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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341901/a-small-peptide-derived-from-bmp-9-can-increase-the-effect-of-bfgf-and-ngf-on-sh-sy5y-cells-differentiation
#1
Marc-Antoine Lauzon, Nathalie Faucheux
The current aging of the world population will increase the number of people suffering from brain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). There are evidence showing that the use of growth factors such as BMP-9 could restored cognitive function as it acts on many AD hallmarks at the same time. However, BMP-9 is a big protein expensive to produce that can hardly access the central nervous system. We have therefore developed a small peptide, SpBMP-9, derived from the knuckle epitope of BMP-9 and showed its therapeutic potential in a previous study...
January 13, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337248/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-epidermal-dendritic-like-cells-in-giant-mudskipper-periophthalmodon-schlosseri
#2
E R Lauriano, C Faggio, G Capillo, N Spanò, M Kuciel, M Aragona, S Pergolizzi
Giant Mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Pallas, 1770), is euryhaline, amphibious, and air-breathing fish. These fishes live in close association to mangrove forests and often spend over 90% of time out of water, in adjacent mudflats. They have developed morphological and physiological adaptations to satisfy their unique lifestyles. The skin is the primary interface between the body and the environment, and has a central role in host defence. The initiation of immune responses to antigens in the vertebrate skin has often been attributed to epidermal Langerhans'cells (LC) that are dendritic cells (DC), antigen-presenting cells (APC) which reside in the epidermis...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315563/kinetic-modeling-of-18-f-vat-a-novel-radioligand-for-pet-imaging-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-vacht-in-nonhuman-primate-brain
#3
Hongjun Jin, Xuyi Yue, Hui Liu, Junbin Han, Hubert Flores, Yi Su, Stanley M Parsons, Joel S Perlmutter, Zhude Tu
Molecular imaging of vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the brain provides an important cholinergic biomarker for the pathophysiology and treatment of dementias including Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, kinetics modeling methods were applied and compared for quantifying regional brain uptake of the VAChT-specific PET radiotracer, ((-)-(1-(-8-(2-fluoroethoxy)-3-hydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)piperidin-4-yl)(4-fluorophenyl)-methanone) ([18 F]VAT) in macaques. Total volume distribution (VT ) estimates were compared for one-tissue compartment model (1TCM), two-tissue compartment model (2TCM), Logan graphic analysis (LoganAIF) and multiple linear analysis (MA1) with arterial blood input function using data from three macaques...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306322/curcumin-attenuates-collagen-induced-inflammatory-response-through-the-gut-brain-axis
#4
Yannong Dou, Jinque Luo, Xin Wu, Zhifeng Wei, Bei Tong, Juntao Yu, Ting Wang, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Yang, Xusheng Yuan, Peng Zhao, Yufeng Xia, Huijuan Hu, Yue Dai
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that oral administration of curcumin exhibited an anti-arthritic effect despite its poor bioavailability. The present study aimed to explore whether the gut-brain axis is involved in the therapeutic effect of curcumin. METHODS: The collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rat model was induced by immunization with an emulsion of collagen II and complete Freund's adjuvant. Sympathetic and parasympathetic tones were measured by electrocardiographic recordings...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305268/long-term-estradiol-17%C3%AE-exposure-decreases-the-cholinergic-innervation-pattern-of-the-pig-ovary
#5
B Jana, K A Meller, M Czajkowska, J Całka
Elevated levels of endogenous estrogens in the course of pathological states of ovaries, as well as xenoestrogens, may lead to hyperestrogenism. It has previously been demonstrated that long-term estradiol-17β (E2) administration in adult gilts affected the population of sympathetic intraovarian nerve fibers. The aim of this study has been to determine the effect of long-term E2 exposure on the cholinergic innervation pattern of porcine ovaries. Intraovarian distribution and the density of nerve fibers immunoreactive (IR) to vesicular acetylocholine transporter (VAChT) and/or neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), somatostatin (SOM) were determined...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288022/variable-expression-of-gfp-in-different-populations-of-peripheral-cholinergic-neurons-of-chatbac-egfp-transgenic-mice
#6
T Christopher Brown, Cherie E Bond, Donald B Hoover
Immunohistochemistry is used widely to identify cholinergic neurons, but this approach has some limitations. To address these problems, investigators developed transgenic mice that express enhanced green fluorescent protein (GFP) directed by the promoter for choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), the acetylcholine synthetic enzyme. Although, it was reported that these mice express GFP in all cholinergic neurons and non-neuronal cholinergic cells, we could not detect GFP in cardiac cholinergic nerves in preliminary experiments...
