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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342042/long-term-administration-of-salicylate-induced-changes-in-bdnf-expression-and-creb-phosphorylation-in-the-auditory-cortex-of-rats
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Bin Yi, Cong Wu, Runjie Shi, Kun Han, Haibin Sheng, Bei Li, Ling Mei, Xueling Wang, Zhiwu Huang, Hao Wu
HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether salicylate induces tinnitus through alteration of the expression levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), proBDNF, tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB), cAMP-responsive element-binding protein (CREB), and phosphorylated CREB (p-CREB) in the auditory cortex (AC). BACKGROUND: Salicylate medication is frequently used for long-term treatment in clinical settings, but it may cause reversible tinnitus. Salicylate-induced tinnitus is associated with changes related to central auditory neuroplasticity...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341893/targeting-bdnf-modulation-by-plant-glycosides-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-in-the-treatment-of-depression
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REVIEW
Haroon Khan, Surriya Amin, Seema Patel
Current therapies in clinical practice face strong criticism regarding their efficacy, and side effects, which forced the neuro-researchers to discover novel agents with different mechanistic insights. Glycosides are naturally-occurring plant secondary metabolites with significant medicinal potential and clinical scope as antidepressant. The aim of this review is to focus on the antidepressant effects of glycosides in preclinical studies, with an emphasis on the possible mechanisms. The literature search revealed that only a few phytoglycosides have been evaluated for their relevance in depression alleviation...
January 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341345/increase-in-neutrophil-after-r-tpa-thrombolysis-predicts-poor-functional-outcome-of-ischemic-stroke-a-longitudinal-study
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Jijun Shi, Hao Peng, Shoujiang You, Yuanyuan Liu, Jiaping Xu, Yingying Xu, Huihui Liu, Rongfang Shi, Yongjun Cao, Chun-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil, a pivotal immune responder to ischemic brain insult, has been involved in neuroplasticity and increases after stroke. r-tPA, a promising treatment improving neuroplasticity, promotes neutrophil degranulation. However, the dynamic profile of neutrophil after r-tPA treatment and its effect on neurological recovery after stroke is not well studied. METHODS: We measured cell counts of neutrophil, lymphocyte, and their ratio (NLR) on admission and 24 hours after r-tPA infusion in 372 consecutively recruited acute ischemic stroke patients (mean age 64 years)...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339294/ketamine-for-the-treatment-of-addiction-evidence-and-potential-mechanisms
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REVIEW
I Ivan Ezquerra-Romano, W Lawn, E Krupitsky, C J A Morgan
Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic drug which acts on the central nervous system chiefly through antagonism of the n-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Recently, ketamine has attracted attention as a rapid-acting anti-depressant but other studies have also reported its efficacy in reducing problematic alcohol and drug use. This review explores the preclinical and clinical research into ketamine's ability to treat addiction. Despite methodological limitations and the relative infancy of the field, results thus far are promising...
January 12, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336125/association-of-chronic-subjective-tinnitus-with-neuro-cognitive-performance
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Sunita Gudwani, Sanjay K Munjal, Naresh K Panda, Adarsh Kohli
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subjective tinnitus is associated with cognitive disruptions affecting perception, thinking, language, reasoning, problem solving, memory, visual tasks (reading) and attention. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate existence of any association between tinnitus parameters and neuropsychological performance to explain cognitive processing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study design was prospective, consisting 25 patients with idiopathic chronic subjective tinnitus and gave informed consent before planning their treatment...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333742/parvalbumin-fast-spiking-interneurons-are-selectively-altered-by-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Joshua Nichols, George Reed Bjorklund, Jason Newbern, Trent Anderson
Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Traditionally, ongoing neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity have thought to confer children with an advantage following TBI. However, recent findings indicate that the pediatric brain may be more sensitive to brain injury. Inhibitory interneurons are essential for proper cortical function and implicated in the pathophysiology of TBI, yet few studies have directly examined for TBI induced changes to interneurons themselves...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330870/cell-therapy-for-spinal-cord-injury-with-olfactory-ensheathing-glia-cells-oecs
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Rosa M Gómez, Magdy Y Sánchez, Maria Portela-Lomba, Kemel Ghotme, George E Barreto, Javier Sierra, M Teresa Moreno-Flores
The prospects of achieving regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) have changed, as most recent findings indicate that several species, including humans, can produce neurons in adulthood. Studies targeting this property may be considered as potential therapeutic strategies to respond to injury or the effects of demyelinating diseases in the CNS. While CNS trauma may interrupt the axonal tracts that connect neurons with their targets, some neurons remain alive, as seen in optic nerve and spinal cord (SC) injuries (SCIs)...
