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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104449/acute-neurologic-disease-in-porcine-rubulavirus-experimentally-infected-piglets
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Jenifer Herrera, Luis Gómez-Núñez, Rocío Lara-Romero, Fernando Diosdado, Atalo Martínez-Lara, Miguel Jasso, Humberto Ramírez-Mendoza, Armando Pérez-Torres, José Francisco Rivera-Benítez
The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical disease, humoral response and viral distribution of recent Porcine rubulavirus (PorPV) isolates in experimentally infected pigs. Four, 6-piglet (5-days old) groups were employed (G1-84, G2-93, G3-147, and G4-T). Three viral strains were used for the experimental infection: the reference strain LPMV-1984 (Michoacán 1984) and two other strains isolated in 2013, one in Queretaro (Qro/93/2013) and the other in Michoacán (Mich/147/2013). Each strain was genetically characterized by amplification and sequencing of the gene encoding hemagglutinin-neuroamidase (HN)...
January 16, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103481/motor-learning-requires-purkinje-cell-synaptic-potentiation-through-activation-of-ampa-receptor-subunit-glua3
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Nicolas Gutierrez-Castellanos, Carla M Da Silva-Matos, Kuikui Zhou, Cathrin B Canto, Maria C Renner, Linda M C Koene, Ozgecan Ozyildirim, Rolf Sprengel, Helmut W Kessels, Chris I De Zeeuw
Accumulating evidence indicates that cerebellar long-term potentiation (LTP) is necessary for procedural learning. However, little is known about its underlying molecular mechanisms. Whereas AMPA receptor (AMPAR) subunit rules for synaptic plasticity have been extensively studied in relation to declarative learning, it is unclear whether these rules apply to cerebellum-dependent motor learning. Here we show that LTP at the parallel-fiber-to-Purkinje-cell synapse and adaptation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex depend not on GluA1- but on GluA3-containing AMPARs...
January 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102342/neural-activity-in-the-dorsal-medial-superior-temporal-area-of-monkeys-represents-retinal-error-during-adaptive-motor-learning
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Aya Takemura, Tomoyo Ofuji, Kenichiro Miura, Kenji Kawano
To adapt to variable environments, humans regulate their behavior by modulating gains in sensory-to-motor processing. In this study, we measured a simple eye movement, the ocular following response (OFR), in monkeys to study the neuronal basis of adaptive motor learning in the visuomotor processing stream. The medial superior temporal (MST) area of the cerebral cortex is a critical site for contextual gain modulation of the OFR. However, the role of MST neurons in adaptive gain modulation of the OFR remains unknown...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061919/myasthenia-gravis-and-its-aeromedical-implications
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Tania Jagathesan, Michael D O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition where antibodies form against the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction, eventually causing damage to the motor end plate. The clinical features include muscle fatigability as well as ocular, bulbar, and limb weakness, which can have implications on the role of a pilot or air traffic controller. This retrospective study reviewed the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) experience of myasthenia gravis...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059865/efferent-vision-therapy
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Janet C Rucker, Paul H Phillips
BACKGROUND: Traditional orthoptic therapy used by ophthalmologists, orthoptists, and optometrists is directed at improving visual acuity, ocular alignment, or both. For example, convergence exercises are used to treat convergence insufficiency (CI). However, other forms of "vision therapy" are directed at improving "visual processing and efficiency." The therapeutic regimen often entails repetitive ocular motor tasks performed during multiple office visits with a behavioral optometrist...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040606/steinert-syndrome-and-repercussions-in-dental-medicine
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REVIEW
Helena Baptista, Inês Lopes Cardoso
Steinert syndrome, also called myotonic dystrophy type 1, is a genetic disorder with autosomal dominant transmission characterized by myotonia and a multisystemic clinical picture that affects several tissues of the human body. The most common systemic phenotypes are: muscular, cardiac, respiratory, CNS, ocular, gynecological, digestive, orthopedical, as well as cognitive and psychological symptoms (cognitive decline). Muscles involved in voluntary movement are highly affected by myotonia especially distal muscles of upper limbs...
December 23, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033651/axons-get-ahead-insights-into-axon-guidance-and-congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorders
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REVIEW
John K Chilton, Sarah Guthrie
Cranial nerves innervate head muscles in a well-characterised and highly conserved pattern. Identification of genes responsible for human congenital disorders of these nerves, combined with the analysis of their role in axonal development in animal models has advanced understanding of how neuromuscular connectivity is established. Here we focus on the ocular motor system, as an instructive example of the success of this approach in unravelling the aetiology of human strabismus. The discovery that ocular motility disorders can arise from mutations in transcription factors, including HoxA1, HoxB1, MafB, Phox2A and Sall4, has revealed gene regulatory networks that pattern the brainstem and/or govern the differentiation of cranial motor neurons...
