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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807794/flavor-and-object-recognition-memory-impairment-induced-by-excitotoxic-lesions-of-the-perirhinal-cortex
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E Morillas, B Gómez-Chacón, M Gallo
Recognition memory is based on the ability to assess the familiarity of a previously encountered stimulus. It can be approached using tests for different sensorial modalities. Excitotoxic lesions of the perirhinal cortex (Prh) were performed in order to assess the relevance of its integrity for object and flavor recognition memory. Object recognition memory was impaired with a 24 h retention interval. Flavor neophobia attenuation was prevented on a second encounter with the tastant. These results support a role of the perirhinal cortex in mediating the transition from novel to familiar, both in object and flavor recognition memory...
August 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803347/melatonin-mitochondria-and-the-skin
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REVIEW
Andrzej T Slominski, Michal A Zmijewski, Igor Semak, Tae-Kang Kim, Zorica Janjetovic, Radomir M Slominski, Jaroslaw W Zmijewski
The skin being a protective barrier between external and internal (body) environments has the sensory and adaptive capacity to maintain local and global body homeostasis in response to noxious factors. An important part of the skin response to stress is its ability for melatonin synthesis and subsequent metabolism through the indolic and kynuric pathways. Indeed, melatonin and its metabolites have emerged as indispensable for physiological skin functions and for effective protection of a cutaneous homeostasis from hostile environmental factors...
August 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802192/soft-diet-feeding-impairs-neural-transmission-between-mitral-cells-and-interneurons-in-the-mouse-olfactory-bulb
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Tomohiro Noguchi, Chizuru Utsugi, Makoto Kashiwayanagi
(Objective) The subventricular zone in mice generates a lot of neuroblasts even during adulthood. These neuroblasts migrate to the olfactory bulb and differentiate into inhibitory interneurons such as granule cells and periglomerular cells. Olfactory sensory neurons receive information from various odorants and transmit it to the olfactory bulb. Our previous study showed that soft-diet feeding impairs neurogenesis in the subventricular zone, in turn leading to the reduction of odor-induced behaviors and Fos-immunoreactivities, the latter of which are markers of neural activity, at the olfactory bulb after exposure to odors...
July 29, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797631/hspb1-mutations-causing-hereditary-neuropathy-in-humans-disrupt-non-cell-autonomous-protection-of-motor-neurons
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Patrick L Heilman, SungWon Song, Carlos J Miranda, Kathrin Meyer, Amit K Srivastava, Amy Knapp, Christopher G Wier, Brian K Kaspar, Stephen J Kolb
Heat shock protein beta-1 (HSPB1), is a ubiquitously expressed, multifunctional protein chaperone. Mutations in HSPB1 result in the development of a late-onset, distal hereditary motor neuropathy type II (dHMN) and axonal Charcot-Marie Tooth disease with sensory involvement (CMT2F). The functional consequences of HSPB1 mutations associated with hereditary neuropathy are unknown. HSPB1 also displays neuroprotective properties in many neuronal disease models, including the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...
August 7, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790906/neurophysiological-correlates-of-the-rubber-hand-illusion-in-late-evoked-and-alpha-beta-band-activity
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Isa S Rao, Christoph Kayser
The rubber hand illusion (RHI) allows insights into how the brain resolves conflicting multisensory information regarding body position and ownership. Previous neuroimaging studies have reported a variety of neurophysiological correlates of illusory hand ownership, with conflicting results likely originating from differences in experimental parameters and control conditions. Here, we overcome these limitations by using a fully automated and precisely-timed visuo-tactile stimulation setup to record evoked responses and oscillatory responses in participants who felt the RHI...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781049/role-of-the-cerebellum-in-adaptation-to-delayed-action-effects
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Liyu Cao, Domenica Veniero, Gregor Thut, Joachim Gross
Actions are typically associated with sensory consequences. For example, knocking at a door results in predictable sounds. These self-initiated sensory stimuli are known to elicit smaller cortical responses compared to passively presented stimuli, e.g., early auditory evoked magnetic fields known as M100 and M200 components are attenuated. Current models implicate the cerebellum in the prediction of the sensory consequences of our actions. However, causal evidence is largely missing. In this study, we introduced a constant delay (of 100 ms) between actions and action-associated sounds, and we recorded magnetoencephalography (MEG) data as participants adapted to the delay...
July 25, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752493/mindfulness-meditation-for-fibromyalgia-mechanistic-and-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Adrienne L Adler-Neal, Fadel Zeidan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread pain and a spectrum of psychological comorbidities, rendering treatment difficult and often a financial burden. Fibromyalgia is a complicated chronic pain condition that requires a multimodal therapeutic approach to optimize treatment efficacy. Thus, it has been postulated that mind-body techniques may prove fruitful in treating fibromyalgia. Mindfulness meditation, a behavioral technique premised on non-reactive sensory awareness, attenuates pain and improves mental health outcomes...
