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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449351/long-term-plasticity-of-corticostriatal-synapses-is-modulated-by-pathway-specific-co-release-of-opioids-through-kappa-opioid-receptors
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Sarah L Hawes, Armando G Salinas, David M Lovinger, Kim T Blackwell
Synaptic plasticity in striatum adjusts behaviour adaptively during skill learning, or maladaptively in the case of addiction. Just as dopamine plays a critical role in synaptic plasticity underlying normal skill learning and addiction, endogenous and exogenous opiates also modulate learning and addiction-related striatal plasticity. Though the role of opioid receptors in long-term depression in striatum has been characterized, their effect on long-term potentiation (LTP) remains unknown. In particular, direct pathway (Dopamine D1 Receptor containing; D1R) - spiny projection neurons (SPNs) co-release the opioid neuropeptide dynorphin, which acts at presynaptic kappa opioid receptors (KORs) on dopaminergic afferents and can negatively regulate dopamine release...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449208/complex-modulation-by-stress-of-the-effect-of-seizures-on-long-term-potentiation-in-mouse-hippocampal-slices
#2
Nicola Maggio, Efrat Shavit Stein, Menahem Segal
Stress has a profound effect on ability to express neuronal plasticity, learning and memory. Likewise, epileptic seizures lead to massive changes in brain connectivity, and in ability to undergo long term changes in reactivity to afferent stimulation. In the present study we analyzed possible long lasting interactions between a stressful experience and reactivity to pilocarpine, on the ability to produce long term potentiation (LTP) in a mouse hippocampus. Pilocarpine lowers paired pulse potentiation (PPP) as well as LTP in CA1 region of the mouse hippocampal slice...
April 27, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444617/computational-theory-underlying-acute-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-motor-learning-with-cerebellar-long-term-depression-and-long-term-potentiation
#3
Keiichiro Inagaki, Yutaka Hirata
The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) can be viewed as an adaptive control system that maintains compensatory eye movements during head motion. As the cerebellar flocculus is intimately involved in this adaptive motor control of the VOR, the VOR has been a popular model system for investigating cerebellar motor learning. Long-term depression (LTD) and long-term potentiation (LTP) at the parallel fiber-Purkinje cell synapses are considered to play major roles in cerebellar motor learning. A recent study using mutant mice demonstrated cerebellar motor learning with hampered LTD; the study concluded that the parallel fiber-Purkinje cell LTD is not essential...
April 25, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443114/tadir1-2-a-wheat-ortholog-of-lipid-transfer-protein-atdir1-contributes-to-negative-regulation-of-wheat-resistance-against-puccinia-striiformis-f-sp-tritici
#4
Soyed M Ahmed, Peng Liu, Qinghe Xue, Changan Ji, Tuo Qi, Jia Guo, Jun Guo, Zhensheng Kang
Very few LTPs have been shown to act through plasma membrane receptors or to be involved in the hypersensitive response (HR). DIR1, a new type of plant LTP interacts with lipids in vitro, moves to distant tissues during systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and therefore is thought to be involved in long-distance signaling during SAR. However, the exact functions of DIR1 orthologs in cereal species under biotic and abiotic stresses have not been thoroughly defined. In this study, a novel wheat ortholog of the DIR1 gene, TaDIR1-2, was isolated from Suwon11, a Chinese cultivar of wheat and functionally characterized...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442992/genetic-deletion-of-akt3-induces-an-endophenotype-reminiscent-of-psychiatric-manifestations-in-mice
#5
Yan Bergeron, Geneviève Bureau, Marie-Élaine Laurier-Laurin, Eric Asselin, Guy Massicotte, Michel Cyr
The protein kinase B (PKB/Akt), found in three distinctive isoforms (PKBα/Akt1, PKBβ/Akt2, PKBγ/Akt3), is implicated in a variety of cellular processes such as cell development, growth and survival. Although Akt3 is the most expressed isoform in the brain, its role in cerebral functions is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated the behavioral, electrophysiological and biochemical consequences of Akt3 deletion in mice. Motor abilities, spatial navigation, recognition memory and LTP are intact in the Akt3 knockout (KO) mice...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442324/the-interactive-role-of-cb1-receptors-and-l-type-calcium-channels-in-hippocampal-long-term-potentiation-in-rats
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Hamidreza Komaki, Fargol Saadat, Siamak Shahidi, Abdolrahman Sarihi, Parisa Hasanein, Alireza Komaki
'Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic responses is a widely researched model of synaptic plasticity that occurs during learning and memory. The cannabinoid system is an endogenous system that modulate this kind of synaptic plasticity. In addition, voltage dependent calcium channels is essential for induction of LTP at some synapses in the hippocampus. However, there is currently debate over the interaction between L-type calcium channels and cannabinoid system on the synaptic plasticity. In this study, we examined the effects of an acute administration of the cannabinoid antagonist AM251 following a chronic administration of the Ca(2+) channel blocker verapamil on LTP induction in the hippocampal dentate gyrus(DG) of rats...
