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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351423/role-of-trpv1-in-acupuncture-modulation-of-reflex-excitatory-cardiovascular-responses
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Zhi-Ling Guo, Liang-Wu Fu, Hou-Fen Su, Stephanie C Tjen-A-Looi, John C Longhurst
Acupuncture, including manual and electroacupuncture (MA and EA), at the P5-6 acupoints stimulates afferents in the median nerve (MN) to modulate sympathoexcitatory cardiovascular reflexes. Transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 (TRPV1) is present in afferents distributed in the region of acupoints. However, contribution of TRPV1 to activation of sensory nerves by acupuncture, leading to modulation of pressor responses has not been studied. We hypothesized that TRPV1 participates in acupuncture's activation of sensory fibers and neurons to modulate pressor reflexes...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342238/rhythmic-spontaneous-activity-mediates-the-age-related-decline-in-somatosensory-function
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Rachel K Spooner, Alex I Wiesman, Amy L Proskovec, Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Tony W Wilson
Sensory gating is a neurophysiological process whereby the response to a second stimulus in a pair of identical stimuli is attenuated, and it is thought to reflect the capacity of the CNS to preserve neural resources for behaviorally relevant stimuli. Such gating is observed across multiple sensory modalities and is modulated by age, but the mechanisms involved are not understood. In this study, we examined somatosensory gating in 68 healthy adults using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and advanced oscillatory and time-domain analysis methods...
January 12, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335353/kchip3-n-terminal-31-50-fragment-mediates-its-association-with-trpv1-and-alleviates-inflammatory-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Na-Xi Tian 田纳西, Yu Xu 徐煜, Jin-Yu Yang 杨瑾裕, Lu Li 李璐, Xiao-Hong Sun 孙晓红, Yun Wang 王韵, Ying Zhang 张瑛
Potassium channel interacting protein 3 (KChIP3), also termed downstream regulatory element antagonist modulator (DREAM) and calsenilin, is a multi-functional protein belonging to the neuronal calcium sensor (NCS) family. Recent studies revealed the expression of KChIP3 in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, suggesting the potential role of KChIP3 in peripheral sensory processing. Herein, we show that KChIP3 co-localizes with TRPV1, a critical molecule involved in peripheral sensitization during inflammatory pain...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331218/knowing-when-to-stop-aberrant-precision-and-evidence-accumulation-in-schizophrenia
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Roberto Limongi, Bartosz Bohaterewicz, Magdalena Nowicka, Aleksandra Plewka, Karl J Friston
Predictive coding and active inference formulations of the dysconnection hypothesis suggest that subjects with schizophrenia (SZ) hold unduly precise prior beliefs to compensate for a failure of sensory attenuation. This implies that SZ subjects should both initiate responses prematurely during evidence-accumulation tasks and fail to inhibit their responses at long stop-signal delays. SZ and healthy control subjects were asked to report the timing of billiards-ball collisions and were occasionally required to withhold their responses...
January 10, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330413/nerve-wrap-after-end-to-end-and-tension-free-neurorrhaphy-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-a-prospective-study-based-on-cohorts-of-digit-replantation
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Xiaozhong Zhu, Haifeng Wei, Hongyi Zhu
The repair of injured peripheral nerve is still challenging for surgeons. The end-to-end and tension-free neurorrhaphy is the current gold standard for reconstruction after complete nerve transection without significant defect. The main objective of this study neurorrhaphy in digit replantation affects the sensory recovery and neuropathic pain in replanted digit. Total 101 patients who received replantation of single completely amputated digit were included for analysis in this study. In group I (n = 49), the digital nerves were repaired with end-to-end and tension-free neurorrhaphy and then wrapped into a tendon-derived collagen nerve conduit...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330349/pharmacologic-inhibition-of-phospholipase-c-in-the-brain-attenuates-early-memory-formation-in-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera-l
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Shota Suenami, Shiori Iino, Takeo Kubo
Although the molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory in insects have been studied intensively, the intracellular signaling mechanisms involved in early memory formation are not fully understood. We previously demonstrated that phospholipase C epsilon (PLCe), whose product is involved in calcium signaling, is almost selectively expressed in the mushroom bodies, a brain structure important for learning and memory in the honeybee. Here, we pharmacologically examined the role of phospholipase C (PLC) in learning and memory in the honeybee...
