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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330522/the-racgap-%C3%AE-chimaerin-is-essential-for-cerebellar-granule-cell-migration
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Jason A Estep, Wenny Wong, Yiu-Cheung E Wong, Brian M Loui, Martin M Riccomagno
During mammalian cerebellar development, postnatal granule cell progenitors proliferate in the outer part of the External Granule Layer (EGL). Postmitotic granule progenitors migrate tangentially in the inner EGL before switching to migrate radially inward, past the Purkinje cell layer, to achieve their final position in the mature Granule Cell Layer (GCL). Here, we show that the RacGAP β-chimaerin is expressed by a small population of late-born, premigratory granule cells. β-chimaerin deficiency causes a subset of granule cells to become arrested in the EGL, where they differentiate and form ectopic neuronal clusters...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330136/white-matter-volume-loss-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-meta-analysis-of-voxel-based-morphometry-studies
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REVIEW
Guangxiang Chen, Baiwan Zhou, Hongyan Zhu, Weihong Kuang, Feng Bi, Hua Ai, Zhongwei Gu, Xiaoqi Huang, Su Lui, Qiyong Gong
Structural neuroimaging studies of white matter (WM) volume in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) have yielded inconsistent findings. This study aimed to perform a quantitative voxel-based meta-analysis using effect-size signed differential mapping (ES-SDM) to establish a statistical consensus between published studies for WM volume alterations in ALS. The pooled meta-analysis revealed significant WM volume losses in the bilateral supplementary motor areas (SMAs), bilateral precentral gyri (PGs), left middle cerebellar peduncle and right cerebellum in patients with ALS, involving the corticospinal tract (CST), interhemispheric fibers, subcortical arcuate fibers, projection fibers to the striatum and cortico-ponto-cerebellar tract...
January 9, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298733/progressive-striatonigral-degeneration%C3%A2-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-multiple-system-atrophy-translational-implications-for-interventional-therapies
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Violetta Refolo, Francesco Bez, Alexia Polissidis, Daniela Kuzdas-Wood, Edith Sturm, Martina Kamaratou, Werner Poewe, Leonidas Stefanis, M Angela Cenci, Marina Romero-Ramos, Gregor K Wenning, Nadia Stefanova
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by widespread oligodendroglial cytoplasmic inclusions of filamentous α-synuclein, and neuronal loss in autonomic centres, basal ganglia and cerebellar circuits. It has been suggested that primary oligodendroglial α-synucleinopathy may represent a trigger in the pathogenesis of MSA, but the mechanisms underlying selective vulnerability and disease progression are unclear. The post-mortem analysis of MSA brains provides a static final picture of the disease neuropathology, but gives no clear indication on the sequence of pathogenic events in MSA...
January 3, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287912/corrigendum-to-projections-from-the-lowest-lumbar-and-sacral-caudal-segments-to-the-cerebellar-cortex-in-the-rat-an-anterograde-tracing-study-neurosci-res-114-january-2017-43-54
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282617/crus-i-in-the-rodent-cerebellum-its-homology-to-crus-i-and-ii-in-the-primate-cerebellum-and-its-anatomical-uniqueness-among-neighboring-lobules
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REVIEW
Izumi Sugihara
In the human cerebellum, the crus I and crus II lobules (or the ansiform lobule), which are implicated in cognitive and visuomotor functions, are significantly expanded compared to other anterior and posterior lobules, which are involved mainly in somatosensorimotor function. In applying rodent models, it is essential to identify the lobules that are homologous to human crus I and crus II. Observation of the lobular structure in human, macaque, marmoset, rat, and mouse has indicated that human crus I and II are homologous to crus I in rodents (referred to as "ansiform area, AA")...
December 27, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224175/thalamic-interactions-of-cerebellum-and-basal-ganglia
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REVIEW
Andreas Hintzen, Esther Annegret Pelzer, Marc Tittgemeyer
Cerebellum and basal ganglia are reciprocally interconnected with the neocortex via oligosynaptic loops. The signal pathways of these loops predominantly converge in motor areas of the frontal cortex and are mainly segregated on subcortical level. Recent evidence, however, indicates subcortical interaction of these systems. We have reviewed literature that addresses the question whether, and to what extent, projections of main output nuclei of basal ganglia (reticular part of the substantia nigra, internal segment of the globus pallidus) and cerebellum (deep cerebellar nuclei) interact with each other in the thalamus...
