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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684507/angiotensin-ii-type-1a-receptors-in-the-subfornical-organ-modulate-neuroinflammation-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-heart-failure-rats
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Yang Yu, Shun-Guang Wei, Robert M Weiss, Robert B Felder
Inflammation in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) contributes to neurohumoral excitation and its adverse consequences in systolic heart failure (HF). The stimuli that trigger inflammation in the PVN in HF are not well understood. Angiotensin II (AngII) has pro-inflammatory effects, and circulating levels of AngII increase in HF. The subfornical organ (SFO), a circumventricular structure that lacks an effective blood-brain barrier and senses circulating AngII, contains PVN-projecting neurons. We hypothesized that activation of AngII type 1a receptors (AT1a R) in the SFO induces neuroinflammation downstream in the PVN...
April 20, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683733/cep55-overexpression-causes-male-specific-sterility-in-mice-by-suppressing-foxo1-nuclear-retention-through-sustained-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Debottam Sinha, Murugan Kalimutho, Josephine Bowles, Ai-Leen Chan, D Jo Merriner, Amanda L Bain, Jacinta L Simmons, Raimundo Freire, J Alejandro Lopez, Robin M Hobbs, Moira K O'Bryan, Kum Kum Khanna
Spermatogenesis is a dynamic process involving self-renewal and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells, meiosis, and ultimately, the differentiation of haploid spermatids into sperm. Centrosomal protein (CEP)-55 is necessary for somatic cell abscission during cytokinesis. It facilitates equal segregation of cytoplasmic contents between daughter cells by recruiting endosomal sorting complex required for transport machinery (ESCRT) at the midbody. In germ cells, CEP55, in partnership with testes expressed-14 protein (TEX14), has also been shown to be an integral component of intercellular bridge before meiosis...
April 17, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682745/calcium-binding-protein-and-some-neuropeptides-in-the-retina-of-octopus-vulgaris-a-morpho-histochemical-study
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Giovanna G Altobelli, Susan Van Noorden, Vincenzo Cimini
The existence of both calcium-binding proteins (CBPs) and neuropeptides in the retina and brain of various species of vertebrates and invertebrates is well documented. Octopus retina is particularly interesting because it represents a case of convergent evolution. The aim of this study was to characterize the distribution of two CBPs, calretinin and calbindin, in Octopus retina using morphology, in situ hybridization, immunocytochemistry and Western blot. Calretinin-like immunoreactivity was found in the photoreceptor cells, but unexpectedly also in the supporting cells...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682047/idh1-mutation-in-brain-stem-glioma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Seyed Amirhossein Javadi, Christian Hartmann, Gerhard Franz Walter, Roozbeh Banan, Amir Samii
The role of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation in brain stem glioma is not clear. To the best of our knowledge, six cases of brain stem gliomas carrying IDH1/2 mutations are currently reported in the literature. One case of diffuse brain stem glioma with IDH1 mutation, which was followed for 2 years, is presented and compared with IDH1 negative tumors. A 22-year-old lady was referred with diplopia and left arm palsy. Neuroimaging detected a nonenhancing, nonhomogeneous diffuse infiltrating brain stem tumor extending from pons to medulla...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681857/a-synthesized-glucocorticoid-induced-leucine-zipper-peptide-inhibits-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-gliosis
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Ruiping Gu, Xinyi Ding, Wenyi Tang, Boya Lei, Chen Jiang, Gezhi Xu
Purpose: The anti-inflammatory activities of protein glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) have been demonstrated in vivo and in vitro . Here, we examined the potential effect of a synthetic peptide derived from the leucine zipper motif and proline-rich region of GILZ on suppressing inflammatory responses in primary cultured rat Müller cells. Methods: Peptides were selected from amino acids 98-134 of the GILZ protein (GILZ-p). Solid-phase peptide synthesis was used to generate the cell-penetrating peptide TAT, which was bound to the amino terminus of GILZ-p...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681847/cholinergic-hypofunction-in-presbycusis-related-tinnitus-with-cognitive-function-impairment-emerging-hypotheses
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Qingwei Ruan, Zhuowei Yu, Weibin Zhang, Jian Ruan, Chunhui Liu, Ruxin Zhang
Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) is a potential risk factor for tinnitus and cognitive deterioration, which result in poor life quality. Presbycusis-related tinnitus with cognitive impairment is a common phenotype in the elderly population. In these individuals, the central auditory system shows similar pathophysiological alterations as those observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD), including cholinergic hypofunction, epileptiform-like network synchronization, chronic inflammation, and reduced GABAergic inhibition and neural plasticity...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681540/fgf2-has-distinct-molecular-functions-from-gdnf-in-the-mouse-germline-niche
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Kaito Masaki, Mizuki Sakai, Shunsuke Kuroki, Jun-Ichiro Jo, Kazuo Hoshina, Yuki Fujimori, Kenji Oka, Toshiyasu Amano, Takahiro Yamanaka, Makoto Tachibana, Yasuhiko Tabata, Tanri Shiozawa, Osamu Ishizuka, Shinichi Hochi, Seiji Takashima
Both glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) are bona fide self-renewal factors for spermatogonial stem cells, whereas retinoic acid (RA) induces spermatogonial differentiation. In this study, we investigated the functional differences between FGF2 and GDNF in the germline niche by providing these factors using a drug delivery system in vivo. Although both factors expanded the GFRA1+ subset of undifferentiated spermatogonia, the FGF2-expanded subset expressed RARG, which is indispensable for proper differentiation, 1...
April 16, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681511/a-glial-signature-and-wnt7-signaling-regulate-glioma-vascular-interactions-and-tumor-microenvironment
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Amelie Griveau, Giorgio Seano, Samuel J Shelton, Robert Kupp, Arman Jahangiri, Kirsten Obernier, Shanmugarajan Krishnan, Olle R Lindberg, Tracy J Yuen, An-Chi Tien, Jennifer K Sabo, Nancy Wang, Ivy Chen, Jonas Kloepper, Louis Larrouquere, Mitrajit Ghosh, Itay Tirosh, Emmanuelle Huillard, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Michael C Oldham, Anders I Persson, William A Weiss, Tracy T Batchelor, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, Mario L Suvà, Joanna J Phillips, Manish K Aghi, Shwetal Mehta, Rakesh K Jain, David H Rowitch
Gliomas comprise heterogeneous malignant glial and stromal cells. While blood vessel co-option is a potential mechanism to escape anti-angiogenic therapy, the relevance of glial phenotype in this process is unclear. We show that Olig2+ oligodendrocyte precursor-like glioma cells invade by single-cell vessel co-option and preserve the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Conversely, Olig2-negative glioma cells form dense perivascular collections and promote angiogenesis and BBB breakdown, leading to innate immune cell activation...
April 6, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680983/sertoli-cells-avert-neuroinflammation-induced-cell-death-and-improve-motor-function-and-striatal-atrophy-in-rat-model-of-huntington-disease
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Houssein Ahmadi, Mahdi Eskandarian Boroujeni, Yousef Sadeghi, Mohammad Amin Abdollahifar, Fariba Khodagholi, Gholam Houssein Meftahi, Mohammadmehdi Hadipour, Amir-Hossein Bayat, Fatemeh Shaerzadeh, Abbas Aliaghaei
Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetically heritable disorder, linked with continuing cell loss and degeneration mostly in the striatum. Currently, cell therapy approaches in HD have essentially been focused on replenishing or shielding cells lost over the period of the disease. Herein, we sought to explore the in vitro and in vivo efficacy of primary rat Sertoli cells (SCs) and their paracrine effect against oxidative stress with emphasis on HD. Initially, SCs were isolated and immunophenotypically characterized by positive expression of GATA4...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680832/differential-fatty-acid-binding-protein-expression-in-persistent-radial-glia-in-the-human-and-sheep-subventricular-zone
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Birger Victor Dieriks, Justin M Dean, Eleonora Aronica, Henry J Waldvogel, Richard L M Faull, Maurice A Curtis
Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) are a family of transport proteins that facilitate intracellular transport of fatty acids. Despite abundant expression in the brain, the role that FABPs play in the process of cell proliferation and migration in the subventricular zone (SVZ) remains unclear. Our results provide a detailed characterisation of FABP3, 5, and 7 expression in adult and fetal human and sheep SVZ. High FABP5 expression was specifically observed in the adult human SVZ and co-labelled with polysialylated neural cell adhesion molecule (PSA-NCAM), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), GFAPδ, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), indicating a role for FABP5 throughout the full maturation process of astrocytes and neuroblasts...
