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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782905/pathology-of-nnos-expressing-gabaergic-neurons-in-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#1
Seungho Choi, Je-Seong Won, Steven L Carroll, Balasubramaniam Annamalai, Inderjit Singh, Avtar K Singh
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia that is often accompanied by mood and emotional disturbances and seizures. There is growing body of evidence that neurons expressing γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) play an important role in regulation of cognition, mood, and emotion as well as seizure susceptibility, but participation of GABAergic neuronal pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is not understood well at present. Here, we report that transgenic mice expressing human amyloid precursor protein Swedish-Deutch-Iowa mutant (APPSweDI ) exhibit early loss of neurons expressing GAD67, a GABA synthesizing enzyme, in advance to the loss of pyramidal neurons in hippocampal CA1 region...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782904/intracellular-s1p-levels-dictates-fate-of-different-regions-of-the-hippocampus-following-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia
#2
Sherif Rashad, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Daisuke Saigusa, Xiaobo Han, Mika Sato-Maeda, Ritsumi Saito, Akira Uruno, Miki Fujimura, Shuntaro Ikawa, Masayuki Yamamoto, Teiji Tominaga
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a sphingolipid molecule produced by the action of sphingosine kinases (SphK) on sphingosine. It possesses various intracellular functions through its interactions with intracellular proteins or via its action on five G-protein-coupled cell membrane receptors. Following transient global cerebral ischaemia (tGCI), only the CA1 subregion of the hippocampus undergoes apoptosis. In this study, we evaluated S1P levels and S1P processing enzyme expression in different hippocampal areas following tGCI in rats...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782815/reprint-of-initial-uncertainty-impacts-statistical-learning-in-sound-sequence-processing
#3
Juanita Todd, Alexander Provost, Lisa Whitson, Daniel Mullens
This paper features two studies confirming a lasting impact of first learning on how subsequent experience is weighted in early relevance-filtering processes. In both studies participants were exposed to sequences of sound that contained a regular pattern on two different timescales. Regular patterning in sound is readily detected by the auditory system and used to form "prediction models" that define the most likely properties of sound to be encountered in a given context. The presence and strength of these prediction models is inferred from changes in automatically elicited components of auditory evoked potentials...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777754/hmgb1-neutralization-attenuates-hippocampal-neuronal-death-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rats-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-suppressing-inflammatory-responses-and-oxidative-stress
#4
Yue Hei, Rong Chen, Xicai Yi, Qianfa Long, Dakuan Gao, Weiping Liu
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) acts as a proinflammatory molecule once released into the extracellular space and inhibition of HMGB1 signaling has been reported be neuroprotective in neurodegenerative diseases. Besides, chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) causes cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative diseases. Here we tested the protective role of HMGB1 inhibition using anti-HMGB1 neutralizing antibody (Ab) against CCH in rats after bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (2VO). 169 male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent 2VO or sham operation...
May 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777753/characterization-of-impaired-cerebrovascular-structure-in-app-ps1-mouse-brains
#5
Kee-Chan Ahn, Cameron R Learman, Gary L Dunbar, Panchanan Maiti, Won-Cheoul Jang, Hyeon-Cheol Cha, Mee-Sook Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is defined by senile plaques, tauopathy and neuronal cell death in specific area of the brain. Recent studies suggest that neurovascular dysfunction may be an integral part of AD pathogenesis, contributing to the onset and development of AD pathologies such as neuronal death, inflammatory response, and breakdown of blood brain barrier (BBB). In addition, vascular complications caused by age-related metabolic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure have high incidence in development of dementia and AD...
May 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775703/ultrastructural-characterization-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-and-neuropeptide-y-in-the-rat-locus-coeruleus-anatomical-evidence-for-putative-interactions
#6
Catherine C Theisen, Beverly A S Reyes, E L Sabban, Elisabeth J Van Bockstaele
As a neurochemical mediator of stress resilience, NPY has been shown to oppose excitatory effects of the pro-stress neuropeptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). Previous studies have described the anatomical organization of NPY and CRF in the central nucleus of the amygdala, which sends CRF projections to the locus coeruleus (LC), activating LC norepinephrine release. However, the cellular substrates for interactions between NPY and CRF in the LC remain unknown. In this study, we investigated these anatomical substrates in the male rat LC, using immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, and immunoelectron microscopy to detect NPY and CRF, as well as CRF and Y1 or Y2 receptors (Y1R or Y2R)...
May 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775702/abnormal-sleep-architecture-and-hippocampal-circuit-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-fragile-x-syndrome
#7
Christine E Boone, Heydar Davoudi, Jon B Harrold, David J Foster
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability and single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder. The Fmr1 null mouse models much of the human disease including hyperarousal, sensory hypersensitivity, seizure activity, and hippocampus-dependent cognitive impairment. Sleep architecture is disorganized in FXS patients, but has not been examined in Fmr1 knockout (Fmr1-KO) mice. Hippocampal neural activity during sleep, which is implicated in memory processing, also remains uninvestigated in Fmr1-KO mice...
