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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521748/contextualizing-willingness-to-participate-recommendations-for-engagement-recruitment-enrolment-of-kenyan-msm-in-future-hiv-prevention-trials
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Monika Doshi, Lisa Avery, Ronnie P Kaddu, Mary Gichuhi, Gloria Gakii, Elsabé du Plessis, Sumit Dutta, Shamshad Khan, Joshua Kimani, Robert R Lorway
BACKGROUND: The HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to expand globally. The addition of an efficacious, prophylactic vaccine to combination prevention offers immense hope, particularly in low- and middle- income countries which bear the greatest global impact. However, in these settings, there is a paucity of vaccine preparedness studies that specifically pertain to MSM. Our study is the first vaccine preparedness study among MSM and female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516430/ramelteon-improves-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-like-behaviors-exhibited-by-fatty-acid-binding-protein-3-null-mice
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Yasushi Yabuki, Ibuki Takahata, Kazuya Matsuo, Yuji Owada, Kohji Fukunaga
We previously reported that fatty acid-binding protein 3 (FABP3) knockout (Fabp3 (-/-)) mice exhibit abnormal dopamine-related behaviors such as enhanced dopamine D2 receptor antagonist-induced catalepsy behaviors. Here, we report that Fabp3 null mice exhibit cognitive deficits, hyperlocomotion and impaired fear extinction, and thus show post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like behaviors. Notably, chronic administration of ramelteon (1.0 mg/kg, p.o.), a melatonin receptor agonist, improved all PTSD-like behaviors tested in Fabp3 (-/-) mice...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511981/role-of-cholinergic-receptors-in-memory-retrieval-depends-on-gender-and-age-of-memory
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Rashid Habiba, Mahboob Aamra, Ahmed Touqeer
The phenomenon of utilizing information acquired in the past to make decision and performance in present depends on memory retrieval, which is affected in retrograde amnesia. Role of cholinergic receptors in memory retrieval is not much explored. In this study we evaluated the gender specific role of cholinergic receptors, i.e. muscarinic and nicotinic receptors, in memory retrieval in young Balb/c mice. Acute (only one injection, 30minutes before test) and sub-chronic (five days) muscarinic blockade (using scopolamine=1mg/kg) before test impaired retrieval of contextual fear memory in male (31...
May 13, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511979/water-and-t-maze-protocols-are-equally-efficient-methods-to-assess-spatial-memory-in-3xtg-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
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K E Davis, K Burnett, J Gigg
Rodent spatial memory is commonly tested using the water-maze; however, there is a potential confound of stress on learning in this behavioural paradigm. This is particularly relevant when testing spatial memory in models of neurodegeneration, such as the 3xTg mouse model for Alzheimer's disease. Here, we first confirmed that 3xTgAD mice express fear conditioning and then compared the performance of young and middle-aged mice on short-duration versions of the radial arm water-maze (RAWM) and the minimally stressful T-maze spontaneous alternation task...
May 13, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507032/%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-influence-hippocampus-dependent-learning-and-memory-in-adolescent-mice
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Shahrdad Lotfipour, Celina Mojica, Sakura Nakauchi, Marcela Lipovsek, Sarah Silverstein, Jesse Cushman, James Tirtorahardjo, Andrew Poulos, Ana Belén Elgoyhen, Katumi Sumikawa, Michael S Fanselow, Jim Boulter
The absence of α2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in oriens lacunosum moleculare (OLM) GABAergic interneurons ablate the facilitation of nicotine-induced hippocampal CA1 long-term potentiation and impair memory. The current study delineated whether genetic mutations of α2* nAChRs (Chrna2(L9'S/L9'S) and Chrna2(KO)) influence hippocampus-dependent learning and memory and CA1 synaptic plasticity. We substituted a serine for a leucine (L9'S) in the α2 subunit (encoded by the Chrna2 gene) to make a hypersensitive nAChR...
June 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507031/memory-consolidation-within-the-central-amygdala-is-not-necessary-for-modulation-of-cerebellar-learning
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Adam B Steinmetz, Ka H Ng, John H Freeman
Amygdala lesions impair, but do not prevent, acquisition of cerebellum-dependent eyeblink conditioning suggesting that the amygdala modulates cerebellar learning. Two-factor theories of eyeblink conditioning posit that a fast-developing memory within the amygdala facilitates slower-developing memory within the cerebellum. The current study tested this hypothesis by impairing memory consolidation within the amygdala with inhibition of protein synthesis, transcription, and NMDA receptors in rats. Rats given infusions of anisomycin or DRB into the central amygdala (CeA) immediately after each eyeblink conditioning session were severely impaired in contextual and cued fear conditioning, but were completely unimpaired in eyeblink conditioning...
