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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438830/sample-and-substrate-preparation-for-exploring-living-neurons-in-culture-with-quantitative-phase-imaging
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REVIEW
Sébastien A Lévesque, Jean-Michel Mugnes, Erik Bélanger, Pierre Marquet
Quantitative phase imaging (QPI) has recently emerged as a powerful new quantitative microscopy technique suitable for the noninvasive exploration of the structure and dynamics of transparent specimens, including living cells in culture. Indeed, the quantitative phase signal (QPS), induced by transparent living cells, can be detected with a nanometric axial sensitivity, and contains a wealth of information about both cell morphology and content. However, QPS is also sensitive to various sources of experimental noise...
February 10, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431617/antisecretory-factor-mediated-inhibition-of-cell-volume-dynamics-produces-anti-tumor-activity-in-glioblastoma
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Shirin Ilkhanizadeh, Hanna Sabelström, Yekaterina A Miroshnikova, Aaron Frantz, Wen Zhu, Aurora Idilli, Johnathon N Lakins, Christin Schmidt, David Quigley, Trenten Fenster, Edith Yuan, Jacqueline R Trzeciak, Supna Saxena, Olle R Lindberg, Janna Mouw, Jason A Burdick, Sergey Magnitsky, Mitchel S Berger, Joanna J Philips, Daniele Arosio, Dandan Sun, Valerie M Weaver, William A Weiss, Anders I Persson
Interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) presents a barrier to drug uptake in solid tumors, including the aggressive primary brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). It remains unclear how fluid dynamics impacts tumor progression and can be targeted therapeutically. To address this issue, a novel telemetry-based approach was developed to measure changes in IFP during progression of GBM xenografts. Antisecretory factor (AF) is an endogenous protein that displays anti-secretory effects in animals and patients. Here, endogenous induction of AF protein or exogenous administration of AF peptide reduced IFP and increased drug uptake in GBM xenografts...
February 5, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403391/pretreatment-with-aqp4-and-nkcc1-inhibitors-concurrently-attenuated-spinal-cord-edema-and-tissue-damage-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#3
Xiaodong Yan, Juanfang Liu, Xiji Wang, Wenhao Li, Jingyuan Chen, Honghui Sun
Spinal cord injury (SCI) affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Spinal cord edema plays critical roles in the pathological progression of SCI. This study aimed to delineate the roles of aquaporin 4 (AQP4) and Na+-K+-Cl- cotransporter 1 (NKCC1) in acute phase edema and tissue destruction after SCI and to explore whether inhibiting both AQP4 and NKCC1 could improve SCI-induced spinal edema and damage. Rat SCI model was established by modified Allen's method. Spinal cord water content, cerebrospinal fluid lactose dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, AQP4 and NKCC1 expression, and spinal cord pathology from 30 min to 7 days after SCI were monitored...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382760/restoring-gabaergic-inhibition-rescues-memory-deficits-in-a-huntington-s-disease-mouse-model
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Zahra Dargaei, Jee Yoon Bang, Vivek Mahadevan, C Sahara Khademullah, Simon Bedard, Gustavo Morrone Parfitt, Jun Chul Kim, Melanie A Woodin
Huntington's disease (HD) is classically characterized as a movement disorder, however cognitive impairments precede the motor symptoms by ∼15 y. Based on proteomic and bioinformatic data linking the Huntingtin protein (Htt) and KCC2, which is required for hyperpolarizing GABAergic inhibition, and the important role of inhibition in learning and memory, we hypothesized that aberrant KCC2 function contributes to the hippocampal-associated learning and memory deficits in HD. We discovered that Htt and KCC2 interact in the hippocampi of wild-type and R6/2-HD mice, with a decrease in KCC2 expression in the hippocampus of R6/2 and YAC128 mice...
