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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040978/hydrogen-rich-saline-attenuates-brain-injury-induced-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-inhibits-microvascular-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-via-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-in-rats
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Keyan Chen, Nan Wang, Yugang Diao, Wanwei Dong, YingJie Sun, Lidan Liu, Xiuying Wu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is prone to inducing brain injury during open heart surgery. A hydrogen-rich solution (HRS) can prevent oxidation and apoptosis, and inhibit inflammation. This study investigated effects of HRS on brain injury induced by CPB and regulatory mechanisms of the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β signaling pathway. METHODS: A rat CPB model and an in vitro cell hypoxia model were established. After HRS treatment, Rat behavior was measured using neurological deficit score; Evans blue (EB) was used to assess permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB); HE staining was used to observe pathological changes; Inflammatory factors and brain injury markers were detected by ELISA; the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β pathway-related proteins and apoptosis were assessed by western blot, immunohistochemistry and qRT -PCR analyses of brain tissue and neurons...
October 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040922/plasticity-induced-by-non-invasive-transcranial-brain-stimulation-a-position-paper
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Ying-Zu Huang, Ming-Kue Lu, Andrea Antal, Joseph Classen, Michael Nitsche, Ulf Ziemann, Michael Ridding, Masashi Hamada, Yoshikazu Ugawa, Shapour Jaberzadeh, Antonio Suppa, Walter Paulus, John Rothwell
Several techniques and protocols of non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation (NIBS), including transcranial magnetic and electrical stimuli, have been developed in the past decades. Non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation may modulate cortical excitability outlasting the period of non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation itself from several minutes to more than one hour. Quite a few lines of evidence, including pharmacological, physiological and behavioral studies in humans and animals, suggest that the effects of non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation are produced through effects on synaptic plasticity...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040870/parkin-absence-accelerates-microtubule-aging-in-dopaminergic-neurons
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Daniele Cartelli, Alida Amadeo, Alessandra Maria Calogero, Francesca Vittoria Marialuisa Casagrande, Carmelita De Gregorio, Mariarosa Gioria, Naoko Kuzumaki, Ilaria Costa, Jenny Sassone, Andrea Ciammola, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideyuki Okano, Stefano Goldwurm, Laurent Roybon, Gianni Pezzoli, Graziella Cappelletti
Loss-of-function caused by mutations in the parkin gene (PARK2) lead to early-onset familial Parkinson's disease. Recently, mechanistic studies proved the ability of parkin in regulating mitochondria homeostasis and microtubule (MT) stability. Looking at these systems during aging of PARK2 knockout mice, we found that loss of parkin induced an accelerated (over)acetylation of MT system both in dopaminergic neuron cell bodies and fibers, localized in the substantia nigra and corpus striatum, respectively. Interestingly, in PARK2 knockout mice, changes of MT stability preceded the alteration of mitochondria transport...
September 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040655/effects-of-1950-mhz-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-a%C3%AE-processing-in-human-neuroblastoma-and-mouse-hippocampal-neuronal-cells
#4
Jeongyeon Park, Jong Hwa Kwon, Nam Kim, Kiwon Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease leading to progressive loss of memory and other cognitive functions. One of the well-known pathological markers of AD is the accumulation of amyloid-beta protein (Aβ), and its plaques, in the brain. Recent studies using Tg-5XFAD mice as a model of AD have reported that exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) from cellular phones reduced Aβ plaques in the brain and showed beneficial effects on AD. In this study, we examined whether exposure to 1950 MHz RF-EMF affects Aβ processing in neural cells...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040650/interferon-alpha-reduces-human-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-increases-apoptosis-via-activation-of-distinct-stat1-dependent-mechanisms
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Alessandra Borsini, Annamaria Cattaneo, Chiara Malpighi, Sandrine Thuret, Neil A Harrison, Patricia A Zunszain, Carmine M Pariante
