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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900211/in-vivo-expression-of-reprogramming-factors-increases-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-chronic-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
#1
Soohyun Wi, Ji Hea Yu, MinGi Kim, Sung-Rae Cho
Neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity can be stimulated in vivo in the brain. In this study, we hypothesized that in vivo expression of reprogramming factors such as Klf4, Sox2, Oct4, and c-Myc would facilitate endogenous neurogenesis and functional recovery. CD-1® mice were induced at 1 week of age by unilaterally carotid artery ligation and exposure to hypoxia. At 6 weeks of age, mice were injected GFP only or both four reprogramming factors and GFP into lateral ventricle. Passive avoidance task and open field test were performed to evaluate neurobehavioral function...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895941/midbrain-frequency-representation-following-moderately-intense-neonatal-sound-exposure-in-a-precocious-animal-model-chinchilla-laniger
#2
Lisa M D'Alessandro, Robert V Harrison
Auditory brain areas undergo reorganization resulting from abnormal sensory input during early postnatal development. This is evident from studies at the cortical level but it remains unclear whether there is reorganization in the auditory midbrain in a species similar to the human, that is, with early hearing onset. We have explored midbrain plasticity in the chinchilla, a precocious species that matches the human in terms of hearing development. Neonatal chinchillas were chronically exposed to a 2 kHz narrowband sound at 70 dB SPL for 4 weeks...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891256/scale-dependent-signal-identification-in-low-dimensional-subspace-motor-imagery-task-classification
#3
Qingshan She, Haitao Gan, Yuliang Ma, Zhizeng Luo, Tom Potter, Yingchun Zhang
Motor imagery electroencephalography (EEG) has been successfully used in locomotor rehabilitation programs. While the noise-assisted multivariate empirical mode decomposition (NA-MEMD) algorithm has been utilized to extract task-specific frequency bands from all channels in the same scale as the intrinsic mode functions (IMFs), identifying and extracting the specific IMFs that contain significant information remain difficult. In this paper, a novel method has been developed to identify the information-bearing components in a low-dimensional subspace without prior knowledge...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872764/genetic-regulation-of-maternal-oxytocin-response-and-its-influences-on-maternal-behavior
#4
Divya Mehta, Valsamma Eapen, Jane Kohlhoff, Antonio Mendoza Diaz, Bryanne Barnett, Derrick Silove, Mark R Dadds
We interrogated the genetic modulation of maternal oxytocin response and its association with maternal behavior using genetic risk scores within the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene. We identified a novel SNP, rs968389, to be significantly associated with maternal oxytocin response after a challenging mother-infant interaction task (Still Face Paradigm) and maternal separation anxiety from the infant. Performing a multiallelic analysis across OXTR by calculating a cumulative genetic risk score revealed a significant gene-by-environment (G × E) interaction, with OXTR genetic risk score interacting with adult separation anxiety to modulate levels of maternal sensitivity...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872763/effects-of-microtubule-stabilization-by-epothilone-b-depend-on-the-type-and-age-of-neurons
#5
Eun-Hae Jang, Aeri Sim, Sun-Kyoung Im, Eun-Mi Hur
Several studies have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of applying microtubule- (MT-) stabilizing agents (MSAs) that cross the blood-brain barrier to promote axon regeneration and prevent axonal dystrophy in rodent models of spinal cord injury and neurodegenerative diseases. Paradoxically, administration of MSAs, which have been widely prescribed to treat malignancies, is well known to cause debilitating peripheral neuropathy and axon degeneration. Despite the growing interest of applying MSAs to treat the injured or degenerating central nervous system (CNS), consequences of MSA exposure to neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system (PNS) have not been thoroughly investigated...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872762/understanding-the-functional-plasticity-in-neural-networks-of-the-basal-ganglia-in-cocaine-use-disorder-a-role-for-allosteric-receptor-receptor-interactions-in-a2a-d2-heteroreceptor-complexes
