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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684752/dynamic-semantic-cognition-characterising-coherent-and-controlled-conceptual-retrieval-through-time-using-magnetoencephalography-and-chronometric-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Catarina Teige, Giovanna Mollo, Rebecca Millman, Nicola Savill, Jonathan Smallwood, Piers L Cornelissen, Elizabeth Jefferies
Distinct neural processes are thought to support the retrieval of semantic information that is (i) coherent with strongly-encoded aspects of knowledge, and (ii) non-dominant yet relevant for the current task or context. While the brain regions that support readily coherent and more controlled patterns of semantic retrieval are relatively well-characterised, the temporal dynamics of these processes are not well-understood. This study used magnetoencephalography (MEG) and dual-pulse chronometric transcranial magnetic stimulation (cTMS) in two separate experiments to examine temporal dynamics during the retrieval of strong and weak associations...
March 30, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684463/non-imaged-based-method-for-matching-brains-in-a-common-anatomical-space-for-cellular-imagery
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Maëllie Midroit, Marc Thevenet, Arnaud Fournel, Joelle Sacquet, Moustafa Bensafi, Marine Breton, Laura Chalençon, Matthias Cavelius, Anne Didier, Nathalie Mandairon
BACKGROUND: Cellular imagery using histology sections is one of the most common techniques used in Neuroscience. However, this inescapable technique has severe limitations due to the need to delineate regions of interest on each brain, which is time consuming and variable across experimenters. NEW METHOD: We developed algorithms based on a vectors field elastic registration allowing fast, automatic realignment of experimental brain sections and associated labeling in a brain atlas with high accuracy and in a streamlined way...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684446/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-losartan-ameliorates-neuroinflammation-and-behavioral-consequences-of-lipopolysaccharide-injection
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Hossein Salmani, Mahmoud Hosseini, Farimah Beheshti, Yousef Baghcheghi, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Majid Khazaei
AIMS: Neuroinflammation has a critical role in brain diseases. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is an important player in inflammation via stimulating of Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R). In this study, the effects of losartan, an Ang II receptor blocker, on the brain inflammation, oxidative stress and behavioral consequences of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection were investigated. MAIN METHODS: Rats were intraperitoneally (i.p.) injected with 1 or 3 mg/kg losartan or saline for 24 continuous days...
April 20, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682548/electric-stimulation-of-ear-reduces-the-effect-of-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-pathway-on-kainic-acid-induced-epileptic-seizures-in-rats
#4
En-Tzu Liao, Yi-Wen Lin, Chun-Ping Huang, Nou-Ying Tang, Ching-Liang Hsieh
Epilepsy is a common clinical syndrome with recurrent neuronal discharges in the temporal lobe, cerebral cortex, and hippocampus. Clinical antiepileptic medicines are often ineffective or of little benefit in 30% of epileptic patients and usually cause severe side effects. Emerging evidence indicates the crucial role of inflammatory mediators in epilepsy. The current study investigates the role of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and its underlying mechanisms in kainic acid- (KA-) induced epileptic seizures in rats...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682434/hypomania-risk-in-noninvasive-brain-stimulation
#5
REVIEW
Abhishek Gupta, Mahwish Adnan
Noninvasive brain stimulation, using electromagnetic waves (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)) and direct electrical current (transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)), is a new frontier in treating psychiatric maladies. While still being developed as viable treatment options, both options have had numerously reported side-effects, with hypomania being a significant concern during investigations. While there has been a relatively rare incidence of hypomania among rTMS/tDCS trials, it still posits an important issue regarding the safety of both treatment modalities...
February 19, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682085/prostaglandin-e-2-produced-by-alginate-encapsulated-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulates-the-astrocyte-inflammatory-response
#6
Elizabeth C Stucky, Joshua Erndt-Marino, Rene S Schloss, Martin L Yarmush, David I Shreiber
Astroglia are well known for their role in propagating secondary injury following brain trauma. Modulation of this injury cascade, including inflammation, is essential to repair and recovery. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been demonstrated as trophic mediators in several models of secondary CNS injury, however, there has been varied success with the use of direct implantation due to a failure to persist at the injury site. To achieve sustained therapeutic benefit, we have encapsulated MSCs in alginate microspheres and evaluated the ability of these encapsulated MSCs to attenuate neuro-inflammation...
