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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080901/cerebellar-and-mesencephalon-neoplasia-in-a-nile-hipoppotamus-hippopotamus-amphibious
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Francesca Schiaffino, Samantha J Sander, Marcia E Pereira Bacares, Katie J Barnes, Matti Kiupel, Timothy Walsh, Suzan Murray
A 52-yr-old female Nile hippopotamus ( Hippopotamus amphibious ) was presented for acute onset anorexia, depression, lethargy, instability, and weakness in the pelvic limbs. Clinical signs were rapidly progressive, despite empiric therapy with anti-inflammatory medications, resulting in the death of the animal. Gross necropsy evaluation revealed two tan, firm masses in the cerebellum and mesencephalon and a single mass in the right cranial adrenal gland. All three masses had a similar histologic morphology, and immunohistochemical investigation confirmed the general diagnosis of an adenocarcinoma, but the exact cell of origin remains unclear...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077908/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-case-of-central-neurocytoma
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Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Mehmet Sahin Ugurel, Naser Ramadani, Sefedin Mucaj, Kamber Zeqiraj
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the MRI features of central neurocytoma. CASE REPORT: A 45 year old man with 3 months of worsening daily headaches. These headaches were diffuse, lasted for several hours, and mostly occurred in the morning. She was initially diagnosed and treated for migraines but later he had epileptic attack and diplopia and neurolog recomaded MRI. METHODS: precontrast MRI; TSE/T2Wsequence in axial/coronal planes; 3D-Hi-resolution T1W sagittal; FLAIR/T2W axial; FLAIR/T2W and Flash/T2W oblique coronal plane (perpendicular to temporal lobes) GRE/T2W axial plane for detection of heme products...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053539/complex-neurological-symptoms-in-bilateral-thalamic-stroke-due-to-percheron-artery-occlusion
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Paola Caruso, Paolo Manganotti, Rita Moretti
The artery of Percheron is a rare anatomical variant where a single thalamic perforating artery arises from the proximal posterior cerebral artery (P1 segment) between the basilar artery and the posterior communicating artery and supplies the rostral mesencephalon and both paramedian territories of the thalami. Almost one-third of human brains present this variant. Occlusion of the artery of Percheron mostly results in a bilateral medial thalamic infarction, which usually manifests with altered consciousness (including coma), vertical gaze paresis, and cognitive disturbance...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039003/neurotropin%C3%A2-inhibits-calpain-activity-upregulated-by-specific-alternation-of-rhythm-in-temperature-in-the-mesencephalon-of-rats
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Hiroki Fujisawa, Takumi Numazawa, Minoru Kawamura, Mitsuru Naiki
AIMS: Neurotropin® (NTP), an analgesic for chronic pain, has antihyperalgesic effects in specific alternation of rhythm in temperature (SART)-stressed rats. Previous studies have shown that SART stress induces hyperalgesia, as well as post-translational modification of proteins (including substrates for calpain, a calcium-dependent cysteine protease) in the mesencephalon of rats. To better understand the mechanism of action of NTP, we investigated whether SART stress activates calpain in the mesencephalon of rats and whether NTP inhibits this activation...
December 27, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027903/seasonal-changes-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-gene-expression-of-star-protein-steroidogenic-enzymes-and-sex-hormone-receptors-in-the-frog-brain
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Alessandra Santillo, Sara Falvo, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, Gabriella Chieffi Baccari
The brain of amphibians contains all the key enzymes of steroidogenesis and has a high steroidogenic activity. In seasonally-breeding amphibian species brain steroid levels fluctuate synchronously with the reproductive cycle. Here we report a study of gene expression of StAR protein, key steroidogenic enzymes and sex hormone receptors in the telencephalon (T) and diencephalon-mesencephalon (D-M) of male and female reproductive and post-reproductive Pelophylax esculentus, a seasonally breeding anuran amphibian...
December 24, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966491/a-lateralized-functional-auditory-network-is-involved-in-anuran-sexual-selection
#6
Fei Xue, Guangzhan Fang, Xizi Yue, Ermi Zhao, Steven E Brauth, Yezhong Tang
Right ear advantage (REA) exists in many land vertebrates in which the right ear and left hemisphere preferentially process conspecific acoustic stimuli such as those related to sexual selection. Although ecological and neural mechanisms for sexual selection have been widely studied, the brain networks involved are still poorly understood. In this study we used multi-channel electroencephalographic data in combination with Granger causal connectivity analysis to demonstrate, for the first time, that auditory neural network interconnecting the left and right midbrain and forebrain function asymmetrically in the Emei music frog (Babina daunchina), an anuran species which exhibits REA...
