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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332040/synthetic-fragment-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-prevents-memory-loss-and-protects-brain-neurons-in-olfactory-bulbectomized-mice
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Olga M Volpina, Alexandr N Samokhin, Dmitriy O Koroev, Inna V Nesterova, Tatyana D Volkova, Natalia I Medvinskaya, Pavel V Nekrasov, Olga G Tatarnikova, Anna V Kamynina, Samson M Balasanyants, Tamara A Voronina, Alexey M Kulikov, Natalia V Bobkova
Activation of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) plays an essential role in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is known that the soluble isoform of the receptor binds to ligands and prevents negative effects of the receptor activation. We proposed that peptide fragments from RAGE prevent negative effects of the receptor activation during AD neurodegeneration. We have synthesized peptide fragments from surface-exposed regions of RAGE. Peptides were intranasally administrated into olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) mice, which developed some characteristics similar to AD neurodegeneration...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332036/relationships-between-lower-olfaction-and-brain-white-matter-lesions-in-elderly-subjects-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Juliette Heinrich, Jean-Sébastien Vidal, Axelle Simon, Anne-Sophie Rigaud, Olivier Hanon, Jacques Epelbaum, Cecile Viollet, Emmanuelle Duron
BACKGROUND: Olfactory impairment is reported in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is associated with hippocampal atrophy. In elderly people, dementia with AD neuropathology and white matter lesions (WML) is common. In this context, olfactory impairment could also depend on the presence of WML. OBJECTIVE: To assess the cross-sectional relationship between olfaction and WML in elderly subjects with MCI. METHODS: Consecutive subjects, >65 years old, diagnosed as MCI after a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment in an expert memory center, with a brain MRI performed within a year and without major depressive state, were included...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321633/olfactory-memory-is-enhanced-in-mice-exposed-to-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-dependent-modulation-of-subventricular-zone-neurogenesis
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Alessia Mastrodonato, Saviana Antonella Barbati, Lucia Leone, Claudia Colussi, Katia Gironi, Marco Rinaudo, Roberto Piacentini, Christine A Denny, Claudio Grassi
Exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELFEF) influences the expression of key target genes controlling adult neurogenesis and modulates hippocampus-dependent memory. Here, we assayed whether ELFEF stimulation affects olfactory memory by modulating neurogenesis in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricle, and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that 30 days after the completion of an ELFEF stimulation protocol (1 mT; 50 Hz; 3.5 h/day for 12 days), mice showed enhanced olfactory memory and increased SVZ neurogenesis...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301613/testing-olfactory-function-and-mapping-the-structural-olfactory-networks-in-the-brain
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Alexander Fjældstad
We perceive the world through our senses. The dependence on these sensory stimuli becomes obvious when we see a visually impaired individual with a guide dog or an individual using sign language. However, individuals with olfactory deficits suffer from a more concealed impairment without any opportunity for diagnostics or treatment in the Danish healthcare system. Around a fifth of the population experience olfactory deficits, of which 1-2% are functionally anosmic. The personal consequences for anosmics can be extensive, lacking not only in hedonic yield related to eating and drinking, but also the socialization during dinners can become niggling...
January 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284750/cyclic-amp-dependent-plasticity-underlies-rapid-changes-in-odor-coding-associated-with-reward-learning
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Thierry Louis, Aaron Stahl, Tamara Boto, Seth M Tomchik
Learning and memory rely on dopamine and downstream cAMP-dependent plasticity across diverse organisms. Despite the central role of cAMP signaling, it is not known how cAMP-dependent plasticity drives coherent changes in neuronal physiology that encode the memory trace, or engram. In Drosophila, the mushroom body (MB) is critically involved in olfactory classical conditioning, and cAMP signaling molecules are necessary and sufficient for normal memory in intrinsic MB neurons. To evaluate the role of cAMP-dependent plasticity in learning, we examined how cAMP manipulations and olfactory classical conditioning modulate olfactory responses in the MB with in vivo imaging...
