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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785624/longitudinal-neuroimaging-hippocampal-markers-for-diagnosing-alzheimer-s-disease
#1
Carlos Platero, Lin Lin, M Carmen Tobar
Hippocampal atrophy measures from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are powerful tools for monitoring Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. In this paper, we introduce a longitudinal image analysis framework based on robust registration and simultaneous hippocampal segmentation and longitudinal marker classification of brain MRI of an arbitrary number of time points. The framework comprises two innovative parts: a longitudinal segmentation and a longitudinal classification step. The results show that both steps of the longitudinal pipeline improved the reliability and the accuracy of the discrimination between clinical groups...
May 21, 2018: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785582/altered-cerebro-cerebellum-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-hiv-infected-male-patients
#2
Huijuan Wang, Ruili Li, Yawen Zhou, Yanming Wang, Jin Cui, Benedictor Alexander Nguchu, Bensheng Qiu, Xiaoxiao Wang, Hongjun Li
In addition to the role of planning and executing movement, the cerebellum greatly contributes to cognitive process. Numerous studies have reported structural and functional abnormalities in the cerebellum for HIV-infected patients, but little is known about the altered functional connectivity of particular cerebellar subregions and the cerebrum. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) changes of the cerebellum and further analyze the relationship between the rsFC changes and the neuropsychological evaluation...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785188/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-cognitive-deficit-and-improves-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-adult-rat-with-neonatal-maternal-separation
#3
Lili Guo, Ximin Liang, Zhanmou Liang, Xilin Liu, Jiang He, Yuanjia Zheng, Lin Yao, Yongjun Chen
Exposure to adverse early-life events is thought to be the risk factors for the development of psychiatric and altered cognitive function in adulthood. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether electroacupuncture (EA) treatment in young adult rat would improve impaired cognitive function and synaptic plasticity in adult rat with neonatal maternal separation (MS). Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: control group, MS group, MS with EA treatment (MS + EA) group, and MS with Sham-EA treatment (MS + Sham-EA) group...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784783/postsynaptic-%C3%AE-1-glutamate-receptor-assembles-and-maintains-hippocampal-synapses-via-cbln2-and-neurexin
#4
Wucheng Tao, Javier Díaz-Alonso, Nengyin Sheng, Roger A Nicoll
The δ1 glutamate receptor (GluD1) was cloned decades ago and is widely expressed in many regions of the brain. However, its functional roles in these brain circuits remain unclear. Here, we find that GluD1 is required for both excitatory synapse formation and maintenance in the hippocampus. The action of GluD1 is absent in the Cbln2 knockout mouse. Furthermore, the GluD1 actions require the presence of presynaptic neurexin 1β carrying the splice site 4 insert (+S4). Together, our findings demonstrate that hippocampal synapse assembly and maintenance require a tripartite molecular complex in which the ligand Cbln2 binds with presynaptic neurexin 1β (+S4) and postsynaptic GluD1...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784544/classifying-alzheimer-s-disease-with-brain-imaging-and-genetic-data-using-a-neural-network-framework
#5
Kaida Ning, Bo Chen, Fengzhu Sun, Zachary Hobel, Lu Zhao, Will Matloff, Arthur W Toga
A long-standing question is how to best use brain morphometric and genetic data to distinguish Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients from cognitively normal (CN) subjects and to predict those who will progress from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to AD. Here, we use a neural network (NN) framework on both magnetic resonance imaging-derived quantitative structural brain measures and genetic data to address this question. We tested the effectiveness of NN models in classifying and predicting AD. We further performed a novel analysis of the NN model to gain insight into the most predictive imaging and genetics features and to identify possible interactions between features that affect AD risk...
