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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737723/role-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-the-regulation-of-structural-plasticity-and-cognitive-function
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REVIEW
Crystal C Y Leung, Yung H Wong
Cognition and other higher brain functions are known to be intricately associated with the capacity of neural circuits to undergo structural reorganization. Structural remodelling of neural circuits, or structural plasticity, in the hippocampus plays a major role in learning and memory. Dynamic modifications of neuronal connectivity in the form of dendritic spine morphology alteration, as well as synapse formation and elimination, often result in the strengthening or weakening of specific neural circuits that determine synaptic plasticity...
July 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736980/diverse-roles-for-glycosaminoglycans-in-neural-patterning
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REVIEW
Kristian Saied-Santiago, Hannes E Bülow
The nervous system coordinates the functions of most multicellular organisms and, their response to the surrounding environment. Its development involves concerted cellular interactions, including migration, axon guidance and synapse formation. These processes depend on the molecular constituents and structure of the extracellular matrices (ECM). An essential component of ECMs are proteoglycans, i.e. proteins containing unbranched glycan chains known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). A defining characteristic of GAGs is their enormous molecular diversity, created by extensive modifications of the glycans during their biosynthesis...
July 24, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736910/longitudinal-mr-spectroscopy-shows-altered-metabolism-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Andrew A Maudsley, Varan Govind, Gaurav Saigal, Stuart G Gold, Leo Harris, Sulaiman Sheriff
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain trauma is known to result in heterogeneous patterns of tissue damage and altered neuronal and glial metabolism that evolve over time following injury; however, little is known on the longitudinal evolution of these changes. In this study, magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) was used to map the distributions of altered metabolism in a single subject at five time points over a period of 28 months following injury. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging and volumetric MRSI data were acquired in a subject that had experienced a moderate traumatic brain injury (Glasgow Coma Scale 13) at five time points, from 7 weeks to 28 months after injury...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736837/acute-effects-of-alcohol-on-sleep-are-mediated-by-components-of-homeostatic-sleep-regulatory-system-an-editorial-highlight-for-lesions-of-the-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-neurons-attenuates-sleepiness-and-adenosine-after-alcohol-consumption-on-doi-10-1111-jnc
#4
EDITORIAL
Md Noor Alam, Dennis McGinty
Alcohol causes adenosine buildup, which inhibits wake-active neurons via adenosine A1 receptors thus disinhibiting sleep active neurons and also stimulates sleep-active neurons via A2A receptors, causing sleep. This editorial highlights the study entitled, "Lesions of the basal forebrain cholinergic neurons attenuates sleepiness and adenosine after alcohol consumption" by Sharma and colleagues. They report that the wake-promoting basal forebrain (BF) cholinergic neurons play a crucial role in mediating acute alcohol-induced sleep via adenosinergic signaling...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736543/oscillatory-correlates-of-visual-consciousness
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REVIEW
Stefano Gallotto, Alexander T Sack, Teresa Schuhmann, Tom A de Graaf
Conscious experiences are linked to activity in our brain: the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC). Empirical research on these NCCs covers a wide range of brain activity signals, measures, and methodologies. In this paper, we focus on spontaneous brain oscillations; rhythmic fluctuations of neuronal (population) activity which can be characterized by a range of parameters, such as frequency, amplitude (power), and phase. We provide an overview of oscillatory measures that appear to correlate with conscious perception...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736361/-effect-of-nucleolin-silencing-on-differentiation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-the-molecular-mechanism
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Chong-Feng Chen, Huai-Cai Yang, Guo-Sheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of nucleolin silencing on the differentiation of rat neural stem cells (NSCs) and the role of Wnt signaling pathway in mediating such effect. METHODS: Adenovirus vectors expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA) against nucleolin were constructed, verified, and packaged in HEK293A cells. The adenovirus was then transfected into NSCs isolated from neonatal SD rats and the differentiation of the NSCs was examined by detecting the expressions of neuron specific encloase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) using immunocytochemistry...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736330/impaired-microglia-fractalkine-signaling-affects-stress-reaction-and-coping-style-in-mice
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Zsuzsanna Winkler, Dániel Kuti, Szilamér Ferenczi, Krisztina Gulyás, Ágnes Polyák, Krisztina J Kovács
Microglia, resident immune cells of the CNS are sensitive to various perturbations of the environment, such as stress exposure, and may be involved in translating these changes to behavior. Among the pathways mediating stress-related neuronal cues to microglia, the fractalkine-fractalkine receptor (CX3CR1) signaling plays a crucial role. Using mice, in which the CX3CR1 gene was deleted, we explored hormonal and behavioral responses to acute and chronic stress along with changes in hypothalamic microglia. CX3CR1(-/-) animals display active escape in forced swim- and tail suspension tests, exaggerated neuronal activation in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus and increased corticosterone release in response to restraint...