April 22, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433649/chronic-nicotine-attenuates-behavioral-and-synaptic-plasticity-impairments-in-a-streptozotocin-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Esteves Im, Lopes-Aguiar C, Rossignoli Mt, Ruggiero Rn, Broggini Acs, Bueno-Junior Ls, Kandratavicius L, Monteiro Mr, Romcy-Pereira Rn, Leite Jp
Brain glucose metabolism is altered in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (sAD), whose pathologies are reproduced in rodents by intracerebroventricular (icv) infusion of streptozotocin (STZ) in subdiabetogenic doses. The icv-STZ model also culminates in central cholinergic dysfunctions, which in turn are known to underlie both the sAD cognitive decline, and synaptic plasticity impairments. Considering the cognitive-enhancing potential of chronic nicotine (Nic), we investigated whether it attenuates icv-STZ-induced impairments in recognition memory and synaptic plasticity in a cognition-relevant substrate: the hippocampal CA1-medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) pathway...
April 19, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421537/satb2-ablation-impairs-hippocampus-based-long-term-spatial-memory-and-short-term-working-memory-and-immediate-early-genes-iegs-mediated-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity
#8
Ying Li, Qiang-Long You, Sheng-Rong Zhang, Wei-Yuan Huang, Wen-Jun Zou, Wei Jie, Shu-Ji Li, Ji-Hong Liu, Chuang-Ye Lv, Jin Cong, Yu-Ying Hu, Tian-Ming Gao, Jian-Ming Li
Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (Satb2) is a protein binding to the matrix attachment regions of DNA and important for gene regulation. Patients with SATB2 mutation usually suffer moderate to severe mental retardation. However, the mechanisms for the defects of intellectual activities in patients with SATB2 mutation are largely unclear. Here we established the heterozygous Satb2 mutant mice and Satb2 conditional knockout mice to mimic the patients with SATB2 mutation and figured out the role of Satb2 in mental activities...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418069/genetic-control-of-plasticity-of-oil-yield-for-combined-abiotic-stresses-using-a-joint-approach-of-crop-modeling-and-genome-wide-association
#9
Brigitte Mangin, Pierre Casadebaig, Eléna Cadic, Nicolas Blanchet, Marie-Claude Boniface, Sébastien Carrère, Jérôme Gouzy, Ludovic Legrand, Baptiste Mayjonade, Nicolas Pouilly, Thierry André, Marie Coque, Joël Piquemal, Marion Laporte, Patrick Vincourt, Stéphane Muños, Nicolas B Langlade
Understanding the genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity is crucial for predicting and managing climate change effects on wild plants and crops. Here, we combined crop modeling and quantitative genetics to study the genetic control of oil yield plasticity for multiple abiotic stresses in sunflower. First we developed stress indicators to characterize 14 environments for three abiotic stresses (cold, drought and nitrogen) using the SUNFLO crop model and phenotypic variations of three commercial varieties. The computed plant stress indicators better explain yield variation than descriptors at the climatic or crop levels...
