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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045730/ribosomal-protein-ntrpl17-interacts-with-kinesin-12-family-protein-ntkrp-and-functions-in-the-regulation-of-embryo-seed-size-and-radicle-growth
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Shujuan Tian, Jingjing Wu, Yuan Liu, Xiaorong Huang, Fen Li, Zhaodan Wang, Meng-Xiang Sun, Miriam Gifford
We previously reported that a novel motor protein belonging to the kinesin-12 family, NtKRP, displays critical roles in regulating embryo and seed size establishment. However, it remains unknown exactly how NtKRP contributes to this developmental process. Here, we report that a 60S ribosomal protein NtRPL17 directly interacts with NtKRP. The phenotypes of NtRPL17 RNAi lines show notable embryo and seed size reduction. Structural observations of the NtRPL17-silenced embryos/seeds reveal that the embryo size reduction is due to a decrease in cell number...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044874/information-processing-from-the-motor-cortices-to-the-subthalamic-nucleus-and-globus-pallidus-and-their-somatotopic-organizations-revealed-electrophysiologically-in-monkeys
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Hirokazu Iwamuro, Yoshihisa Tachibana, Yoshikazu Ugawa, Nobuhito Saito, Atsushi Nambu
To understand how the information derived from different motor cortical areas representing different body parts is organized in the basal ganglia, we examined the neuronal responses in the subthalamic nucleus (STN), and the external (GPe) and internal (GPi) segments of the globus pallidus, input, relay, and output nuclei, respectively, to stimulation of the orofacial, forelimb, and hindlimb regions of the primary motor cortex (MI) and supplementary motor area (SMA) in macaque monkeys under awake state. Most STN and GPe/GPi neurons responded exclusively to stimulation of either the MI or SMA, and one-fourth to one-third of neurons responded to both...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043558/enriched-expression-of-neutral-sphingomyelinase-2-in-the-striatum-is-essential-for-regulation-of-lipid-raft-content-and-motor-coordination
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Laura Hui-Ru Tan, Angela Jin-Rong Tan, Yu-Ying Ng, John Jia-En Chua, Wee-Siong Chew, Sneha Muralidharan, Federico Torta, Bamaprasad Dutta, Siu Kwan Sze, Deron R Herr, Wei-Yi Ong
Sphingomyelinases are a family of enzymes that hydrolyze sphingomyelin to generate phosphocholine and ceramide. The brain distribution and function of neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (nSMase2) were elucidated in this study. nSMase2 mRNA expression was greatest in the striatum, followed by the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, cerebellum, thalamus, brainstem, and olfactory bulb. The striatum had the highest level of nSMase2 protein expression, followed by the prefrontal cortex, thalamus, hippocampus, brainstem, and cerebellum...
October 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038583/zdhhc13-dependent-drp1-s-palmitoylation-impacts-brain-bioenergetics-anxiety-coordination-and-motor-skills
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Eleonora Napoli, Gyu Song, Siming Liu, Alexsandra Espejo, Carlos J Perez, Fernando Benavides, Cecilia Giulivi
Protein S-palmitoylation is a reversible post-translational modification mediated by palmitoyl acyltransferase enzymes, a group of Zn(2+)-finger DHHC-domain-containing proteins (ZDHHC). Here, for the first time, we show that Zdhhc13 plays a key role in anxiety-related behaviors and motor function, as well as brain bioenergetics, in a mouse model (luc) carrying a spontaneous Zdhhc13 recessive mutation. At 3 m of age, mutant mice displayed increased sensorimotor gating, anxiety, hypoactivity, and decreased motor coordination, compared to littermate controls...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037065/patterns-of-symptom-development-in-patients-with-motor-neuron-disease
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Renée Walhout, Esther Verstraete, Martijn P Van Den Heuvel, Jan H Veldink, Leonard H Van Den Berg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether symptom development in motor neuron disease (MND) is a random or organized process. METHODS: Six hundred patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), upper motor neuron (UMN) or lower motor neuron (LMN) phenotypes were invited for a questionnaire concerning symptom development. A binomial test was used to examine distribution of symptoms from site of onset. Development of symptoms over time was evaluated by Kaplan-Meier analysis...
October 16, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036632/mapping-compulsivity-in-the-dsm-5-obsessive-compulsive-and-related-disorders-cognitive-domains-neural-circuitry-and-treatment
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Naomi A Fineberg, Annemieke M Apergis-Schoute, M Matilde Vaghi, Paula Banca, Claire M Gillan, Valerie Voon, Samuel R Chamberlain, Cinosi Eduardo, Reid Jemma, Sonia Shahper, Edward T Bullmore, Barbara J Sahakian, Trevor W Robbins
Compulsions are repetitive, stereotyped thoughts and behaviors designed to reduce harm. Growing evidence suggests that the neurocognitive mechanisms mediating behavioural inhibition (motor inhibition, cognitive inflexibility) reversal learning and habit formation (shift from goal-directed to habitual responding) contribute toward compulsive activity in a broad range of disorders. In obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), distributed network perturbation appears focussed around the pre-frontal cortex, caudate, putamen and associated neuro-circuitry...
