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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917666/hippocampal-neurophysiology-is-modified-by-a-disease-associated-c-terminal-fragment-of-tau-protein
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Francesco Tamagnini, Darren A Walsh, Jon T Brown, Marie K Bondulich, Diane P Hanger, Andrew D Randall
The accumulation of cleaved tau fragments in the brain is associated with several tauopathies. For this reason, we recently developed a transgenic mouse that selectively accumulates a C-Terminal 35 kDa human tau fragment (Tau35). These animals develop progressive motor and spatial memory impairment, paralleled by increased hippocampal glycogen synthase kinase 3β activity. In this neurophysiological study, we focused on the CA1 subfield of the hippocampus, a brain area involved in memory encoding. The accumulation of Tau35 results in a significant increase of short-term facilitation of the synaptic response in the theta frequency range (10 Hz), without affecting basal synaptic transmission and long-term synaptic plasticity...
July 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917663/leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-overexpression-in-the-brain-contributes-to-memory-impairment
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Chihiro Akiba, Madoka Nakajima, Masakazu Miyajima, Ikuko Ogino, Masami Miura, Ritsuko Inoue, Eri Nakamura, Fumio Kanai, Norihiro Tada, Miyuki Kunichika, Mitsutaka Yoshida, Kinya Nishimura, Akihide Kondo, Hidenori Sugano, Hajime Arai
We previously reported increase in leucine-rich α2-glycoprotein (LRG) concentration in cerebrospinal fluid is associated with cognitive decline in humans. To investigate relationship between LRG expression in the brain and memory impairment, we analyzed transgenic mice overexpressing LRG in the brain (LRG-Tg) focusing on hippocampus. Immunostaining and Western blotting revealed age-related increase in LRG expression in hippocampal neurons in 8-, 24-, and 48-week-old controls and LRG-Tg. Y-maze and Morris water maze tests indicated retained spatial memory in 8- and 24-week-old LRG-Tg, while deteriorated in 48-week-old LRG-Tg compared with age-matched controls...
August 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916629/histone-deacetylase-inhibition-induces-odor-preference-memory-extension-and-maintains-enhanced-ampa-receptor-expression-in-the-rat-pup-model
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Sriya Bhattacharya, Bandhan Mukherjee, Jules J E Doré, Qi Yuan, Carolyn W Harley, John H McLean
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) plays a role in synaptic plasticity and long-term memory formation. We hypothesized that trichostatin-A (TSA), an HDAC inhibitor, would promote long-term odor preference memory and maintain enhanced GluA1 receptor levels that have been hypothesized to support memory. We used an early odor preference learning model in neonate rat pups that normally produces only 24-h memory to test behavior and examine receptor protein expression. Our behavioral studies showed that intrabulbar infusion of TSA, prior to pairing of the conditioned stimulus (peppermint odor) with the unconditioned stimulus (tactile stimulation), prolonged 24-h odor preference memory for at least 9 d...
October 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916628/the-impact-of-threat-of-shock-induced-anxiety-on-memory-encoding-and-retrieval
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Sorcha Bolton, Oliver J Robinson
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders, and daily transient feelings of anxiety (or "stress") are ubiquitous. However, the precise impact of both transient and pathological anxiety on higher-order cognitive functions, including short- and long-term memory, is poorly understood. A clearer understanding of the anxiety-memory relationship is important as one of the core symptoms of anxiety, most prominently in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is intrusive reexperiencing of traumatic events in the form of vivid memories...
October 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916625/transcriptional-correlates-of-memory-maintenance-following-long-term-sensitization-of-aplysia-californica
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Catherine Conte, Samantha Herdegen, Saman Kamal, Jency Patel, Ushma Patel, Leticia Perez, Marissa Rivota, Robert J Calin-Jageman, Irina E Calin-Jageman
We characterized the transcriptional response accompanying maintenance of long-term sensitization (LTS) memory in the pleural ganglia of Aplysia californica using microarray (N = 8) and qPCR (N = 11 additional samples). We found that 24 h after memory induction there is strong regulation of 1198 transcripts (748 up and 450 down) in a pattern that is almost completely distinct from what is observed during memory encoding (1 h after training). There is widespread up-regulation of transcripts related to all levels of protein production, from transcription (e...
