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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804449/loss-of-leptin-induced-modulation-of-hippocampal-synaptic-trasmission-and-signal-transduction-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Marco Mainardi, Matteo Spinelli, Federico Scala, Andrea Mattera, Salvatore Fusco, Marcello D'Ascenzo, Claudio Grassi
Hippocampal plasticity is triggered by a variety of stimuli including sensory inputs, neurotrophins and inflammation. Leptin, whose primary function is to regulate food intake and energy expenditure, has been recently shown to affect hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity. Interestingly, mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) exhibit impaired hippocampal function, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To address this issue, we compared leptin responsiveness of hippocampal neurons in control and HFD-fed mice by combining single-cell electrophysiology and biochemical assays...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781946/hippocampus-dependent-task-improves-the-cognitive-function-after-ovariectomy-in-rats
#2
Songhee Cheon
OBJECTIVES: Estrogen is an important hormone for cell growth, development, and differentiation by transcriptional regulation and modulation of intracellular signaling via second messengers. The reduction in the estrogen level after ovariectomy may lead to cognitive impairments associated with morphological changes in areas of the brain mediate memory. The aim of the present study was to find out the effect of tasks on the cognitive function after ovariectomy in rats. METHODS: The animals used in the experiment were 50 Sprague-Dawley female rats...
June 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776202/neurotrophin-gene-therapy-in-deafened-ears-with-cochlear-implants-long-term-effects-on-nerve-survival-and-functional-measures
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Bryan E Pfingst, Deborah J Colesa, Donald L Swiderski, Aaron P Hughes, Stefan B Strahl, Moaz Sinan, Yehoash Raphael
Because cochlear implants function by stimulating the auditory nerve, it is assumed that the condition of the nerve plays an important role in the efficacy of the prosthesis. Thus, considerable research has been devoted to methods of preserving the nerve following deafness. Neurotrophins have been identified as a potential contributor to neural health, but most of the research to date has been done in young animals and for short periods (less than 3 to 6 months) after the onset of treatment. The first objective of the current experiment was to examine the effects of a neurotrophin gene therapy delivery method on spiral ganglion neuron (SGN) preservation and function in the long term (5 to 14 months) in mature guinea pigs with cochlear implants...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769769/transplantation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-promotes-functional-improvement-associated-with-nt-3-mek-1-activation-in-spinal-cord-transected-rats
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Liu-Lin Xiong, Fei Liu, Shi-Kang Deng, Jia Liu, Qi-Qin Dan, Piao Zhang, Yu Zou, Qing-Jie Xia, Ting-Hua Wang
Transected spinal cord injury (SCT) is a devastating clinical disease that strongly affects a patient's daily life and remains a great challenge for clinicians. Stem-cell therapy has been proposed as a potential therapeutic modality for SCT. To investigate the effects of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) on the recovery of structure and function in SCT rats and to explore the mechanisms associated with recovery, 57 adult Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham (n = 15), SCT (n = 24), and HSC transplantation groups (n = 15)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762132/electro-acupuncture-at-governor-vessel-improves-neurological-function-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Wen-Zhan Tu, Song-He Jiang, Li Zhang, Si-Si Li, Peng-Peng Gu, Rong He, Jie Hu, Li-Ping Gao, Qiang-San Sun
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) at Governor Vessel (GV) on the locomotor function in spinal cord injury (SCI) rats and explore the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Thirtytwo male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups namely: the sham group (with sham operation); the untreated group (without treatment after spinal cord impact); the EA-1 group [EA applied at Baihui (GV 20) and Fengfu (GV 16) after spinal cord impact] and the EA-2 group [with EA applied at Dazhui (GV 14) and Mingmen (GV 4) after spinal cord impact]...
