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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549853/molecular-fingerprinting-of-principal-neurons-in-the-rodent-hippocampus-a-neuroinformatics-approach
#1
D J Hamilton, C M White, C L Rees, D W Wheeler, G A Ascoli
Neurons are often classified by their morphological and molecular properties. The online knowledge base Hippocampome.org primarily defines neuron types from the rodent hippocampal formation based on their main neurotransmitter (glutamate or GABA) and the spatial distributions of their axons and dendrites. For each neuron type, this open-access resource reports any and all published information regarding the presence or absence of known molecular markers, including calcium-binding proteins, neuropeptides, receptors, channels, transcription factors, and other molecules of biomedical relevance...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546558/probing-the-roles-of-calcium-binding-sites-during-the-folding-of-human-peptidylarginine-deiminase-4
#2
Yi-Liang Liu, Chien-Yun Lee, Yu-Ni Huang, Hui-Yi Chen, Guang-Yaw Liu, Hui-Chih Hung
Our recent studies of peptidylarginine deiminase 4 (PAD4) demonstrate that its non-catalytic Ca(2+)-binding sites play a crucial role in the assembly of the correct geometry of the enzyme. Here, we examined the folding mechanism of PAD4 and the role of Ca(2+) ions in the folding pathway. Multiple mutations were introduced into the calcium-binding sites, and these mutants were termed the Ca1_site, Ca2_site, Ca3_site, Ca4_site and Ca5_site mutants. Our data indicate that during the unfolding process, the PAD4 dimer first dissociates into monomers, and the monomers then undergo a three-state denaturation process via an intermediate state formation...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546308/dentate-gyrus-contributes-to-retrieval-as-well-as-encoding-evidence-from-context-fear-conditioning-recall-and-extinction
#3
Brian E Bernier, Anthony F Lacagnina, Adam Ayoub, Francis Shue, Boris V Zemelman, Franklin B Krasne, Michael R Drew
Dentate gyrus (DG) is widely thought to provide a teaching signal that enables hippocampal encoding of memories, but its role during retrieval is poorly understood. Some data and models suggest that DG plays no role in retrieval; others encourage the opposite conclusion. To resolve this controversy, we evaluated the effects of optogenetic inhibition of dorsal DG during context fear conditioning, recall, generalization, and extinction in male mice. We found that (1) inhibition during training impaired context fear acquisition; (2) inhibition during recall did not impair fear expression in the training context, unless mice had to distinguish between similar feared and neutral contexts; (3) inhibition increased generalization of fear to an unfamiliar context that was similar to a feared one and impaired fear expression in the conditioned context when it was similar to a neutral one; (4) inhibition impaired fear extinction...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545157/the-aminoestrogen-prolame-increases-recognition-memory-and-hippocampal-neuronal-spine-density-in-aged-mice
#4
Alfonso Diaz, Samuel Treviño, Rubén Vázquez-Roque, Berenice Venegas, Blanca Espinosa, Gonzalo Flores, Juan Manuel Fernández-G, Luis F Montaño, Jorge Guevara
The aging brain shows biochemical and morphological changes in the dendrites of pyramidal neurons from the limbic system associated with memory loss. Prolame (N-(3-hydroxy-1,3,5 (10) -estratrien-17β-yl) -3-hydroxypropylamine) is a non-feminizing aminoestrogen with antithrombotic activity that prevents neuronal deterioration, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of prolame on motor and cognitive processes, as well as its influence on the dendritic morphology of neurons at the CA1, CA3 and granule cells of the dentate gyrus (DG) regions of hippocampus (HP), and medium spiny neurons of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) of aged mice...
