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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688579/replicable-and-coupled-changes-in-innate-and-adaptive-immune-gene-expression-in-two-case-control-studies-of-blood-microarrays-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Gwenaël G R Leday, Petra E Vértes, Sylvia Richardson, Jonathan R Greene, Tim Regan, Shahid Khan, Robbie Henderson, Tom C Freeman, Carmine M Pariante, Neil A Harrison, V Hugh Perry, Wayne C Drevets, Gayle M Wittenberg, Edward T Bullmore
BACKGROUND: Peripheral inflammation is often associated with major depressive disorder (MDD), and immunological biomarkers of depression remain a focus of investigation. METHODS: We used microarray data on whole blood from two independent case-control studies of MDD: the GlaxoSmithKline-High-Throughput Disease-specific target Identification Program [GSK-HiTDiP] study (113 patients and 57 healthy control subjects) and the Janssen-Brain Resource Company study (94 patients and 100 control subjects)...
July 6, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709499/increased-occipital-gyrification-and-development-of-psychotic-disorders-in-individuals-with-an-at-risk-mental-state-a%C3%A2-multicenter-study
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Daiki Sasabayashi, Yoichiro Takayanagi, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shinsuke Koike, Hidenori Yamasue, Naoyuki Katagiri, Atsushi Sakuma, Chika Obara, Mihoko Nakamura, Atsushi Furuichi, Mikio Kido, Yumiko Nishikawa, Kyo Noguchi, Kazunori Matsumoto, Masafumi Mizuno, Kiyoto Kasai, Michio Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Anomalies of brain gyrification have been reported in schizophrenia, possibly reflecting its neurodevelopmental pathology. However, it remains elusive whether individuals at risk for psychotic disorders exhibit deviated gyrification patterns, and whether such findings, if present, are predictive of transition to psychotic disorders. METHODS: This multicenter magnetic resonance imaging study investigated brain gyrification and its relationship to later transition to psychotic disorders in a large sample of at-risk mental state (ARMS) individuals...
July 1, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648648/searching-for-intermediate-phenotypes-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#3
Israel Liberzon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728676/efficacy-of-esketamine-in-the-treatment-of-depression-with-psychotic-features-a-case-series
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LETTER
Elias Ajub, Acioly L T Lacerda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728675/increased-striatal-dopamine-synthesis-capacity-in-gambling-addiction
#5
Ruth J van Holst, Guillaume Sescousse, Lieneke K Janssen, Marcel Janssen, Anne S Berry, William J Jagust, Roshan Cools
BACKGROUND: The hypothesis that dopamine plays an important role in the pathophysiology of pathological gambling is pervasive. However, there is little to no direct evidence for a categorical difference between pathological gamblers and healthy control subjects in terms of dopamine transmission in a drug-free state. Here we provide evidence for this hypothesis by comparing dopamine synthesis capacity in the dorsal and ventral parts of the striatum in 13 pathological gamblers and 15 healthy control subjects...
June 16, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720317/dcc-receptors-drive-prefrontal-cortex-maturation-by-determining-dopamine-axon%C3%A2-targeting-in-adolescence
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Lauren M Reynolds, Matthew Pokinko, Angélica Torres-Berrío, Santiago Cuesta, Laura C Lambert, Esther Del Cid Pellitero, Michael Wodzinski, Colleen Manitt, Paul Krimpenfort, Bryan Kolb, Cecilia Flores
BACKGROUND: Dopaminergic input to the prefrontal cortex (PFC) increases throughout adolescence and, by establishing precisely localized synapses, calibrates cognitive function. However, why and how mesocortical dopamine axon density increases across adolescence remains unknown. METHODS: We used a developmental application of axon-initiated recombination to label and track the growth of dopamine axons across adolescence in mice. We then paired this recombination with cell-specific knockdown of the netrin-1 receptor DCC to determine its role in adolescent dopamine axon growth...
