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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816475/the-role-of-stimulus-complexity-and-salience-in-memory-for-face-name-associations-in-healthy-adults-friend-or-foe
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Andrew R Bender, Moshe Naveh-Benjamin, Katheryn Amann, Naftali Raz
The associative deficit hypothesis (ADH) posits that age-related differences in recognition of associations are disproportionately larger than age differences in item recognition because of age-related difficulty in binding and retrieval of two or more pieces of information in a memory episode. This proposition rests on the observation of disproportionately greater age differences in memory for associations than in recognition of individual items. Although ADH has been supported in experiments with verbal and nonverbal stimuli, the effects of task or stimulus characteristics on its generalizability remain unclear...
August 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793257/the-transcription-factor-sp3-cooperates-with-hdac2-to-regulate-synaptic-function-and-plasticity-in-neurons
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Hidekuni Yamakawa, Jemmie Cheng, Jay Penney, Fan Gao, Richard Rueda, Jun Wang, Satoko Yamakawa, Oleg Kritskiy, Elizabeta Gjoneska, Li-Huei Tsai
The histone deacetylase HDAC2, which negatively regulates synaptic gene expression and neuronal plasticity, is upregulated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and mouse models. Therapeutics targeting HDAC2 hold promise for ameliorating AD-related cognitive impairment; however, attempts to generate HDAC2-specific inhibitors have failed. Here, we take an integrative genomics approach to identify proteins that mediate HDAC2 recruitment to synaptic plasticity genes. Functional screening revealed that knockdown of the transcription factor Sp3 phenocopied HDAC2 knockdown and that Sp3 facilitated recruitment of HDAC2 to synaptic genes...
August 8, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790943/the-effects-of-goal-relevance-and-perceptual-features-on-emotional-items-and-associative-memory
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Wei B Mao, Shu An, Xiao F Yang
Showing an emotional item in a neutral background scene often leads to enhanced memory for the emotional item and impaired associative memory for background details. Meanwhile, both top-down goal relevance and bottom-up perceptual features played important roles in memory binding. We conducted two experiments and aimed to further examine the effects of goal relevance and perceptual features on emotional items and associative memory. By manipulating goal relevance (asking participants to categorize only each item image as living or non-living or to categorize each whole composite picture consisted of item image and background scene as natural scene or manufactured scene) and perceptual features (controlling visual contrast and visual familiarity) in two experiments, we found that both high goal relevance and salient perceptual features (high salience of items vs...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777821/anatomy-and-behavioral-function-of-serotonin-receptors-in-drosophila-melanogaster-larvae
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Annina Huser, Melanie Eschment, Nazli Güllü, Katharina A N Collins, Kathrin Böpple, Lyubov Pankevych, Emilia Rolsing, Andreas S Thum
The biogenic amine serotonin (5-HT) is an important neuroactive molecule in the central nervous system of the majority of animal phyla. 5-HT binds to specific G protein-coupled and ligand-gated ion receptors to regulate particular aspects of animal behavior. In Drosophila, as in many other insects this includes the regulation of locomotion and feeding. Due to its genetic amenability and neuronal simplicity the Drosophila larva has turned into a useful model for studying the anatomical and molecular basis of chemosensory behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771465/ebv-epigenetically-suppresses-the-b-cell-to-plasma-cell-differentiation-pathway-while-establishing-long-term-latency
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Christine T Styles, Quentin Bazot, Gillian A Parker, Robert E White, Kostas Paschos, Martin J Allday
Mature human B cells infected by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) become activated, grow, and proliferate. If the cells are infected ex vivo, they are transformed into continuously proliferating lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) that carry EBV DNA as extra-chromosomal episomes, express 9 latency-associated EBV proteins, and phenotypically resemble antigen-activated B-blasts. In vivo similar B-blasts can differentiate to become memory B cells (MBC), in which EBV persistence is established. Three related latency-associated viral proteins EBNA3A, EBNA3B, and EBNA3C are transcription factors that regulate a multitude of cellular genes...
