to result from the high proportion of neural stem cells in the developing brain. In immunocompromised adults, CNS infection by CMV preferentially affects ependymal surfaces, from where it expands to involve the parenchyma. Experimental models of murine CMV infection demonstrate viral tropism for the dentate gyrus (DG) and subventricular zone, the areas in which adult neurogenesis occurs...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501652/a-new-adenovector-system-for-implementing-thymulin-gene-therapy-for-inflammatory-disorders
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María F Zappa-Villar, Micaela López-León, Joaquín Pardo, Mariana Costa, Rosana Crespo, Mireille Dardenne, Rodolfo G Goya, Paula C Reggiani
Thymulin is a thymic peptide possessing anti-inflammatory effects. In order to manipulate thymulin expression in gene therapy studies, we built a bidirectional regulatable two-vector Tet-Off system and the corresponding control system. The experimental two-vector system, ETV, consists of a recombinant adenovector (RAd) harboring an expression cassette centered on a Tet-Off bidirectional promoter flanked by a synthetic gene for thymulin and the gene for humanized Green Fluorescent Protein (hGFP). The second adenovector of this system, RAd-tTA, constitutively expresses the regulatory protein tTA...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500065/loss-of-mpdz-impairs-ependymal-cell-integrity-leading-to-perinatal-onset-hydrocephalus-in-mice
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Anja Feldner, M Gordian Adam, Fabian Tetzlaff, Iris Moll, Dorde Komljenovic, Felix Sahm, Tobias Bäuerle, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Horst Schroten, Thomas Korff, Ilse Hofmann, Hartwig Wolburg, Andreas von Deimling, Andreas Fischer
Hydrocephalus is a common congenital anomaly. LCAM1 and MPDZ (MUPP1) are the only known human gene loci associated with non-syndromic hydrocephalus. To investigate functions of the tight junction-associated protein Mpdz, we generated mouse models. Global Mpdz gene deletion or conditional inactivation in Nestin-positive cells led to formation of supratentorial hydrocephalus in the early postnatal period. Blood vessels, epithelial cells of the choroid plexus, and cilia on ependymal cells, which line the ventricular system, remained morphologically intact in Mpdz-deficient brains...
May 12, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470423/rat-brain-glucose-transporter-2-insulin-receptor-and-glial-expression-are-acute-targets-of-intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin-risk-factors-for-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
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A Knezovic, A Loncar, J Homolak, U Smailovic, J Osmanovic Barilar, L Ganoci, N Bozina, P Riederer, Melita Salkovic-Petrisic
Accumulated evidence suggests that the insulin-resistant brain state and cerebral glucose hypometabolism might be the cause, rather than the consequence, of the neurodegeneration found in a sporadic Alzheimer's disease (sAD). We have explored whether the insulin receptor (IR) and the glucose transporter-2 (GLUT2), used here as their markers, are the early targets of intracerebroventricularly (icv) administered streptozotocin (STZ) in an STZ-icv rat model of sAD, and whether their changes are associated with the STZ-induced neuroinflammation...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460636/hydrocephalus-due-to-multiple-ependymal-malformations-is-caused-by-mutations-in-the-mpdz-gene
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Pascale Saugier-Veber, Florent Marguet, François Lecoquierre, Homa Adle-Biassette, Fabien Guimiot, Sara Cipriani, Sophie Patrier, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, Alice Goldenberg, Valérie Layet, Yline Capri, Marion Gérard, Thierry Frébourg, Annie Laquerrière
Congenital hydrocephalus is considered as either acquired due to haemorrhage, infection or neoplasia or as of developmental nature and is divided into two subgroups, communicating and obstructive. Congenital hydrocephalus is either syndromic or non-syndromic, and in the latter no cause is found in more than half of the patients. In patients with isolated hydrocephalus, L1CAM mutations represent the most common aetiology. More recently, a founder mutation has also been reported in the MPDZ gene in foetuses presenting massive hydrocephalus, but the neuropathology remains unknown...
