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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629245/selective-attention-on-representations-in-working-memory-cognitive-and-neural-mechanisms
#1
Yixuan Ku
Selective attention and working memory are inter-dependent core cognitive functions. It is critical to allocate attention on selected targets during the capacity-limited working memory processes to fulfill the goal-directed behavior. The trends of research on both topics are increasing exponentially in recent years, and it is considered that selective attention and working memory share similar underlying neural mechanisms. Different types of attention orientation in working memory are introduced by distinctive cues, and the means using retrospective cues are strengthened currently as it is manipulating the representation in memory, instead of the perceptual representation...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623644/intranasal-instillation-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-induces-inflammation-and-perturbation-of-trace-elements-and-neurotransmitters-but-not-behavioral-impairment-in-rats
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Dalel Askri, Souhir Ouni, Said Galai, Josiane Arnaud, Benoit Chovelon, Sylvia G Lehmann, Nathalie Sturm, Mohsen Sakly, Michel Sève, Salem Amara
Over the last decades, engineered nanomaterials have been widely used in various applications due to their interesting properties. Among them, iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) are used as theranostic agents for cancer, and also as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging. With the increasing production and use of these IONPs, there is an evident raise of IONP exposure and subsequently a higher risk of adverse outcome for humans and the environment. In this work, we aimed to investigate the effects of sub-acute IONP exposure on Wistar rat, particularly (i) on the emotional and learning/memory behavior, (ii) on the hematological and biochemical parameters, (iii) on the neurotransmitter content, and (vi) on the trace element homeostasis...
April 5, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618432/effects-of-single-administration-of-apomorphine-on-memory-and-monoamine-metabolism-a-dose-related-study
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Huma Ikram, Rumaisa Zakir, Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem
In the present study, we have monitored dose dependent effects of apomorphine on learning and memory. Behavioral sensitization and craving, which develop upon repeated treatment with dopamine receptor agonist apomorphine, are major limitations of the therapeutic use of apomorphine in Parkinson's patients. Effects of single (intraperitoneal) injection of apomorphine at different doses (i.e., 0.5, 1.0, & 2.0 mg/ml/kg) on locomotion in a familiar environment (Skinner's box) and memory in Morris water maze were investigated...
March 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602186/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-striatal-synaptic-plasticity-relevance-to-chronic-alcohol-consumption-and-seeking
#4
Kim T Blackwell, Armando G Salinas, Parul Tewatia, Brad English, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, David M Lovinger
The striatum, the input structure of the basal ganglia, is a major site of learning and memory for goal-directed actions and habit formation. Spiny projection neurons of the striatum integrate cortical, thalamic, and nigral inputs to learn associations, with cortico-striatal synaptic plasticity as a learning mechanism. Signaling molecules implicated in synaptic plasticity are altered in alcohol withdrawal, which may contribute to overly strong learning and increased alcohol seeking and consumption. To understand how interactions among signaling molecules produce synaptic plasticity, we implemented a mechanistic model of signaling pathways activated by dopamine D1 receptors, acetylcholine receptors, and glutamate...
March 30, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599495/multilocus-genetic-profile-in-dopaminergic-pathway-modulates-the-striatum-and-working-memory
#5
Chao Wang, Bing Liu, Xiaolong Zhang, Yue Cui, Chunshui Yu, Tianzi Jiang
Dopamine is critical in pathophysiology and therapy of schizophrenia. Many studies have reported altered dopaminergic activity in the dorsal but not ventral striatum in schizophrenia. Based on the largest genome-wide association study of schizophrenia to date, we calculated the polygenic risk score (PGRS) of each subject in a healthy general group, including all variations in the set of functionally related genes involved in dopamine neurotransmitter system. We aimed to test whether the genetic variations in the dopaminergic pathway that have been identified as associated with schizophrenia are related to the function of the striatum and to working memory...
March 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593143/-optogenetic-enhancement-of-everyday-memory
#6
Kosuke Okuda, Tomonori Takeuchi
Everyday memories are encoded in the hippocampus and decay very rapidly. In contrast, everyday memory with novel experience before or after remains for a long time. Our research group applied optogenetics to behavioural test in mice. We revealed the possibility that non-canonical release of dopamine from the locus coeruleus into the hippocampus change trivial everyday memory to long-term memory.
2018: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589519/dopamine-mediated-calcium-channel-regulation-in-synaptic-suppression-in-l-stagnalis-interneurons
#7
Nancy Dong, David W K Lee, Hong-Shuo Sun, Zhong-Ping Feng
D2 dopamine receptor-mediated suppression of synaptic transmission from interneurons plays a key role in neurobiological functions across species, ranging from respiration to memory formation. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms of D2 receptor-dependent suppression using soma-soma synapse between respiratory interneuron VD4 and LPeD1 in the mollusk Lymnaea stagnalis (L. stagnalis). We studied the effects of dopamine on voltage-dependent Ca2+ current and synaptic vesicle release from the VD4 neuron...