August 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769095/increased-dopamine-release-after-working-memory-updating-training-neurochemical-correlates-of-transfer
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Lars Bäckman, Otto Waris, Jarkko Johansson, Micael Andersson, Juha O Rinne, Kati Alakurtti, Anna Soveri, Matti Laine, Lars Nyberg
Previous work demonstrates that working-memory (WM) updating training results in improved performance on a letter-memory criterion task, transfers to an untrained n-back task, and increases striatal dopamine (DA) activity during the criterion task. Here, we sought to replicate and extend these findings by also examining neurochemical correlates of transfer. Four positron emission tomography (PET) scans using the radioligand raclopride were performed. Two of these assessed DAD2 binding (letter memory; n-back) before 5 weeks of updating training, and the same two scans were performed post training...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767720/neuronal-oscillations-reveal-the-processes-underlying-intentional-compared-to-incidental-learning-in-children-and-young-adults
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Moritz Köster, André Haese, Daniela Czernochowski
This EEG study investigated the neuronal processes during intentional compared to incidental learning in young adults and two groups of children aged 10 and 7 years. Theta (3-8 Hz) and alpha (10-16 Hz) neuronal oscillations were analyzed to compare encoding processes during an intentional and an incidental encoding task. In all three age groups, both encoding conditions were associated with an increase in event-related theta activity. Encoding-related alpha suppression increased with age. Memory performance was higher in the intentional compared to the incidental task in all age groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763062/pathogen-mediated-nmda-receptor-autoimmunity-and-cellular-barrier-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia
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G Kannan, K L Gressitt, S Yang, C R Stallings, E Katsafanas, L A Schweinfurth, C L G Savage, M B Adamos, K M Sweeney, A E Origoni, S Khushalani, S Bahn, F M Leweke, F B Dickerson, R H Yolken, M V Pletnikov, E G Severance
Autoantibodies that bind the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) may underlie glutamate receptor hypofunction and related cognitive impairment found in schizophrenia. Exposure to neurotropic pathogens can foster an autoimmune-prone environment and drive systemic inflammation leading to endothelial barrier defects. In mouse model cohorts, we demonstrate that infection with the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, caused sustained elevations of IgG class antibodies to the NMDAR in conjunction with compromised blood-gut and blood-brain barriers...
August 1, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761074/antidepressant-like-effects-and-cognitive-enhancement-of-schisandra-chinensis-in-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-mice-and-its-related-mechanism
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Tingxu Yan, Bosai He, Shutong Wan, Mengjie Xu, Huilin Yang, Feng Xiao, Kaishun Bi, Ying Jia
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether Schisandra chinensis extract (SCE) administration influences chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depression and cognitive impairment, and explores underlying mechanisms. Sucrose preference test (SPT) and forced swimming test (FST) were used for assessing depressive symptoms, and Y-maze, Morris water maze were used for evaluating cognition processes. The results showed that CUMS (4 weeks) was effective in producing both depression and memory deficits in mice...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752224/early-preclinical-changes-in-hippocampal-creb-binding-protein-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-familial-alzheimer-s-disease
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Miren Ettcheto, Sonia Abad, Dmitry Petrov, Ignacio Pedrós, Oriol Busquets, Elena Sánchez-López, Gemma Casadesús, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Eva Carro, Carme Auladell, Jordi Olloquequi, Merce Pallàs, Jaume Folch, Antoni Camins
The molecular basis of memory loss in Alzheimer's disease (AD), the main cause of senile dementia, is under investigation. In the present study, we have focused on the early hippocampal memory-related changes in APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) mice, a well-established mouse model of familial AD. It is well known that molecules like cAMP response element binding (CREB) and binding protein (CBP) play a crucial role in memory consolidation. We analyzed CBP on its transcriptional activity and protein levels, finding a significant downregulation of both of them at 3-month-old mice...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748447/cross-modal-working-memory-binding-and-l1-l2-word-learning
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Shinmin Wang, Richard J Allen, Shin-Yi Fang, Ping Li
The ability to create temporary binding representations of information from different sources in working memory has recently been found to relate to the development of monolingual word recognition in children. The current study explored this possible relationship in an adult word-learning context. We assessed whether the relationship between cross-modal working memory binding and lexical development would be observed in the learning of associations between unfamiliar spoken words and their semantic referents, and whether it would vary across experimental conditions in first- and second-language word learning...