April 20, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680669/exposing-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-chondroitin-sulphated-proteoglycans-reduces-their-angiogenic-and-neuro-adhesive-paracrine-activity
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Chelsea R Wood, Ibtesam R T Al Delfi, John F Innes, Peter Myint, William E B Johnson
The multifactorial complexity of spinal cord injuries includes the formation of a glial scar, of which chondroitin sulphated proteoglycans (CSPG) are an integral component. Previous studies have shown CSPG to have inhibitory effects on endothelial and neuronal cell growth, highlighting the difficulty of spinal cord regeneration. Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) are widely used a cell therapy, and there is mounting evidence for their angiogenic and neurotrophic paracrine properties. However, in vivo studies have observed poor engraftment and survival of MSC when injected into SCI...
April 19, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678838/rho-associated-protein-kinase-1-mediates-the-regulation-of-inflammatory-markers-in-diabetic-retina-and-in-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cells
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Ghulam Mohammad, Heba Mowafak AlSharif, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Ajmal Ahmad, Kaiser Alam, Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar
GOAL: To investigate the effects of blocking Rho kinase pathway on the expression of inflammatory signaling pathways in the retina of diabetic mice and in human retinal Müller glial cells stimulated with high-glucose to replicate hyperglycemia. PROCEDURES: Retinas from diabetic mice and human retinal Müller glial cells (MIO-M1) were studied. Western blot analysis, immunofluorescence, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were utilized to study the effect of the Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil on the expression of Rho-associated protein kinase-1 (ROCK-1), extracellular signal-regulated kinases1&2(ERK ½), phosphorylated nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (p-NF-κB), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2)...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678774/glial-cells-modulate-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-morphine-dependent-rats
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Azadeh Elahi-Mahani, Soomaayeh Heysieattalab, Narges Hosseinmardi, Mahyar Janahmadi, Fatemeh Sadat Seyedaghamiri, Habibeh Khoshbouei
Drugs of abuse mediate adaptive mechanisms leading to alterations in the synaptic plasticity that has been shown to underlie addictive behaviors. Glial cells play a critical role in modulation of synaptic strength and are potentially involved in drug addiction. Chronic administration of morphine has been shown to increase glial cell activation; therefore, it is possible that altered neuroplasticity induced by drugs of abuse is in part mediated by the activity of glial cells. We investigated the effect of hippocampal glial inhibition on synaptic plasticity in morphine treated rats...
April 17, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678571/the-transcription-factor-mef2a-plays-a-key-role-in-the-differentiation-maturation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-into-neurons
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Bangfu Zhu, Ruth E Carmichael, Luis Solabre Valois, Kevin A Wilkinson, Jeremy M Henley
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing multipotent stem cells that can be proliferated in vitro and differentiated into neuronal and/or glial lineages, making them an ideal model to study the processes involved in neuronal differentiation. Here we have used NSCs to investigate the role of the transcription factor MEF2A in neuronal differentiation and development in vitro. We show that although MEF2A is present in undifferentiated NSCs, following differentiation it is expressed at significantly higher levels in a subset of neuronal compared to non-neuronal cells...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678455/different-behavioral-and-pathological-changes-between-epilepsy-associated-depression-and-primary-depression-models
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Wei-Feng Peng, Fan Fan, Xin Li, Qian-Qian Zhang, Jing Ding, Xin Wang
PURPOSE: Comorbid depression is common in patients with epilepsy. However, the epilepsy-associated depression is generally atypical and has not been fully recognized by neurologists. This study aimed to compare the behavioral and pathological changes between the chronic lithium chloride-pilocarpine rat epilepsy model (Licl-pilocarpine model) and the Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress rat depression model (CUMS model), to evaluate for differences between epilepsy-associated depression and primary depression...
