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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891086/circuits-regulating-pleasure-and-happiness-mechanisms-of-depression
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Anton J M Loonen, Svetlana A Ivanova
According to our model of the regulation of appetitive-searching vs. distress-avoiding behaviors, the motivation to display these essential conducts is regulated by two parallel cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical, re-entry circuits, including the core and the shell parts of the nucleus accumbens, respectively. An entire series of basal ganglia, running from the caudate nucleus on one side, to the centromedial amygdala on the other side, controls the intensity of these reward-seeking and misery-fleeing behaviors by stimulating the activity of the (pre)frontal and limbic cortices...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875989/interleukin-1-receptor-il-1r-mediates-epilepsy-induced-sleep-disruption
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Tzu-Rung Huang, Shuo-Bin Jou, Yu-Ju Chou, Pei-Lu Yi, Chun-Jen Chen, Fang-Chia Chang
BACKGROUND: Sleep disruptions are common in epilepsy patients. Our previous study demonstrates that homeostatic factors and circadian rhythm may mediate epilepsy-induced sleep disturbances when epilepsy occurs at different zeitgeber hours. The proinflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1 (IL-1), is a somnogenic cytokine and may also be involved in epileptogenesis; however, few studies emphasize the effect of IL-1 in epilepsy-induced sleep disruption. We herein hypothesized that IL-1 receptor type 1 (IL-1R1) mediates the pathogenesis of epilepsy and epilepsy-induced sleep disturbances...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829869/interaction-between-thalamus-and-hippocampus-in-termination-of-amygdala-kindled-seizures-in-mice
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Zhen Zhang, Jia-Jia Li, Qin-Chi Lu, Hai-Qing Gong, Pei-Ji Liang, Pu-Ming Zhang
The thalamus and hippocampus have been found both involved in the initiation, propagation, and termination of temporal lobe epilepsy. However, the interaction of these regions during seizures is not clear. The present study is to explore whether some regular patterns exist in their interaction during the termination of seizures. Multichannel in vivo recording techniques were used to record the neural activities from the cornu ammonis 1 (CA1) of hippocampus and mediodorsal thalamus (MDT) in mice. The mice were kindled by electrically stimulating basolateral amygdala neurons, and Racine's rank standard was employed to classify the stage of behavioral responses (stage 1~5)...
2016: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816614/developmental-exposure-to-an-environmental-pcb-mixture-delays-the-propagation-of-electrical-kindling-from-the-amygdala
#4
Suren B Bandara, Renee N Sadowski, Susan L Schantz, Mary E Gilbert
Developmental PCB exposure impairs hearing and induces brainstem audiogenic seizures in adult offspring. The degree to which this enhanced susceptibility to seizure is manifest in other brain regions has not been examined. Thus, electrical kindling of the amygdala was used to evaluate the effect of developmental exposure to an environmentally relevant PCB mixture on seizure susceptibility in the rat. Female Long-Evans rats were dosed orally with 0 or 6mg/kg/day of the PCB mixture dissolved in corn oil vehicle 4 weeks prior to mating and continued through gestation and up until postnatal day (PND) 21...
November 2, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784476/-effects-of-prenatal-maternal-seizure-on-hippocampal-damage-and-cognitive-deficits-in-offspring-rats
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Y Lu, W P Wang, X X Wang, J J Feng, Z P Guo, L M Liu, T Xie, R R Zhao, Y L Cai
Objective: To observe hippocampal damage and cognitive impairment of offspring exposed to prenatal maternal seizure induced by amygdala kindling, and to explore the underlying mechanism by the detection of pathological changes of placenta. Method: Adult female SD rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group(8 rats), kindling group(12 rats) and sham group(8 rats). All the rats were allowed to mate after one week's fully kindling. The pregnant rats in kindling group received electric stimulation every 48 h...