September 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751455/calcineurin-dysregulation-underlies-spinal-cord-injury-induced-k-channel-dysfunction-in-drg-neurons
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Benjamin M Zemel, Tanziyah Muqeem, Eric V Brown, Miguel Goulão, Mark W Urban, Stephen R Tymanskyj, Angelo C Lepore, Manuel Covarrubias
Dysfunction of the fast-inactivating Kv3.4 potassium current in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons contributes to the hyperexcitability associated with persistent pain induced by spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the underlying mechanism is not known. In light of our previous work demonstrating modulation of the Kv3.4 channel by phosphorylation, we investigated the role of the phosphatase calcineurin (CaN) using electrophysiological, molecular and imaging approaches in adult Sprague-Dawley female rats. Pharmacological inhibition of CaN in small-diameter DRG neurons slows repolarization of the somatic action potential (AP) and attenuates the Kv3...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729830/resting-state-fluctuations-of-eeg-sensorimotor-rhythm-reflect-bold-activities-in-the-pericentral-areas-a-simultaneous-eeg-fmri-study
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Shohei Tsuchimoto, Shuka Shibusawa, Nobuaki Mizuguchi, Kenji Kato, Hiroki Ebata, Meigen Liu, Takashi Hanakawa, Junichi Ushiba
Blockade of the scalp electroencephalographic (EEG) sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) is a well-known phenomenon following attempted or executed motor functions. Such a frequency-specific power attenuation of the SMR occurs in the alpha and beta frequency bands and is spatially registered at primary somatosensory and motor cortices. Here, we hypothesized that resting-state fluctuations of the SMR in the alpha and beta frequency bands also covary with resting-state sensorimotor cortical activity, without involving task-related neural dynamics...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722693/ikk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-satellite-glia-activation-induces-spinal-cord-microglia-activation-and-neuropathic-pain-after-nerve-injury
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Hyoungsub Lim, Hyunkyoung Lee, Kyungchul Noh, Sung Joong Lee
Increasing evidence indicates that both microglia and satellite glial cell (SGC) activation play causal roles in neuropathic pain development after peripheral nerve injury; however, the activation mechanisms and their contribution to neuropathic pain remain elusive. To address this issue, we generated Ikkβ conditional knockout mice (Cnp-Cre/Ikkβ; cIkkβ) in which IKK/NF-κB-dependent proinflammatory SGC activation was abrogated. In these mice, nerve injury-induced spinal cord microglia activation and pain hypersensitivity were significantly attenuated compared to those in control mice...
May 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720830/effect-of-cxcl12-cxcr4-signaling-on-neuropathic-pain-after-chronic-compression-of-dorsal-root-ganglion
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Yang Yu, Xini Huang, Yuwei Di, Lintao Qu, Ni Fan
Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that often accompanies tissue damage, inflammation or injury of the nervous system. However the underlying molecular mechanisms still remain unclear. Here, we showed that CXCL12 and CXCR4 were upregulated in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) after chronic compression of DRG (CCD), and some CXCR4 immunopositive neurons were also immunopositive for the nociceptive neuronal markers IB4, TRPV1, CGRP, and substance P. The incidence and amplitude of CXCL12-induced Ca(2+) response in primary sensory neurons from CCD mice was significantly increased compared to those from control animals...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720523/sensory-attenuation-of-self-initiated-sounds-maps-onto-habitual-associations-between-motor-action-and-sound
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Nathan G Mifsud, Thomas J Whitford
Sensory attenuation refers to reduced brain responses to self-initiated sensations relative to those produced by the external world, a distinction that is vital for dynamic motor control and our sense of agency. Typically, willed vocalizations elicit larger N1 reduction of the auditory evoked potential compared to indirectly evoked sounds, such as tones generated by button-presses, which is attributed to the prediction and cancellation of incoming signals enabled by speech motor commands. However, physical confounds exist, including different stimuli and the increased motor artefact associated with mouth vs...