July 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757509/diverse-distribution-of-tyrosine-receptor-kinase-b-isoforms-in-rat-multiple-tissues
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Kosuke Otani, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Tyrosine receptor kinase B (TrkB), a receptor for brain-derived neurotrophic factor and neurotrophin-3, includes the alternatively spliced three isoforms specifically in rats. Each isoform, full length TrkB (TrkB FL), truncated TrkB type-1 (TrkB T1) and type-2 (TrkB T2), seems to mediate diverse cellular function. Some studies suggest that TrkB plays a key role in both neural and non-neural systems. In the present study, we examined mRNA and protein expression profile of three TrkB isoforms in normal adult rat multiple tissues...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751869/alterations-of-growth-factors-in-autism-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Alma Y Galvez-Contreras, Tania Campos-Ordonez, Rocio E Gonzalez-Castaneda, Oscar Gonzalez-Perez
Growth factors (GFs) are cytokines that regulate the neural development. Recent evidence indicates that alterations in the expression level of GFs during embryogenesis are linked to the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this concise review, we summarize the current evidence that supports the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, insulin-like growth factor 2, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), glial-derived neurotrophic factor, nerve growth factor, neurotrophins 3 and 4, and epidermal growth factor in the pathogenesis of ADHD and ASD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744222/presence-of-functional-neurotrophin-trkb-receptors-in-the-rat-superior-cervical-ganglion
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Pablo Valle-Leija, Angeles Cancino-Rodezno, Berardo M Sánchez-Tafolla, Erwin Arias, Diana Elinos, Jessica Feria, María E Zetina, Miguel A Morales, Fredy Cifuentes
Sympathetic neurons express the neurotrophin receptors TrkA, p75NTR, and a non-functional truncated TrkB isoform (TrkB-Tc), but are not thought to express a functional full-length TrkB receptor (TrkB-Fl). We, and others, have demonstrated that nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) modulate synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity in neurons of the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) of the rat. To clarify whether TrkB is expressed in sympathetic ganglia and contributes to the effects of BDNF upon sympathetic function, we characterized the presence and activity of the neurotrophin receptors expressed in the adult SCG compared with their presence in neonatal and cultured sympathetic neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744196/extraocular-motor-system-exhibits-a-higher-expression-of-neurotrophins-when-compared-with-other-brainstem-motor-systems
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Rosendo G Hernández, Silvia Silva-Hucha, Sara Morcuende, Rosa R de la Cruz, Angel M Pastor, Beatriz Benítez-Temiño
Extraocular motoneurons resist degeneration in diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The main objective of the present work was to characterize the presence of neurotrophins in extraocular motoneurons and muscles of the adult rat. We also compared these results with those obtained from other cranial motor systems, such as facial and hypoglossal, which indeed suffer neurodegeneration. Immunocytochemical analysis was used to describe the expression of nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and neurotrophin-3 in oculomotor, trochlear, abducens, facial, and hypoglossal nuclei of adult rats, and Western blots were used to describe the presence of neurotrophins in extraocular, facial (buccinator), and tongue muscles, which are innervated by the above-mentioned motoneurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732510/protective-and-therapeutic-role-of-2-carba-cyclic-phosphatidic-acid-in-demyelinating-disease
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Shinji Yamamoto, Kota Yamashina, Masaki Ishikawa, Mari Gotoh, Sosuke Yagishita, Kensuke Iwasa, Kei Maruyama, Kimiko Murakami-Murofushi, Keisuke Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is a neuroinflammatory demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by recurrent and progressive demyelination/remyelination cycles, neuroinflammation, oligodendrocyte loss, demyelination, and axonal degeneration. Cyclic phosphatidic acid (cPA) is a natural phospholipid mediator with a unique cyclic phosphate ring structure at the sn-2 and sn-3 positions of the glycerol backbone. We reported earlier that cPA elicits a neurotrophin-like action and protects hippocampal neurons from ischemia-induced delayed neuronal death...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687505/xiaochaihutang-attenuates-depressive-anxiety-like-behaviors-of-social-isolation-reared-mice-by-regulating-monoaminergic-system-neurogenesis-and-bdnf-expression