September 23, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035220/robot-training-with-vector-fields-based-on-stroke-survivors-individual-movement-statistics
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Zachary A Wright, Emily Lazzaro, Kelly O Thielbar, James L Patton, Felix C Huang
The wide variation in upper extremity motor impairments among stroke survivors necessitates more intelligent methods of customized therapy. However, current strategies for characterizing individual motor impairments are limited by the use of traditional clinical assessments (e.g. Fugl-Meyer) and simple engineering metrics (e.g. goal-directed performance). Our overall approach is to statistically identify the range of volitional movement capabilities, and then apply a robot-applied force vector field intervention that encourages under-expressed movements...
October 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028949/pyramidal-cell-subtypes-and-their-synaptic-connections-in-layer-5-of-rat-frontal-cortex
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Yasuo Kawaguchi
The frontal cortical areas make a coordinated response that generates appropriate behavior commands, using individual local circuits with corticostriatal and corticocortical connections in longer time scales than sensory areas. In secondary motor cortex (M2), situated between the prefrontal and primary motor areas, major subtypes of layer 5 corticostriatal cells are crossed-corticostriatal (CCS) cells innervating both sides of striatum, and corticopontine (CPn) cells projecting to the ipsilateral striatum and pontine nuclei...
September 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028805/what-drives-slow-wave-activity-during-early-non-rem-sleep-learning-during-prior-wake-or-effort
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Ziyang Li, Aarohi B Sheth, Bhavin R Sheth
What is the function of sleep in humans? One claim is that sleep consolidates learning. Slow wave activity (SWA), i.e. slow oscillations of frequency < 4 Hz, has been observed in electroencephalograms (EEG) during sleep; it increases with prior wakefulness and decreases with sleep. Studies have claimed that increase in SWA in specific regions of the sleeping brain is correlated with overnight improved performance, i.e. overnight consolidation, on a demanding motor learning task. We wondered if SWA change during sleep is attributable to overnight consolidation or to metabolic demand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026813/immediate-nerve-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-peroneal-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-an-intraneural-ganglion-case-report-and-review
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I Ratanshi, T A Clark, Jennifer L Giuffre
Intraneural ganglion cysts that occur within the common peroneal nerve are a rare cause of foot drop. The current standard of treatment for intraneural ganglion cysts involving the common peroneal nerve involves (1) cyst decompression and (2) ligation of the articular nerve branch to prevent recurrence. Nerve transfers are a time-dependent strategy for recovering ankle dorsiflexion in cases of high peroneal nerve palsy; however, this modality has not been performed for intraneural ganglion cysts involving the common peroneal nerve...
February 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024263/field-distribution-of-transcranial-static-magnetic-stimulation-in-realistic-human-head-model
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Joseph J Tharayil, Stefan M Goetz, John M Bernabei, Angel V Peterchev
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to characterize the magnetic field (B-field) that arises in a human brain model from the application of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The spatial distribution of the B-field magnitude and gradient of a cylindrical, 5.08 cm × 2.54 cm NdFeB magnet were simulated in air and in a human head model using the finite element method and calibrated with measurements in air. The B-field was simulated for magnet placements over prefrontal, motor, sensory, and visual cortex targets...
October 10, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023805/intracranial-source-activity-eloreta-related-to-scalp-level-asymmetry-scores-and-depression-status
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Ezra E Smith, James F Cavanagh, John J B Allen
Frontal EEG alpha asymmetry provides a promising index of depression risk, yet very little is known about the neural sources of alpha asymmetry. To identify these sources, this study examined alpha asymmetry using a distributed inverse solution: exact low resolution brain electromagnetic tomography (eLORETA). Findings implicated a generator in lateral midfrontal regions that contributed to both surface asymmetry and depression risk. Participants with any lifetime history of depressive episodes were characterized by less left than right activity in the precentral gyrus and midfrontal gyrus...
