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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222448/acute-effects-of-viral-exposure-on-p-glyco-protein-function-in-the-mouse-fetal-blood-brain-barrier
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Enrrico Bloise, Sophie Petropoulos, Majid Iqbal, Alisa Kostaki, Tania Maria Ortiga-Carvalho, William Gibb, Stephen G Matthews
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Viral infection during pregnancy is known to affect the fetal brain. The toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 is a pattern recognition receptor activated by viruses known to elicit adverse fetal neurological outcomes. The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux transporter protects the developing fetus by limiting the transfer of substrates across both the placenta and the fetal blood-brain barrier (BBB). As such, inhibition of P-gp at these blood-barrier sites may result in increased exposure of the developing fetus to environmental toxins and xenobiotics present in the maternal circulation...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210782/toll-like-receptor-signaling-and-stages-of-addiction
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REVIEW
Fulton T Crews, T Jordan Walter, Leon G Coleman, Ryan P Vetreno
BACKGROUND: Athina Markou and her colleagues discovered persistent changes in adult behavior following adolescent exposure to ethanol or nicotine consistent with increased risk for developing addiction. Building on Dr. Markou's important work and that of others in the field, researchers at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies have found that persistent changes in behavior following adolescent stress or alcohol exposure may be linked to induction of immune signaling in brain. AIM: This study aims to illuminate the critical interrelationship of the innate immune system (e...
February 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166799/toll-like-receptor-3-activation-selectively-reverses-hiv-latency-in-microglial-cells
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David Alvarez-Carbonell, Yoelvis Garcia-Mesa, Stephanie Milne, Biswajit Das, Curtis Dobrowolski, Roxana Rojas, Jonathan Karn
BACKGROUND: Multiple toll-like receptors (TLRs) are expressed in cells of the monocytic lineage, including microglia, which constitute the major reservoir for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the brain. We hypothesized that TLR receptor mediated responses to inflammatory conditions by microglial cells in the central nervous system (CNS) are able to induce latent HIV proviruses, and contribute to the etiology of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. RESULTS: Newly developed human microglial cell lines (hµglia), obtained by immortalizing human primary microglia with simian virus-40 (SV40) large T antigen and the human telomerase reverse transcriptase, were used to generate latently infected cells using a single-round HIV virus carrying a green fluorescence protein reporter (hµglia/HIV, clones HC01 and HC69)...
February 6, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164443/low-level-light-emitting-diode-led-therapy-suppresses-inflammasome-mediated-brain-damage-in-experimental-ischemic-stroke
#4
Hae In Lee, Sae-Won Lee, Nam Gyun Kim, Kyoung-Jun Park, Byung Tae Choi, Yong-Il Shin, Hwa Kyoung Shin
Use of photostimulation including low-level light emitting diode (LED) therapy has broadened greatly in recent years because it is compact, portable, and easy to use. Here, the effects of photostimulation by LED (610 nm) therapy on ischemic brain damage was investigated in mice in which treatment started after a stroke in a clinically relevant setting. The mice underwent LED therapy (20 min) twice a day for 3 days, commencing at 4 hours post-ischemia. LED therapy group generated a significantly smaller infarct size and improvements in neurological function based on neurologic test score...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159648/the-role-of-neuroimmune-signaling-in-alcoholism
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REVIEW
Fulton T Crews, Colleen J Lawrimore, T Jordan Walter, Leon G Coleman
Alcohol consumption and stress increase brain levels of known innate immune signaling molecules. Microglia, the innate immune cells of the brain, and neurons respond to alcohol, signaling through Toll-like receptors (TLRs), high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), miRNAs, pro-inflammatory cytokines and their associated receptors involved in signaling between microglia, other glia and neurons. Repeated cycles of alcohol and stress cause a progressive, persistent induction of HMGB1, miRNA and TLR receptors in brain that appear to underlie the progressive and persistent loss of behavioral control, increased impulsivity and anxiety, as well as craving, coupled with increasing ventral striatal responses that promote reward seeking behavior and increase risk of developing alcohol use disorders...
