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Inferior Olive

Fotios Tsopelas, Dimitris Konstantopoulos, Anna Tsantili Kakoulidou
In the present work, two approaches for the voltammetric fingerprinting of oils and their combination with chemometrics were investigated in order to detect the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil with olive pomace oil as well as the most common seed oils, namely sunflower, soybean and corn oil. In particular, cyclic voltammograms of diluted extra virgin olive oils, regular (pure) olive oils (blends of refined olive oils with virgin olive oils), olive pomace oils and seed oils in presence of dichloromethane and 0...
July 26, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Guy Cheron, Javier Márquez-Ruiz, Julian Cheron, Cynthia Prigogine, Claudia Ammann, Robert Lukowski, Peter Ruth, Bernard Dan
Purkinje cells (PC) control deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN), which in turn inhibit inferior olive nucleus, closing a positive feedback loop via climbing fibers. PC highly express potassium BK channels but their contribution to the olivo-cerebellar loop is not clear. Using multiple-unit recordings in alert mice we found in that selective deletion of BK channels in PC induces a decrease in their simple spike firing with a beta-range bursting pattern and fast intraburst frequency (~200 Hz). To determine the impact of this abnormal rhythm on the olivo-cerebellar loop we analyzed simultaneous rhythmicity in different cerebellar structures...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Nitish Kamble, Pramod Kumar Pal
Among the involuntary movement disorders, tremor is a common phenomenology seen in clinical practice. The important factors that need to be determined while assessing a patient with tremor include the phenomenology of tremor, presence or absence of other neurologic signs, and the effect of medications or alcohol. Tremor can broadly be classified based on the circumstances under which it occurs, i.e., rest or action. The basal ganglia-cerebello-thalamic and dentate-olivary circuits are involved in the generation of tremor...
March 2018: Neurology India
Phillip L Pearl, Annapurna Poduri, Sanjay P Prabhu, Chellamani Harini, Richard Goldstein, Richard M Atkinson, Dawna Armstrong, Hannah Kinney
The histopathology, "white matter spongiosis," defined by electron microscopy (EM) as "intramyelinic edema," has been associated with vigabatrin therapy in various animal models, but its role or significance in clinical studies is unknown. We conducted a neuropathological examination on a 27-month-old boy with bilateral polymicrogyria and epilepsy after sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The patient was initiated on vigabatrin at 4 months of age, which controlled infantile spasms, and was continued as maintenance therapy...
February 23, 2018: Epilepsia
Lindsay D Oliver, Joana B Vieira, Richard W J Neufeld, Isabel Dziobek, Derek G V Mitchell
Empathy is crucial for successful interpersonal interactions, and it is impaired in many psychiatric and neurological disorders. Action-perception matching, or action simulation mechanisms, have been suggested to facilitate empathy by supporting the simulation of perceived experience in others. However, this remains unclear, and the involvement of the action simulation circuit in cognitive empathy (the ability to adopt another's perspective) versus emotional empathy (the capacity to share and react affectively to another's emotional experience) has not been quantitatively compared...
February 15, 2018: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Julian Cheron, Guy Cheron
The cerebellum displays various sorts of rhythmic activities covering both low and high-frequency oscillations. These cerebellar high-frequency oscillations were observed in the cerebellar cortex. Here, we hypothesized that not only is the cerebellar cortex a generator of high-frequency oscillations but that the deep cerebellar nuclei may also play a similar role. Thus, we analysed local field potentials and single unit activities in the deep cerebellar nuclei before, during and after electric stimulation in the inferior olive of awake mice...
February 20, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
Derek L F Garden, Marlies Oostland, Marta Jelitai, Arianna Rinaldi, Ian Duguid, Matthew F Nolan
Cerebellar climbing-fiber-mediated complex spikes originate from neurons in the inferior olive (IO), are critical for motor coordination, and are central to theories of cerebellar learning. Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels expressed by IO neurons have been considered as pacemaker currents important for oscillatory and resonant dynamics. Here, we demonstrate that in vitro, network actions of HCN1 channels enable bidirectional glutamatergic synaptic responses, while local actions of HCN1 channels determine the timing and waveform of synaptically driven action potentials...
