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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045559/segregated-excitatory-inhibitory-recurrent-subnetworks-in-layer-5-of-the-rat-frontal-cortex
#1
Mieko Morishima, Kenta Kobayashi, Shigeki Kato, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yasuo Kawaguchi
A prominent feature of neocortical pyramidal cells (PCs) is their numerous projections to diverse brain areas. In layer 5 (L5) of the rat frontal cortex, there are 2 major subtypes of PCs that differ in their long-range axonal projections, corticopontine (CPn) cells and crossed corticostriatal (CCS) cells. The outputs of these L5 PCs can be regulated by feedback inhibition from neighboring cortical GABAergic cells. Two major subtypes of GABAergic cells are parvalbumin (PV)-positive and somatostatin (SOM)-positive cells...
October 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044426/p2x7-receptor-blockade-prevents-preterm-birth-and-perinatal-brain-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-intrauterine-inflammation
#2
Michael E Tsimis, Jun Lei, Jason M Rosenzweig, Hattan Arif, Yahya Shabi, Wael Alshehri, Connie C Talbot, K Maravet Baig-Ward, James Segars, Ernest M Graham, Irina Burd
The P2X7 is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-gated ion channel involved in several facets of immune activation and neuronal function through its importance in interleukin (IL)-1β secretion. We hypothesized that blockade of P2X7 would prevent perinatal brain injury associated with exposure to intrauterine (IU) inflammation. Dams received 45 mg/kg of Brilliant Blue G (BBG), a specific P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) antagonist, on gestation day 17 (E17) prior to administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
August 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042314/differential-distribution-and-function-of-gababrs-in-somato-dendritic-and-axonal-compartments-of-principal-cells-and-interneurons-in-cortical-circuits
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REVIEW
Ákos Kulik, Sam A Booker, Imre Vida
GABABRs are highly expressed in cortical circuits, controlling neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in both principal cells and inhibitory interneurons. Light and electron microscopic studies confirmed the wide distribution of receptors and revealed cell type-specific quantitative differences in their cellular and subcellular distributions. At the subcellular level, GABABRs are abundant at the peri- and extrasynaptic membrane of somato-dendritic compartments and to lower levels in the axon terminals of both cortical excitatory principal cells and inhibitory interneurons...
October 14, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040410/ror%C3%AE-coordinates-thalamic-and-cortical-maturation-to-instruct-barrel-cortex-development
#4
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/29038245/mitochondrial-calcium-dysregulation-contributes-to-dendrite-degeneration-mediated-by-pd-lbd-associated-lrrk2-mutants
#5
Manish Verma, Jason Callio, P Anthony Otero, Israel Sekler, Zachary P Wills
Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) contribute to development of late-onset familial Parkinson's disease (PD), with clinical features of motor and cognitive dysfunction indistinguishable from sporadic PD. Calcium dysregulation plays an important role in PD pathogenesis, but the mechanisms of neurodegeneration remain unclear. Recent reports indicate enhanced excitatory neurotransmission in cortical neurons expressing mutant LRRK2, which occurs prior to the well-characterized phenotype of dendritic shortening...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030434/cadherin-10-maintains-excitatory-inhibitory-ratio-through-interactions-with-synaptic-proteins
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Katharine R Smith, Kelly A Jones, Katherine J Kopeikina, Alain C Burette, Bryan A Copits, Sehyoun Yoon, Marc Forrest, Jessica M Fawcett-Patel, Jonathan G Hanley, Richard J Weinberg, Geoffrey T Swanson, Peter Penzes
Appropriate excitatory-inhibitory (E/I) balance is essential for normal cortical function and is altered in some psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Cell-autonomous molecular mechanisms that control the balance of excitatory and inhibitory synapse function remain poorly understood; no proteins that regulate excitatory and inhibitory synapse strength in a coordinated reciprocal manner have been identified. Using super-resolution imaging, electrophysiology, and molecular manipulations we show that cadherin-10, encoded by CDH10 within the ASD risk locus 5p14...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030297/impaired-extinction-of-cued-fear-memory-and-abnormal-dendritic-morphology-in-the-prelimbic-and-infralimbic-cortices-in-vpac2-receptor-vipr2-deficient-mice
#7
Yukio Ago, Atsuko Hayata-Takano, Takuya Kawanai, Ryosuke Yamauchi, Shuto Takeuchi, Jesse D Cushman, Abha K Rajbhandari, Michael S Fanselow, Hitoshi Hashimoto, James A Waschek
The structurally related neuropeptides vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) have been implicated in stress regulation and learning and memory. Several bodies of research have shown the impact of the PACAP specific receptor PAC1 on fear memory, but the roles of other PACAP receptors in regulating fear stress responses remain to be elucidated. Here we aimed to investigate the effects of genetic deletion of VIPR2 encoding the VPAC2 receptor, which binds both VIP and PACAP, on fear-related memory and on dendritic morphology in the brain regions of the fear circuitry...