May 25, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542502/in-vivo-transduction-of-neurons-with-tat-uch-l1-protects-brain-against-controlled-cortical-impact-injury
#5
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/28542295/therapeutic-benefits-of-phosphodiesterase-4b-inhibition-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#6
Nicole M Wilson, Mark E Gurney, W Dalton Dietrich, Coleen M Atkins
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) initiates a deleterious inflammatory response that exacerbates pathology and worsens outcome. This inflammatory response is partially mediated by a reduction in cAMP and a concomitant upregulation of cAMP-hydrolyzing phosphodiesterases (PDEs) acutely after TBI. The PDE4B subfamily, specifically PDE4B2, has been found to regulate cAMP in inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils, macrophages and microglia. To determine if PDE4B regulates inflammation and subsequent pathology after TBI, adult male Sprague Dawley rats received sham surgery or moderate parasagittal fluid-percussion brain injury (2 ± 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538815/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-stress-and-anxiety-related-responses-in-rats
#7
Ricardo M Bassetto, Tatiana Wscieklica, Kathlein C P Pouza, Daniela Ortolani, Milena B Viana, Isabel C Cespedes, Regina C Spadari
The aim of this work was to investigate if eletroacupuncture at PC6 would modulate the stress-induced anxiety-like behavior and the level of activation of several brain areas. Rats were distributed in groups: control; submitted to immobilization; submitted to immobilization and eletroacupuncture at PC6 or at the tail. Immobilization increased grooming and decreased stretched attend postures and the time spent in the open arms of the ele-vated plus-maze. Eletroacupuncture at PC6 or tail canceled the effect of immobilization on grooming and attenuated the stretched attend posture...
May 22, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536851/targeting-adult-neurogenesis-to-optimize-hippocampal-circuits-in-aging
#8
REVIEW
Kathleen M McAvoy, Amar Sahay
Millions of individuals suffer from age-related cognitive decline, defined by impaired memory precision. Increased understanding of hippocampal circuit mechanisms underlying memory formation suggests a role for computational processes such as pattern separation and pattern completion in memory precision. We describe evidence implicating the dentate gyrus-CA3 circuit in pattern separation and completion, and examine alterations in dentate gyrus-CA3 circuit structure and function with aging. We discuss the role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in memory precision in adulthood and aging, as well as the circuit mechanisms underlying the integration and encoding functions of adult-born dentate granule cells...
May 23, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528967/chronic-fluoxetine-rescues-changes-in-plasma-membrane-density-of-5-ht1a-autoreceptors-and-serotonin-transporters-in-the-olfactory-bulbectomy-rodent-model-of-depression
#9
Mustapha Riad, Antonia Kobert, Laurent Descarries, Sandra Boye, Pierre-Paul Rompré, Jean-Claude Lacaille
Reduced serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission is postulated to underlie the pathogenesis of depression. The serotonin transporter (SERT) and 5-HT1A auto-receptors act in concert to ensure homeostasis of serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission and regulation of their cell surface expression represent efficient mechanisms to maintain this homeostasis. Thus, we investigated the changes in the subcellular distribution of SERT and 5-HT1A receptors (5-HT1AR) in the rat olfactory bulbectomy model of depression using immuno-gold labelling and electron microscopy, and examined the effect of chronic treatment with the antidepressant, fluoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, on the subcellular distribution of SERT and 5-HT1AR...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518111/using-enzyme-based-biosensors-to-measure-tonic-and-phasic-glutamate-in-alzheimer-s-mouse-models
#10
Holly C Hunsberger, Sharay E Setti, Ryan T Heslin, Jorge E Quintero, Greg A Gerhardt, Miranda N Reed
Neurotransmitter disruption is often a key component of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), playing a role in the pathology underlying Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, and anxiety. Traditionally, microdialysis has been the most common (lauded) technique to examine neurotransmitter changes that occur in these disorders. But because microdialysis has the ability to measure slow 1-20 minute changes across large areas of tissue, it has the disadvantage of invasiveness, potentially destroying intrinsic connections within the brain and a slow sampling capability...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515678/soluble-ectodomain-of-neuroligin-1-decreases-synaptic-activity-by-activating-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-2