April 18, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418030/the-bmp2-nuclear-variant-nbmp2-is-expressed-in-mouse-hippocampus-and-impacts-memory
#10
Ryan D Cordner, Lindsey N Friend, Jaime L Mayo, Corinne Badgley, Andrew Wallmann, Conrad N Stallings, Peter L Young, Darla R Miles, Jeffrey G Edwards, Laura C Bridgewater
The novel nuclear protein nBMP2 is synthesized from the BMP2 gene by translational initiation at an alternative start codon. We generated a targeted mutant mouse, nBmp2NLS(tm), in which the nuclear localization signal (NLS) was inactivated to prevent nuclear translocation of nBMP2 while still allowing the normal synthesis and secretion of the BMP2 growth factor. These mice exhibit abnormal muscle function due to defective Ca(2+) transport in skeletal muscle. We hypothesized that neurological function, which also depends on intracellular Ca(2+) transport, could be affected by the loss of nBMP2...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416631/mutation-of-neuron-specific-chromatin-remodeling-subunit-baf53b-rescue-of-plasticity-and-memory-by-manipulating-actin-remodeling
#11
Annie Vogel Ciernia, Enikö A Kramár, Dina P Matheos, Robbert Havekes, Thekla J Hemstedt, Christophe N Magnan, Keith Sakata, Ashley Tran, Soraya Azzawi, Alberto Lopez, Richard Dang, Weisheng Wang, Brian Trieu, Joyce Tong, Ruth M Barrett, Rebecca J Post, Pierre Baldi, Ted Abel, Gary Lynch, Marcelo A Wood
Recent human exome-sequencing studies have implicated polymorphic Brg1-associated factor (BAF) complexes (mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes) in several intellectual disabilities and cognitive disorders, including autism. However, it remains unclear how mutations in BAF complexes result in impaired cognitive function. Post-mitotic neurons express a neuron-specific assembly, nBAF, characterized by the neuron-specific subunit BAF53b. Subdomain 2 of BAF53b is essential for the differentiation of neuronal precursor cells into neurons...
May 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412305/memantine-improves-outcomes-after-repetitive-traumatic-brain-injury
#12
Zhengrong Mei, Jianhua Qiu, Sasha Alcon, Jumana Hashim, Alexander Rotenberg, Yan Sun, William P Meehan, Rebekah Mannix
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI; e.g., sports concussions) is common and results in significant cognitive impairment. Targeted therapies for rmTBI are lacking, though evidence from other injury models indicates that targeting N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (NMDAR)-mediated glutamatergic toxicity might mitigate rmTBI-induced neurologic deficits. However, there is a paucity of preclinical or clinical data regarding NMDAR antagonist efficacy in the rmTBI setting. To test whether NMDAR antagonist therapy improves outcomes after rmTBI, mice were subjected to rmTBI injury (4 injuries in 4 days) and randomized to treatment with the NMDA antagonist memantine or with vehicle...
April 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408325/developmental-control-of-spike-timing-dependent-plasticity-by-tonic-gabaergic-signaling-in-striatum
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Silvana Valtcheva, Vincent Paille, Yulia Dembitskaya, Sylvie Perez, Giuseppe Gangarossa, Elodie Fino, Laurent Venance
Activity-dependent long-term potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD) of synaptic strength underlie multiple forms of learning and memory. Spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) has been described as a Hebbian synaptic learning rule that could account for experience-dependent changes in neural networks, but little is known about whether and how STDP evolves during development. We previously showed that GABAergic signaling governs STDP polarity and thus operates as a Hebbian/anti-Hebbian switch in the striatum...
April 10, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391591/syrian-hamster-neuroplasticity-mechanisms-fail-as-temperature-declines-to-15%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-but-histaminergic-neuromodulation-persists
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Jock S Hamilton, Sat M Chau, Kevin J Malins, Giancarlo G Ibanez, John M Horowitz, Barbara A Horwitz
Previous research suggests that hippocampal neurons in mammalian hibernators shift their major function from memory formation at euthermic brain temperatures (T b = ~37 °C) to modulation of hibernation bout duration as T b decreases. This role of hippocampal neurons during torpor is based in part on in vivo studies showing that histamine (HA) infused into ground squirrel hippocampi lengthened torpor bouts by ~50%. However, it was unclear if HA acted directly on hippocampal neurons or on downstream brain regions via HA spillover into lateral ventricles...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390893/targeting-glutamatergic-and-cellular-prion-protein-mechanisms-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-mediated-persistent-synaptic-plasticity-disruption-longitudinal-studies
#15
Dainan Zhang, Yingjie Qi, Igor Klyubin, Tomas Ondrejcak, Claire J Sarell, A Claudio Cuello, John Collinge, Michael J Rowan
Alzheimer's disease amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers are synaptotoxic, inappropriately increasing extracellular glutamate concentration and glutamate receptor activation to thereby rapidly disrupt synaptic plasticity. Thus, acutely promoting brain glutamate homeostasis with a blood-based scavenging system, glutamate-oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), and blocking metabotropic glutamate 5 (mGlu5) receptor or its co-receptor cellular prion protein (PrP), prevent the acute inhibition of long-term potentiation (LTP) by exogenous Aβ...