January 12, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329355/when-the-brain-changes-its-mind-oscillatory-dynamics-of-conflict-processing-and-response-switching-in-a-flanker-task-during-alcohol-challenge
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Lauren E Beaton, Sheeva Azma, Ksenija Marinkovic
Despite the subjective experience of being in full and deliberate control of our actions, our daily routines rely on a continuous and interactive engagement of sensory evaluation and response preparation streams. They unfold automatically and unconsciously and are seamlessly integrated with cognitive control which is mobilized by stimuli that evoke ambiguity or response conflict. Methods with high spatio-temporal sensitivity are needed to provide insight into the interplay between automatic and controlled processing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316888/the-preventive-effect-of-sensorimotor-and-vibration-exercises-on-the-onset-of-oxaliplatin-or-vinca-alkaloid-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-stop
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Fiona Streckmann, Maryam Balke, Helmar C Lehmann, Vanessa Rustler, Christina Koliamitra, Thomas Elter, Michael Hallek, Michael Leitzmann, Tilman Steinmetz, Petra Heinen, Freerk T Baumann, Wilhelm Bloch
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and clinically relevant side effect of chemotherapy. Approximately 50% of all leukemia, lymphoma, colorectal- and breast cancer patients are affected. CIPN is induced by neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and can manifest with sensory and/or motor deficits. It is associated with significant disability and poor recovery. Common symptoms include pain, altered sensation, reduced or absent reflexes, muscle weakness, reduced balance control and insecure gait...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313728/the-potential-of-currently-unavailable-herpes-virus-vaccines
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Július Rajcáni, Ferenc Bánáti, Kálmán Szenthe, Susan Szathmary
Despite overwhelming experimental work, there are no licensed vaccines against the most frequent Alphaherpesviruses, namely herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV1 and 2) nor against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the subfamily Gammaherpesvirus. Areas covered: Since the DNAs of both HSVs reside in the regional sensory ganglia in a latent state (i.e. as circularized episomal molecules), a corresponding vaccine might be useful for immunotherapy rather than prevention of primary infection. Here we describe the design of a purified subunit vaccine (a mix of at least 3 glycoproteins) as well as the preparation and efficacy of a recombinant fusion protein consisting of the gD ectodomain from our domestic attenuated HSV1 strain HSZP...
January 9, 2018: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310911/attenuated-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-patients-with-childhood-and-adult-onset-schizophrenia
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Rebecca E Watsky, Stephen J Gotts, Rebecca A Berman, Harrison M McAdams, Xueping Zhou, Dede Greenstein, Francois M Lalonde, Peter Gochman, Liv S Clasen, Lorie Shora, Anna E Ordóñez, Nitin Gogtay, Alex Martin, Deanna M Barch, Judith L Rapoport, Siyuan Liu
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS) is a rare, severe form of the adult-onset disorder (AOS). Our previous resting-state fMRI study identified attenuated functional connectivity in COS compared with controls. Here, we ask whether COS and AOS patients and their siblings exhibit similar abnormalities of functional connectivity. METHODS: A whole-brain, data-driven approach was used to assess resting-state functional connectivity differences in COS (patients/siblings/controls, n: 26/28/33) and AOS (n: 19/28/30)...
January 6, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299782/chronic-mild-hypoxia-promotes-profound-vascular-remodeling-in-spinal-cord-blood-vessels-preferentially-in-white-matter-via-an-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrin-mediated-mechanism
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Sebok K Halder, Ravi Kant, Richard Milner
Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to rapid destruction of neuronal tissue, resulting in devastating motor and sensory deficits. This is exacerbated by damage to spinal cord blood vessels and loss of vascular integrity. Thus, approaches that protect existing blood vessels or stimulate the growth of new blood vessels might present a novel approach to minimize loss or promote regeneration of spinal cord tissue following SCI. In light of the remarkable power of chronic mild hypoxia (CMH) to stimulate vascular remodeling in the brain, the goal of this study was to examine how CMH (8% O2 for up to 7 days) affects blood vessel remodeling in the spinal cord...
January 3, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289840/founder-mutation-in-ikbkap-gene-causes-vestibular-impairment-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Joel V Gutiérrez, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Carlos Mendoza-Santiesteban, Vaughan G Macefield, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
OBJECTIVE: To assess vestibular function in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD), a hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy - caused by a mutation in the IKBKAP gene (c.2204 + 6 T>C) - and characterized by marked gait ataxia. METHODS: Cervical and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) were recorded from the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and extraocular muscles in 14 homozygous patients, 2 heterozygous patients, and 15 healthy controls during percussion of the forehead...
November 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277058/the-ifst-an-instrumented-version-of-the-fukuda-stepping-test-for-balance-assessment
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Valeria Belluscio, Elena Bergamini, Marco Iosa, Marco Tramontano, Giovanni Morone, Giuseppe Vannozzi
The maintenance of the upright posture during dynamic balance requires the integration of sensory inputs regulated by the brain. After a neurological event, the assessment of balance control impairments is crucial for supporting health professionals in the design of personalized rehabilitation protocols. A commonly used test to assess balance ability is the Fukuda Stepping Test (FST). However, the clinical parameters traditionally considered are not fully representative of the patient's motor ability. The purpose of this study was to devise an instrumented version of the FST (iFST) that embodies inertial sensors and allows to obtain individual motor strategy information...