December 2016: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940258/evolution-of-structural-abnormalities-in-the-rat-brain-following-in-utero-exposure-to-maternal-immune-activation-a-longitudinal-in-vivo-mri-study
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William R Crum, Stephen J Sawiak, Winfred Chege, Jonathan D Cooper, Steven C R Williams, Anthony C Vernon
Genetic and environmental risk factors for psychiatric disorders are suggested to disrupt the trajectory of brain maturation during adolescence, leading to the development of psychopathology in adulthood. Rodent models are powerful tools to dissect the specific effects of such risk factors on brain maturational profiles, particularly when combined with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI; clinically comparable technology). We therefore investigated the effect of maternal immune activation (MIA), an epidemiological risk factor for adult-onset psychiatric disorders, on rat brain maturation using atlas and tensor-based morphometry analysis of longitudinal in vivo MR images...
December 9, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938488/a-subpopulation-of-dopaminergic-neurons-co-expresses-serotonin-in-ventral-mesencephalic-cultures-but-not-after-intrastriatal-transplantation-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinsons-disease
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Stefano Di Santo, Stefanie Seiler, Angélique Ducray, Morten Meyer, Hans Widmer
Cell replacement therapy is a promising avenue into the investigation and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and in some cases significant long-term motor improvements have been demonstrated. The main source of donor tissue is the human fetal ventral mesencephalon (VM), which consists of a mixed neuronal population and its heterogeneity likely contributes to the inconsistent outcome observed in clinical trials. Detailed knowledge about the neuronal subpopulations in the VM seems, hence, essential for successful cell transplantation...
7, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915581/ftld-tdp-and-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-in-comorbidity-a-report-of-two-cases-with-different-clinical-presentations
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Kateřina Storey, Silvie Johanidesová, Radoslav Matěj, Jiří Keller, Zdeněk Rohan, Robert Rusina
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration with transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (FTLD-TDP) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are distinct neurodegenerations with different clinical presentations. We report two cases with FTLD-TDP and PSP in comorbidity: a patient with amnestic dementia developing frontal lobe dementia, Parkinsonism and supranuclear gaze palsy and a patient with cerebellar ataxia and nystagmus developing akinesia, rigidity, and subcortical dementia. Neuropathological examination revealed neuronal and glial tau pathology together with ubiquitin, and phospho-TDP-43-immunoreactivities in the hippocampus, striatum, mesencephalon, and frontal and temporal cortices...
December 3, 2016: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886392/deregulated-expression-of-ezh2-in-congenital-brainstem-disconnection
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P G Barth, E Aronica, S Fox, K Fluiter, M A J Weterman, A Poretti, D C Miller, E Boltshauser, B Harding, M Santi, F Baas
Congenital brainstem disconnection (CBSD) is an enigmatic embryo-fetal defect presenting as (sub)total absence of a segment between mesencephalon and lower brainstem. Rostro-caudal limits of the defect vary while the basal pons is always involved and the cerebellum is globally hypoplastic. A recent update and review[1] lists 14 cases, including 3 brain autopsy studies[1-3]. Necrosis and glial- or inflammatory reactions were absent. Inferior olivary nuclei were small or absent, pontine nuclei depleted, and the cerebellar dentate nuclei dysplastic...
November 25, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885887/cell-therapies-for-parkinson-s-disease-how-far-have-we-come
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Thomas B Stoker, Roger A Barker
Over the past three decades, significant progress has been made in the development of potential regenerative cell-based therapies for neurodegenerative disease, with most success being seen in Parkinson's disease. Cell-based therapies face many challenges including ethical considerations, potential for immune-mediated rejection with allogeneic and xenogeneic tissue, pathological spread of protein-related disease into the grafted tissue as well as the risk of graft overgrowth and tumorigenesis in stem cell-derived transplants...
December 2016: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858721/axon-guidance-molecule-expression-after-cell-therapy-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Joanna Kalaani, Rochea Joëlle, Eva Hamade, Bassam Badran, Mohamed Jaber, Afsaneh Gaillard, Laetitia Prestoz
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy is a promising approach for Parkinson's disease (PD). Others and we have previously shown that transplantation of ventral mesencephalic fetal cells into substantia nigra (SN) in an animal model of PD enables anatomical and functional repair of the degenerated pathway. However, the molecular basis of this repair is still largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: In this work, we studied the expression of several axon guidance molecules that may be implicated in the repair of the degenerated nigrostriatal pathway...
November 16, 2016: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832380/endoscopic-approach-routes-in-the-posterior-fossa-cisterns-through-the-retrosigmoid-keyhole-craniotomy-an-anatomical-study
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Peter Kurucz, Gabor Baksa, Lajos Patonay, Firas Thaher, Michael Buchfelder, Oliver Ganslandt
Endoscopy in cerebellopontine angle surgery is an increasingly used technique. Despite of its advantages, the shortcomings arising from the complex anatomy of the posterior fossa are still preventing its widespread use. To overcome these drawbacks, the goal of this study was to define the anatomy of different endoscopic approaches through the retrosigmoid craniotomy and their limitations by surgical windows. Anatomical dissections were performed on 25 fresh human cadavers to describe the main approach-routes...