May 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775701/lithium-posttreatment-alleviates-blood-brain-barrier-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
#8
Weishan Li, Rui Li, Sha Zhao, Cheng Jiang, Zhen Liu, Xiaobo Tang
Vasogenic cerebral edema formation after blood brain barrier (BBB) damage aggravates the devastating consequences of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The present study aims to probe into a therapeutic method on BBB preservation after ICH with a glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitor, lithium. Intrastriatal infusion of semicoagulated autologous whole blood or sham surgery was performed on male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (n = 208).Experimental animals received administration of 4,6-disubstitutedpyrrolo-pyrimidine (TWS119), lithium alone or in combination with a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, wortmannin, after ICH...
May 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772344/the-expression-of-galanin-in-the-parafacial-respiratory-group-and-its-effects-on-respiration-in-neonatal-rats
#9
Tara G Bautista, Angelina Y Fong, Paul M Pilowsky, Keiko Ikeda, Kiyoshi Kawakami, Darko Spirovski, Hiroshi Onimaru
The inhibitory peptide galanin is expressed within the retrotrapezoidal nucleus (RTN) - a key central chemoreceptor site that also contains the active expiratory oscillator. It was previously reported that microinjection of galanin into pre-Bötzinger complex - containing the inspiratory oscillator - exerts inhibitory effects on inspiratory motor output and respiratory rhythm. In neonatal rats, the present study aimed to investigate: 1) expression of galanin within the parafacial respiratory group (pFRG), which overlaps anatomically and functionally with the adult RTN, and; 2) effects of galanin on respiratory rhythm using the in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation...
May 14, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772343/brain-stimulation-differentially-modulates-nociception-and-inflammation-in-aversive-and-non-aversive-behavioural-conditions
#10
G S Bassi, A Kanashiro, G J Rodrigues, F Q Cunha, N C Coimbra, L Ulloa
Inflammation and pain are major clinical burdens contributing to multiple disorders and limiting the quality of life of patients. We previously reported that brain electrical stimulation can attenuate joint inflammation in experimental arthritis. Here, we report that non-aversive electrical stimulation of the locus coeruleus (LC), the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PVN) or the ventrolateral column of the periaqueductal grey matter (vlPAG) decreases thermal pain sensitivity, knee inflammation and synovial neutrophilic infiltration in ratswith intra-articular zymosan...
May 14, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758253/responsive-neural-activities-in-the-primary-visual-cortex-of-retinal-degenerated-rats
#11
Yi Wang, Ke Chen, Leanne Lai Hang Chan
To study the responsive neural activities in the primary visual cortex (V1) of retinal degeneration (RD) models, experiments involving the wild type (WT) and RD rats were conducted. The neural responses in the V1 were recorded extracellularly, while a visual stimulus with varied light intensity was given to the subjects. First, the firing rate and its relationship with light intensity were compared between the WT and RD groups. Second, the mutual information (MI) between the visual stimulus and neural response was determined for every isolated unit to quantify the amount and efficiency of information transmission in the V1 for both the control and experimental groups...
May 11, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758252/depression-resistant-phenotype-in-mice-overexpressing-regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-8-rgs8
#12
Yuki Kobayashi, Risa Takemoto, Shogo Yamato, Tomoya Okada, Michihiko Iijima, Yoshikatsu Uematsu, Shigeyuki Chaki, Yumiko Saito
Regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins are negative regulators of heterotrimeric G proteins that act by accelerating Gα-mediated GTPase activity to terminate G protein-coupled receptor-associated signaling. RGS8 is expressed in several brain regions involved with movement and mood. To investigate the role of RGS8 in vivo, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing brain RGS8 (RGS8tg). RGS8 gene and protein expressions were examined by real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively, and a significant increase in RGS8 protein was detected in the hippocampal CA1 region compared with wild-type mice (WT)...
May 11, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753864/long-term-reductions-in-the-population-of-gabaergic-interneurons-in-the-mouse-hippocampus-following-developmental-ethanol-exposure
#13
Clark W Bird, Devin H Taylor, Natalie J Pinkowski, G Jill Chavez, C Fernando Valenzuela
Developmental exposure to ethanol leads to a constellation of cognitive and behavioral abnormalities known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). Many cell types throughout the central nervous system are negatively impacted by gestational alcohol exposure, including inhibitory, GABAergic interneurons. Little evidence exists, however, describing the long-term impact of fetal alcohol exposure on survival of interneurons within the hippocampal formation, which is critical for learning and memory processes that are impaired in individuals with FASDs...