Background: In humans, interferon-α treatment for chronic viral hepatitis is a well-recognized clinical model for inflammation-induced depression, but the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects are not clear. Following peripheral administration in rodents, interferon-α induces signal transducer and activator of transcription-1 (STAT1) within the hippocampus and disrupts hippocampal neurogenesis. Methods: We used the human hippocampal progenitor cell line HPC0A07/03C to evaluate the effects of 2 concentrations of interferon-α, similar to those observed in human serum during its therapeutic use (500 pg/mL and 5000 pg/mL), on neurogenesis and apoptosis...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040640/pathology-mri-correlations-in-diffuse-low-grade-epilepsy-associated-tumors
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Aliya Al-Hajri, Salim Al-Mughairi, Alyma Somani, Shu An, Joan Liu, Anna Miserocchi, Andrew W McEvoy, Tarek Yousry, Chandrashekar Hoskote, Maria Thom
It is recognized that IDH mutation negative, low-grade epilepsy associated tumors (LEAT) can show diffuse growth patterns and lack the diagnostic hallmarks of either classical dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNT) or typical ganglioglioma. "Nonspecific or diffuse DNT" and more recently "polymorphous low-grade neuroepithelial tumor of the young" have been terms used for these entities. There are few reports on the MRI recognition of these diffuse glioneuronal tumors (dGNT), which is important in planning the extent of surgical resection...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040524/potentiation-of-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-ameliorates-aggression-in-mice-with-stxbp1-haploinsufficiency
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Hiroyuki Miyamoto, Atsushi Shimohata, Manabu Abe, Teruo Abe, Emi Mazaki, Kenji Amano, Toshimitsu Suzuki, Tetsuya Tatsukawa, Shigeyoshi Itohara, Kenji Sakimura, Kazuhiro Yamakawa
Genetic studies point to a major role of de novo mutations in neurodevelopmental disorders of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and epileptic encephalopathy. The STXBP1 gene encodes the syntaxin-binding protein 1 (Munc18-1) that critically controls synaptic vesicle exocytosis and synaptic transmission. This gene harbors a high frequency of de novo mutations, which may play roles in these neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the system and behavioral-level pathophysiological changes caused by these genetic defects remain poorly understood...
October 11, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040472/optogenetic-modulation-of-a-minor-fraction-of-parvalbumin-positive-interneurons-specifically-affects-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-spontaneous-and-sensory-evoked-activity-in-mouse-somatosensory-cortex-in-vivo
#8
Jenq-Wei Yang, Pierre-Hugues Prouvot, Vicente Reyes-Puerta, Maik C Stüttgen, Albrecht Stroh, Heiko J Luhmann
Parvalbumin (PV) positive interneurons exert strong effects on the neocortical excitatory network, but it remains unclear how they impact the spatiotemporal dynamics of sensory processing in the somatosensory cortex. Here, we characterized the effects of optogenetic inhibition and activation of PV interneurons on spontaneous and sensory-evoked activity in mouse barrel cortex in vivo. Inhibiting PV interneurons led to a broad-spectrum power increase both in spontaneous and sensory-evoked activity. Whisker-evoked responses were significantly increased within 20 ms after stimulus onset during inhibition of PV interneurons, demonstrating high temporal precision of PV-shaped inhibition...
October 13, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040444/re-establishment-of-energy-balance-in-a-male-mouse-model-with-pomc-neuron-deletion-of-bmpr1a
#9
Kristy L Townsend, Christopher Madden, Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, Lindsay McDougall, Domenico Tupone, Matthew D Lynes, Yuji Mishina, Paul Yu, Shaun Morrison, Yu-Hua Tseng
The regulation of energy balance involves complex processes in the brain, including coordination by hypothalamic neurons that contain pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC). We previously demonstrated that central bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) reduces appetite. Now we show that a type 1 BMP receptor, BMPR1A, is co-localized with POMC neurons and POMC-BMPR1A-KO mice are hyperphagic, revealing physiological involvement of BMP signaling in anorectic POMC neurons in the regulation of appetite. Surprisingly, the hyperphagic POMC-BMPR1A-KO mice exhibit a lack of obesity, even on a 45% high-fat diet...
October 9, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040412/random-recurrent-networks-near-criticality-capture-the-broadband-power-distribution-of-human-ecog-dynamics
#10
Rishidev Chaudhuri, Biyu J He, Xiao-Jing Wang
Brain electric field potentials are dominated by an arrhythmic broadband signal, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we propose that broadband power spectra characterize recurrent neural networks of nodes (neurons or clusters of neurons), endowed with an effective balance between excitation and inhibition tuned to keep the network on the edge of dynamical instability. These networks show a fast mode reflecting local dynamics and a slow mode emerging from distributed recurrent connections...
