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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239212/sarcoma-family-kinase-activity-is-required-for-cortical-spreading-depression
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Fan Bu, Yan Wang, Liwen Jiang, Dongqing Ma, John P Quinn, Minyan Wang
Objectives Sarcoma family kinase activity is associated with multiple diseases including ischemia and cancer; however, its role in the mechanism of migraine aura has been less well characterised. This study aims to investigate whether sarcoma family kinase is required for cortical spreading depression. Methods Cortical spreading depression was induced by topical application of K+ to the cerebral cortex and was monitored using electrophysiology in rats, and intrinsic optical signal in mouse brain slices. Drugs were perfused into the contralateral cerebral ventricle for pharmacological manipulations in rats...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237755/differential-contribution-of-ca2-sources-to-day-and-night-bk-current-activation-in-the-circadian-clock
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Joshua P Whitt, Beth A McNally, Andrea L Meredith
Large conductance K+ (BK) channels are expressed widely in neurons, where their activation is regulated by membrane depolarization and intracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+i). To enable this regulation, BK channels functionally couple to both voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) and channels mediating Ca2+ release from intracellular stores. However, the relationship between BK channels and their specific Ca2+ source for particular patterns of excitability is not well understood. In neurons within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)-the brain's circadian clock-BK current, VGCC current, and Ca2+i are diurnally regulated, but paradoxically, BK current is greatest at night when VGCC current and Ca2+i are reduced...
December 13, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235097/activation-of-astrocytic-par1-receptors-in-the-rat-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-regulates-breathing-through-modulation-of-presynaptic-trpv1
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Rafiq Huda, Zheng Chang, Jeehaeh Do, Donald R McCrimmon, Marco Martina
Many of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying astrocytic modulation of synaptic function remain poorly understood. Recent studies show that G-protein coupled receptor-mediated astrocyte activation modulates synaptic transmission in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), a brainstem nucleus that regulates crucial physiological processes including cardiorespiratory activity. By using calcium imaging and patch clamp recordings in acute brain slices of wild-type and TRPV1-/- rats, we show that activation of proteinase-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) in NTS astrocytes potentiates presynaptic glutamate release on NTS neurons...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235092/bumetanide-blocks-the-acquisition-of-conditioned-fear-in-adult-rats
#4
Meng-Chang Ko, Ming-Chung Lee, Tso-Hao Tang, Tamara G Amstislavskaya, Maria A Tikhonova, Yi-Ling Yang, Kwok-Tung Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Administration of bumetanide has anxiolytic effects in rat models of conditioned fear. As a loop diuretic, bumetanide may act as an anxiolytic by modulating GABAergic synaptic transmission through the antagonism of cation-chloride cotransporters (CCCs). Its clinical potential for the treatment of anxiety disorders deserves further investigation. In this study, we evaluated the possible role of the basolateral nucleus of amygdala (BLA) in the anxiolytic effect of bumetanide...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234276/functional-reintegration-of-sensory-neurons-and-transitional-dendritic-reduction-of-mitral-tufted-cells-during-injury-induced-recovery-of-the-larval-xenopus-olfactory-circuit
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Sara J Hawkins, Lukas Weiss, Thomas Offner, Katarina Dittrich, Thomas Hassenklöver, Ivan Manzini
Understanding the mechanisms involved in maintaining lifelong neurogenesis has a clear biological and clinical interest. In the present study, we performed olfactory nerve transection on larval Xenopus to induce severe damage to the olfactory circuitry. We surveyed the timing of the degeneration, subsequent rewiring and functional regeneration of the olfactory system following injury. A range of structural labeling techniques and functional calcium imaging were performed on both tissue slices and whole brain preparations...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234275/insulin-modulates-neural-activity-of-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-anterior-piriform-cortex
#6
Yang Zhou, Xiaojie Wang, Tiantian Cao, Jinshan Xu, Dejuan Wang, Diego Restrepo, Anan Li