January 30, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329909/the-signaling-role-for-chloride-in-the-bidirectional-communication-between-neurons-and-astrocytes
#5
REVIEW
Corinne S Wilson, Alexander A Mongin
It is well known that the electrical signaling in neuronal networks is modulated by chloride (Cl-) fluxes via the inhibitory GABAA and glycine receptors. Here, we discuss the putative contribution of Cl- fluxes and intracellular Cl- to other forms of information transfer in the CNS, namely the bidirectional communication between neurons and astrocytes. The manuscript (i) summarizes the generic functions of Cl- in cellular physiology, (ii) recaps molecular identities and properties of Cl- transporters and channels in neurons and astrocytes, and (iii) analyzes emerging studies implicating Cl- in the modulation of neuroglial communication...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317612/gamma-oscillatory-activity-in-vitro-a-model-system-to-assess-pathophysiological-mechanisms-of-comorbidity-between-autism-and-epilepsy
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D Subramanian, E Pralong, R T Daniel, A G Chacko, R Stoop, K S Babu
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and temporal lobe epilepsy exhibit remarkable comorbidity, but for reasons not clearly understood. To reveal a common pathophysiological mechanism, we here describe and characterize an in vitro epileptiform activity in the rat hippocampus that exhibits common features with in vivo activity in rodent ASD models. We discovered the development of this activity in the CA1 region of horizontal slices after prolonged interictal-like epileptiform activity in the CA3 region that was provoked by incubation in high potassium artificial cerebrospinal fluid...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212780/excitatory-gabaergic-action-and-increased-vasopressin-synthesis-in-hypothalamic-magnocellular-neurosecretory-cells-underlie-the-high-plasma-level-of-vasopressin-in-diabetic-rat
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Young-Beom Kim, Woong Bin Kim, Won Woo Jung, Xiangyan Jin, Yoon Sik Kim, Byoungjae Kim, Hee Chul Han, Gene D Block, Christopher S Colwell, Yang In Kim
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with increased plasma levels of arginine-vasopressin (AVP) which may aggravate hyperglycemia and nephropathy. However, the mechanisms by which DM may cause the increased AVP levels are not known. Electrophysiological recordings in the supraoptic nucleus (SON) slices from streptozotocin-induced DM model (STZ) rats and vehicle-treated control rats revealed that GABA functions generally as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the AVP neurons of STZ rats, whereas it evoked usually inhibitory responses in the cells of control animals...
December 6, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209914/a-mathematical-model-supports-a-key-role-for-ae4-slc4a9-in-salivary-gland-secretion
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Elías Vera-Sigüenza, Marcelo A Catalán, Gaspar Peña-Münzenmayer, James E Melvin, James Sneyd
We develop a mathematical model of a salivary gland acinar cell with the objective of investigating the role of two [Formula: see text] exchangers from the solute carrier family 4 (Slc4), Ae2 (Slc4a2) and Ae4 (Slc4a9), in fluid secretion. Water transport in this type of cell is predominantly driven by [Formula: see text] movement. Here, a basolateral [Formula: see text] adenosine triphosphatase pump (NaK-ATPase) and a [Formula: see text]-[Formula: see text]-[Formula: see text] cotransporter (Nkcc1) are primarily responsible for concentrating the intracellular space with [Formula: see text] well above its equilibrium potential...
December 5, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209227/the-role-of-na-k-2cl-cotransporter-1-nkcc1-slc12a2-in-dental-epithelium-during-enamel-formation-in-mice
#9
Rozita Jalali, Johannes C Lodder, Behrouz Zandieh-Doulabi, Dimitra Micha, James E Melvin, Marcelo A Catalan, Huibert D Mansvelder, Pamela DenBesten, Antonius Bronckers
Na+:K+:2Cl- cotransporters (NKCCs) belong to the SLC12A family of cation-coupled Cl- transporters. We investigated whether enamel-producing mouse ameloblasts express NKCCs. Transcripts for Nkcc1 were identified in the mouse dental epithelium by RT-qPCR and NKCC1 protein was immunolocalized in outer enamel epithelium and in the papillary layer but not the ameloblast layer. In incisors of Nkcc1-null mice late maturation ameloblasts were disorganized, shorter and the mineral density of the enamel was reduced by 10% compared to wild-type controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197149/cd29-is-highly-expressed-on-epithelial-myoepithelial-and-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-of-human-salivary-glands
#10
Padma Priya Togarrati, Nuntana Dinglasan, Shivani Desai, William R Ryan, Marcus O Muench
OBJECTIVE: The phenotype of the cells present in the ductal region of salivary glands have been well characterized. However, it is imperative to identify novel biomarkers that can identify different cell types present in other glandular components for the development of therapeutic strategies and diagnostics of salivary gland disorders and malignancies. Our study aimed at the characterization of the expression and distribution of various cell surface markers, especially with a focus on CD29 in human fetal as well as adult glands...
