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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917666/hippocampal-neurophysiology-is-modified-by-a-disease-associated-c-terminal-fragment-of-tau-protein
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Francesco Tamagnini, Darren A Walsh, Jon T Brown, Marie K Bondulich, Diane P Hanger, Andrew D Randall
The accumulation of cleaved tau fragments in the brain is associated with several tauopathies. For this reason, we recently developed a transgenic mouse that selectively accumulates a C-Terminal 35 kDa human tau fragment (Tau35). These animals develop progressive motor and spatial memory impairment, paralleled by increased hippocampal glycogen synthase kinase 3β activity. In this neurophysiological study, we focused on the CA1 subfield of the hippocampus, a brain area involved in memory encoding. The accumulation of Tau35 results in a significant increase of short-term facilitation of the synaptic response in the theta frequency range (10 Hz), without affecting basal synaptic transmission and long-term synaptic plasticity...
July 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915251/computational-analysis-of-network-activity-and-spatial-reach-of-sharp-wave-ripples
#2
Sadullah Canakci, Muhammed Faruk Toy, Ahmet Fatih Inci, Xin Liu, Duygu Kuzum
Network oscillations of different frequencies, durations and amplitudes are hypothesized to coordinate information processing and transfer across brain areas. Among these oscillations, hippocampal sharp wave-ripple complexes (SPW-Rs) are one of the most prominent. SPW-Rs occurring in the hippocampus are suggested to play essential roles in memory consolidation as well as information transfer to the neocortex. To-date, most of the knowledge about SPW-Rs comes from experimental studies averaging responses from neuronal populations monitored by conventional microelectrodes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915024/synthesis-and-crystal-structure-of-suboxide-solid-solutions-ti12-%C3%AE-gaxbi3-xo10
#3
Shinsaku Amano, Hisanori Yamane
Single crystals of suboxide solid solutions Ti12-δGaxBi3-xO10 (x = 1.42-1.74; δ = 0.77-0.62) were prepared at 900 °C with a Bi flux. Crystal structure analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD) revealed that the solid solutions are isostructural with Ti12-δSn3O10 (cubic, space group Fm3̅m). The cell parameter a decreases from 13.5616(3) to 13.5402(5) Å with increasing Ga content, x, while the total valence electron number of Ti12-δGaxBi3-xO10 is maintained at 117.1 by decreasing Ti defects, δ. Stella octangula is formed by sharing of the edges of four supertetrahedra composed of O-centered Ti tetrahedra and trigonal bipyramids (oxide part)...
September 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914419/social-isolation-during-adolescence-induces-anxiety-behaviors-and-enhances-firing-activity-in-bla-pyramidal-neurons-via-mglur5-upregulation
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Song Lin, Xin Li, Yi-Hua Chen, Feng Gao, Hao Chen, Neng-Yuan Hu, Lang Huang, Zheng-Yi Luo, Ji-Hong Liu, Qiang-Long You, Ya-Nan Yin, Ze-Lin Li, Xiao-Wen Li, Zhuo-Jun Du, Jian-Ming Yang, Tian-Ming Gao
Social isolation during the vulnerable period of adolescence contributes to the occurrence of psychiatric disorders and profoundly affects brain development and adult behavior. Although the impact of social isolation during adolescence on anxiety behaviors has been well studied, much less is known about the onset and underlying mechanisms of these behaviors. We observed that following 2 weeks, but not 1 week, of social isolation, adolescent mice exhibited anxiety behaviors. Strikingly, the mGluR5 protein levels in the amygdala increased concomitantly with anxiety behaviors, and both intraperitoneal administration and intra-basolateral amygdala (BLA) infusion of MPEP, a metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 antagonist, normalized anxiety behaviors...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913981/age-dependent-expression-of-nav1-9-channels-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mpfc-pyramidal-neurons-in-rats
#5
Maciej Gawlak, Bartłomiej Szulczyk, Adam Berlowski, Katarzyna Grzelka, Anna Stachurska, Justyna Pelka, Katarzyna Czarzasta, Maciej Malecki, Przemyslaw Kurowski, Ewa Nurowska, Pawel Szulczyk
Developmental changes that occur in the prefrontal cortex during adolescence alter behavior. These behavioral alterations likely stem from changes in prefrontal cortex neuronal activity, which may depend on the properties and expression of ion channels. Nav1.9 sodium channels conduct a Na(+) current that is TTX resistant with a low threshold and noninactivating over time. The purpose of this study was to assess the presence of Nav1.9 channels in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) layer II and V pyramidal neurons in young (20-day-old), late adolescent (60-day-old) and adult (6-7-month-old) rats...
