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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783079/altered-neural-encoding-of-prediction-errors-in-assault-related-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#1
Marisa C Ross, Jennifer K Lenow, Clinton D Kilts, Josh M Cisler
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widely associated with deficits in extinguishing learned fear responses, which relies on mechanisms of reinforcement learning (e.g., updating expectations based on prediction errors). However, the degree to which PTSD is associated with impairments in general reinforcement learning (i.e., outside of the context of fear stimuli) remains poorly understood. Here, we investigate brain and behavioral differences in general reinforcement learning between adult women with and without a current diagnosis of PTSD...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783059/disruption-of-medial-septum-and-diagonal-bands-of-broca-cholinergic-projections-to-the-ventral-hippocampus-disrupt-auditory-fear-memory
#2
Jennifer M Staib, Rebecca Della Valle, Dayan K Knox
In classical fear conditioning, a neutral conditioned stimulus (CS) is paired with an aversive unconditioned stimulus (US), which leads to a fear memory. If the CS is repeatedly presented without the US after fear conditioning, the formation of an extinction memory occurs, which inhibits fear memory expression. A previous study has demonstrated that selective cholinergic lesions in the medial septum and vertical limb of the diagonal bands of Broca (MS/vDBB) prior to fear and extinction learning disrupt contextual fear memory discrimination and acquisition of extinction memory...
May 18, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780165/a-medial-prefrontal-cortex-nucleus-acumens-corticotropin-releasing-factor-circuitry-for-neuropathic-pain-increased-susceptibility-to-opioid-reward
#3
Yuanzhong Kai, Yanhua Li, Tingting Sun, Weiwei Yin, Yu Mao, Jie Li, Wen Xie, Shi Chen, Likui Wang, Juan Li, Zhi Zhang, Wenjuan Tao
Recent studies have shown that persistent pain facilitates the response to morphine reward. However, the circuit mechanism underlying this process remains ambiguous. In this study, using chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve in mice, we found that persistent neuropathic pain reduced the minimum number of morphine conditioning sessions required to induce conditioned place preference (CPP) behavior. This dose of morphine had no effect on the pain threshold. In the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is involved in both pain and emotion processing, corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) expressing neuronal activity was increased in CCI mice...
May 21, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778944/activation-and-blockade-of-basolateral-amygdala-5-ht-6-receptor-produce-anxiolytic-like-behaviors-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Yi-Na Sun, Lu Yao, Li-Bo Li, Yong Wang, Cheng-Xue Du, Yuan Guo, Jian Liu
Although the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and serotonin6 (5-HT6 ) receptor are involved in modulation of anxiety, their roles in Parkinson' disease (PD)-related anxiety are still unknown. Thus we perform this study to examine the involvement of BLA 5-HT6 receptor on anxiety in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine-induced PD rats. The lesion of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) induced anxiety-like behaviors, and decreased the basal firing rate of BLA glutamate neurons and dopamine (DA) levels in tissues of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), amygdala and ventral part of hippocampus (vHip) in rats...
May 17, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774428/inter-individual-differences-in-serotonin-and-glutamate-co-transmission-reflect-differentiation-in-context-induced-conditioned-50-khz-usvs-response-after-morphine-withdrawal
#5
Adam Hamed, Miron Bartosz Kursa
A growing body of research provides compelling evidence that in rats 50-kHz USVs are a form of expression of positive emotions. Context-induced 50-kHz USVs emission is variable among rats, indicating individual differences in contextual response bound up with pharmacological reward. The aims of this study were to: extract the most important neurotransmitters related to context-induced conditioned 50-kHz USVs response; find biological basis of existing inter-individual differences in context-induced conditioned 50-kHz USVs response; create a model of all-to-all neurotransmitters correlations...
May 17, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766293/nmda-receptor-subunits-change-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-pure-opioid-and-multi-drug-abusers-a-post-mortem-study
#6
Hamidreza Daneshparvar, Mitra-Sadat Sadat-Shirazi, Monir Fekri, Solmaz Khalifeh, Ali Ziaie, Nasrin Esfahanizadeh, Nasim Vousooghi, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder and is one of the most important issues in the world. Changing the level of neurotransmitters and the activities of their receptors, play a major role in the pathophysiology of substance abuse disorders. It is well-established that N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) play a significant role in the molecular basis of addiction. NMDAR has two obligatory GluN1 and two regionally localized GluN2 subunits. This study investigated changes in the protein level of GluN1, GluN2A, and GluN2B in the prefrontal cortex of drug abusers...
May 16, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764396/functional-connectivity-of-hippocampal-subregions-in-ptsd-relations-with-symptoms
#7
Bailee L Malivoire, Todd A Girard, Ronak Patel, Candice M Monson
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with abnormal hippocampal activity; however, the functional connectivity (FC) of the hippocampus with other brain regions in PTSD and its relations with symptoms warrants further attention. We investigated subregional hippocampal FC in PTSD during a resting state compared with a trauma-exposed control (TEC) group. Based on extant research, we targeted the FCs of the anterior and posterior hippocampal subregions with the amygdala, medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), and the posterior cingulate (PCC)...