October 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916448/molecular-and-synaptic-mechanisms-regulating-drug-associated-memories-towards-a-bidirectional-treatment-strategy
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REVIEW
Matthew T Rich, Mary M Torregrossa
The successful treatment of substance use disorders is dependent on the establishment of a long-term abstinent state. Relapse can be suppressed by interfering with memories of drug use that are evoked by re-exposure to drug-associated contexts and cues. Two strategies for accomplishing this goal are either to prevent drug-memory reconsolidation or to induce the formation of a competing, extinction memory. However, clinical attempts to prolong abstinence by behavioral modification of drug-related memories have had limited success...
September 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915313/a-metabolomic-approach-applied-to-a-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-hplc-esi-hrms-ms-towards-the-comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-chemical-composition-of-cannabis-medicinal-extracts
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Cinzia Citti, Umberto Maria Battisti, Daniela Braghiroli, Giuseppe Ciccarella, Martin Schmid, Maria Angela Vandelli, Giuseppe Cannazza
INTRODUCTION: Cannabis sativa L. is a powerful medicinal plant and its use has recently increased for the treatment of several pathologies. Nonetheless, side effects, like dizziness and hallucinations, and long-term effects concerning memory and cognition, can occur. Most alarming is the lack of a standardised procedure to extract medicinal cannabis. Indeed, each galenical preparation has an unknown chemical composition in terms of cannabinoids and other active principles that depends on the extraction procedure...
September 15, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914428/anhydroecgonine-methyl-ester-aeme-a-product-of-cocaine-pyrolysis-impairs-spatial-working-memory-and-induces-striatal-oxidative-stress-in-rats
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Elisa Fraga Gomes, Ingryd Fortes Souza Lipaus, Cleciane Waldetário Martins, Andrezza Menezes Araújo, Josidéia Barreto Mendonça, Fabrício Souza Pelição, Evandro Carlos Lebarch, Lívia Carla de Melo Rodrigues, Ester Miyuki Nakamura-Palacios
When burning crack cocaine, the pyrolysis of cocaine generates anhydroecgonine methyl ester (AEME). AEME has been shown to be highly neurotoxic but its effects on cognitive function and oxidative stress are still unknown. Thus, this study investigated the effects of AEME on spatial working memory and on parameters of oxidative stress in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and striatum. First, 18 well-trained rats in 8-arm radial maze (8-RM) procedures received acute intracerebroventricular (icv) administration of AEME at doses of 10, 32, or 100 μg or saline (SAL) in a counterbalanced order and were tested 5 min later in 1-h delayed tasks in the 8-RM...
September 15, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914327/repeated-2-sevoflurane-administration-in-7%C3%A2-and-60-day-old-rats-neurotoxicity-and-neurocognitive-dysfunction
#9
He Huang, Cun-Ming Liu, Jie Sun, Wen-Jie Jin, Yu-Qing Wu, Jing Chen
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is one of the most widely used inhalation anesthetics in pediatric anesthesia. A large number of studies have demonstrated that repeated treatment with high concentrations or long durations of sevoflurane anesthesia during the neonatal period can induce neuroapoptosis and long-term learning disability. In clinical practice, we observed that a subset of patients underwent minor surgery under sevoflurane anesthesia more than once from birth to adolescence. Therefore, this research was conducted to investigate whether a 2% concentration of sevoflurane (clinically relevant usage of sevoflurane) for 1 h (a short duration) can induce neuroapoptosis and neurocognitive dysfunction in adolescent rats that received sevoflurane (2% for 1 h) during the neonatal period...
