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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216627/layer-specific-optogenetic-activation-of-pyramidal-neurons-causes-beta-gamma-entrainment-of-neonatal-networks
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Sebastian H Bitzenhofer, Joachim Ahlbeck, Amy Wolff, J Simon Wiegert, Christine E Gee, Thomas G Oertner, Ileana L Hanganu-Opatz
Coordinated activity patterns in the developing brain may contribute to the wiring of neuronal circuits underlying future behavioural requirements. However, causal evidence for this hypothesis has been difficult to obtain owing to the absence of tools for selective manipulation of oscillations during early development. We established a protocol that combines optogenetics with electrophysiological recordings from neonatal mice in vivo to elucidate the substrate of early network oscillations in the prefrontal cortex...
February 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192090/optogenetic-control-of-ca-2-and-voltage-dependent-large-conductance-bk-potassium-channels
#2
Thomas Mager, Phillip G Wood, Ernst Bamberg
Ca(2+) concentration jumps for the activation of Ca(2+) dependent ion channels or transporters can be obtained either by fast solution exchange or the use of caged Ca(2+). Here we report on an alternate optogenetic method for activation of Ca(2+) and voltage dependent large conductance (BK) potassium channels. This was achieved through the use of the light-gated Ca(2+) permeable Channelrhodopsin 2 variant, CatCh, with enhanced Ca(2+) permeability, which produces locally [Ca(2+)] in the μM range on the inner side of the membrane, without significant [Ca(2+)] increase in the cytosol...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177213/characterization-of-optically-and-electrically-evoked-dopamine-release-in-striatal-slices-from-digenic-knock-in-mice-with-dat-driven-expression-of-channelrhodopsin
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Brian O'Neill, Jyoti C Patel, Margaret E Rice
Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FCV) is an established method to monitor increases in extracellular dopamine (DA) concentration ([DA]o) in the striatum, which is densely innervated by DA axons. Ex vivo brain slice preparations provide an opportunity to identify endogenous modulators of DA release. For these experiments, local electrical stimulation is often used to elicit release of DA, as well as other transmitters, in the striatal microcircuitry; changes in evoked increases in [DA]o after application of a pharmacological agent (e...
February 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162892/fast-camp-modulation-of-neurotransmission-via-neuropeptide-signals-and-vesicle-loading
#4
Wagner Steuer Costa, Szi-Chieh Yu, Jana F Liewald, Alexander Gottschalk
Cyclic AMP (cAMP) signaling augments synaptic transmission, but because many targets of cAMP and protein kinase A (PKA) may be involved, mechanisms underlying this pathway remain unclear. To probe this mechanism, we used optogenetic stimulation of cAMP signaling by Beggiatoa-photoactivated adenylyl cyclase (bPAC) in Caenorhabditis elegans motor neurons. Behavioral, electron microscopy (EM), and electrophysiology analyses revealed cAMP effects on both the rate and on quantal size of transmitter release and led to the identification of a neuropeptidergic pathway affecting quantal size...
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159808/optogenetic-identification-of-hypothalamic-orexin-neuron-projections-to-paraventricular-spinally-projecting-neurons
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Olga Dergacheva, Akihiro Yamanaka, Alan R Schwartz, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, David Mendelowitz
Orexin neurons, and activation of orexin receptors, are generally thought to be sympathoexcitatory; however, the functional connectivity between orexin neurons and a likely sympathetic target, the hypothalamic spinally-projecting neurons (SPNs) in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN), has not been established. To test the hypothesis that orexin neurons project directly to SPNs in the PVN, channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) was selectively expressed in orexin neurons to enable photoactivation of ChR2-expressing fibers while examining evoked postsynaptic currents in SPNs in rat hypothalamic slices...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157258/remote-regulation-of-membrane-channel-activity-by-site-specific-localization-of-lanthanide-doped-upconversion-nanocrystals
#6
Xiangzhao Ai, Linna Lyu, Yang Zhang, Yanxia Tang, Jing Mu, Fang Liu, Yixi Zhou, Zhenghong Zuo, Gang Liu, Bengang Xing
The spatiotemporal regulation of light-gated ion channels is a powerful tool to study physiological pathways and develop personalized theranostic modalities. So far, most existing light-gated channels are limited by their action spectra in the ultraviolet (UV) or visible region. Simple and innovative strategies for the specific attachment of photoswitches on the cell surface without modifying or genetically encoding channel structures, and more importantly, that enable the remote activation of ion-channel functions within near-infrared (NIR) spectral window in living systems, remain a challenging concern...
