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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 9, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
#11
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
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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
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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
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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
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461881/impact-of-tramadol-and-morphine-abuse-on-the-activities-of-acetylcholine-esterase-na-k-atpase-and-related-parameters-in-cerebral-cortices-of-male-adult-rats
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Abd El-Hamid Mohamed Elwy, Ghada Tabl
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of the most commonly abused drugs (tramadol and morphine), on acetylcholine esterase (AChE), Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activities and related parameters, Na(+) and K(+) as biomarkers of neurotoxicity. METHODS: Tramadol - as a weak μ opioid receptor agonist- and morphine - as opiate analgesic drugs, were chosen for the present study. Four series of experimental animals were conducted for either tramadol or morphine: control series; repeated single equal doses (therapeutic dose) series; cumulative increasing doses series and delay (withdrawal) series (96 hours withdrawal period after last administration), at time period intervals 7, 14 and 21 days...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459860/nucleotide-time-alignment-for-molecular-recorders
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Thaddeus R Cybulski, Edward S Boyden, George M Church, Keith E J Tyo, Konrad P Kording
Using a DNA polymerase to record intracellular calcium levels has been proposed as a novel neural recording technique, promising massive-scale, single-cell resolution monitoring of large portions of the brain. This technique relies on local storage of neural activity in strands of DNA, followed by offline analysis of that DNA. In simple implementations of this scheme, the time when each nucleotide was written cannot be determined directly by post-hoc DNA sequencing; the timing data must be estimated instead...
May 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457905/refining-environmental-enrichment-to-advance-rehabilitation-based-research-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Hannah L Radabaugh, Megan J LaPorte, Anna M Greene, Corina O Bondi, Naima Lajud, Anthony E Kline
The typical environmental enrichment (EE) paradigm, which consists of continuous exposure after experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI), promotes behavioral and histological benefits. However, rehabilitation is often abbreviated in the clinic and administered in multiple daily sessions. While recent studies have demonstrated that a once daily 6-hr bout of EE confers benefits comparable to continuous EE, breaking the therapy into two shorter sessions may increase novelty and ultimately enhance recovery. Hence, the aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that functional and histological outcomes will be significantly improved by daily preclinical neurorehabilitation consisting of two 3-hr periods of EE vs...
April 27, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455264/using-functional-and-molecular-mri-techniques-to-detect-neuroinflammation-and-neuroprotection-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Wenzhu Wang, Hong Zhang, Doon-Hoon Lee, Jintao Yu, Tian Cheng, Michael Hong, Shanshan Jiang, Heng Fan, Xi Huang, Jinyuan Zhou, Jian Wang
This study was designed to investigate whether functional and molecular MRI techniques are sensitive biomarkers for assessment of neuroinflammation and drug efficacy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. We subjected rats to a controlled cortical impact model and used behavioral tests, histology, and immunofluorescence to assess whether flavonoid pinocembrin provides cerebral protection and improves functional recovery. Most importantly, we used multiple noninvasive structural, functional, and molecular MRI techniques to examine whether the pinocembrin-related neuroprotection and attenuation of neuroinflammation can be detected in vivo...
April 25, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452884/the-effect-of-reboa-partial-aortic-occlusion-and-aggressive-blood-transfusion-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-swine-polytrauma-model
#20
M Austin Johnson, Timothy K Williams, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, William T O'Brien, Joseph M Galante, J Kevin Grayson, Lucas P Neff
OBJECTIVES: Despite clinical reports of poor outcomes, the degree to which REBOA exacerbates traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not known. We hypothesized that combined effects of increased proximal mean arterial pressure (pMAP), carotid blood flow (Qcarotid), and intracranial pressure (ICP) from REBOA would lead to TBI progression compared to partial aortic occlusion (PAO) or no intervention. METHODS: 21 swine underwent a standardized TBI via computer Controlled cortical impact followed by 25% total blood volume rapid hemorrhage...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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