June 16, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728677/dynamically-timed-stimulation-of-corticolimbic-circuitry-activates-a-stress-compensatory-pathway
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David Carlson, Lisa K David, Neil M Gallagher, Mai-Anh T Vu, Matthew Shirley, Rainbo Hultman, Joyce Wang, Caley Burrus, Colleen A McClung, Sunil Kumar, Lawrence Carin, Stephen D Mague, Kafui Dzirasa
BACKGROUND: The prefrontal cortex plays a critical role in regulating emotional behaviors, and dysfunction of prefrontal cortex-dependent networks has been broadly implicated in mediating stress-induced behavioral disorders including major depressive disorder. METHODS: Here we acquired multicircuit in vivo activity from eight cortical and limbic brain regions as mice were subjected to the tail suspension test (TST) and an open field test. We used a linear decoder to determine whether cellular responses across each of the cortical and limbic areas signal movement during the TST and open field test...
June 15, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673443/does-high-frequency-deep-brain-stimulation-in%C3%A2-dorsal-regions-of-the-ventral-striatum-impair%C3%A2-extinction-of-morphine-induced-place-preference
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LETTER
Mojdeh Fattahi, Esmail Riahi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709498/targeting-fyn-kinase-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
REVIEW
Haakon B Nygaard
The past decade has brought tremendous progress in unraveling the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). While increasingly sophisticated immunotherapy targeting soluble and aggregated brain amyloid-beta (Aβ) continues to dominate clinical research in AD, a deeper understanding of Aβ physiology has led to the recognition of distinct neuronal signaling pathways linking Aβ to synaptotoxicity and neurodegeneration and to new targets for therapeutic intervention. Identifying specific signaling pathways involving Aβ has allowed for the development of more precise therapeutic interventions targeting the most relevant molecular mechanisms leading to AD...
June 13, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697890/stress-induced-neuronal-colony-stimulating-factor-1-provokes-microglia-mediated-neuronal-remodeling-and-depressive-like-behavior
#10
Eric S Wohleb, Rosemarie Terwilliger, Catharine H Duman, Ronald S Duman
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress exposure causes neuronal atrophy and synaptic deficits in the medial prefrontal cortex (PFC), contributing to development of anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors. Concomitantly, microglia in the PFC undergo morphological and functional changes following stress exposure, suggesting that microglia contribute to synaptic deficits underlying behavioral consequences. METHODS: Male and female mice were exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) to examine the role of neuron-microglia interactions in the medial PFC during development of anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors...
June 12, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673441/reply-to-does-high-frequency-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dorsal-regions-of-the-ventral-striatum%C3%A2-impair-extinction-of-morphine-induced-place-preference
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LETTER
Freddyson J Martínez-Rivera, Jennifer L Barreto-Estrada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697889/somatostatin-positive-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-interneuron-deficits-in-depression-cortical-microcircuit-and-therapeutic-perspectives
#12
REVIEW
Corey Fee, Mounira Banasr, Etienne Sibille
The functional integration of external and internal signals forms the basis of information processing and is essential for higher cognitive functions. This occurs in finely tuned cortical microcircuits whose functions are balanced at the cellular level by excitatory glutamatergic pyramidal neurons and inhibitory gamma-aminobutyric acidergic (GABAergic) interneurons. The balance of excitation and inhibition, from cellular processes to neural network activity, is characteristically disrupted in multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia...
June 8, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688580/the-choice-of-prior-in-bayesian-modeling-of-the-information-sampling-task
#13
LETTER
Martin Christian Axelsen, Jens Richardt Møllegaard Jepsen, Nikolaj Bak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688578/reply-to-the-choice-of-prior-in-bayesian-modeling-of-the-information-sampling-task
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LETTER
Daniel Bennett, Murat Yücel, Carsten Murawski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711193/nociceptin-receptors-in-alcohol-use-disorders-a%C3%A2-positron-emission-tomography-study-using-11-c-nop-1a
#15
Rajesh Narendran, Roberto Ciccocioppo, Brian Lopresti, Jennifer Paris, Michael L Himes, N Scott Mason
BACKGROUND: The neuropeptide transmitter nociceptin, which binds to the nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (NOP) receptor, is a core component of the brain's antistress system. Nociceptin exerts its antistress effect by counteracting the functions of corticotropin-releasing factor, the primary stress-mediating neuropeptide in the brain. Basic investigations support a role for medications that target nociceptin receptors in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. Thus, it is of high interest to measure the in vivo status of NOP receptors in individuals with alcohol use disorders...
