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See detailCharacterization of the microglial phenotype under specific pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory conditions: Effects of oligomeric and fibrillar amyloid-beta
Michelucci, Alessandro UL; Heurtaux, Tony UL; Grandbarbe, Luc UL et al

in Journal of Neuroimmunology (2009), 210(1-2), 3-12

M1 and M2 are the extremes of the differentiation spectrum of activated macrophages. Since microglia are members of the same cell lineage, we have characterized their transcription profile and their ... [more ▼]

M1 and M2 are the extremes of the differentiation spectrum of activated macrophages. Since microglia are members of the same cell lineage, we have characterized their transcription profile and their phagocytic activity under different conditions. LPS or IFN-gamma induce a M1-like phenotype, while IL-10 or IL-4 differentiate microglia towards a M2-deactivated or M2-alternatively-activated phenotype respectively. These differentiation processes also affect the Notch pathway. In order to study the polarization induced by Abeta, microglia was stimulated with different forms of the peptide. The oligomeric Abeta is a stronger M1-inductor than the fibrillar form. Moreover, a cytokine-induced anti-inflammatory environment reduces the microglial reactivity towards oligomeric Abeta. [less ▲]

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See detailNotch signaling modulates the activation of microglial cells
Grandbarbe, Luc UL; Michelucci, Alessandro UL; Heurtaux, Tony UL et al

in Glia (2007), 55(15), 1519-30

The Notch signaling pathway plays a crucial role in specifying cellular fate in metazoan development by regulating communication between adjacent cells. Correlative studies suggested an involvement of ... [more ▼]

The Notch signaling pathway plays a crucial role in specifying cellular fate in metazoan development by regulating communication between adjacent cells. Correlative studies suggested an involvement of Notch in hematopoietic cell development. Here, we report that the Notch pathway is expressed and active in microglial cells. During inflammatory activation, the transcription of the Notch down-stream effector Hes1 is downregulated. When Notch1 transcription in microglia is inhibited, an upregulation of the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines is observed. Notch stimulation in activated microglia, using a soluble form of its ligand Jagged1, induces a decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines secretion and nitric oxide production as well as an increase in phagocytic activity. Notch-stimulation is accompanied by an increase in the rate of STAT3 phosphorylation and nuclear translocation. Our results show that the Notch pathway plays an important role in the control of inflammatory reactions in the CNS. [less ▲]

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See detailDual bioactivity of resveratrol fatty alcohols: differentiation of neural stem cells and modulation of neuroinflammation
Hauss, Frederique; Liu, Jiawei; Michelucci, Alessandro UL et al

in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2007), 17(15), 4218-4222

The synthesis of resveratrol fatty alcohols (RFAs), a new class of small molecules presenting strong potential for the treatment of neurological diseases, is described. RFAs, hybrid compounds combining ... [more ▼]

The synthesis of resveratrol fatty alcohols (RFAs), a new class of small molecules presenting strong potential for the treatment of neurological diseases, is described. RFAs, hybrid compounds combining the resveratrol nucleus and omega-alkanol side chains, are able to modulate neuroinflammation and to induce differentiation of neural stem cells into mature neurons. Acting on neuroprotection and neuroregeneration, RFAs represent an innovative approach for the treatment or cure of neuropathies. [less ▲]

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