June 2017: Nano LIFE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682074/language-mapping-in-awake-surgery-report-of-two-cases-with-review-of-language-networks
#7
Liang Hooi Lim, Zamzuri Idris, Faruque Reza, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan, Laila Abd Mukmin, Jafri Malin Abdullah
The role of language in communication plays a crucial role in human development and function. In patients who have a surgical lesion at the functional language areas, surgery should be intricately planned to avoid incurring further morbidity. This normally requires extensive functional and anatomical mappings of the brain to identify regions that are involved in language processing and production. In our case report, regions of the brain that are important for language functions were studied before surgery by employing (a) extraoperative methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, transmagnetic stimulation, and magnetoencephalography; (b) during the surgery by utilizing intraoperative awake surgical methods such as an intraoperative electrical stimulation; and (c) a two-stage surgery, in which electrical stimulation and first mapping are made thoroughly in the ward before second remapping during surgery...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682045/cerebrospinal-fluid-egress-from-the-quadripolar-deep-brain-stimulation-electrode-for-anterior-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-for-refractory-epilepsy
#8
Byung-Chul Son, Jin-Gyu Choi, Sang-Woo Ha
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) is an effective treatment for refractory epilepsy. Due to the unique location of ANT in the thalamus facing the lateral and third ventricles, transventricular DBS lead placement is an essential part of ANT DBS. However, there is no report regarding hardware problems including impedance variability in transventricular ANT DBS due to limited experience. A 45-year-old male patient with previously effective, bilateral ANT DBS presented with increasing seizure frequency and a shortened battery longevity within 2 years...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682044/twiddler-s-syndrome-a-rare-hardware-complication-in-spinal-cord-stimulation
#9
Byung-Chul Son, Jin-Gyu Choi, Sang-Woo Ha
Twiddler's syndrome is an uncommon hardware complication involving the lead and pulse generators in cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, deep brain stimulators, and vagal nerve stimulators. However, until very recently, it had not been reported in spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Considering the incidence of hardware complications of spinal cord stimulation, there may be an underreporting of Twiddler's syndrome due to lack of awareness. Two cases of Twiddler's syndrome as a hardware complication of SCS were identified between 2005 and 2015...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681869/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-internal-globus-pallidus-improves-response-initiation-and-proactive-inhibition-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Yixin Pan, Linbin Wang, Yingying Zhang, Chencheng Zhang, Xian Qiu, Yuyan Tan, Haiyan Zhou, Bomin Sun, Dianyou Li
Background: Impulse control disorder is not uncommon in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who are treated with dopamine replacement therapy and subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS). Internal globus pallidus (GPi)-DBS is increasingly used, but its role in inhibitory control has rarely been explored. In this study, we evaluated the effect of GPi-DBS on inhibitory control in PD patients. Methods: A stop-signal paradigm was used to test response initiation, proactive inhibition, and reactive inhibition...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681866/study-protocol-using-deep-brain-stimulation-multimodal-neuroimaging-and-neuroethics-to-understand-and-treat-severe-enduring-anorexia-nervosa
#11
Rebecca J Park, Jessica C Scaife, Tipu Z Aziz
Background: Research suggests that altered eating and the pursuit of thinness in anorexia nervosa (AN) are, in part, a consequence of aberrant reward circuitry. The neural circuits involved in reward processing and compulsivity overlap significantly, and this has been suggested as a transdiagnostic factor underpinning obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions and eating disorders. The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) is central to both reward processing and compulsivity. In previous studies, deep-brain stimulation (DBS) to the NAcc has been shown to result in neural and symptomatic improvement in both obsessive compulsive disorder and addictions...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681795/delta-opioid-receptor-signaling-promotes-resilience-to-stress-under-the-repeated-social-defeat-paradigm-in-mice
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Mathilde S Henry, Kanchan Bisht, Nathalie Vernoux, Louis Gendron, Angélica Torres-Berrio, Guy Drolet, Marie-Ève Tremblay
The adaptation to chronic stress is highly variable across individuals. Resilience to stress is a complex process recruiting various brain regions and neurotransmitter systems. The aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of endogenous opioid enkephalin (ENK) signaling in the development of stress resilience in mice. The translational model of repeated social defeat (RSD) stress was selected to mimic the unpredictable disruptions of daily life and induce resilience or vulnerability to stress. As in humans, adult C57BL/6J mice demonstrated a great variability in their response to stress under this paradigm...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681474/ejaculation-induced-by-the-activation-of-crz-neurons-is-rewarding-to-drosophila-males
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Shir Zer-Krispil, Hila Zak, Lisha Shao, Shir Ben-Shaanan, Lea Tordjman, Assa Bentzur, Anat Shmueli, Galit Shohat-Ophir
The reward system is a collection of circuits that reinforce behaviors necessary for survival [1, 2]. Given the importance of reproduction for survival, actions that promote successful mating induce pleasurable feeling and are positively reinforced [3, 4]. This principle is conserved in Drosophila, where successful copulation is naturally rewarding to male flies, induces long-term appetitive memories [5], increases brain levels of neuropeptide F (NPF, the fly homolog of neuropeptide Y), and prevents ethanol, known otherwise as rewarding to flies [6, 7], from being rewarding [5]...