September 15, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913780/anxiolytic-like-effects-of-%C3%AE-asarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-pain
#6
Jiao Tian, Zhen Tian, Shu-Li Qin, Pu-Yu Zhao, Xun Jiang, Zhen Tian
α-asarone (ASR) is a major bioactive compound isolated from the rhizome of Acorus tatarinowii Schott and it has extensive biological effects. Clinically, anxiety disorder is a common comorbidity of chronic pain. However, limited information is available regarding the effects of ASR on chronic pain-related anxiety. This study aims to evaluate the anxiolytic effects of ASR in chronic pain mice. Chronic inflammatory pain was induced by hind-paw injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA). Behavioral tests, western-blot analysis and whole-cell patch recordings were performed to evaluate the subsequent events...
September 15, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913655/quantitative-trait-loci-for-resistance-to-stripe-rust-of-wheat-revealed-using-global-field-nurseries-and-opportunities-for-stacking-resistance-genes
#7
Firdissa E Bokore, Richard D Cuthbert, Ron E Knox, Harpinder S Randhawa, Colin W Hiebert, Ron M DePauw, Asheesh K Singh, Arti Singh, Andrew G Sharpe, Amidou N'Diaye, Curtis J Pozniak, Curt McCartney, Yuefeng Ruan, Samia Berraies, Brad Meyer, Catherine Munro, Andy Hay, Karim Ammar, Julio Huerta-Espino, Sridhar Bhavani
Quantitative trait loci controlling stripe rust resistance were identified in adapted Canadian spring wheat cultivars providing opportunity for breeders to stack loci using marker-assisted breeding. Stripe rust or yellow rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Erikss., is a devastating disease of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in many regions of the world. The objectives of this research were to identify and map quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with stripe rust resistance in adapted Canadian spring wheat cultivars that are effective globally, and investigate opportunities for stacking resistance...
September 14, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913525/formation-of-antireflection-zn-zno-core-shell-nano-pyramidal-arrays-by-o2-ion-bombardment-of-zn-surfaces
#8
Noelia Benito, Gonzalo Recio-Sánchez, Ramón Escobar-Galindo, Carlos Palacio
ZnO is probably one of the most studied oxides since ZnO nanostructures are a very rich family of nanomaterials with a broad variety of technological applications. Although several chemical techniques offer the possibility to obtain such ZnO nanostructures, here we show that the controlled modification of the zinc surface by low-energy O2(+) bombardment leads to the formation of core-shell Zn/ZnO nano-pyramidal arrays that suppress the reflection of light decreasing the reflectivity below 6% in the wavelength range of 300-900 nm...
