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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645554/monocrotophos-an-organophosphorus-insecticide-disrupts-the-expression-of-hpnetrin-and-its-receptor-neogenin-during-early-development-in-the-sea-urchin-hemicentrotus-pulcherrimus
#1
Xiaona Zhang, Lei Xu, Hua Tian, Cuicui Wang, Wei Wang, Shaoguo Ru
Netrins, chemotropic guidance cues, can guide the extension of serotonergic axons by binding to netrin receptors during neural development. However, little is known about whether disruption of netrin signaling is involved in the mechanisms by which organophosphorus pesticides affect serotonergic nervous system (SNS) development. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the pesticide monocrotophos (MCP) on the expression patterns of HpNetrin and its receptor neogenin as well as on the intracellular calcium ion (Ca(2+)) levels in Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus (sea urchin) by exposing fertilized embryos to 0, 0...
June 20, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623328/platelet-rich-plasma-induces-post-natal-maturation-of-immature-articular-cartilage-and-correlates-with-loxl1-activation
#2
Yadan Zhang, Ben J Morgan, Rachel Smith, Christopher R Fellows, Catherine Thornton, Martyn Snow, Lewis W Francis, Ilyas M Khan
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate the repair of acute and chronic cartilage damage even though there is no definitive evidence of how this is achieved. Chondrocytes in injured and diseased situations frequently re-express phenotypic biomarkers of immature cartilage so tissue maturation is a potential pathway for restoration of normal structure and function. We used an in vitro model of growth factor-induced maturation to perform a comparative study in order to determine whether PRP can also induce this specific form of remodeling that is characterised by increased cellular proliferation and tissue stiffness...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621421/roles-of-dscam-in-axonal-decussation-and-fasciculation-of-chick-spinal-interneurons
#3
Oksana Cohen, Lilach Vald, Masahito Yamagata, Joshua R Sanes, Avihu Klar
The ventral midline of the embryonic neural tube, the floor plate, has a profound role in guiding axons during embryonic development. Floor plate-derived guidance cues attract or repel axons, depending on the neuronal subtype and developmental stage. Netrin-1 and its receptor, Deleted in Colon Carcinoma (DCC), are the key constituents of commissurral axons guidance cues toward the floor plate. Recent studies have implicated Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule (Dscam) as an additional Netrin-1 receptor. In this study, we examined the role of Dscam in guiding defined spinal dorsal interneuron populations...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576474/netrins-as-prophylactic-targets-in-skeletal-diseases-a-double-edged-sword
#4
REVIEW
Kenta Maruyama, Naoki Takemura, Mikaël M Martino, Takeshi Kondo, Shizuo Akira
The netrin family of proteins are involved in axon guidance during central nervous system development. In vertebrates, two membrane bound forms and five secreted forms of netrin have been reported. In addition to their critical role in neural morphogenesis, a growing number of reports suggest that netrin family proteins also play a role in inflammatory conditions, angiogenesis, and tumorigenesis. In these processes, Unc5 and DCC family proteins serve as receptors of netrin proteins. Recently, it was reported that some netrin family proteins may be involved in the pathogenesis of skeletal diseases including osteoporosis and arthritis...
May 30, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558017/a-dual-strategy-expression-screen-for-candidate-connectivity-labels-in-the-developing-thalamus
#5
Olivia Bibollet-Bahena, Tatsuya Okafuji, Karsten Hokamp, Guy Tear, Kevin J Mitchell
The thalamus or "inner chamber" of the brain is divided into ~30 discrete nuclei, with highly specific patterns of afferent and efferent connectivity. To identify genes that may direct these patterns of connectivity, we used two strategies. First, we used a bioinformatics pipeline to survey the predicted proteomes of nematode, fruitfly, mouse and human for extracellular proteins containing any of a list of motifs found in known guidance or connectivity molecules. Second, we performed clustering analyses on the Allen Developing Mouse Brain Atlas data to identify genes encoding surface proteins expressed with temporal profiles similar to known guidance or connectivity molecules...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548939/netrin-1-promotes-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-via-the-receptor-neogenin-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#6
Kai Yin, Linjun Wang, Xuan Zhang, Zhongyuan He, Yiwen Xia, Jianghao Xu, Song Wei, Bowen Li, Zheng Li, Guangli Sun, Qing Li, Hao Xu, Zekuan Xu
Netrin-1 is a laminin-related protein found to promote proliferation and invasion in multiple types of cancers. Recent studies have identified the function role of netrin-1 in several cancers; however, the influence of netrin-1 in human gastric cancer(GC) remains largely unknown. In this study, we found netrin-1 was upregulated in human GC tissues, where its expression correlated inversely with cancer stage and lymph node metastasis. We detected netrin-1 and its receptor knockdown significantly suppressed GC cells proliferation and invasion, while overexpression netrin-1 reversed these effects...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534940/the-wnt-regulator-sfrp4-inhibits-mesothelioma-cell-proliferation-migration-and-antagonizes-wnt3a-via-its-netrin-like-domain
