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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542502/in-vivo-transduction-of-neurons-with-tat-uch-l1-protects-brain-against-controlled-cortical-impact-injury
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Hao Liu, Marie E Rose, Xiecheng Ma, Sherman Culver, C Edward Dixon, Steven H Graham
Many mechanisms or pathways are involved in secondary post-traumatic brain injury, such as the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway (UPP), axonal degeneration and neuronal cell apoptosis. UCH-L1 is a protein that is expressed in high levels in neurons and may have important roles in the UPP, autophagy and axonal integrity. The current study aims to evaluate the role of UCH-L1 in post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its potential therapeutic effects. A novel protein was constructed that fused the protein transduction domain (PTD) of trans-activating transduction (TAT) protein with UCH-L1 (TAT-UCH-L1) in order to promote neuronal transduction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541256/modulation-of-brainstem-activity-and-connectivity-by-respiratory-gated-auricular-vagal-afferent-nerve-stimulation-in-migraine-patients
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Ronald G Garcia, Richard L Lin, Jeungchan Lee, Jieun Kim, Riccardo Barbieri, Roberta Sclocco, Ajay D Wasan, Robert R Edwards, Bruce R Rosen, Nouchine Hadjikhani, Vitaly Napadow
Migraine pathophysiology includes altered brainstem excitability, and recent neuromodulatory approaches aimed at controlling migraine episodes have targeted key brainstem relay and modulatory nuclei. In this study, we evaluated the impact of respiratory-gated auricular vagal afferent nerve stimulation (RAVANS), a novel neuromodulatory intervention based on an existing transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation approach, in the modulation of brainstem activity and connectivity in migraine patients. We applied 3T-functional magnetic resonance imaging with improved in-plane spatial resolution (2...
April 25, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538627/early-heparin-administration-after-tbi-prolonged-cognitive-recovery-associated-with-reduced-cerebral-edema-and-neutrophil-sequestration
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Katsuhiro Nagata, Kevin D Browne, Yujin Suto, Kenichiro Kumasaka, John Cognetti, Victoria E Johnson, Joshua Marks, Douglas H Smith, Jose L Pascual
BACKGROUND: Early administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) after TBI reduces early in vivo circulating leukocytes (LEU) in peri-injury penumbral brain tissue, enhancing cognitive recovery 2 days after injury. It remains unclear how long this effect lasts and if this is related to persistently accumulating LEU in penumbral brain tissue. We hypothesized that UFH reduces LEU brain tissue sequestration resulting in prolonged cognitive recovery. METHODS: CD1 male mice underwent either TBI by controlled cortical impact (CCI) or sham craniotomy...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532887/the-influence-of-walking-aids-on-the-plasticity-of-spinal-interneuronal-networks-central-pattern-generators-and-the-recovery-of-gait-post-stroke-a-literature-review-and-scholarly-discussion
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REVIEW
Clare C Maguire, Judith M Sieben, Robert A de Bie
BACKGROUND: Many aspects of post-stroke gait-rehabilitation are based on low-level evidence or expert opinion. Neuroscientific principles are often not considered when evaluating the impact of interventions. The use of walking-aids including canes and rollators, although widely used for long periods, has primarily been investigated to assess the immediate kinetic, kinematic or physiological effects. The long-term impact on neural structures und functions remains unclear. METHODS: A literature review of the function of and factors affecting plasticity of spinal interneuronal-networks and central-pattern-generators (CPG) in healthy and post-stroke patients...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529008/role-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-human-brain-structure-and-function-across-the-lifespan-an-update-on-neuroimaging-findings
#5
REVIEW
Robert K McNamara, Ruth H Asch, Diana M Lindquist, Robert Krikorian
There is a substantial body of evidence from animal studies implicating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in neuroinflammatory, neurotrophic, and neuroprotective processes in brain. However, direct evidence for a role of PUFA in human brain structure and function has been lacking. Over the last decade there has been a notable increase in neuroimaging studies that have investigated the impact of PUFA intake and/or blood levels (i.e., biostatus) on brain structure, function, and pathology in human subjects. The majority of these studies specifically evaluated associations between omega-3 PUFA intake and/or biostatus and neuroimaging outcomes using a variety of experimental designs and imaging techniques...