March 28, 2018: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582396/the-effects-of-non-selective-dopamine-receptor-activation-by-apomorphine-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
#8
Luis Enrique Arroyo-García, Rubén Antonio Vázquez-Roque, Alfonso Díaz, Samuel Treviño, Fidel De La Cruz, Gonzalo Flores, Antonio Rodríguez-Moreno
Apomorphine is a dopamine receptor agonist that activates D1 -D5 dopamine receptors and that is used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the effect of apomorphine on non-motor activity has been poorly studied, and likewise, the effects of dopaminergic activation in brain areas that do not fulfill motor functions are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine how dopamine receptor activation affects behavior, as well as plasticity, morphology, and oxidative stress in the hippocampus. Adult mice were chronically administered apomorphine (1 mg/kg for 15 days), and the effects on memory and learning, synaptic plasticity, dendritic length, inflammatory responses, and oxidative stress were evaluated...
March 26, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577894/bilateral-quinolinic-acid-induced-lipid-peroxidation-decreased-striatal-monoamine-levels-and-neurobehavioral-deficits-are-ameliorated-by-gip-receptor-agonist-d-ala-2-gip-in-rat-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#9
Mahip K Verma, Rajan Goel, Krishnadas Nandakumar, Kumar V S Nemmani
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited complex progressive neurodegenerative disorder with an established etiopathology linked to neuronal oxidative stress and corticostriatal excitotoxicity. Present study explores the effects of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor agonist on the neurobehavioral sequelae of quinolinic acid-induced phenotype of Huntington's disease in rats. Bilateral administration of quinolinic acid (300 nmol/4µL) to the rat striatum led to characteristic deficits in, locomotor activity, motor coordination, neuromuscular coordination and short-term episodic memory...
March 22, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570792/genomics-studies-on-musical-aptitude-music-perception-and-practice
#10
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Irma Järvelä
When searching for genetic markers inherited together with musical aptitude, genes affecting inner ear development and brain function were identified. The alpha-synuclein gene (SNCA), located in the most significant linkage region of musical aptitude, was overexpressed when listening and performing music. The GATA-binding protein 2 gene (GATA2) was located in the best associated region of musical aptitude and regulates SNCA in dopaminergic neurons, thus linking DNA- and RNA-based studies of music-related traits together...
March 23, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569219/dopamine-d2-agonist-affects-visuospatial-working-memory-distractor-interference-depending-on-individual-differences-in-baseline-working-memory-span
#11
James M Broadway, Michael J Frank, James F Cavanagh
The interplay of dopaminergic striatal D1-D2 circuits is thought to support working memory (WM) by selectively filtering information that is to be remembered versus information to be ignored. To test this theory, we conducted an experiment in which healthy participants performed a visuospatial working memory (VSWM) task after ingesting the D2-receptor agonist cabergoline (or placebo), in a randomized, double-blinded, crossover design. Results showed greater interference from distractors under cabergoline, particularly for individuals with higher baseline dopamine (indicated by WM span)...
March 22, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567584/interaction-between-striatal-volume-and-dat1-polymorphism-predicts-working-memory-development-during-adolescence
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F Nemmi, C Nymberg, F Darki, T Banaschewski, A L W Bokde, C Büchel, H Flor, V Frouin, H Garavan, P Gowland, A Heinz, J-L Martinot, F Nees, T Paus, M N Smolka, T W Robbins, G Schumann, T Klingberg
There is considerable inter-individual variability in the rate at which working memory (WM) develops during childhood and adolescence, but the neural and genetic basis for these differences are poorly understood. Dopamine-related genes, striatal activation and morphology have been associated with increased WM capacity after training. Here we tested the hypothesis that these factors would also explain some of the inter-individual differences in the rate of WM development. We measured WM performance in 487 healthy subjects twice: at age 14 and 19...
March 13, 2018: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560440/chronic-voluntary-oral-methamphetamine-induces-deficits-in-spatial-learning-and-hippocampal-protein-kinase-mzeta-with-enhanced-astrogliosis-and-cyclooxygenase-2-levels
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Jorge A Avila, Roseanna M Zanca, Denis Shor, Nicholas Paleologos, Amber A Alliger, Maria E Figueiredo-Pereira, Peter A Serrano
Methamphetamine (MA) is an addictive drug with neurotoxic effects on the brain producing cognitive impairment and increasing the risk for neurodegenerative disease. Research has focused largely on examining the neurochemical and behavioral deficits induced by injecting relatively high doses of MA [30 mg/kg of body weight (bw)] identifying the upper limits of MA-induced neurotoxicity. Accordingly, we have developed an appetitive mouse model of voluntary oral MA administration (VOMA) based on the consumption of a palatable sweetened oatmeal mash containing a known amount of MA...
