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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667473/harnessing-neuroplasticity-modern-approaches-and-clinical-future
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Andrew Octavian Sasmita, Joshua Kuruvilla, Anna Pick Kiong Ling
Neurological diseases and injuries to the nervous system may cause inadvertent damage to neuronal and synaptic structures. Such phenomenon would catastrophically accumulate, leading to the development of neurological and neurodegenerative disorders which might affect memory, cognition, and motoric functions. The body has various negative feedback systems which are able to induce beneficial neuroplastic changes in mediating some neuronal damage, however, such efforts are often not enough to ameliorate the derogatory changes...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666582/a-novel-approach-to-primary-cell-culture-for-octopus-vulgaris-neurons
#2
Valeria Maselli, Fenglian Xu, Naweed I Syed, Gianluca Polese, Anna Di Cosmo
Octopus vulgaris is a unique model system for studying complex behaviors in animals. It has a large and centralized nervous system made up of lobes that are involved in controlling various sophisticated behaviors. As such, it may be considered as a model organism for untangling the neuronal mechanisms underlying behaviors-including learning and memory. However, despite considerable efforts, Octopus lags behind its other counterparts vis-à-vis its utility in deciphering the cellular, molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying various behaviors...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666335/identification-molecular-characterization-and-analysis-of-the-expression-pattern-of-soxf-subgroup-genes-the-yellow-river-carp-cyprinus-carpio
#3
Tingting Liang, Yongfang Jia, Ruihua Zhang, Qiyan Du, Zhongjie Chang
Sox7, Sox17 and Sox18 are the members of the Sry-related high-mobility group box family (SoxF) of transcription factors. SoxF factors regulate endothelial cell fate as well as development and differentiation of blood cells and lymphatic vessels. There is very less information about the functions of these genes in fish. We obtained the full-length cDNA sequence of SoxF genes including Sox7, Sox17 and Sox18 in Cyprinus carpio, where Sox7 and Sox18 had two copies. The construction of a phylogenetic tree showed that these genes were homologous to the genes in other species...
March 2018: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666150/epigenetics-and-epitranscriptomics-in-temporal-patterning-of-cortical-neural-progenitor-competence
#4
REVIEW
Ki-Jun Yoon, Caroline Vissers, Guo-Li Ming, Hongjun Song
During embryonic brain development, neural progenitor/stem cells (NPCs) sequentially give rise to different subtypes of neurons and glia via a highly orchestrated process. To accomplish the ordered generation of distinct progenies, NPCs go through multistep transitions of their developmental competence. The molecular mechanisms driving precise temporal coordination of these transitions remains enigmatic. Epigenetic regulation, including changes in chromatin structures, DNA methylation, and histone modifications, has been extensively investigated in the context of cortical neurogenesis...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665773/identification-and-characterization-of-functional-modules-reflecting-transcriptome-transition-during-human-neuron-maturation
#5
Zhisong He, Qianhui Yu
BACKGROUND: Neuron maturation is a critical process in neurogenesis, during which neurons gain their morphological, electrophysiological and molecular characteristics for their functions as the central components of the nervous system. RESULTS: To better understand the molecular changes during this process, we combined the protein-protein interaction network and public single cell RNA-seq data of mature and immature neurons to identify functional modules relevant to the neuron maturation process in humans...
