The novel steroidal alkaloids dendrogenin A and B promote proliferation of adult neural stem cells
2014 (English)In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 446, no 3, 681-686 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Dendrogenin A (DDA) and dendrogenin B (DDB) are new aminoalkyl oxysterols which display re-differentiation of tumor cells of neuronal origin at nanomolar concentrations. We analyzed the influence of dendrogenins on adult mice neural stem cell proliferation, sphere formation and differentiation. DDA and DDB were found to have potent proliferative effects in neural stem cells. Additionally, they induce neuronal outgrowth from neurospheres during in vitro cultivation. Taken together, our results demonstrate a novel role for dendrogenins A and B in neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation which further increases their likely importance to compensate for neuronal cell loss in the brain. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 446, no 3, 681-686 p.
Neural stem cells, Neurosteroids, Oxysterols, Dendrogenin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227204DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.12.134ISI: 000335543600008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-227204DiVA: diva2:729752