May 9, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524819/chronic-pain-induces-generalized-enhancement-of-aversion
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Qiaosheng Zhang, Toby Manders, Ai Phuong Tong, Runtao Yang, Arpan Garg, Erik Martinez, Haocheng Zhou, Jahrane Dale, Abhinav Goyal, Louise Urien, Guang Yang, Zhe Chen, Jing Wang
A hallmark feature of chronic pain is its ability to impact other sensory and affective experiences. It is notably associated with hypersensitivity at the site of tissue injury. It is less clear, however, if chronic pain can also induce a generalized site-nonspecific enhancement in the aversive response to nociceptive inputs. Here, we showed that chronic pain in one limb in rats increased the aversive response to acute pain stimuli in the opposite limb, as assessed by conditioned place aversion. Interestingly, neural activities in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) correlated with noxious intensities, and optogenetic modulation of ACC neurons showed bidirectional control of the aversive response to acute pain...
May 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516033/the-impact-of-large-structural-brain-changes-in-chronic-stroke-patients-on-the-electric-field-caused-by-transcranial-brain-stimulation
#7
Sena Minjoli, Guilherme B Saturnino, Jakob Udby Blicher, Charlotte J Stagg, Hartwig R Siebner, André Antunes, Axel Thielscher
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) are two types of non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation (TBS). They are useful tools for stroke research and may be potential adjunct therapies for functional recovery. However, stroke often causes large cerebral lesions, which are commonly accompanied by a secondary enlargement of the ventricles and atrophy. These structural alterations substantially change the conductivity distribution inside the head, which may have potentially important consequences for both brain stimulation methods...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507314/metabolic-imaging-of-energy-metabolism-in-traumatic-brain-injury-using-hyperpolarized-1-13-c-pyruvate
#8
Stephen J DeVience, Xin Lu, Julie Proctor, Parisa Rangghran, Elias R Melhem, Rao Gullapalli, Gary M Fiskum, Dirk Mayer
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is known to cause perturbations in the energy metabolism of the brain, but current tests of metabolic activity are only indirect markers of energy use or are highly invasive. Here we show that hyperpolarized (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) can be used as a direct, non-invasive method for studying the effects of TBI on energy metabolism. Measurements were performed on rats with moderate TBI induced by controlled cortical impact on one cerebral hemisphere. Following injection of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate, the resulting (13)C-bicarbonate signal was found to be 24 ± 6% lower in the injured hemisphere compared with the non-injured hemisphere, while the hyperpolarized bicarbonate-to-lactate ratio was 33 ± 8% lower in the injured hemisphere...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506001/motor-cortex-stimulation-does-not-lead-to%C3%A2-functional-recovery-after-experimental-cortical-injury-in-rats
#9
Lisa-Maria Schönfeld, Ali Jahanshahi, Evi Lemmens, Matthias Bauwens, Sarah-Anna Hescham, Sandra Schipper, Melanie Lagiere, Sven Hendrix, Yasin Temel
BACKGROUND: Motor impairments are among the major complications that develop after cortical damage caused by either stroke or traumatic brain injury. Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) can improve motor functions in animal models of stroke by inducing neuroplasticity. OBJECTIVE: In the current study, the therapeutic effect of chronic MCS was assessed in a rat model of severe cortical damage. METHODS: A controlled cortical impact (CCI) was applied to the forelimb area of the motor cortex followed by implantation of a flat electrode covering the lesion area...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502803/gene-co-expression-networks-identify-trem2-and-tyrobp-as-major-hubs-in-human-apoe-expressing-mice-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Emilie L Castranio, Anais Mounier, Cody M Wolfe, Kyong Nyon Nam, Nicholas F Fitz, Florent Letronne, Jonathan Schug, Radosveta Koldamova, Iliya Lefterov
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is strongly linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy and possibly Alzheimer's disease (AD). APOEε4 allele of human Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is the major genetic risk factor for late onset AD and has been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and unfavorable outcome following TBI. To determine if there is an APOE isoform-specific response to TBI we performed controlled cortical impact on 3-month-old mice expressing human APOE3 or APOE4 isoforms...