June 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503670/encoding-of-contextual-fear-memory-requires-de-novo-proteins-in-the-prelimbic-cortex
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Valerio Rizzo, Khalid Touzani, Bindu L Raveendra, Supriya Swarnkar, Joan Lora, Beena M Kadakkuzha, Xin-An Liu, Chao Zhang, Doron Betel, Robert W Stackman, Sathyanarayanan V Puthanveettil
BACKGROUND: Despite our understanding of the significance of the prefrontal cortex in the consolidation of long-term memories (LTM), its role in the encoding of LTM remains elusive. Here we investigated the role of new protein synthesis in the mouse medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in encoding contextual fear memory. METHODS: Because a change in the association of mRNAs to polyribosomes is an indicator of new protein synthesis, we assessed the changes in polyribosome-associated mRNAs in the mPFC following contextual fear conditioning (CFC) in the mouse...
March 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500221/ubiquitin-c-terminal-hydrolase-l1-uch-l1-promotes-hippocampus-dependent-memory-via-its-deubiquitinating-effect-on-trkb
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Yun-Yun Guo, Lu Yi, Yuan Zheng, Xiao-Rong Chen, Jun-Lu Dong, Rong-Rong Yuan, Shu-Hong Huang, Hui Yu, Yue Wang, Zhe-Yu Chen, Bo Su
Multiple studies have established that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the regulation of synaptic plasticity via its receptor TrkB. In addition to being phosphorylated, TrkB has also been demonstrated to be ubiquitinated. However, the mechanisms of TrkB ubiquitination and its biological functions remain poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) promotes contextual fear conditioning (CFC) learning and memory via the regulation of ubiquitination of TrkB...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500017/tablet-based-well-being-check-for-the-elderly-development-and-evaluation-of-usability-and-acceptability
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Pradeep Ray, Junhua Li, Arni Ariani, Vasvi Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Many elderly people prefer to live at home independently. One of the major concerns raised by the family members is the safety and well-being of their elderly family members when living independently in a home environment. To address this issue, assistive technology solutions have been available in the market. Despite their availability and proliferation, these types of solutions are not popular with the elderly due to their intrusive nature, privacy-related issues, social stigma, and fear of losing human interaction...
May 12, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499109/public-stigma-toward-people-with-drug-addiction-a-factorial-survey
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Sebastian Sattler, Alice Escande, Eric Racine, Anja S Göritz
OBJECTIVE: Stigmatizing attitudes toward people with a drug addiction have detrimental effects on the lives of these people. However, the factors that influence stigma toward people with a drug addiction have not yet been thoroughly investigated, compared with the stigma of other mental illnesses. Based on attribution theory, our experiment examined to what extent individual and contextual characteristics of people with a drug addiction influence stigmatizing attitudes toward people with a drug addiction...
May 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498605/brain-structural-connectivity-and-context-dependent-extinction-memory
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Andrea Hermann, Rudolf Stark, Carlo R Blecker, Mohammed R Milad, Christian J Merz
BACKGROUND: Extinction of conditioned fear represents an important mechanism in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Return of fear after successful extinction or exposure therapy in patients with anxiety disorders might be linked to poor temporal or contextual generalization of extinction due to individual differences in brain structural connectivity. The goal of this magnetic resonance imaging study was therefore to investigate the association of context-dependent extinction recall with brain structural connectivity...
May 12, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491025/change-of-rin1-and-stathmin-in-the-animal-model-of-traumatic-stresses
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Fang Han, Jingzhi Jiang, Jinlan Ding, Hong Liu, Bing Xiao, Yuxiu Shi
The molecular mechanism of fear memory is poorly understood. Therefore, the pathogenesis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), whose symptom presentation can enhance fear memory, remains largely unclear. Recent studies with knockout animals have reported that Rin1 and stathmin regulate fear memory. Rin1 inhibits acquisition and promotes memory extinction, whereas stathmin regulates innate and basal fear. The aim of our study was to examine changes in the expression of Rin1 and stathmin in different animal models of stress, particluarly traumatic stress...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487514/girk2-splice-variants-and-neuronal-g-protein-gated-k-channels-implications-for-channel-function-and-behavior
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Ezequiel Marron Fernandez de Velasco, Lei Zhang, Baovi N Vo, Megan Tipps, Shannon Farris, Zhilian Xia, Allison Anderson, Nicholas Carlblom, C David Weaver, Serena M Dudek, Kevin Wickman
Many neurotransmitters directly inhibit neurons by activating G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K(+) (GIRK) channels, thereby moderating the influence of excitatory input on neuronal excitability. While most neuronal GIRK channels are formed by GIRK1 and GIRK2 subunits, distinct GIRK2 isoforms generated by alternative splicing have been identified. Here, we compared the trafficking and function of two isoforms (GIRK2a and GIRK2c) expressed individually in hippocampal pyramidal neurons lacking GIRK2. GIRK2a and GIRK2c supported comparable somato-dendritic GIRK currents in Girk2 (-/-) pyramidal neurons, although GIRK2c achieved a more uniform subcellular distribution in pyramidal neurons and supported inhibitory postsynaptic currents in distal dendrites better than GIRK2a...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485407/lipocalin-2-regulates-adult-neurogenesis-and-contextual-discriminative-behaviours
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A C Ferreira, T Santos, B Sampaio-Marques, A Novais, S D Mesquita, P Ludovico, L Bernardino, M Correia-Neves, N Sousa, J A Palha, J C Sousa, F Marques
In the adult mammalian brain, newborn granule cells are continuously integrated into hippocampal circuits, and the fine-tuning of this process is important for hippocampal function. Thus, the identification of factors that control adult neural stem cells (NSCs) maintenance, differentiation and integration is essential. Here we show that the deletion of the iron trafficking protein lipocalin-2 (LCN2) induces deficits in NSCs proliferation and commitment, with impact on the hippocampal-dependent contextual fear discriminative task...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483587/driving-and-regulating-temporal-association-learning-coordinated-by-entorhinal-hippocampal-network
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REVIEW
Takashi Kitamura
Episodic memories shape future behaviour and by aiding adaptive behaviour, are therefore important for survival in nature. Entorhinal cortex (EC)-hippocampal (HPC) networks have a crucial role in the formation of episodic memory, which consists of associations of space, objects, individuals and time. Neural circuits have been identified in the EC-HPC networks that provide spatial, contextual and object information. However, the specific neural circuits that allow animals to associate two temporally segregated events, called temporal association learning, are still nebulous...