October 13, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040410/ror%C3%AE-coordinates-thalamic-and-cortical-maturation-to-instruct-barrel-cortex-development
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Tania Vitalis, Luce Dauphinot, Pierre Gressens, Marie-Claude Potier, Jean Mariani, Patricia Gaspar
The retinoic acid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) is well-known for its role in cerebellar development and maturation as revealed in staggerer mice. However, its potential involvement in the development of other brain regions has hardly been assessed. Here, we describe a new role of RORα in the development of primary somatosensory maps. Staggerer mice showed a complete disruption of barrels in the somatosensory cortex and of barreloids in the thalamus. This phenotype results from a severe reduction of thalamocortical axon (TCA) branching and a defective maturation of layer IV cortical neurons during postnatal development...
October 13, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040407/genetic-reduction-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-promotes-formation-of-perineuronal-nets-around-parvalbumin-expressing-interneurons-and-normalizes-auditory-cortex-responses-in-developing-fmr1-knock-out-mice
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Teresa H Wen, Sonia Afroz, Sarah M Reinhard, Arnold R Palacios, Kendal Tapia, Devin K Binder, Khaleel A Razak, Iryna M Ethell
Abnormal sensory responses associated with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and autism spectrum disorders include hypersensitivity and impaired habituation to repeated stimuli. Similar sensory deficits are also observed in adult Fmr1 knock-out (KO) mice and are reversed by genetic deletion of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) through yet unknown mechanisms. Here we present new evidence that impaired development of parvalbumin (PV)-expressing inhibitory interneurons may underlie hyper-responsiveness in auditory cortex of Fmr1 KO mice via MMP-9-dependent regulation of perineuronal nets (PNNs)...
October 13, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040403/age-related-changes-in-temporal-processing-of-rapidly-presented-sound-sequences-in-the-macaque-auditory-cortex
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Ng Chi-Wing, Gregg H Recanzone
The mammalian auditory cortex is necessary to resolve temporal features in rapidly-changing sound streams. This capability is crucial for speech comprehension in humans and declines with normal aging. Nonhuman primate studies have revealed detrimental effects of normal aging on the auditory nervous system, and yet the underlying influence on temporal processing remains less well-defined. Therefore, we recorded from the core and lateral belt areas of auditory cortex when awake young and old monkeys listened to tone-pip and noise-burst sound sequences...
October 13, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040322/dexamethasone-mediated-inhibition-of-glioblastoma-neurosphere-dispersal-in-an-ex-vivo-organotypic-neural-assay
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Ahmed M Meleis, Aria Mahtabfar, Shabbar Danish, Ramsey A Foty
Glioblastoma is highly aggressive. Early dispersal of the primary tumor renders localized therapy ineffective. Recurrence always occurs and leads to patient death. Prior studies have shown that dispersal of Glioblastoma can be significantly reduced by Dexamethasone (Dex), a drug currently used to control brain tumor related edema. However, due to high doses and significant side effects, treatment is tapered and discontinued as soon as edema has resolved. Prior analyses of the dispersal inhibitory effects of Dex were performed on tissue culture plastic, or polystyrene filters seeded with normal human astrocytes, conditions which inherently differ from the parenchymal architecture of neuronal tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040309/targeted-pth4-expressing-cell-ablation-impairs-skeletal-mineralization-in-zebrafish
#15
Paula Suarez-Bregua, Ankur Saxena, Marianne E Bronner, Josep Rotllant
Skeletal development and mineralization are essential processes driven by the coordinated action of neural signals, circulating molecules and local factors. Our previous studies revealed that the novel neuropeptide Pth4, synthesized by hypothalamic cells, was involved in bone metabolism via phosphate regulation in adult zebrafish. Here, we investigate the role of pth4 during skeletal development using single-cell resolution, two-photon laser ablation of Pth4:eGFP-expressing cells and confocal imaging in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040294/towards-social-autonomous-vehicles-efficient-collision-avoidance-scheme-using-richardson-s-arms-race-model
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Faisal Riaz, Muaz A Niazi