September 15, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913662/effects-of-short-term-exposure-to-sevoflurane-on-the-survival-proliferation-apoptosis-and-differentiation-of-neural-precursor-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Jin-Woo Park, Mi-Sun Lim, So Yeon Ji, Myung Soo Cho, Seong-Joo Park, Sung-Hee Han, Jin-Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Data from animal experiments suggest that exposure to general anesthetics in early life inhibits neurogenesis and causes long-term memory deficit. Considering short operating times and the popularity of sevoflurane in pediatric anesthesia, it is important to verify the effects of short-period exposure to sevoflurane on the developing brain. METHODS: We measured the effects of short-term exposure (2 h) to 3%, 6%, or 8% sevoflurane, the most commonly used anesthetic, on neural precursor cells derived from human embryonic stem cells, SNUhES32...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912059/piracetam-inhibits-ethanol-etoh-induced-memory-deficit-by-mediating-multiple-pathways
#11
Yifan Yang, Jian Feng, Fangyuan Xu, Jianglin Wang
Excessive ethanol (EtOH) intake, especially to prenatal exposure, can significantly affect cognitive function and cause permanent learning and memory injures in children. As a result, how to protect children from EtOH neurotoxicity has gained increasing attention in recent years. Piracetam (Pir) is a nootropic drug derived from c-aminobutyric acid and can manage cognition impairments in multiple neurological disorders. Studies have shown that Pir can exert therapeutic effects on EtOH-induced memory impairments, but the underlying mechanism is still unknown...
September 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911273/memory-enhancement-of-fresh-ginseng-on-deficits-induced-by-chronic-restraint-stress-in-mice
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Liming Dong, Yi Wang, Jingwei Lv, Hongxia Zhang, Ning Jiang, Cong Lu, Pan Xu, Xinmin Liu
OBJECTIVES: Chronic stress exposure can disrupt the balance of organisms, result in learning and memory impairments and induce oxidative stress. However, there is a lack of safe and effective long-term therapeutic agents for stress-related injuries. Fresh ginseng (FG), an unprocessed raw root of ginseng, has antioxidant and neuroprotective activities and has been used as functional health food in Asian countries for many years. The aim of this study was to verify the protective effects of FG on chronic restraint stress (CRS)-induced learning and memory impairments as well as oxidative stress damage in mice...
September 15, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910776/fastetch-a-fast-sketch-based-assembler-for-genomes
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Priyanka Ghosh, Ananth Kalyanaraman
De novo genome assembly describes the process of reconstructing an unknown genome from a large collection of short (or long) reads sequenced from the genome. A single run of a Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology can produce billions of short reads, making genome assembly computationally demanding (both in terms of memory and time). One of the major computational steps in modern day short read assemblers involves the construction and use of a string data structure called the de Bruijn graph. In fact, a majority of short read assemblers build the complete de Bruijn graph for the set of input reads, and subsequently traverse and prune low-quality edges, in order to generate genomic "contigs"-the output of assembly...
September 11, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902836/hippocampal-ltp-and-contextual-learning-require-surface-diffusion-of-ampa-receptors
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A C Penn, C L Zhang, F Georges, L Royer, C Breillat, E Hosy, J D Petersen, Y Humeau, D Choquet
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of excitatory synaptic transmission has long been considered a cellular correlate for learning and memory. Early LTP (less than 1 h) had initially been explained either by presynaptic increases in glutamate release or by direct modification of postsynaptic AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) receptor function. Compelling models have more recently proposed that synaptic potentiation can occur by the recruitment of additional postsynaptic AMPA receptors (AMPARs), sourced either from an intracellular reserve pool by exocytosis or from nearby extra-synaptic receptors pre-existing on the neuronal surface...
