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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236431/catamenial-like-seizure-exacerbation-in-mice-with-targeted-ablation-of-extrasynaptic-%C3%AE-gaba-a-receptors-in-the-brain
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Bryan L Clossen, Doodipala Samba Reddy
Neurosteroids play a key role in catamenial epilepsy, a menstrual cycle-related seizure clustering in women with epilepsy. While neurosteroids act on all GABA-A receptor isoforms, they cause greater effects on extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors that mediate tonic inhibition in the brain. Previously, we identified a potential GABA-A receptor mechanism for catamenial epilepsy. However, the precise functional role of extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors in the pathophysiology of catamenial epilepsy remains unclear. In this study, we utilized mice lacking extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors (δKO) to investigate whether reduction of tonic inhibition affects catamenial seizure susceptibility or intensity...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233934/idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-patient-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-function-as-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons-in-rodent-brains
#2
Tetsuhiro Kikuchi, Asuka Morizane, Daisuke Doi, Keisuke Okita, Masato Nakagawa, Hodaka Yamakado, Haruhisa Inoue, Ryosuke Takahashi, Jun Takahashi
Patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a promising source for cell transplantation therapy. In Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, however, their vulnerability and the transmission of pathological α-Synuclein are possible drawbacks that may prevent PD-specific iPSCs (PDiPSCs) from being used in clinical settings. In this study, we generated iPSCs from idiopathic PD patients and found that there was no significant vulnerability between dopaminergic (DA) neurons generated from healthy individuals and idiopathic PD patients...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225560/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders
#3
Cristina A Ghiani, Victor Faundez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225555/pain-from-genes-and-proteins-to-cells-in-the-living-organism
#4
Charlie H T Kwok, Tuan Trang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225166/journal-of-neuroscience-research-policy-on-addressing-sex-as-a-biological-variable-comments-clarifications-and-elaborations
#5
Gina Rippon, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Anelis Kaiser, Daphna Joel, Cordelia Fine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218471/%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-%C3%AE-gabaa-receptors-in-dorsal-hippocampal-ca1-of-adolescent-female-rats-traffic-to-the-plasma-membrane-of-dendritic-spines-following-voluntary-exercise-and-contribute-to-protection-of-animals-from-activity-based-anorexia-through-localization-at-excitatory
#6
Chiye Aoki, Yi-Wen Chen, Tara Gunkali Chowdhury, Walter Piper
In hippocampal CA1 of adolescent female rodents, α4βδ-GABAA receptors (α4βδ-GABAA Rs) suppress excitability of pyramidal neurons through shunting inhibition at excitatory synapses. This contributes to anxiolysis of stressed animals. Socially isolated adolescent female rats with 8 days of wheel access, the last 4 days of which entail restricted food access, have been shown to exhibit excessive exercise, choosing to run instead of eat (activity-based anorexia [ABA]). Upregulation of α4βδ-GABAA Rs in the dorsal hippocampal CA1 (DH), seen among some ABA animals, correlates with suppression of excessive exercise...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213929/exploration-of-the-brn4-regulated-genes-enhancing-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-by-rna-sequencing
#7
Jingjing Guo, Xiang Cheng, Lei Zhang, Linmei Wang, Yongxin Mao, Guixiang Tian, Wenhao Xu, Yuhao Wu, Zhi Ma, Jianbing Qin, Meiling Tian, Guohua Jin, Wei Shi, Xinhua Zhang
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis is essential for learning and memory, and its dysfunction is involved in neurodegenerative diseases. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying adult hippocampal neurogenesis are still largely unknown. Our previous studies indicated that the transcription factor Brn4 was upregulated and promoted neuronal differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in the surgically denervated hippocampus in rats. In this study, we use high-throughput RNA sequencing to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the enhancement of adult hippocampal neurogenesis induced by lentivirus-mediated Brn4 overexpression in vivo...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213911/health-and-disease-an-orchestra-of-three-players-serotonin-orexins-and-nitric-oxide
#8
LETTER
Simona Tafuri, Valeria De Pasquale, Anna Costagliola, Rossella Della Morte, Luigi Avallone, Luigi Michele Pavone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198552/cortical-spreading-depolarizations-in-the-postresuscitation-period-in-a-cardiac-arrest-male-rat-model
#9