April 24, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783994/large-scale-transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-that-pridopidine-reverses-aberrant-gene-expression-and-activates-neuroprotective-pathways-in-the-yac128-hd-mouse
#6
Rebecca Kusko, Jennifer Dreymann, Jermaine Ross, Yoonjeong Cha, Renan Escalante-Chong, Marta Garcia-Miralles, Liang Juin Tan, Michael E Burczynski, Ben Zeskind, Daphna Laifenfeld, Mahmoud Pouladi, Michal Geva, Iris Grossman, Michael R Hayden
BACKGROUND: Huntington Disease (HD) is an incurable autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder driven by an expansion repeat giving rise to the mutant huntingtin protein (mHtt), which is known to disrupt a multitude of transcriptional pathways. Pridopidine, a small molecule in development for treatment of HD, has been shown to improve motor symptoms in HD patients. In HD animal models, pridopidine exerts neuroprotective effects and improves behavioral and motor functions. Pridopidine binds primarily to the sigma-1 receptor, (IC50 ~ 100 nM), which mediates its neuroprotective properties, such as rescue of spine density and aberrant calcium signaling in HD neuronal cultures...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783059/disruption-of-medial-septum-and-diagonal-bands-of-broca-cholinergic-projections-to-the-ventral-hippocampus-disrupt-auditory-fear-memory
#7
Jennifer M Staib, Rebecca Della Valle, Dayan K Knox
In classical fear conditioning, a neutral conditioned stimulus (CS) is paired with an aversive unconditioned stimulus (US), which leads to a fear memory. If the CS is repeatedly presented without the US after fear conditioning, the formation of an extinction memory occurs, which inhibits fear memory expression. A previous study has demonstrated that selective cholinergic lesions in the medial septum and vertical limb of the diagonal bands of Broca (MS/vDBB) prior to fear and extinction learning disrupt contextual fear memory discrimination and acquisition of extinction memory...
May 18, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782962/monosodium-glutamate-induced-nociception-and-oxidative-stress-dependent-on-time-of-administration-age-of-rats-and-susceptibility-of-spinal-cord-and-brain-regions
#8
Suzan Gonçalves Rosa, Pietro Maria Chagas, Ana Paula Pesarico, Cristina Wayne Nogueira
Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food flavor enhancer used worldwide, has been studied because it may cause neurotoxicity, which is associated with oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to investigate whether spinal cord and brain regions are affected by oxidative stress and the temporal profile of nociceptive responses induced by MSG in newborn and adult rats. The newborn (post natal day, PND 1) Wistar rats received ten subcutaneous injections of MSG (4.0 g/kg) or saline solution. At PND 3, 11 or 90, the rats performed nociceptive tests and parameters of oxidative stress were evaluated in samples of spinal cord and brain regions...
May 18, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782958/changes-in-behavioural-parameters-oxidative-stress-and-neurotrophins-in-the-brain-of-adult-offspring-induced-to-an-animal-model-of-schizophrenia-the-effects-of-fa-deficient-or-fa-supplemented-diet-during-the-neurodevelopmental-phase
#9
L Canever, T G Freire, G A Mastella, L Damázio, S Gomes, I Fachim, C Michels, G Carvalho, A K Godói, B R Peterle, F F Gava, S Valvassori Sda, J Budni, J Quevedo, A I Zugno
A deficiency of maternal folic acid (FA) can compromise the function and development of the brain, and may produce a susceptibility to diseases such as schizophrenia (SZ) in the later life of offspring. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of both FA deficient and FA supplemented diets during gestation and lactation on behavioural parameters, the markers of oxidative stress and neurotrophic factors in adult offspring which had been subjected to an animal model of SZ. Female mother rats (Dam's) were separated into experimental maternal groups, which began receiving a special diet (food) consisting of the AIN-93 diet, a control diet, or an FA deficient diet during the periods of pregnancy and lactation...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782957/the-role-of-monoamines-in-the-development-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-a-proline-rich-polypeptide
#10
Konstantin Yenkoyan, Katarine Fereshetyan, Senik Matinyan, Vergine Chavushyan, Michail Aghajanov
INTRODUCTION: We have analyzed the alterations in the brain monoaminergic system using the rat model of AD-like pathology. In addition, we have investigated potential neuroprotective effects of the hypothalamic proline-rich polypeptide (PRP-1). METHODS: Histochemical staining, HPLC, chemiluminescent and bioluminescence assays. RESULTS: The levels of monoamines in the target AD brain structures were found elevated, except serotonin, which was unaffected in both hippocampus and brainstem and decreased in frontal cortex...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782908/deficits-in-temporal-order-memory-induced-by-interferon-alpha-ifn-%C3%AE-treatment-are-rescued-by-aerobic-exercise
#11
Sally Barlow, Briana Fahey, Kimberley J Smith, Johannes Passecker, Andrea Della-Chiesa, Vincent Hok, Jennifer S Day, Charlotte K Callaghan, Shane M O'Mara
Patients receiving cytokine immunotherapy with IFN-α frequently present with neuropsychiatric consequences and cognitive impairments, including a profound depressive-like symptomatology. While the neurobiological substrates of the dysfunction that leads to adverse events in IFN-α-treated patients remains ill-defined, dysfunctions of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex (PFC) are strong possibilities. To date, hippocampal deficits have been well-characterised; there does however remain a lack of insight into the nature of prefrontal participation...