This paper presents the concept of a social autonomous agent to conceptualize such Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), which interacts with other AVs using social manners similar to human behavior. The presented AVs also have the capability of predicting intentions, i.e. mentalizing and copying the actions of each other, i.e. mirroring. Exploratory Agent Based Modeling (EABM) level of the Cognitive Agent Based Computing (CABC) framework has been utilized to design the proposed social agent. Furthermore, to emulate the functionality of mentalizing and mirroring modules of proposed social agent, a tailored mathematical model of the Richardson's arms race model has also been presented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040017/aralia-elata-miq-seem-extract-decreases-o-glcnac-transferase-expression-and-retinal-cell-death-in-diabetic-mice
#17
Yoon Sook Kim, Minjun Kim, Mee Young Choi, Dong Hoon Lee, Gu Seob Roh, Hyun Joon Kim, Sang Soo Kang, Gyeong Jae Cho, Ki Hun Park, Seong-Jae Kim, Ji-Myong Yoo, Wan Sung Choi
Aralia elata (Miq) Seem (AES) is a medicinal plant used in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine for the treatment of several diseases, including diabetes. This study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effect of AES extract against high glucose-induced retinal injury in diabetic mice. AES extract (20 and 100 mg/kg body weight) was orally administered to control mice or mice with streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Protein levels of O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT), carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein (ChREBP), sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP)-1, thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), fatty acid synthase (FAS), and acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACC) were analyzed by western blotting...
October 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036956/-the-diagnostic-value-of-neuron-specific-enolase-central-nervous-system-specific-protein-and-interleukin-6-in-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
#18
Q Feng, L Wu, Y H Ai, S Y Deng, M L Ai, L Huang, Z Y Liu, L N Zhang
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of neuron-specific enolase(NSE), central nervous system specific protein(S100β), interleukin-6(IL-6) in sepsis-associated encephalopathy(SAE). Methods: Clinical data of patients admitted to ICU and diagnosed with sepsis were collected from January 2015 to June 2016 in Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. SAE was defined as cerebral dysfunction in the presence of sepsis that also fulfilled the exclusion criteria. The acute physiology and chronic health score (APACHE Ⅱ), sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA), NSE, S100β, IL-6, ICU stay time and 28-day mortality were compared between the two groups...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036922/microrna-and-mrna-dysregulation-in-astrocytes-infected-with-zika-virus
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Robert A Kozak, Anna Majer, Mia J Biondi, Sarah J Medina, Lee W Goneau, Babu V Sajesh, Jessy A Slota, Vanessa Zubach, Alberto Severini, David Safronetz, Shannon L Hiebert, Daniel R Beniac, Timothy F Booth, Stephanie A Booth, Gary P Kobinger
The Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic is an ongoing public health concern. ZIKV is a flavivirus reported to be associated with microcephaly, and recent work in animal models demonstrates the ability of the virus to cross the placenta and affect fetal brain development. Recent findings suggest that the virus preferentially infects neural stem cells and thereby deregulates gene expression, cell cycle progression, and increases cell death. However, neuronal stem cells are not the only brain cells that are susceptible to ZIKV and infection of other brain cells may contribute to disease progression...
October 14, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036908/propofol-induces-apoptosis-of-neurons-but-not-astrocytes-oligodendrocytes-or-neural-stem-cells-in-the-neonatal-mouse-hippocampus
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Yasheng Yan, Shigang Qiao, Chika Kikuchi, Ivan Zaja, Sarah Logan, Congshan Jiang, Thiago Arzua, Xiaowen Bai
It has been shown that propofol can induce widespread apoptosis in neonatal mouse brains followed by long-term cognitive dysfunction. However, selective brain area and cell vulnerability to propofol remains unknown. This study was aimed to dissect toxic effect of propofol on multiple brain cells, including neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and neural stem cells (NSCs). Seven-day-old mice were intraperitoneally administrated propofol or intralipid as a vehicle control for 6 hours. To identify vulnerable cells undergoing apoptosis following propofol exposure, brain sagittal sections were co-stained with antibodies against an apoptosis marker along with neuron, astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, or NSC markers using immunofluorescence staining...
October 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
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