December 20, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193823/striated-perineal-muscles-location-of-somatic-and-autonomic-neurons-projecting-to-the-male-pig-ischiocavernous-muscle-neurochemical-features-of-the-sympathetic-subset
#7
Maddalena Botti, Luisa Ragionieri, Antonio Cacchioli, Rino Panu, Ferdinando Gazza
The location, number and size of the central and peripheral neurons innervating the ischiocavernous muscle (ICM) were studied in male pigs by means of Fast Blue (FB) retrograde neuronal tracing. Moreover the immunohistochemical properties of the sympathetic ganglia were investigated combining the double immunolabelling method. After injection of FB into the left ICM, a mean number of 245.3±134.9 labelled neurons were found in the ipsilateral ventral horn of the S1-S3 segments of the spinal cord (SC), 129.7±45...
November 29, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167643/post-inflammatory-ileitis-induces-non-neuronal-purinergic-signaling-adjustments-of-cholinergic-neurotransmission-in-the-myenteric-plexus
#8
Cátia Vieira, Fátima Ferreirinha, Maria T Magalhães-Cardoso, Isabel Silva, Patrícia Marques, Paulo Correia-de-Sá
Uncoupling between ATP overflow and extracellular adenosine formation changes purinergic signaling in post-inflammatory ileitis. Adenosine neuromodulation deficits were ascribed to feed-forward inhibition of ecto-5'-nucleotidase/CD73 by high extracellular adenine nucleotides in the inflamed ileum. Here, we hypothesized that inflammation-induced changes in cellular density may also account to unbalance the release of purines and their influence on [(3)H]acetylcholine release from longitudinal muscle-myenteric plexus preparations of the ileum of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-treated rats...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092846/bdnf-overexpression-in-bladder-induces-neuronal-changes-to-mediate-bladder-overactivity
#9
Mahendra Kashyap, Subrata Pore, William C de Groat, Christopher Chermansky, Naoki Yoshimura, Pradeep Tyagi
Elevated levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in urine of overactive bladder (OAB) patients support the association of BDNF with OAB symptoms, but the causality is not known. Here, we investigated the functionality of BDNF overexpression in rat bladder following bladder wall transfection of either BDNF or luciferase transgenes (10µg). A week after transfection, BDNF overexpression in bladder tissue and elevation of urine BDNF levels was observed together with increased transcript of BDNF, its cognate receptors (TrkB & p75NTR) and downstream PLCγ isoforms in bladder...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067693/newly-raised-anti-vacht-and-anti-chat-antibodies-detect-cholinergic-cells-in-chicken-embryos
#10
Tadayoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Kiyomoto, Ryosuke Tadokoro, Yuta Takase, Yoshiko Takahashi
The autonomic nervous system consists of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves, which functionally antagonize each other to control physiology and homeostasis of organs. However, it is largely unexplored how the autonomic nervous system is established during development. In particular, early formation of parasympathetic network remains elusive because of its complex anatomical structure. To distinguish between parasympathetic (cholinergic) and sympathetic (adrenergic) ganglia, vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) and choline O-acetyltransferase (ChAT), proteins associated with acetylcholine synthesis, are known to be useful markers...