#7
Vanathi Perumal, Arun M Dharmarajan, Simon A Fox
Secreted frizzled related proteins (SFRPs) are a family of Wnt regulators which are frequently downregulated in cancers. In malignant mesothelioma (MM), downregulation of SFRP4 has been reported as a mechanism which contributes to aberrant activation of oncogenic Wnt signaling. Here we investigated the biological consequences of SFRP4 in two mesothelioma cell models where this protein is downregulated. We used recombinant SFRP4 and transient overexpression to study changes in proliferation, migration and downstream signaling...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527715/influence-of-netrin-1-on-reinnervation-of-laryngeal-muscles-following-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury
#8
Ignacio Hernandez-Morato, Shira Koss, Sansar Sharma, Michael J Pitman
Following recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, recovery results in poor functional restitution of the paralyzed vocal fold. Netrin-1 has been found to be upregulated in the rat posterior cricoarytenoid muscle (PCA) during nerve regeneration. We evaluated the effect of ectopic Netrin-1 in the PCA during RLN reinnervation. The right RLN was transected and Netrin-1 was injected into the PCA (2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20μg/ml). At 7 days post injury fluorescent retrograde tracer was injected into the PCA and Thyroarytenoid (TA) muscles...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526701/netrin-1-preserves-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-through-deleted-in-colorectal-cancer-focal-adhesion-kinase-rhoa-signaling-pathway-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
#9
Zongyi Xie, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Cesar Reis, Lei Huang, Weifeng Wan, Jiping Tang, Yuan Cheng, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND: Netrin-1 (NTN-1) has been established to be a novel intrinsic regulator of blood-brain barrier (BBB) maintenance. This study was carried out to investigate the potential roles of exogenous NTN-1 in preserving BBB integrity after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) as well as the underlying mechanisms of its protective effects. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 309 male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to an endovascular perforation model of SAH...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521119/netrin-mediated-axon-guidance-to-the-cns-midline-revisited
#10
Randal A Hand, Alex L Kolodkin
Varadarajan et al. (2017)-in this issue of Neuron-and Dominici et al. (2017)-published online at Nature-independently show that floor plate-derived netrin-1 is dispensable for commissural neuron axon guidance to the CNS midline during development.
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501620/molecular-characterization-of-netrin-1-and-app-receptor-binding-new-leads-to-block-the-progression-of-senile-plaques-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Franck Borel, Fanny Marzocca, Jean-Guy Delcros, Nicolas Rama, Patrick Mehlen, Jean-Luc Ferrer
Alzheimer's disease is a growing concern in the context of the increasing lifespan of the populations. The work presented here is part of the fight against this threat. It supports a therapeutic approach to reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's disease, taking advantage of the specific binding of several domains of Netrin-1 to the β-amyloid precursor protein. This basic knowledge shall then be used to predict, design or characterize lead compounds that may in turn inhibit/delay Alzheimer's disease's progression, extending the therapeutic offer of the other leads already being investigated in this line...
May 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489749/association-between-pax7-and-ntn1-gene-polymorphisms-and-nonsyndromic-orofacial-clefts-in-a-northern-chinese-population
#12
Qiang Guo, Dongmei Li, Xiangbiao Meng, Tingting Liu, Jinna Shi, Yanru Hao, Xiaohui Jiao, Kewen Lv, Tenglong Hu, Tao Song
BACKGROUND: Nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (NSOC) are the most common orofacial congenital defect with a complex etiology. Genome-wide association studies have identified paired box protein 7 (PAX7) and netrin-1 (NTN1) as candidate susceptibility genes for NSOC in both European and Asian populations. Here, possible associations between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in or near PAX7 and NTN1 were investigated in relation to risk of NSOC in a northern Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 602 individuals with NSOC and 510 controls were recruited from northern China...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489275/recent-drug-therapies-for-corneal-neovascularization
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REVIEW
Xinyao Liu, Shurong Wang, Xuanzhong Wang, Jiaming Liang, Yan Zhang
Corneal neovascularization (CNV) is a common pathological change in ocular surface diseases. It is not only the factor that affects vision but also the main cause for corneal graft failure. Based on the mechanism of CNV, many achievements have been developed to suppress the formation of CNV. There are certain novel drugs such as aflibercept, gold nanoparticles, and netrins which provide us with new clues to treat CNV. However, we still need to develop more effective therapeutic drugs. It is of great significance to develop new effective drugs to suppress the occurrence of CNV...