February 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152042/effect-of-pregabalin-administration-upon-reperfusion-in-a-rat-model-of-hyperglycemic-stroke-mechanistic-insights-associated-with-high-mobility-group-box-1
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Young Song, Ji-Hae Jun, Eun-Jung Shin, Young-Lan Kwak, Jeon-Soo Shin, Jae-Kwang Shim
Hyperglycemia, which reduces the efficacy of treatments and worsens clinical outcomes, is common in stroke. Ability of pregabalin to reduce neuroexcitotoxicity may provide protection against stroke, even under hyperglycemia. We investigated its protective effect against hyperglycemic stroke and its possible molecular mechanisms. Male Wistar rats administered dextrose to cause hyperglycemia, underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion for 1 h and subsequent reperfusion. Rats were treated with an intraperitoneal injection of 30 mg/kg pregabalin or an equal amount of normal saline at the onset of reperfusion (n = 16 per group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128358/galectin-3-released-in-response-to-traumatic-brain-injury-acts-as-an-alarmin-orchestrating-brain-immune-response-and-promoting-neurodegeneration
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Ping Kei Yip, Alejandro Carrillo-Jimenez, Paul King, Anna Vilalta, Koji Nomura, Chi Cheng Chau, Alexander Michael Scott Egerton, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Ashray Jayaram Shetty, Jordi L Tremoleda, Meirion Davies, Tomas Deierborg, John V Priestley, Guy Charles Brown, Adina Teodora Michael-Titus, Jose Luis Venero, Miguel Angel Burguillos
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is currently a major cause of morbidity and poor quality of life in Western society, with an estimate of 2.5 million people affected per year in Europe, indicating the need for advances in TBI treatment. Within the first 24 h after TBI, several inflammatory response factors become upregulated, including the lectin galectin-3. In this study, using a controlled cortical impact (CCI) model of head injury, we show a large increase in the expression of galectin-3 in microglia and also an increase in the released form of galectin-3 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 24 h after head injury...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118842/microglial-derived-mirna-let-7-and-hmgb1-contribute-to-ethanol-induced-neurotoxicity-via-tlr7
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Leon G Coleman, Jian Zou, Fulton T Crews
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling is emerging as an important component of neurodegeneration. TLR7 senses viral RNA and certain endogenous miRNAs to initiate innate immune responses leading to neurodegeneration. Alcoholism is associated with hippocampal degeneration, with preclinical studies linking ethanol-induced neurodegeneration with central innate immune induction and TLR activation. The endogenous miRNA let-7b binds TLR7 to cause neurodegeneration. METHODS: TLR7 and other immune markers were assessed in postmortem human hippocampal tissue that was obtained from the New South Wales Tissue Bank...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088610/the-effects-of-voluntary-wheel-running-on-neuroinflammatory-status-role-of-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1
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Lindsay J Spielman, Mehrbod Estaki, Sanjoy Ghosh, Deanna L Gibson, Andis Klegeris
The health benefits of exercise and physical activity (PA) have been well researched and it is widely accepted that PA is crucial for maintaining health. One of the mechanisms by which exercise and PA exert their beneficial effects is through peripheral immune system adaptations. To date, very few studies have looked at the regulation of neuroimmune reactions in response to PA. We studied the effect of voluntary wheel running (VWR) on pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels, patterns of glial cell activation and expression of immune receptors in the brains of female C57BL/6 mice...
January 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062186/protective-effects-of-atorvastatin-against-morphine-induced-tolerance-and-dependence-in-mice
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Nasim Sadat Pajohanfar, Ehsan Mohebbi, Abolfazl Rad, Akbar Pejhan, Samad Nazemi, Bahareh Amin
[Background] In this study, we evaluated the effects of atorvastatin, a lipid-lowering medication on morphine-induced tolerance and dependence in mice. [Methods] Tolerance was induced by subcutaneous administration of morphine (20 mg/kg) to animals, twice a day for 9 days. Atorvastatin was given at the doses of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg, 30 min before each morphine administration, once daily for 9 days. Hot plate test was employed to assess antinociceptive effect of morphine on days 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Dependence was evaluated by naloxone-precipitated withdrawal syndrome...