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Jie Ma, Fang Wang, Jingyu Yang, Yingxu Dong, Guangyue Su, Kuo Zhang, Xing Pan, Ping Ma, Tingshuo Zhou, Chunfu Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Xiaochaihutang (XCHT), as a classical herbal formula for the treatment of "Shaoyang syndrome" has been demonstrated to exert an antidepressant effect in multiple animal models of depression as shown in our previous studies. However, the effects of XCHT on social isolation (SI)-reared mice have not been investigated. This study aims to explore the effects of XCHT on depressive/anxiety-like behaviors of SI-reared mice, and its implicated mechanisms, including alterations in the monoaminergic system, neurogenesis and neurotrophin expression...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682396/nanoscale-clustering-of-the-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-revealed-by-super-resolution-sted-microscopy
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Borislav Angelov, Angelina Angelova
The nanoscale organization of the tropomyosin-related kinase receptor type B (TrkB), a promising therapeutic target for severe neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, is examined by stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy using the deconvoluted gated STED option. The performed immunofluorescence nanoscopic subdiffraction imaging of the membrane receptor localization reveals that clusters of oligomeric TrkB states and randomly organized nanodomains are formed in the membranes of differentiated human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells, which are studied as an in vitro model of neurodegeneration...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672981/neurotrophic-factor-and-trk-signaling-mechanisms-underlying-the-promotion-of-motor-recovery-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#13
Hua Fang, Chong Liu, Miao Yang, Huafeng Li, Fangxiang Zhang, Weijing Zhang, Jianping Zhang
Neurotrophic factor (NF) and Trk signaling mechanisms underlying the promotion of motor recovery following acute spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats were investigated. Thirty-six adult Sprague-Dawley rats of both genders were randomly divided into three groups: Sham-operated, model, and NF/Trk. Each group consisted of 12 rats, with four subgroups in each group: 1, 3, 5 and 7 days. Sham-operated rats received a laminectomy without SCI, while in model group rats, SCI was induced using an improved version of the Allen's method...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658664/differential-gene-and-lncrna-expression-in-the-lower-thoracic-spinal-cord-following-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Qing-Quan Liu, Hui Liu, Zhi-Gang He, Shi-Jie Zhang, Bao-Wen Liu, Le Wang, Wen-Hui Qiu, Qing Xu, Hong-Bing Xiang, Yong-Man Lv
We used high-throughput RNA sequencing to analyze differential gene and lncRNA expression patterns in the lower thoracic spinal cord during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats. We observed that of 32662 mRNAs, 4296 out were differentially expressed in the T8-12 segments of the spinal cord upon I/R-induced AKI. Among these, 62 were upregulated and 34 were downregulated in response to I/R (FDR < 0.05, |log2FC| > 1). Further, 52 differentially expressed lncRNAs (35 upregulated and 17 downregulated) were identified among 3849 lncRNA transcripts...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652571/discovery-of-long-range-inhibitory-signaling-to-ensure-single-axon-formation
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Tetsuya Takano, Mengya Wu, Shinichi Nakamuta, Honda Naoki, Naruki Ishizawa, Takashi Namba, Takashi Watanabe, Chundi Xu, Tomonari Hamaguchi, Yoshimitsu Yura, Mutsuki Amano, Klaus M Hahn, Kozo Kaibuchi
A long-standing question in neurodevelopment is how neurons develop a single axon and multiple dendrites from common immature neurites. Long-range inhibitory signaling from the growing axon is hypothesized to prevent outgrowth of other immature neurites and to differentiate them into dendrites, but the existence and nature of this inhibitory signaling remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that axonal growth triggered by neurotrophin-3 remotely inhibits neurite outgrowth through long-range Ca(2+) waves, which are delivered from the growing axon to the cell body...