December 29, 2016: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002403/xrcc1-mutation-is-associated-with-parp1-hyperactivation-and-cerebellar-ataxia
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Nicolas C Hoch, Hana Hanzlikova, Stuart L Rulten, Martine Tétreault, Emilia Komulainen, Limei Ju, Peter Hornyak, Zhihong Zeng, William Gittens, Stephanie A Rey, Kevin Staras, Grazia M S Mancini, Peter J McKinnon, Zhao-Qi Wang, Justin D Wagner, Grace Yoon, Keith W Caldecott
XRCC1 is a molecular scaffold protein that assembles multi-protein complexes involved in DNA single-strand break repair. Here we show that biallelic mutations in the human XRCC1 gene are associated with ocular motor apraxia, axonal neuropathy, and progressive cerebellar ataxia. Cells from a patient with mutations in XRCC1 exhibited not only reduced rates of single-strand break repair but also elevated levels of protein ADP-ribosylation. This latter phenotype is recapitulated in a related syndrome caused by mutations in the XRCC1 partner protein PNKP and implicates hyperactivation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase/s as a cause of cerebellar ataxia...
January 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001274/language-behavior-and-neurodevelopment-in-joubert-syndrome-a-case-report
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Dionísia Aparecida Cusin Lamônica, Camila da Costa Ribeiro, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Célia Maria Giacheti
The Joubert syndrome (JS) is a rare, heterogeneous genetic condition among the ciliopathies. More than 20 genes have been identified associated with this phenotype. The main manifestations include hypotonia, ataxia, psychomotor retardation, ocular-motor apraxia and neonatal respiratory abnormalities. The objective of this paper was to present language and neurodevelopmental findings of an individual diagnosed with JS. The following procedures were performed: anamnesis, clinical genetic evaluation observation of communicative behavior, evaluation of language, the Denver Developmental Screening Test II (DDST-II) and the Early Language Milestone Scale (ELMS)...
November 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981586/gaze-evoked-nystagmus-induced-by-alcohol-intoxication
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Fausto Romano, Alexander A Tarnutzer, Dominik Straumann, Stefano Ramat, Giovanni Bertolini
KEY POINTS: The cerebellum is the core structure controlling gaze stability. Chronic cerebellar diseases and acute alcohol intoxication affect cerebellar function, inducing, among others, gaze instability as gaze-evoked nystagmus. Gaze-evoked nystagmus is characterized by increased centripetal eye-drift. It is used as an important diagnostic sign for patients with cerebellar degeneration and to assess the 'driving while intoxicated' condition. We quantified the effect of alcohol on gaze-holding using an approach allowing, for the first time, the comparison of deficits induced by alcohol intoxication and cerebellar degeneration...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928382/isolated-fourth-nerve-palsy-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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María García-Zamora, Hortensia Sánchez-Tocino, Ana Villanueva-Gómez, José Miguel Angles-Deza, Elena Pérez-Gutierrez
Tuberculous meningitis is a type of subacute meningitis and like other intracranial processes can compromise ocular motor nerves, causing palsies. Trochlear nerve is an unusual isolated manifestation in this type of pathology. The authors report a 5-year-old boy presented in their clinic with a trochlear nerve palsy as unique neurological manifestation of tuberculous meningitis. Treatment with complete anti-tuberculous therapy and botulinum A toxin was needed to get the complete resolution of the nerve palsy...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903814/blink-associated-contralateral-eccentric-saccades-as-a-rare-sign-of-unilateral-brain-injury
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Ilaria Zivi, Eugenio Bertelli, Giacinta Bilotti, Ignazio Alessandro Clemente, Leopold Saltuari, Giuseppe Frazzitta
OBJECTIVE: To describe a rare sign of unilateral brain injury as a form of unwanted blink-associated contralateral eccentric saccades. METHODS: A 62-year-old patient who underwent an ischemic stroke affecting the entire right middle cerebral artery territory came to our attention 1 year after stroke, manifesting with transient contralateral conjugate gaze deviations associated with spontaneous blinking. We complemented the regular neurologic evaluation with brain MRI, study of evoked potentials, electroneurography of the facial nerve, and infrared video-oculoscopy...