September 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913295/management-of-le-fort-i-fracture
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Hak Su Kim, Seong Eun Kim, Hyun Tae Lee
Among the classification of maxillary fracture, the Le Fort classification is the best-known categorization. Le Fort (1901) completed experiments that determined the maxilla areas of structural weakness which he designated as the "lines of weakness". According to these results, there are three basic fracture line patterns (transverse, pyramidal and craniofacial disjunction). A transverse fracture is a Le Fort I fracture that is above the level of the apices of the maxillary teeth section, including the entire alveolar process of the maxilla, vault of the palate and inferior ends of the pterygoid processes in a single block from the upper craniofacial skeleton...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912687/alterations-in-properties-of-glutamatergic-transmission-in-the-temporal-cortex-and-hippocampus-following-pilocarpine-induced-acute-seizures-in-wistar-rats
#10
Dmitry V Amakhin, Sergey L Malkin, Julia L Ergina, Kirill A Kryukov, Ekaterina A Veniaminova, Olga E Zubareva, Aleksey V Zaitsev
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common type of focal epilepsy in humans, and is often developed after an initial precipitating brain injury. This form of epilepsy is frequently resistant to pharmacological treatment; therefore, the prevention of TLE is the prospective approach to TLE therapy. The lithium-pilocarpine model in rats replicates some of the main features of TLE in human, including the pathogenic mechanisms of cell damage and epileptogenesis after a primary brain injury. In the present study, we investigated changes in the properties of glutamatergic transmission during the first 3 days after pilocarpine-induced acute seizures in Wistar rats (PILO-rats)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912671/brownian-optogenetic-noise-photostimulation-on-the-brain-amplifies-somatosensory-evoked-field-potentials
#11
Nayeli Huidobro, Abraham Mendez-Fernandez, Ignacio Mendez-Balbuena, Ranier Gutierrez, Rumyana Kristeva, Elias Manjarrez
Stochastic resonance (SR) is an inherent and counter-intuitive mechanism of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) facilitation in biological systems associated with the application of an intermediate level of noise. As a first step to investigate in detail this phenomenon in the somatosensory system, here we examined whether the direct application of noisy light on pyramidal neurons from the mouse-barrel cortex expressing a light-gated channel channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) can produce facilitation in somatosensory evoked field potentials...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912554/oxytocin-stimulates-hippocampal-neurogenesis-via-oxytocin-receptor-expressed-in-ca3-pyramidal-neurons
#12
Yu-Ting Lin, Chien-Chung Chen, Chiung-Chun Huang, Katsuhiko Nishimori, Kuei-Sen Hsu
In addition to the regulation of social and emotional behaviors, the hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin has been shown to stimulate neurogenesis in adult dentate gyrus; however, the mechanisms underlying the action of oxytocin are still unclear. Taking advantage of the conditional knockout mouse model, we show here that endogenous oxytocin signaling functions in a non-cell autonomous manner to regulate survival and maturation of newly generated dentate granule cells in adult mouse hippocampus via oxytocin receptors expressed in CA3 pyramidal neurons...
September 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912160/dopamine-d2-receptors-modulate-pyramidal-neurons-in-mouse-medial-prefrontal-cortex-through-a-stimulatory-g-protein-pathway
#13
Sarah E Robinson, Vikaas S Sohal
Dopaminergic modulation of prefrontal cortex is believed to play key roles in many cognitive functions and to be disrupted in pathological conditions such as schizophrenia. We have previously described a phenomenon whereby dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) activation elicits afterdepolarizations (ADPs) in subcortically-projecting (SC) pyramidal neurons within L5 of the prefrontal cortex. These D2R-induced ADPs only occur following synaptic input which activates NMDA receptors (NMDARs) even when the delay between the synaptic input and afterdepolarizations is relatively long, e...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910768/example-based-image-synthesis-via-randomized-patch-matching
#14
Yi Ren, Yaniv Romano, Michael Elad
Image and texture synthesis is a challenging task that has long been drawing attention in the fields of image processing, graphics, and machine learning. This problem consists of modelling the desired type of images, either through training examples or via a parametric modeling, and then generating images that belong to the same statistical origin. This work addresses the image synthesis task, focusing on two specific families of images - handwritten digits and face images. This paper offers two main contributions...
September 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905253/co-transformation-mediated-stacking-of-blast-resistance-genes-pi54-and-pi54rh-in-rice-provides-broad-spectrum-resistance-against-magnaporthe-oryzae
#15
Mandeep Kumari, Amit Kumar Rai, B N Devanna, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Ritu Kapoor, H Rajashekara, G Prakash, Vinay Sharma, Tilak Raj Sharma
This is the first report of stacking two major blast resistance genes in blast susceptible rice variety using co-transformation method to widen the resistance spectrum against different isolates of Magnaporthe oryzae. Single resistance (R-) gene mediated approach for the management of rice blast disease has met with frequent breakdown in resistance response. Besides providing the durable resistance, gene pyramiding or stacking also imparts broad spectrum resistance against plant pathogens, including rice blast...