June 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641124/neural-repair-by-nt3-chitosan-via-enhancement-of-endogenous-neurogenesis-after-adult-focal-aspiration-brain-injury
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Peng Hao, Hongmei Duan, Fei Hao, Lan Chen, Min Sun, Kevin S Fan, Yi Eve Sun, David Williams, Zhaoyang Yang, Xiaoguang Li
The latent regenerative potential of endogenous neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) in the adult mammalian brain has been postulated as a likely source for neural repair. However, the inflammatory and inhibitory microenvironment after traumatic brain injury (TBI) prohibits NSCs from generating new functional neurons to restore brain function. Here we report a biodegradable material, chitosan, which, when loaded with neurotrophin-3 (NT3) and injected into the lesion site after TBI, effectively engaged endogenous NSCs to proliferate and migrate to the injury area...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634464/anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-co-ultrapealut-in-a-mouse-model-of-vascular-dementia
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Rosalba Siracusa, Daniela Impellizzeri, Marika Cordaro, Rosalia Crupi, Emanuela Esposito, Stefania Petrosino, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Vascular dementia (VaD), the second most common cause of cognitive impairment in the population, is a disease that results from reduction in regional cerebral blood flow and involves oxidative stress and inflammation. Co-ultramicronized PEALut (co-ultra PEALut) is a new compound with beneficial effects, which include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Recently, co-ultraPEALut has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective effects in models of Parkinson's disease, cerebral ischemia and Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614398/5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-regulates-alcohol-related-behavior-and-ntf3-trkc-expression-in-rats
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Xiaomeng Qiao, Fangyuan Yin, Yuanyuan Ji, Yunxiao Li, Peng Yan, Jianghua Lai
Recent studies have indicated that DNA methylation plays an important role in the development of alcohol abuse. 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-dc), an inhibitor of DNA methyltransferases, was FDA approved for myelodysplastic syndrome treatment. However, it is unclear whether 5-Aza-dc is involved in alcohol abuse. In this study, using a chronic alcohol exposure model in rats, 5-Aza-dc was injected into the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Alcohol-drinking behavior and the anxiety related behavior were evaluated by two-bottle choice and open field test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612959/early-life-decline-in-neurogenesis-markers-and-age-related-changes-of-trkb-splice-variant-expression-in-the-human-subependymal-zone
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Christin Weissleder, Mari A Kondo, Chunhui Yang, Samantha J Fung, Debora A Rothmond, Matthew W Wong, Glenda M Halliday, Mary M Herman, Joel E Kleinman, Maree J Webster, Cynthia Shannon Weickert
Neurogenesis in the subependymal zone (SEZ) declines across the human lifespan, and reduced local neurotrophic support is speculated to be a contributing factor. While tyrosine receptor kinase B (TrkB) signalling is critical for neuronal differentiation, maturation and survival, little is known about subependymal TrkB expression changes during postnatal human life. In this study, we used quantitative PCR and in situ hybridisation to determine expression of the cell proliferation marker Ki67, the immature neuron marker doublecortin (DCX) and both full-length (TrkB-TK+) and truncated TrkB receptors (TrkB-TK-) in the human SEZ from infancy to middle age (n = 26-35, 41 days to 43 years)...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601428/vegf-production-and-signaling-in-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-are-critical-to-modulating-vascular-function-and-neuronal-integrity-in-diabetic-retinopathy-and-hypoxic-retinal-vascular-diseases
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Yun-Zheng Le
Müller glia (MG) are major retinal supporting cells that participate in retinal metabolism, function, maintenance, and protection. During the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR), a neurovascular disease and a leading cause of blindness, MG modulate vascular function and neuronal integrity by regulating the production of angiogenic and trophic factors. In this article, I will (1) briefly summarize our work on delineating the role and mechanism of MG-modulated vascular function through the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and on investigating VEGF signaling-mediated MG viability and neural protection in diabetic animal models, (2) explore the relationship among VEGF and neurotrophins in protecting Müller cells in in vitro models of diabetes and hypoxia and its potential implication to neuroprotection in DR and hypoxic retinal diseases, and (3) discuss the relevance of our work to the effectiveness and safety of long-term anti-VEGF therapies, a widely used strategy to combat DR, diabetic macular edema, neovascular age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, and other hypoxic retinal vascular disorders...
June 21, 2017: Vision Research
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