December 2, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160910/epithelial-disruptions-but-not-immune-cell-invasion-induced-secretory-dysfunction-following-innate-immune-activation-in-a-novel-model-of-acute-salivary-gland-injury
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Abeer Shaalan, Guy Carpenter, Gordon Proctor
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland (SG) injurious agents are all translated into loss of salivation (xerostomia). An association has been established between activation of innate immunity and salivary gland injury and dysfunction. However, it remains unclear how the secretory epithelia respond by halting saliva production. METHODS: C57BL/6 submandibular glands (SMGs) were acutely challenged using a single dose of the innate immune stimulant: polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly (I:C))...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146941/developmental-excitatory-to-inhibitory-gaba-polarity-switch-is-disrupted-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-potential-target-for-clinical-therapeutics
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Hayder Amin, Federica Marinaro, Davide De Pietri Tonelli, Luca Berdondini
Individuals with 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) show cognitive and behavioral dysfunctions, developmental delays in childhood and risk of developing schizophrenia and autism. Despite extensive previous studies in adult animal models, a possible embryonic root of this syndrome has not been determined. Here, in neurons from a 22q11.2 DS mouse model (Lgdel (+/-)), we found embryonic-premature alterations in the neuronal chloride cotransporters indicated by dysregulated NKCC1 and KCC2 protein expression levels...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051615/time-controllable-nkcc1-knockdown-replicates-reversible-hearing-loss-in-postnatal-mice
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Takahisa Watabe, Ming Xu, Miho Watanabe, Junichi Nabekura, Taiga Higuchi, Karin Hori, Mitsuo P Sato, Fumiaki Nin, Hiroshi Hibino, Kaoru Ogawa, Masatsugu Masuda, Kenji F Tanaka
Identification of the causal effects of specific proteins on recurrent and partially reversible hearing loss has been difficult because of the lack of an animal model that provides reversible gene knockdown. We have developed the transgenic mouse line Actin-tTS::Nkcc1 (tetO/tetO) for manipulatable expression of the cochlear K(+) circulation protein, NKCC1. Nkcc1 transcription was blocked by the binding of a tetracycline-dependent transcriptional silencer to the tetracycline operator sequences inserted upstream of the Nkcc1 translation initiation site...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035834/synergistic-effect-of-mild-hypothermia-and-the-notch-inhibitor-dapt-against-post-stroke-seizures
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Guo-Shuai Yang, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Xue-Fang An, Xuan-Jun Liu, Yan-Jun Zhang, Dan Yu
Seizure is a serious complication of stroke, indicating poor prognosis. Notch signaling is associated with neuronal activity. Inhibition of Notch signaling suppresses seizure activity induced by kainic acid. The present study investigated the effect of the Notch inhibitor, DAPT, alone or in combination with mild hypothermia, on post-stroke seizures. A global cerebral ischemia (GCI) model was performed in Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats. Seizure activity was evaluated by the frequency of seizure attacks, seizure severity scores, and seizure discharges...