September 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902679/brief-report-peripheral-monocyte-macrophage-phenotypes-associated-with-the-evolution-of-cognitive-performance-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Massimiliano Fabbiani, Antonio Muscatello, Paolo Perseghin, Marco Bani, Arianna Incontri, Nicola Squillace, Giuseppe Lapadula, Andrea Gori, Alessandra Bandera
BACKGROUND: The contribution of monocyte activation in the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders is not completely understood. This study aimed to explore the predictive value of peripheral monocyte/macrophage (M/M) phenotypes on the evolution of cognitive performance in a population of virologically suppressed HIV-infected patients. SETTING: Prospective, observational, longitudinal study. METHODS: HIV-1-infected patients with HIV-RNA <50copies/mL for >12 months underwent neuropsychological examination at baseline and after 1 year...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900881/recognition-induced-forgetting-of-faces-in-visual-long-term-memory
#16
Kelsi F Rugo, Kendall N Tamler, Geoffrey F Woodman, Ashleigh M Maxcey
Despite more than a century of evidence that long-term memory for pictures and words are different, much of what we know about memory comes from studies using words. Recent research examining visual long-term memory has demonstrated that recognizing an object induces the forgetting of objects from the same category. This recognition-induced forgetting has been shown with a variety of everyday objects. However, unlike everyday objects, faces are objects of expertise. As a result, faces may be immune to recognition-induced forgetting...
September 12, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900727/uhrf2-deletion-impairs-the-formation-of-hippocampus-dependent-memory-by-changing-the-structure-of-the-dentate-gyrus
#17
Xiao-Rong Chen, Shi-Cheng Sun, Shuai-Wen Teng, Liang Li, Yi-Fan Bie, Hui Yu, Da-Li Li, Zhe-Yu Chen, Yue Wang
Ubiquitin-like with PHD and ring finger domains 2 (Uhrf2) is distributed in many brain regions, including the cortex and hippocampus. Decreased Uhrf2 expression is involved in neurodegenerative disease. A recent study showed Uhrf2 deletion impaired spatial memory; however, the mechanism remains elusive. In our study, we determined that Uhrf2(+/-) and Uhrf2(-/-) mice had significant learning and memory deficiencies in contextual fear conditioning (CFC) and the novel place recognition test but not in the novel object recognition test...
September 12, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899819/information-content-of-dendritic-spines-after-motor-learning
#18
Davide Viggiano, Luisa Speranza, Marianna Crispino, Gian Carlo Bellenchi, Umberto di Porzio, Attilio Iemolo, Elvira De Leonibus, Floriana Volpicelli, Carla Perrone-Capano
Dendritic spines, small protrusions emerging from the dendrites of most excitatory synapses in the mammalian brain, are highly dynamic structures and their shape and number is continuously modulated by memory formation and other adaptive changes of the brain. In this study, using a behavioral paradigm of motor learning, we applied the non-linear analysis of dendritic spines to study spine complexity along dendrites of cortical and subcortical neural systems, such as the basal ganglia, that sustain important motor learning processes...
September 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899524/adherence-to-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-improves-attention-psychomotor-function-and-sleepiness-a-bias-reduction-method-with-further-assessment-of-apples
#19
Tyson H Holmes, Clete A Kushida
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Variable adherence to prescribed therapies for sleep disorders is commonplace. This study was designed to integrate three available statistical technologies (instrumental variables, residual inclusion, and shrinkage) to allow sleep investigators to employ data on variable adherence in the estimation of the causal effect of treatment as received on clinical outcomes. PATIENTS/METHODS: Using data from the Apnea Positive Pressure Long-term Efficacy Study (APPLES), regression adjustment for observed and unobserved confounders was applied to two primary neurocognitive outcomes, plus two measures of sleepiness...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898956/long-short-term-memory-neural-network-for-air-pollutant-concentration-predictions-method-development-and-evaluation
#20
Xiang Li, Ling Peng, Xiaojing Yao, Shaolong Cui, Yuan Hu, Chengzeng You, Tianhe Chi
Air pollutant concentration forecasting is an effective method of protecting public health by providing an early warning against harmful air pollutants. However, existing methods of air pollutant concentration prediction fail to effectively model long-term dependencies, and most neglect spatial correlations. In this paper, a novel long short-term memory neural network extended (LSTME) model that inherently considers spatiotemporal correlations is proposed for air pollutant concentration prediction. Long short-term memory (LSTM) layers were used to automatically extract inherent useful features from historical air pollutant data, and auxiliary data, including meteorological data and time stamp data, were merged into the proposed model to enhance the performance...
September 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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