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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540995/cortical-thickness-and-white-matter-integrity-are-associated-with-ctg-expansion-size-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-i
#1
Woo Kyoung Yoo, Yoon Ghil Park, Young Chul Choi, Sun Mi Kim
PURPOSE: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is characterized by progressive muscular weakness with symptoms caused by involvement of the brain. The aim of this study was to delineate global changes in cortical thickness and white matter integrity in patients with DM1, compared to age-matched healthy controls, and in brain areas highly correlated with CTG repeat size. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cortical thickness and white matter integrity were compared in nine adult DM1 patients and age matched healthy controls using T1-weighted and diffusion tensor imaging...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540926/entorhinal-cortical-deep-brain-stimulation-rescues-memory-deficits-in-both-young-and-old-mice-genetically-engineered-to-model-alzheimer-s-disease
#2
Frances Xia, Adelaide Yiu, Scellig Sd Stone, Soojin Oh, Andres M Lozano, Sheena A Josselyn, Paul W Frankland
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cognitive decline. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to treat a variety of brain disorders and shows promise in alleviating cognitive symptoms in some AD patients (Laxton et al., 2010). We previously showed that DBS of the entorhinal cortex (EC) enhances spatial memory formation in normal (wild-type) mice (Stone et al., 2011). Here we tested the effects of EC-DBS on the progressive cognitive deficits in a genetically-based mouse model of AD...
May 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539126/knowledge-driven-binning-approach-for-rare-variant-association-analysis-application-to-neuroimaging-biomarkers-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Dokyoon Kim, Anna O Basile, Lisa Bang, Emrin Horgusluoglu, Seunggeun Lee, Marylyn D Ritchie, Andrew J Saykin, Kwangsik Nho
BACKGROUND: Rapid advancement of next generation sequencing technologies such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the search for genetic factors that influence disease risk in the field of human genetics. To identify rare variants associated with human diseases or traits, an efficient genome-wide binning approach is needed. In this study we developed a novel biological knowledge-based binning approach for rare-variant association analysis and then applied the approach to structural neuroimaging endophenotypes related to late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508034/laminar-localization-and-projection-specific-properties-of-presubicular-neurons-targeting-the-lateral-mammillary-nucleus-thalamus-or-medial-entorhinal-cortex
#4
Li-Wen Huang, Jean Simonnet, Mérie Nassar, Louis Richevaux, Roxanne Lofredi, Desdemona Fricker
The presubiculum (PrS) is part of an interconnected network of distributed brain regions where individual neurons signal the animals heading direction. PrS sends axons to medial entorhinal cortex (MEC), it is reciprocally connected with anterior thalamic nuclei (ATNs), and it sends feedback projections to the lateral mammillary nucleus (LMN), involved in generating the head direction signal. The intrinsic properties of projecting neurons will influence the pathway-specific transmission of activity. Here, we used projection-specific labeling of presubicular neurons to identify MEC-, LMN-, and ATN-projecting neurons in mice...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506629/hippocampal-information-processing-across-sleep-wake-cycles
#5
REVIEW
Kenji Mizuseki, Hiroyuki Miyawaki
According to a two-stage memory consolidation model, during waking theta states, afferent activity from the neocortex to the hippocampus induces transient synaptic modification in the hippocampus, where the information is deposited as a labile form of memory trace. During subsequent sharp-wave ripples (SPW-Rs), the newly acquired hippocampal information is transferred to the neocortex and stored as a long-lasting memory trace. Consistent with this hypothesis, waking theta states and SPW-Rs distinctly control information flow in the hippocampal-entorhinal loop...
