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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348944/a-longitudinal-fmri-research-on-neural-plasticity-and-sensory-outcome-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#1
Hao Ma, Yechen Lu, Xuyun Hua, Yundong Shen, Mouxiong Zheng, Wendong Xu
Peripheral nerve compression is reported to induce cortical plasticity, which was well pictured by former researches. However, the longitudinal changes brought by surgical treatment are not clear. In this research, 18 subjects who suffered from bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome were evaluated using task-dependent fMRI and electromyography assessment before and after surgery. The third digit was tactually simulated by von Frey filaments. The results demonstrated that the pattern of activation was similar but a decreased extent of activation in the postcentral gyrus, inferior frontal lobe, superior frontal lobe, and parahippocampal gyrus after surgery was found...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348943/interhemispheric-pathways-are-important-for-motor-outcome-in-individuals-with-chronic-and-severe-upper-limb-impairment-post-stroke
#2
Kathryn S Hayward, Jason L Neva, Cameron S Mang, Sue Peters, Katie P Wadden, Jennifer K Ferris, Lara A Boyd
Background: Severity of arm impairment alone does not explain motor outcomes in people with severe impairment post stroke. Objective: Define the contribution of brain biomarkers to upper limb motor outcomes in people with severe arm impairment post stroke. Methods: Paretic arm impairment (Fugl-Meyer upper limb, FM-UL) and function (Wolf Motor Function Test rate, WMFT-rate) were measured in 15 individuals with severe (FM-UL ≤ 30/66) and 14 with mild-moderate (FM-UL > 40/66) impairment...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318050/brain-specific-snap-25-deletion-leads-to-elevated-extracellular-glutamate-level-and-schizophrenia-like-behavior-in-mice
#3
Hua Yang, Mengjie Zhang, Jiahao Shi, Yunhe Zhou, Zhipeng Wan, Yicheng Wang, Yinghan Wan, Jun Li, Zhugang Wang, Jian Fei
Several studies have associated reduced expression of synaptosomal-associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP-25) with schizophrenia, yet little is known about its role in the illness. In this paper, a forebrain glutamatergic neuron-specific SNAP-25 knockout mouse model was constructed and studied to explore the possible pathogenetic role of SNAP-25 in schizophrenia. We showed that SNAP-25 conditional knockout (cKO) mice exhibited typical schizophrenia-like phenotype. A significantly elevated extracellular glutamate level was detected in the cerebral cortex of the mouse model...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270321/new-insights-into-the-role-of-the-locus-coeruleus-noradrenergic-system-in-memory-and-perception-dysfunction
#4
EDITORIAL
O Eschenko, P B Mello-Carpes, N Hansen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250448/glucose-intake-alters-expression-of-neuropeptides-derived-from-proopiomelanocortin-in-the-lateral-hypothalamus-and-the-nucleus-accumbens-in-fructose-preference-rats
#5
Guangfa Jiao, Guozhong Zhang, Haiying Wang, Weilin Zhao, Yanwei Cui, Yongjing Liu, Feng Gao, Fang Yuan, Yi Zhang
To study the neuroendocrine mechanism of sugar preference, we investigated the role of glucose feeding in the regulation of expression levels of neuropeptides derived from proopiomelanocortin (POMC) in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) in fructose preference rats. Fructose preference rats were induced by using the lithium chloride backward conditioning procedure. The fructose preference was confirmed by the two-bottle test. The drinking behavior of rats was assessed by the fructose concentration gradient test...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238619/hippocampal-regulation-of-postsynaptic-density-homer1-by-associative-learning
#6
Nicholas E Clifton, Darren Cameron, Simon Trent, Lucy H Sykes, Kerrie L Thomas, Jeremy Hall
Genes involved in synaptic plasticity, particularly genes encoding postsynaptic density proteins, have been recurrently linked to psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and autism. Postsynaptic density Homer1 proteins contribute to synaptic plasticity through the competing actions of short and long isoforms. The activity-induced expression of short Homer1 isoforms, Homer1a and Ania-3, is thought to be related to processes of learning and memory. However, the precise regulation of Homer1a and Ania-3 with different components of learning has not been investigated...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234527/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-modulates-cntf-induced-axonal-growth-and-neuroprotection-in-the-mouse-visual-system
#7
Sandrine Joly, Deniz Dalkara, Vincent Pernet
The lack of axonal regeneration and neuronal cell death causes permanent neurological deficits in the injured CNS. Using the classical CNS injury model of optic nerve crush in mice, ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) was found to stimulate retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival and axonal growth, but in an incomplete fashion. The elucidation of molecular mechanisms impairing CNTF-induced axonal regeneration is paramount to promote visual recovery. In the present study, we sought to evaluate the contribution of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1PR1) to the neuroprotective and regenerative effects of CNTF...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230329/regionally-specific-regulation-of-sensorimotor-network-connectivity-following-tactile-improvement