February 3, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150799/an-inhibitory-role-of-arg-84-in-anion-channelrhodopsin-2-expressed-in-escherichia-coli
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Satoko Doi, Takashi Tsukamoto, Susumu Yoshizawa, Yuki Sudo
Anion channelrhodopsin-2 (ACR2) was recently identified from the cryptophyte algae Guillardia theta and has become a focus of interest in part because of its novel light-gated anion channel activity and its extremely high neural silencing activity. In this study, we tried to express ACR2 in Escherichia coli cells as a recombinant protein. The E. coli cells expressing ACR2 showed an increase in pH upon blue-light illumination in the presence of monovalent anions and the protonophore carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone (CCCP), indicating an inward anion channel activity...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137723/in-vivo-spiking-dynamics-of-intra-and-extratelencephalic-projection-neurons-in-rat-motor-cortex
#8
Akiko Saiki, Yutaka Sakai, Ryoji Fukabori, Shogo Soma, Junichi Yoshida, Masanori Kawabata, Hiromu Yawo, Kazuto Kobayashi, Minoru Kimura, Yoshikazu Isomura
In motor cortex, 2 types of deep layer pyramidal cells send their axons to other areas: intratelencephalic (IT)-type neurons specifically project bilaterally to the cerebral cortex and striatum, whereas neurons of the extratelencephalic (ET)-type, termed conventionally pyramidal tract-type, project ipsilaterally to the thalamus and other areas. Although they have totally different synaptic and membrane potential properties in vitro, little is known about the differences between them in ongoing spiking dynamics in vivo...
January 30, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128211/glia-derived-atp-inversely-regulates-excitability-of-pyramidal-and-cck-positive-neurons
#9
Zhibing Tan, Yu Liu, Wang Xi, Hui-Fang Lou, Liya Zhu, Zhifei Guo, Lin Mei, Shumin Duan
Astrocyte responds to neuronal activity with calcium waves and modulates synaptic transmission through the release of gliotransmitters. However, little is known about the direct effect of gliotransmitters on the excitability of neuronal networks beyond synapses. Here we show that selective stimulation of astrocytes expressing channelrhodopsin-2 in the CA1 area specifically increases the firing frequency of CCK-positive but not parvalbumin-positive interneurons and decreases the firing rate of pyramidal neurons, phenomena mimicked by exogenously applied ATP...
January 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126744/a-gustatory-neural-circuit-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-generates-memory-dependent-behaviors-in-na-chemotaxis
#10
Lifang Wang, Hirofumi Sato, Yohsuke Satoh, Masahiro Tomioka, Hirofumi Kunitomo, Yuichi Iino
: Animals show various behaviors in response to environmental chemicals. These behaviors are often plastic depending on previous experiences. Caenorhabditis elegans, which has highly developed chemosensory system with a limited number of sensory neurons, is an ideal model for analyzing the role of each neuron in innate and learned behaviors. Here we report a new type of memory-dependent behavioral plasticity in Na(+) chemotaxis generated by the left member of bilateral gustatory neuron pair ASE (ASEL neuron)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115364/synaptic-inputs-from-stroke-injured-brain-to-grafted-human-stem-cell-derived-neurons-activated-by-sensory-stimuli
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Daniel Tornero, Oleg Tsupykov, Marcus Granmo, Cristina Rodriguez, Marita Grønning-Hansen, Jonas Thelin, Ekaterina Smozhanik, Cecilia Laterza, Somsak Wattananit, Ruimin Ge, Jemal Tatarishvili, Shane Grealish, Oliver Brüstle, Galina Skibo, Malin Parmar, Jens Schouenborg, Olle Lindvall, Zaal Kokaia
Transplanted neurons derived from stem cells have been proposed to improve function in animal models of human disease by various mechanisms such as neuronal replacement. However, whether the grafted neurons receive functional synaptic inputs from the recipient's brain and integrate into host neural circuitry is unknown. Here we studied the synaptic inputs from the host brain to grafted cortical neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells after transplantation into stroke-injured rat cerebral cortex...