January 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899021/does-preoperative-diplopia-determine-the-incidence-of-postoperative-diplopia-after-repair-of-orbital-floor-fracture-an-institutional-review
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Avisham Ramphul, Gary Hoffman
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to investigate whether the occurrence of preoperative diplopia determines the incidence of postoperative diplopia after orbital floor repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook a retrospective cohort study with a review of the records of 126 consecutive patients who had undergone repair of an orbital floor fracture under the maxillofacial surgery service at John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle, NSW, Australia). The primary predictor variables were a number of demographic, etiologic, and operative factors that might influence the occurrence of diplopia...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898724/risk-factors-for-motor-vehicle-collisions-in-patients-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Kenya Yuki, Sachiko Awano-Tanabe, Takeshi Ono, Daisuke Shiba, Hiroshi Murata, Ryo Asaoka, Kazuo Tsubota
PURPOSE: To identify the incidence rate of motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) in patients with no ocular pathology other than primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and determine the putative risk factors for MVCs in this group of patients. METHODS: We designed a prospective cohort study across three centers utilizing a consecutive sampling method to identify all patients with POAG between the ages of 40 and 80 years old. Patients with glaucoma were consecutively screened for eligibility...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877114/ontogenetic-development-of-vestibulo-ocular-reflexes-in-amphibians
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REVIEW
Francisco Branoner, Boris P Chagnaud, Hans Straka
Vestibulo-ocular reflexes (VOR) ensure gaze stability during locomotion and passively induced head/body movements. In precocial vertebrates such as amphibians, vestibular reflexes are required very early at the onset of locomotor activity. While the formation of inner ears and the assembly of sensory-motor pathways is largely completed soon after hatching, angular and translational/tilt VOR display differential functional onsets and mature with different time courses. Otolith-derived eye movements appear immediately after hatching, whereas the appearance and progressive amelioration of semicircular canal-evoked eye movements is delayed and dependent on the acquisition of sufficiently large semicircular canal diameters...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872811/failure-to-mobilize-cognitive-control-for-challenging-tasks-correlates-with-symptom-severity-in-schizophrenia
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Bengi Baran, F Işık Karahanoğlu, Yigal Agam, Leonidas Mantonakis, Dara S Manoach
Deficits in the adaptive, flexible control of behavior contribute to the clinical manifestations of schizophrenia. We used functional MRI and an antisaccade paradigm to examine the neural correlates of cognitive control deficits and their relations to symptom severity. Thirty-three chronic medicated outpatients with schizophrenia and 31 healthy controls performed an antisaccade paradigm. We examined differences in recruitment of the cognitive control network and task performance for Hard (high control) versus Easy (low control) antisaccade trials within and between groups...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866068/an-abnormal-ocular-motor-manifestation-of-joubert-syndrome
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Jeanie Ling, Viraj Mehta, Anvesh Reddy, Matthew Hollar, Sean Donahue
Joubert syndrome is a congenital neurodevelopmental disorder primarily affecting the midbrain and hindbrain. It is characterized by ataxia, hypotonia, and developmental delay as well as apnea or abnormal ocular motor function. We describe and present a video of a child with Joubert syndrome with an alternating skew deviation in primary position rather than on lateral gaze, which is a more characteristic phenotype of this condition.
November 16, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852021/-neuroanatomy-of-the-parietal-association-areas
#18
Yasushi Kobayashi
The parietal association cortex comprises the superior and inferior parietal lobules, the precuneus and the cortices in the intraparietal, parietooccipital and lunate sulci. By processing somatic, visual, acoustic and vestibular sensory information, the parietal association cortex plays a pivotal role in spatial cognition and motor control of the eyes and the extremities. Sensory information from the primary and secondary somatosensory areas enters the superior parietal lobule and is transferred to the inferior parietal lobule...
November 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846186/ocular-motor-palsy-after-spinal-puncture
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Monica Del-Rio-Vellosillo, José J Garcia-Medina, Maria Dolores Pinazo-Duran, Antonio Abengochea-Cotaina, Manuel Barbera-Alacreu
Ocular motor palsy is a rare but alarming complication of subarachnoid puncture. In order to better understand this condition, a literature search was performed in English of PubMed articles for cranial nerves III, IV, and VI palsies after spinal puncture. Sixty-five articles (dated 1930-2015) were identified, and 114 cases were obtained for analysis. Subarachnoid anesthesia was the most frequent cause (45.6%), with a higher incidence for females than males. The age of patients was 40.24 ± 13.35 years (age range, 6-71 years)...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842578/an-autopsy-confirmed-case-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-with-predominant-postural-instability
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Carolin Kurz, Georg Ebersbach, Gesine Respondek, Armin Giese, Thomas Arzberger, Günter Ulrich Höglinger
Postural instability and supranuclear gaze palsy represent the key symptoms of Richardson's syndrome, the most frequent clinical manifestation of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). However, a proportion of PSP patients never develops ocular motor symptoms, which prevents clinicians from establishing the diagnosis during lifetime according to current diagnostic criteria. We present one instructive autopsy-confirmed PSP case with prospective video-documented clinical course, showing striking temporal divergence of initially present postural instability and delayed development of ocular motor dysfunction...
November 14, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
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