#8
Stefanie Heba, Melanie Lenz, Tobias Kalisch, Oliver Höffken, Lauren M Schweizer, Benjamin Glaubitz, Nicolaas A J Puts, Martin Tegenthoff, Hubert R Dinse, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
Correlations between inherent, task-free low-frequency fluctuations in the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signals of the brain provide a potent tool to delineate its functional architecture in terms of intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC). Still, it remains unclear how iFC is modulated during learning. We employed whole-brain resting-state magnetic resonance imaging prior to and after training-independent repetitive sensory stimulation (rSS), which is known to induce somatosensory cortical reorganization...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230328/circadian-rhythm-disturbances-in-mood-disorders-insights-into-the-role-of-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus
#9
REVIEW
Chelsea A Vadnie, Colleen A McClung
Circadian rhythm disturbances are a common symptom among individuals with mood disorders. The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), in the ventral part of the anterior hypothalamus, orchestrates physiological and behavioral circadian rhythms. The SCN consists of self-sustaining oscillators and receives photic and nonphotic cues, which entrain the SCN to the external environment. In turn, through synaptic and hormonal mechanisms, the SCN can drive and synchronize circadian rhythms in extra-SCN brain regions and peripheral tissues...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225975/correlation-between-traits-of-emotion-based-impulsivity-and-intrinsic-default-mode-network-activity
#10
Jizheng Zhao, Dardo Tomasi, Corinde E Wiers, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Şükrü B Demiral, Yi Zhang, Nora D Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang
Negative urgency (NU) and positive urgency (PU) are implicated in several high-risk behaviors, such as eating disorders, substance use disorders, and nonsuicidal self-injury behavior. The current study aimed to explore the possible link between trait of urgency and brain activity at rest. We assessed the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) of the resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signal in 85 healthy volunteers. Trait urgency measures were related to ALFF in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, ventral and dorsal medial frontal cortex, anterior cingulate, and posterior cingulate cortex/precuneus...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225974/modulation-effects-of-cordycepin-on-voltage-gated-sodium-channels-in-rat-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-presence-absence-of-oxygen
#11
Zhi-Bin Liu, Chao Liu, Bin Zeng, Li-Ping Huang, Li-Hua Yao
Our previous study revealed that cordycepin features important neuroprotective effects against hypoxic insult by improvement of neuronal electrophysiological function. Modulation on voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) in CA1 neurons is the initial event during hypoxia/ischemia. However, no study comprehensively investigated cordycepin on VGSC. Hence, this study investigated modulation effects of cordycepin on VGSC not only in oxygen physiological conditions but also in acute oxygen deprivation injury conditions...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214080/hint1-in-neuropsychiatric-diseases-a-potential-neuroplastic-mediator
#12
REVIEW
Peng Liu, Zhongwei Liu, Jiabei Wang, Xiancang Ma, Yonghui Dang
Although many studies have investigated the functions of histidine triad nucleotide-binding protein 1 (HINT1), its roles in neurobiological processes remain to be fully elucidated. As a member of the histidine triad (HIT) enzyme superfamily, HINT1 is distributed in almost every organ and has both enzymatic and nonenzymatic activity. Accumulating clinical and preclinical evidence suggests that HINT1 may play an important role as a neuroplastic mediator in neuropsychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia, inherited peripheral neuropathies, mood disorders, and drug addiction...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204298/treadmill-exercise-improves-motor-dysfunction-and-hyperactivity-of-the-corticostriatal-glutamatergic-pathway-in-rats-with-6-ohda-induced-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Wei Chen, Decai Qiao, Xiaoli Liu, Kaixuan Shi
Hyperactivity in the corticostriatal glutamatergic pathway (CGP) induces basal ganglia dysfunction, contributing to parkinsonian syndrome (PS). Physical exercise can improve PS. However, the effect of exercise on the CGP, and whether this pathway is involved in the improvement of PS, remains unclear. Parkinson's disease (PD) was induced in rats by 6-hydroxydopamine injection into the right medial forebrain bundle. Motor function was assessed using the cylinder test. Striatal neuron (SN) spontaneous and evoked firing activity was recorded, and the expression levels of Cav1...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201467/constitutive-expression-of-adiponectin-in-endothelial-progenitor-cells-protects-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-ischemia
#14
Renwei Zhang, Xiaorui Xie, Qing Yu, Hongliang Feng, Meiyao Wang, Yan Li, Yumin Liu