October 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659238/classifying-amygdala-kindling-stages-using-quantitative-assessments-of-extracellular-recording-of-eeg-in-rats
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Mostafa Jalilifar, Ali Yadollahpour, Ahmad Ali Moazedi, Zohreh Ghotbeddin
PURPOSE: Determining different seizure stage specific features in a kindling model is a crucial step in developing efficient objective techniques for early prediction and treatment of seizures. This study identified and categorized kindling stages based on their electrophysiological features through processing extracellular field potentials of Amygdala rapid kindling. METHODS: Thirteen Wistar rats (200±10g) were divided into 2 groups including kindle (n=7) and sham (n=6) and respectively underwent an amygdala rapid kindling and placebo stimulation...
September 19, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579577/preparation-antiepileptic-activity-and-cardiovascular-safety-of-dihydropyrazoles-as-brain-penetrant-t-type-calcium-channel-blockers
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Lubos Remen, Olivier Bezençon, Lloyd Simons, Rick Gaston, Dennis Downing, John Gatfield, Catherine Roch, Melanie Kessler, Johannes Mosbacher, Thomas Pfeifer, Corinna Grisostomi, Markus Rey, Eric A Ertel, Richard Moon
A series of dihydropyrazole derivatives was developed as potent, selective, and brain-penetrating T-type calcium channel blockers. An optimized derivative, compound 6c, was advanced to in vivo studies, where it demonstrated efficacy in the WAG/Rij rat model of generalized nonconvulsive, absence-like epilepsy. Compound 6c was not efficacious in the basolateral amygdala kindling rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy, and it led to prolongation of the PR interval in ECG recordings in rodents.
September 22, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489773/the-effective-connectivity-of-the-seizure-onset-zone-and-ictal-perfusion-changes-in-amygdala-kindled-rhesus-monkeys
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Evy Cleeren, Elsie Premereur, Cindy Casteels, Karolien Goffin, Peter Janssen, Wim Van Paesschen
Epileptic seizures are network-level phenomena. Hence, epilepsy may be regarded as a circuit-level disorder that cannot be understood outside this context. Better insight into the effective connectivity of the seizure onset zone and the manner in which seizure activity spreads could lead to specifically-tailored therapies for epilepsy. We applied the electrical amygdala kindling model in two rhesus monkeys until these animals displayed consistent stage IV seizures. At this stage, we investigated the effective connectivity of the amygdala by means of electrical microstimulation during fMRI (EM-fMRI)...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471467/a-missense-mutation-of-the-gene-encoding-synaptic-vesicle-glycoprotein-2a-sv2a-confers-seizure-susceptibility-by-disrupting-amygdalar-synaptic-gaba-release
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Kentaro Tokudome, Takahiro Okumura, Ryo Terada, Saki Shimizu, Naofumi Kunisawa, Tomoji Mashimo, Tadao Serikawa, Masashi Sasa, Yukihiro Ohno
Synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2A (SV2A) is specifically expressed in the membranes of synaptic vesicles and modulates action potential-dependent neurotransmitter release. To explore the role of SV2A in the pathogenesis of epileptic disorders, we recently generated a novel rat model (Sv2a(L174Q) rat) carrying a missense mutation of the Sv2a gene and showed that the Sv2a(L174Q) rats were hypersensitive to kindling development (Tokudome et al., 2016). Here, we further conducted behavioral and neurochemical studies to clarify the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the seizure vulnerability in Sv2a(L174Q) rats...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458343/dystrophin-distribution-and-expression-in-human-and-experimental-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#10
Ruben G F Hendriksen, Sandra Schipper, Govert Hoogland, Olaf E M G Schijns, Jim T A Dings, Marlien W Aalbers, Johan S H Vles
OBJECTIVE: Dystrophin is part of a protein complex that connects the cytoskeleton to the extracellular matrix. In addition to its role in muscle tissue, it functions as an anchoring protein within the central nervous system such as in hippocampus and cerebellum. Its presence in the latter regions is illustrated by the cognitive problems seen in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Since epilepsy is also supposed to constitute a comorbidity of DMD, it is hypothesized that dystrophin plays a role in neuronal excitability...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445726/rapid-amygdala-kindling-causes-motor-seizure-and-comorbidity-of-anxiety-and-depression-like-behaviors-in-rats