May 18, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782904/intracellular-s1p-levels-dictates-fate-of-different-regions-of-the-hippocampus-following-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia
#12
Sherif Rashad, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Daisuke Saigusa, Xiaobo Han, Mika Sato-Maeda, Ritsumi Saito, Akira Uruno, Miki Fujimura, Shuntaro Ikawa, Masayuki Yamamoto, Teiji Tominaga
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a sphingolipid molecule produced by the action of sphingosine kinases (SphK) on sphingosine. It possesses various intracellular functions through its interactions with intracellular proteins or via its action on five G-protein-coupled cell membrane receptors. Following transient global cerebral ischaemia (tGCI), only the CA1 subregion of the hippocampus undergoes apoptosis. In this study, we evaluated S1P levels and S1P processing enzyme expression in different hippocampal areas following tGCI in rats...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782858/the-antidepressant-effects-of-%C3%A9-tocopherol-are-related-to-activation-of-autophagy-via-the-ampk-mtor-pathway
#13
Xiaoyan Huang, Haoran Wu, Ruizhi Jiang, Guangda Sun, Jiali Shen, Mengling Ma, Chuanhui Ma, Shijia Zhang, Zhiheng Huang, Qinan Wu, Gang Chen, Weiwei Tao
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether ɑ-tocopherol exhibited neuro-protective effects in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) mice through the regulation of autophagy. Deficits in behavioural tests, including a sucrose preference test, open field test, forced swim test, and tail suspension test, were ameliorated following ɑ-tocopherol administration. To study the potential mechanism, western blots were performed on both prefrontal cortex and hippocampus samples. Similar to the degree of autophagy, the activities of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and Unci-51 like autophagy activating kinase-1 (ULK1) were decreased after CUMS stimulation...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782809/the-effects-of-normal-aging-on-regional-accumulation-of-hyaluronan-and-chondroitin-sulfate-proteoglycans-in-the-mouse-brain
#14
May J Reed, Mamatha Damodarasamy, Jasmine L Pathan, Michelle A Erickson, William A Banks, Robert B Vernon
The brain changes in volume and composition with normal aging. Cellular components of the brain are supported by an extracellular matrix (ECM) comprised largely of hyaluronan (HA) and HA-associated members of the lectican family of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). We examined regional differences in microvascular density, neuronal and glial markers, and accumulation of HA and CSPGs in mouse brains during normal aging. The cortex, hippocampus, dentate gyrus, and cerebellum of young (4 months), middle-aged (14 months), and aged (24-26 months) brains were analyzed...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781405/changes-of-hippocampus-proteomic-profiles-after-blueberry-extracts-supplementation-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#15
Hai-Qiang Li, Long Tan, Hong-Peng Yang, Wei Pang, Tong Xu, Yu-Gang Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To examine protein changes in the hippocampus of APP/PS1 transgenic mice after blueberry extracts (BB) intervention. METHODS: Eight APP/PS1 transgenic mice were randomly assigned to Alzheimer's disease (AD)+BB group (n=4) and AD+control group (n=4). After a 16-week treatment, 2-DE and MALDI-TOF-MS were used to compare the proteomic profiles of the hippocampus in the two groups and Western blot was used to confirm the important differentially expressed proteins...