Insulin is an important peptide hormone that regulates food intake and olfactory function. While a multitude of studies investigated the effect of insulin in the olfactory bulb and olfactory epithelium, research on how it modulates higher olfactory centers is lacking. Here we investigate how insulin modulates neural activity of pyramidal neurons in the anterior piriform cortex, a key olfactory signal processing center that plays important roles in odor perception, preference learning, and odor pattern separation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233091/a-gradient-of-frequency-dependent-synaptic-properties-along-the-longitudinal-hippocampal-axis
#7
Vassilios Papaleonidopoulos, George Trompoukis, Andriana Koutsoumpa, Costas Papatheodoropoulos
BACKGROUND: The hippocampus is a functionally heterogeneous brain structure and specializations of the intrinsic neuronal network may crucially support the functional segregation along the longitudinal axis of the hippocampus. Short-term synaptic plasticity plays fundamental roles in information processing and may be importantly involved in diversifying the properties of local neuronal network along the hippocampus long axis. Therefore, we aimed to examine the properties of the cornu ammonis 1 (CA1) synapses along the entire dorsoventral axis of the rat hippocampus using field excitatory postsynaptic potentials from transverse rat hippocampal slices and a frequency stimulation paradigm...
December 12, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230960/ciq-a-positive-allosteric-modulator-of-glun2c-d-containing-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors-rescues-striatal-synaptic-plasticity-deficit-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Mona Nouhi, Xiaoqun Zhang, Ning Yao, Karima Chergui
AIMS: To investigate if CIQ, a positive allosteric modulator of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) containing GluN2C/D subunits, rescues the loss of long-term potentiation (LTP) and forelimb-use asymmetry in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: We have used electrophysiology in brain slices and the cylinder test to examine the effect of CIQ on glutamatergic synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, and forelimb-use in the unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion mouse model of PD...
December 11, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229708/neuronal-glutamate-transporters-control-dopaminergic-signaling-and-compulsive-behaviors
#9
Stefania Bellini, Kelsey E Fleming, Modhurika De, John P McCauley, Maurice A Petroccione, Lianna Y D'Brant, Artem Katchenko, SoYoung Kwon, Lindsey A Jones, Annalisa Scimemi
There is an ongoing debate on the contribution of the neuronal glutamate transporter EAAC1 to the onset of compulsive behaviors. Here we use behavioral, electrophysiological, molecular and viral approaches in male and female mice to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which EAAC1 controls the execution of repeated motor behaviors. Our findings show that in the striatum, a brain region implicated with movement execution, EAAC1 limits group I metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluRI) activation, facilitates D1 dopamine receptor (D1R) expression and ensures long-term synaptic plasticity...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228686/dl-3n-butylphthalide-reduces-epileptiform-activity-through-glua2-lacking-calcium-permeable-ampars-in-epilepsy-models
#10
Qin Yang, Yi-Da Hu, Xue-Feng Wang, Fang-Shuo Zheng
Epilepsy is the most prevalent chronic neurological disorder, and its pathological mechanism indicates that an imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission leads to neuronal hyperexcitability. Previous studies have suggested that dl-3n-butylphthalide (NBP) regulates the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate in the brains of epileptic mice, however, the mechanisms are unknown. We investigated behavioral and electrophysiological factors in rats using NBP. In an in vivo pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced epileptic seizure animal model, NBP decreased the generalized tonic-clonic seizure (GTCS) severity...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228131/synaptic-potentiation-at-basal-and-apical-dendrites-of-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons-involves-activation-of-a-distinct-set-of-extracellular-and-intracellular-molecular-cues
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Patrycja Brzdak, Olga Wójcicka, Monika Zareba-Koziol, Daniel Minge, Christian Henneberger, Jakub Wlodarczyk, Jerzy W Mozrzymas, Tomasz Wójtowicz
In the central nervous system, several forms of experience-dependent plasticity, learning and memory require the activity-dependent control of synaptic efficacy. Despite substantial progress in describing synaptic plasticity, mechanisms related to heterogeneity of synaptic functions at local circuits remain elusive. Here we studied the functional and molecular aspects of hippocampal circuit plasticity by analyzing excitatory synapses at basal and apical dendrites of mouse hippocampal pyramidal cells (CA1 region) in acute brain slices...