November 10, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802825/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-3-brainstem-involvement-frequency-presentation-and-outcome
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Sven Jarius, Ingo Kleiter, Klemens Ruprecht, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Nadja Borisow, Martin W Hümmert, Corinna Trebst, Florence Pache, Alexander Winkelmann, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Marius Ringelstein, Oliver Stich, Orhan Aktas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Alexander Schwarz, Carsten Lukas, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Mathias Buttmann, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Hanna Zimmermann, Alexander U Brandt, Diego Franciotta, Kathrin Schanda, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG) are present in a subset of aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-IgG-negative patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis. Little is known so far about brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, clinical and paraclinical features, course, outcome, and prognostic implications of brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive ON and/or myelitis. METHODS: Retrospective case study...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771730/spatiotemporal-development-of-the-orexinergic-hypocretinergic-system-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-xenopus-laevis
#15
Jesús M López, Lorena Morales, Agustín González
The present immunohistochemical study represents a detailed spatiotemporal analysis of the localization of orexin-immunoreactive (OX-ir) cells and fibers throughout development in the brain of the anuran amphibian Xenopus laevis, a model frequently used in developmental studies. Anurans undergo remarkable physiological changes during the early life stages, and very little is known about the ontogeny and the localization of the centers that control functions such as appetite and feed ingestion in the developing brain...
2016: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615412/immunohistochemical-localization-of-somatostatin-in-the-brain-of-chinese-alligator-alligator-sinensis
#16
Huan Wang, Ruidong Zhang, Shengzhou Zhang, Yongkang Zhou, Xiaobing Wu
In this study, the regional distribution and histological localization of somatostatin (SS) immunoreactive (IR) perikarya and fibers was investigated for the first time in the brain of adult Chinese alligator by immunohistochemical method. The results showed SS-IR perikarya and fibers were widely distributed in various parts of the brain except for olfactory bulbs. In the telencephalon, SS-IR perikarya were predominantly located in the cellular layer and deep plexiform layer of dorsomedial and medial cortex, less in the dorsal and lateral cortex, while SS-IR fibers were found in all layers of the cerebral cortex...
September 12, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586811/cathepsin-l-coexists-with-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-2-alpha-in-distinct-regions-of-the-mouse-brain
#17
Claudius Luziga, Bui Thi To Nga, Gabriel Mbassa, Yoshimi Yamamoto
Cathepsins B and L are two prominent members of cystein proteases with broad substrate specificity and are known to be involved in the process of intra- and extra-cellular protein degradation and turnover. The propeptide region of cathepsin L is identical to Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-2α (CTLA-2α) discovered in mouse activated T-cells and mast cells. CTLA-2α exhibits selective inhibitory activities against papain and cathepsin L. We previously demonstrated the distribution pattern of the CTLA-2α protein in mouse brain by immunohistochemistry, describing that it is preferentially localized within nerve fibre bundles than neuronal cell bodies...
September 2016: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578777/regulation-of-self-renewing-neural-progenitors-by-fgf-erk-signaling-controls-formation-of-the-inferior-colliculus
#18
Alexander Dee, Kairong Li, Xin Heng, Qiuxia Guo, James Y H Li
The embryonic tectum displays an anteroposterior gradient in development and produces the superior colliculus and inferior colliculus. Studies suggest that partition of the tectum is controlled by different strengths and durations of FGF signals originated from the so-called isthmic organizer at the mid/hindbrain junction; however, the underlying mechanism is unclear. We show that deleting Ptpn11, which links FGF with the ERK pathway, prevents inferior colliculus formation by depleting a previously uncharacterized stem cell zone...
October 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533625/improved-ct-detection-of-acute-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-encephalitis-based-on-a-frequency-selective-nonlinear-blending-comparison-with-mri
#19
Malte Niklas Bongers, Georg Bier, Hendrik Ditt, Robert Beck, Ulrike Ernemann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic efficacy of a new CT postprocessing tool based on frequency-selective nonlinear blending (best-contrast CT) with that of standard linear blending of unenhanced head CT in patients with herpes simplex virus type 1 and herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSE), using FLAIR MRI sequences as the standard of reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients (six women and nine men; mean [± SD] age, 60 ± 19 years) with proven HSE (positive polymerase chain reaction results from CSF analysis and the presence of neurologic deficits) were retrospectively enrolled...
November 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530699/resting-state-brain-networks-revealed-by-granger-causal-connectivity-in-frogs
#20
Fei Xue, Guangzhan Fang, Xizi Yue, Ermi Zhao, Steven E Brauth, Yezhong Tang
Resting-state networks (RSNs) refer to the spontaneous brain activity generated under resting conditions, which maintain the dynamic connectivity of functional brain networks for automatic perception or higher order cognitive functions. Here, Granger causal connectivity analysis (GCCA) was used to explore brain RSNs in the music frog (Babina daunchina) during different behavioral activity phases. The results reveal that a causal network in the frog brain can be identified during the resting state which reflects both brain lateralization and sexual dimorphism...
August 13, 2016: Neuroscience
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