May 31, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651789/interactions-among-working-memory-reinforcement-learning-and-effort-in-value-based-choice-a-new-paradigm-and-selective-deficits-in-schizophrenia
#16
Anne G E Collins, Matthew A Albrecht, James A Waltz, James M Gold, Michael J Frank
BACKGROUND: When studying learning, researchers directly observe only the participants' choices, which are often assumed to arise from a unitary learning process. However, a number of separable systems, such as working memory (WM) and reinforcement learning (RL), contribute simultaneously to human learning. Identifying each system's contributions is essential for mapping the neural substrates contributing in parallel to behavior; computational modeling can help to design tasks that allow such a separable identification of processes and infer their contributions in individuals...
May 31, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651788/mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-independent-antidepressant-effects-of-r-ketamine-in-a-social-defeat-stress-model
#17
Chun Yang, Qian Ren, Youge Qu, Ji-Chun Zhang, Min Ma, Chao Dong, Kenji Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: The role of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in the antidepressant effects of ketamine is controversial. In addition to mTOR, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is a key signaling molecule in prominent pathways that regulate protein synthesis. (R)-Ketamine has a greater potency and longer-lasting antidepressant effects than (S)-ketamine. Here we investigated whether mTOR signaling and ERK signaling play a role in the antidepressant effects of two enantiomers...
May 31, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619481/computational-psychosomatics-and-computational-psychiatry-toward-a-joint-framework-for-differential-diagnosis
#18
REVIEW
Frederike H Petzschner, Lilian A E Weber, Tim Gard, Klaas E Stephan
This article outlines how a core concept from theories of homeostasis and cybernetics, the inference-control loop, may be used to guide differential diagnosis in computational psychiatry and computational psychosomatics. In particular, we discuss 1) how conceptualizing perception and action as inference-control loops yields a joint computational perspective on brain-world and brain-body interactions and 2) how the concrete formulation of this loop as a hierarchical Bayesian model points to key computational quantities that inform a taxonomy of potential disease mechanisms...
May 25, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673442/when-habits-are-dangerous-alcohol-expectancies-and-habitual-decision-making-predict-relapse-in-alcohol-dependence
#19
Miriam Sebold, Stephan Nebe, Maria Garbusow, Matthias Guggenmos, Daniel J Schad, Anne Beck, Soeren Kuitunen-Paul, Christian Sommer, Robin Frank, Peter Neu, Ulrich S Zimmermann, Michael A Rapp, Michael N Smolka, Quentin J M Huys, Florian Schlagenhauf, Andreas Heinz
BACKGROUND: Addiction is supposedly characterized by a shift from goal-directed to habitual decision making, thus facilitating automatic drug intake. The two-step task allows distinguishing between these mechanisms by computationally modeling goal-directed and habitual behavior as model-based and model-free control. In addicted patients, decision making may also strongly depend upon drug-associated expectations. Therefore, we investigated model-based versus model-free decision making and its neural correlates as well as alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent patients and healthy controls and assessed treatment outcome in patients...
May 22, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666525/untangling-genetic-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
REVIEW
Anna A Pimenova, Towfique Raj, Alison M Goate
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder caused by fully penetrant single gene mutations in a minority of cases, while the majority of cases are sporadic or show modest familial clustering. These cases are of late onset and likely result from the interaction of many genes and the environment. More than 30 loci have been implicated in AD by a combination of linkage, genome-wide association, and whole genome/exome sequencing. We have learned from these studies that perturbations in endolysosomal, lipid metabolism, and immune response pathways substantially contribute to sporadic AD pathogenesis...
May 22, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
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