December 8, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226617/activation-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptors-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-attenuates-cocaine-seeking-in-rats
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Nicole S Hernandez, Bernadette O'Donovan, Pavel I Ortinski, Heath D Schmidt
Recent evidence indicates that activation of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors reduces cocaine-mediated behaviors and cocaine-evoked dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). However, no studies have examined the role of NAc GLP-1 receptors in the reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior, an animal model of relapse. Here, we show that systemic infusion of a behaviorally relevant dose of the GLP-1 receptor agonist exendin-4 penetrated the brain and localized with neurons and astrocytes in the NAc...
December 11, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226424/activation-of-ep2-receptor-suppresses-poly-i-c-and-lps-mediated-inflammation-in-primary-microglia-and-organotypic-hippocampal-slice-cultures-contributing-role-for-mapks
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Nizar M Yousif, Antonio Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira, Simone Brioschi, Michael Huell, Knut Biber, Bernd L Fiebich
Brain inflammation is a critical factor involved in neurodegeneration. Recently, the prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) downstream members were suggested to modulate neuroinflammatory responses accompanying neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of prostaglandin E2 receptor 2 (EP2 ) during TLR3 and TLR4-driven inflammatory response using in vitro primary microglia and ex vivo organotypic hippocampal slice cultures (OHSCs). Depletion of microglia from OHSCs differentially affected TLR3 and TLR4 receptor expression...
December 11, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226248/deep-tissue-optical-focusing-and-optogenetic-modulation-with-time-reversed-ultrasonically-encoded-light
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Haowen Ruan, Joshua Brake, J Elliott Robinson, Yan Liu, Mooseok Jang, Cheng Xiao, Chunyi Zhou, Viviana Gradinaru, Changhuei Yang
Noninvasive light focusing deep inside living biological tissue has long been a goal in biomedical optics. However, the optical scattering of biological tissue prevents conventional optical systems from tightly focusing visible light beyond several hundred micrometers. The recently developed wavefront shaping technique time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) focusing enables noninvasive light delivery to targeted locations beyond the optical diffusion limit. However, until now, TRUE focusing has only been demonstrated inside nonliving tissue samples...
December 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225566/cdk5-is-essential-for-amphetamine-to-increase-dendritic-spine-density-in-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons
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Soledad Ferreras, Guillermo Fernández, Víctor Danelon, María V Pisano, Luján Masseroni, Christopher A Chapleau, Favio A Krapacher, Estela C Mlewski, Daniel H Mascó, Carlos Arias, Lucas Pozzo-Miller, María G Paglini
Psychostimulant drugs of abuse increase dendritic spine density in reward centers of the brain. However, little is known about their effects in the hippocampus, where activity-dependent changes in the density of dendritic spine are associated with learning and memory. Recent reports suggest that Cdk5 plays an important role in drug addiction, but its role in psychostimulant's effects on dendritic spines in hippocampus remain unknown. We used in vivo and in vitro approaches to demonstrate that amphetamine increases dendritic spine density in pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225193/synthesis-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-a-p2%C3%A3-7-radioligand-123i-tz6019-and-its-response-to-neuroinflammatory-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease
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Hongjun Jin, Junbin Han, Derek Resing, Hui Liu, Xuyi Yue, Rebecca L Miller, Kathleen M Schoch, Timothy M Miller, Joel S Perlmutter, Terrance M Egan, Zhude Tu