#6
REVIEW
Dasiel O Borroto-Escuela, Karolina Wydra, Julia Pintsuk, Manuel Narvaez, Fidel Corrales, Magdalena Zaniewska, Luigi F Agnati, Rafael Franco, Sergio Tanganelli, Luca Ferraro, Malgorzata Filip, Kjell Fuxe
Our hypothesis is that allosteric receptor-receptor interactions in homo- and heteroreceptor complexes may form the molecular basis of learning and memory. This principle is illustrated by showing how cocaine abuse can alter the adenosine A2AR-dopamine D2R heterocomplexes and their receptor-receptor interactions and hereby induce neural plasticity in the basal ganglia. Studies with A2AR ligands using cocaine self-administration procedures indicate that antagonistic allosteric A2AR-D2R heterocomplexes of the ventral striatopallidal GABA antireward pathway play a significant role in reducing cocaine induced reward, motivation, and cocaine seeking...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867666/plasma-membrane-targeting-of-protocadherin-15-is-regulated-by-the-golgi-associated-chaperone-protein-pist
#7
Hongyun Nie, Yueyue Liu, Xiaolei Yin, Huiren Cao, Yanfei Wang, Wei Xiong, Yushuang Lin, Zhigang Xu
Protocadherin 15 (PCDH15) is a core component of hair cell tip-links and crucial for proper function of inner ear hair cells. Mutations of PCDH15 gene cause syndromic and nonsyndromic hearing loss. At present, the regulatory mechanisms responsible for the intracellular transportation of PCDH15 largely remain unknown. Here we show that PIST, a Golgi-associated, PDZ domain-containing protein, interacts with PCDH15. The interaction is mediated by the PDZ domain of PIST and the C-terminal PDZ domain-binding interface (PBI) of PCDH15...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867665/dose-dependent-differential-effect-of-neurotrophic-factors-on-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-regeneration-of-motor-and-sensory-neurons
#8
Daniel Santos, Francisco Gonzalez-Perez, Xavier Navarro, Jaume Del Valle
Although peripheral axons can regenerate after nerve transection and repair, functional recovery is usually poor due to inaccurate reinnervation. Neurotrophic factors promote directional guidance to regenerating axons and their selective application may help to improve functional recovery. Hence, we have characterized in organotypic cultures of spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia the effect of GDNF, FGF-2, NGF, NT-3, and BDNF at different concentrations on motor and sensory neurite outgrowth. In vitro results show that GDNF and FGF-2 enhanced both motor and sensory neurite outgrowth, NGF and NT-3 were the most selective to enhance sensory neurite outgrowth, and high doses of BDNF selectively enhanced motor neurite outgrowth...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867664/the-case-for-musical-instrument-training-in-cerebral-palsy-for-neurorehabilitation
#9
REVIEW
Ana Alves-Pinto, Varvara Turova, Tobias Blumenstein, Renée Lampe
Recent imaging studies in cerebral palsy (CP) have described several brain structural changes, functional alterations, and neuroplastic processes that take place after brain injury during early development. These changes affect motor pathways as well as sensorimotor networks. Several of these changes correlate with behavioral measures of motor and sensory disability. It is now widely acknowledged that management of sensory deficits is relevant for rehabilitation in CP. Playing a musical instrument demands the coordination of hand movements with integrated auditory, visual, and tactile feedback, in a process that recruits multiple brain regions...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847649/neuregulin-1-regulates-cortical-inhibitory-neuron-dendrite-and-synapse-growth-through-disc1
#10
Brianna K Unda, Vickie Kwan, Karun K Singh
Cortical inhibitory neurons play crucial roles in regulating excitatory synaptic networks and cognitive function and aberrant development of these cells have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders. The secreted neurotrophic factor Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) and its receptor ErbB4 are established regulators of inhibitory neuron connectivity, but the developmental signalling mechanisms regulating this process remain poorly understood. Here, we provide evidence that NRG1-ErbB4 signalling functions through the multifunctional scaffold protein, Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1), to regulate the development of cortical inhibitory interneuron dendrite and synaptic growth...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847648/increases-in-retrograde-injury-signaling-complex-related-transcripts-in-central-axons-following-injury