December 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276494/no-sensory-compensation-for-olfactory-memory-differences-between-blind-and-sighted-people
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Agnieszka Sorokowska, Maciej Karwowski
Blindness can be a driving force behind a variety of changes in sensory systems. When vision is missing, other modalities and higher cognitive functions can become hyper-developed through a mechanism called sensory compensation. Overall, previous studies suggest that olfactory memory in blind people can be better than that of the sighted individuals. Better performance of blind individuals in other-sensory modalities was hypothesized to be a result of, among others, intense perceptual training. At the same time, if the superiority of blind people in olfactory abilities indeed results from training, their scores should not decrease with age to such an extent as among the sighted people...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259229/the-pesticide-flupyradifurone-impairs-olfactory-learning-in-asian-honey-bees-apis-cerana-exposed-as-larvae-or-as-adults
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Ken Tan, Cao Wang, Shihao Dong, Xinyu Li, James C Nieh
Relatively little attention has focused on how pesticides may affect Asian honey bees, which provide vital crop pollination services and are key native pollinators. We therefore studied the effects of a relatively new pesticide, flupyradifurone (FLU), which has been developed, in part, because it appears safer for honey bees than neonicotinoids. We tested the effects of FLU on Apis cerana olfactory learning in larvae (lower dose of 0.033 µg/larvae/day over 6 days) and, in a separate experiment, adults (lower dose of 0...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249662/experience-dependent-plasticity-of-odor-representations-in-the-telencephalon-of-zebrafish
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Gilad A Jacobson, Peter Rupprecht, Rainer W Friedrich
Sensory systems balance stability and plasticity to optimize stimulus representations in dynamic environments. We studied these processes in the olfactory system of adult zebrafish. Activity patterns evoked by repeated odor stimulation were measured by multiphoton calcium imaging in the olfactory bulb (OB) and in telencephalic area Dp, the homolog of olfactory cortex. Whereas odor responses in the OB were highly reproducible, responses of Dp neurons adapted over trials and exhibited substantial variability that could be attributed to ongoing activity and to systematic changes in neuronal representations following each stimulus...
December 7, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248569/molecular-characterization-and-gene-expression-of-synaptosome-associated-protein-25-snap-25-in-the-brain-during-both-seaward-and-homeward-migrations-of-chum-salmon-oncorhynchus-keta
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Takashi Abe, Yui Minowa, Hideaki Kudo
It is generally accepted that information about some of the odorants in the natal streams of anadromous Pacific salmon (Genus Oncorhynchus) is imprinted during their seaward migration, and that anadromous Pacific salmon use olfaction to identify their natal streams during the homeward migration. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms of the various pre-synaptic functions that are important for olfactory imprinting and memory retrieval in the salmon brain. Synaptosome-associated protein-25 (SNAP-25) mediates pre-synaptic vesicle exocytosis and regulates synaptic transmission and neuronal plasticity...
December 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247751/performance-of-the-odour-span-task-is-not-impaired-following-inactivations-of-parietal-cortex-in-rats
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Gavin A Scott, Nadine K Zabder, Quentin Greba, John G Howland
Working memory (WM) is the ability to temporarily store information for use and manipulation. Working memory is thought to depend on a distributed set of higher cortical areas including the prefrontal and parietal cortex in primates while relatively little research has been conducted in rodents to elucidate the exact role of the parietal cortex (PC) in WM, particularly in relation to the construct of working memory capacity. Previous work in our lab demonstrates that performance of the odour span task (OST), an olfactory incremental delayed nonmatching-to-sample task, relies on the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC)...
December 13, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238983/brain-volume-changes-in-hyposmic-patients-before-and-after-olfactory-training
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Janine Gellrich, Pengfei Han, Cedric Manesse, Amelie Betz, Anne Junghanns, Claudia Raue, Valentin A Schriever, Thomas Hummel
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Olfactory dysfunction is thought to be associated with reduced gray matter (GM) volume in olfactory-related brain areas. The aim of this study was to determine GM structural changes within olfactory-related regions of the brain in patients with smell loss due to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) before and after olfactory rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective intervention case-control study. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging structural brain images were collected from 30 patients with smell loss due to URTI and 31 controls...
December 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219042/context-dependent-passive-avoidance-learning-in-the-terrestrial-slug-limax
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Yuko Fujisaki, Ryota Matsuo
The terrestrial slug Limax has been used as a model animal for studying the neural mechanisms underlying associative olfactory learning. The slug also innately exhibits negative phototactic behavior using its eyes. In the present study, we developed an experimental paradigm for quantification of slug's negative phototaxis behavior, and investigated whether the nature of the negative phototaxis can be modified by learning experience. The experimental set-up consists of light and dark compartments, between which the slug can move freely...
