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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320311/a-receptor-based-analysis-of-local-ecosystems-in-the-human-brain
#1
Skirmantas Janušonis
BACKGROUND: As a complex system, the brain is a self-organizing entity that depends on local interactions among cells. Its regions (anatomically defined nuclei and areas) can be conceptualized as cellular ecosystems, but the similarity of their functional profiles is poorly understood. The study used the Allen Human Brain Atlas to classify 169 brain regions into hierarchically-organized environments based on their expression of 100 G protein-coupled neurotransmitter receptors, with no a priori reference to the regions' positions in the brain's anatomy or function...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288585/hypertonic-saline-attenuates-expression-of-notch-signaling-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-activated-microglia-in-experimentally-induced-cerebral-ischemia-and-hypoxic-bv-2-microglia
#2
Wen-Xin Zeng, Yong-Li Han, Gao-Feng Zhu, Lin-Qiang Huang, Yi-Yu Deng, Qiao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Qiang Jiang, Miao-Yun Wen, Qian-Peng Han, Di Xie, Hong-Ke Zeng
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a major disease that threatens human health in ageing population. Increasing evidence has shown that neuroinflammatory mediators play crucial roles in the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia injury. Notch signaling is recognized as the cell fate signaling but recent evidence indicates that it may be involved in the inflammatory response in activated microglia in cerebral ischemia. Previous report in our group demonstrated hypertonic saline (HS) could reduce the release of interleukin-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in activated microglia, but the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms have remained uncertain...
March 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279169/effect-of-skilled-reaching-training-and-enriched-environment-on-generation-of-oligodendrocytes-in-the-adult-sensorimotor-cortex-and-corpus-callosum
#3
Silke Keiner, Fanny Niv, Susanne Neumann, Tanja Steinbach, Christian Schmeer, Katrin Hornung, Yvonne Schlenker, Martin Förster, Otto W Witte, Christoph Redecker
BACKGROUND: Increased motor activity or social interactions through enriched environment are strong stimulators of grey and white matter plasticity in the adult rodent brain. In the present study we evaluated whether specific reaching training of the dominant forelimb (RT) and stimulation of unspecific motor activity through enriched environment (EE) influence the generation of distinct oligodendrocyte subpopulations in the sensorimotor cortex and corpus callosum of the adult rat brain...
March 9, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270094/effect-of-spp1-on-nerve-degeneration-and-regeneration-after-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury
#4
Xingyu Liu, Yuhua Sun, Huaiqin Li, Yuting Li, Meiyuan Li, Ying Yuan, Shusen Cui, Dengbing Yao
BACKGROUND: Wallerian degeneration (WD) in injured peripheral nerves is associated with a large number of up- or down-regulated genes, but the effects of these changes are poorly understood. In our previous studies, we reported some key factors that are differentially expressed to activate nerve degeneration and regeneration during WD. Here, we determined the effects of secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) on WD after rat sciatic nerve injury. RESULTS: Spp1 was upregulated from 6 h to 14 days after sciatic nerve injury...
March 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264667/identifying-the-appropriate-time-for-deep-brain-stimulation-to-achieve-spatial-memory-improvement-on-the-morris-water-maze
#5
Da Un Jeong, Jihyeon Lee, Won Seok Chang, Jin Woo Chang
BACKGROUND: The possibility of using deep brain stimulation (DBS) for memory enhancement has recently been reported, but the precise underlying mechanisms of its effects remain unknown. Our previous study suggested that spatial memory improvement by medial septum (MS)-DBS may be associated with cholinergic regulation and neurogenesis. However, the affected stage of memory could not be distinguished because the stimulation was delivered during the execution of all memory processes. Therefore, this study was performed to determine the stage of memory affected by MS-DBS...
March 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264664/experience-dependent-modulation-of-alpha-and-beta-during-action-observation-and-motor-imagery
#6
Paula M Di Nota, Julie M Chartrand, Gabriella R Levkov, Rodrigo Montefusco-Siegmund, Joseph F X DeSouza
BACKGROUND: EEG studies investigating the neural networks that facilitate action observation (AO) and kinaesthetic motor imagery (KMI) have shown reduced, or desynchronized, power in the alpha (8-12 Hz) and beta (13-30 Hz) frequency bands relative to rest, reflecting efficient activation of task-relevant areas. Functional modulation of these networks through expertise in dance has been established using fMRI, with greater activation among experts during AO. While there is evidence for experience-dependent plasticity of alpha power during AO of dance, the influence of familiarity on beta power during AO, and alpha and beta activity during KMI, remain unclear...