#11
Gunja K Pathak, Hannah Ornstein, Helim Aranda-Espinoza, Amy J Karlsson, Sameer B Shah
Axons in the peripheral nervous system respond to injury by activating retrograde injury signaling (RIS) pathways, which promote local axonal protein synthesis (LPS) and neuronal regeneration. RIS is also initiated following injury of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS). However, regulation of the localization of axonal mRNA required for LPS is not well understood. We used a hippocampal explant system to probe the regulation of axonal levels of RIS-associated transcripts following axonal injury. Axonal levels of importin β1 and RanBP1 were elevated biphasically at 1 and 24 hrs after axotomy...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847647/factor-analysis-of-low-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-to-the-temporoparietal-junction-for-tinnitus
#12
Hui Wang, Bei Li, Meiye Wang, Ming Li, Dongzhen Yu, Haibo Shi, Shankai Yin
Objectives. We investigated factors that contribute to suppression of tinnitus after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Methods. A total of 289 patients with tinnitus underwent active 1 Hz rTMS in the left temporoparietal region. A visual analog scale (VAS) was used to assess tinnitus loudness. All participants were interviewed regarding age, gender, tinnitus duration, laterality and pitch, audiometric parameters, sleep, and so forth. The resting motor thresholds (RMTs) were measured in all patients and 30 age- and gender-matched volunteers...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843651/relationship-between-the-lhpp-gene-polymorphism-and-resting-state-brain-activity-in-major-depressive-disorder
#13
Lingling Cui, Xiaohong Gong, Yanqing Tang, Lingtao Kong, Miao Chang, Haiyang Geng, Ke Xu, Fei Wang
A single-nucleotide polymorphism at the LHPP gene (rs35936514) has been reported in genome-wide association studies to be associated with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the neural system effects of rs35936514 that mediate the association are unknown. The present work explores whether the LHPP rs35936514 polymorphism moderates brain regional activity in MDD. A total of 160 subjects were studied: a CC group homozygous for the C allele (23 individuals with MDD and 57 controls) and a T-carrier group carrying the high risk T allele (CT/TT genotypes; 22 MDD and 58 controls)...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840743/gender-specific-hippocampal-dysrhythmia-and-aberrant-hippocampal-and-cortical-excitability-in-the-appsweps1de9-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#14
Anna Papazoglou, Julien Soos, Andreas Lundt, Carola Wormuth, Varun Raj Ginde, Ralf Müller, Christina Henseler, Karl Broich, Kan Xie, Dan Ehninger, Britta Haenisch, Marco Weiergräber
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a multifactorial disorder leading to progressive memory loss and eventually death. In this study an APPswePS1dE9 AD mouse model has been analyzed using implantable video-EEG radiotelemetry to perform long-term EEG recordings from the primary motor cortex M1 and the hippocampal CA1 region in both genders. Besides motor activity, EEG recordings were analyzed for electroencephalographic seizure activity and frequency characteristics using a Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) based approach...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840742/ipsilesional-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-add-on-therapy-improved-diffusion-parameters-of-stroke-patients-with-motor-dysfunction-a-preliminary-dti-study
#15
Zhiwei Guo, Yu Jin, Haitao Peng, Guoqiang Xing, Xiang Liao, Yunfeng Wang, Huaping Chen, Bin He, Morgan A McClure, Qiwen Mu
Purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) on stroke patients with motor dysfunction and to investigate the underlying neural mechanism. Methods. Fifteen stroke patients were assigned to the rTMS treatment (RT) group and conventional treatment (CT) group. Patients in the RT received 10 Hz rTMS stimulation on the ipsilesional primary motor cortex for 10 days plus conventional treatment of CT, which consisted of acupuncture and antiplatelet aggregation medication...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840741/neuroinflammation-in-autism-plausible-role-of-maternal-inflammation-dietary-omega-3-and-microbiota