The purinergic receptor P2X ligand-gated ion channel 7 (P2×7 receptor) is a promising imaging target to detect neuroinflammation. Herein, we report development of a potent iodinated labeled radiotracer for P2×7 receptor, [123I]TZ6019. The radiosynthesis of [123I]TZ6019 was accomplished by allylic-tin precursor iodination using [123I]NaI with good radiochemical yield of 85% and high radiochemical purity of > 99%. Human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK-293) cell line stably transfected with the human P2×7 receptor was used to characterize the binding affinity of TZ6019 in fluorescence, radioactive competitive, and saturation binding assays...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224956/bidirectional-shift-of-group-iii-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-mediated-synaptic-depression-in-the-epileptic-hippocampus
#17
Fabian Dammann, Timo Kirschstein, Xiati Guli, Steffen Müller, Katrin Porath, Marco Rohde, Tursonjan Tokay, Rüdiger Köhling
A common function of group III metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) located at the presynaptic site of a glutamatergic synapse is synaptic depression. Here, we studied synaptic depression mediated by group III mGluR activation at Schaffer collateral-CA1 (SC-CA1) synapses and associational-commissural-CA3 (AC-CA3) synapses by recording field excitatory postsynaptic potentials in the in vitro brain slice preparation. In order to gauge the impact of synaptic depression in chronically epileptic tissue, we compared rats after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (post-SE) with control animals...
December 7, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222782/diolistic-labeling-and-analysis-of-dendritic-spines
#18
M Foster Olive, Armani P Del Franco, Cassandra D Gipson
Dendritic spines are diverse and plastic components of the neuronal cell apparatus and are highly responsive to trophic factors during both development and adulthood. Diolistic labeling of neurons with lipophilic fluorescent dyes, coupled with advanced high-resolution microscopy methods, provides robust labeling of dendritic spines for assessment of their density and morphology. Here, we describe a method for labeling of dendritic spines using diolistic labeling in ex vivo brain slices, visualization using confocal laser scanning microscopy, deconvolution, and analysis using the Surpass module of Bitplane Imaris software...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221639/nerve-growth-factor-released-from-collagen-scaffolds-protects-axotomized-cholinergic-neurons-of-the-basal-nucleus-of-meynert-in-organotypic-brain-slices
#19
Bettina M Foidl, Buket Ucar, Alina Schwarz, Ana L Rebelo, Abhay Pandit, Christian Humpel
BACKGROUND: Alzheimeŕs disease is accompanied by cell death of cholinergic neurons, resulting in cognitive impairment and memory loss. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is the most potent protein to support survival of cholinergic neurons. New METHOD: Organotypic brain slices of the basal nucleus of Meynert (nBM) are a valuable tool to study cell death of axotomized cholinergic neurons, as well as protective effects of NGF added into the medium. The aim of the present study is to use collagen scaffolds crosslinked with polyethylineglycole and load with NGF to target delivery of NGF to organotypic nBM brain slices...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220192/fluidic-microactuation-of-flexible-electrodes-for-neural-recording
#20
Flavia Vitale, Daniel Vercosa, Alexander V Rodriguez, Sushma Sri Pamulapati, Frederik Seibt, Eric Lewis, Jiaxi Stephen Yan, Krishna Badhiwala, Mohammed Adnan, Gianni Royer-Carfagni, Michael Beierlein, Caleb Kemere, Matteo Pasquali, Jacob Robinson
Soft and conductive nanomaterials like carbon nanotubes, graphene, and nanowire scaffolds have expanded the family of ultra-flexible microelectrodes that can bend and flex with the natural movement of the brain, reduce the inflammatory response and improve the stability of long-term neural recordings. However, current methods to implant these highly flexible electrodes rely on temporary stiffening agents that temporarily increase the electrode size and stiffness thus aggravating neural damage during implantation, which can lead to cell loss and glial activation that persists even after the stiffening agents are removed or dissolve...
December 8, 2017: Nano Letters
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