March 6, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249604/upregulation-of-the-endothelin-a-eta-receptor-and-its-association-with-neurodegeneration-in-a-rodent-model-of-glaucoma
#7
Nolan R McGrady, Alena Z Minton, Dorota L Stankowska, Shaoqing He, Hayden B Jefferies, Raghu R Krishnamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Primary open angle glaucoma is a heterogeneous group of optic neuropathies that results in optic nerve degeneration and a loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) ultimately causing blindness if allowed to progress. Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) is the most attributable risk factor for developing glaucoma and lowering of IOP is currently the only available therapy. However, despite lowering IOP, neurodegenerative effects persist in some patients. Hence, it would be beneficial to develop approaches to promote neuroprotection of RGCs in addition to IOP lowering therapies...
March 1, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193169/eeg-correlates-of-working-memory-performance-in-females
#8
Yuri G Pavlov, Boris Kotchoubey
BACKGROUND: The study investigates oscillatory brain activity during working memory (WM) tasks. The tasks employed varied in two dimensions. First, they differed in complexity from average to highly demanding. Second, we used two types of tasks, which required either only retention of stimulus set or retention and manipulation of the content. We expected to reveal EEG correlates of temporary storage and central executive components of WM and to assess their contribution to individual differences...
February 13, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178946/quantitative-analysis-of-axon-collaterals-of-single-pyramidal-cells-of-the-anterior-piriform-cortex-of-the-guinea-pig
#9
Junli Yang, Gerhard Litscher, Zhongren Sun, Qiang Tang, Kiyoshi Kishi, Satoko Oda, Masaaki Takayanagi, Zemin Sheng, Yang Liu, Wenhai Guo, Ting Zhang, Lu Wang, Ingrid Gaischek, Daniela Litscher, Irmgard Th Lippe, Masaru Kuroda
BACKGROUND: The role of the piriform cortex (PC) in olfactory information processing remains largely unknown. The anterior part of the piriform cortex (APC) has been the focus of cortical-level studies of olfactory coding, and associative processes have attracted considerable attention as an important part in odor discrimination and olfactory information processing. Associational connections of pyramidal cells in the guinea pig APC were studied by direct visualization of axons stained and quantitatively analyzed by intracellular biocytin injection in vivo...
February 8, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173758/sleep-wake-movement-velocities-trajectories-and-micro-arousals-during-maturation-in-rats
#10
Gideon Gradwohl, Nadja Olini, Reto Huber
BACKGROUND: Sleep is regulated by two main processes. The circadian process provides a 24-h rhythm and the homeostatic process reflects sleep pressure, which increases in the course of wakefulness and decreases during sleep. Both of these processes undergo major changes during development. For example, sleep homeostasis, measured by means of electroencephalogram (EEG) slow-wave activity (SWA, EEG power between 0.5 and 4.5 Hz), peaks around puberty and decreases during adolescence. In humans and rats these changes have been related to cortical maturation...
February 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143405/early-start-of-progressive-motor-deficits-in-line-61-%C3%AE-synuclein-transgenic-mice
#11
R Rabl, C Breitschaedel, S Flunkert, S Duller, D Amschl, J Neddens, V Niederkofler, E Rockenstein, E Masliah, H Roemer, B Hutter-Paier
BACKGROUND: Synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease or multiple system atrophy are characterized by Lewy bodies in distinct brain areas. These aggregates are mainly formed by α-synuclein inclusions, a protein crucial for synaptic functions in the healthy brain. Transgenic animal models of synucleinopathies are frequently based on over-expression of human wild type or mutated α-synuclein under the regulatory control of different promoters. A promising model is the Line 61 α-synuclein transgenic mouse that expresses the transgene under control of the Thy-1 promoter...
January 31, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143398/a-noninvasive-optical-approach-for-assessing-chloride-extrusion-activity-of-the-k-cl-cotransporter-kcc2-in-neuronal-cells
#12
Anastasia Ludwig, Claudio Rivera, Pavel Uvarov
BACKGROUND: Cation-chloride cotransporters (CCCs) are indispensable for maintaining chloride homeostasis in multiple cell types, but K-Cl cotransporter KCC2 is the only CCC member with an exclusively neuronal expression in mammals. KCC2 is critical for rendering fast hyperpolarizing responses of ionotropic γ-aminobutyric acid and glycine receptors in adult neurons, for neuronal migration in the developing central nervous system, and for the formation and maintenance of small dendritic protrusions-dendritic spines...
January 31, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122516/tdp-43-protein-variants-as-biomarkers-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#13
Stephanie M Williams, Galam Khan, Brent T Harris, John Ravits, Michael R Sierks
BACKGROUND: TDP-43 aggregates accumulate in individuals affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases, representing potential diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Using an atomic force microscopy based biopanning protocol developed in our lab, we previously isolated 23 TDP-43 reactive antibody fragments with preference for human ALS brain tissue relative to frontotemporal dementia, a related neurodegeneration, and healthy samples from phage-displayed single chain antibody fragment (scFv) libraries...