September 13, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904093/sodium-dynamics-in-pyramidal-neuron-dendritic-spines-synaptically-evoked-entry-predominantly-through-ampa-receptors-and-removal-by-diffusion
#16
Kenichi Miyazaki, William N Ross
Dendritic spines are key elements underlying synaptic integration and cellular plasticity, but many features of these important structures are not known or are controversial. We examined these properties with newly developed simultaneous sodium and calcium imaging that had single spine resolution in pyramidal neurons in rat hippocampal slices from either sex. Indicators for both ions were loaded through the somatic patch pipette, which also recorded electrical responses. Fluorescence changes were detected with a high speed, low noise CCD camera...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903039/polyploidy-and-the-cellular-and-areal-diversity-of-rat-cortical-layer-5-pyramidal-neurons
#17
Johanna Sigl-Glöckner, Michael Brecht
In many species, polyploidy, in which an increase in nuclear DNA content is accompanied by an increase in cell size, contributes to cellular diversity. In the rat visual cortex, most neurons are small and homogeneous in size, while layer 5 cells are heterogeneous, containing some very large neurons. To measure DNA content, we quantified nuclear chromocenters and integrated DNA/DAPI fluorescence. The results suggest that most cortical neurons, non-neuronal cells, parvalbumin-positive interneurons, and large entorhinal layer 2 stellate projection neurons are diploid...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902835/reversing-behavioural-abnormalities-in-mice-exposed-to-maternal-inflammation
#18
Yeong Shin Yim, Ashley Park, Janet Berrios, Mathieu Lafourcade, Leila M Pascual, Natalie Soares, Joo Yeon Kim, Sangdoo Kim, Hyunju Kim, Ari Waisman, Dan R Littman, Ian R Wickersham, Mark T Harnett, Jun R Huh, Gloria B Choi
Viral infection during pregnancy is correlated with increased frequency of neurodevelopmental disorders, and this is studied in mice prenatally subjected to maternal immune activation (MIA). We previously showed that maternal T helper 17 cells promote the development of cortical and behavioural abnormalities in MIA-affected offspring. Here we show that cortical abnormalities are preferentially localized to a region encompassing the dysgranular zone of the primary somatosensory cortex (S1DZ). Moreover, activation of pyramidal neurons in this cortical region was sufficient to induce MIA-associated behavioural phenotypes in wild-type animals, whereas reduction in neural activity rescued the behavioural abnormalities in MIA-affected offspring...
September 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901125/annealing-induced-morphology-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-pyramidal-silicon-surface-and-their-application-to-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#19
Abhijit Roy, Arpan Maiti, Tapas Kumar Chini, Biswarup Satpati
This paper reports on a simple and cost-effective process of developing a stable surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate based on silver (Ag) nanoparticles deposited on silicon (Si) surface. Durability is an important issue for preparing SERS active substrate as silver nanostructures are prone to rapid surface oxidation when exposed to ambient conditions, which may result in the loss of the enhancement capabilities in a short period of time. Here, we employ galvanic displacement method to produce Ag nanoparticles on Si(100) substrate pre-patterned with arrays of micro-pyramids by chemical etching and subsequently separate pieces of such substrates were annealed in oxygen and nitrogen environments at 550°C...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901122/correlative-microscopy-combining-secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry-and-electron-microscopy-comparison-of-intensity-hue-saturation-and-laplace-pyramid-methods-for-image-fusion
#20
Florian Vollnhals, Jean-Nicolas Audinot, Tom Wirtz, Muriel Mercier-Bonin, Isabelle Fourquaux, Birgit Schroeppel, Udo Kraushaar, Varda Lev-Ram, Mark H Ellisman, Santhana Eswara
Correlative microscopy combining various imaging modalities offers powerful insights to obtain a comprehensive understanding of physical, chemical and biological phenomena. In this article, we investigate two approaches for image-fusion in the context of combining the inherently lower-resolution chemical images obtained using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) with the high-resolution ultrastructural images obtained using Electron Microscopy (EM). We evaluate the image fusion methods with three different case-studies selected to broadly represent the typical samples in life science research: (i) histology (unlabeled tissue), (ii) nanotoxicology, and (iii) metabolism (isotopically labelled tissue)...
September 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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