January 22, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115057/optogenetic-demonstration-of-functional-innervation-of-mouse-colon-by-neurons-derived-from-transplanted-neural-cells
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Lincon A Stamp, Rachel M Gwynne, Jaime P P Foong, Alan E Lomax, Marlene M Hao, David I Kaplan, Christopher A Reid, Steven Petrou, Andrew M Allen, Joel C Bornstein, Heather M Young
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cell therapy offers the potential to treat gastrointestinal motility disorders caused by diseased or absent enteric neurons. We examined whether neurons generated from transplanted enteric neural cells provide a functional innervation of bowel smooth muscle in mice. METHODS: Enteric neural cells expressing the light-sensitive ion channel, channelrhodopsin, were isolated from the fetal or postnatal mouse bowel and transplanted into the distal colon of 3-4 week old wild-type recipient mice...
January 20, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114405/optogenetic-restoration-of-disrupted-slow-oscillations-halts-amyloid-deposition-and-restores-calcium-homeostasis-in-an-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ksenia V Kastanenka, Steven S Hou, Naomi Shakerdge, Robert Logan, Danielle Feng, Susanne Wegmann, Vanita Chopra, Jonathan M Hawkes, Xiqun Chen, Brian J Bacskai
Slow oscillations are important for consolidation of memory during sleep, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients experience memory disturbances. Thus, we examined slow oscillation activity in an animal model of AD. APP mice exhibit aberrant slow oscillation activity. Aberrant inhibitory activity within the cortical circuit was responsible for slow oscillation dysfunction, since topical application of GABA restored slow oscillations in APP mice. In addition, light activation of channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) expressed in excitatory cortical neurons restored slow oscillations by synchronizing neuronal activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114289/optogenetic-inhibition-of-behavior-with-anion-channelrhodopsins
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Farhan Mohammad, James C Stewart, Stanislav Ott, Katarina Chlebikova, Jia Yi Chua, Tong-Wey Koh, Joses Ho, Adam Claridge-Chang
Optogenetics uses light exposure to manipulate physiology in genetically modified organisms. Abundant tools for optogenetic excitation are available, but the limitations of current optogenetic inhibitors present an obstacle to demonstrating the necessity of neuronal circuits. Here we show that anion channelrhodopsins can be used to specifically and rapidly inhibit neural systems involved in Drosophila locomotion, wing expansion, memory retrieval and gustation, thus demonstrating their broad utility in the circuit analysis of behavior...
January 23, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113518/optogenetics-in-silicon-a-neural-processor-for-predicting-optically-active-neural-networks
#15
Junwen Luo, Konstantin Nikolic, Benjamin D Evans, Na Dong, Xiaohan Sun, Peter Andras, Alex Yakovlev, Patrick Degenaar
We present a reconfigurable neural processor for real-time simulation and prediction of opto-neural behaviour. We combined a detailed Hodgkin-Huxley CA3 neuron integrated with a four-state Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) model into reconfigurable silicon hardware. Our architecture consists of a Field Programmable Gated Array (FPGA) with a custom-built computing data-path, a separate data management system and a memory approach based router. Advancements over previous work include the incorporation of short and long-term calcium and light-dependent ion channels in reconfigurable hardware...
