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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230253/risk-of-vigabatrin-associated-brain-abnormalities-on-mri-in-the-treatment-of-infantile-spasms-is-dose-dependent
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Shaun A Hussain, Jackie Tsao, Menglu Li, Madeline D Schwarz, Raymond Zhou, Joyce Y Wu, Noriko Salamon, Raman Sankar
OBJECTIVE: Although the link between vigabatrin (VGB) and retinotoxicity is well known, little attention has been focused on the risk of VGB-associated brain abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (VABAM), namely reversible-and largely asymptomatic-signal changes in the thalami, basal ganglia, brainstem tegmentum, and cerebellar nuclei. Using a large infantile spasms cohort, we set out to identify predictors of these phenomena. METHODS: Children with infantile spasms were retrospectively identified...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215246/regional-gray-matter-changes-in-shift-workers-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
#2
Jung Bin Kim, Ji Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Previous neuroimaging studies have shown subtle structural changes of the brain in various sleep disorders, suggesting detrimental effects of disrupted sleep-wake cycle on brain structures. We aimed to identify structural changes in shift workers relative to day workers. We hypothesized that brain structures belonging to sleep-wake modulation may be altered in shift workers. METHODS: Nineteen male shift workers (median age, 21 years) and 19 male day workers (median age, 21 years) voluntarily participated in the current study...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187408/analysis-of-differential-gene-expression-by-rna-seq-data-in-brain-areas-of-laboratory-animals
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Vladimir N Babenko, Anatoly O Bragin, Anastasia M Spitsina, Irina V Chadaeva, Elvira R Galieva, Galina V Orlova, Irina V Medvedeva, Yuriy L Orlov
Computer analysis of gene expression in the nervous system plays a fundamental role in biology, genetics, and neurosciences. We studied molecular and genetic mechanisms of enhanced aggressiveness in comparison with tolerant behaviour using experimental animal models developed at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS. Grey rats (Rattus norvegicus) have been subjected to selection during several generations in two directions – friendly, tolerant behaviour towards man (tame grey rats) and increased aggressive behaviour...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122575/drug-induced-parkinson-s-disease-modulates-protein-kinase-a-and-olfactory-marker-protein-in-the-mouse-olfactory-bulb
#4
Carla Mucignat, Antonio Caretta
BACKGROUND: Olfaction is often affected in parkinsonian patients, but dopaminergic cells in the olfactory bulb are not affected by some Parkinson-inducing drugs. We investigated whether the drug MPTP produces the olfactory deficits typical of Parkinson and affects the olfactory bulb in mice. FINDINGS: Lesioned and control mice were tested for olfactory search, for motor and exploratory behavior. Brains and olfactory mucosa were investigated via immunohistochemistry for thyrosine hydroxylase, Olfactory Marker Protein and cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase as an intracellular pathway involved in dopaminergic neurotransmission...
January 26, 2017: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122432/functional-neuroanatomy-for-posture-and-gait-control
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REVIEW
Kaoru Takakusaki
Here we argue functional neuroanatomy for posture-gait control. Multi-sensory information such as somatosensory, visual and vestibular sensation act on various areas of the brain so that adaptable posture-gait control can be achieved. Automatic process of gait, which is steady-state stepping movements associating with postural reflexes including headeye coordination accompanied by appropriate alignment of body segments and optimal level of postural muscle tone, is mediated by the descending pathways from the brainstem to the spinal cord...
January 2017: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115218/contrasting-effects-of-5-ht3-receptor-stimulation-of-the-nucleus-accumbens-or-ventral-tegmentum-on-food-intake-in-the-rat
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Wayne E Pratt, Peagan Lin, Zachary Pierce-Messick, Adeolu O Ilesanmi, Kara A Clissold
Although serotonin (5-HT) signaling is known to regulate food intake and energy homeostasis, the roles of the 5-HT3 receptor in feeding processes have been elusive. 5-HT3 receptors are found throughout mesolimbic circuitry that promote feeding not only in response to hunger, but also to the palatable and rewarding properties of food. These experiments examined if stimulation or blockade of the 5-HT3 receptor of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) or ventral tegmentum affected food intake in the rat in response to hunger or the presence of a palatable diet...