December 16, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243808/the-role-of-the-dynamic-sensory-perception-in-the-reformulation-of-shakes-use-of-tds-for-studying-the-effect-of-milk-fiber-and-flavor-addition
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Barbara Tomadoni, Susana Fiszman, María R Moreira, Amparo Tarrega
Various factors need to be taken into account when reformulating a food or beverage. The food components, not only macronutrients but also minor ingredients such as flavoring agents, could affect the perception of the sensory sensations, importantly their dynamic aspects, as rising and duration, which are not normally considered. The novelty of this approach is the study of the effects of the addition of several ingredients (fiber, extra milk powder, and strawberry flavoring) on the dynamic perception of a food item (strawberry shakes) using the temporal dominance of sensations (TDS) technique...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241205/glaucocalyxin-b-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-parkinson-s-disease-by-inhibiting-tlr-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Wei Xu, Deyu Zheng, Yuanyuan Liu, Ji Li, Li Yang, Xiuli Shang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease in the old population, characterized by dopaminergic neuron loss, inflammation and oxidative stress injury in the substantia nigra. Glaucocalyxin B (GLB), an ent-kauranoid diterpenoid isolated from Rabdosia japonica, has anti-inflammation and anti-tumor effects. However, its effects on PD remain unclear. METHODS: PD was introduced in rats via injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into cerebral corpus striatum, and GLB was given intracerebroventricularly to these rats...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236959/aging-decreases-chorda-tympani-nerve-responses-to-nacl-and-alters-morphology-of-fungiform-taste-pores-in-rats
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Zachary D Whiddon, Spencer T Rynberg, Thomas G Mast, Joseph M Breza
Sensory processing is susceptible to decline with age. The sense of taste is, however, generally thought to be resistant to aging. We investigated how chorda-tympani nerve responses and fungiform-taste pores are affected by aging in the Sprague-Dawley rat, a model system for salt taste. First, we measured chorda-tympani nerve responses to NH4Cl and NaCl solutions in young (3-5 months old) and aged (14-15 months old) rats. Aged rats had significantly attenuated chorda-tympani responses to 0.01, 0.03, 0.1, and 0...
December 9, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230329/regionally-specific-regulation-of-sensorimotor-network-connectivity-following-tactile-improvement
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Stefanie Heba, Melanie Lenz, Tobias Kalisch, Oliver Höffken, Lauren M Schweizer, Benjamin Glaubitz, Nicolaas A J Puts, Martin Tegenthoff, Hubert R Dinse, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
Correlations between inherent, task-free low-frequency fluctuations in the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signals of the brain provide a potent tool to delineate its functional architecture in terms of intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC). Still, it remains unclear how iFC is modulated during learning. We employed whole-brain resting-state magnetic resonance imaging prior to and after training-independent repetitive sensory stimulation (rSS), which is known to induce somatosensory cortical reorganization...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229703/orai1-plays-a-crucial-role-in-central-sensitization-by-modulating-neuronal-excitability
#18
Yannong Dou, Jingsheng Xia, Ruby Gao, Xinghua Gao, Frances M Munoz, Dongyu Wei, Yuzhen Tian, James E Barrett, Seena Ajit, Olimpia Meucci, James W Putney, Yue Dai, Huijuan Hu
Pathological pain is a common and debilitating condition that is often poorly managed. Central sensitization is an important mechanism underlying pathological pain. However, candidate molecules involved in central sensitization remain unclear. Store-operated calcium channels (SOCs) mediate important calcium signals in non-excitable and excitable cells. SOCs have been implicated in a wide variety of human pathophysiological conditions including immunodeficiency, occlusive vascular diseases and cancer. However, the role of SOCs in central nervous system (CNS) disorders has been relatively unexplored...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229552/caspase-6-is-a-dispensable-enabler-of-adult-mammalian-axonal-degeneration
#19
V Woo, C Cheng, A Duraikannu, A Chandrasekhar, K Purdy, J A Martinez, D W Zochodne
The progress of axonal degeneration (AxD) following injury or insult impacts both recovery from axonal transection and protection of axons from diverse insults, or axonopathy. Here we provide evidence that increases in capase-6 (Casp6) expression and action contribute to the progression of AxD. The expression of Casp6 protein and mRNA in distal branches of sensory axons undergoing AxD was confirmed. We developed and utilized a new model of axonopathy in live mice by serially visualizing the viability of cutaneous axons in the ear pinna that expressed an axonal YFP transgene, in response to capasaicin-induced AxD...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223073/evidence-for-pain-attenuation-by-the-motor-system-based-judgment-of-agency
#20
N Karsh, O Goldstein, B Eitam
Pain is an integral part of our lives. Although the effect of 'control' on sensed pain has been extensively studied and discussed, recent findings seem to be at odds with the substantial evidence for a robust motor-based sensory attenuation effect - an indirect marker for one's sense of agency. The goal of the current study was to re-examine whether there is evidence for such an effect in the context of pain. In three experiments, human participants were aversively stimulated and the sensitivity of self-reported pain to factors previously shown to modulate the sensory attenuation effect was tested (control over parameters of the stimulation; temporal contiguity and predictability, and stimulation intensity)...
December 6, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
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