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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811349/brain-macrophages-in-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-antiretroviral-suppressed-macaques-a-functional-latent-reservoir
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Claudia R Avalos, Celina M Abreu, Suzanne E Queen, Ming Li, Sarah Price, Erin N Shirk, Elizabeth L Engle, Ellen Forsyth, Brandon T Bullock, Feilim Mac Gabhann, Stephen W Wietgrefe, Ashley T Haase, M Christine Zink, Joseph L Mankowski, Janice E Clements, Lucio Gama
A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection cure requires an understanding of the cellular and anatomical sites harboring virus that contribute to viral rebound upon treatment interruption. Despite antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are reported in HIV-infected individuals on ART. Biomarkers for macrophage activation and neuronal damage in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of HIV-infected individuals demonstrate continued effects of HIV in brain and suggest that the central nervous system (CNS) may serve as a viral reservoir...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801311/ethical-issues-when-modelling-brain-disorders-in-non-human-primates
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Carolyn P Neuhaus
Non-human animal models of human diseases advance our knowledge of the genetic underpinnings of disease and lead to the development of novel therapies for humans. While mice are the most common model organisms, their usefulness is limited. Larger animals may provide more accurate and valuable disease models, but it has, until recently, been challenging to create large animal disease models. Genome editors, such as Clustered Randomised Interspersed Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR), meet some of these challenges and bring routine genome engineering of larger animals and non-human primates (NHPs) well within reach...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798130/two-areas-for-familiar-face-recognition-in-the-primate-brain
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Sofia M Landi, Winrich A Freiwald
Familiarity alters face recognition: Familiar faces are recognized more accurately than unfamiliar ones and under difficult viewing conditions when unfamiliar face recognition fails. The neural basis for this fundamental difference remains unknown. Using whole-brain functional magnetic resonance imaging, we found that personally familiar faces engage the macaque face-processing network more than unfamiliar faces. Familiar faces also recruited two hitherto unknown face areas at anatomically conserved locations within the perirhinal cortex and the temporal pole...
August 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794192/neural-correlates-for-task-switching-in-the-macaque-superior-colliculus
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Jason Lloyd Chan, Michael J Koval, Kevin Johnston, Stefan Everling
Successful task switching requires a network of brain areas to select, maintain, implement, and execute the appropriate task. Although frontoparietal brain areas are thought to play a critical role in task switching by selecting and encoding task rules and exerting top-down control, how brain areas closer to the execution of tasks participate in task switching is unclear. The superior colliculus (SC) integrates information from various brain areas to generate saccades and is likely influenced by task switching...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791721/cortical-control-of-object-specific-grasp-relies-on-adjustments-of-both-activity-and-effective-connectivity-a-common-marmoset-study
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Banty Tia, Mitsuaki Takemi, Akito Kosugi, Elisa Castagnola, Alberto Ansaldo, Takafumi Nakamura, Davide Ricci, Junichi Ushiba, Luciano Fadiga, Atsushi Iriki
The cortical mechanisms of grasping have been extensively studied in macaques and humans. Here, we investigated whether common marmosets could rely on similar mechanisms despite striking differences in manual dexterity. Two common marmosets were trained to grasp-and-pull three objects eliciting different hand configurations: whole-hand, finger and scissor grips. The animals were then chronically implanted with 64-channel electrocorticogram arrays positioned over the left premotor, primary motor and somatosensory cortex...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789857/transcranial-ultrasonic-stimulation-modulates-single-neuron-discharge-in-macaques-performing-an-antisaccade-task
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Nicolas Wattiez, Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre M Daye, Mickael Tanter, Jean-François Aubry, Pierre Pouget
BACKGROUND: Low intensity transcranial ultrasonic stimulation (TUS) has been demonstrated to non-invasively and transiently stimulate the nervous system. Although US neuromodulation has appeared robust in rodent studies, the effects of US in large mammals and humans have been modest at best. In addition, there is a lack of direct recordings from the stimulated neurons in response to US. Our study investigates the magnitude of the US effects on neuronal discharge in awake behaving monkeys and thus fills the void on both fronts...
July 26, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757306/functional-subpopulations-of-neurons-in-a-macaque-face-patch-revealed-by-single-unit-fmri-mapping
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Soo Hyun Park, Brian E Russ, David B T McMahon, Kenji W Koyano, Rebecca A Berman, David A Leopold
Neurons within fMRI-defined face patches of the macaque brain exhibit shared categorical responses to flashed images but diverge in their responses under more natural viewing conditions. Here we investigate functional diversity among neurons in the anterior fundus (AF) face patch, combining whole-brain fMRI with longitudinal single-unit recordings in a local population (<1 mm(3)). For each cell, we computed a whole-brain correlation map based on its shared time course with voxels throughout the brain during naturalistic movie viewing...
