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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778809/effects-of-propofol-on-ipscs-in-ca1-and-dentate-gyrus-cells-of-rat-hippocampus-propofol-effects-on-hippocampal-cells-ipscs
#1
Masanori Ishiguro, Suguru Kobayashi, Kiyoji Matsuyama, Takashi Nagamine
Propofol (2, 6-diisopropylphenol) is one of the most popular intravenous anesthetic agents. In this study, we compared the effects of propofol on inhibitory postsynaptic currents (IPSCs) induced by single and paired electrical stimulations in CA1 pyramidal cells (CA1-PCs) and dentate gyrus granule cells (DG-GCs) in rat hippocampal slices using the whole cell patch-clamp technique. In the absence of propofol, the amplitude of evoked IPSC by single stimulation and decay time constants were stable in both CA1-PCs and DG-GCs for 30 min...
May 17, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763638/effects-of-sc99-on-cerebral-ischemia-perfusion-injury-in-rats-selective-modulation-of-microglia-polarization-to-m2-phenotype-via-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-pathway
#2
Yiping Ding, Jinhong Qian, Haiying Li, Haitao Shen, Xiang Li, Yan Kong, Zhuan Xu, Gang Chen
Inhibition of Janus kinases 2-Signal transducers and activators of transcription3 (JAK2-STAT3) pathway has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory actions. SC99, a novel specific inhibitor targeting JAK2-STAT3 pathway, has been verified to negatively modulate platelet activation and aggregation in vitro. In current study, a middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R) model was established in Sprague Dawley rats and primary cultured microglia was exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD/R) in vitro...
May 12, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751028/role-of-c1-neurons-in-anti-inflammatory-reflex-mediation-between-afferents-and-efferents
#3
REVIEW
Chikara Abe, Tsuyoshi Inoue
Neuroimmune communication, the connection between the autonomic regulatory pathway and immune cells, has been implicated in the regulation of immune function and inflammation. The role of afferents (vagal afferent and somatic sensory nerves) and efferents (autonomic nervous and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal systems) in the inflammatory reflex has been well studied; however, the central pathway remains unknown. C1 neurons include both catecholaminergic and glutamatergic neurons, which are located in the rostral ventrolateral medulla...
May 8, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709644/performance-monitoring-in-the-medial-frontal-cortex-and-related-neural-networks-from-monitoring-self-actions-to-understanding-others-actions
#4
REVIEW
Taihei Ninomiya, Atsushi Noritake, Markus Ullsperger, Masaki Isoda
Action is a key channel for interacting with the outer world. As such, the ability to monitor actions and their consequences - regardless as to whether they are self-generated or other-generated - is of crucial importance for adaptive behavior. The medial frontal cortex (MFC) has long been studied as a critical node for performance monitoring in nonsocial contexts. Accumulating evidence suggests that the MFC is involved in a wide range of functions necessary for one's own performance monitoring, including error detection, and monitoring and resolving response conflicts...
April 27, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702127/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-improves-the-cognitive-decline-of-alzheimer-s-disease-via-concurrently-inducing-the-expression-of-adam10-and-reducing-the-expression-of-%C3%AE-site-app-cleaving-enzyme-1-in-tg2576-mice
#5
Hongwei Guo, Deyu Xia, Shaohua Liao, Bing Niu, Jigang Tang, Huaiqiang Hu, Hairong Qian, Bingzhen Cao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is primarily characterized by the production and deposit of β-amyloid protein (Aβ) in β-amyloid plaques (APs). On this basis, we investigated whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a growth factor with important neuroprotective activity, may provide a therapeutic opportunity for treating AD. We initially found that the expression and production of VEGF was downregulated in the brains of Tg2576 mice during the course of AD development and progression. Restoring VEGF in the brains of Tg2576 mice antagonized the production and deposit of Aβ in Tg2576 mice...
April 24, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684385/upregulation-of-ca-v-3-2-t-type-calcium-channels-in-adjacent-intact-l4-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-in-neuropathic-pain-rats-with-l5-spinal-nerve-ligation
#6
Qing-Ying Liu, Wen Chen, Shuang Cui, Fei-Fei Liao, Ming Yi, Feng-Yu Liu, You Wan
Besides the injured peripheral dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, the adjacent intact DRG neurons also have important roles in neuropathic pain. Ion channels including Cav 3.2 T-type calcium channel in the DRG neurons are important in the development of neuropathic pain. In the present study, we aimed to examine the expression of Cav 3.2 T-type calcium channels in the intact DRG neurons in neuropathic pain. A neuropathic pain model of rat with lumbar 5 (L5) spinal nerve ligation (SNL) was established, in which the L4 DRG was separated from the axotomized L5 DRG, and the molecular, morphological and electrophysiological changes of Cav 3...