Frederik Boe Hansen, Niels Secher, Morten Skovgaard Jensen, Leif Østergaard, Else Tønnesen, Asger Granfeldt
Neurological injury develops over days following cardiac arrest (CA); however, the exact mechanisms remain unknown. After stroke or trauma, the progression of neurological injury is associated with cortical-spreading depolarizations (CSDs). The objective was to investigate whether CA and subsequent resuscitation in rats are associated with 1) the development of spontaneous negative direct current (DC) shifts indicative of CSDs, and 2) changes in artificially induced CSDs in the postresuscitation period. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into four groups: 1) CA 90, 2) Control 90, 3) CA 360, and 4) Control 360...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186671/modeling-neurodevelopmental-and-psychiatric-diseases-with-human-ipscs
#10
REVIEW
Zhexing Wen
Neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, are complex and heterogeneous disorders that affect a large portion of the world's population. While the causes are still poorly understood, currently available treatments are limited; the development of rational therapeutics based on an understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease is imperative. The breakthrough technology of deriving induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), reprogrammed from somatic cells of healthy subjects or patients, offers an unprecedented opportunity to recapitulate both normal and pathological development of human tissue, thereby opening up a new avenue for disease modeling and drug development in a more genetically tractable and disease-relevant system...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186670/rab7-may-be-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-neurologic-diseases-as-a-key-regulator-in-autophagy
#11
REVIEW
Haixia Wen, Lixuan Zhan, Siyuan Chen, Long Long, En Xu
Macroautophagy is an evolutionally conserved membrane trafficking pathway that delivers intracellular materials to lysosomes for degradation and recycling. Rab7, as a member of the Rab GTPase superfamily, has a unique role in the regulation of macroautophagy, especially in modulating autophagy flux. The functional states of Rab7 generally switch between GTP-bound and GDP-bound states under the control of guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) and GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs). Activated GTP-Rab7 is capable of regulating autophagosome formation, autophagosome transportation along microtubules, endosome and autophagosome maturation, as well as lysosome biogenesis via interacting with its effector molecules...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186348/transplantation-with-hypoxia-preconditioned-mesenchymal-stem-cells-suppresses-brain-injury-caused-by-cardiac-arrest-induced-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#12
Ji-Wen Wang, Yu-Ru Qiu, Yue Fu, Jun Liu, Zhi-Jie He, Zi-Tong Huang
Cardiac arrest-induced global cerebral ischemia is a main cause of neurological dysfunction in emergency medicine. Transplantation with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been used in stroke models to repair the ischemic brain injury, but it is little studied in models with global cerebral ischemia. In the present study, a hypoxia precondition was used to improve the efficacy of MSC transplantation, given the low survival and migration rates and limited differentiation capacities of MSCs. We found that hypoxia can increase the expansion and migration of MSCs by activating the PI3K/AKT and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α/CXC chemokine receptor-4 pathways...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151589/from-blast-to-bench-a-translational-mini-review-of-posttraumatic-headache
#13
REVIEW
Laura S Moye, Amynah A Pradhan
Current events within the military and professional sports have resulted in an increased recognition of the long-term and debilitating consequences of traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury accounts for the majority of head injuries, and posttraumatic headache is the most common adverse effect. It is estimated that between 30% to 90% of traumatic brain injuries result in posttraumatic headache, and for a significant number of people this headache disorder can continue for up to and over a year post injury...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151564/axonal-sprouting-in-commissurally-projecting-parvalbumin-expressing-interneurons
#14
Zoé Christenson Wick, Caara H Leintz, Casey Xamonthiene, Bin H Huang, Esther Krook-Magnuson
Previous research has shown that in vivo on-demand optogenetic stimulation of inhibitory interneurons expressing parvalbumin (PV) is sufficient to suppress seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Surprisingly, this intervention was capable of suppressing seizures when PV-expressing interneurons were stimulated ipsilateral or contralateral to the presumed seizure focus, raising the possibility of commissural inhibition in TLE. There are mixed reports regarding commissural PV interneuron projections in the healthy hippocampus, and it was previously unknown whether these connections would be maintained or modified following the network reorganization associated with TLE...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151561/monoamine-oxidase-a-and-b-activities-in-the-cerebellum-and-frontal-cortex-of-children-and-young-adults-with-autism