August 16, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750775/breakdown-of-long-range-temporal-correlations-in-brain-oscillations-during-general-anesthesia
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Dominik Krzemiński, Maciej Kamiński, Artur Marchewka, Michał Bola
Consciousness has been hypothesized to emerge from complex neuronal dynamics, which prevails when brain operates in a critical state. Evidence supporting this hypothesis comes mainly from studies investigating neuronal activity on a short time-scale of seconds. However, a key aspect of criticality is presence of scale-free temporal dependencies occurring across a wide range of time-scales. Indeed, robust long-range temporal correlations (LRTCs) are found in neuronal oscillations during conscious states, but it is not known how LRTCs are affected by loss of consciousness...
July 24, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743011/posterior-parietal-cortex
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Jonathan R Whitlock
The posterior parietal cortex, along with temporal and prefrontal cortices, is one of the three major associative regions in the cortex of the mammalian brain. It is situated between the visual cortex at the caudal pole of the brain and the somatosensory cortex just behind the central sulcus. Technically, any cortex covered by the parietal bone is referred to as 'parietal cortex', but the posterior sector, formally referred to as posterior parietal cortex, is indeed its own functional section of cortex, consisting of Brodmann's areas 5, 7, 39, and 40 in humans, areas 5 and 7 in macaques, and area 7 in rodents (Figure 1)...
July 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742811/decreased-rhes-mrna-levels-in-the-brain-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-mptp-treated-macaques
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Francesco Napolitano, Emily Booth Warren, Sara Migliarini, Daniela Punzo, Francesco Errico, Qin Li, Marie-Laure Thiolat, Angelo Luigi Vescovi, Paolo Calabresi, Erwan Bezard, Micaela Morelli, Christine Konradi, Massimo Pasqualetti, Alessandro Usiello
In rodent and human brains, the small GTP-binding protein Rhes is highly expressed in virtually all dopaminoceptive striatal GABAergic medium spiny neurons, as well as in large aspiny cholinergic interneurons, where it is thought to modulate dopamine-dependent signaling. Consistent with this knowledge, and considering that dopaminergic neurotransmission is altered in neurological and psychiatric disorders, here we sought to investigate whether Rhes mRNA expression is altered in brain regions of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), Schizophrenia (SCZ), and Bipolar Disorder (BD), when compared to healthy controls (about 200 post-mortem samples)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735177/the-visual-system-encodes-others-direction-of-gaze-in-a-first-person-frame-of-reference
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Colin J Palmer, Colin W G Clifford
The primate visual system contains specialised neural mechanisms for encoding the direction of others' gaze. A foundational question that we can ask in this domain concerns the frame of reference in which another person's gaze is represented. Electrophysiological recordings in macaque monkeys suggest that direction of gaze might be encoded relative to the observer (i.e., in a first person reference frame) or relative to the head or body of the stimulus (i.e., in a second person reference frame). Here we use sensory adaptation to gaze direction as a psychophysical tool to probe how this property of the environment is represented in the human visual system...
July 20, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728025/a-neural-signature-of-divisive-normalization-at-the-level-of-multisensory-integration-in-primate-cortex
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Tomokazu Ohshiro, Dora E Angelaki, Gregory C DeAngelis
Studies of multisensory integration by single neurons have traditionally emphasized empirical principles that describe nonlinear interactions between inputs from two sensory modalities. We previously proposed that many of these empirical principles could be explained by a divisive normalization mechanism operating in brain regions where multisensory integration occurs. This normalization model makes a critical diagnostic prediction: a non-preferred sensory input from one modality, which activates the neuron on its own, should suppress the response to a preferred input from another modality...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722685/neural-control-of-finger-movement-via-intracortical-brain-machine-interface
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Zachary T Irwin, Karen E Schroeder, Philip P Vu, Autumn J Bullard, Derek M Tat, Chrono S Nu, Alex Vaskov, Samuel R Nason, David E Thompson, Nicole Bentley, Parag G Patil, Cynthia A Chestek
OBJECTIVE: Intracortical brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are a promising source of prosthesis control signals for individuals with severe motor disabilities. Previous BMI studies have primarily focused on predicting and controlling whole-arm movements; precise control of hand kinematics, however, has not been fully demonstrated. Here, we investigate the continuous decoding of precise finger movements in rhesus macaques. APPROACH: In order to elicit precise and repeatable finger movements, we have developed a novel behavioral task paradigm which requires the subject to acquire virtual fingertip position targets...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721358/utah-optrode-array-customization-using-stereotactic-brain-atlases-and-3-d-cad-modeling-for-optogenetic-neocortical-interrogation-in-small-rodents-and-nonhuman-primates
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Ronald W Boutte, Sam Merlin, Guy Yona, Brandon Griffiths, Alessandra Angelucci, Itamar Kahn, Shy Shoham, Steve Blair
As the optogenetic field expands, the need for precise targeting of neocortical circuits only grows more crucial. This work demonstrates a technique for using Solidworks(®) computer-aided design (CAD) and readily available stereotactic brain atlases to create a three-dimensional (3-D) model of the dorsal region of area visual cortex 4 (V4D) of the macaque monkey (Macaca fascicularis) visual cortex. The 3-D CAD model of the brain was used to customize an [Formula: see text] Utah optrode array (UOA) after it was determined that a high-density ([Formula: see text]) UOA caused extensive damage to marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) primary visual cortex as assessed by electrophysiological recording of spiking activity through a 1...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710037/rna-editing-independently-occurs-at-three-mir-376a-1-sites-and-may-compromise-the-stability-of-the-microrna-hairpin
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Alicia Gallego, Diego A Hartasánchez, Marina Brasó-Vives, Eva Garcia-Ramallo, Maria Lopez-Valenzuela, Neus Baena, Miriam Guitart, Hugo Fernández-Bellon, Ivanela Kondova, Ronald Bontrop, Yukio Kawahara, Yolanda Espinosa-Parrilla
RNA editing is being recognized as an important post-transcriptional mechanism that may have crucial roles in introducing genetic variation and phenotypic diversity. Despite microRNA editing recurrence, defining its biological relevance is still under extended debate. To better understand microRNA editing function and regulation we performed an exhaustive characterization of the A-to-I site-specific patterns in mir-376a-1, a mammalian microRNA which RNA editing is involved in the regulation of development and in disease...