May 1, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431387/cypermethrin-toxication-leads-to-histopathological-lesions-and-induces-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-l
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Harun Arslan, Selçuk Özdemir, Serdar Altun
Cypermethrin (Cyp), a known neurotoxic pesticide, is widely used in agricultural applications. In the present study, the aim was to determine the histopathological effects of Cyp toxication and evaluate the activation of inducible nitric oxide synthetase (iNOS) and 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) using an immunofluorescence assay. Thereafter, we identified the expressions of caspase 3, capsase 8, iNOS, and metallothionein 1 (MT1) genes in common carp using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424582/hypothalamic-neurogenesis-as-an-adaptive-metabolic-mechanism
#10
REVIEW
Antonia Recabal, Teresa Caprile, María de Los Angeles García-Robles
In the adult brain, well-characterized neurogenic niches are located in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricles and in the subgranular zone (SGZ) of the hippocampus. In both regions, neural precursor cells (NPCs) share markers of embryonic radial glia and astroglial cells, and in vitro clonal expansion of these cells leads to neurosphere formation. It has also been more recently demonstrated that neurogenesis occurs in the adult hypothalamus, a brain structure that integrates peripheral signals to control energy balance and dietary intake...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421968/chronic-toxicology-studies-of-basal-insulin-peglispro-in-rats-and-dogs-a-novel-pegylated-insulin-lispro-analog-with-a-prolonged-duration-of-action
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Richard A Byrd, Jamie L Blackbourne, Mary Pat Knadler, Albert E Schultze, John L Vahle
Basal insulin peglispro (BIL) consists of insulin lispro with a 20-kDa polyethylene glycol (PEG) moiety covalently attached to lysine B28. Because chronic parenteral administration of PEGylated proteins to animals has sometimes resulted in PEG vacuolation of tissue macrophages, renal tubular cells, and choroid plexus ependymal cells, we investigated whether chronic subcutaneous (sc) injection of BIL in rats (52 weeks) and dogs (39 weeks) was associated with systemic toxicities or other changes, including vacuolation of tissue macrophages, renal tubular cells, and ependymal cells...
April 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413862/a-simple-strategy-for-culturing-morphologically-conserved-rat-hypothalamic-tanycytes
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Pablo Nicolás De Francesco, Daniel Castrogiovanni, Maia Uriarte, Victoria Frassa, Francina Agosti, Jesica Raingo, Mario Perello
Hypothalamic tanycytes are specialized bipolar ependymal cells that line the floor of the third ventricle. Given their strategic location, tanycytes are believed to play several key functions including being a selective barrier and controlling the amount of hypothalamic-derived factors reaching the anterior pituitary. The in vitro culture of these cells has proved to be difficult. Here, we report an improved method for the generation of primary cultures of rat hypothalamic tanycytes. Ependymal cultures were derived from tissue dissected out of the median eminence region of 10-day-old rats and cultured in a chemically defined medium containing DMEM:F12, serum albumin, insulin, transferrin and the antibiotic gentamycin...
April 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373692/a-missense-mutation-in-katnal1-underlies-behavioural-neurological-and-ciliary-anomalies
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G Banks, G Lassi, A Hoerder-Suabedissen, F Tinarelli, M M Simon, A Wilcox, P Lau, T N Lawson, S Johnson, A Rutman, M Sweeting, J E Chesham, A R Barnard, N Horner, H Westerberg, L B Smith, Z Molnár, M H Hastings, R A Hirst, V Tucci, P M Nolan
Microtubule severing enzymes implement a diverse range of tissue-specific molecular functions throughout development and into adulthood. Although microtubule severing is fundamental to many dynamic neural processes, little is known regarding the role of the family member Katanin p60 subunit A-like 1, KATNAL1, in central nervous system (CNS) function. Recent studies reporting that microdeletions incorporating the KATNAL1 locus in humans result in intellectual disability and microcephaly suggest that KATNAL1 may play a prominent role in the CNS; however, such associations lack the functional data required to highlight potential mechanisms which link the gene to disease symptoms...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370142/morphological-study-of-a-connexin-43-gfp-reporter-mouse-highlights-glial-heterogeneity-amacrine-cells-and-olfactory-ensheathing-cells
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Panos Theofilas, Christian Steinhäuser, Martin Theis, Amin Derouiche
Connexin 43 (Cx43) is the main astrocytic connexin and forms the basis of the glial syncytium. The morphology of connexin-expressing cells can be best studied in transgenic mouse lines expressing cytoplasmic fluorescent reporters, since immunolabeling the plaques can obscure the shapes of the individual cells. The Cx43kiECFP mouse generated by Degen et al. (FASEBJ 26:4576, 2012) expresses cytosolic ECFP and has previously been used to establish that Cx43 may not be expressed by all astrocytes within a population, and this can vary in a region-dependent way...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365894/gene-expression-analysis-and-microdialysis-suggest-hypothalamic-triiodothyronine-t3-gates-daily-torpor-in-djungarian-hamsters-phodopus-sungorus
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Jonathan H H Bank, Ceyda Cubuk, Dana Wilson, Eddy Rijntjes, Julia Kemmling, Hanna Markovsky, Perry Barrett, Annika Herwig
Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating seasonal adaptations of mammals. Several studies suggested that reduced availability of 3,3',5-triiodothyronine (T3) in the hypothalamus is required for the physiological adaptation to winter in Djungarian hamsters. We have previously shown that T3 is involved in the regulation of daily torpor, but it remains unclear, whether T3 affects torpor by central or peripheral mechanisms. To determine the effect of T3 concentrations within the hypothalamus in regulating daily torpor, we tested the hypothesis that low hypothalamic T3 metabolism would favour torpor and high T3 concentrations would not...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348798/primary-pyogenic-ventriculitis-caused-by-neisseria-meningitidis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Firza Gronthoud, Ibrahim Hassan, Pippa Newton
Background. Pyogenic ventriculitis is a well-known complication of meningitis, brain abscesses and intraventricular drains. Primary pyogenic ventriculitis is a rare entity and few cases have been described so far. We report the first case of primary pyogenic ventriculitis in an adult caused by Neisseria meningitidis and present an overview of all reported adult primary pyogenic ventriculitis cases in the English literature. Methods. A PubMed search was performed using the terms ependymitis, ventricular empyema, pyocephalus and ventriculitis...