December 9, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222423/voluntary-modulation-of-mental-effort-investment-an-fmri-study
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Omar T Khachouf, Gang Chen, Davide Duzzi, Carlo A Porro, Giuseppe Pagnoni
Mental effort is a common phenomenological construct deeply linked to volition and self-control. While it is often assumed that the amount of exertion invested in a task can be voluntarily regulated, the neural bases of such faculty and its behavioural effects are yet insufficiently understood. In this study, we investigated how the instructions to execute a demanding cognitive task either "with maximum exertion" or "as relaxed as possible" affected performance and brain activity. The maximum exertion condition, compared to relaxed execution, was associated with speeded motor responses without an accuracy trade-off, and an amplification of both task-related activations in dorsal frontoparietal and cerebellar regions, and task-related deactivations in default mode network (DMN) areas...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172207/-usefulness-of-thin-slab-maximum-intensity-projections-in-imaging-of-the-multiple-aneurysms-that-arise-at-the-distal-portion-of-the-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery
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Makoto Ideguchi, Takafumi Nishizaki, Norio Ikeda, Shigeki Nakano, Tomomi Okamura, Yasue Tanaka, Natsumi Fujii, Machiko Ohno, Taichi Shimabukuro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159952/single-axonal-morphology-and-termination-to-cerebellar-aldolase-c-stripes-characterize-distinct-spinocerebellar-projection-systems-originating-from-the-thoracic-spinal-cord-in-the-mouse
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Yuanjun Luo, Radhika Pooja Patel, Gideon Anokye Sarpong, Kazuma Sasamura, Izumi Sugihara
The spinocerebellar projection has an essential role in sensorimotor coordination of limbs and the trunk. Multiple groups of spinocerebellar projections have been identified in retrograde labeling studies. In this study, we aimed at characterizing projection patterns of these groups using a combination of anterograde labeling of the thoracic spinal cord and aldolase C immunostaining of longitudinal stripes of the cerebellar cortex in the mouse. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146048/cerebellar-volume-in-autism-literature-meta-analysis-and-analysis-of-the-autism-brain%C3%A2-imaging-data-exchange-cohort
#10
Nicolas Traut, Anita Beggiato, Thomas Bourgeron, Richard Delorme, Laure Rondi-Reig, Anne-Lise Paradis, Roberto Toro
BACKGROUND: The neuroanatomical bases of autism spectrum disorder remain largely unknown. Among the most widely discussed candidate endophenotypes, differences in cerebellar volume have been often reported as statistically significant. METHODS: We aimed at objectifying this possible alteration by performing a systematic meta-analysis of the literature and an analysis of the ABIDE (Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange) cohort. Our meta-analysis sought to determine a combined effect size of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis on different measures of the cerebellar anatomy as well as the effect of possible factors of variability across studies...
October 10, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099739/4sc-202-as-a-potential-treatment-for-the-pediatric-brain-tumor-medulloblastoma
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Shanta M Messerli, Mariah M Hoffman, Etienne Z Gnimpieba, Hella Kohlhof, Ratan D Bhardwaj
This project involves an examination of the effect of the small molecule inhibitor 4SC-202 on the growth of the pediatric brain cancer medulloblastoma. The small molecule inhibitor 4SC-202 significantly inhibits the viability of the pediatric desmoplastic cerebellar human medulloblastoma cell line DAOY, with an IC50 = 58.1 nM, but does not affect the viability of noncancerous neural stem cells (NSC). 4SC-202 exposure inhibits hedgehog expression in the DAOY cell line. Furthermore, microarray analysis of human medulloblastoma patient tumors indicate significant upregulation of key targets in the Hedgehog signaling pathway and Protein Tyrosine Kinase (PTK7)...
November 3, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069799/functional-compatibility-between-purkinje-cell-axon-branches-and-their-target-neurons-in-the-cerebellum
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Zhilai Yang, Na Chen, Rongjing Ge, Hao Qian, Jin-Hui Wang
A neuron sprouts an axon, and its branches to innervate many target neurons that are divergent in their functions. In order to efficiently regulate the diversified cells, the axon branches should differentiate functionally to be compatible with their target neurons, i.e., a function compatibility between presynaptic and postsynaptic partners. We have examined this hypothesis by using electrophysiological method in the cerebellum, in which the main axon of Purkinje cell projected to deep nucleus cells and the recurrent axons innervated the adjacent Purkinje cells...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062268/comparison-of-diffusion-weighted-mri-reconstruction-methods-for-visualization-of-cranial-nerves-in-posterior-fossa-surgery
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Brendan Behan, David Q Chen, Francesco Sammartino, Danielle D DeSouza, Erika Wharton-Shukster, Mojgan Hodaie
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-based tractography has gained increasing popularity as a method for detailed visualization of white matter (WM) tracts. Different imaging techniques, and more novel, advanced imaging methods provide significant WM structural detail. While there has been greater focus on improving tract visualization for larger WM pathways, the relative value of each method for cranial nerve reconstruction and how this methodology can assist surgical decision-making is still understudied. Images from 10 patients with posterior fossa tumors (4 male, mean age: 63...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061636/synaptic-input-as-a-directional-cue-for-migrating-interneuron-precursors
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Annika K Wefers, Christian Haberlandt, Nuriye B Tekin, Dmitry A Fedorov, Aline Timmermann, Johannes J L van der Want, Farrukh A Chaudhry, Christian Steinhäuser, Karl Schilling, Ronald Jabs
During CNS development, interneuron precursors have to migrate extensively before they integrate in specific microcircuits. Known regulators of neuronal motility include classical neurotransmitters, yet the mechanisms that assure interneuron dispersal and interneuron / projection neuron matching during histogenesis remain largely elusive. We combined time-lapse video-microscopy and electrophysiological analysis of the nascent cerebellum of transgenic Pax2-EGFP mice to address this issue. We found that cerebellar interneuronal precursors regularly show spontaneous postsynaptic currents, indicative of synaptic innervation, well before settling in the molecular layer...
