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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731432/multivariate-approach-for-alzheimer-s-disease-detection-using-stationary-wavelet-entropy-and-predator-prey-particle-swarm-optimization
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Yudong Zhang, Shuihua Wang, Yuxiu Sui, Ming Yang, Bin Liu, Hong Cheng, Junding Sun, Wenjuan Jia, Preetha Phillips, Juan Manuel Gorriz
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with Alzheimer's disease is increasing rapidly every year. Scholars often use computer vision and machine learning methods to develop an automatic diagnosis system. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we developed a novel machine learning system that can make diagnoses automatically from brain magnetic resonance images. METHODS: First, the brain imaging was processed, including skull stripping and spatial normalization...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729821/optimized-model-of-cerebral-ischemia-in-situ-for-the-long-lasting-assessment-of-hippocampal-cell-death
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Oksana Rybachuk, Olga Kopach, Volodymyr Krotov, Nana Voitenko, Tatyana Pivneva
Among all the brain, the hippocampus is the most susceptible region to ischemic lesion, with the highest vulnerability of CA1 pyramidal neurons to ischemic damage. This damage may cause either prompt neuronal death (within hours) or with a delayed appearance (over days), providing a window for applying potential therapies to reduce or prevent ischemic impairments. However, the time course when ischemic damage turns to neuronal death strictly depends on experimental modeling of cerebral ischemia and, up to now, studies were predominantly focused on a short time-window-from hours to up to a few days post-lesion...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729628/a-new-approach-for-ratiometric-in-vivo-calcium-imaging-of-microglia
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Bianca Brawek, Yajie Liang, Daria Savitska, Kaizhen Li, Natalie Fomin-Thunemann, Yury Kovalchuk, Elizabeta Zirdum, Johan Jakobsson, Olga Garaschuk
Microglia, resident immune cells of the brain, react to the presence of pathogens/danger signals with a large repertoire of functional responses including morphological changes, proliferation, chemotaxis, production/release of cytokines, and phagocytosis. In vitro studies suggest that many of these effector functions are Ca(2+)-dependent, but our knowledge about in vivo Ca(2+) signalling in microglia is rudimentary. This is mostly due to technical reasons, as microglia largely resisted all attempts of in vivo labelling with Ca(2+) indicators...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729445/preferential-disruption-of-prefrontal-gabaergic-function-by-nanomolar-concentrations-of-the-%C3%AE-7nach-negative-modulator-kynurenic-acid
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Eden Flores-Barrera, Daniel R Thomases, Daryn K Cass, Ajay Bhandari, Robert Schwarcz, John P Bruno, Kuei Y Tseng
Increased concentrations of kynurenic acid (KYNA) in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are thought to contribute to the development of cognitive deficits observed in schizophrenia. Although this view is consistent with pre-clinical studies showing a negative impact of prefrontal KYNA elevation on executive function, the mechanism underlying such a disruption remains unclear. Here we measured changes in local field potential responses to ventral hippocampal stimulation in vivo, and conducted whole-cell patch-clamp recordings in brain slices to reveal how nanomolar concentrations of KYNA alter synaptic transmission in the PFC of male adult rats...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728911/effects-of-riluzole-on-spinal-seizure-like-activity-in-the-brainstem-spinal-cord-preparation-of-newborn-rat
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Shih Tien Lin, Masayuki Ohbayashi, Toshinori Yamamoto, Hiroshi Onimaru, Mari Kogo
Riluzole blocks persistent Na(+) current, inhibits generation of neuronal bursts and decreases glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. In previous studies of respiratory activity, riluzole suppressed inspiratory-related burst generation activity in rat slice or en bloc preparations. We examined riluzole's effects on inspiratory burst generation and drug-induced seizure-like activity in newborn rat en bloc preparations. Medulla-spinal cord preparations from postnatal day 0-3 Wistar rats were isolated under deep isoflurane anesthesia and were superfused with artificial cerebrospinal fluid equilibrated with 95% O2 and 5% CO2, pH 7...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725967/%C3%AE-synuclein-transfer-between-neurons-and-astrocytes-indicates-that-astrocytes-play-a-role-in-degradation-rather-than-in-spreading
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Frida Loria, Jessica Y Vargas, Luc Bousset, Sylvie Syan, Audrey Salles, Ronald Melki, Chiara Zurzolo
Recent evidence suggests that disease progression in Parkinson's disease (PD) could occur by the spreading of α-synuclein (α-syn) aggregates between neurons. Here we studied the role of astrocytes in the intercellular transfer and fate of α-syn fibrils, using in vitro and ex vivo models. α-Syn fibrils can be transferred to neighboring cells; however, the transfer efficiency changes depending on the cell types. We found that α-syn is efficiently transferred from astrocytes to astrocytes and from neurons to astrocytes, but less efficiently from astrocytes to neurons...