January 20, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077908/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-case-of-central-neurocytoma
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Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Mehmet Sahin Ugurel, Naser Ramadani, Sefedin Mucaj, Kamber Zeqiraj
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the MRI features of central neurocytoma. CASE REPORT: A 45 year old man with 3 months of worsening daily headaches. These headaches were diffuse, lasted for several hours, and mostly occurred in the morning. She was initially diagnosed and treated for migraines but later he had epileptic attack and diplopia and neurolog recomaded MRI. METHODS: precontrast MRI; TSE/T2Wsequence in axial/coronal planes; 3D-Hi-resolution T1W sagittal; FLAIR/T2W axial; FLAIR/T2W and Flash/T2W oblique coronal plane (perpendicular to temporal lobes) GRE/T2W axial plane for detection of heme products...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053043/habenula-induced-inhibition-of-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-is-diminished-by-lesions-of-the-rostromedial-tegmental-nucleus
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P Leon Brown, Heather Palacorolla, Dana Brady, Katelyn Riegger, Greg I Elmer, Paul D Shepard
: Neurons in the lateral habenula (LHb) are transiently activated by aversive events and have been implicated in associative learning. Functional changes associated with tonic and phasic activation of the LHb are often attributed to a corresponding inhibition of midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons. Activation of GABAergic neurons in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg), a region that receives dense projections from the LHb and projects strongly to midbrain monoaminergic nuclei, is believed to underlie the transient inhibition of DA neurons attributed to activation of the LHb...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031220/pathological-ponto-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-activations-in-primary-orthostatic-tremor-during-lying-and-stance
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Florian Schöberl, Katharina Feil, Guoming Xiong, Peter Bartenstein, Christian la Fougére, Klaus Jahn, Thomas Brandt, Michael Strupp, Marianne Dieterich, Andreas Zwergal
Primary orthostatic tremor is a rare neurological disease characterized mainly by a high frequency tremor of the legs while standing. The aim of this study was to identify the common core structures of the oscillatory circuit in orthostatic tremor and how it is modulated by changes of body position. Ten patients with orthostatic tremor and 10 healthy age-matched control subjects underwent a standardized neurological and neuro-ophthalmological examination including electromyographic and posturographic recordings...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010956/central-tegmentum-tract-hyperintensities-in-pediatric-neurological-patients-incidence-or-coincidence
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Uğur Işık, Alp Dinçer
AIM: The central tegmental tract hyperintensities (CTTH) have been found in many different pediatric neurological conditions. There is only scarce data about the value of this radiological phenomenon. In this study we aimed to show the neurological conditions associated with this radiological finding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all pediatric brain MRI's between 2013 and 2015. After finding those patients with CTTH, we evaluated them in the pediatric neurology clinic...
December 20, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978801/visual-sexual-stimulation-and-erection-a-brief-review-with-new-fmri-data
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Sharon L Wu, Maggie Sm Chow, Y L Jiang, Jingjin Yang, Hao Zhou, David T Yew
This review examines brain sites involved in sexual stimulation. New data on brain activation sites in individuals having erections concomitant with visual erotic stimulation was documented. The activation was chiefly at the midbrain around the cerebral peduncle, and in the pons centering on the tegmentum, they are indicated by blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) images captured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The cerebellum and inferior temporal lobe were activated more extensively in individuals viewing pornographic movie with a concomitant erection than those without...
December 12, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957531/noradrenaline-from-locus-coeruleus-neurons-acts-on-pedunculo-pontine-neurons-to-prevent-rem-sleep-and-induces-its-loss-associated-effects-in-rats
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Mudasir Ahmad Khanday, Bindu I Somarajan, Rachna Mehta, Birendra Nath Mallick
Normally, rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) does not appear during waking or non-REMS. Isolated, independent studies showed that elevated noradrenaline (NA) levels inhibit REMS and induce REMS loss-associated cytomolecular, cytomorphological, psychosomatic changes and associated symptoms. However, the source of NA and its target in the brain for REMS regulation and function in health and diseases remained to be confirmed in vivo. Using tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-siRNA and virus-coated TH-shRNA in normal freely moving rats, we downregulated NA synthesis in locus coeruleus (LC) REM-OFF neurons in vivo...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940093/valve-microstructure-and-phylomineralogy-of-new-zealand-chitons
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B A Peebles, A M Smith, H G Spencer
The microstructure and mineralogy of chiton valves has been largely ignored in the literature and only described in 29 species to date. Eight species: Acanthochitona zelandica, Notoplax violacea (Family Acanthochitonidae, Suborder Acanthochitonina, Order Chitonida), Chiton glaucus, Onithochiton neglectus, Sypharochiton spelliserpentis, Sypharochiton sinclairi (Family Chitonidae, Suborder, Chitonina, Order Chitonida), Ischnochiton maorianus (Family Ischnochitonidae, Suborder Chitonina, Order Chitonida), and Leptochiton inquinatus (Family Leptochitonidae, Suborder Lepidopleurina, Order Lepidopleurida) were collected from the Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928389/oculomotor-nerve-palsy-presented-with-isolated-unilateral-ptosis-and-minimal-upgaze-palsy
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Canan Togay Işıkay, Busra S Polat
This case with unilateral complete blepharoptosis and slight limitation of upgaze as ocular findings due to midbrain infarction represents an unusual form of intra-axial oculomotor nerve involvement. A 65-year-old man was admitted with acute unilateral ptosis of the left eyelid and gait ataxia. He had chronic hypertension in the medical history. The neurologic examination revealed that he had a complete ptosis of the left eyelid, slight limitation of elevation in the left eye, bilateral dysmetria, and gait ataxia...