October 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029515/discovery-of-nkcc1-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-to-inhibit-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-growth-and-metastasis
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Yaya Zhou, Wei Sun, Ning Chen, Chen Xu, Xinxin Wang, Kun Dong, Binxue Zhang, Jian Zhang, Ning Hao, Aihua Sun, Handong Wei, Fuchu He, Ying Jiang
Metastasis is the essential cause for the high mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In order to investigate the mechanism of metastasis, and to discover therapeutic targets for HCC, the quantitative proteomic technique was applied to characterize the plasma membrane proteins of two HCC cell lines with low (MHCC97L) or high (MHCC97H) metastatic potentials. One of the plasma membrane proteins, sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter 1 (NKCC1), was upregulated in MHCC97H cell line. Immunohistochemistry result in HCC patients showed that NKCC1 expression was associated with poor differentiation and microvascular invasion...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994331/evaluating-the-involvement-of-cerebral-microvascular-endothelial-na-k-atpase-and-na-k-2cl-co-transporter-in-electrolyte-fluxes-in-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-model-of-dehydration
#16
Kasper Lykke, Mette Assentoft, Sofie Hørlyck, Hans Cc Helms, Anca Stoica, Trine L Toft-Bertelsen, Katerina Tritsaris, Frederik Vilhardt, Birger Brodin, Nanna MacAulay
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is involved in brain water and salt homeostasis. Blood osmolarity increases during dehydration and water is osmotically extracted from the brain. The loss of water is less than expected from pure osmotic forces, due to brain electrolyte accumulation. Although the underlying molecular mechanisms are unresolved, the current model suggests the luminally expressed Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transporter 1 (NKCC1) as a key component, while the role of the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase remains uninvestigated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982596/subsequent-maternal-separation-exacerbates-neurobehavioral-abnormalities-in-rats-neonatally-exposed-to-sevoflurane-anesthesia
#17
Jiaojiao Yang, Lingsha Ju, Min Jia, Hui Zhang, Xiaoru Sun, Muhuo Ji, Jianjun Yang, Anatoly E Martynyuk
Several recent studies suggest that in the human population, a routine, short anesthetic in otherwise healthy infants is void of neurodevelopmental insult. On the other hand, many human retrospective epidemiological studies report evidence of cognitive abnormalities in children after testing those who had different anesthesia-requiring procedures in early childhood. We tested in a rat model whether post-anesthesia stressful environmental factors can contribute to developmental abnormalities that were initiated by a relatively short exposure to sevoflurane, the most widely used anesthetic in pediatric anesthesia, whose polyvalent actions include enhancement of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABAAR) activity...
November 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964752/inhibition-of-nkcc1-promotes-axonal-growth-and-motor-recovery-in-ischemic-rats
#18
X P Mu, H B Wang, X Cheng, L Yang, X Y Sun, H L Qu, S S Zhao, Z K Zhou, T T Liu, T Xiao, B Song, J Jolkkonen, C S Zhao
Bumetanide is a selective inhibitor of the Na(+)-K(+)-Cl(-)-co-transporter 1(NKCC1). We studied whether bumetanide could affect axonal growth and behavioral outcome in stroke rats. Adult male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to four groups: sham-operated rats treated with vehicle or bumetanide, and ischemic rats treated with vehicle or bumetanide. Endothelin-1 was used to induce focal cerebral ischemia. Bumetanide administration (i.c.v.) started on postoperative day 7 and continued for 3 weeks. Biotinylated dextran amine (BDA) was injected into the right imotor cortex on postoperative day 14 to trace corticospinal tract (CST) fibers sprouting into the denervated cervical spinal cord...
December 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928398/bumetanide-treatment-during-early-development-rescues-maternal-separation-induced-susceptibility-to-stress
#19
Die Hu, Zhou-Long Yu, Yan Zhang, Ying Han, Wen Zhang, Lin Lu, Jie Shi
Stress is a major risk factor for psychiatric disorders, such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Early life stress, such as maternal separation, can have long-term effects on the development of the central nervous system and pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders. In the present study, we found that maternal separation increased the susceptibility to stress in adolescent rats, increased the expression of Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter 1 (NKCC1) on postnatal day 14, and increased the expression of K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter 2 (KCC2) and γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor subunits on postnatal day 40 in the hippocampus...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860458/intracellular-chloride-regulation-in-avp-and-vip-neurons-of-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus
#20
Nathan J Klett, Charles N Allen
Several reports have described excitatory GABA transmission in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the master pacemaker of circadian physiology. However, there is disagreement regarding the prevalence, timing, and neuronal location of excitatory GABA transmission in the SCN. Whether GABA is inhibitory or excitatory depends, in part, on the intracellular concentration of chloride ([Cl(-)]i). Here, using ratiometric Cl(-) imaging, we have investigated intracellular chloride regulation in AVP and VIP-expressing SCN neurons and found evidence suggesting that [Cl(-)]i is higher during the day than during the night in both AVP+ and VIP+ neurons...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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