July 15, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716932/body-ownership-determines-the-attenuation-of-self-generated-tactile-sensations
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Konstantina Kilteni, H Henrik Ehrsson
Self-perception depends on the brain's abilities to differentiate our body from the environment and to distinguish between the sensations generated as a consequence of voluntary movement and those arising from events in the external world. The first process refers to the sense of ownership of our body and relies on the dynamic integration of multisensory (afferent) signals. The second process depends on internal forward models that use (efferent) information from our motor commands to predict and attenuate the sensory consequences of our movements...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701929/anatomic-and-physiologic-heterogeneity-of-subgroup-a-auditory-sensory-neurons-in-fruit-flies
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Yuki Ishikawa, Natsuki Okamoto, Mizuki Nakamura, Hyunsoo Kim, Azusa Kamikouchi
The antennal ear of the fruit fly detects acoustic signals in intraspecific communication, such as the courtship song and agonistic sounds. Among the five subgroups of mechanosensory neurons in the fly ear, subgroup-A neurons respond maximally to vibrations over a wide frequency range between 100 and 1,200 Hz. The functional organization of the neural circuit comprised of subgroup-A neurons, however, remains largely unknown. In the present study, we used 11 GAL4 strains that selectively label subgroup-A neurons and explored the diversity of subgroup-A neurons by combining single-cell anatomic analysis and Ca(2+) imaging...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696301/otoferlin-is-a-multivalent-calcium-sensitive-scaffold-linking-snares-and-calcium-channels
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Nicole Hams, Murugesh Padmanarayana, Weihong Qiu, Colin P Johnson
Sensory hair cells rely on otoferlin as the calcium sensor for exocytosis and encoding of sound preferentially over the neuronal calcium sensor synaptotagmin. Although it is established that synaptotagmin cannot rescue the otoferlin KO phenotype, the large size and low solubility of otoferlin have prohibited direct biochemical comparisons that could establish functional differences between these two proteins. To address this challenge, we have developed a single-molecule colocalization binding titration assay (smCoBRA) that can quantitatively characterize full-length otoferlin from mammalian cell lysate...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687195/%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-elicits-itch-related-responses-in-mice-through-the-direct-activation-of-primary-afferent-neurons-expressing-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1
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Tsugunobu Andoh, Takahito Maki, Sikai Li, Daisuke Uta
Uremic pruritus is an unpleasant symptom in patients undergoing hemodialysis, and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. β2-Microglobulin (β2-MG) is well-known as an MHC class I molecule and its level is increased in the plasma of patients undergoing hemodialysis. In this study, we investigated whether β2-MG was a pruritogen in mice. Intradermal injections of β2-MG into the rostral back induced scratching in a dose-dependent manner. Intradermal injection of β2-MG into the cheek also elicited scratching, but not wiping...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680400/a-novel-small-molecule-gdnf-receptor-ret-agonist-bt13-promotes-neurite-growth-from-sensory-neurons-in-vitro-and-attenuates-experimental-neuropathy-in-the-rat
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Yulia A Sidorova, Maxim M Bespalov, Agnes W Wong, Oleg Kambur, Viljami Jokinen, Tuomas O Lilius, Ilida Suleymanova, Gunnar Karelson, Pekka V Rauhala, Mati Karelson, Peregrine B Osborne, Janet R Keast, Eija A Kalso, Mart Saarma
Neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage is a common and severe class of chronic pain. Disease-modifying clinical therapies are needed as current treatments typically provide only symptomatic relief; show varying clinical efficacy; and most have significant adverse effects. One approach is targeting either neurotrophic factors or their receptors that normalize sensory neuron function and stimulate regeneration after nerve damage. Two candidate targets are glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and artemin (ARTN), as these GDNF family ligands (GFLs) show efficacy in animal models of neuropathic pain (Boucher et al...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676377/is-there-a-connection-between-postprandial-hyperglycemia-and-igt-related-sensory-nerve-dysfunction
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N Németh, Z Putz, I Istenes, A E Körei, O E Vági, M Kempler, R Gandhi, G Jermendy, S Tesfaye, Á G Tabák, P Kempler
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the risk factors for sensory nerve dysfunction in subjects with isolated impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-two people with isolated IGT (WHO 1999 criteria) and 39 gender and age-matched healthy volunteers underwent detailed clinical and neurological assessment including quantitative sensory testing using the Neurometer device (current perception threshold measurement on four limbs at three different frequencies)...
May 11, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676241/age-dependent-sexual-dimorphism-in-susceptibility-to-develop-chronic-pain-in-the-rat
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Luiz F Ferrari, Dioneia Araldi, Paul Green, Jon D Levine
Neonatal pain has been suggested to contribute to the development and/or persistence of adult pain. Observations from animal models have shown that neonatal inflammation produces long-term changes in sensory neuron function, which can affect the susceptibility of adults to develop persistent pain. We used a preclinical model of transition to chronic pain, hyperalgesic priming, in which a previous inflammatory stimulus triggers a long-lasting increase in responsiveness to pro-algesic mediators, prototypically prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), to investigate if post-natal age influences susceptibility of adult rats to develop chronic pain...
July 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669599/inactivation-of-stat3-signaling-impairs-hair-cell-differentiation-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-developing-mouse-cochlea
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Qianqian Chen, Yizhou Quan, Naitao Wang, Chengying Xie, Zhongzhong Ji, Hao He, Renjie Chai, Huawei Li, Shankai Yin, Y Eugene Chin, Xunbin Wei, Wei-Qiang Gao
Although STAT3 signaling is demonstrated to regulate sensory cell differentiation and regeneration in the zebrafish, its exact role is still unclear in mammalian cochleae. Here, we report that STAT3 and its activated form are specifically expressed in hair cells during mouse cochlear development. Importantly, conditional cochlear deletion of Stat3 leads to an inhibition on hair cell differentiation in mice in vivo and in vitro. By cell fate analysis, inactivation of STAT3 signaling shifts the cell division modes from asymmetric to symmetric divisions from supporting cells...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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