October 10, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028947/dlx1-and-dlx2-promote-interneuron-gaba-synthesis-synaptogenesis-and-dendritogenesis
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Ramon Pla, Amelia Stanco, MacKenzie A Howard, Anna N Rubin, Daniel Vogt, Niall Mortimer, Inma Cobos, Gregory Brian Potter, Susan Lindtner, James D Price, Alex S Nord, Axel Visel, Christoph E Schreiner, Scott C Baraban, David H Rowitch, John L R Rubenstein
The postnatal functions of the Dlx1&2 transcription factors in cortical interneurons (CINs) are unknown. Here, using conditional Dlx1, Dlx2, and Dlx1&2 knockouts (CKOs), we defined their roles in specific CINs. The CKOs had dendritic, synaptic, and survival defects, affecting even PV+ CINs. We provide evidence that DLX2 directly drives Gad1, Gad2, and Vgat expression, and show that mutants had reduced mIPSC amplitude. In addition, the mutants formed fewer GABAergic synapses on excitatory neurons and had reduced mIPSC frequency...
September 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024662/loss-of-clock-results-in-dysfunction-of-brain-circuits-underlying-focal-epilepsy
#9
Peijun Li, Xiaoqin Fu, Nathan A Smith, Julie Ziobro, Julian Curiel, Milagros J Tenga, Brandon Martin, Samuel Freedman, Christian A Cea-Del Rio, Livio Oboti, Tammy N Tsuchida, Chima Oluigbo, Amanda Yaun, Suresh N Magge, Brent O'Neill, Amy Kao, Tesfaye G Zelleke, Dewi T Depositario-Cabacar, Svetlana Ghimbovschi, Susan Knoblach, Chen-Ying Ho, Joshua G Corbin, Howard P Goodkin, Stefano Vicini, Molly M Huntsman, William D Gaillard, Gregorio Valdez, Judy S Liu
Because molecular mechanisms underlying refractory focal epilepsy are poorly defined, we performed transcriptome analysis on human epileptogenic tissue. Compared with controls, expression of Circadian Locomotor Output Cycles Kaput (CLOCK) is decreased in epileptogenic tissue. To define the function of CLOCK, we generated and tested the Emx-Cre; Clock(flox/flox) and PV-Cre; Clock(flox/flox) mouse lines with targeted deletions of the Clock gene in excitatory and parvalbumin (PV)-expressing inhibitory neurons, respectively...
October 11, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021587/relationships-between-structure-in-vivo-function-and-long-range-axonal-target-of-cortical-pyramidal-tract-neurons
#10
Gerardo Rojas-Piloni, Jason M Guest, Robert Egger, Andrew S Johnson, Bert Sakmann, Marcel Oberlaender
Pyramidal tract neurons (PTs) represent the major output cell type of the neocortex. To investigate principles of how the results of cortical processing are broadcasted to different downstream targets thus requires experimental approaches, which provide access to the in vivo electrophysiology of PTs, whose subcortical target regions are identified. On the example of rat barrel cortex (vS1), we illustrate that retrograde tracer injections into multiple subcortical structures allow identifying the long-range axonal targets of individual in vivo recorded PTs...
October 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018334/cornu-ammonis-regions-antecedents-of-cortical-layers
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REVIEW
Audrey Mercer, Alex M Thomson
Studying neocortex and hippocampus in parallel, we are struck by the similarities. All three to four layered allocortices and the six layered mammalian neocortex arise in the pallium. All receive and integrate multiple cortical and subcortical inputs, provide multiple outputs and include an array of neuronal classes. During development, each cell positions itself to sample appropriate local and distant inputs and to innervate appropriate targets. Simpler cortices had already solved the need to transform multiple coincident inputs into serviceable outputs before neocortex appeared in mammals...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017910/developmental-ethanol-exposure-alters-the-morphology-of-mouse-prefrontal-neurons-in-a-layer-specific-manner
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Emma L Louth, Hanna D Luctkar, Kayla A Heney, Craig D C Bailey
Chronic developmental exposure to ethanol can lead to a wide variety of teratogenic effects, which in humans are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Individuals affected by FASD may exhibit persistent impairments to cognitive functions such as learning, memory, and attention, which are highly dependent on medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) circuitry. The objective of this study was to determine long-term effects of chronic developmental ethanol exposure on mPFC neuron morphology, in order to better-understand potential neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive impairments associated with FASD...
