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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028940/optogenetic-activation-of-the-sensorimotor-cortex-reveals-local-inhibitory-and-global-excitatory-inputs-to-the-basal-ganglia
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Mitsunori Ozaki, Hiromi Sano, Shigeki Sato, Mitsuhiro Ogura, Hajime Mushiake, Satomi Chiken, Naoyuki Nakao, Atsushi Nambu
To understand how information from different cortical areas is integrated and processed through the cortico-basal ganglia pathways, we used optogenetics to systematically stimulate the sensorimotor cortex and examined basal ganglia activity. We utilized Thy1-ChR2-YFP transgenic mice, in which channelrhodopsin 2 is robustly expressed in layer V pyramidal neurons. We applied light spots to the sensorimotor cortex in a grid pattern and examined neuronal responses in the globus pallidus (GP) and entopeduncular nucleus (EPN), which are the relay and output nuclei of the basal ganglia, respectively...
September 22, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028509/delayed-onset-mri-findings-in-acute-chorea-related-to-anoxic-brain-injury
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Mehdi Ghasemi, Firas Kaddouh, Anindita Deb, Margaret A Owegi
Anoxic brain injury can manifest with various abnormal movements. We describe acute chorea in a young patient with anoxic brain injury due to chlordiazepoxide toxicity who had delayed radiographic lesions in bilateral globus pallidus. Although brain MRI 8days after the anoxic event was unremarkable, repeat brain MRI 15days after the event showed T2 hyperintensities and enhancement within the bilateral globus pallidi. It is possible that MRI brain findings of bilateral basal ganglia lesions may appear later than onset of chorea in anoxic brain injury...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023982/medi-0-morphology-enabled-dipole-inversion-with-automatic-uniform-cerebrospinal-fluid-zero-reference-for-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
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Zhe Liu, Pascal Spincemaille, Yihao Yao, Yan Zhang, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To develop a quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) method with a consistent zero reference using minimal variation in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) susceptibility. THEORY AND METHODS: The ventricular CSF was automatically segmented on the R2* map. An L2 -regularization was used to enforce CSF susceptibility homogeneity within the segmented region, with the averaged CSF susceptibility as the zero reference. This regularization for CSF homogeneity was added to the model used in a prior QSM method (morphology enabled dipole inversion [MEDI])...
October 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022877/striatal-adenosine-a2a-receptor-neurons-control-active-period-sleep-via-parvalbumin-neurons-in-external-globus-pallidus
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Xiang-Shan Yuan, Lu Wang, Hui Dong, Wei-Min Qu, Su-Rong Yang, Yoan Cherasse, Michael Lazarus, Serge N Schiffmann, Alban de Kerchove d'Exaerde, Rui-Xi Li, Zhi-Li Huang
Dysfunction of the striatum is frequently associated with sleep disturbances. However, its role in sleep-wake regulation has been paid little attention even though the striatum densely expresses adenosine A2A receptors (A2ARs), which are essential for adenosine-induced sleep. Here we showed that chemogenetic activation of A2AR neurons in specific subregions of the striatum induced a remarkable increase in non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Anatomical mapping and immunoelectron microscopy revealed that striatal A2AR neurons innervated the external globus pallidus (GPe) in a topographically organized manner and preferentially formed inhibitory synapses with GPe parvalbumin (PV) neurons...
October 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990041/brain-iron-deposition-analysis-using-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-and-its-association-with-body-iron-level-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Lili Gao, Zhihong Jiang, Zhaocheng Cai, Ming Cai, Qing Zhang, Yingying Ma, Guoliang Li, Fengzhu Zhao, Qiang Ma
The aim of the present study was to analyze brain and body iron levels among patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and normal controls (NCs). A total of 90 participants (30 MCI, 30 AD, 30 NC) were enrolled. Brain iron content was quantified using susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI). Phase values were used to calculate bilateral iron content in the hippocampus (HP), substantia nigra, red nucleus (RN), dentate nucleus (DN), caudate nucleus (CN), globus pallidus (GP), putamen (PUT), frontal white matter, temporal cortex (TC), and parietal cortex...