April 17, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680785/effects-of-methamphetamine-exposure-on-anxiety-like-behavior-in-the-open-field-test-corticosterone-and-hippocampal-tyrosine-hydroxylase-in-adolescent-and-adult-mice
#14
Katelyn H Struntz, Jessica A Siegel
Methamphetamine (MA) is a psychomotor stimulant drug that can alter behavior, the stress response system, and the dopaminergic system. The effects of MA can be modulated by age, however relatively little research has examined the acute effects of MA in adolescents and how the effects compare to those found in adults. The hippocampal dopamine system is altered by MA exposure and can modulate anxiety-like behavior, but the effects of MA on the hippocampal dopamine system have not been well studied, especially in adolescent animals...
April 19, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680658/deficiency-of-unc-51-like-kinase-1-ulk1-protects-against-mice-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-by-suppression-of-p38-and-jnk-pathway
#15
Hao-Lan Wei, Su-Qing Ma, Chun-Xia Li
Unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (Ulk1) is a serine/threonine kinase that plays a key role in regulating autophagy processes. We attempted to investigate the effects of Ulk1 on traumatic brain injury (TBI) progression by using wild type (WT) mice and Ulk1-knockout (KO) mice suffered with or not TBI. The results were verified using LPS-treated primary astrocyte (AST). Here, Ulk1 was over-expressed in hippocampus of WT mice after TBI, as well as in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated AST. Ulk1-deletion improved cognitive ability and hippocampus histological changes in TBI mice...
April 19, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680288/involvement-of-methoprene-tolerant-met-in-the-determination-of-the-final-body-size-in-leptinotarsa-decemlineata-say-larvae
#16
Qing-Wei Meng, Qing-Yu Xu, Pan Deng, Kai-Yun Fu, Wen-Chao Guo, Guo-Qing Li
In the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta, juvenile hormone (JH) is critical for the control of species-specific size. However, whether the basic helix-loop-helix/Per-Arnt-Sim domain receptor methoprene-tolerant (Met) is involved remains unconfirmed. In the present paper, we found that RNA interference (RNAi)-aided knockdown of Met gene (LdMet) lowered the larval and pupal fresh weights and shortened the larval development period in the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Dietary introduction of JH into the LdMet RNAi larvae rescued neither the decreased weights nor the reduced development phase, even though JH ingestion by control larvae extended developmental time and caused large pupae...
April 19, 2018: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679783/radiofrequency-lesioning-through-deep-brain-stimulation-electrodes-in-patients-with-generalized-dystonia
#17
Nobuhiko Takeda, Shiro Hoeisawa, Takaomi Taira, Takakazu Kawamata
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established treatment for generalized dystonia. However, the DBS device is sometimes removed owing to hardware complications. Here, we present four cases of generalized dystonia treated with radiofrequency lesioning through the DBS electrodes. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patients were three men and one woman (34 to 44 years old). They had undergone DBS for generalized dystonia. However, they subsequently developed complications, such as infection, and removal of the devices became necessary...
April 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679735/age-dependent-effects-of-brain-stimulation-on-network-centrality
#18
Daria Antonenko, Till Nierhaus, Marcus Meinzer, Kristin Prehn, Axel Thielscher, Bernd Ittermann, Agnes Flöel
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have suggested that advanced age may mediate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on brain function. However, studies directly comparing neural tDCS effects between young and older adults are scarce and limited to task-related imaging paradigms. Resting-state (rs-) fMRI, that is independent of age-related differences in performance, is well suited to investigate age-associated differential neural tDCS effects. Three "online" tDCS conditions (anodal, cathodal, sham) were compared in a cross-over, within-subject design, in 30 young and 30 older adults...
April 18, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678443/high-frequency-stimulation-of-the-infralimbic-cortex-following-behavioral-suppression-of-ptsd-like-symptoms-prevents-symptom-relapse-in-mice
#19
Yassine Bentefour, Mohamed Bennis, René Garcia, Saadia Ba-M'hamed
BACKGROUND: We have previously demonstrated, in mice, that antidepressant treatment can prevent relapse of PTSD-like behaviors (avoidance, hyperarousal, and anxiety) through increased activation in the infralimbic cortex (IL) of the medial prefrontal cortex. OBJECTIVE: Here, we examined whether direct high-frequency stimulation (HFS) of the IL, provoking its heightened activation (i.e., long-term potentiation, LTP), would also prevent the return of PTSD-like symptoms...
April 10, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678206/biliverdin-reductase-a-attenuated-gmh-induced-inflammatory-response-in-the-spleen-by-inhibiting-toll-like-receptor-4-through-enos-no-pathway
#20
Yiting Zhang, Yan Ding, Tai Lu, Yixin Zhang, Ningbo Xu, Devin W McBride, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND: Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a common neurologic event with high morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Spleen has been reported to play a critical role in inflammatory responses by regulating peripheral immune cells which contributes to secondary brain injury. METHODS: The current study investigated the mechanistic role of biliverdin reductase-A (BLVRA) in the splenic response and brain damage in neonates following a collagenase GMH model...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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