#15
Feng Gu, Ved Chauhan, Abha Chauhan
Monoamine oxidases (MAOs) catalyze the metabolism of monoamine neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, and are key regulators for brain function. In this study, we analyzed the activities of MAO-A and MAO-B in the cerebellum and frontal cortex from subjects with autism and age-matched control subjects. In the cerebellum, MAO-A activity in subjects with autism (aged 4-38 years) was significantly lower by 20.6% than in controls. When the subjects were divided into children (aged 4-12 years) and young adults (aged 13-38 years) subgroups, a significant decrease by 27...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151556/probing-nano-organization-of-astroglia-with-multi-color-super-resolution-microscopy
#16
Janosch P Heller, Piotr Michaluk, Kohtaroh Sugao, Dmitri A Rusakov
Astroglia are essential for brain development, homeostasis, and metabolic support. They also contribute actively to the formation and regulation of synaptic circuits, by successfully handling, integrating, and propagating physiological signals of neural networks. The latter occurs mainly by engaging a versatile mechanism of internal Ca(2+) fluctuations and regenerative waves prompting targeted release of signaling molecules into the extracellular space. Astroglia also show substantial structural plasticity associated with age- and use-dependent changes in neural circuitry...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151554/activity-dependent-modulation-of-intracellular-atp-in-cultured-cortical-astrocytes
#17
Ulrike Winkler, Pauline Seim, Yvonne Enzbrenner, Susanne Köhler, Marit Sicker, Johannes Hirrlinger
Brain function is absolutely dependent on an appropriate supply of energy. A shortfall in supply-as occurs, for instance, following stroke-can lead rapidly to irreversible damage to this vital organ. While the consequences of pathophysiological energy depletion have been well documented, much less is known about the physiological energy dynamics of brain cells, although changes in the intracellular concentration of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the major energy carrier of cells, have been postulated to contribute to cellular signaling...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151548/lack-of-appropriate-stoichiometry-strong-evidence-against-an-energetically-important-astrocyte-neuron-lactate-shuttle-in-brain
#18
REVIEW
Gerald A Dienel
Glutamate-stimulated aerobic glycolysis in astrocytes coupled with lactate shuttling to neurons where it can be oxidized was proposed as a mechanism to couple excitatory neuronal activity with glucose utilization (CMRglc ) during brain activation. From the outset, this model was not viable because it did not fulfill critical stoichiometric requirements: (i) Calculated glycolytic rates and measured lactate release rates were discordant in cultured astrocytes. (ii) Lactate oxidation requires oxygen consumption, but the oxygen-glucose index (OGI, calculated as CMRO2 /CMRglc ) fell during activation in human brain, and the small rise in CMRO2 could not fully support oxidation of lactate produced by disproportionate increases in CMRglc ...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150887/differential-effects-of-energy-deprivation-on-intracellular-sodium-homeostasis-in-neurons-and-astrocytes
#19
REVIEW
Niklas J Gerkau, Cordula Rakers, Gabor C Petzold, Christine R Rose
The maintenance of a low intracellular sodium concentration by the Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase (NKA) is critical for brain function. In both neurons and glial cells, NKA activity is required to counteract changes in the sodium gradient due to opening of voltage- and ligand-gated channels and/or activation of sodium-dependent secondary active transporters. Because NKA consumes about 50% of cellular ATP, sodium homeostasis is strictly dependent on an intact cellular energy metabolism. Despite the high energetic costs of electrical signaling, neurons do not contain significant energy stores themselves, but rely on a close metabolic interaction with surrounding astrocytes...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150867/astroglial-glutamate-transporters-in-the-brain-regulating-neurotransmitter-homeostasis-and-synaptic-transmission
#20
REVIEW
Ciaran Murphy-Royal, Julien Dupuis, Laurent Groc, Stéphane H R Oliet
Astrocytes, the major glial cell type in the central nervous system (CNS), are critical for brain function and have been implicated in various disorders of the central nervous system. These cells are involved in a wide range of cerebral processes including brain metabolism, control of central blood flow, ionic homeostasis, fine-tuning synaptic transmission, and neurotransmitter clearance. Such varied roles can be efficiently carried out due to the intimate interactions astrocytes maintain with neurons, the vasculature, as well as with other glial cells...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
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