September 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988390/topographic-distribution-of-brain-iron-deposition-and-small-cerebrovascular-lesions-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-a-post-mortem-7-0-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-with-neuropathological-correlates
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Jacques De Reuck, David Devos, Caroline Moreau, Florent Auger, Nicolas Durieux, Vincent Deramecourt, Florence Pasquier, Claude-Alain Maurage, Charlotte Cordonnier, Didier Leys, Regis Bordet
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) in 15% of the cases. A neuropathological continuity between ALS and FTLD-TDP is suspected. The present post-mortem 7.0-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study compares the topographic distribution of iron (Fe) deposition and the incidence of small cerebrovascular lesions in ALS and in FTLD brains. Seventy-eight post-mortem brains underwent 7.0-tesla MRI. The patients consisted of 12 with ALS, 38 with FTLD, and 28 controls...
October 7, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982612/brain-regional-iron-contents-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Seung Ha Lee, Chul Hyoung Lyoo, Sung Jun Ahn, Juha O Rinne, Myung Sik Lee
INTRODUCTION: To determine motor-related brain regions in which iron contents correlate with the degree of motor deficits of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with probable PSP and 20 controls were included. Using a 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging scanner, R2* values were measured in the putamen, globus pallidus (GP), substantia nigra (SN), subthalamic nucleus, and dentate nucleus. After adjustment for disease duration and age at examination, correlations between regional brain R2* values and Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) total motor scores or subscores for bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor, or axial motor deficits were investigated...
September 28, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980714/-18-f-flortaucipir-tau-pet-distinguishes-established-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-from-controls-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-multicenter-study
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Daniel R Schonhaut, Corey T McMillan, Salvatore Spina, Bradford C Dickerson, Andrew Siderowf, Michael D Devous, Richard Tsai, Joseph Winer, David S Russell, Irene Litvan, Erik D Roberson, William W Seeley, Lea T Grinberg, Joel H Kramer, Bruce L Miller, Peter Pressman, Ilya Nasrallah, Suzanne L Baker, Stephen N Gomperts, Keith A Johnson, Murray Grossman, William J Jagust, Adam L Boxer, Gil D Rabinovici
OBJECTIVE: (18) F-flortaucipir (formerly (18) F-AV1451 or (18) F-T807) binds to neurofibrillary tangles in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but tissue studies assessing binding to tau aggregates in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) have yielded mixed results. We compared in vivo (18) F-flortaucipir uptake in patients meeting clinical research criteria for PSP (N=33) to normal controls (N=46) and patients meeting criteria for Parkinson's disease (PD, N=26). METHODS: Participants underwent MRI and positron emission tomography for amyloid-β ((11) C-PiB or (18) F-florbetapir) and tau ((18) F-flortaucipir)...
October 5, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976476/comparison-of-unenhanced-t1-weighted-signal-intensities-within-the-dentate-nucleus-and-the-globus-pallidus-after-serial-applications-of-gadopentetate-dimeglumine-versus-gadobutrol-in-a-pediatric-population
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Diane M Renz, Stefanie Kümpel, Joachim Böttcher, Alexander Pfeil, Florian Streitparth, Matthias Waginger, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Ulf K Teichgräber, Hans-Joachim Mentzel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare changes in T1-weighted signal intensity (SI) within the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) in a pediatric population after serial applications of the linear gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast medium gadopentetate dimeglumine and the more stable macrocyclic agent gadobutrol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. Two similar pediatric patient cohorts who underwent at least 3 serial contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations with sole application of gadopentetate dimeglumine or gadobutrol were analyzed...