April 17, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665155/defining-mechanisms-of-neural-plasticity-after-brainstem-ischemia-in-rats
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Jens Minnerup, Jan-Kolja Strecker, Lydia Wachsmuth, Maike Hoppen, Antje Schmidt, Dirk M Hermann, Heinz Wiendl, Sven Meuth, Cornelius Faber, Kai Diederich, Wolf Rüdiger Schäbitz
OBJECTIVE: Neurological recovery after stroke mainly depends on the location of the lesion. A substantial portion of strokes affects the brainstem. However, patterns of neural plasticity following brainstem ischemia are almost unknown. METHODS: Here, we established a rat brainstem ischemia model that resembles key features of the human disease and investigated mechanisms of neural plasticity including neurogenesis and axonal sprouting as well as secondary neurodegeneration...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663684/adult-neurogenesis-in-the-central-olfactory-pathway-of-dendrobranchiate-and-caridean-shrimps-new-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-deutocerebral-proliferative-system-in-reptant-decapods
#7
Christin Wittfoth, Steffen Harzsch
Persistent neurogenesis in the central olfactory pathway characterizes many reptant decapods such as lobsters, crayfish and crabs. In these animals, the deutocerebral proliferative system generates new neurons which integrate into the neuronal network of the first order processing neuropil of the olfactory system, the deutocerebral chemosensory lobes (also called olfactory lobes). However, differences concerning the phenotype and the mechanisms that drive adult neurogenesis were reported in crayfish versus spiny lobsters...
April 16, 2018: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663595/adult-neurogenesis-affects-motivation-to-obtain-weak-but-not-strong-reward-in-operant-tasks
#8
Rose-Marie Karlsson, Alice S Wang, Anup N Sonti, Heather A Cameron
Decreased motivation to seek rewards is a key feature of mood disorders that correlates with severity and treatment outcome. This anhedonia, or apathy, likely reflects impairment in reward circuitry, but the specific neuronal populations controlling motivation are unclear. Granule neurons generated in the adult hippocampus have been implicated in mood disorders, but are not generally considered as part of reward circuits. We investigated a possible role of these new neurons in motivation to work for food and sucrose rewards in operant conditioning tasks using GFAP-TK pharmacogenetic ablation of adult neurogenesis in both rats and mice...
April 16, 2018: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663136/memory-retrieval-induced-activation-of-adult-born-neurons-generated-in-response-to-damage-to-the-dentate-gyrus
#9
Andrea Aguilar-Arredondo, Angélica Zepeda
The dentate gyrus (DG) is a neurogenic structure that exhibits functional and structural reorganization after injury. Neurogenesis and functional recovery occur after brain damage, and the possible relation between both processes is a matter of study. We explored whether neurogenesis and the activation of new neurons correlated with DG recovery over time. We induced a DG lesion in young adult rats through the intrahippocampal injection of kainic acid and analyzed functional recovery and the activation of new neurons after animals performed a contextual fear memory task (CFM) or a control spatial exploratory task...
April 16, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662202/stimulation-of-entorhinal-cortex-dentate-gyrus-circuitry-is-antidepressive
#10
Sanghee Yun, Ryan P Reynolds, Iraklis Petrof, Alicia White, Phillip D Rivera, Amir Segev, Adam D Gibson, Maiko Suarez, Matthew J DeSalle, Naoki Ito, Shibani Mukherjee, Devon R Richardson, Catherine E Kang, Rebecca C Ahrens-Nicklas, Ivan Soler, Dane M Chetkovich, Saïd Kourrich, Douglas A Coulter, Amelia J Eisch
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is considered a 'circuitopathy', and brain stimulation therapies hold promise for ameliorating MDD symptoms, including hippocampal dysfunction. It is unknown whether stimulation of upstream hippocampal circuitry, such as the entorhinal cortex (Ent), is antidepressive, although Ent stimulation improves learning and memory in mice and humans. Here we show that molecular targeting (Ent-specific knockdown of a psychosocial stress-induced protein) and chemogenetic stimulation of Ent neurons induce antidepressive-like effects in mice...
April 16, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662090/optical-interrogation-of-neuronal-circuitry-in-zebrafish-using-genetically-encoded-voltage-indicators
#11
Hiroaki Miyazawa, Kanoko Okumura, Kanae Hiyoshi, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Hisaya Kakinuma, Ryunosuke Amo, Hitoshi Okamoto, Kyo Yamasu, Sachiko Tsuda
Optical measurement of membrane potentials enables fast, direct and simultaneous detection of membrane potentials from a population of neurons, providing a desirable approach for functional analysis of neuronal circuits. Here, we applied recently developed genetically encoded voltage indicators, ASAP1 (Accelerated Sensor of Action Potentials 1) and QuasAr2 (Quality superior to Arch 2), to zebrafish, an ideal model system for studying neurogenesis. To achieve this, we established transgenic lines which express the voltage sensors, and showed that ASAP1 is expressed in zebrafish neurons...