July 19, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725010/glucose-deficiency-elevates-acid-sensing-ion-channel-2a-expression-and-increases-seizure-susceptibility-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Haitao Zhang, Guodong Gao, Yu Zhang, Yang Sun, Huanfa Li, Shan Dong, Wei Ma, Bei Liu, Weiwen Wang, Hao Wu, Hua Zhang
Brain hypometabolism is a common epilepsy-related finding in both patients and animal models. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography studies have shown that recurrent seizures lead to reduced glucose metabolism in certain brain regions, but no studies have definitively determined whether this induces epileptogenesis. There is evidence that acid-sensing ion channel 2a (ASIC2a) affects epilepsy susceptibility. Transcription factor CP2 (TFCP2) regulates ASIC2a expression. We report that suppressed TFCP2 expression and elevated ASIC2a expression were associated with glucose hypometabolism in the hippocampi of humans with epilepsy and of rat epilepsy model brains...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721357/whole-mouse-brain-imaging-using-optical-coherence-tomography-reconstruction-normalization-segmentation-and-comparison-with-diffusion-mri
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Joël Lefebvre, Alexandre Castonguay, Philippe Pouliot, Maxime Descoteaux, Frédéric Lesage
An automated massive histology setup combined with an optical coherence tomography (OCT) microscope was used to image a total of [Formula: see text] whole mouse brains. Each acquisition generated a dataset of thousands of OCT volumetric tiles at a sampling resolution of [Formula: see text]. This paper describes techniques for reconstruction and segmentation of the sliced brains. In addition to the measured OCT optical reflectivity, a single scattering photon model was used to compute the attenuation coefficients within each tissue slice...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714121/acetylcholine-dependent-upregulation-of-task-1-channels-in-thalamic-interneurons-by-a-smooth-muscle-like-signalling-pathway
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Michael Leist, Susanne Rinné, Maia Datunashvili, Ania Aissaoui, Hans-Christian Pape, Niels Decher, Sven G Meuth, Thomas Budde
The dorsal part of the lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) is the main thalamic site for state-dependent transmission of visual information. Non-retinal inputs from the ascending arousal system and inhibition provided by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic local circuit interneurons (INs) control neuronal activity within the dLGN. In particular, acetylcholine (ACh) depolarizes thalamocortical relay (TC) neurons by inhibiting two-pore domain potassium (K2P ) channels. Conversely, ACh also hyperpolarizes INs via an as-yet-unknown mechanism...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707070/functional-role-of-matrix-gla-protein-in-glioma-cell-migration
#10
Mu-Hui Fu, Chih-Yen Wang, Yun-Ti Hsieh, Kuan-Min Fang, Shun-Fen Tzeng
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive brain tumor subtype. Despite that metastasis of GBM beyond the central nervous system (CNS) is rare, its malignancy is attributed to the highly infiltration trait, leading to the difficulty of complete surgical excision. Matrix gla protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent small secretory protein, and functions as a calcification inhibitor. The involvement of MGP function in glioma cell dynamics remains to be clarified. The study showed that a low proliferative rat C6 glioma cell line named as C6-2 exhibited faster migratory and invasive capability compared to that observed in a high tumorigenic rat C6 glioma cell line (called as C6-1)...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706234/investigation-of-brain-tissue-infiltration-by-medulloblastoma-cells-in-an-ex-vivo-model
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Anuja Neve, Karthiga Santhana Kumar, Dimitra Tripolitsioti, Michael A Grotzer, Martin Baumgartner
Medulloblastoma (MB) is a paediatric cancer of the cerebellum that can develop cerebellar and leptomeningeal metastases. Local brain tissue infiltration, the underlying cause of metastasis and relapse, remains unexplored. We developed a novel approach to investigate tissue infiltration of MB using organotypic cerebellum slice culture (OCSC). We show that cellular and structural components of cerebellar tissue in OCSCs are maintained for up to 30 days ex vivo, and that OCSCs foster tumour growth and cell proliferation...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706218/patch-clamp-assisted-single-neuron-lipidomics