May 12, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505976/in-vivo-detection-of-gray-matter-neuropathology-in-the-3xtg-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#6
Wanda M Snow, Ryan Dale, Zoe O'Brien-Moran, Richard Buist, Danial Peirson, Melanie Martin, Benedict C Albensi
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder accompanied by severe functional and cognitive decline, is based on clinical findings, with final confirmation of the disease at autopsy by the presence of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Given that microstructural brain alterations occur years prior to clinical symptoms, efforts to detect brain changes early could significantly enhance our ability to diagnose AD sooner. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI that characterizes the magnitude, orientation, and anisotropy of the diffusion of water in tissues, has been used to infer neuropathological changes in vivo...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505333/multiregional-age-associated-reduction-of-brain-neuronal-reserve-without-association-with-neurofibrillary-degeneration-or-%C3%AE-amyloidosis
#7
Jerzy Wegiel, Michael Flory, Izabela Kuchna, Krzysztof Nowicki, Shuang Yong Ma, Jarek Wegiel, Eulalia Badmaev, Wayne P Silverman, Mony de Leon, Barry Reisberg, Thomas Wisniewski
Increase in human life expectancy has resulted in the rapid growth of the elderly population with minimal or no intellectual deterioration. The aim of this stereological study of 10 structures and 5 subdivisions with and without neurofibrillary degeneration in the brains of 28 individuals 25-102-years-old was to establish the pattern of age-associated neurodegeneration and neuronal loss in the brains of nondemented adults and elderly. The study revealed the absence of significant neuronal loss in 7 regions and topographically selective reduction of neuronal reserve over 77 years in 8 brain structures including the entorhinal cortex (EC) (-33...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501671/multifunctional-liposomes-delay-phenotype-progression-and-prevent-memory-impairment-in-a-presymptomatic-stage-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease
#8
Simona Mancini, Claudia Balducci, Edoardo Micotti, Daniele Tolomeo, Gianluigi Forloni, Massimo Masserini, Francesca Re
The failure of clinical trials largely focused on mild to moderate stages of Alzheimer disease has suggested to the scientific community that the effectiveness of Amyloid-β (Aβ)-centered treatments should be evaluated starting as early as possible, well before irreversible brain damage has occurred. Accordingly, also the preclinical development of new therapies should be carried out taking into account this suggestion. In the present investigation we evaluated the efficacy of a treatment with liposomes multifunctionalized for crossing the blood-brain barrier and targeting Aβ, carried out on young APP/PS1 Tg mice, taken as a model of pre-symptomatic disease stage...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494861/excitatory-microcircuits-within-superficial-layers-of-the-medial-entorhinal-cortex
#9
Jochen Winterer, Nikolaus Maier, Christian Wozny, Prateep Beed, Jörg Breustedt, Roberta Evangelista, Yangfan Peng, Tiziano D'Albis, Richard Kempter, Dietmar Schmitz
The distinctive firing pattern of grid cells in the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) supports its role in the representation of space. It is widely believed that the hexagonal firing field of grid cells emerges from neural dynamics that depend on the local microcircuitry. However, local networks within the MEC are still not sufficiently characterized. Here, applying up to eight simultaneous whole-cell recordings in acute brain slices, we demonstrate the existence of unitary excitatory connections between principal neurons in the superficial layers of the MEC...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494436/neuronal-tetraploidization-in-the-cerebral-cortex-correlates-with-reduced-cognition-in-mice-and-precedes-and-recapitulates-alzheimer-s-associated-neuropathology
#10
Noelia López-Sánchez, Ángela Fontán-Lozano, Anna Pallé, Valentina González-Álvarez, Alberto Rábano, José L Trejo, José M Frade
A controversy exists as to whether de novo-generated neuronal tetraploidy (dnNT) occurs in Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the presence of age-associated dnNT in the normal brain remains unexplored. Here we show that age-associated dnNT occurs in both superficial and deep layers of the cerebral cortex of adult mice, a process that is blocked in the absence of E2F1, a known regulator of cell cycle progression. This blockage correlates with improved cognition despite compromised neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus was confirmed in mice lacking the E2f1 gene...
April 18, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492367/correction-%C3%A2-functional-double-dissociation-within-the-entorhinal-cortex-for-visual-scene-dependent-choice-behavior
#11
Seung-Woo Yoo, Inah Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491288/selective-vulnerabilities-and-biomarkers-in-neurocognitive-aging
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REVIEW
Zachariah Reagh, Michael Yassa
As the world's population continues to age, an understanding of the aging brain becomes increasingly crucial. This review focuses on several recent ideas and findings in the study of neurocognitive aging, specifically focusing on episodic memory, and discusses how they can be considered and used to guide us moving forward. Topics include dysfunction in neural circuits, the roles of neurogenesis and inhibitory signaling, vulnerability in the entorhinal cortex, individual differences, and comorbidities. These avenues of study provide a brief overview of promising themes in the field and together provide a snapshot of what we believe will be important emerging topics in selective vulnerabilities in the aging brain...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488186/functional-organization-of-the-medial-temporal-lobe-memory-system-following-neonatal-hippocampal-lesion-in-rhesus-monkeys
#13
Loïc J Chareyron, Pamela Banta Lavenex, David G Amaral, Pierre Lavenex
Hippocampal damage in adult humans impairs episodic and semantic memory, whereas hippocampal damage early in life impairs episodic memory but leaves semantic learning relatively preserved. We have previously shown a similar behavioral dissociation in nonhuman primates. Hippocampal lesion in adult monkeys prevents allocentric spatial relational learning, whereas spatial learning persists following neonatal lesion. Here, we quantified the number of cells expressing the immediate-early gene c-fos, a marker of neuronal activity, to characterize the functional organization of the medial temporal lobe memory system following neonatal hippocampal lesion...