July 26, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739640/egcg-ameliorates-high-fat-and-high-fructose-induced-cognitive-defects-by-regulating-the-irs-akt-and-erk-creb-bdnf
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Yashi Mi, Guoyuan Qi, Rong Fan, Qinglian Qiao, Yali Sun, Yuqi Gao, Xuebo Liu
Obesity, which is caused by an energy imbalance between calorie intake and consumption, has become a major international health burden. Obesity increases the risk of insulin resistance and age-related cognitive decline, accompanied by peripheral inflammation. (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major polyphenol in green tea, possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective activities; however, few reports have focused on its potential effect on cognitive disorders. In this study, our goal was to investigate the protective effects of EGCG treatment on insulin resistance and memory impairment induced by a high-fat and high-fructose diet (HFFD)...
July 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736134/stimulus-evoked-erk-dependent-phosphorylation-of-activity-regulated-cytoskeleton-associated-protein-arc-regulates-its-neuronal-subcellular-localization
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Oleksii Nikolaienko, Maria Steene Eriksen, Sudarshan Patil, Haruhiko Bito, Clive R Bramham
Activity-regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein (Arc) is implicated as a master regulator of long-term synaptic plasticity and memory formation in mammalian brain. Arc acts at synapses and within the nucleus, but the mechanisms controlling Arc localization and function are little known. As Arc transcription and translation are regulated by extracellularsignal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling, we asked whether Arc protein itself is phosphorylated by ERK. GST-fused Arc of rat origin was able to pull down endogenous ERK2 from rat hippocampal lysates...
July 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733814/neuroprotective-effect-of-ipriflavone-against-scopolamine-induced-memory-impairment-in-rats
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Hani S Hafez, Doaa A Ghareeb, Samar R Saleh, Mariam M Abady, Maha A El Demellawy, Hend Hussien, Nihad Abdel-Monem
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized clinically by a progressive loss of memory and cognitive functions resulting in severe dementia. Ipriflavone (IPRI) is a non-hormonal, semi-synthetic isoflavone, clinically used in some countries for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Moreover, ipriflavone is a non-peptidomimetic small molecule AChE inhibitor with an improved bioavailability after systemic administration, due to its efficient blood-brain barrier permeability in comparison with peptidomimetic inhibitors...
July 22, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731436/impaired-processing-of-serial-order-determines-working-memory-impairments-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Maya De Belder, Patrick Santens, Anne Sieben, Wim Fias
BACKGROUND: Working memory (WM) problems are commonly observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the affected mechanisms leading to impaired WM are still insufficiently understood. The ability to efficiently process serial order in WM has been demonstrated to be fundamental to fluent daily life functioning. The decreased capability to mentally process serial position in WM has been put forward as the underlying explanation for generally compromised WM performance. OBJECTIVE: Determine which mechanisms, such as order processing, are responsible for deficient WM functioning in AD...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721685/breaking-down-unitization-is-the-whole-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts
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Maria C D'Angelo, Alix Noly-Gandon, Arber Kacollja, Morgan D Barense, Jennifer D Ryan
Memory impairments are often observed in aging. Specifically, older adults have difficulty binding together disparate elements (relational memory). We have recently shown that a cognitive strategy known as unitization can mitigate impaired relational learning in the transverse patterning task (TP) in both amnesia and healthy aging. This strategy allows items to be fused together through an interaction such that one item acts upon another. In the context of TP, unitization is comprised of three component processes: (1) fusion, (2) motion, and (3) semantic comprehension of action/consequence sequences...