April 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661885/the-long-non-coding-rna-paupar-promotes-kap1-dependent-chromatin-changes-and-regulates-olfactory-bulb-neurogenesis
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Ioanna Pavlaki, Farah Alammari, Bin Sun, Neil Clark, Tamara Sirey, Sheena Lee, Dan J Woodcock, Chris P Ponting, Francis G Szele, Keith W Vance
Many long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are expressed during central nervous system (CNS) development, yet their in vivo roles and mechanisms of action remain poorly understood. Paupar , a CNS-expressed lncRNA, controls neuroblastoma cell growth by binding and modulating the activity of transcriptional regulatory elements in a genome-wide manner. We show here that the Paupar lncRNA directly binds KAP1, an essential epigenetic regulatory protein, and thereby regulates the expression of shared target genes important for proliferation and neuronal differentiation...
April 16, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661783/conserved-and-divergent-functions-of-pax6-underlie-species-specific-neurogenic-patterns-in-the-developing-amniote-brain
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Wataru Yamashita, Masanori Takahashi, Takako Kikkawa, Hitoshi Gotoh, Noriko Osumi, Katsuhiko Ono, Tadashi Nomura
The evolution of unique organ structures is associated with changes in conserved developmental programs. However, characterizing the functional conservation and variation of homologous transcription factors (TFs) that dictate species-specific cellular dynamics has remained elusive. Here, we dissect shared and divergent functions of Pax6 during amniote brain development. Comparative functional analyses revealed that the neurogenic function of Pax6 is highly conserved in the developing mouse and chick pallium, whereas stage-specific binary functions of Pax6 in neurogenesis are unique to mouse neuronal progenitors, consistent with Pax6-dependent temporal regulation of Notch signaling...
April 16, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660368/flow-cytometry-for-receptor-analysis-from-ex-vivo-brain-tissue-in-adult-rat
#14
A Benoit, M Guillamin, P Aitken, P F Smith, B Philoxene, B Sola, L Poulain, A Coquerel, S Besnard
BACKGROUND: Flow cytometry allows single-cell analysis of peripheral biological samples and is useful in many fields of research and clinical applications, mainly in hematology, immunology, and oncology. In the neurosciences, the flow cytometry separation method was first applied to stem cell extraction from healthy or cerebral tumour tissue and was more recently tested in order to phenotype brain cells, hippocampal neurogenesis, and to detect prion proteins. However, it remains sparsely applied in quantifying membrane receptors in relation to synaptic plasticity...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656032/bioenergetics-and-synaptic-plasticity-as-potential-targets-for-individualizing-treatment-for-depression
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REVIEW
J Blair Price, Carrie Bronars, Sophie Erhardt, Kathyrn R Cullen, Lilly Schwieler, Michael Berk, Ken Walder, Sean L McGee, Mark A Frye, Susannah J Tye
Disruptions of bioenergetic signaling and neurogenesis are hallmarks of depression physiology and are often the product of dysregulation of the inflammatory, stress-response, and metabolic systems. These systems are extensively interrelated at the physiological level, yet the bulk of the literature to date addresses pathophysiological mechanisms in isolation. A more integrated understanding of the etiology, progression, and treatment response profiles of depression is possible through wider consideration of relevant preclinical and clinical studies that examine the result of disruptions in these systems...