January 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039001/paliperidone-reverts-toll-like-receptor-3-signaling-pathway-activation-and-cognitive-deficits-in-a-maternal-immune-activation-mouse-model-of-schizophrenia
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Karina S MacDowell, Eva Munarriz-Cuezva, Javier R Caso, José L M Madrigal, Arantzazu Zabala, J Javier Meana, Borja García-Bueno, Juan C Leza
The pathophysiology of psychotic disorders is multifactorial, including alterations in the immune system caused by exogenous or endogenous factors. Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that infections during the gestational period represent a risk factor to develop schizophrenia (SZ) along lifetime. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the antipsychotic paliperidone regulates immune-related brain effects in an experimental model of SZ. A well described prenatal immune activation model of SZ in mice by maternal injection of the viral mimetic poly(I:C) during pregnancy was used...
December 28, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017496/toll-like-receptor-3-and-interferon-%C3%AE-mrna-expressions-were-increased-in-peripheral-blood-of-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-good-outcome
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Lingna Deng, Jingrui Pan, Qingxia Peng, Zhaofei Dong, Yidong Wang
BACKGROUND: Innate immunity plays an important role in brain ischemic injury, but there are only few studies on the effects of toll-like receptors (TLRs) on cerebral infarction patients up to now. We aimed to evaluate the TLR mRNA expression of patients with different outcomes. METHODS: Eighty-six cases suffering from cerebral infarction within 14 days were assigned into the good outcome group (n = 47) and the bad outcome group (n = 39) depending on the modified Rankin Scale scores (mRS ≤2 at 90 days following stroke onset was good outcome)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007523/pinocembrin-protects-hemorrhagic-brain-primarily-by-inhibiting-toll-like-receptor-4-and-reducing-m1-phenotype-microglia
#13
Xi Lan, Xiaoning Han, Qian Li, Qiang Li, Yufeng Gao, Tian Cheng, Jieru Wan, Wei Zhu, Jian Wang
Neuroinflammation is a major contributor to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) progression, but no drug is currently available to reduce this response and protect against ICH-induced injury. Recently, the natural product pinocembrin has been shown to ameliorate neuroinflammation and is undergoing a phase II clinical trial for ischemic stroke treatment. In this study, we examined the efficacy of pinocembrin in an ICH model, and further examined its effect on microglial activation and polarization. In vivo, pinocembrin dose-dependently reduced lesion volume by ∼47...
December 20, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987058/vitamin-d-treatment-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-shifting-m1-to-m2-microglia-responses
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Rosa Calvello, Antonia Cianciulli, Giuseppe Nicolardi, Francesco De Nuccio, Laura Giannotti, Rosaria Salvatore, Chiara Porro, Teresa Trotta, Maria Antonietta Panaro, Dario Domenico Lofrumento
Microglia-mediated neuroinflammation has been described as a common hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD) and is believed to further exacerbate the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Current therapies are unable to prevent the disease progression. A significant association has been demonstrated between PD and low levels of vitamin D in patients serum, and vitamin D supplement appears to have a beneficial clinical effect. Herein, we investigated whether vitamin D administered orally in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced preclinical animal model of PD protects against glia-mediated inflammation and nigrostriatal neurodegeneration...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984197/chronic-nicotine-treatment-decreases-lps-signaling-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tlr-4-modulation-in-the-hippocampus
#15
Cecília Cerqueira Café-Mendes, Humberto Miguel Garay-Malpartida, Marília Brinati Malta, Cristóforo Scavone, Zulma S Ferreira, Regina P Markus, Tania Marcourakis
The hippocampus is a brain region that is rich in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), especially the α7 subtype. The hippocampus is severely affected in disorders that have a neuroinflammatory component, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia. Previous studies demonstrated both in vivo and in vitro that nicotine inhibits immunological responses, including those that are triggered by the inflammatory agent lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the endotoxin of Gram-negative bacteria...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933551/pentoxifylline-alleviates-early-brain-injury-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats-possibly-via-inhibiting-tlr-4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#16
