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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633369/fine-subdivisions-of-the-semantic-network-supporting-social-and-sensory-motor-semantic-processing
#1
Nan Lin, Xiaoying Wang, Yangwen Xu, Xiaosha Wang, Huimin Hua, Ying Zhao, Xingshan Li
Neuroimaging studies have consistently indicated that semantic processing involves a brain network consisting of multimodal cortical regions distributed in the frontal, parietal, and temporal lobes. However, little is known about how semantic information is organized and processed within the network. Some recent studies have indicated that sensory-motor semantic information modulates the activation of this network. Other studies have indicated that this network responds more to social semantic information than to other information...
June 15, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632647/high-osteogenic-potential-of-adipose-and-muscle-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-spinal-ossification-model-mice
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Xizhe Liu, Gentaro Kumagai, Kanichiro Wada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Toru Asari, Kazuki Oishi, Taku Fujita, Hiroki Mizukami, Ken-Ichi Furukawa, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
STUDY DESIGN: Basic experiments in a mouse model of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). OBJECTIVE: To assess the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from muscle and adipose tissue in Tiptoe-walking (ttw) mice, in which cervical OPLL compresses the spinal cord and causes motor and sensory dysfunction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In humans, MSCs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cervical OPLL...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629822/structure-based-designed-nano-dysferlin-significantly-improves-dysferlinopathy-in-bla-j-mice
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Telmo Llanga, Nadia Nagy, Laura Conatser, Catherine Dial, R Bryan Sutton, Matthew L Hirsch
Dysferlinopathy is an autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy characterized by the progressive loss of motility that is caused by mutations throughout the DYSF gene. There are currently no approved therapies that ameliorate or reverse dysferlinopathy. Gene delivery using adeno-associated vectors (AAVs) is a leading therapeutic strategy for genetic diseases; however, the large size of dysferlin cDNA (6.2 kB) precludes packaging into a single AAV capsid. Therefore, using 3D structural modeling and hypothesizing dysferlin C2 domain redundancy, a 30% smaller, dysferlin-like molecule amenable to single AAV vector packaging was engineered (termed Nano-Dysferlin)...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628313/tunneling-kinetics-and-non-adiabatic-proton-coupled-electron-transfer-in-proteins-the-effect-of-electric-fields-and-anharmonic-donor-acceptor-interactions
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Bridget Salna, Abdelkrim Benabbas, Douglas Russo, Paul M Champion
A proper description of proton donor-acceptor (D-A) distance fluctuations is crucial for understanding tunneling in proton-coupled electron transport (PCET). The typical harmonic approximation for the D-A potential results in a Gaussian probability distribution, which does not appropriately reflect the electronic repulsion forces that increase the energetic cost of sampling shorter D-A distances. Because these shorter distances are the primary channel for thermally activated tunneling, the analysis of tunneling kinetics depends sensitively on the inherently anharmonic nature of the D-A interaction...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621655/trends-in-the-leading-causes-of-injury-mortality-australia-canada-and-the-united-states-2000-2014
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Karin Mack, Angela Clapperton, Alison Macpherson, David Sleet, Donovan Newton, James Murdoch, J Morag Mackay, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Natalie Wilkins, Angela Marr, Michael Ballesteros, Roderick McClure
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to highlight the differences in injury rates between populations through a descriptive epidemiological study of population-level trends in injury mortality for the high-income countries of Australia, Canada and the United States. METHODS: Mortality data were available for the US from 2000 to 2014, and for Canada and Australia from 2000 to 2012. Injury causes were defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision external cause codes, and were grouped into major causes...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620838/modelling-fus-mislocalisation-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-innervated-human-muscle
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Sonja Prpar Mihevc, Mojca Pavlin, Simona Darovic, Marko Živin, Matej Podbregar, Boris Rogelj, Tomaz Mars
Degeneration of distal axons and neuromuscular junctions is an early feature in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which culminates in motor neuron loss due to axon retraction and muscle atrophy. The complex interactions in the pathogenesis of ALS between motor neurons, muscle cells and accompanying glia require an appropriate experimental model. Here, we have defined a co-culture model based on human myotubes innervated by neurons from embryonic rat spinal cord explants to investigate the pathology and treatment of ALS...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620280/pathophysiology-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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REVIEW
Hana Starobova, Irina Vetter
Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a common, dose-dependent adverse effect of several antineoplastics. It can lead to detrimental dose reductions and discontinuation of treatment, and severely affects the quality of life of cancer survivors. Clinically, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy presents as deficits in sensory, motor, and autonomic function which develop in a glove and stocking distribution due to preferential effects on longer axons. The pathophysiological processes are multi-factorial and involve oxidative stress, apoptotic mechanisms, altered calcium homeostasis, axon degeneration and membrane remodeling as well as immune processes and neuroinflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619653/on-optimal-spatial-filtering-for-the-detection-of-phase-coupling-in-multivariate-neural-recordings
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G Waterstraat, G Curio, V V Nikulin
INTRODUCTION: Neuronal oscillations synchronize processing in the brain over large spatiotemporal scales and thereby facilitate integration of individual functional modules. Up to now, the relation between the phases of neuronal oscillations and behavior or perception has mainly been analyzed in sensor space of multivariate EEG/MEG recordings. However, sensor-space analysis distorts the topographies of the underlying neuronal sources and suffers from low signal-to-noise ratio. Instead, we propose an optimized source reconstruction approach (Phase Coupling Optimization, PCO)...