July 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707157/parcellation-of-macaque-cortex-with-anatomical-connectivity-profiles
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Jiaojian Wang, Zhentao Zuo, Sangma Xie, Yifan Miao, Yuanye Ma, Xudong Zhao, Tianzi Jiang
The macaque model has been widely used to investigate the brain mechanisms of specific cognitive functions and psychiatric disorders. However, a detailed functional architecture map of the macaque cortex in vivo is still lacking. Here, we aimed to construct a new macaque cortex atlas based on its anatomical connectivity profiles using in vivo diffusion MRI. First, we defined the macaque cortical seed areas using the NeuroMaps atlas. Then, we applied the anatomical connectivity patterns-based parcellation approach to parcellate the macaque cortex into 80 subareas in each hemisphere, which were approximately symmetric between the two hemispheres...
July 13, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695214/response-to-lieberman-on-monkey-vocal-tracts-are-speech-ready
#17
W Tecumseh Fitch, Bart de Boer, Neil Mathur, Asif A Ghazanfar
Macaques do have a speech-ready vocal tract, but lack a speech-ready brain to control it.
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693885/post-exposure-treatment-with-the-oxime-rs194b-rapidly-reverses-early-and-advanced-symptoms-in-macaques-exposed-to-sarin-vapor
#18
Yvonne J Rosenberg, Lingjun Mao, Xiaoming Jiang, Jonathan Lees, Limin Zhang, Zoran Radic, Palmer Taylor
Organophosphate (OP) nerve agents and pesticides trigger a common mechanism of neurotoxicity resulting from critical targeting and inhibition of acetylcholinesterases (AChE) in central and peripheral synapses in the cholinergic nervous system. Therapeutic countermeasures have thus focused on either administering an oxime post-exposure, that can rapidly reactivate OP-inhibited AChE, or by preventing OP poisoning through administering pre-exposure treatments that scavenge OPs before they inhibit their physiological AChE targets...
July 8, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687705/annotation-and-cluster-analysis-of-spatiotemporal-and-sex-related-lncrna-expression-in-rhesus-macaque-brain
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Siling Liu, Zhengbo Wang, Dong Chen, Bowen Zhang, Renrong Tian, Jing Wu, Ying Zhang, Kaiyu Xu, Liumeng Yang, Chao Cheng, Jian Ma, Longbao Lv, Yongtang Zheng, Xintian Hu, Yi Zhang, Xiangting Wang, Jiali Li
Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA)-mediated epigenetic regulation plays important roles in wide range of biological processes and diseases. Here, we applied comprehensive analyses of RNA-seq and CAGE-seq (cap analysis of gene expression and sequencing) to characterize the dynamic changes in lncRNA expression in rhesus macaque brain in four age groups from postnatal to aged periods. We identified 18 anatomically diverse lncRNA modules and 14 mRNA modules representing spatial, age and sex specificities. Spatiotemporal- and sex-biased changes in lncRNA expression are in general higher than that observed in mRNA expression...
July 7, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687313/two-different-mirror-neuron-networks-the-sensorimotor-hand-and-limbic-face-pathways
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P F Ferrari, M Gerbella, G Coudé, S Rozzi
The vast majority of functional studies investigating mirror neurons (MNs) explored their properties in relation to hand actions, and very few investigated how MNs respond to mouth actions or communicative gestures. Since hand and mouth MNs were recorded in two partially overlapping sectors of the ventral precentral cortex of the macaque monkey, there is a general assumption that they share a same neuroanatomical network, with the parietal cortex as a main source of visual information. In the current review, we challenge this perspective and describe the connectivity pattern of mouth MN sector...
July 4, 2017: Neuroscience
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