April 12, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655871/cloning-partial-sequencing-and-expression-analysis-of-the-neural-form-of-p450-aromatase-cyp19a1b-in-the-south-america-catfish-rhamdia-quelen
#16
Helena C Silva de Assis, Laia Navarro-Martín, Letícia S P Fernandes, Cibele C Cardoso, Daniela Parada Pavoni, Vance L Trudeau
Brain aromatase is a key enzyme exclusively expressed in fish radial glial cells that convert androgens into estrogens, thus controlling neuroendocrine functions and neurogenesis. As an important step in characterizing the neuroendocrine systems of Rhamdia quelen (jundiá), a partial cDNA sequence (1045 bp) of brain aromatase (cyp19a1b) was cloned and sequenced. At the nucleotide level the cDNA sequence was found to be 88% identical to cyp19a1b of two species of catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and Silurus meridionalis...
April 12, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652087/expanding-the-clinical-spectrum-of-biallelic-znf335-variants
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K Stouffs, A B Stergachis, T Vanderhasselt, A Dica, S Janssens, L Vandervore, A Gheldof, O Bodamer, K Keymolen, S Seneca, I Liebaers, D Jayaraman, H E Hill, J N Partlow, C A Walsh, A C Jansen
ZNF335 plays an essential role in neurogenesis and biallelic variants in ZNF335 have been identified as the cause of severe primary autosomal recessive microcephaly in two unrelated families. We describe herein two additional affected individuals with biallelic ZNF335 variants, one individual with a homozygous c.1399T>C, p.(Cys467Arg) variant, and a second individual with compound heterozygous c.2171_2173delTCT, p.(Phe724del) and c.3998A>G, p.(Glu1333Gly) variants in ZNF335; with the latter variant predicted to affect splicing...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651556/neurospheres-from-neural-stem-neural-progenitor-cells-nspcs-of-non-hydrocephalic-htx-rats-produce-neurons-astrocytes-and-multiciliated-ependyma-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-normal-and-hydrocephalic-rats-supports-such-a-differentiation
#18
Roberto Henzi, Montserrat Guerra, Karin Vío, César González, Cristian Herrera, Pat McAllister, Conrad Johanson, Esteban M Rodríguez
Fetal onset hydrocephalus and abnormal neurogenesis are two inseparable phenomena turned on by a cell junction pathology first affecting neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) and later the multiciliated ependyma. The neurological impairment of children born with hydrocephalus is not reverted by derivative surgery. NSPCs and neurosphere (NE) grafting into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of hydrocephalic fetuses thus appears as a promising therapeutic procedure. There is little information about the cell lineages actually forming the NE as they grow throughout their days in vitro (DIV)...
April 12, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651555/larval-neurogenesis-in-the-copepod-tigriopus-californicus-tetraconata-multicrustacea
#19
Hendrikje Hein, Gerhard Scholtz
Arthropod early neurogenesis shows distinct patterns that have been interpreted in an evolutionary framework. For instance, crustaceans and Hexapoda form the taxon Tetraconata and share the differentiation of specific neural precursors, the neuroblasts, a character which sets them apart from Chelicerata and Myriapoda. Neuroblasts are relatively large stem cells that generate ganglion mother cells by asymmetric divisions. Ganglion mother cells typically divide once to give rise to neurons and glia cells. In hexapods, neuroblasts segregate from the neuroectoderm before they begin their characteristic proliferative activity...
April 12, 2018: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650976/wnt-signal-activation-induces-midbrain-specification-through-direct-binding-of-the-beta-catenin-tcf4-complex-to-the-en1-promoter-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
Ji Young Kim, Jae Souk Lee, Hyun Sub Hwang, Dongjin R Lee, Chul-Yong Park, Sung Jun Jung, Young Rang You, Dae-Sung Kim, Dong-Wook Kim
The canonical Wnt signal pathway plays a pivotal role in anteroposterior patterning and midbrain specification during early neurogenesis. Activating Wnt signal has been a strategy for differentiating human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) into midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons; however, the underlying molecular mechanism(s) of how the Wnt signal drives posterior fate remained unclear. In this study, we found that activating the canonical Wnt signal significantly upregulated the expression of EN1, a midbrain-specific marker, in a fibroblast growth factor signal-dependent manner in human PSC-derived neural precursor cells (NPCs)...
April 13, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
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