#11
Michelle D Gjørlund, Eva M M Carlsen, Andreas B Kønig, Oksana Dmytrieva, Anders V Petersen, Jacob Jacobsen, Vladimir Berezin, Jean-François Perrier, Sylwia Owczarek
Synaptic cell adhesion molecules represent important targets for neuronal activity-dependent proteolysis. Postsynaptic neuroligins (NLs) form trans-synaptic complexes with presynaptic neurexins (NXs). Both NXs and NLs are cleaved from the cell surface by metalloproteases in an activity-dependent manner, releasing a soluble extracellular fragment and membrane-tethered C-terminal fragment. The cleavage of NL1 depresses synaptic transmission, but the mechanism by which this occurs is unknown. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 (mGluR2) are located primarily at the periphery of presynaptic terminals, where they inhibit the formation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and consequently suppress the release of glutamate and decrease synaptic transmission...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513543/chronic-exposure-to-uranium-from-gestation-effects-on-behavior-and-neurogenesis-in-adulthood
#12
Céline Dinocourt, Cécile Culeux, Marie Legrand, Christelle Elie, Philippe Lestaevel
Uranium exposure leads to cerebral dysfunction involving for instance biochemical, neurochemical and neurobehavioral effects. Most studies have focused on mechanisms in uranium-exposed adult animals. However, recent data on developing animals have shown that the developing brain is also sensitive to uranium. Models of uranium exposure during brain development highlight the need to improve our understanding of the effects of uranium. In a model in which uranium exposure began from the first day of gestation, we studied the neurobehavioral consequences as well as the progression of hippocampal neurogenesis in animals from dams exposed to uranium...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508318/trpc-channels-and-epilepsy
#13
Fang Zheng
Accumulating evidence suggest that TRPC channels play critical roles in various aspects of epileptogenesis. TRPC1/4 channels are major contributors to nonsynaptically derived epileptiform burst firing in the CA1 and the lateral septum. TRPC7 channels play a critical role in synaptically derived epileptiform burst firing. The reduction of spontaneous epileptiform bursting in the CA3 is correlated to a reduction in pilocarpine-induced SE in vivo in TRPC7 knockout mice. TRPC channels are also significant contributors to SE-induced neuronal cell death...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502879/genetic-deletion-of-p-glycoprotein-alters-stress-responsivity-and-increases-depression-like-behavior-social-withdrawal-and-microglial-activation-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-mice
#14
Natalia I Brzozowska, Kristie L Smith, Cilla Zhou, Peter M Waters, Ligia Menezes Cavalcante, Sarah V Abelev, Michael Kuligowski, David J Clarke, Stephanie M Todd, Jonathon C Arnold
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an ABC transporter expressed at the blood brain barrier and regulates the brain uptake of various xenobiotics and endogenous mediators including glucocorticoid hormones which are critically important to the stress response. Moreover, P-gp is expressed on microglia, the brain's immune cells, which are activated by stressors and have an emerging role in psychiatric disorders. We therefore hypothesised that germline P-gp deletion in mice might alter the behavioral and microglial response to stressors...
May 10, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502742/seasonal-changes-of-androgen-receptor-estrogen-receptors-and-aromatase-expression-in-the-hippocampus-of-the-wild-male-ground-squirrels-citellus-dauricus-brandt
#15
Fengwei Zhang, Yu Wang, Wentao Han, Junjie Wang, Haolin Zhang, Xia Sheng, Zhengrong Yuan, Qiang Weng, Yingying Han
The wild ground squirrel is a typical seasonal breeder whose annual life cycle can be roughly divided into the breeding season, the post-breeding season and hibernation. Our previous study has reported the seasonal changes in the expressions of androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors α and β (ERα and ERβ), and aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) in the hypothalamus of male wild ground squirrels. To further seek evidence of seasonal expression of steroid hormone receptors and steroid hormone synthases in other brain regions, we investigated the protein and mRNA expressions of AR, ERα, ERβ and P450arom in the hippocampus of the male wild ground squirrels during these different reproductive periods...