January 25, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122495/evoked-potentials-and-behavioral-performance-during-different-states-of-brain-arousal
#14
Jue Huang, Tilman Hensch, Christine Ulke, Christian Sander, Janek Spada, Philippe Jawinski, Ulrich Hegerl
BACKGROUND: Previous studies compared evoked potentials (EPs) between several sleep stages but only one uniform wake state. However, using electroencephalography (EEG), several arousal states can be distinguished before sleep onset. Recently, the Vigilance Algorithm Leipzig (VIGALL 2.0) has been developed, which automatically attributes one out of seven EEG-vigilance stages to each 1-s EEG segment, ranging from stage 0 (associated with cognitively active wakefulness), to stages A1, A2 and A3 (associated with relaxed wakefulness), to stages B1 and B2/3 (associated with drowsiness) up to stage C (indicating sleep onset)...
January 25, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114887/the-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-central-nervous-system-remyelination-in-fat-1-mice
#15
Elise Siegert, Friedemann Paul, Michael Rothe, Karsten H Weylandt
BACKGROUND: There is a large body of experimental evidence suggesting that omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are capable of modulating immune function. Some studies have shown that these PUFAs might have a beneficial effect in patients suffering form multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). This could be due to increased n-3 PUFA-derived anti-inflammatory lipid mediators. In the present study we tested the effect of an endogenously increased n-3 PUFA status on cuprizone-induced CNS demyelination and remyelination in fat-1 mice versus their wild-type (wt) littermates...
January 24, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114908/erratum-to-a-mitochondrial-division-inhibitor-mdivi-1-inhibits-mitochondrial-fragmentation-and-attenuates-kainic-acid-induced-hippocampal-cell-death
#16
Hwajin Kim, Jong Youl Lee, Keon Jae Park, Won-Ho Kim, Gu Seob Roh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114906/erratum-to-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-exacerbates-kainic-acid-induced-hippocampal-cell-death
#17
Dong Ho Kang, Rok Won Heo, Chin-Ok Yi, Hwajin Kim, Chang Hwa Choi, Gu Seob Roh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114886/application-of-hairless-mouse-strain-to-bioluminescence-imaging-of-arc-expression-in-mouse-brain
#18
Hironori Izumi, Tetsuya Ishimoto, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hisashi Mori
BACKGROUND: Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is a powerful technique for monitoring the temporal and spatial dynamics of gene expression in the mouse brain. However, the black fur, skin pigmentation and hair regrowth after depilation of mouse interfere with BLI during developmental and daily examination. The aim of this study was to extend the application of Arc-Luc transgenic (Tg) mice to the BLI of neuronal activity in the mouse brain by introducing the hairless (HL) gene and to examine Arc-Luc expression at various developmental stages without interference from black fur, skin pigmentation, and hair regrowth...
January 23, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103798/selenium-suppresses-glutamate-induced-cell-death-and-prevents-mitochondrial-morphological-dynamic-alterations-in-hippocampal-ht22-neuronal-cells
#19
Yan-Mei Ma, Gordon Ibeanu, Li-Yao Wang, Jian-Zhong Zhang, Yue Chang, Jian-Da Dong, P Andy Li, Li Jing
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have indicated that selenium supplementation may be beneficial in neuroprotection against glutamate-induced cell damage, in which mitochondrial dysfunction is considered a major pathogenic feature. However, the exact mechanisms by which selenium protects against glutamate-provoked mitochondrial perturbation remain ambiguous. In this study glutamate exposed murine hippocampal neuronal HT22 cell was used as a model to investigate the underlying mechanisms of selenium-dependent protection against mitochondria damage...
January 19, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095779/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-activate-the-p53-signaling-pathway-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
#20
Akiko Okuda, Suguru Kurokawa, Masanori Takehashi, Aika Maeda, Katsuya Fukuda, Yukari Kubo, Hyuma Nogusa, Tomoka Takatani-Nakase, Shujiro Okuda, Kunihiro Ueda, Seigo Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1), which catalyzes poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of proteins by using NAD(+) as a substrate, plays a key role in several nuclear events, including DNA repair, replication, and transcription. Recently, PARP-1 was reported to participate in the somatic cell reprogramming process. Previously, we revealed a role for PARP-1 in the induction of neural apoptosis in a cellular model of cerebral ischemia and suggested the possible use of PARP inhibitors as a new therapeutic intervention...
January 17, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
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