July 20, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736310/non-bold-contrast-for-laminar-fmri-in-humans-cbf-cbv-and-cmr02
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REVIEW
Laurentius Huber, Kâmil Uludağ, Harald E Möller
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast indirectly probes neuronal activity changes via evoked cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV) and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMR02) changes. The gradient-echo BOLD signal is mostly sensitive to ascending veins in the tissue and to pial veins. Thereby, the achievable spatial specificity to neuronal activation is limited. Furthermore, the non-linear interaction of CBF, CBV and CMR02 can hamper quantitative interpretations of the BOLD signal across cortical depths with different baseline physiology...
July 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736308/laminar-fmri-what-can-the-time-domain-tell-us
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REVIEW
Natalia Petridou, Jeroen C W Siero
The rapid developments in functional MRI (fMRI) acquisition methods and hardware technologies in recent years, particularly at high field (≥7 T), have enabled unparalleled visualization of functional detail at a laminar or columnar level, bringing fMRI close to the intrinsic resolution of brain function. These advances highlight the potential of high resolution fMRI to be a valuable tool to study the fundamental processing performed in cortical micro-circuits, and their interactions such as feedforward and feedback processes...
July 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736136/prostaglandin-e2-modulates-presynaptic-regulation-of-gnrh-neurons-via-ep4-receptors-in-accordance-with-estrogen-milieu
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Hitomi Fujioka, Toshiya Funabashi, Tatsuo Akema
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) promotes gonadotropin secretion by regulating the activity of neurons that release gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in the hypothalamus. However, the mechanisms of action of PGE2 at these neurons have yet to be fully explored. We examined the effects of PGE2 on the generation of miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (mEPSCs) at GnRH neurons as measured by whole-cell, patch-clamp recordings. GnRH neurons were identified in slices prepared from the preoptic areas of female GnRH-EGFP rats...
July 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736134/stimulus-evoked-erk-dependent-phosphorylation-of-activity-regulated-cytoskeleton-associated-protein-arc-regulates-its-neuronal-subcellular-localization
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Oleksii Nikolaienko, Maria Steene Eriksen, Sudarshan Patil, Haruhiko Bito, Clive R Bramham
Activity-regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein (Arc) is implicated as a master regulator of long-term synaptic plasticity and memory formation in mammalian brain. Arc acts at synapses and within the nucleus, but the mechanisms controlling Arc localization and function are little known. As Arc transcription and translation are regulated by ERK signalling, we asked whether Arc protein itself is phosphorylated by ERK. GST-fused Arc of rat origin was able to pull down endogenous ERK2 from rat hippocampal lysates...
July 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735876/methods-for-automatic-detection-of-artifacts-in-microelectrode-recordings
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Eduard Bakštein, Tomáš Sieger, Jiří Wild, Daniel Nova'k, Jakub Schneider, Pavel Vostatek, Dušan Urgošík, Robert Jech
BACKGROUND: Extracellular microelectrode recording (MER) is a prominent technique for studies of extracellular single-unit neuronal activity. In order to achieve robust results in more complex analysis pipelines, it is necessary to have high quality input data with a low amount of artifacts. We show that noise (mainly electromagnetic interference and motion artifacts) may affect more than 25% of the recording length in a clinical MER database. NEW METHOD: We present several methods for automatic detection of noise in MER signals, based on i) unsupervised detection of stationary segments, ii) large peaks in the power spectral density, and iii) a classifier based on multiple time- and frequency-domain features...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735706/amniotic-fluid-transcriptomics-reflects-novel-disease-mechanisms-in-fetuses-with-myelomeningocele
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Tomo Tarui, Aimee Kim, Alan Flake, Lauren Mcclain, John Stratigis, Inbar Fried, Rebecca Newman, Donna K Slonim, Diana W Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Cell-free (cf) RNA in amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) reflects developmental changes in gene expression in the living fetus, including genes specific to the central nervous system (CNS). Although it has been previously shown that CNS-specific transcripts are present in AFS, it is not known whether changes in the AFS transcriptome reflect the specific pathophysiology of fetal CNS disorders. In myelomeningocele, there is open communication between the CNS and amniotic fluid...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735061/up-regulation-of-glur1-in-paraventricular-nucleus-and-greater-expressions-of-synapse-related-proteins-in-the-hypothalamus-of-chronic-unpredictable-stress-induced-depressive-rats
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Rong Li, Xia Zhao, Li Cai, Wan-Wan Gao
Converging evidence indicates that abnormal glutamatergic and synaptic systems may be associated with the pathophysiology of depression. Over-activation of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) plays a key role in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity and is a prominent feature in depression. In this study, we examined the effect of chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) in rats on the expression of AMPA subunit GluR1 protein in the hypothalamic PVN as well as on the expression of GluR1 and several synapse-related proteins in the hypothalamus...