June 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619471/oral-haloperidol-or-olanzapine-intake-produces-distinct-and-region-specific-increase-in-cannabinoid-receptor-levels-that-is-prevented-by-high-fat-diet
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Foteini Delis, Lauren Rosko, Aditya Schroff, Kenneth E Leonard, Panayotis K Thanos
Clinical studies show higher levels of cannabinoid CB1 receptors (CB1R) in the brain of schizophrenic patients while preclinical studies report a significant functional interaction between dopamine D2 receptors and CB1Rs as well as an upregulation of CB1Rs after antipsychotic treatment. These findings prompted us to study the effects of chronic oral intake of a first and a second generation antipsychotic, haloperidol and olanzapine, on the levels and distribution of CB1Rs in the rat brain. Rats consumed either regular chow or high-fat food and drank water, haloperidol drinking solution (1...
June 12, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618000/in-vivo-analysis-of-synaptic-activity-in-cerebellar-nuclei-neurons-unravels-the-efficacy-of-excitatory-inputs
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Yasmin Yarden-Rabinowitz, Yosef Yarom
It is commonly agreed that the main function of the cerebellar system is to provide well-timed signals used for the execution of motor commands or prediction of sensory inputs. This function is manifested as a temporal sequence of spiking that should be expressed in the cerebellar nuclei projection neurons (CN). Whether spiking activity is generated by excitation or release from inhibition is still a hotly debated issue. In an attempt to resolve this debate, we recorded intracellularly from CN neurons in anaesthetized mice and performed an analysis of synaptic activity that yielded a number of important observations...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615963/frequency-dependent-changes-in-sensorimotor-and-pain-affective-systems-induced-by-empathy-for-pain
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Yoshimasa Motoyama, Katsuya Ogata, Sumio Hoka, Shozo Tobimatsu
BACKGROUND: Empathy for pain helps us to understand the pain of others indirectly. To better comprehend the processing of empathic pain, we report the frequency-dependent modulation of cortical oscillations induced by watching movies depicting pain using high-density electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and motor evoked potentials (MEP). METHODS: Event-related desynchronization of EEG and MEG was assessed while participants viewed videos of painful (needle) or neutral (cotton swab) situations...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615194/fusion-fission-and-transport-control-asymmetric-inheritance-of-mitochondria-and-protein-aggregates
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Stefan Böckler, Xenia Chelius, Nadine Hock, Till Klecker, Madita Wolter, Matthias Weiss, Ralf J Braun, Benedikt Westermann
Partitioning of cell organelles and cytoplasmic components determines the fate of daughter cells upon asymmetric division. We studied the role of mitochondria in this process using budding yeast as a model. Anterograde mitochondrial transport is mediated by the myosin motor, Myo2. A genetic screen revealed an unexpected interaction of MYO2 and genes required for mitochondrial fusion. Genetic analyses, live-cell microscopy, and simulations in silico showed that fused mitochondria become critical for inheritance and transport across the bud neck in myo2 mutants...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614281/transcranial-motor-evoked-potential-alarm-criteria-to-predict-foot-drop-injury-during-lumbosacral-surgery
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Arvydas Tamkus, Kent S Rice, Gregory Hoffman
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate whether waveform alterations in transcranial motor evoked potentials (TCMEP) can reliably predict postoperative foot drop. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Nerve injury leading to foot drop is a potential complication of lumbosacral surgery. Very limited data exist on the use of intraoperative TcMEPs to identify iatrogenic foot drop. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed neuromonitoring data from 130 consecutive spine surgeries with instrumentation involving L4-S1...