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Collin B Merrill, Abdul Basit, Andrea Armirotti, Yousheng Jia, Christine M Gall, Gary Lynch, Daniele Piomelli
Our understanding of the physiological and pathological functions of brain lipids is limited by the inability to analyze these molecules at cellular resolution. Here, we present a method that enables the detection of lipids in identified single neurons from live mammalian brains. Neuronal cell bodies are captured from perfused mouse brain slices by patch clamping, and lipids are analyzed using an optimized nanoflow liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry protocol. In a first application of the method, we identified more than 40 lipid species from dentate gyrus granule cells and CA1 pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701919/amyloid-%C3%AE-impairs-vesicular-secretion-in-neuronal-and-astrocyte-peptidergic-transmission
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Virginia Plá, Neus Barranco, Esther Pozas, Fernando Aguado
Regulated secretion of neuropeptides and neurotrophic factors critically modulates function and plasticity of synapses and circuitries. It is believed that rising amyloid-β (Aβ) concentrations, synaptic dysfunction and network disorganization underlie early phases of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we analyze the impact of soluble Aβ1-42 assemblies on peptidergic secretion in cortical neurons and astrocytes. We show that neurons and astrocytes differentially produce and release carboxypeptidase E (CPE) and secretogranin III (SgIII), two dense-core vesicle (DCV) markers belonging to the regulated secretory pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701913/common-hepatic-branch-of-vagus-nerve-dependent-expression-of-immediate-early-genes-in-the-mouse-brain-by-intraportal-l-arginine-comparison-with-cholecystokinin-8
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Daisuke Yamada, Peter Koppensteiner, Saori Odagiri, Megumi Eguchi, Shun Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Yamada, Hideki Katagiri, Keiji Wada, Masayuki Sekiguchi
Information from the peripheral organs is thought to be transmitted to the brain by humoral factors and neurons such as afferent vagal or spinal nerves. The common hepatic branch of the vagus (CHBV) is one of the main vagus nerve branches, and consists of heterogeneous neuronal fibers that innervate multiple peripheral organs such as the bile duct, portal vein, paraganglia, and gastroduodenal tract. Although, previous studies suggested that the CHBV has a pivotal role in transmitting information on the status of the liver to the brain, the details of its central projections remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701546/fast-voltage-sensitive-dye-imaging-of-excitatory-and-inhibitory-synaptic-transmission-in-the-rat-granular-retrosplenial-cortex
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Ken'ichi Nixima, Kazuo Okanoya, Noritaka Ichinohe, Tohru Kurotani
Rodent granular retrosplenial cortex (GRS) has dense connections between the anterior thalamic nuclei (ATN) and hippocampal formation. GRS superficial pyramidal neurons exhibit distinctive late spiking (LS) firing property and form patchy clusters with prominent apical dendritic bundles. The aim of this study was to investigate spatio-temporal dynamics of signal transduction in the GRS induced by ATN afferent stimulation by using fast voltage-sensitive dye imaging in rat brain slices. In coronal slices, layer 1a stimulation, which presumably activated thalamic fibers, evoked propagation of excitatory synaptic signals from layers 2-4 to layers 5-6 in a direction perpendicular to the layer axis, followed by transverse signal propagation within each layer...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700127/enhanced-volumetric-imaging-in-two-photon-microscopy-via-acoustic-lens-beam-shaping
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Simonluca Piazza, Paolo Bianchini, Colin Sheppard, Alberto Diaspro, Martí Duocastella