May 15, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750935/altered-regulation-of-nur77-nuclear-receptor-gene-expression-in-the-mesocorticolimbic-regions-of-rat-brain-by-amphetamine-sensitization
#8
Sanjeev K Bhardwaj, Fatéma Dodat, Daniel Lévesque, Lalit K Srivastava
The mechanisms underlying psychostimulant drug-induced sensitization include long-term cellular and molecular adaptations in dopaminergic circuits. Nur77, a member of the Nur family of transcription factors, is expressed in brain regions receiving dopamine inputs and plays a role in activity-induced synaptic modification. Here we evaluated changes in Nur77 mRNA levels in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), dorsal striatum (Str) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) of rats receiving a repeated, sensitizing regimen of amphetamine (AMPH)...
May 8, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748630/interaction-between-tspo-a-neuroimmune-marker-and-redox-status-in-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-pet-mrs-study
#9
Sina Hafizi, Tania Da Silva, Jeffrey H Meyer, Michael Kiang, Sylvain Houle, Gary Remington, Ivana Prce, Alan A Wilson, Pablo M Rusjan, Napapon Sailasuta, Romina Mizrahi
Altered neuroimmune response and oxidative stress have both been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. While preclinical studies have proposed several pathways regarding potential interactions between oxidative stress and neuroimmune imbalance in the development of psychosis, the molecular mechanisms underlying this interaction are not yet understood. To date, no study has investigated this link in vivo in the human brain. We conducted the first in vivo study linking translocator protein 18  kDa (TSPO) expression and glutathione (a major brain antioxidant and a marker for redox status) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of a relatively large sample of participants (N = 48) including 27 antipsychotic-naïve individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis and 21 matched healthy volunteers using high-resolution PET with TSPO radioligand, [18 F]FEPPA, and 3T proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1 H MRS)...
April 13, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747140/short-term-escitalopram-treatment-normalizes-aberrant-self-referential-processing-in-major-depressive-disorder
#10
Emma Komulainen, Roope Heikkilä, Lauri Nummenmaa, Tuukka T Raij, Catherine J Harmer, Erkki Isometsä, Jesper Ekelund
BACKGROUND: Increased self-focus and negative self-concept play an important role in depression. Antidepressants influence self-referential processing in healthy volunteers, but their function in self-processing of depressed patients remains unknown. METHODS: Thirty-two depressed patients were randomly allocated to receive either escitalopram 10 mg or placebo for one week. After one week, neural responses to positive and negative self-referential adjectives and neutral control stimuli were assessed with functional magnetic resonance imaging...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744797/the-role-of-medial-prefrontal-cortex-in-processing-emotional-self-referential-information-a-combined-tms-fmri-study
#11
Nicola De Pisapia, Guido Barchiesi, Jorge Jovicich, Luigi Cattaneo
In this study we investigate the neural basis of emotional content in self-referential processing by using a combination of off-line repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) applied to the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and whole-brain functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).We applied effective or ineffective (sham) 1-Hz rTMS to the mPFC of 14 healthy participants who immediately thereafter underwent fMRI while performing a personality attribution task to self or to others. rTMS produced an increase in the participants' reaction time (≈ 60 msec) when processing negative attributes...
May 9, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742620/ketamine-differentially-restores-diverse-alterations-of-neuroligins-in-brain-regions-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain-induced-depression
#12
Wei Pan, Guang-Fen Zhang, Hui-Hui Li, Mu-Huo Ji, Zhi-Qiang Zhou, Kuan-Yu Li, Jian-Jun Yang
Depression is present in a large proportion of patients suffering from chronic pain, and yet the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Neuroligins (NLs), as a family of cell-adhesion proteins, are involved in synaptic formation and have been linked to various neuropsychiatric disorders. Here, we studied the alterations in NL1 and NL2 in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), and the hippocampus in a rat model of neuropathic pain-induced depression, and whether ketamine, a rapid and robust antidepressant, could restore these abnormalities...
May 8, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741803/modulating-emotional-experience-using-electrical-stimulation-of-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-a-preliminary-tdcs-fmri-study
#13
Rany Abend, Roy Sar-El, Tal Gonen, Itamar Jalon, Sharon Vaisvaser, Yair Bar-Haim, Talma Hendler
OBJECTIVES: Implicit regulation of emotions involves medial-prefrontal cortex (mPFC) regions exerting regulatory control over limbic structures. Diminished regulation relates to aberrant mPFC functionality and psychopathology. Establishing means of modulating mPFC functionality could benefit research on emotion and its dysregulation. Here, we tested the capacity of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) targeting mPFC to modulate subjective emotional states by facilitating implicit emotion regulation...