April 20, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630919/vowel-speech-versus-pure-tone-processing-in-healthy-subjects
#7
Hiroko Iino, Katsuya Ohta, Keiko Hara, Miho Miyajima, Minoru Hara, Eisuke Matsushima, Masato Matsuura
To investigate the characteristics of speech perception, we evaluated the differences in mismatch negativity (MMN) between vowel change and frequency change. Additionally, we examined the effects of gender, age, and educational length on MMN. Forty healthy adults (21 females), who were native Japanese speakers, participated in the study. A Japanese vowel-speech pair (standard/a/vs. deviant/o/) and a pure-tone pair (standard 1000 Hz vs. deviant 1050 Hz) were constructed. MMN elicited by vowel-speech sounds was larger and earlier compared with pure-tone sounds...
April 6, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627503/local-traction-force-in-the-proximal-leading-process-triggers-nuclear-translocation-during-neuronal-migration
#8
Hiroki Umeshima, Ken-Ichi Nomura, Shuhei Yoshikawa, Marcel Hörning, Motomu Tanaka, Shinya Sakuma, Fumihito Arai, Makoto Kaneko, Mineko Kengaku
Somal translocation in long bipolar neurons is regulated by actomyosin contractile forces, yet the precise spatiotemporal sites of force generation are unknown. Here we investigate the force dynamics generated during somal translocation using traction force microscopy. Neurons with a short leading process generated a traction force in the growth cone and counteracting forces in the leading and trailing processes. In contrast, neurons with a long leading process generated a force dipole with opposing traction forces in the proximal leading process during nuclear translocation...
April 5, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614249/elavl3-regulates-neuronal-polarity-through-the-alternative-splicing-of-an-embryo-specific-exon-in-ankyring
#9
Yuki Ogawa, Junji Yamaguchi, Masato Yano, Yasuo Uchiyama, Hirotaka James Okano
Alternative splicing of RNAs diversifies the functionalities of proteins, and it is optimized for each cell type and each developmental stage. nElavl (composed of Elavl2, Elavl3, and Elavl4) proteins are the RNA-binding proteins that is specifically expressed in neurons, regulate the alternative splicing of target RNAs, and promote neuronal differentiation and maturation. Recent studies revealed that Elavl3 knockout (Elavl3-/- ) mice completely lost the expression of nElavl proteins in the Purkinje cells and exhibited cerebellar dysfunction...
March 31, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604317/therapeutic-time-window-of-anti-high-mobility-group-box-1-antibody-administration-in-mouse-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
#10
Masahide Nakajo, Naohiro Uezono, Hideyuki Nakashima, Hidenori Wake, Setsuro Komiya, Masahiro Nishibori, Kinichi Nakashima
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurologic disorder that often leads to permanent disability, and there is no effective treatment for it. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) is a damage-associated molecular protein that triggers sterile inflammation upon injuries. We have previously shown that two administrations of neutralizing monoclonal antibody (mAb) against HMGB1 (immediately after (0 hours) and 6 hours after) SCI dramatically improves functional recovery after SCI in mice. However, when considering clinical application, 0 hours after SCI is not practical...
March 28, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580889/behavioral-evaluation-of-auditory-stream-segregation-in-rats
#11
Takahiro Noda, Hirokazu Takahashi
Perceptual organization of sound sequences into separate sound sources or streams is called auditory stream segregation. Neural substrates for this process in both the spectral and temporal domains remain to be elucidated. Despite abundant knowledge about their auditory physiology, behavioral evidence for auditory streaming in rodents is still limited. We provided behavioral evidence for auditory streaming in the go/no-go discrimination task, but not in the two-alternative choice task. In the go/no-go discrimination phase, rats were able to discriminate different rhythms corresponding to segregated or integrated tone sequences in both short inter-tone interval (ITI) and long ITI conditions...
March 23, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580888/characterization-of-mouse-chorda-tympani-responses-evoked-by-stimulation-of-anterior-or-posterior-fungiform-taste-papillae
#12
Stuart A McCaughey
Different gustatory papilla types vary in their locations on the tongue. Distinctions have often made between types, but variation within fungiform papillae has seldom been explored. Here, regional differences in fungiform papillae were investigated by flowing solutions selectively over either an anterior fungiform (AF, tongue tip) or a posterior fungiform (PF, middle third) region as taste-evoked activity was measured in the chorda tympani nerve of C57BL/6J (B6) mice. Significantly larger responses were evoked by NaCl applied to the AF than PF region, and the ENaC blocker amiloride reduced the NaCl response size only for the former...