Three-dimensional imaging at high-spatiotemporal resolutions and over large penetration depths is key for unmasking the dynamics and structural organization of complex biological systems. However, the need to axially shift the focus, with consequent limitations in imaging speed, and signal degradation at large depths due to scattering effects, makes this task challenging. Here, we present a novel approach in two-photon excitation microscopy that allows fast volumetric imaging and enhanced signal-to-background (S/B) in thick tissue...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700119/k-distribution-three-dimensional-mapping-of-biological-tissues-in-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Mitsuro Sugita, Robert A Brown, Ivan Popov, Alex Vitkin
Probability density function (PDF) analysis with K-distribution model of optical coherence tomography (OCT) intensity signals has previously yielded a good representation of the average number of scatterers in a coherence volume for microspheres-in-water systems, and has shown initial promise for biological tissue characterization. In this work, we extend these previous findings, based on single point M-mode or 2D slice analysis, to full 3D imaging maps of the shape parameter α of the K-distribution PDF. After selecting a suitably-sized 3D evaluation window, and verifying methodology in phantoms the resultant parametric α images obtained in different animal tissues (rat liver and brain) show new contrasting ability not seen in conventional OCT intensity images...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699288/different-characteristics-of-cell-volume-and-intracellular-calcium-ion-concentration-dynamics-between-the-hippocampal-ca1-and-lateral-cerebral-cortex-of-male-mouse-brain-slices-during-exposure-to-hypotonic-stress
#18
Nanae Takahashi, Akibumi Omi, Hiroyuki Uchino, Yoshihisa Kudo
The mechanism of brain edema is complex and still remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the regional differences of cell volume and intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+) ]i ) dynamics during hypotonic stress in male mouse hemi-brain slices. Brain slices were loaded with the fluorescence Ca(2+) indicator fura-2, and cell volume and [Ca(2+) ]i in the lateral cerebral cortex (LCC) and hippocampal CA1 (CA1) region were measured simultaneously during exposure to hypotonic stress using Ca(2+) insensitive (F360) and Ca(2+) sensitive fluorescence (F380), respectively...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698388/delayed-cryptochrome-degradation-asymmetrically-alters-the-daily-rhythm-in-suprachiasmatic-clock-neuron-excitability
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Sven Wegner, Mino D C Belle, Alun T L Hughes, Casey O Diekman, Hugh D Piggins
Suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) neurons contain an intracellular molecular circadian clock and the Cryptochromes (CRY1/2), key transcriptional repressors of this molecular apparatus, are subject to post-translational modification through ubiquitination and targeting for proteosomal degradation by the ubiquitin E3 ligase complex. Loss-of-function point mutations in a component of this ligase complex, Fbxl3, delay CRY1/2 degradation, reduce circadian rhythm strength, and lengthen the circadian period by ∼2.5h...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698187/the-stoichiometry-%C3%AE-4-3-%C3%AE-2-2-of-the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-predominates-in-the-rat-motor-cortex
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Kristen E DeDominicis, Niaz Sahibzada, Thao T Olson, Yingxian Xiao, Barry B Wolfe, Kenneth J Kellar, Robert P Yasuda
The α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) is important in normal CNS physiology and in mediating several of the pharmacological effects of nicotine on cognition, attention, and affective states. It is also the likely receptor that mediates nicotine addiction. This receptor assembles in two distinct stoichiometries: (α4)2(β2)3 and (α4)3(β2)2 that are referred to as high (HS) and low (LS) sensitivity nAChRs, respectively, based on a difference in the potency of acetylcholine to activate them. The physiological and pharmacological differences between these two receptor subtypes have been described in heterologous expression systems...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
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