June 13, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608854/the-influence-of-the-rs6295-gene-polymorphism-on-serotonin-1a-receptor-distribution-investigated-with-pet-in-patients-with-major-depression-applying-machine-learning
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A Kautzky, G M James, C Philippe, P Baldinger-Melich, C Kraus, G S Kranz, T Vanicek, G Gryglewski, W Wadsak, M Mitterhauser, D Rujescu, S Kasper, R Lanzenberger
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the most common neuropsychiatric disease and despite extensive research, its genetic substrate is still not sufficiently understood. The common polymorphism rs6295 of the serotonin-1A receptor gene (HTR1A) is affecting the transcriptional regulation of the 5-HT1A receptor and has been closely linked to MDD. Here, we used positron emission tomography (PET) exploiting advances in data mining and statistics by using machine learning in 62 healthy subjects and 19 patients with MDD, which were scanned with PET using the radioligand [carbonyl-(11)C]WAY-100635...
June 13, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607071/ca-2-induced-movement-of-tropomyosin-on-native-cardiac-thin-filaments-revealed-by-cryoelectron-microscopy
#15
Cristina Risi, Jamie Eisner, Betty Belknap, David H Heeley, Howard D White, Gunnar F Schröder, Vitold E Galkin
Muscle contraction relies on the interaction of myosin motors with F-actin, which is regulated through a translocation of tropomyosin by the troponin complex in response to Ca(2+) The current model of muscle regulation holds that at relaxing (low-Ca(2+)) conditions tropomyosin blocks myosin binding sites on F-actin, whereas at activating (high-Ca(2+)) conditions tropomyosin translocation only partially exposes myosin binding sites on F-actin so that binding of rigor myosin is required to fully activate the thin filament (TF)...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606179/modifying-upper-limb-inter-joint-coordination-in-healthy-subjects-by-training-with-a-robotic-exoskeleton
#16
Tommaso Proietti, Emmanuel Guigon, Agnès Roby-Brami, Nathanaël Jarrassé
BACKGROUND: The possibility to modify the usually pathological patterns of coordination of the upper-limb in stroke survivors remains a central issue and an open question for neurorehabilitation. Despite robot-led physical training could potentially improve the motor recovery of hemiparetic patients, most of the state-of-the-art studies addressing motor control learning, with artificial virtual force fields, only focused on the end-effector kinematic adaptation, by using planar devices...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603487/the-onecut-transcription-factors-regulate-differentiation-and-distribution-of-dorsal-interneurons-during-spinal-cord-development
#17
Karolina U Kabayiza, Gauhar Masgutova, Audrey Harris, Vincent Rucchin, Benvenuto Jacob, Frédéric Clotman
During embryonic development, the dorsal spinal cord generates numerous interneuron populations eventually involved in motor circuits or in sensory networks that integrate and transmit sensory inputs from the periphery. The molecular mechanisms that regulate the specification of these multiple dorsal neuronal populations have been extensively characterized. In contrast, the factors that contribute to their diversification into smaller specialized subsets and those that control the specific distribution of each population in the developing spinal cord remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602887/cross-modal-recruitment-of-auditory-and-orofacial-areas-during-sign-language-in-a-deaf-subject
#18
Juan Martino, Carlos Velasquez, Javier Vázquez-Bourgon, Enrique Marco de Lucas, Elsa Gomez
BACKGROUND: Modern signed languages of the deaf are fully expressive, natural human languages that are perceived visually and produced manually.The literature contains little data concerning human brain organization in conditions of deficient sensory information such as deafness. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here, we describe an original case of a deaf-mute patient with a left temporo-insular low-grade glioma that was operated. The patient underwent awake surgery with intraoperative electrical stimulation mapping, allowing for the first time in the literature, to directly study the cortical and subcortical organization of signed language...
June 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601782/neuropraxia-following-resection-of-a-retroperitoneal-liposarcoma
#19
Stevenson Tsiao, Nail Aydin, Subhasis Misra
BACKGROUND: This is a unique case of neuropraxia of femoral nerve seen after resection of retroperitoneal liposarcoma which has not been reported before in the literature. INTRODUCTION: Neuropraxia, a transient paralysis due to blockage of nerve conduction, commonly associated with athletes and orthopedic procedures, has not been previously reported as a complication following resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma. CASE: This is an 81-year-old female who, on CT for evaluation of her atherosclerosis, was found to have an incidental right-sided retroperitoneal mass extending from the right renal capsule inferiorly through the inguinal canal...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601076/the-centrosome-as-the-main-integrator-of-endothelial-cell-functional-activity
#20
REVIEW
A S Shakhov, I B Alieva
The centrosome is an intracellular structure of the animal cell responsible for organization of cytoplasmic microtubules. According to modern concepts, the centrosome is a very important integral element of the living cell whose functions are not limited to its ability to polymerize microtubules. The centrosome localization in the geometric center of the interphase cell, the high concentration of various regulatory proteins in this area, the centrosome-organized radial system of microtubules for intracellular transport by motor proteins, the centrosome involvement in the perception of external signals and their transmission - all these features make this cellular structure a unique regulation and distribution center managing dynamic morphology of the animal cell...
June 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
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