May 9, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486943/kb-r7943-reduces-4-aminopyridine-induced-epileptiform-activity-in-adult-rats-after-neuronal-damage-induced-by-neonatal-monosodium-glutamate-treatment
#14
Mariana Hernandez-Ojeda, Monica E Ureña-Guerrero, Paola E Gutierrez-Barajas, Jazmin A Cardenas-Castillo, Antoni Camins, Carlos Beas-Zarate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal monosodium glutamate (MSG) treatment triggers excitotoxicity and induces a degenerative process that affects several brain regions in a way that could lead to epileptogenesis. Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchangers (NCX1-3) are implicated in Ca(2+) brain homeostasis; normally, they extrude Ca(2+) to control cell inflammation, but after damage and in epilepsy, they introduce Ca(2+) by acting in the reverse mode, amplifying the damage. Changes in NCX3 expression in the hippocampus have been reported immediately after neonatal MSG treatment...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485406/inducing-a-long-term-potentiation-in-the-dentate-gyrus-is-sufficient-to-produce-rapid-antidepressant-like-effects
#15
A Kanzari, C Bourcier-Lucas, A Freyssin, D N Abrous, N Haddjeri, G Lucas
Recent hypotheses propose that one prerequisite to obtain a rapid antidepressant (AD) effect would reside in processes of synaptic reinforcement occurring within the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus independently from neurogenesis. However, to date no relationship has been established between an increased DG synaptic plasticity, and rapid AD-like action. To the best of our knowledge, this study shows for the first time that inducing a long-term potentiation (LTP) within the DG by stimulating the perforant pathway (PP) is sufficient to induce such effects...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483587/driving-and-regulating-temporal-association-learning-coordinated-by-entorhinal-hippocampal-network
#16
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/28482644/olfactory-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease-studied-with-diffusion-tensor-and%C3%A2-magnetization-transfer-imaging
#17
Charalampos Georgiopoulos, Marcel Warntjes, Nil Dizdar, Helene Zachrisson, Maria Engström, Sven Haller, Elna-Marie Larsson
BACKGROUND: Olfactory impairment is an early manifestation of Parkinson's disease (PD). Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Magnetization Transfer (MT) are two imaging techniques that allow noninvasive detection of microstructural changes in the cerebral white matter. OBJECTIVE: To assess white matter alterations associated with olfactory impairment in PD, using a binary imaging approach with DTI and MT. METHODS: 22 PD patients and 13 healthy controls were examined with DTI, MT and an odor discrimination test...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482636/intrahippocampal-pathways-involved-in-learning-memory-mechanisms-are-affected-by-intracerebral-infusions-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-peptide-and-hydrated-fullerene-c60-in-rats
#18
Rita Gordon, Igor Podolski, Ekaterina Makarova, Alexander Deev, Ekaterina Mugantseva, Sergey Khutsyan, Frank Sengpiel, Arkady Murashev, Vasily Vorobyov
Primary memory impairments associated with increased level of amyloid-β (Aβ) in the brain have been shown to be linked, partially, with early pathological changes in the entorhinal cortex (EC) which spread on the whole limbic system. While the hippocampus is known to play a key role in learning and memory mechanisms, it is as yet unclear how its structures are involved in the EC pathology. In this study, changes in memory and neuronal morphology in male Wistar rats intrahippocampally injected with Aβ25-35 were correlated on days 14 and 45 after the injection to reveal specific cognitive-structural associations...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474567/reduced-mitochondrial-activity-is-early-and-steady-in-the-entorhinal-cortex-but-it-is-mainly-unmodified-in-the-frontal-cortex-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Mercedes Armand-Ugon, Belen Ansoleaga, Sara Berjaoui, Isidro Ferrer
Background It is well established that mitochondrial damage plays a role in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, studies carried out in humans barely contemplate regional differences with disease progression. Objective To study the expression of selected nuclear genes encoding subunits of the mitochondrial complexes and the activity of mitochondrial complexes in AD, in two regions: the entorhinal cortex (EC) and frontal cortex area 8 (FC). Methods Frozen samples from 148 cases processed for gene expression by qRT-PCR and determination of individual activities of mitochondrial complexes I, II, IV and V using commercial kits and home-made assays...
May 4, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473640/anterolateral-entorhinal-cortex-volume-predicted-by-altered-intra-item-configural-processing
#20
Lok-Kin Yeung, Rosanna K Olsen, Hannah E P Bild-Enkin, Maria C D'Angelo, Arber Kacollja, Douglas A McQuiggan, Anna Keshabyan, Jennifer D Ryan, Morgan D Barense
Recent functional imaging studies have proposed that the human entorhinal cortex is subdivided into functionally distinct anterolateral (alERC) and posteromedial (pmERC) subregions. The alERC overlaps with regions that are affected earliest by Alzheimer's disease pathology, yet its cognitive function remains poorly understood. Previous human fMRI studies have focused on its role in object memory, but rodent studies on the putatively homologous lateral entorhinal cortex suggest that it also plays an important role in representing spatial properties of objects...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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