May 5, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472633/the-effect-of-left-frontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-propranolol-induced-fear-memory-acquisition-and-consolidation-deficits
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Mohammad Nasehi, Mozhgan Khani-Abyaneh, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Accumulating evidence supports the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in modulating numerous cognitive functions. Despite the fact that tDCS has been used for the enhancement of memory and cognition, very few animal studies have addressed its impact on the modulation of fear memory. This study was designed to determine whether pre/post-training frontal tDCS application would alter fear memory acquisition and/or consolidation deficits induced by propranolol in NMRI mice. Results indicated that administration of β1-adrenoceptor blocker propranolol (0...
May 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469565/in-search-for-boundary-conditions-of-reconsolidation-a-failure-of-fear-memory-interference
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Natalie Schroyens, Tom Beckers, Merel Kindt
The presentation of a fear memory cue can result in mere memory retrieval, destabilization of the reactivated memory trace, or the formation of an extinction memory. The interaction between the degree of novelty during reactivation and previous learning conditions is thought to determine the outcome of a reactivation session. This study aimed to evaluate whether contextual novelty can prevent cue-induced destabilization and disruption of a fear memory acquired by non-asymptotic learning. To this end, fear memory was reactivated in a novel context or in the original context of learning, and fear memory reactivation was followed by the administration of propranolol, an amnestic drug...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464461/neural-circuits-involved-in-the-renewal-of-extinguished-fear
#18
REVIEW
Weihai Chen, Yan Wang, Xiaqing Wang, Hong Li
The last 10 years have witnessed a substantial progress in understanding the neural mechanisms for the renewal of the extinguished fear memory. Based on the theory of fear extinction, exposure therapy has been developed as a typical cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Although the fear memory can be extinguished by repeated presentation of conditioned stimulus without unconditioned stimulus, the fear memory is not erased and tends to relapse outside of extinction context, which is referred to as renewal...
May 2, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456768/corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-1-antagonist-differentially-inhibits-freezing-behavior-and-changes-gamma-aminobutyric-acidergic-activity-in-the-amygdala-in-low-and-high-anxiety-rats
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A Skorzewska, A Wislowska-Stanek, M Lehner, D Turzynska, A Sobolewska, P Krzascik, A Plaznik
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of non-peptide corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 (CRF1) antagonist (antalarmin) administration on rat conditioned fear responses and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic brain activity (GAD67 expression and GABA concentration) in low-anxiety (LR) and high-anxiety (HR) rats. The animals were divided into the LR and HR groups based on the duration of their conditioned freezing response in the first contextual fear test. After 28 days, the animals were re-subjected to the contextual fear training and test...
February 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456375/rolipram-improves-facilitation-of-contextual-fear-extinction-in-the-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Ken-Ichi Kinoshita, Yoshikage Muroi, Toshihiro Unno, Toshiaki Ishii
Cognitive impairment often occurs in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the mechanism of onset remains unknown. Recently, we reported that PD model mice produced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) show facilitation of hippocampal memory extinction, which may be the cause of cognitive impairment in PD. When we examined the cAMP/CREB signaling in the hippocampus, decreased levels of cAMP and phosphorylated CREB were observed in the dentate gyrus (DG) of MPTP-treated mice. Administration of rolipram improved the memory deficits with concomitant recovery of cAMP and phosphorylated CREB levels, suggesting that reduced cAMP/CREB signaling in the DG leads to cognitive impairment in MPTP-treated mice...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
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