October 2, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975047/development-of-hyperkinesias-after-long-term-pallidal-stimulation-for-idiopathic-segmental-dystonia
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Andreas Wloch, Christian Blahak, Mahmoud Abdallat, Hans E Heissler, Marc E Wolf, Joachim K Krauss
BACKGROUND: Chronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) has become an established treatment for dystonia. While bradykinetic symptoms may occur on chronic stimulation, the appearance of hyperkinetic movements has not been well characterized. CASE REPORT: We report on the development of hyperkinesias after more than 10 years of GPi DBS. DISCUSSION: Hyperkinesias may evolve upon long-term GPi DBS in dystonia. This might be related to a combined effect consisting of a reduced threshold for effective GPi stimulation for dystonia and spread of current to the globus pallidus externus...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975046/intractable-blepharospasm-treated-with-bilateral-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation
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Nijee S Luthra, Kyle T Mitchell, Monica M Volz, Idit Tamir, Phillip A Starr, Jill L Ostrem
BACKGROUND: Blepharospasm can be present as an isolated dystonia or in conjunction with other forms of cranial dystonia, causing significant disability. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 69-year-old male with craniocervical dystonia, manifesting primarily as incapacitating blepharospasm refractory to medical treatments. He underwent bilateral globus pallidus (GP) deep brain stimulation (DBS) with complete resolution of his blepharospasm and sustained benefit at 12 months postoperatively...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975044/recent-updates-on-acquired-hepatocerebral-degeneration
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REVIEW
Hae-Won Shin, Hee Kyung Park
BACKGROUND: Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration (AHD) refers to a chronic neurological syndrome in patients with advanced hepatobiliary diseases. This comprehensive review focuses on the pathomechanism and neuroimaging findings in AHD. METHODS: A PubMed search was performed using the terms "acquired hepatocerebral degeneration," "chronic hepatocerebral degeneration," "Non-Wilsonian hepatocerebral degeneration," "cirrhosis-related parkinsonism," and "manganese and liver disease...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972096/pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-for-dystonia-a-long-term-study
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Sara Meoni, Valérie Fraix, Anna Castrioto, Alim Louis Benabid, Eric Seigneuret, Laurent Vercueil, Pierre Pollak, Paul Krack, Eric Chevrier, Stephan Chabardes, Elena Moro
BACKGROUND: Pallidal deep brain stimulation (globus pallidus internus (GPi) DBS) is the best therapeutic option for disabling isolated idiopathic (IID) and inherited (INH) dystonia. Acquired dystonia (AD) may also benefit from GPi DBS. Efficacy and safety in the long-term remained to be established. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively assess long-term clinical outcomes and safety in dystonic patients who underwent GPi DBS. METHODS: Patients were videotaped and assessed preoperatively and postoperatively (1-year and at last available follow-up) using the Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale (motor score (BFMDRS-M); disability score (BFMDRS-D))...
November 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961863/systematic-stereotactic-error-reduction-using-a-calibration-technique-in-single-brain-pass-and-multitrack-deep-brain-stimulations
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Seong-Cheol Park, Jung Kyo Lee, Seok Min Kim, Eu Jene Choi, Chong Sik Lee
BACKGROUND: A calibration technique that shifts the frame coordinates from the intended coordinates to correct a systematic stereotactic error has been reported for single-brain-pass deep brain stimulation. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the intercenter reproducibility of this method for deep brain stimulation. METHODS: A total of 310 leads from 166 patients undergoing surgery were analyzed, including 220 multitrack (primarily 3-track) subthalamic nucleus leads, 17 single-brain-pass subthalamic nucleus leads, and 73 single-brain-pass globus pallidus interna leads...
August 22, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951369/-test-retest-reliability-of-3d-spiral-fast-spin-echo-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-for-cerebral-perfusion-imaging-of-subcortical-gray-matter-in-healthy-adults
#15
Meng-Qi Liu, Zhi-Ye Chen, Lin Ma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the test-retest reliability of 3D spiral fast-spin-echo (FSE) pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (3D pc-ASL) for cerebral perfusion imaging of the subcortical gray matter in healthy adults in resting state. METHODS: 3D spiral FSE ASL and 3D T1-weighted fast spoiled gradient recalled echo (3D T1-FSPGR) sequences were used for cerebral perfusion imaging in 8 healthy adult subjects, and a repeat imaging examination was performed after one week...