March 23, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580887/neuroimaging-correlates-of-narcolepsy-with-cataplexy-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Masataka Wada, Masaru Mimura, Yoshihiro Noda, Shotaro Takasu, Eric Plitman, Makoto Honda, Akiyo Natsubori, Kamiyu Ogyu, Ryosuke Tarumi, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Shinichiro Nakajima
Recent developments in neuroimaging techniques have advanced our understanding of biological mechanisms underpinning narcolepsy. We used MEDLINE to retrieve neuroimaging studies to compare patients with narcolepsy and healthy controls. Thirty-seven studies were identified and demonstrated several replicated abnormalities: (1) gray matter reductions in superior frontal, superior and inferior temporal, and middle occipital gyri, hypothalamus, amygdala, insula, hippocampus, cingulate cortex, thalamus, and nucleus accumbens, (2) decreased fractional anisotropy in white matter of fronto-orbital and cingulate area, (3) reduced brain metabolism or cerebral blood flow in middle and superior frontal, and cingulate cortex (4) increased activity in inferior frontal gyri, insula, amygdala, and nucleus accumbens, and (5) N-acetylaspartate/creatine-phosphocreatine level reduction in hypothalamus...
March 23, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550536/salivary-alpha-amylase-and-cortisol-responsiveness-to-stress-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-panic-disorder
#14
Mario Altamura, Salvatore Iuso, Angela Balzotti, Girolamo Francavilla, Andrea Dimitri, Giuseppe Cibelli, Antonello Bellomo, Annamaria Petito
Reported findings on reactivity to stress of the sympathetic-adreno-medullar (SAM) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) systems in panic disorder (PD) are very variable. This inconsistency may be explained by differences in treatment exposure, illness duration and emotion regulation strategies. The present study examined the reactivity to mental stress of the SAM and HPA axes in a sample of first episode, drug naïve patients with PD which avoids confounds of medications exposure and illness chronicity...
March 14, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522783/optical-measurement-of-glutamate-in-slice-preparations-of-the-mouse-retina
#15
M Ohkuma, M Kaneda, S Yoshida, A Fukuda, E Miyachi
Signaling by glutamatergic synapses plays an important role in visual processing in the retina. In this study, we used an enzyme-linked fluorescence assay system to monitor the dynamics of extracellular glutamate in a slice preparation from the mouse retina. High K stimulation induced an elevation of fluorescence in the inner plexiform layer (IPL) of the retina when glutamate transporters were inhibited by dl-threo-β-benzyloxyaspartic acid (TBOA). The high K-induced fluorescence signals in the IPL were inhibited by the calcium channel blocker Cd2+ ...
March 6, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549894/achievements-of-japan-neuroscience-award-winners
#16
EDITORIAL
Hiroyuki Kamiguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438778/gamma-oscillations-in-the-entorhinal-hippocampal-circuit-underlying-memory-and-dementia
#17
REVIEW
Tomoaki Nakazono, Heechul Jun, Mathew Blurton-Jones, Kim N Green, Kei M Igarashi
Gamma oscillations that occur within the entorhinal cortex-hippocampal circuitry play important roles in the formation and retrieval of memory in healthy brains. Recent studies report that gamma oscillations are impaired in the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and AD animal models. Here we review the latest advancements in studies of entorhinal-hippocampal gamma oscillations in healthy memory and dementia. This review is especially salient for readers in Alzheimer's research field not familiar with in vivo electrophysiology...
April 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061320/arginine-vasopressin-signaling-in-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-on-the-resilience-of-circadian-clock-to-jet-lag
#18
Yoshiaki Yamaguchi
Almost all organisms on Earth have an internal biological clock, known as the circadian clock. This clock system drives robust oscillations in metabolism, physiology, and behavior, such as hormone secretions, blood pressure, and sleep/wake cycles, with a period of approximately 24h. In mammals, circadian rhythms are generated by a timing system comprised of a master pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the anterior hypothalamus, which orchestrates the clocks in the peripheral tissues. Jet lag, caused by an abrupt change of environmental light-dark cycles, induces a temporal misalignment of the output signal from SCN...
April 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826905/molecular-membrane-dynamics-insights-into-synaptic-function-and-neuropathological-disease
#19
REVIEW
Hiroko Bannai
The fluid mosaic model states that molecules in the plasma membrane can freely undergo lateral diffusion; however, in neurons and glia, specific membrane molecules are concentrated in cellular microdomains to overcome the randomizing effects of free diffusion. This specialized distribution of membrane molecules is crucial for various cell functions; one example is the accumulation of neurotransmitter receptors at the postsynaptic neuronal membrane, which enables efficient synaptic transmission. Quantum dot-single particle tracking (QD-SPT) is a super-resolution imaging technique that uses semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots as fluorescent probes, and is a powerful tool for analyzing protein and lipid behavior in the plasma membrane...
April 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774814/the-role-of-the-serotonergic-system-in-motor-control
#20
REVIEW
Takashi Kawashima
The serotonergic system in the vertebrate brain is implicated in various behaviors and diseases. Its involvement in motor control has been studied for over half a century, but efforts to build a unified model of its functions have been hampered due to the complexity of serotonergic neuromodulation. This review summarizes the anatomical structure of the serotonergic system, its afferent and efferent connections to other brain regions, and recent insights into the sensorimotor computations in the serotonergic system, and considers future research directions into the roles of serotonergic system in motor control...
April 2018: Neuroscience Research
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