January 13, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329879/mir-134-modulates-chronic-stress-induced-structural-plasticity-and-depression-like-behaviors-via-downregulation-of-limk1-cofilin-signaling-in-rats
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Cuiqin Fan, Xiuzhi Zhu, Qiqi Song, Peng Wang, Zhuxi Liu, Shu Yan Yu
Increasing evidence has suggested that depression is a neuropsychiatric condition associated with neuroplasticity within specific brain regions. However, the mechanisms by which neuroplasticity exerts its effects in depression remain largely uncharacterized. In the present study we show that chronic stress effectively induces depression-like behaviors in rats, an effect which was associated with structural changes in dendritic spines and synapse abnormalities within neurons of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC)...
January 9, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327782/development-of-manganese-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-of-conscious-rats-importance-of-normalization-and-comparison-with-other-regions-of-interest
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Daniel J Huereca, Konstandinos A Bakoulas, Farhad Ghoddoussi, Bruce A Berkowitz, Avril Genene Holt, Patrick J Mueller
Spinally projecting neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) are believed to contribute to pathophysiological alterations in sympathetic nerve activity and the development of cardiovascular disease. The ability to identify changes in the activity of RVLM neurons in conscious animals and humans, especially longitudinally, would represent a clinically important advancement in our understanding of the contribution of the RVLM to cardiovascular disease. To this end, we describe the initial development of manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI) for the rat RVLM...
January 12, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326891/role-of-exercise-on-molecular-mechanisms-in-the-regulation-of-antidepressant-effects
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REVIEW
Hyo-Jun Lee, Seung-Soo Baek
Regular exercise reduces depressive-like behavior activation. In this study, we look for exact roles of exercise on molecular and neuronal mechanisms for antidepressant action by studying the hippocampal neuroplasticity and proliferation. Increased hippocampal neurogenesis with exercise has potential significance for depression. Exercise promotes brain health in the molecular levels in the hippocampus and also affects behavior in a similar way to chronic antidepressant treatment. Wingless (Wnt) and frizzled signaling system plays an important role in cell proliferation, growth, and differentiation during development...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321682/intermittent-metabolic-switching-neuroplasticity-and-brain-health
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REVIEW
Mark P Mattson, Keelin Moehl, Nathaniel Ghena, Maggie Schmaedick, Aiwu Cheng
During evolution, individuals whose brains and bodies functioned well in a fasted state were successful in acquiring food, enabling their survival and reproduction. With fasting and extended exercise, liver glycogen stores are depleted and ketones are produced from adipose-cell-derived fatty acids. This metabolic switch in cellular fuel source is accompanied by cellular and molecular adaptations of neural networks in the brain that enhance their functionality and bolster their resistance to stress, injury and disease...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314189/bite-or-brain-implication-of-sensorimotor-regulation-and-neuroplasticity-in-oral-rehabilitation-procedures
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REVIEW
Abhishek Kumar, Mohit Kothari, Anastasios Grigoriadis, Mats Trulsson, Peter Svensson
Tooth loss, decreased mass and strength of the masticatory muscles leading to difficulty in chewing have been suggested as important determinants of eating and nutrition in the elderly. To compensate for the loss of teeth, in particular, a majority of the elderly rely on dental prosthesis for chewing. Chewing function is indeed an important aspect of oral health and therefore, oral rehabilitation procedures should aim to restore or maintain adequate function. However, even if the possibilities to anatomically restore lost teeth and occlusion have never been better; conventional rehabilitation procedures may still fail to optimally restore oral functions...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308981/neural-correlates-of-enhanced-visual-attentional-control-in-action-video-game-players-an-event-related-potential-study
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Julia Föcker, Matin Mortazavi, Wayne Khoe, Steven A Hillyard, Daphne Bavelier
Action video game players (AVGPs) outperform non-action video game players (NAVGPs) on a range of perceptual and attentional tasks. Although several studies have reported neuroplastic changes within the frontoparietal networks of attention in AVGPs, little is known about possible changes in attentional modulation in low-level visual areas. To assess the contribution of these different levels of neural processing to the perceptual and attentional enhancements noted in AVGPs, visual event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded from 14 AVGPs and 14 NAVGPs during a target discrimination task that required participants to attend to rapid sequences of Gabor patches under either focused or divided attention conditions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307713/integration-of-plasticity-mechanisms-within-a-single-sensory-neuron-of-c-%C3%A2-elegans-actuates-a-memory
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Josh D Hawk, Ana C Calvo, Ping Liu, Agustin Almoril-Porras, Ahmad Aljobeh, María Luisa Torruella-Suárez, Ivy Ren, Nathan Cook, Joel Greenwood, Linjiao Luo, Zhao-Wen Wang, Aravinthan D T Samuel, Daniel A Colón-Ramos
Neural plasticity, the ability of neurons to change their properties in response to experiences, underpins the nervous system's capacity to form memories and actuate behaviors. How different plasticity mechanisms act together in vivo and at a cellular level to transform sensory information into behavior is not well understood. We show that in Caenorhabditis elegans two plasticity mechanisms-sensory adaptation and presynaptic plasticity-act within a single cell to encode thermosensory information and actuate a temperature preference memory...