October 25, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034290/data-on-the-specificity-of-an-antibody-to-drosophila-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter
#11
Sridhar Boppana, Hakeem O Lawal
The role of the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the regulation of cholinergic neurotransmission has not been fully elucidated. Here we sought to develop a tool for studying vesicular acetylcholine transporter function, and we present data on the validation of our new anti-VAChT antibody. We show that the immunoreactivity of the antibody is not due to an artifact of secondary antibody staining, and we present two additional validation data. First, the peptide epitope used to generate the antibody is able to block the binding of the anti-VAChT antibody in vivo...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901737/melatonin-improves-cognitive-deficits-via-restoration-of-cholinergic-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-scopolamine-induced-amnesia
#12
Bai Hui Chen, Joon Ha Park, Dae Won Kim, Jinseu Park, Soo Young Choi, In Hye Kim, Jeong Hwi Cho, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Jae Chul Lee, Choong-Hyun Lee, In Koo Hwang, Young-Myeong Kim, Bing Chun Yan, Il Jun Kang, Bich Na Shin, Yun Lyul Lee, Myoung Cheol Shin, Jun Hwi Cho, Young Joo Lee, Yong Hwan Jeon, Moo-Ho Won, Ji Hyeon Ahn
Melatonin is known to improve cognitive deficits, and its functions have been studied in various disease models, including Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we investigated effects of melatonin on cognition and the cholinergic system of the septum and hippocampus in a mouse model of scopolamine-induced amnesia. Scopolamine (1 mg/kg) and melatonin (10 mg/kg) were administered intraperitoneally to mice for 2 and 4 weeks. The Morris water maze and passive avoidance tests revealed that both treatments of scopolamine significantly impaired spatial learning and memory; however, 2- and 4-week melatonin treatments significantly improved spatial learning and memory...
September 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865207/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-jugular-superior-vagal-ganglion-in-the-pig
#13
W Sienkiewicz, A Dudek, A Zacharko-Siembida, M Marszałek
The study was carried out on three 4-month old female pigs. All the animals were deeply anesthetized and transcardially perfused with 4% buffered paraformaldehyde (pH 7.4). Left and right superior vagal ganglia (SVG) were collected and processed for immunofluorescence labeling method. The preparations were examined under a Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope equipped with adequate filter block. Neurons forming SVG were round or oval in shape with a round nucleus in the center. The majority of them (52%) were medium (M) (31-50 μm in diameter) while 7% and 41% were small (S) (up to 30μm in diameter) or large (L) (above 50 μm in diameter) in size, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830730/identification-and-distribution-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-neurochemical-markers-in-the-neuroepithelial-cells-of-the-gill-and-the-skin-in-the-giant-mudskipper-periophthalmodon-schlosseri
#14
Giacomo Zaccone, Eugenia Rita Lauriano, Michał Kuciel, Gioele Capillo, Simona Pergolizzi, Alessio Alesci, Atsushi Ishimatsu, Yuen Kwong Ip, Jose M Icardo
Mudskippers are amphibious fishes living in mudflats and mangroves. These fishes hold air in their large buccopharyngeal-opercular cavities where respiratory gas exchange takes place via the gills and higher vascularized epithelium lining the cavities and also the skin epidermis. Although aerial ventilation response to changes in ambient gas concentration has been studied in mudskippers, the localization and distribution of respiratory chemoreceptors, their neurochemical coding and function as well as physiological evidence for the gill or skin as site for O2 and CO2 sensing are currently not known...