February 2018: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559549/visual-discrimination-transfer-and-modulation-by-biogenic-amines-in-honeybees
#14
Amanda Rodrigues Vieira, Nayara Salles, Marco Borges, Theo Mota
For more than a century, visual learning and memory has been studied in the honeybee Apis mellifera using operant appetitive conditioning. Although honeybees show impressive visual learning capacities in this well-established protocol, operant training of free-flying animals can hardly be combined with invasive protocols for studying the neurobiological basis of visual learning. In view of that, different efforts have been made to develop new classical conditioning protocols for studying visual learning in harnessed honeybees, though learning performances remain considerably poorer than those obtained in free-flying animals...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559544/vitamin-d-is-crucial-for-maternal-care-and-offspring-social-behaviour-in-rats
#15
Nathanael J Yates, Dijana Tesic, Kirk W Feindel, Jeremy T Smith, Michael W Clarke, Celeste Wale, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Andrew J O Whitehouse, Caitlin S Wyrwoll
Early life vitamin D plays a prominent role in neurodevelopment and subsequent brain function, including schizophrenic-like outcomes and increasing evidence for an association with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here, we investigate how early life vitamin D deficiency during rat pregnancy and lactation alters maternal care and influences neurodevelopment and affective, cognitive and social behaviours in male adult offspring. Sprague-Dawley rats were placed on either a vitamin D control (2195 IU/kg) or deficient diet (0 IU/kg) for five weeks before timed mating, and diet exposure was maintained until weaning of offspring on postnatal day (PND) 23...
May 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555426/the-involvement-of-ppars-in-the-selective-regulation-of-brain-cyp2d-by-growth-hormone
#16
Furong Zhang, Jie Li, Shufang Na, Juan Wu, Zheqiong Yang, Xianfei Xie, Yu Wan, Ke Li, Jiang Yue
Brain CYP2D is responsible for the synthesis of endogenous neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. This study is to investigate the effects of cerebral CYP2D on mouse behavior and the mechanism whereby growth hormone regulates brain CYP2D. The inhibition of cerebellar CYP2D significantly affected the spatial learning and exploratory behavior of mice. CYP2D expression was lower in the brain in GHR-/- mice than that in WT mice; however, hepatic CYP2D levels were similar. Brain PPARα expression in male GHR-/- mice were markedly higher than those in WT mice, while brain PPARγ levels were decreased or unchanged in different regions...
March 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552684/n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-prevent-d-galactose-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-prediabetic-rats
#17
Yu-Ru Guo, Hsiu-Chuan Lee, Yun-Chun Lo, Shao-Chuan Yu, Shih-Yi Huang
Nutritional deficit of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is closely related to cognitive impairment and depression in later life. Cognitive impairment and depression lead to comorbidities, such as metabolic syndrome, in elderly people. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of dietary n-3 PUFAs on cognition and depressive-like behavior in an accelerated senescence rat model with prediabetic status. Rats were cotreated with d-gal and sucrose solution for 7 months and then fed fish-oil- or flaxseed-oil-rich diets for 3 months...
March 19, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551964/precision-of-classification-of-odorant-value-by-the-power-of-olfactory-bulb-oscillations-is-altered-by-optogenetic-silencing-of-local-adrenergic-innervation
#18
Daniel Ramirez-Gordillo, Ming Ma, Diego Restrepo
Neuromodulators such as noradrenaline appear to play a crucial role in learning and memory. The goal of this study was to determine the role of norepinephrine in representation of odorant identity and value by olfactory bulb oscillations in an olfactory learning task. We wanted to determine whether the different bandwidths of olfactory bulb oscillations encode information involved in associating the odor with the value, and whether norepinephrine is involved in modulating this association. To this end mice expressing halorhodopsin under the dopamine-beta-hydrolase (DBH) promoter received an optetrode implant targeted to the olfactory bulb...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544881/reward-sensitivity-in-parkinson-s-patients-with-binge-eating
#19
Damiano Terenzi, Raffaella I Rumiati, Mauro Catalan, Lucia Antonutti, Giovanni Furlanis, Paolo Garlasco, Paola Polverino, Claudio Bertolotti, Paolo Manganotti, Marilena Aiello
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients who are treated with dopamine replacement therapy are at risk of developing impulse control disorders (ICDs) (such as gambling, binge eating, and others). According to recent evidence, compulsive reward seeking in ICDs may arise from an excessive attribution of incentive salience (or 'wanting') to rewards. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we tested this hypothesis in patients with PD who developed binge eating (BE). METHODS: Patients with BE, patients without BE, and healthy controls performed different experimental tasks assessing food liking and wanting...
March 9, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540721/dopamine-d1-receptor-density-in-the-mpfc-responds-to-cognitive-demands-and-receptor-turnover-contributes-to-general-cognitive-ability-in-mice
#20
Christopher Wass, Bruno Sauce, Alessandro Pizzo, Louis D Matzel
In both humans and mice, performance on tests of intelligence or general cognitive ability (GCA) is related to dopamine D1 receptor-mediated activity in the prelimbic cortex, and levels of DRD1 mRNA predict the GCA of mice. Here we assessed the turnover rate of D1 receptors as well as the expression level of the D1 chaperone protein (DRiP78) in the medial PPC (mPFC) of mice to determine whether rate of receptor turnover was associated with variations in the GCA of genetically heterogeneous mice. Following assessment of GCA (aggregate performance on four diverse learning tests) mice were administered an irreversible dopamine receptor antagonist (EEDQ), after which the density of new D1 receptors were quantified...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
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