September 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950161/-11-c-az10419096-a-full-antagonist-pet-radioligand-for-imaging-brain-5-ht1b-receptors
#16
Anton Lindberg, Sangram Nag, Magnus Schou, Akihiro Takano, Junya Matsumoto, Nahid Amini, Charles S Elmore, Lars Farde, Victor W Pike, Christer Halldin
INTRODUCTION: The serotonergic system is widely present in all regions of the central nervous system (CNS) and plays a key modulatory role in many of its functions. Positron emission tomography (PET) is used to study several serotonin receptors in CNS in vivo. The G-protein coupled receptor 5-HT1B is mostly present in the occipital cortex and in midbrain and is linked to several psychiatric disorders. There is evidence that agonist PET radioligands for neuroreceptors are more sensitive to endogenous neurotransmitters than antagonists...
July 21, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949036/subthalamic-nucleus-and-globus-pallidus-interna-influence-firing-of-tonically-active-neurons-in-the-primate-striatum-through-different-mechanisms
#17
Asuka Nakajima, Yasushi Shimo, Takanori Uka, Nobutaka Hattori
Both the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) are major targets for neuromodulation therapy for movement disorders. An example of such a therapy is deep brain stimulation (DBS). The striatum is the primary target for pharmacological treatment of these disorders. To further our understanding of both the functional relationships among motor nuclei and the mechanisms of therapies for movement disorders, it is important to clarify how changing the neuronal activity of one target, either by medication or by artificial electrical stimulation, affects the other connected nuclei...
September 26, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948086/detection-and-application-of-neurochemical-profile-by-multiple-regional-1-h-mrs-in-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Jitian Guan, Yu Rong, Ye Wen, Huanze Wu, Hong Qin, Qingying Zhang, Wei Chen
INTRODUCTION: The accurate diagnosis and monitoring of idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, has not been fully developed. This study sought to identify a neurochemical profile in multiple regions of the PD brain and healthy controls by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). We aimed to track changes of the brain neurochemical, quantify neuronal loss, and further determine the diagnostic value of (1)H-MRS. METHODS: PD patients and healthy controls recruited from Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, southern China, underwent (1)H-MRS...
September 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940799/in-vitro-study-of-iron-deposition-in-normal-human-brains-an-indian-scenario
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Shallu Jaggi, Niranjan Khandelwal, Daisy Sahni, Rakesh K Vasishta
BACKGROUND: An increase in brain iron is a normal physiological process during brain development but excess accumulation is a risk factor for various neurodegenerative diseases. Thus, knowledge of the normal range of brain iron content is mandatory. The present study was planned to collect normative data on iron deposition in human brains by in vitro analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Iron deposition in basal ganglia was determined by Perl's staining in 31 (18 males, 13 females) non-pathological postmortem brains aged from 18 to 80 years and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in 13 of them (seven males, six females)...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932395/japanese-wdr45-de-novo-mutation-diagnosed-by-exome-analysis-a-case-report
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Hironobu Endo, Takeshi Uenaka, Wataru Satake, Yutaka Suzuki, Hisatsugu Tachibana, Norio Chihara, Takehiro Ueda, Kenji Sekiguchi, Taniguchi-Ikeda Mariko, Hisatomo Kowa, Fumio Kanda, Tatsushi Toda
A 40-year-old Japanese woman presented with slowly progressing parkinsonism in adulthood. She had a history of epilepsy with intellectual disability in childhood. In a head magnetic resonance scan, T2-weighted imaging showed low signal intensity areas in the globus pallidus and the substantia nigra; T1-weighted imaging showed a halo in the nigra. Because the patient's symptoms and history were similar to those of patients with neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation, we ran an exome analysis to investigate neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation-associated genes...
July 2017: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
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