May 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499842/establishing-the-ferret-as-a-gyrencephalic-animal-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury-optimization-of-controlled-cortical-impact-procedures
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Susan C Schwerin, Elizabeth B Hutchinson, Kryslaine L Radomski, Kapinga P Ngalula, Carlo M Pierpaoli, Sharon L Juliano
BACKGROUND: Although rodent TBI studies provide valuable information regarding the effects of injury and recovery, an animal model with neuroanatomical characteristics closer to humans may provide a more meaningful basis for clinical translation. The ferret has a high white/gray matter ratio, gyrencephalic neocortex, and ventral hippocampal location. Furthermore, ferrets are amenable to behavioral training, have a body size compatible with pre-clinical MRI, and are cost-effective. NEW METHODS: We optimized the surgical procedure for controlled cortical impact (CCI) using 9 adult male ferrets...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494038/role-of-metformin-in-reversing-the-negative-impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-bone-healing-around-implants-inserted-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#12
Caroline Ribeiro Serrão, Marta Ferreira Bastos, Daniele Ferreira Cruz, Fernando de Souza Malta, Paolla Camacho Vallim, Poliana Mendes Duarte
PURPOSE: There is interest in establishing hypoglycemiant agents able to contain/revert the impact of diabetes mellitus on osseointegration. The purpose of this study was to assess the possible effect of metformin in reversing the negative effects of hyperglycemia on the healing of bone surrounding implants inserted in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats (10 per group) were assigned to one of the following groups: DM group: type 2 diabetic rats deprived of metformin (M) treatment; MDM group: type 2 diabetic rats under M treatment (40 mg/kg/day, starting on the 15th day after implant placement); control group: nondiabetic rats without M treatment...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485728/adenosine-a2a-receptor-inactivation-alleviates-early-onset-cognitive-dysfunction-after-traumatic-brain-injury-involving-an-inhibition-of-tau-hyperphosphorylation
#13
Z-A Zhao, Y Zhao, Y-L Ning, N Yang, Y Peng, P Li, X-Y Chen, D Liu, H Wang, X Chen, W Bai, J-F Chen, Y-G Zhou
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein, and the oligomeric and hyperphosphorylated forms of tau are increased significantly after neurotrauma and considered important factors in mediating cognitive dysfunction. Blockade of adenosine A2A receptors, either by caffeine or gene knockout (KO), alleviates cognitive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We postulated that A2AR activation exacerbates cognitive impairment via promoting tau hyperphosphorylation. Using a mouse model of moderate controlled cortical impact, we showed that TBI induced hyperphosphorylated tau (p-tau) in the hippocampal dentate gyrus and spatial memory deficiency in the Morris water maze test at 7 days and 4 weeks after TBI...
May 9, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485037/serotonin-axons-in-the-neocortex-of-the-adult-female-mouse-regrow-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Tymoteusz J Kajstura, Sarah E Dougherty, David J Linden
It is widely held that injured neurons in the central nervous system do not undergo axonal regrowth. However, there is mounting evidence that serotonin axons are a notable exception. Serotonin axons undergo long-distance regrowth in the neocortex after amphetamine lesion, and, following a penetrating stab injury, they can regrow from cut ends to traverse the stab rift. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is clinically prevalent and can lead to pathologies, such as depression, that are related to serotonergic dysfunction...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483659/the-long-non-coding-rna-neat1-is-an-important-mediator-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-bexarotene-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
#15
Jianjun Zhong, Li Jiang, Zhijian Huang, Hongrong Zhang, Chongjie Cheng, Han Liu, Junchi He, Jingchuan Wu, Rami Darwazeh, Yue Wu, Xiaochuan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Bexarotene treatments exert neuroprotective effects on mice following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The present study aims to investigate the potential roles of the long noncoding RNA Neat1 in the neuroprotective effects of bexarotene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6J mice (n=80) and newborn mice (within 24 h after birth) (n=20) were used to generate a "controlled cortical impact" (CCI) model and harvest primary cortex neurons, respectively...