May 10, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753863/sex-differences-in-the-subcellular-distribution-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-1-in-the-rat-hippocampus-following-chronic-immobilization-stress
#14
Helena R McAlinn, Batsheva Reich, Natalina H Contoreggi, Renata Poulton Kamakura, Andreina G Dyer, Bruce S McEwen, Elizabeth M Waters, Teresa A Milner
Corticotropin releasing factor receptors (CRFR1) contribute to stress-induced adaptations in hippocampal structure and function that can affect learning and memory processes. Our prior studies showed that female rats with elevated estrogens compared to males have more plasmalemmal CRFR1 in CA1 pyramidal cells, suggesting a greater sensitivity to stress. Here, we examined the distribution of hippocampal CRFR1 following chronic immobilization stress (CIS) in female and male rats using immuno-electron microscopy...
May 10, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753862/new-insights-into-microglia-neuron-interactions-a-neuron-s-perspective
#15
REVIEW
Balázs Pósfai, Csaba Cserép, Barbara Orsolits, Ádám Dénes
Microglia are the primary immune cells of the central nervous system. However, recent data indicate that microglia also contribute to diverse physiological and pathophysiological processes that extend beyond immune-related functions and there is a growing interest to understand the mechanisms through which microglia interact with other cells in the brain. In particular, the molecular processes that contribute to microglia-neuron communication in the healthy brain and their role in common brain diseases have been intensively studied during the last decade...
May 10, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753861/different-neural-processing-of-umami-and-salty-taste-determined-by-umami-identification-ability-independent-of-repeated-umami-exposure
#16
Pengfei Han, Mohebbat Mohebbi, Manja Unrath, Cornelia Hummel, Thomas Hummel
There is a large inter-individual variation for umami taste perception. However the neural mechanism for this variability is not well understood. This study investigated brain responses to umami and salty taste among individuals with different umami identification abilities and the effect of repeated oral umami exposure on umami identification and neural processing of taste perceptions. Fifteen participants with high umami identification ability ("High Tasters, HT) and fifteen with low umami identification ability ("Low Tasters", LT) underwent three weeks of controlled exposure to umami taste (umami training)...
May 10, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752984/antinociceptive-effects-of-the-antidepressant-phenelzine-are-mediated-by-context-dependent-inhibition-of-neuronal-responses-in-the-dorsal-horn
#17
Liam E Potter, Suzanne Doolen, Katherine Mifflin, Gustavo Tenorio, Glen Baker, Bradley K Taylor, Bradley J Kerr
The putative strong anti-nociceptive properties of the antidepressant phenelzine (PLZ) have not been widely explored as a treatment for pain. Antinociceptive effects of PLZ were identified in the formalin model of tonic pain (Mifflin et al. 2016) and in allodynia associated with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, (EAE) a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (Potter et al. 2016). Here, we further clarify the specific types of stimuli and contexts in which PLZ modulates nociceptive sensitivity. Our findings indicate that PLZ selectively inhibits ongoing inflammatory pain while sparing transient reflexive and acute nociception...
May 9, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752983/orexin-b-modulates-spontaneous-excitatory-and-inhibitory-transmission-in-lamina-ii-neurons-of-adult-rat-spinal-cord
#18
Chong Wang, Tsugumi Fujita, Eiichi Kumamoto
Cellular mechanisms underlying the antinociceptive properties of orexins, a group of neuropeptides produced by the hypothalamus, in the spinal dorsal horn have not been thoroughly investigated. We examined how orexin B affects spontaneous synaptic transmission in lamina II neurons, which play a pivotal role in regulating nociceptive transmission, by applying a whole-cell patch-clamp technique to lamina II neurons in adult rat spinal cord slices. In 66% of neurons tested, bath-applied orexin B concentration-dependently produced an inward current at -70 mV and/or increased the frequency of glutamatergic spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic current (sEPSC) without changing its amplitude, in a manner resistant to the voltage-gated Na+ -channel blocker tetrodotoxin...
May 9, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752925/corrigendum-to-neuroprotective-effect-of-sirt2-specific-inhibitor-ak-7-against-acute-cerebral-ischemia-is-p38-activation-dependent-in-mice-neuroscience-374-2018-61-69
#19
Danhong Wu, Wenmei Lu, Zhenyu Wei, Ming Xu, Xueyuan Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751056/sex-and-trait-anxiety-differences-in-psychological-stress-are-modified-by-environment
#20
James Liu, John Scira, Simone Donaldson, Nina Kajiji, Gordon H Dash, S Tiffany Donaldson
Evidence-based research has revealed how physiological and emotional responses to acute stress are adaptive. However, under conditions of unpredictable or protracted stress, health and drug vulnerability can be compromised. In this study, we examined anxiety-like behavioral responses of 4th generation adolescent male and female Long Evans rats selectively bred for high (HAn) and low (LAn) anxiety-like behavior when housed in an isolated environment (IE) versus a social environment (SE). After 35 days in IE or SE, animals were tested in the elevated plus maze (EPM), injected with amphetamine (AMPH: 0...
May 8, 2018: Neuroscience
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