April 5, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389375/striatal-enriched-phosphatase-61-inhibited-the-nociceptive-plasticity-in-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn-of-rats
#16
Zhan-Wei Suo, Jiang-Ping Liu, Man Xue, Yun-Hui Yang, Xian Yang, Jun Xie, Xiao-Dong Hu
Striatal-enriched phosphatase 61 (STEP61) is a member of intracellular protein tyrosine phosphatases, which is involved in the regulation of synaptic plasticity and a line of neuropsychiatric disorders. This protein tyrosine phosphatase is also abundant in pain-related spinal cord dorsal horn neurons. However, whether and how this tyrosine phosphatase modulates the nociceptive plasticity and behavioral hypersensitivity remain largely unknown. The present study recorded the long-term potentiation (LTP) of primary afferent C fiber-evoked field potentials in vivo in superficial dorsal horn of rats, and tested the possible role of STEP61 in spinal LTP...
April 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389207/netrin-1-improves-the-amyloid-%C3%AE-mediated-suppression-of-memory-and-synaptic-plasticity
#17
Mohammad Shabani, Masoud Haghani, Parisa Esmaeili Tazangi, Mahnaz Bayat, Seyed Mostafa Shid Moosavi, Hoda Ranjbar
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of netrin-1 (NT-1) on amyloid-beta (Aβ)-induced impairments in learning-memory and synaptic plasticity. The NT-1 or its vehicle was administered four times into the Aβ+NT or Aβ+V groups, respectively. The Aβ+SNT group received a single dose of NT-1. The Aβ+HNT group received heat-inactivated NT-1. For the learning-memory and synaptic plasticity assessment, field potentials recording and behavioral experiment were used. Bilateral injection of Aβ1-42 inhibits induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) and decreased memory performance in all the behavioral tasks...
April 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386713/the-effect-of-age-on-the-homotopic-motor-cortical-long-term-potentiation-like-effect-induced-by-quadripulse-stimulation
#18
Ritsuko Hanajima, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Enomoto, Mitsunari Abe, Koichiro Nakamura, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Masashi Hamada, Takahiro Shimizu, Yasuo Terao, Yoshikazu Ugawa
The reduction of plasticity with age has been shown by many previous papers in animal experiments. This issue can be studied in humans because several non-invasive brain stimulation techniques induce synaptic plasticity in the human brain. We investigated the influence of individuals' age on the responder rate of the long-term potentiation (LTP)-like effect induced by quadripulse magnetic stimulation (QPS). The participants were 107 healthy volunteers: 53 older participants (Mean ± SD 65.0 ± 1.5 years) and 54 younger participants (37...
April 6, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384478/the-retromer-supports-ampa-receptor-trafficking-during-ltp
#19
Paul Temkin, Wade Morishita, Debanjan Goswami, Kristin Arendt, Lu Chen, Robert Malenka
Alterations in the function of the retromer, a multisubunit protein complex that plays a specialized role in endosomal sorting, have been linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, yet little is known about the retromer's role in the mature brain. Using in vivo knockdown of the critical retromer component VPS35, we demonstrate a specific role for this endosomal sorting complex in the trafficking of AMPA receptors during NMDA-receptor-dependent LTP at mature hippocampal synapses. The impairment of LTP due to VPS35 knockdown was mechanistically independent of any role of the retromer in the production of Aβ from APP...
April 5, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383692/learning-induced-suboptimal-compensation-for-pkc%C3%AE-%C3%AE-function-in-mutant-mice
#20
Tao Sheng, Shaoli Wang, Dandan Qian, Jun Gao, Shigeo Ohno, Wei Lu
PKCι/λ has been proposed to be crucial in the early expression of long-term potentiation (LTP). Here, we further investigate the potential role of PKCι/λ in learning and memory by generating PKCι/λ conditional knockout mice specifically lacking PKCι/λ in the hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells. Surprisingly, PKCι/λ cKO mice show normal hippocampal LTP and memory. Further close-up observation reveals compensation for PKCι/λ expression by PKMζ in PKCι/λ cKO mice. This compensation was not observed under basal conditions, but was detected either after LTP induction or learning-associated behavioral training...
April 5, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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