April 17, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678208/glial-interleukin-1%C3%AE-upregulates-neuronal-sodium-channel-1-7-in-trigeminal-ganglion-contributing-to-temporomandibular-joint-inflammatory-hypernociception-in-rats
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Peng Zhang, Rui-Yun Bi, Ye-Hua Gan
BACKGROUND: The proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) drives pain by inducing the expression of inflammatory mediators; however, its ability to regulate sodium channel 1.7 (Nav1.7), a key driver of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) hypernociception, remains unknown. IL-1β induces cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). We previously showed that PGE2 upregulated trigeminal ganglionic Nav1.7 expression. Satellite glial cells (SGCs) involve in inflammatory pain through glial cytokines...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678196/astroblastoma-a-rare-and-challenging-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nawal Hammas, Nadia Senhaji, My Youssef Alaoui Lamrani, Sanae Bennis, Elfaiz Mohamed Chaoui, Hind El Fatemi, Laila Chbani
BACKGROUND: Astroblastoma is a controversial and an extremely rare central nervous system neoplasm. Although its histogenesis has been clarified recently, controversies exist regarding its cellular origin and validity as a distinct entity. Because of its extreme rarity and because its common features are shared with other glial neoplasms, this tumor is prone to misdiagnosis and remains challenging not only in terms of diagnosis and classification but also in the subsequent management...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678105/3-substituted-1-5-diaryl-1h-1-2-4-triazoles-as-prospective-pet-radioligands-for-imaging-brain-cox-1-in-monkey-part-1-synthesis-and-pharmacology
#18
Prachi Singh, Stal Shrestra, Michelle Y Cortes-Salva, Kimberly J Jenko, Sami S Zoghbi, Cheryl L Morse, Robert B Innis, Victor W Pike
Cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of proinflammatory thromboxanes and prostaglandins and is found in glial and neuronal cells within brain. COX-1 expression is implicated in numerous neuroinflammatory states. We aim to find a direct-acting PET radioligand for imaging COX-1 in human brain as a potential biomarker of neuroinflammation and for serving as a tool in drug development. Seventeen 3-substituted 1,5-diaryl-1 H -1,2,4-triazoles were prepared as prospective COX-1 PET radioligands...
April 20, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677029/kindlin-1-regulates-astrocyte-activation-and-pain-sensitivity-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
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Baisong Zhao, Yongying Pan, Haiping Xu, Xingrong Song
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Astrocyte activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain, but the involvement of kindlin-1 in astrocyte activation and neuropathic pain has not yet been illustrated. Using a chronic constriction injury (CCI) rat model of neuropathic pain, we investigated the expression levels of kindlin-1 during neuropathic pain and the influences of kindlin-1 on regulating pain sensitivity. METHODS: Neuropathic pain was induced in rats by CCI of the sciatic nerve...
April 19, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676181/identification-of-glia-phenotype-modulators-based-on-select-glial-function-regulatory-signaling-pathways
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Sun-Hwa Lee, Kyoungho Suk
Despite the considerable social and economic burden on the healthcare system worldwide due to neurodegenerative diseases, there are currently few disease-altering treatment options for many of these conditions. Therefore, new approaches for both prevention and intervention for neurodegenerative diseases are urgently required. Microglia-mediated neurotoxicity is one of the pathologic hallmarks common to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Current therapeutic approaches to target microglia-mediated neurotoxicity are focused on the identification of glia phenotype modulators (GPMs), which can inhibit the 'classical' pro-inflammatory and neurotoxic phenotypes of microglia...
April 20, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
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