April 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909103/habenula-induced-inhibition-of-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-is-diminished-by-lesions-of-the-rostromedial-tegmental-nucleus
#15
P Leon Brown, Heather Palacorolla, Dana Brady, Katelyn Riegger, Greg I Elmer, Paul D Shepard
: Neurons in the lateral habenula (LHb) are transiently activated by aversive events and have been implicated in associative learning. Functional changes associated with tonic and phasic activation of the LHb are often attributed to a corresponding inhibition of midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons. Activation of GABAergic neurons in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg), a region that receives dense projections from the LHb and projects strongly to midbrain monoaminergic nuclei, is believed to underlie the transient inhibition of DA neurons attributed to activation of the LHb...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877100/striatal-and-tegmental-neurons-code-critical-signals-for-temporal-difference-learning-of-state-value-in-domestic-chicks
#16
Chentao Wen, Yukiko Ogura, Toshiya Matsushima
To ensure survival, animals must update the internal representations of their environment in a trial-and-error fashion. Psychological studies of associative learning and neurophysiological analyses of dopaminergic neurons have suggested that this updating process involves the temporal-difference (TD) method in the basal ganglia network. However, the way in which the component variables of the TD method are implemented at the neuronal level is unclear. To investigate the underlying neural mechanisms, we trained domestic chicks to associate color cues with food rewards...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872689/role-of-nitric-oxide-on-dopamine-release-and-morphine-dependency
#17
REVIEW
Amir Arash Motahari, Hedayat Sahraei, Gholam Hossein Meftahi
The catastrophic effects of opioids use on public health and the economy are documented clearly in numerous studies. Repeated morphine administration can lead to either a decrease (tolerance) or an increase (sensitization) in its behavioral and rewarding effects. Morphine-induced sensitization is a major problem and plays an important role in abuse of the opioid drugs. Studies reported that morphine may exert its effects by the release of nitric oxide (NO). NO is a potent neuromodulator, which is produced by nitric oxide synthase (NOS)...
October 2016: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843044/a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-finding-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-symmetrical-central-tegmental-tract-hyperintensity
#18
Betul Emine Derinkuyu, Evrim Ozmen, Havva Akmaz-Unlu, Namik Kemal Altinbas, Esra Gurkas, Oznur Boyunaga
BACKGROUND: Central tegmental tract is an extrapyramidal tract between red nucleus and inferior olivary nucleus which is located in the tegmentum pontis bilaterally and symmetrically. The etiology of the presence of central tegmental tract hyperintensity on MRI is unclear. PURPOSE: In this study our aim is to evaluate the frequency of central tegmental tract lesions in patients with cerebral palsy and control group, as well as to determine whether there is an association between central tegmental tract lesions and cerebral palsy types...
November 11, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815400/a-human-brain-network-derived-from-coma-causing-brainstem-lesions
#19
David B Fischer, Aaron D Boes, Athena Demertzi, Henry C Evrard, Steven Laureys, Brian L Edlow, Hesheng Liu, Clifford B Saper, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Michael D Fox, Joel C Geerling
OBJECTIVE: To characterize a brainstem location specific to coma-causing lesions, and its functional connectivity network. METHODS: We compared 12 coma-causing brainstem lesions to 24 control brainstem lesions using voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping in a case-control design to identify a site significantly associated with coma. We next used resting-state functional connectivity from a healthy cohort to identify a network of regions functionally connected to this brainstem site...
December 6, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803416/two-cases-of-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-following-vaccination-against-human-papilloma-virus
#20
Kenji Sekiguchi, Naoko Yasui, Hisatomo Kowa, Fumio Kanda, Tatsushi Toda
We herein present two cases of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV). Case 1 experienced diplopia and developed an unstable gait 14 days after a second vaccination of Cervarix. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an isolated small, demyelinating lesion in the pontine tegmentum. Case 2 experienced a fever and limb dysesthesia 16 days after a second vaccination of Gardasil. Brain MRI revealed hyperintense lesion in the pons with slight edema on a T2-weighted image...
2016: Internal Medicine
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