August 5, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791334/normal-striatal-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-expression-in-tourette-syndrome
#15
Roger L Albin, Christine Minderovic, Robert A Koeppe
Considerable prior work suggests basal ganglia dysfunction in Tourette syndrome (TS). Analysis of a small number of postmortem specimens suggests deficits of some striatal interneuron populations, including striatal cholinergic interneurons. To assess the integrity of striatal cholinergic interneurons in TS, we used [(18)F]FEOBV positron emission tomography (PET) to quantify striatal vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) expression, a measure of cholinergic terminal density, in human TS and control subjects...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687927/the-distribution-of-cholinergic-neurons-and-their-co-localization-with-fmrfamide-in-central-and-peripheral-neurons-of-the-spider-cupiennius-salei
#16
Ruth Fabian-Fine, Carly M Anderson, Molly A Roush, Jessica A G Johnson, Hongxia Liu, Andrew S French, Päivi H Torkkeli
The spider Cupiennius salei is a well-established model for investigating information processing in arthropod sensory systems. Immunohistochemistry has shown that several neurotransmitters exist in the C. salei nervous system, including GABA, glutamate, histamine, octopamine and FMRFamide, while electrophysiology has found functional roles for some of these transmitters. There is also evidence that acetylcholine (ACh) is present in some C. salei neurons but information about the distribution of cholinergic neurons in spider nervous systems is limited...
July 7, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686790/adipose-stem-cells-enhance-myoblast-proliferation-via-acetylcholine-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-signaling
#17
Roine El-Habta, Paul J Kingham, Ludvig J Backman
INTRODUCTION: In this study we investigated the interaction between adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) and myoblasts in co-culture experiments. METHODS: Specific inductive media were used to differentiate ASCs in vitro into a Schwann cell-like phenotype (differentiated adipose tissue-derived stem cells, or dASCs) and, subsequently, the expression of acetylcholine (ACh)-related machinery was determined. In addition, the expression of muscarinic ACh receptors was examined in denervated rat gastrocnemius muscles...
July 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680159/peptides-derived-from-the-knuckle-epitope-of-bmp-9-induce-the-cholinergic-differentiation-and-inactivate-gsk3beta-in-human-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells
#18
Marc-Antoine Lauzon, Olivier Drevelle, Nathalie Faucheux
The incidence of brain degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease (AD) will increase as the world population ages. While there is presently no known cure for AD and current treatments having only a transient effect, an increasing number of publications indicate that growth factors (GF) may be used to treat AD. GFs like the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), especially BMP-9, affect many aspects of AD. However, BMP-9 is a big protein that cannot readily cross the blood-brain barrier. We have therefore studied the effects of two small peptides derived from BMP-9 (pBMP-9 and SpBMP-9)...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642718/irinotecan-induced-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-is-associated-with-enteric-neuropathy-but-increased-numbers-of-cholinergic-myenteric-neurons
#19
Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Elizabeth L Donald, Ahmed A Rahman, Dean G Campelj, Raquel Abalo, Emma Rybalka, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Gastrointestinal dysfunction is a common side-effect of chemotherapy leading to dose reductions and treatment delays. These side-effects may persist up to 10 years post-treatment. A topoisomerase I inhibitor, irinotecan (IRI), commonly used for the treatment of colorectal cancer, is associated with severe acute and delayed-onset diarrhea. The long-term effects of IRI may be due to damage to enteric neurons innervating the gastrointestinal tract and controlling its functions. Balb/c mice received intraperitoneal injections of IRI (30 mg/kg(-1)) 3 times a week for 14 days, sham-treated mice received sterile water (vehicle) injections...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628197/vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-vacht-overexpression-induces-major-modifications-of-striatal-cholinergic-interneuron-morphology-and-function
#20
Helena Janickova, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado, Salah El Mestikawy, Véronique Bernard
Striatal cholinergic interneurons (CIN) are pivotal for the regulation of the striatal network. Acetylcholine (ACh) released by CIN is centrally involved in reward behavior as well as locomotor or cognitive functions. Recently, BAC transgenic mice expressing channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) protein under the control of the choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) promoter (ChAT-ChR2) and displaying almost 50 extra copies of the VAChT gene were used to dissect cholinergic circuit connectivity and function using optogenetic approaches...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
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