#11
Shang-Der Chen, Yu-Lin Wang, Sheng-Fu Liang, Fu-Zen Shaw
Amygdala kindling is a model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with convulsion. The rapid amygdala kindling has an advantage on quick development of motor seizures and for antiepileptic drugs screening. The rapid amygdala kindling causes epileptogenesis accompanied by an anxiolytic response in early isolation of rat pups or depressive behavior in immature rats. However, the effect of rapid amygdala kindling on comorbidity of anxiety- and depression-like behaviors is unexplored in adult rats with normal breeding...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27434859/increased-inhibitory-synaptic-activity-in-the-hippocampus-ca1-of-genetic-absence-epilepsy-rats-relevance-of-kindling-resistance
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Nihan Çarçak, Ergin Dileköz, Rezzan Gülhan, Rüştü Onur, Filiz Yılmaz Onat, Yıldırım Sara
PURPOSE: Genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg (GAERS), a well-validated genetic rat model for typical absence epilepsy, are known to manifest a resistance to secondary generalization of abnormal focal electrical activity evoked by kindling. The mechanism of this resistance is still unclear. In order to understand the possible mechanism of kindling resistance, we investigated for the first time, the differences of short-term synaptic plasticity by using a paired-pulse paradigm as an indicator of GABAergic activity in CA1 region of hippocampus in GAERS and non-epileptic Wistar rats in-vivo...
October 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27404844/chemogenetic-silencing-of-the-midline-and-intralaminar-thalamus-blocks-amygdala-kindled-seizures
#13
Evan Wicker, Patrick A Forcelli
Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most common form of medically-intractable epilepsy. While seizures in TLE originate in structures such as hippocampus, amygdala, and temporal cortex, they propagate through a crucial relay: the midline/intralaminar thalamus. Prior studies have shown that pharmacological inhibition of midline thalamus attenuates limbic seizures. Here, we examined a recently developed technology, Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs), as a means of chemogenetic silencing to attenuate limbic seizures...
September 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362579/selective-plasticity-of-hippocampal-gabaergic-interneuron-populations-following-kindling-of-different-brain-regions
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J J Botterill, N Nogovitsyn, H J Caruncho, L E Kalynchuk
The vulnerability and plasticity of hippocampal GABAergic interneurons is a topic of broad interest and debate in the field of epilepsy. In this experiment, we used the electrical kindling model of epilepsy to determine whether seizures that originate in different brain regions have differential effects on hippocampal interneuron subpopulations. Long-Evans rats received 99 electrical stimulations of the hippocampus, amygdala, or caudate nucleus, followed by sacrifice and immunohistochemical or western blot analyses...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289302/sodium-selenate-retards-epileptogenesis-in-acquired-epilepsy-models-reversing-changes-in-protein-phosphatase-2a-and-hyperphosphorylated-tau
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Shi-Jie Liu, Ping Zheng, David K Wright, Gabi Dezsi, Emma Braine, Thanh Nguyen, Niall M Corcoran, Leigh A Johnston, Christopher M Hovens, Jamie N Mayo, Matthew Hudson, Sandy R Shultz, Nigel C Jones, Terence J O'Brien
There are no treatments in clinical practice known to mitigate the neurobiological processes that convert a healthy brain into an epileptic one, a phenomenon known as epileptogenesis. Downregulation of protein phosphatase 2A, a protein that causes the hyperphosphorylation of tau, is implicated in neurodegenerative diseases commonly associated with epilepsy, such as Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. Here we used the protein phosphatase 2A activator sodium selenate to investigate the role of protein phosphatase 2A in three different rat models of epileptogenesis: amygdala kindling, post-kainic acid status epilepticus, and post-traumatic epilepsy...