May 9, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740308/cyclosporin-a-mediated-activation-of-endogenous-neural-precursor-cells-promotes-cognitive-recovery-in-a-mouse-model-of-stroke
#14
Labeeba Nusrat, Jessica M Livingston-Thomas, Vaakiny Raguthevan, Kelsey Adams, Ilan Vonderwalde, Dale Corbett, Cindi M Morshead
Cognitive dysfunction following stroke significantly impacts quality of life and functional independance; yet, despite the prevalence and negative impact of cognitive deficits, post-stroke interventions almost exclusively target motor impairments. As a result, current treatment options are limited in their ability to promote post-stroke cognitive recovery. Cyclosporin A (CsA) has been previously shown to improve post-stroke functional recovery of sensorimotor deficits. Interestingly, CsA is a commonly used immunosuppressant and also acts directly on endogenous neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the neurogenic regions of the brain (the periventricular region and the dentate gyrus)...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740284/ionic-mechanism-underlying-rebound-depolarization-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-pyramidal-neurons
#15
Przemysław Kurowski, Katarzyna Grzelka, Paweł Szulczyk
Rebound depolarization (RD) occurs after membrane hyperpolarization and converts an arriving inhibitory signal into cell excitation. The purpose of our study was to clarify the ionic mechanism of RD in synaptically isolated layer V medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) pyramidal neurons in slices obtained from 58- to 62-day-old male rats. The RD was evoked after a step hyperpolarization below -80 mV, longer than 150 ms in 192 of 211 (91%) tested neurons. The amplitude of RD was 30.6 ± 1.2 mV above the resting membrane potential (-67...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738849/5-ht-1a-receptor-stimulation-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mediates-the-antidepressant-effects-of-mglu2-3-receptor-antagonist-in-mice
#16
Kenichi Fukumoto, Michihiko Iijima, Takeo Funakoshi, Shigeyuki Chaki
We previously reported that serotonergic transmission is involved in the antidepressant effects of metabotropic glutamate 2/3 (mGlu2/3) receptor antagonists. However, the detailed underlying mechanisms had not yet been explored. In the present study, we investigated the role of the 5-HT1A receptor and its signaling cascade in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in the antidepressant effects of LY341495, an mGlu2/3 receptor antagonist. LY341495 significantly reduced the immobility time in the forced swimming test which sustained for 24 h after administration...
May 5, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733974/the-hippocampus-and-related-neocortical-structures-in-memory-transformation
#17
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Melanie J Sekeres, Gordon Winocur, Morris Moscovitch
Episodic memories are multifaceted and malleable, capable of being transformed with time and experience at both the neural level and psychological level. At the neural level, episodic memories are transformed from being dependent on the hippocampus to becoming represented in neocortical structures, such as the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), and back again, while at the psychological level, detailed, perceptually rich memories, are transformed to ones retaining only the gist of an experience or a schema related to it...
May 4, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733764/neural-representations-of-others-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-do-not-depend-on-our-knowledge-about-them
#18
Elien Heleven, Frank Van Overwalle
Earlier neuroimaging studies on social inferences applying repetition suppression indicated that psychological entities of persons are represented in the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). These representations were identified by suppression of activation in neural populations after repetition of the same persons, and are interpreted as abstract summary representations for the repeated social entity. However, an alternative explanation might be that suppression for persons does not reflect the representation of a person as such, but rather some degree of knowledge about this person...
May 7, 2018: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733408/a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-fnirs-replication-of-the-sunscreen-persuasion-paradigm
#19
Shannon M Burns, Lianne Barnes, Perri L Katzman, Daniel L Ames, Emily B Falk, Matthew D Lieberman
Activity in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) during persuasive messages predicts future message-consistent behavior change, but there are significant limitations to the types of persuasion processes that can be invoked inside an MRI scanner. For instance, real world persuasion often involves multiple people in conversation. Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) allows us to move out of the scanner and into more ecologically valid contexts. As a first step, the current study used fNIRS to replicate an existing fMRI persuasion paradigm (i...
May 4, 2018: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732949/repeated-mild-head-injury-leads-to-wide-ranging-deficits-in-higher-order-cognitive-functions-associated-with-the-prefrontal-cortex
#20
Amber Nolan, Edel Hennessy, Karen Krukowski, Caroline Guglielmetti, Myram Chaumeil, Vikaas S Sohal, Susanna Rosi
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has long been identified as a precipitating risk factor for higher order cognitive deficits associated with the frontal and prefrontal cortices (PFC). In addition, mild repetitive TBI (rTBI), in particular, is being steadily recognized to increase the risk of neurodegenerative disease. Thus, further understanding of how mild rTBI changes the pathophysiology of the brain to lead to cognitive impairment is warranted. The current models of rTBI lack knowledge regarding chronic higher order cognitive functions and the underlying neuronal physiology, especially functions involving the PFC...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
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