January 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344570/tanycytes-as-regulators-of-seasonal-cycles-in-neuroendocrine-function
#17
REVIEW
Jo E Lewis, Francis J P Ebling
Annual cycles of physiology and behavior are highly prevalent in organisms inhabiting temperate and polar regions. Examples in mammals include changes in appetite and body fat composition, hibernation and torpor, growth of antlers, pelage and horns, and seasonal reproduction. The timing of these seasonal cycles reflects an interaction of changing environmental signals, such as daylength, and intrinsic rhythmic processes: circannual clocks. As neuroendocrine signals underlie these rhythmic processes, the focus of most mechanistic studies has been on neuronal systems in the hypothalamus...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344072/osteopontin-metallothionein-i-ii-interactions-in-experimental-autoimmunune-encephalomyelitis
#18
Hrvoje Jakovac, Tanja Grubić Kezele, Sandra Šućurović, Biserka Mulac-Jeričević, Biserka Radošević-Stašić
Osteopontin (OPN), an extracellular matrix (ECM) glyco-phosphoprotein, plays an important role in autoimmune-mediated demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). As an integrin and CD44 binding protein it participates in bidirectional communication between the ECM and target cells and affects transduction pathways that maintain neuronal and immune cell homeostasis. Its biological activity is also heavily influenced by microenvironment, which stimulates the cleavage of OPN and changes its functions...
March 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336928/expression-of-canine-distemper-virus-receptor-nectin-4-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-dogs
#19
Watanyoo Pratakpiriya, Angeline Ping Ping Teh, Araya Radtanakatikanon, Nopadon Pirarat, Nguyen Thi Lan, Makoto Takeda, Somporn Techangamsuwan, Ryoji Yamaguchi
Canine distemper virus (CDV) exhibits lymphotropic, epitheliotropic, and neurotropic nature, and causes a severe systemic infection in susceptible animals. Initially, signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) expressed on immune cells has been identified as a crucial cellular receptor for CDV. Currently, nectin-4 expressed in epithelia has been shown to be another receptor for CDV. Our previous study demonstrated that neurons express nectin-4 and are infected with CDV. In this study, we investigated the distribution pattern of nectin-4 in various cell types in the canine central nervous system and showed its relation to CDV infection to further clarify the pathology of disease...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336567/sox9-is-an-astrocyte-specific-nuclear-marker-in-the-adult-brain-outside-the-neurogenic-regions
#20
Wei Sun, Adam Cornwell, Jiashu Li, Sisi Peng, M Joana Osorio, Nadia Aalling, Su Wang, Abdellatif Benraiss, Nanhong Lou, Steven A Goldman, Maiken Nedergaard
Astrocytes have in recent years become the focus of intense experimental interest, yet markers for their definitive identification remain both scarce and imperfect. Astrocytes may be recognized as such by their expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein, glutamine synthetase, glutamate transporter 1 (GLT1), aquaporin-4, aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member L1, and other proteins. However, these proteins may all be regulated both developmentally and functionally, restricting their utility. To identify a nuclear marker pathognomonic of astrocytic phenotype, we assessed differential RNA expression by FACS-purified adult astrocytes and, on that basis, evaluated the expression of the transcription factor SOX9 in both mouse and human brain...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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