May 10, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483977/uncoupling-of-unc5c-with-polymerized-tubb3-in-microtubules-mediates-netrin-1-repulsion
#14
Qiangqiang Shao, Tao Yang, Huai Huang, Farrah Alarmanazi, Guofa Liu
Modulation of microtubule (MT) dynamics is a key event of cytoskeleton remodeling in the growth cone (GC) during axon outgrowth and pathfinding. Our previous studies have shown that the direct interaction of netrin receptor DCC and DSCAM with polymerized TUBB3, a neuron-specific MT subunit in the brain, is required for netrin-1-mediated axon outgrowth, branching, and attraction. Here, we show that uncoupling of polymerized TUBB3 with netrin-1-repulsive receptor UNC5C is involved in netrin-1-mediated axonal repulsion...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475012/the-role-of-sox6-and-netrin-1-in-ovarian-cancer-cell-growth-invasiveness-and-angiogenesis
#15
Yi Li, Ming Xiao, Fangchun Guo
SOX6 plays important roles in cell proliferation, differentiation, and cell fate determination. It has been confirmed that SOX6 is a tumor suppressor and downregulated in various cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and chronic myeloid leukemia. Netrin-1 is highly expressed in various human cancers and acts as an anti-apoptotic and proangiogenic factor to drive tumorigenesis. The role of SOX6 and netrin-1 in regulating the growth of ovarian tumor cells still remains unclear...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445456/floor-plate-derived-netrin-1-is-dispensable-for-commissural-axon-guidance
#16
Chloé Dominici, Juan Antonio Moreno-Bravo, Sergi Roig Puiggros, Quentin Rappeneau, Nicolas Rama, Pauline Vieugue, Agns Bernet, Patrick Mehlen, Alain Chédotal
Netrin-1 is an evolutionarily conserved, secreted extracellular matrix protein involved in axon guidance at the central nervous system midline. Netrin-1 is expressed by cells localized at the central nervous system midline, such as those of the floor plate in vertebrate embryos. Growth cone turning assays and three-dimensional gel diffusion assays have shown that netrin-1 can attract commissural axons. Loss-of-function experiments further demonstrated that commissural axon extension to the midline is severely impaired in the absence of netrin-1 (refs 3, 7, 8, 9)...
May 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443497/netrin-1-in-cancer-potential-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target
#17
REVIEW
Umut Kefeli, Aysegul Ucuncu Kefeli, Devrim Cabuk, Ulas Isik, Alper Sonkaya, Ozgur Acikgoz, Ercan Ozden, Kazim Uygun
Netrin-1, a laminin-related protein, is known to be involved in the nervous system development. Recently, Netrin-1's involvement in other processes such as cell adhesion, motility, proliferation, and differentiation that are important for the development of epithelial tissues has been described. In addition, Netrin-1 and its receptors, deleted in colorectal cancer and uncoordinated-5 homolog, have been linked to apoptosis and angiogenesis. Since these properties are essential for tumor development, Netrin-1 and its receptors have been reported to promote tumorigenesis in many types of cancers...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438858/functional-roles-of-netrin-1-in-osteoblast-differentiation
#18
Tsuyoshi Sato, Shoichiro Kokabu, Yuichiro Enoki, Naoki Hayashi, Masahito Matsumoto, Mitsuhiko Nakahira, Masashi Sugasawa, Tetsuya Yoda
AIM: Recent studies have demonstrated that netrin-1 plays a vital role in bone metabolism. Previous studies have shown that osteoblasts produce netrin-1 which affects osteoclast differentiation. However, the role of netrin-1 in osteoblast differentiation is not well understood. In this study, we explored the roles of netrin-1 in osteoblasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), RNA interference for netrin receptors, the generation of netrin-1 plasmid, transfection of plasmids, and cell proliferation assay were performed...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434801/netrin1-produced-by-neural-progenitors-not-floor-plate-cells-is-required-for-axon-guidance-in-the-spinal-cord
#19
Supraja G Varadarajan, Jennifer H Kong, Keith D Phan, Tzu-Jen Kao, S Carmen Panaitof, Julie Cardin, Holger Eltzschig, Artur Kania, Bennett G Novitch, Samantha J Butler
Netrin1 has been proposed to act from the floor plate (FP) as a long-range diffusible chemoattractant for commissural axons in the embryonic spinal cord. However, netrin1 mRNA and protein are also present in neural progenitors within the ventricular zone (VZ), raising the question of which source of netrin1 promotes ventrally directed axon growth. Here, we use genetic approaches in mice to selectively remove netrin from different regions of the spinal cord. Our analyses show that the FP is not the source of netrin1 directing axons to the ventral midline, while local VZ-supplied netrin1 is required for this step...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389207/netrin-1-improves-the-amyloid-%C3%AE-mediated-suppression-of-memory-and-synaptic-plasticity
#20
Mohammad Shabani, Masoud Haghani, Parisa Esmaeili Tazangi, Mahnaz Bayat, Seyed Mostafa Shid Moosavi, Hoda Ranjbar
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of netrin-1 (NT-1) on amyloid-beta (Aβ)-induced impairments in learning-memory and synaptic plasticity. The NT-1 or its vehicle was administered four times into the Aβ+NT or Aβ+V groups, respectively. The Aβ+SNT group received a single dose of NT-1. The Aβ+HNT group received heat-inactivated NT-1. For the learning-memory and synaptic plasticity assessment, field potentials recording and behavioral experiment were used. Bilateral injection of Aβ1-42 inhibits induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) and decreased memory performance in all the behavioral tasks...
April 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
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