May 11, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502041/glucose-can-epigenetically-alter-the-gene-expression-of-neurotrophic-factors-in-the-murine-brain-cells
#16
Md Shamim Hossain, Yutaka Oomura, Toshihiko Katafuchi
Glucose is believed to improve the memory in both human and mice, but the detailed insights were mostly elusive. In this study, we focused on two major neurotrophic factors, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1), which are believed to be associated with the memory enhancement and assessed their expressional regulation among the murine neuronal and glial cells. Our findings showed that the glucose administration increased phosphorylated Akt, phosphorylated CREB, exon 1- and exon 4-specific BDNF transcripts, and FGF1 transcripts that are associated with the epigenetic changes expected to open the chromatin and a reduction in histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) in neurons and astrocytes of the murine hippocampus...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500666/bioactivity-and-mineralization-of-natural-hydroxyapatite-from-cuttlefish-bone-and-bioglass%C3%A2-co-sintered-bioceramics
#17
Natascia Cozza, Felipe Monte, Walter Bonani, Pranesh Aswath, Antonella Motta, Claudio Migliaresi
In this study, bioactive hydroxyapatite-based bioceramics starting from cuttlefish bone powders have been prepared and characterized. In particular, fragmented cuttlefish bone was co-sintered with 30 wt% of Bioglass®-45S5 to synthesize hydroxyapatite-based powders with enhanced mechanical properties and bioactivity. Commercial synthetic hydroxyapatite was treated following the same procedure and used as a reference. The structure and composition of the bioceramics formulations were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495975/short-term-depression-of-sprouted-mossy-fiber-synapses-from-adult-born-granule-cells
#18
William D Hendricks, Yang Chen, AeSoon L Bensen, Gary L Westbrook, Eric Schnell
Epileptic seizures potently modulate hippocampal adult neurogenesis, and adult-born dentate granule cells contribute to the pathologic retrograde sprouting of mossy fiber axons, both hallmarks of temporal lobe epilepsy. The characteristics of these sprouted synapses, however, have been largely unexplored, and the specific contribution of adult-born granule cells to functional mossy fiber sprouting is unknown, primarily due to technical barriers in isolating sprouted mossy fiber synapses for analysis. Here, we used DcxCreER(T2) transgenic mice to permanently pulse-label age-defined cohorts of granule cells born either before or after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493886/narrow-microtunnel-technology-for-the-isolation-and-precise-identification-of-axonal-communication-among-distinct-hippocampal-subregion-networks
#19
Udit Narula, Andres Ruiz, McKinley McQuaide, Thomas B DeMarse, Bruce C Wheeler, Gregory J Brewer
Communication between different sub regions of the hippocampus is fundamental to learning and memory. However accurate knowledge about information transfer between sub regions from access to the activity in individual axons is lacking. MEMS devices with microtunnels connecting two sub networks have begun to approach this problem but the commonly used 10 μm wide tunnels frequently measure signals from multiple axons. To reduce this complexity, we compared polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microtunnel devices each with a separate tunnel width of 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493345/il-10-expression-in-pyramidal-neurons-after-neuropathogenic-coronaviral-infection
#20
Masatoshi Kakizaki, Rihito Watanabe
The apoptosis of pyramidal neurons in CA2 and CA3 subregions of the hippocampus is induced after infection with Mu-3 virus (Mu-3), a neuropathogenic strain of the JHM virus (JHMV), at 4-5 days post-inoculation (dpi). The viral antigens in the hippocampus are mainly found in the CD11b-positive cells distributed in the stratum oriens located outside the pyramidal layer, and only a few pyramidal neurons are infected. Furthermore, the apoptotic cells, indicated as showing caspase 3 (Cas3) activation, consist of a high number of uninfected cells...
May 11, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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