February 13, 2018: Cell Reports
D Oliver, M Kotlicka-Antczak, A Minichino, G Spada, P McGuire, P Fusar-Poli
Primary indicated prevention is reliant on accurate tools to predict the onset of psychosis. The gold standard assessment for detecting individuals at clinical high risk (CHR-P) for psychosis in the UK and many other countries is the Comprehensive Assessment for At Risk Mental States (CAARMS). While the prognostic accuracy of CHR-P instruments has been assessed in general, this is the first study to specifically analyse that of the CAARMS. As such, the CAARMS was used as the index test, with the reference index being psychosis onset within 2 years...
January 26, 2018: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
Kit Melissa Larsen, Morten Mørup, Michelle Rosgaard Birknow, Elvira Fischer, Oliver Hulme, Anders Vangkilde, Henriette Schmock, William Frans Christiaan Baaré, Michael Didriksen, Line Olsen, Thomas Werge, Hartwig R Siebner, Marta I Garrido
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is one of the most common copy number variants and confers a markedly increased risk for schizophrenia. As such, 22q11.2DS is a homogeneous genetic liability model which enables studies to delineate functional abnormalities that may precede disease onset. Mismatch negativity (MMN), a brain marker of change detection, is reduced in people with schizophrenia compared to healthy controls. Using dynamic causal modelling (DCM), previous studies showed that top-down effective connectivity linking the frontal and temporal cortex is reduced in schizophrenia relative to healthy controls in MMN tasks...
January 30, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
Oliver Baumann, Joyce M G Vromen, Allen Cheung, Jessica McFadyen, Yudan Ren, Christine C Guo
We often perceive real-life objects as multisensory cues through space and time. A key challenge for audiovisual integration is to match neural signals that not only originate from different sensory modalities but also that typically reach the observer at slightly different times. In humans, complex, unpredictable audiovisual streams lead to higher levels of perceptual coherence than predictable, rhythmic streams. In addition, perceptual coherence for complex signals seems less affected by increased asynchrony between visual and auditory modalities than for simple signals...
January 2018: ENeuro
Heike Pfeifer, Katharina Raum, Sandra Markovic, Verena Nowak, Stephanie Fey, Julia Obländer, Jovita Pressler, Verena Böhm, Monika Brüggemann, Lydia Wunderle, Andreas Hüttmann, Ralph Wäsch, Joachim Beck, Matthias Stelljes, Andreas Viardot, Fabian Lang, Dieter Hoelzer, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Hubert Serve, Christel Weiss, Nicola Goekbuget, Oliver G Ottmann, Daniel Nowak
We investigated the role of copy number alterations to refine risk stratification in adult Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph)+ ALL treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (aSCT). 97 Ph+ ALL patients (median age 41 years, range 18-64 years) within the prospective multicenter GMALL studies 06/99 (n=8) and 07/2003 (n=89) were analysed. All patients received TKI and aSCT in first complete remission (CR1). Copy number analysis was performed with SNP arrays and validated by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA)...