May 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479142/role-of-addiction-and-stress-neurobiology-on-food-intake-and-obesity
#16
Rajita Sinha
The US remains at the forefront of a global obesity epidemic with a significant negative impact on public health. While it is well known that a balance between energy intake and expenditure is homeostatically regulated to control weight, growing evidence points to multifactorial social, neurobehavioral and metabolic determinants of food intake that influence obesity risk. This review presents factors such as the ubiquitous presence of rewarding foods in the environment and increased salience of such foods that stimulate brain reward motivation and stress circuits to influence eating behaviors...
May 4, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474794/variable-sensory-perception-in-autism
#17
Sarah M Haigh
Autism is associated with sensory and cognitive abnormalities. Individuals with autism generally show normal or superior early sensory processing abilities compared to healthy controls, but deficits in complex sensory processing. In the current opinion paper, it will be argued that sensory abnormalities impact cognition by limiting the amount of signal that can be used to interpret and interact with environment. There is a growing body of literature showing that individuals with autism exhibit greater trial-to-trial variability in behavioural and cortical sensory responses...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469658/neural-stem-cells-over-expressing-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-promote-neuronal-survival-and-cytoskeletal-protein-expression-in-traumatic-brain-injury-sites
#18
Tao Chen, Yan Yu, Liu-Jiu Tang, Li Kong, Cheng-Hong Zhang, Hai-Ying Chu, Liang-Wei Yin, Hai-Ying Ma
Cytoskeletal proteins are involved in neuronal survival. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor can increase expression of cytoskeletal proteins during regeneration after axonal injury. However, the effect of neural stem cells genetically modified by brain-derived neurotrophic factor transplantation on neuronal survival in the injury site still remains unclear. To examine this, we established a rat model of traumatic brain injury by controlled cortical impact. At 72 hours after injury, 2 × 10(7) cells/mL neural stem cells overexpressing brain-derived neurotrophic factor or naive neural stem cells (3 mL) were injected into the injured cortex...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463430/development-of-a-systems-based-in-situ-multiplex-biomarker-screening-approach-for-the-assessment-of-immunopathology-and-neural-tissue-plasticity-in-male-rats-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Tanya Bogoslovsky, Joshua D Bernstock, Greg Bull, Shawn Gouty, Brian M Cox, John M Hallenbeck, Dragan Maric
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) pose a massive burden of disease and continue to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. A major obstacle in developing effective treatments is the lack of comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanisms that mediate tissue damage and recovery after TBI. As such, our work aims to highlight the development of a novel experimental platform capable of fully characterizing the underlying pathobiology that unfolds after TBI. This platform encompasses an empirically optimized multiplex immunohistochemistry staining and imaging system customized to screen for a myriad of biomarkers required to comprehensively evaluate the extent of neuroinflammation, neural tissue damage, and repair in response to TBI...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462608/traumatic-brain-injury-occludes-training-dependent-cortical-reorganization-in-the-contralesional-hemisphere
#20
David Pruitt, Tanya Danaphongse, Ariel Schmid, Robert Morrison, Michael Kilgard, Robert L Rennaker Ii, Seth Hays
Rehabilitative training drives plasticity in the ipsilesional (injured) motor cortex that is believed to support recovery of motor function after either stroke or TBI. In addition, adaptive plasticity in the contralesional (uninjured) motor cortex has been well-characterized in the context of stroke. While similar rehabilitation-dependent plasticity in the uninjured hemisphere may occur after TBI, this has yet to be thoroughly explored. In this study, we investigated the effects of TBI and rehabilitative training on reorganization of movement representations in the uninjured motor cortex...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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