August 17, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112267/visual-responses-of-photoreceptor-degenerated-rats-expressing-two-different-types-of-channelrhodopsin-genes
#16
Masatoshi Sato, Eriko Sugano, Kitako Tabata, Kei Sannohe, Yoshito Watanabe, Taku Ozaki, Makoto Tamai, Hiroshi Tomita
Optogenetic technologies are expected to be applicable for clinical use in restoring vision. However, the degree of recovered visual function is highly dependent on the function of the chosen optogenetic gene. To investigate the effect on visual function of dual expression of genes with different wavelength sensitivities, we transduced a modified Volvox-derived channelrhodopsin gene (mVChR1) via an adeno-associated virus vector into transgenic rats harbouring the ChR2 gene in retinal ganglion cells. These transgenic rats were given an intraperitoneal injection of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea to induce the degeneration of native photoreceptor cells prior to transduction of mVChR1...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100053/the-grateful-infrared-sequential-protein-structural-changes-resolved-by-infrared-difference-spectroscopy
#17
Tilman Kottke, Víctor A Lórenz-Fonfría, Joachim Heberle
The catalytic activity of proteins is a function of structural changes. Very often these are as minute as protonation changes, hydrogen bonding changes, and amino acid side chain reorientations. To resolve these, a methodology is afforded that not only provides the molecular sensitivity but allows for tracing the sequence of these hierarchical reactions at the same time. This feature article showcases results from time-resolved IR spectroscopy on channelrhodopsin (ChR), light-oxygen-voltage (LOV) domain protein, and cryptochrome (CRY)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098199/optogenetic-modulation-of-urinary-bladder-contraction-for-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
#18
Jae Hong Park, Jin Ki Hong, Ja Yun Jang, Jieun An, Kyu-Sung Lee, Tong Mook Kang, Hyun Joon Shin, Jun-Kyo Francis Suh
As current clinical approaches for lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction such as pharmacological and electrical stimulation treatments lack target specificity, thus resulting in suboptimal outcomes with various side effects, a better treatment modality with spatial and temporal target-specificity is necessary. In this study, we delivered optogenetic membrane proteins, such as channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) and halorhodopsin (NpHR), to bladder smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of mice using either the Cre-loxp transgenic system or a viral transfection method...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087766/control-of-amygdala-circuits-by-5-ht-neurons-via-5-ht-and-glutamate-co-transmission
#19
Ayesha Sengupta, Marco Bocchio, David M Bannerman, Trevor Sharp, Marco Capogna
: The serotonin (5-HT) system and the amygdala are key regulators of emotional behavior. Several lines of evidence suggest that 5-HT transmission in the amygdala is implicated in the susceptibility and drug treatment of mood disorders. Thus, elucidating the physiological mechanisms through which midbrain 5-HT neurons modulate amygdala circuits could be pivotal in understanding emotional regulation in health and disease. To shed light on these mechanisms, we performed patch-clamp recordings from basal amygdala (BA) neurons in brain slices from mice with channelrhodopsin (ChR2) genetically targeted to 5-HT neurons...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074441/activation-of-parvalbumin-positive-neurons-in-both-retina-and-primary-visual-cortex-improves-the-feature-selectivity-of-primary-visual-cortex-neurons
#20
Jinggang Duan, Hang Fu, Jiayi Zhang
Several recent studies using either viral or transgenic mouse models have shown different results on whether the activation of parvalbumin-positive (PV(+)) neurons expressing channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) in the primary visual cortex (V1) improves the orientation- and direction-selectivity of V1 neurons. Although this discrepancy was thoroughly discussed in a follow-up communication, the issue of using different models to express ChR2 in V1 was not mentioned. We found that ChR2 was expressed in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and V1 neurons in ChR2(fl/+); PV-Cre mice...
January 10, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
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