October 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974926/the-neuroanatomy-of-the-reticular-nucleus-locus-coeruleus-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Filippo S Giorgi, Larisa Ryskalin, Riccardo Ruffoli, Francesca Biagioni, Fiona Limanaqi, Michela Ferrucci, Carla L Busceti, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Francesco Fornai
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) features the accumulation of β-amyloid and Tau aggregates, which deposit as extracellular plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), respectively. Neuronal Tau aggregates may appear early in life, in the absence of clinical symptoms. This occurs in the brainstem reticular formation and mostly within Locus Coeruleus (LC), which is consistently affected during AD. LC is the main source of forebrain norepinephrine (NE) and it modulates a variety of functions including sleep-waking cycle, alertness, synaptic plasticity, and memory...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971478/mouse-subthalamic-nucleus-neurons-with-local-axon-collaterals
#14
Laurie-Anne Gouty-Colomer, François J Michel, Agnès Baude, Catherine Lopez-Pauchet, Amandine Dufour, Rosa Cossart, Constance Hammond
The neuronal population of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has the ability to prolong incoming cortical excitation. This could result from intra-STN feedback excitation. The combination of inducible genetic fate mapping techniques with in vitro targeted patch-clamp recordings, allowed identifying a new type of STN neurons that possess a highly collateralized intrinsic axon. The time window of birth dates was found to be narrow (E10.5-E14.5) with very few STN neurons born at E10.5 or E14.5. The fate mapped E11...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968722/subcellular-targeting-of-vip-boutons-in-mouse-barrel-cortex-is-layer-dependent-and-not-restricted-to-interneurons
#15
Xiaojuan Zhou, Michael Rickmann, Georg Hafner, Jochen F Staiger
Neocortical vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) expressing cells are a diverse subpopulation of GABAergic interneurons issuing distinct axonal projections. They are known to inhibit other types of interneurons as well as excitatory principal neurons and possess a disinhibitory net effect in cortical circuits. In order to elucidate their targeting specificity, the output connectivity of VIP interneurons was studied at the subcellular level in barrel cortex of interneuron-specific Cre-driver mice, using pre- and postembedding electron microscopy...
August 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966578/plasticity-during-sleep-is-linked-to-specific-regulation-of-cortical-circuit-activity
#16
Niels Niethard, Andrea Burgalossi, Jan Born
Sleep is thought to be involved in the regulation of synaptic plasticity in two ways: by enhancing local plastic processes underlying the consolidation of specific memories and by supporting global synaptic homeostasis. Here, we briefly summarize recent structural and functional studies examining sleep-associated changes in synaptic morphology and neural excitability. These studies point to a global down-scaling of synaptic strength across sleep while a subset of synapses increases in strength. Similarly, neuronal excitability on average decreases across sleep, whereas subsets of neurons increase firing rates across sleep...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962806/cortical-spreading-depression-and-ischemia-in-neurocritical-patients
#17
REVIEW
Néstor Wainsztein, Federico Rodríguez Lucci
Spreading depolarization in cerebral cortex is associated with swelling of neurons, distortion of dendritic spines, massive ion translocation with a large change of the slow electrical potential, and silencing of brain electrical activity. The term spreading depression represents a wave of spontaneous activity of the electrocorticogram that propagates through contiguous cerebral gray matter at a characteristic velocity. Spreading depression is a consequence of cortical spreading depolarization. Therefore, spreading depolarization is not always accompanied by spreading depression and the terms are not synonymous...
November 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956068/amyloid-precursor-protein-products-concentrate-in-a-subset-of-exosomes-specifically-endocytosed-by-neurons
#18
Karine Laulagnier, Charlotte Javalet, Fiona J Hemming, Mathilde Chivet, Gaëlle Lachenal, Béatrice Blot, Christine Chatellard, Rémy Sadoul
Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ), the main component of senile plaques of Alzheimer's disease brains, is produced by sequential cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) and of its C-terminal fragments (CTFs). An unanswered question is how amyloidogenic peptides spread throughout the brain during the course of the disease. Here, we show that small lipid vesicles called exosomes, secreted in the extracellular milieu by cortical neurons, carry endogenous APP and are strikingly enriched in CTF-α and the newly characterized CTF-η...
September 27, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948974/a-upf3b-mutant-mouse-model-with-behavioral-and-neurogenesis-defects
#19
L Huang, E Y Shum, S H Jones, C-H Lou, J Dumdie, H Kim, A J Roberts, L A Jolly, J L Espinoza, D M Skarbrevik, M H Phan, H Cook-Andersen, N R Swerdlow, J Gecz, M F Wilkinson
Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) is a highly conserved and selective RNA degradation pathway that acts on RNAs terminating their reading frames in specific contexts. NMD is regulated in a tissue-specific and developmentally controlled manner, raising the possibility that it influences developmental events. Indeed, loss or depletion of NMD factors have been shown to disrupt developmental events in organisms spanning the phylogenetic scale. In humans, mutations in the NMD factor gene, UPF3B, cause intellectual disability (ID) and are strongly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia (SCZ)...
September 26, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947770/cortical-dendritic-activity-correlates-with-spindle-rich-oscillations-during-sleep-in-rodents
#20
Julie Seibt, Clément J Richard, Johanna Sigl-Glöckner, Naoya Takahashi, David I Kaplan, Guy Doron, Denis de Limoges, Christina Bocklisch, Matthew E Larkum
How sleep influences brain plasticity is not known. In particular, why certain electroencephalographic (EEG) rhythms are linked to memory consolidation is poorly understood. Calcium activity in dendrites is known to be necessary for structural plasticity changes, but this has never been carefully examined during sleep. Here, we report that calcium activity in populations of neocortical dendrites is increased and synchronised during oscillations in the spindle range in naturally sleeping rodents. Remarkably, the same relationship is not found in cell bodies of the same neurons and throughout the cortical column...
September 25, 2017: Nature Communications
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