July 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27265781/synaptic-vesicle-glycoprotein-2a-sv2a-regulates-kindling-epileptogenesis-via-gabaergic-neurotransmission
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Kentaro Tokudome, Takahiro Okumura, Saki Shimizu, Tomoji Mashimo, Akiko Takizawa, Tadao Serikawa, Ryo Terada, Shizuka Ishihara, Naofumi Kunisawa, Masashi Sasa, Yukihiro Ohno
Synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2A (SV2A) is a prototype synaptic vesicle protein regulating action potential-dependent neurotransmitters release. SV2A also serves as a specific binding site for certain antiepileptics and is implicated in the treatment of epilepsy. Here, to elucidate the role of SV2A in modulating epileptogenesis, we generated a novel rat model (Sv2a(L174Q) rat) carrying a Sv2a-targeted missense mutation (L174Q) and analyzed its susceptibilities to kindling development. Although animals homozygous for the Sv2a(L174Q) mutation exhibited normal appearance and development, they are susceptible to pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) seizures...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27235746/low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-enhances-the-effectiveness-of-phenobarbital-on-gabaergic-currents-in-hippocampal-slices-of-kindled-rats
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Azam Asgari, Saeed Semnanian, Nafiseh Atapour, Amir Shojaei, Homeira Moradi-Chameh, Samireh Ghafouri, Vahid Sheibani, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
Low frequency stimulation (LFS) has been proposed as a new approach in the treatment of epilepsy. The anticonvulsant mechanism of LFS may be through its effect on GABAA receptors, which are the main target of phenobarbital anticonvulsant action. We supposed that co-application of LFS and phenobarbital may increase the efficacy of phenobarbital. Therefore, the interaction of LFS and phenobarbital on GABAergic inhibitory post-synaptic currents (IPSCs) in kindled and control rats was investigated. Animals were kindled by electrical stimulation of basolateral amygdala in a semi rapid manner (12 stimulations/day)...
August 25, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27100891/the-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-phase-synchronization-during-epileptogenesis-in-amygdala-kindling-mice
#18
Jia-Jia Li, Yong-Hua Li, Hai-Qing Gong, Pei-Ji Liang, Pu-Ming Zhang, Qin-Chi Lu
The synchronization among the activities of neural populations in functional regions is one of the most important electrophysiological phenomena in epileptic brains. The spatiotemporal dynamics of phase synchronization was investigated to reveal the reciprocal interaction between different functional regions during epileptogenesis. Local field potentials (LFPs) were recorded simultaneously from the basolateral amygdala (BLA), the cornu ammonis 1 of hippocampus (CA1) and the mediodorsal nucleus of thalamus (MDT) in the mouse amygdala-kindling models during the development of epileptic seizures...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27091311/the-epileptic-amygdala-toward-the-development-of-a-neural-prosthesis-by-temporally-coded-electrical-stimulation
#19
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Vinícius Rosa Cota, Bruna Marcela Bacellar Drabowski, Jasiara Carla de Oliveira, Márcio Flávio Dutra Moraes
Many patients with epilepsy do not obtain proper control of their seizures through conventional treatment. We review aspects of the pathophysiology underlying epileptic phenomena, with a special interest in the role of the amygdala, stressing the importance of hypersynchronism in both ictogenesis and epileptogenesis. We then review experimental studies on electrical stimulation of mesiotemporal epileptogenic areas, the amygdala included, as a means to treat medically refractory epilepsy. Regular high-frequency stimulation (HFS) commonly has anticonvulsant effects and sparse antiepileptogenic properties...
June 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26996170/decreased-expression-of-sox-1-in-cerebellum-of-rat-with-generalized-seizures-induced-by-kindling-model
#20
Carmen Rubio-Osornio, Aldo Eguiluz-Meléndez, Cristina Trejo-Solís, Veronica Custodio, Moises Rubio-Osornio, Artemio Rosiles-Abonce, Juan C Martínez-Lazcano, Edith González, Carlos Paz
The single feature of all malformations in cortical development is the clinical association with epilepsy. It has been proven that Sox-1 expression is essential during neurodevelopment and it is reported that Sox-1 knockout mice present spontaneous generalized seizures. Particularly in cerebellum, Sox-1 plays a key role in the Bergmann´s glia (BG) function, which allows the correct function of the Purkinje cells (PC). The targets of PC are the dentate and interpositus nuclei, which form the main cerebellar efferents involved in the physiopathology of epilepsy...
2016: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
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