July 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735013/simultaneous-intrinsic-signal-imaging-of-auditory-and-visual-cortex-reveals-profound-effects-of-acute-hearing-loss-on-visual-processing
#15
Manuel Teichert, Jürgen Bolz
It has been suggested that primary sensory cortices do not work in isolation but receive subthreshold inputs originating from other senses. However, repercussions of an acute loss of one sense on multimodal sensory processing remain elusive. Here we investigated the early effects of acute hearing loss on visual processing in adult mice. For this, we developed a method to simultaneously map the primary auditory (A1) and visual cortex (V1) using periodic intrinsic optical imaging. We found that reducing sound evoked A1 responsiveness due to the induction of conductive hearing loss (CHL) led to a concomitant increase of visually driven V1 activity...
July 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735011/assessment-and-elimination-of-the-effects-of-head-movement-on-meg-resting-state-measures-of-oscillatory-brain-activity
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Eirini Messaritaki, Loes Koelewijn, Diana C Dima, Gemma M Williams, Gavin Perry, Krish D Singh
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is increasingly being used to study brain function because of its excellent temporal resolution and its direct association with brain activity at the neuronal level. One possible cause of error in the analysis of MEG data comes from the fact that participants, even MEG-experienced ones, move their head in the MEG system. Head movement can cause source localization errors during the analysis of MEG data, which can result in the appearance of source variability that does not reflect brain activity...
July 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734961/radix-puerariae-modulates-glutamatergic-synaptic-architecture-and-potentiates-functional-synaptic-plasticity-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons
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Mohammad Maqueshudul Haque Bhuiyan, Md Nazmul Haque, Md Mohibbullah, Yung Kyu Kim, Il Soo Moon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Neurologic disorders are frequently characterized by synaptic pathology, including abnormal density and morphology of dendritic spines, synapse loss, and aberrant synaptic signaling and plasticity. Therefore, to promote and/or protect synapses by the use of natural molecules capable of modulating neurodevelopmental events, such as, spinogenesis and synaptic plasticity, could offer a preventive and curative strategy for nervous disorders associated with synaptic pathology...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734869/p2x-receptors-up-regulate-the-cell-surface-expression-of-the-neuronal-glycine-transporter-glyt2
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Lucía Villarejo-López, Esperanza Jiménez, David Bartolomé-Martín, Francisco Zafra, Pablo Lapunzina, Carmen Aragón, Beatriz López-Corcuera
Glycinergic inhibitory neurons of the spinal dorsal horn exert critical control over the conduction of nociceptive signals to higher brain areas. The neuronal glycine transporter 2 (GlyT2) is involved in the recycling of synaptic glycine from the inhibitory synaptic cleft and its activity modulates intra and extracellular glycine concentrations. In this report we show that the stimulation of P2X purinergic receptors with βγ-methylene adenosine 5'-triphosphate induces the up-regulation of GlyT2 transport activity by increasing total and plasma membrane expression and reducing transporter ubiquitination...
July 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734725/estrogen-receptor-alpha-is-required-in-gabaergic-but-not-glutamatergic-neurons-to-masculinize-behavior
#19
Melody V Wu, Jessica Tollkuhn
Masculinization of the altricial rodent brain is driven by estrogen signaling during a perinatal critical period. Genetic deletion of estrogen receptor alpha (Esr1/ERα) results in altered hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis signaling and a dramatic reduction of male sexual and territorial behaviors. However, the role of ERα in masculinizing distinct classes of neurons remains unexplored. We deleted ERα in excitatory or inhibitory neurons using either a Vglut2 or Vgat driver and assessed male behaviors...
July 20, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734674/retinal-exposure-to-high-glucose-condition-modifies-the-gabaergic-system-regulation-by-nitric-oxide
#20
R Carpi-Santos, R S Maggesissi, M P Von Seehausen, K C Calaza
Diabetic retinopathy is a severe retinal complication that diabetic patients are susceptible to present. Although this disease is currently characterized as a microvascular disease, there is growing evidence that neural changes occur and maybe precede vascular impairments. Using chicken retina, an avascular tissue with no direct contact with blood vessels and neural retina, this study aimed to evaluate the influence of acute exposure to high glucose concentration in the retinal GABAergic system, and the role of nitric oxide (NO) in this modulation...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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