July 18, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701402/increased-durable-b-cell-and-adcc-responses-associated-with-t-helper-responses-to-hiv-1-envelope-in-macaques-vaccinated-with-gp140-occluded-at-the-cd4-receptor-binding-site
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Willy M J M Bogers, Susan W Barnett, Herman Oostermeijer, Ivonne G Nieuwenhuis, Niels Beenhakker, Daniella Mortier, Petra Mooij, Gerrit Koopman, Edmund Remarque, Gregoire Martin, Rachel Pei-Jen Lai, Antu K Dey, Yide Sun, Brian Burke, Guido Ferrari, David Montefiori, Loic Martin, David Davis, Indresh Srivastava, Jonathan L Heeney
Strategies are needed to improve the immunogenicity of HIV-1 envelope (Env) antigens for more long lived, efficacious HIV-1 vaccine induced B-cell responses. HIV-1 Env gp140 (native or un-cleaved molecules) or gp120 monomeric proteins elicit relatively poor B-cell responses which are short-lived. We hypothesized that Env engagement of the CD4 receptor on T-helper cells may result in anergic effects on T-cell recruitment and consequently a lack of strong robust and durable B-memory responses. To test this hypothesis we occluded the CD4 binding site (CD4bs) of gp140 by stable cross-linking with a 3kD CD4 miniprotein mimetic serving to block ligation of gp140 on CD4+T-cells while preserving CD4 inducible (CDi) neutralizing and epitopes targeted by antibody dependent cellular cytotoxic (ADCC) effector responses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689318/destination-memory-the-relationship-between-memory-and-social-cognition
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Mohamad El Haj, Ralph Miller
Destination memory refers to the ability to remember to whom one has sent information (e.g., "did I tell my colleague X or Y about the conference?", "did I send that email to my colleague X or Y?"). This review describes empirical studies demonstrating how normal aging and neurological disorders compromise destination memory. Centrally, we propose a comprehensive framework, destination memory framework (DMF), in which destination memory contributes to the uniqueness of a communications episode by creating an association between the content of a communications event and the context of its transmission...
July 8, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687800/pkc%C3%AE-mediated-phosphorylation-of-lsd1-is-required-for-presynaptic-plasticity-and-hippocampal-learning-and-memory
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Chae-Seok Lim, Hye Jin Nam, Jaehyun Lee, Dongha Kim, Ja Eun Choi, SukJae Joshua Kang, Somi Kim, Hyopil Kim, Chuljung Kwak, Kyu-Won Shim, Siyong Kim, Hyoung-Gon Ko, Ro Un Lee, Eun-Hae Jang, Juyoun Yoo, Jaehoon Shim, Md Ariful Islam, Yong-Seok Lee, Jae-Hyung Lee, Sung Hee Baek, Bong-Kiun Kaang
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a histone demethylase that participates in transcriptional repression or activation. Recent studies reported that LSD1 is involved in learning and memory. Although LSD1 phosphorylation by PKCα was implicated in circadian rhythmicity, the importance of LSD1 phosphorylation in learning and memory is unknown. In this study, we examined the roles of LSD1 in synaptic plasticity and memory using Lsd1 (SA/SA) knock-in (KI) mice, in which a PKCα phosphorylation site is mutated...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687316/levodopa-l-dopa-attenuates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response-and-cell-death-signaling-through-drd2-in-sh-sy5y-neuronal-cells-under-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-toxicity
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Juhyun Song, Byeong C Kim, Dai-Trang T Nguyen, Manikandan Samidurai, Seong-Min Choi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the formation of Lewy bodies (LBs) in dopaminergic neurons. α-Synuclein (α-syn), a major protein component of LBs, is known to regulate synaptic plasticity, with a crucial role in memory and motor function in the central nervous system. Levodopa (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine; also known as L-DOPA) is considered the most effective medication for controlling the symptoms of PD. However, it is unclear whether L-DOPA improves the neuropathology of PD. In the present study, we investigated the effect of L-DOPA on SH-SY5Y neuronal cells under α-syn-induced toxicity...
July 4, 2017: Neuroscience
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