Da-Yong Xia, Hua-Sheng Zhang, Ling-Yun Wu, Xiang-Sheng Zhang, Meng-Liang Zhou, Chun-Hua Hang
Early brain injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) generally causes significant and lasting damage. Pentoxifylline (PTX), a nonselective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, has shown anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties in several brain injury models, but the role of PTX with respect to EBI following SAH remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of PTX on EBI after SAH in rats. Adult male Sprauge-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the sham and SAH groups. PTX (30 or 60 mg/kg) or an equal volume of the administration vehicle (normal saline) was administrated at 30 min intervals following SAH...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927222/tollip-an-early-regulator-of-the-acute-inflammatory-response-in-the-substantia-nigra
#17
Marie Humbert-Claude, D Duc, D Dwir, L Thieren, J Sandström von Tobel, C Begka, F Legueux, D Velin, M H Maillard, K Q Do, F Monnet-Tschudi, L Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: Tollip is a ubiquitously expressed protein, originally described as a modulator of the IL-1R/TLR-NF-κB signaling pathways. Although this property has been well characterized in peripheral cells, and despite some evidence of its expression in the central nervous system, the role of Tollip in neuroinflammation remains poorly understood. The present study sought to explore the implication of Tollip in inflammation in the substantia nigra pars compacta, the structure affected in Parkinson's disease...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917620/normothermic-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-in-brain-dead-donors-reduces-inflammatory-cytokines-and-toll-like-receptor-expression
#18
Shadi Shafaghi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Azizollah Abbasi Dezfuli, Hoda Godarzi, Kambiz Sheikhy, Zahra Ansari Aval, Behrooz Farzanegan, Habib Emami, Fatemeh Sadat Hosseini-Baharanchi, Katayoun Najafizadeh
Inflammatory responses and innate immunologic reactions play an important role in the respiratory system. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is considered a novel method in the evaluation and reconditioning of donor lungs prior to transplantation. However, EVLP's effect on inflammatory and metabolic markers of human lung tissue is unknown.  This study investigated how the performance of EVLP on brain-dead (BD) donor lungs affects the production and release of inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-a), inflammatory cells and toll-like receptors (TLR) -2, 4...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897273/a-novel-therapeutic-peptide-as-a-partial-agonist-of-rankl-in-ischemic-stroke
#19
Hitomi Kurinami, Munehisa Shimamura, Hironori Nakagami, Hideo Shimizu, Hiroshi Koriyama, Tomohiro Kawano, Kouji Wakayama, Hideki Mochizuki, Hiromi Rakugi, Ryuichi Morishita
The enhanced receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (NFκB) ligand (RANKL) and its receptor (RANK) signal have been reported to attenuate ischemic brain injury through inhibition of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4-mediated inflammation. However, augmentation of the RANKL/RANK signal also accelerates osteoporosis, which is a potential problem in clinical use of RANKL. Therefore, we developed novel peptides, microglial healing peptides (MHPs), which were based on the DE and/or EF loop of RANKL. Among them, MHP1 was the most effective inhibitor of TLR4-induced inflammations in microglia/macrophages...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889895/inflammatory-response-in-the-cns-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
Marta Sochocka, Breno Satler Diniz, Jerzy Leszek
Inflammatory reactions could be both beneficial and detrimental to the brain, depending on strengths of their activation in various stages of neurodegeneration. Mild activation of microglia and astrocytes usually reveals neuroprotective effects and ameliorates early symptoms of neurodegeneration; for instance, released cytokines help maintain synaptic plasticity and modulate neuronal excitability, and stimulated toll-like receptors (TLRs) promote neurogenesis and neurite outgrowth. However, strong activation of glial cells gives rise to cytokine overexpression/dysregulation, which accelerates neurodegeneration...
November 26, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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