January 18, 2018: Blood
Brittney L Gurda, Jessica H Bagel, Samantha J Fisher, Mark L Schultz, Andrew P Lieberman, Peter Hand, Charles H Vite, Gary P Swain
The feline model of Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) recapitulates the clinical, neuropathological, and biochemical abnormalities present in children with NPC1. The hallmarks of disease are the lysosomal storage of unesterified cholesterol and multiple sphingolipids in neurons, and the spatial and temporal distribution of Purkinje cell death. In feline NPC1 brain, microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) accumulations, indicating autophagosomes, were found within axons and presynaptic terminals...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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
Ioannis T Konstantinidis, Zeljka Jutric, Oliver S Eng, Susanne G Warner, Laleh G Melstrom, Yuman Fong, Byrne Lee, Gagandeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Robotic total pancreatectomy (TP) represents a minimally invasive approach to a major intra-abdominal operation. Its utility, technique, and outcomes are evolving. METHODS: In this video, we describe a systematic approach to a robotic total pancreatectomy performed for multifocal intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). Additionally, we reviewed the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to examine the outcomes of robotic TP compared to laparoscopic and open TP between 2010 and 2014...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Noriko Sato, Yasuhiro Nakata, Yukio Kimura, Mikako Enokizono, Tomoko Maekawa, Madoka Kondo, Yuji Takahashi, Satoshi Kuwabara, Hiroshi Matsuda
Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is an autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia caused by CAG triplet expansion in atrophin 1 and is frequently associated with cerebral white matter lesions. To elucidate the clinical features of elderly onset DRPLA and the key radiological findings for differentiating DRPLA from physiological white matter lesions in healthy elderly subjects, we reviewed the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of ten patients with elderly onset genetically confirmed DRPLA (> 60 years) and compared their MRI findings with those of age- and sex-matched ten healthy subjects with asymptomatic cerebral white matter lesions...
February 2018: Journal of Neurology
Joseph T Brooks, Rong Liu, Madeleine Oliver, Anthony DeLeonibus, Jingning Mei, Donald White, Eric Siskind, Jorge Ortiz
OBJECTIVES: Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant (SPK) is the most effective treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and renal failure. However, the effect of ethnicity on SPK outcomes is not well understood. METHODS: We studied the influence of recipient ethnicity on SPK using the United Network for Organ Sharing database. A retrospective review of 20,196 SPK patients from 1989 to 2014 was performed. The recipients were divided into 4 groups: 15,833 whites (78...
January 2018: Pancreas
Joan S Baizer, Keit Men Wong, Chet C Sherwood, Patrick R Hof, Sandra F Witelson
The inferior olive (IO) is the sole source of the climbing fibers innervating the cerebellar cortex. We have previously shown both individual differences in the size and folding pattern of the principal nucleus (IOpr) in humans as well as in the expression of different proteins in IOpr neurons. This high degree of variability was not present in chimpanzee samples. The neurochemical differences might reflect static differences among individuals, but might also reflect age-related processes resulting in alterations of protein synthesis...
November 30, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
Anil Kumar, Paul A Vermeulen, Bart J Kooi, Jiancun Rao, Lambert van Eijck, Stefan Schwarzmüller, Oliver Oeckler, Graeme R Blake
The alloys (GeTe)x (AgSbTe2 )100-x , commonly known as TAGS-x, are among the best performing p-type thermoelectric materials for the composition range 80 ≤ x ≤ 90 and in the temperature range 200-500 °C. They adopt a rhombohedrally distorted rocksalt structure at room temperature and are reported to undergo a reversible phase transition to a cubic structure at ∼250 °C. However, we show that, for the optimal x = 85 composition (TAGS-85), both the structural and thermoelectric properties are highly sensitive to the initial synthesis method employed...
December 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Ankur Khajuria, Oliver J Smith, Maxim Prokopenko, Maximillian Greenfield, Afshin Mosahebi
BACKGROUND: Mastectomy in the context of breast malignancy can have a profoundly negative impact on a woman's self-image, impairing personal, sexual and social relationships. The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap and implants are the two commonest reconstructive modalities that can potentially overcome this psychological trauma. The comparative data on clinical outcomes and costs of the two modalities is limited. We aim to synthesise the current evidence on DIEP versus implants to establish which is the superior technique for breast reconstruction, in terms of clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness...
November 22, 2017: Systematic Reviews
Anja Richter, Oliver Gruber
It is argued that the mesolimbic system has a more general function in processing all salient events, including and extending beyond rewards. Saliency was defined as an event that is unexpected due to its frequency of occurrence and elicits an attentional-behavioral switch. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), signals were measured in response to the modulation of salience of rewarding and nonrewarding events during a reward-based decision making task, the so called desire-reason dilemma paradigm (DRD)...
November 22, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
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