October 11, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020061/catching-up-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder-compared-to-healthy-children-before-and-after-sensorimotor-therapy
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Mats Niklasson, Torsten Norlander, Irene Niklasson, Peder Rasmussen
The aims of the present study were to (a) compare healthy children in terms of sensorimotor maturity to untreated children diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and (b) compare healthy children to diagnosed children following completed treatment with sensorimotor therapy. Participants were 298 children, 196 boys and 102 girls, distributed into a Norm group of healthy children (n = 99) and a group of children diagnosed with DCD (n = 199) with a total mean age of 8.77 years (SD = 2.88). Participants in both groups were assessed on instruments aimed to detect sensorimotor deviations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016199/ability-based-balancing-using-the-gross-motor-function-measure-in-exergaming-for-youth-with-cerebral-palsy
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Alexander MacIntosh, Lauren Switzer, Susan Hwang, Adrian L Jessup Schneider, Daniel Clarke, T C Nicholas Graham, Darcy L Fehlings
OBJECTIVE: To test if the gross motor function measure (GMFM) could be used to improve game balancing allowing youth with cerebral palsy (CP) with different physical abilities to play a cycling-based exercise videogame together. Our secondary objective determined if exergaming with the GMFM Ability-Based algorithm was enjoyable. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight youth with CP, 8-14 years of age, GMFM scores between 25.2% and 87.4% (evenly distributed between Gross Motor Function Classification System levels II and III), competed against each other in head-to-head races, totaling 28 unique race dyads...
October 10, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992437/assessing-the-contributions-of-motor-enzymes-and-microtubule-dynamics-to-mitotic-chromosome-motions
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J Richard McIntosh
During my graduate work with Keith Porter, I became fascinated by the mitotic spindle, an interest that has motivated much of my scientific work ever since. I began spindle studies by using electron microscopes, instruments that have made significant contributions to our understanding of spindle organization. Such instruments have helped to elucidate the distributions of spindle microtubules, the interactions among them, their molecular polarity, and their associations with both kinetochores and spindle poles...
October 6, 2017: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991677/hurst-revisited-are-symptoms-and-signs-of-functional-motor-and-sensory-disorders-dependent-on-idea
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Jon Stone, Jennifer Mutch, Denis Giannokous, Ingrid Hoeritzauer, Alan Carson
INTRODUCTION: Symptoms and signs of functional (psychogenic) motor and sensory disorder are often said to be dependent on the patients' idea of what symptoms should be, rather than anatomy and physiology. This hypothesis has however rarely been tested. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inspired by a brief experiment carried out in 1919 by neurologist Arthur Hurst we aimed to assess the views of healthy non-medical adults towards paralysis and numbness and their response to tests for functional disorders when asked to pretend to have motor and sensory symptoms...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988233/sensing-external-and-self-motion-with-hair-cells-a-comparison-of-the-lateral-line-and-vestibular-systems-from-a-developmental-and-evolutionary-perspective
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Boris P Chagnaud, Jacob Engelmann, Bernd Fritzsch, Joel C Glover, Hans Straka
Detection of motion is a feature essential to any living animal. In vertebrates, mechanosensory hair cells organized into the lateral line and vestibular systems are used to detect external water or head/body motion, respectively. While the neuronal components to detect these physical attributes are similar between the two sensory systems, the organizational pattern of the receptors in the periphery and the distribution of hindbrain afferent and efferent projections are adapted to the specific functions of the respective system...
2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988199/spatial-distribution-of-pedestrian-motor-vehicle-collisions-before-and-after-pedestrian-countdown-signal-installation-in-toronto-canada
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Linda Rothman, Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Alison K Macpherson, Sarah A Richmond, Andrew William Howard
BACKGROUND: Pedestrian countdown signals (PCS) have been installed in many cities over the last 15 years. Few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of PCS on pedestrian motor vehicle collisions (PMVC). This exploratory study compared the spatial patterns of collisions pre and post PCS installation at PCS intersections and intersections or roadways without PCS in Toronto, and examined differences by age. METHODS: PCS were installed at the majority of Toronto intersections from 2007 to 2009...
October 7, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987183/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-non-tau-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
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Tibor Hortobágyi, Nigel J Cairns
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the major motor neuron disorder. The hallmark features are progressive, irreversible motor neuron loss leading to denervation atrophy of muscles and death, usually within 5 years of disease onset. The hallmark proteins of the pathognomonic inclusions are SOD-1, TDP-43, or FUS; rarely the disease is caused by mutation of the respective genes. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is genetically, neuropathologically, and clinically heterogeneous and may present as a dementia with three major clinical syndromes dominated by behavioral, language, and motor disorders, respectively...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986965/neurodevelopmental-disease-mechanisms-primary-cilia-and-endosomes-converge-on-the-bloc-1-and-borc-complexes
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Cortnie Hartwig, William J Monis, Xun Chen, Dion K Dickman, Gregory J Pazour, Victor Faundez
The biogenesis of lysosome-related organelles complex-1 (BLOC-1) and the bloc-one-related complex (BORC) are the cytosolic protein complexes required for specialized membrane protein traffic along the endocytic route and the spatial distribution of endosome-derived compartments, respectively. BLOC-1 and BORC complex subunits and components of their interactomes have been associated with the risk and/or pathomechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders. Thus, cellular processes requiring BLOC-1 and BORC interactomes have the potential to offer novel insight into mechanisms underlying behavioral defects...
October 7, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
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