October 23, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048273/chiari-1000-registry-project-assessment-of-surgical-outcome-on-self-focused-attention-pain-and-delayed-recall
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P A Allen, D Delahanty, K P Kaut, X Li, M Garcia, J R Houston, D M Tokar, F Loth, J Maleki, S Vorster, M G Luciano
BACKGROUND: Prior research has typically found a negative relationship between chronic pain and memory, and we examined whether cognitive control processes (e.g. reflection and rumination) moderated this relationship in individuals with Chiari malformation Type I (CM). CM is a neurological condition in which the cerebellar tonsils descend into the medullary and upper cervical spine regions potentially resulting in severe headaches and neck pain. METHODS: CM patients who had (n = 341) and had not (n = 297) undergone decompression surgery completed the McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form-Revised (SF-MPQ-2), the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), and the Rumination-Reflection Questionnaire (RRQ)...
October 19, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979609/examining-microstructural-white-matter-in-active-duty-soldiers-with-a-history-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-traumatic-stress
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Michael N Dretsch, Rael T Lange, Jeffery S Katz, Adam Goodman, Thomas A Daniel, Gopikrishna Deshpande, Thomas S Denney, Grant L Iverson, Jennifer L Robinson
BACKGROUND: There is a high comorbidity of posttraumatic stress (PTS) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), with largely overlapping symptomatology, in military service members. OBJECTIVE: To examine white matter integrity associated with PTS and mTBI as assessed using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHOD: Seventy-four active-duty U.S. soldiers with PTS (n = 16) and PTS with co-morbid history of mTBI (PTS/mTBI; n = 28) were compared to a military control group (n = 30)...
2017: Open Neuroimaging Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971056/joubert-syndrome-presenting-with-normal-pyramidal-decussation-a-case-report
#17
Nam-Sik Kim, Sung-Hee Park
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by a congenital malformation of the hindbrain, and accompanied by axonal decussation abnormalities affecting the corticospinal tract and the superior cerebellar peduncles. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of normal pyramidal decussation in JS. Here, we describe the case of an 18-year-old boy presenting midline-crossing corticospinal projections, which were considered normal corticospinal tract trajectories. Diffusion tensor imaging and motor evoked potential study analysis demonstrated the exclusive presence of decussating corticospinal projections in the patient...
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931264/assessment-of-the-accuracy-and-errors-of-head-up-display-by-an-optical-neuronavigation-system-in-brain-tumor-surgery
#18
Kenichiro Asano, Kosuke Katayama, Kiyohide Kakuta, Kanae Oyama, Hiroki Ohkuma
BACKGROUND: A head-up display (HUD) in which navigational information is projected into the microscope view may enable surgeons to perform operations more efficiently. Projecting depictions of both tumor and important intracranial structures on the HUD may facilitate safe surgery. OBJECTIVE: To investigate accuracy and errors regarding important intracranial structures, errors due to brain shifts, and preservation rates for important intracranial structures. METHODS: A total of 184 surgeries in 172 patients were performed using this operation system...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904449/james-wenceslaus-papez-his-circuit-and-emotion
#19
Kalyan B Bhattacharyya
James Papez worked on the anatomical substrates of emotion and described a circuit, mainly composed of the hippocampus, thalamus and cingulum, and published his observations in 1937. However, such an idea existed before him, as evidenced by the rudimentary indications from Paul Broca, and Paul MacLean added some other structures like, septum, amygdala, and hypothalamus in its ambit and called it the limbic system. Paul Ivan Yakovlev, proposed a circuit which also referred to orbitofrontal, insular, anterior temporal lobe, and other nuclei of thalamus...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894610/maturation-refinement-and-serotonergic-modulation-of-cerebellar-cortical-circuits-in-normal-development-and-in-murine-models-of-autism
#20
REVIEW
Eriola Hoxha, Pellegrino Lippiello, Bibiana Scelfo, Filippo Tempia, Mirella Ghirardi, Maria Concetta Miniaci
The formation of the complex cerebellar cortical circuits follows different phases, with initial synaptogenesis and subsequent processes of refinement guided by a variety of mechanisms. The regularity of the cellular and synaptic organization of the cerebellar cortex allowed detailed studies of the structural plasticity mechanisms underlying the formation of new synapses and retraction of redundant ones. For the attainment of the monoinnervation of the Purkinje cell by a single climbing fiber, several signals are involved, including electrical activity, contact signals, homosynaptic and heterosynaptic interaction, calcium transients, postsynaptic receptors, and transduction pathways...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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