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), as precursors to endothelial cells, play a significant part in the process of endogenous blood vessel repair and maintenance of endothelial integrity. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocyte-specific adipocytokine. In this study, we aim to test whether we transplant a combined graft of EPCs transfected with the adiponectin gene into a rat model of cerebral ischemia could improve functional recovery after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a MCAO control group, a MCAO EPC treatment group, and a MCAO LV-APN-EPC treatment group...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181202/neural-plasticity-is-involved-in-physiological-sleep-depressive-sleep-disturbances-and-antidepressant-treatments
#15
REVIEW
Meng-Qi Zhang, Rui Li, Yi-Qun Wang, Zhi-Li Huang
Depression, which is characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood and anhedonia, greatly impacts patients, their families, and society. The associated and recurring sleep disturbances further reduce patient's quality of life. However, therapeutic sleep deprivation has been regarded as a rapid and robust antidepressant treatment for several decades, which suggests a complicated role of sleep in development of depression. Changes in neural plasticity are observed during physiological sleep, therapeutic sleep deprivation, and depression...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158920/enhancement-in-tonically-active-glutamatergic-inputs-to-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-induced-high-blood-pressure
#16
Wei Wang, Zui Zou, Xing Tan, Ru-Wen Zhang, Chang-Zhen Ren, Xue-Ya Yao, Cheng-Bao Li, Wei-Zhong Wang, Xue-Yin Shi
Neuropathic pain increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension with the characteristic of sympathetic overactivity. The enhanced tonically active glutamatergic input to the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) contributes to sympathetic overactivity and blood pressure (BP) in cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesize that neuropathic pain enhances tonically active glutamatergic inputs to the RVLM, which contributes to high level of BP and sympathetic outflow. Animal model with the trigeminal neuropathic pain was induced by the infraorbital nerve-chronic constriction injury (ION-CCI)...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147586/corticospinal-plasticity-in-bilateral-primary-motor-cortices-induced-by-paired-associative-stimulation-to-the-dominant-hemisphere-does-not-differ-between-young-and-older-adults
#17
Daina S E Dickins, Marc R Kamke, Martin V Sale
Older adults have been shown to exhibit a reduction in the lateralization of neural activity. Although neuroplasticity induced by noninvasive brain stimulation has been reported to be attenuated in the targeted motor cortex of older adults, it remains possible that the plasticity effects may instead manifest in a more distributed (bilateral) network. Furthermore, attention, which modulates neuroplasticity in young adults, may influence these effects. To address these questions, plasticity was induced in young (19-32 years) and older (65-78 years) adults using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) paired with peripheral nerve stimulation...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147585/acute-exercise-and-neurocognitive-development-in-preadolescents-and-young-adults-an-erp-study
#18
Chien-Heng Chu, Arthur F Kramer, Tai-Fen Song, Chih-Han Wu, Tsung-Min Hung, Yu-Kai Chang
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a single bout of exercise on neurocognitive function in preadolescent children and young adults by determining the modulatory role of age and the neuroelectrical mechanism(s) underlying the association between acute exercise and executive function. Twenty preadolescents and 20 young adults completed the Stroop test, and neuroelectrical activity was recorded during two treatment sessions performed in a counterbalanced order. Exercise treatments involved moderate intensity aerobic exercise for 20 min as the main exercise and two 5 min periods of warm-up and cool-down...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147584/il-33-acts-to-express-schaffer-collateral-ca1-ltp-and-regulate-learning-and-memory-by-targeting-myd88
#19
Tomoyuki Nishizaki
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is recognized to transmit a signal through a heterodimeric receptor complex ST2/interleukin-1 receptor accessory protein (IL-1RAcP) bearing activation of myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88). High-frequency stimulation to the Schaffer collateral induced long-term potentiation (LTP) in the CA1 region of hippocampal slices from wild-type control mice. Schaffer collateral/CA1 LTP in IL-33-deficient mice was significantly suppressed, which was neutralized by application with IL-33. Similar suppression of the LTP was found with MyD88-deficient mice but not with ST2-deficient mice...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138699/for-better-or-worse-the-effect-of-prismatic-adaptation-on-auditory-neglect
#20
Isabel Tissieres, Mona Elamly, Stephanie Clarke, Sonia Crottaz-Herbette
Patients with auditory neglect attend less to auditory stimuli on their left and/or make systematic directional errors when indicating sound positions. Rightward prismatic adaptation (R-PA) was repeatedly shown to alleviate symptoms of visuospatial neglect and once to restore partially spatial bias in dichotic listening. It is currently unknown whether R-PA affects only this ear-related symptom or also other aspects of auditory neglect. We have investigated the effect of R-PA on left ear extinction in dichotic listening, space-related inattention assessed by diotic listening, and directional errors in auditory localization in patients with auditory neglect...
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