January 2, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306934/gliotransmitters-and-cytokines-in-the-control-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
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REVIEW
Elena D Osipova, Oxana V Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya, Andrey V Morgun, Natalia V Pisareva, Natalia A Malinovskaya, Elizaveta B Boitsova, Elena A Pozhilenkova, Olga A Belova, Vladimir V Salmin, Tatiana E Taranushenko, Mami Noda, Alla B Salmina
The contribution of astrocytes and microglia to the regulation of neuroplasticity or neurovascular unit (NVU) is based on the coordinated secretion of gliotransmitters and cytokines and the release and uptake of metabolites. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity and angiogenesis are influenced by perivascular cells contacting with the abluminal side of brain microvessel endothelial cells (pericytes, astrocytes) or by immune cells existing (microglia) or invading the NVU (macrophages) under pathologic conditions...
January 8, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298465/near-normalized-gene-expression-profiles-in-bladder-with-detrusor-overactivity-in-rats-with-bladder-outlet-obstruction-after-deobstruction
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Tack Lee, U-Sung Lim, Dong Hyuk Kang, Hae-Do Jung, Hyunzu Kim, Bo-Hwa Choi, Ju-Hee Kang, Sang-Min Yoon, Chang-Shin Park
PURPOSE: The pathophysiological role of detrusor overactivity (DO) in the bladder, which is commonly observed in various bladder diseases, is not well understood. DO appears in bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), and may continue even after subsequent deobstruction. DO therefore provides an excellent opportunity to observe molecular biological changes. METHODS: In this study, to understand the molecular effects of persistent DO after BOO induction and deobstruction, we performed awake cystometry on female Sprague-Dawley rats divided into 4 groups: a sham group, a BOO group, a deobstructed group with DO after BOO (DDO), and a deobstructed group without DO after BOO (non-DDO)...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298129/mild-contralesional-hypothermia-reduces-use-of-the-unimpaired-forelimb-in-a-skilled-reaching-task-after-motor-cortex-injury-in-rats
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Ana C Klahr, Kelly Fagan, Jasmine R Aziz, Roseleen John, Frederick Colbourne
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) mitigates neuronal injury in models of ischemic stroke. Although this therapy is meant for injured tissue, most protocols cool the whole body, including the contralesional hemisphere. Neuroplasticity responses within this hemisphere can affect functional outcome. Thus, cooling the contralesional hemisphere serves no clear neuroprotective function and may instead be detrimental. In this study, we cooled the contralesional hemisphere to determine whether this harms behavioral recovery after cortical injury in rats...
January 3, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297048/valuable-insights-into-visual-neuroplasticity-after-optic-neuritis
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Ahmed T Toosy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295654/integration-of-transplanted-neural-precursors-with-the-injured-spinal-cord
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Victoria Marie Spruance, Lyandysha Viktorovna Zholudeva, Kristiina M Hormigo, Margo L Randelman, Tatiana Bezdudnaya, Vitaliy Marchenko, Michael A Lane
Cervical spinal cord injuries (SCI) result in devastating functional consequences, including respiratory dysfunction. This is largely due to the disruption of phrenic pathways, which control the diaphragm. Recent work has identified spinal interneurons as possible contributors to respiratory neuroplasticity. The present work investigated whether transplantation of developing spinal cord tissue, inherently rich in interneuronal progenitors, could provide a population of new neurons and growth permissive substrate to facilitate plasticity and formation of novel relay circuits to restore input to the partially denervated phrenic motor circuit...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286866/omega-3-fatty-acid-deficiency-impairs-frontostriatal-recruitment-following-repeated-amphetamine-treatment-in-rats-a-7-tesla-in-vivo-phmri-study
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Robert K McNamara, Jennifer D Schurdak, Ruth H Asch, Diana M Lindquist
Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with deficits in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid implicated in dopamine and glutamate synaptic plasticity, its role in neuroplastic brain changes that occur following repeated amphetamine (AMPH) treatment are not known. This study used pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the impact of repeated AMPH exposure and alterations in brain DHA levels on AMPH-induced brain activation patterns. Male rats were fed a diet with no n-3 fatty acids (Deficient, DEF, n = 20), a diet fortified with preformed DHA (fish oil, FO, n = 20), or a control diet fortified with alpha-linolenic acid (n = 20) from P21 to P90...
December 29, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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