December 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208987/genome-wide-dna-methylation-changes-associated-with-olfactory-learning-and-memory-in-apis-mellifera
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You Li, Li-Zhen Zhang, Yao Yi, Wan-Wan Hu, Ya-Hui Guo, Zhi-Jiang Zeng, Zachary-Y Huang, Zi-Long Wang
The honeybee is a model organism for studying learning and memory formation and its underlying molecular mechanisms. While DNA methylation is well studied in caste differentiation, its role in learning and memory is not clear in honeybees. Here, we analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation changes during olfactory learning and memory process in A. mellifera using whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) method. A total of 853 significantly differentially methylated regions (DMRs) and 963 differentially methylated genes (DMGs) were identified...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202669/the-relationship-between-smell-identification-and-neuropsychological-domains-results-from-a-sample-of-community-dwelling-adults-suspected-of-dementia
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William F Goette, Amy E Werry, Andrew L Schmitt
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the theoretical relationships between smell identification and cognitive tasks based on existing neuroimaging and anatomical findings. METHOD: Utilizing data collected from a memory assessment clinic, theory-derived mediation and moderation models were tested. The sample used in this study consisted of 103 (39 male, 64 female) individuals referred for memory assessments. The sample's mean education was 12.4 years (SD = 3.2), and the mean age of the sample was 77...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196146/a-non-synaptic-mechanism-of-complex-learning-modulation-of-intrinsic-neuronal-excitability
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Naveen Chandra, Edi Barkai
Training rats in a particularly difficult olfactory discrimination task initiates a period of accelerated learning of other odors, manifested as a dramatic increase in the rats' capacity to acquire memories for new odors once they have learned the first discrimination task, implying that rule learning has taken place. At the cellular level, pyramidal neurons in the piriform cortex, hippocampus and bsolateral amygdala of olfactory-discrimination trained rats show enhanced intrinsic neuronal excitability that lasts for several days after rule learning...
November 28, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187519/proteomics-reveals-the-molecular-underpinnings-of-stronger-learning-and-memory-in-eastern-compared-to-western-beess
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Lifeng Meng, Xinmei Huo, Mao Feng, Yu Fang, Bin Han, Han Hu, Fan Wu, Jianke Li
The eastern (Apis cerana cerana, Acc) and western (Apis mellifera ligustica, Aml) honeybee are two major honeybee species. Surprisingly, little is known about the fundamental molecular neurobiology of brain sub-organs of Acc and Aml. We characterized and compared the proteomes of mushroom bodies (MBs), antennal lobes (ALs) and optical lobes (OLs) in the brain of both species, and biologically validated the functions related to learning and memory. Acc and Aml have evolved similar proteome signatures in MBs and OLs to drive the domain-specific neural activities...
November 29, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186359/in-the-piriform-cortex-the-primary-impetus-for-information-encoding-through-synaptic-plasticity-is-provided-by-descending-rather-than-ascending-olfactory-inputs
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Christina Strauch, Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Information encoding by means of persistent changes in synaptic strength supports long-term information storage and memory in structures such as the hippocampus. In the piriform cortex (PC), that engages in the processing of associative memory, only short-term synaptic plasticity has been described to date, both in vitro and in anesthetized rodents in vivo. Whether the PC maintains changes in synaptic strength for longer periods of time is unknown: Such a property would indicate that it can serve as a repository for long-term memories...
November 24, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168009/dietary-lipophilic-iron-accelerates-regional-brain-iron-load-in-c57bl6-mice
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Douglas G Peters, Carson J Purnell, Michael P Haaf, Qing X Yang, James R Connor, Mark D Meadowcroft
Impaired brain iron homeostatic mechanisms, independent of pathological hallmarks, are harmful to the brain because excess free iron can cause DNA, protein, and lipid damage via oxidative stress. The goal of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal effect of chronic iron overload and deficiency in the vertebrate brain. Ten-week-old C57BL6 male mice were randomly assigned to one of four unique dietary regiments for 1 year: iron-deficient, normal iron, and two different concentrations of lipophilic iron diet containing 3,5,5-trimethylhexanoyl ferrocene (TMHF)...
November 22, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167327/learning-induced-modulation-of-the-effect-of-endocannabinoids-on-inhibitory-synaptic-transmission
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Sourav Ghosh, Iris Reuveni, Samaa Zidan, Raphael Lamprecht, Edi Barkai
Endocannabinoids are key modulators that regulate central brain functions and behaviours, including learning and memory. At the cellular and molecular levels, endocannabinoids are potent modulators of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic function. Most effects of cannabinoids are thought to be mediated via G protein-coupled cannabinoids receptors. In particular, cannabinoids released from post-synaptic neurons are suggested to act as retrograde messengers, activating presynaptic Type-1 Cannabinoid receptors (CB1R), thereby inducing suppression of synaptic release...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166600/dopamine-receptor-damb-signals-via-gq-to-mediate-forgetting-in-drosophila
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Sophie Himmelreich, Ikuo Masuho, Jacob A Berry, Courtney MacMullen, Nickolas K Skamangas, Kirill A Martemyanov, Ronald L Davis
Prior studies have shown that aversive olfactory memory is acquired by dopamine acting on a specific receptor, dDA1, expressed by mushroom body neurons. Active forgetting is mediated by dopamine acting on another receptor, Damb, expressed by the same neurons. Surprisingly, prior studies have shown that both receptors stimulate cyclic AMP (cAMP) accumulation, presenting an enigma of how mushroom body neurons distinguish between acquisition and forgetting signals. Here, we surveyed the spectrum of G protein coupling of dDA1 and Damb, and we confirmed that both receptors can couple to Gs to stimulate cAMP synthesis...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
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