#16
REVIEW
Charlotte Madore, Quentin Leyrolle, Chloé Lacabanne, Anouk Benmamar-Badel, Corinne Joffre, Agnes Nadjar, Sophie Layé
Several genetic causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified. However, more recent work has highlighted that certain environmental exposures early in life may also account for some cases of autism. Environmental insults during pregnancy, such as infection or malnutrition, seem to dramatically impact brain development. Maternal viral or bacterial infections have been characterized as disruptors of brain shaping, even if their underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Poor nutritional diversity, as well as nutrient deficiency, is strongly associated with neurodevelopmental disorders in children...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833763/electroacupuncture-reduces-the-effects-of-acute-noxious-stimulation-on-the-electrical-activity-of-pain-related-neurons-in-the-hippocampus-of-control-and-neuropathic-pain-rats
#17
Jun-Ying Wang, Renbo Chen, Shu-Ping Chen, Yong-Hui Gao, Jian-Liang Zhang, Xiu-Mei Feng, Yaxia Yan, Jun-Ling Liu, Ingrid Gaischek, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Irmgard Th Lippe, Gerhard Litscher
To study the effects of acupuncture analgesia on the hippocampus, we observed the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MEK) inhibitor on pain-excited neurons (PENs) and pain-inhibited neurons (PINs) in the hippocampal area CA1 of sham or chronic constrictive injury (CCI) rats. The animals were randomly divided into a control, a CCI, and a U0126 (MEK1/2 inhibitor) group. In all experiments, we briefly (10-second duration) stimulated the sciatic nerve electrically and recorded the firing rates of PENs and PINs...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833762/rostral-agranular-insular-cortex-lesion-with-motor-cortex-stimulation-enhances-pain-modulation-effect-on-neuropathic-pain-model
#18
Hyun Ho Jung, Jaewoo Shin, Jinhyung Kim, Seung-Hee Ahn, Sung Eun Lee, Chin Su Koh, Jae Sung Cho, Chanho Kong, Hyung-Cheul Shin, Sung June Kim, Jin Woo Chang
It is well known that the insular cortex is involved in the processing of painful input. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pain modulation role of the insular cortex during motor cortex stimulation (MCS). After inducing neuropathic pain (NP) rat models by the spared nerve injury method, we made a lesion on the rostral agranular insular cortex (RAIC) unilaterally and compared behaviorally determined pain threshold and latency in 2 groups: Group A (NP + MCS; n = 7) and Group B (NP + RAIC lesion + MCS; n = 7)...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830094/adaptive-plasticity-in-the-healthy-language-network-implications-for-language-recovery-after-stroke
#19
REVIEW
Gesa Hartwigsen
Across the last three decades, the application of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) has substantially increased the current knowledge of the brain's potential to undergo rapid short-term reorganization on the systems level. A large number of studies applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the healthy brain to probe the functional relevance and interaction of specific areas for different cognitive processes. NIBS is also increasingly being used to induce adaptive plasticity in motor and cognitive networks and shape cognitive functions...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830093/strengthened-corticosubcortical-functional-connectivity-during-muscle-fatigue
#20
Zhiguo Jiang, Xiao-Feng Wang, Guang H Yue
The present study examined functional connectivity (FC) between functional MRI (fMRI) signals of the primary motor cortex (M1) and each of the three subcortical neural structures, cerebellum (CB), basal ganglia (BG), and thalamus (TL), during muscle fatigue using the quantile regression technique. Understanding activation relation between the subcortical structures and the M1 during prolonged motor performance should help delineate how central motor control network modulates acute perturbations at peripheral sensorimotor system such as muscle fatigue...
2016: Neural Plasticity
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