May 21, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781376/immediate-early-gene-activation-throughout-the-brain-is-associated-with-dynamic-changes-in-social-context
#16
Cait M Williamson, Inbal S Klein, Won Lee, James P Curley
Social competence is dependent on successful processing of social context information. The social opportunity paradigm is a methodology in which dynamic shifts in social context are induced through removal of the alpha male in a dominance hierarchy, leading to rapid ascent in the hierarchy of the beta male and of other subordinate males in the social group. In the current study, we use the social opportunity paradigm to determine what brain regions respond to this dynamic change in social context, allowing an individual to recognize the absence of the alpha male and subsequently perform status-appropriate social behaviors...
May 21, 2018: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781223/delayed-injury-of-hippocampal-interneurons-after-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-and-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-a-murine-model
#17
Raul Chavez-Valdez, Paul Emerson, Janasha Goffigan-Holmes, Alfredo Kirkwood, Lee J Martin, Frances J Northington
Delayed hippocampal injury and memory impairments follow neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) despite the use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH). Death of hippocampal pyramidal cells occurs acutely after HI, but characterization of delayed cell death and injury of interneurons (INs) is unknown. We hypothesize that injury of INs after HI is: i) asynchronous to that of pyramidal cells, ii) independent of injury severity, and iii) unresponsive to TH. HI was induced in C57BL6 mice at p10 with unilateral right carotid ligation and 45 min of hypoxia (FiO2 =0...
May 21, 2018: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779945/moderate-uv-exposure-enhances-learning-and-memory-by-promoting-a-novel-glutamate-biosynthetic-pathway-in-the-brain
#18
Hongying Zhu, Ning Wang, Lei Yao, Qi Chen, Ran Zhang, Junchao Qian, Yiwen Hou, Weiwei Guo, Sijia Fan, Siling Liu, Qiaoyun Zhao, Feng Du, Xin Zuo, Yujun Guo, Yan Xu, Jiali Li, Tian Xue, Kai Zhong, Xiaoyuan Song, Guangming Huang, Wei Xiong
Sunlight exposure is known to affect mood, learning, and cognition. However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that moderate UV exposure elevated blood urocanic acid (UCA), which then crossed the blood-brain barrier. Single-cell mass spectrometry and isotopic labeling revealed a novel intra-neuronal metabolic pathway converting UCA to glutamate (GLU) after UV exposure. This UV-triggered GLU synthesis promoted its packaging into synaptic vesicles and its release at glutamatergic terminals in the motor cortex and hippocampus...
May 7, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779942/transformation-of-a-spatial-map-across-the-hippocampal-lateral-septal-circuit
#19
David Tingley, György Buzsáki
The hippocampus constructs a map of the environment. How this "cognitive map" is utilized by other brain regions to guide behavior remains unexplored. To examine how neuronal firing patterns in the hippocampus are transmitted and transformed, we recorded neurons in its principal subcortical target, the lateral septum (LS). We observed that LS neurons carry reliable spatial information in the phase of action potentials, relative to hippocampal theta oscillations, while the firing rates of LS neurons remained uninformative...
May 15, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779184/limbic-system-structure-volumes-and-associated-neurocognitive-functioning-in-former-nfl-players
#20
Christian Lepage, Marc Muehlmann, Yorghos Tripodis, Jakob Hufschmidt, Julie Stamm, Katie Green, Pawel Wrobel, Vivian Schultz, Isabelle Weir, Michael L Alosco, Christine M Baugh, Nathan G Fritts, Brett M Martin, Christine Chaisson, Michael J Coleman, Alexander P Lin, Ofer Pasternak, Nikos Makris, Robert A Stern, Martha E Shenton, Inga K Koerte
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease associated with exposure to repetitive head impacts. CTE has been linked to disruptions in cognition, mood, and behavior. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of CTE can only be made post-mortem. Neuropathological evidence suggests limbic structures may provide an opportunity to characterize CTE in the living. Using 3 T magnetic resonance imaging, we compared select limbic brain regional volumes - the amygdala, hippocampus, and cingulate gyrus - between symptomatic former National Football League (NFL) players (n = 86) and controls (n = 22)...
May 19, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
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