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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620075/experience-dependent-epigenomic-reorganization-in-the-hippocampus
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Corey G Duke, Andrew J Kennedy, Cristin F Gavin, Jeremy J Day, J David Sweatt
Using a hippocampus-dependent contextual threat learning and memory task, we report widespread, coordinated DNA methylation changes in CA1 hippocampus of Sprague-Dawley rats specific to threat learning at genes involved in synaptic transmission. Experience-dependent alternations in gene expression and DNA methylation were observed as early as 1 h following memory acquisition and became more pronounced after 24 h. Gene ontology analysis revealed significant enrichment of functional categories related to synaptic transmission in genes that were hypomethylated at 24 h following threat learning...
July 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605382/assessment-of-spontaneous-alternation-novel-object-recognition-and-limb-clasping-in-transgenic-mouse-models-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-tau-neuropathology
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Christian J Miedel, Jennifer M Patton, Andrew N Miedel, Edward S Miedel, Jonathan M Levenson
Here we describe a staged, behavioral testing approach that can be used to screen for compounds that exhibit in vivo efficacy on cognitive and functional motor behaviors in transgenic mouse models of β-amyloidosis and tauopathy. The paradigm includes tests for spontaneous alternation in a Y-maze, novel object recognition, and limb clasping. These tests were selected because they: 1) interrogate function of cognitive or motor domains and the correlate neural circuitry relevant to the human disease state, 2) have clearly defined endpoints, 3) have easily implementable quality control checks, 4) can be run in a moderate throughput format, and 5) require little intervention by the investigator...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602963/brain-activity-related-to-working-memory-for-temporal-order-and-object-information
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Brooke M Roberts, Laura A Libby, Marika C Inhoff, Charan Ranganath
Maintaining items in an appropriate sequence is important for many daily activities; however, remarkably little is known about the neural basis of human temporal working memory. Prior work suggests that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and medial temporal lobe (MTL), including the hippocampus, play a role in representing information about temporal order. The involvement of these areas in successful temporal working memory, however, is less clear. Additionally, it is unknown whether regions in the PFC and MTL support temporal working memory across different timescales, or at coarse or fine levels of temporal detail...
June 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602659/long-term-multi-species-lactobacillus-and-bifidobacterium-dietary-supplement-enhances-memory-and-changes-regional-brain-metabolites-in-middle-aged-rats
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Caroline O'Hagan, Jia V Li, Julian R Marchesi, Sue Plummer, Iveta Garaiova, Mark A Good
Ageing is associated with changes in the gut microbiome that may contribute to age-related changes in cognition. Previous work has shown that dietary supplements with multi-species live microorganisms can influence brain function, including induction of hippocampal synaptic plasticity and production of brain derived neurotrophic factor, in both young and aged rodents. However, the effect of such dietary supplements on memory processes has been less well documented, particularly in the context of aging. The main aim of the present study was to examine the impact of a long-term dietary supplement with a multi-species live Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria mixture (Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60, L...
June 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601587/cholinergic-input-to-the-hippocampus-is-not-required-for-episodic-memory-in-the-rat-even-with-multiple-consecutive-events
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S Seel, M J Eacott, A Easton
Previous work has shown that depletion of the cholinergic input to the hippocampus produces no impairment in an episodic (what-where-which) memory task in rats. However, in contrast a where-which task was significantly impaired. Models of acetylcholine function related to pattern separation were used to explain this result. Recent development of spontaneous recognition tasks to assess multiple trials consecutively in the same testing session allow an opportunity to assess whether an increase in interference produces an impairment in the episodic memory task using the same cholinergic lesion...
June 7, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599922/vitamin-d-improves-functional-outcomes-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-male-rats-treated-with-n-acetylcysteine-and-hypothermia
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Danielle W Lowe, Jamie L Fraser, Laura Grace Rollins, Jessica Bentzley, Xingju Nie, Renee Martin, Inderjit Singh, Dorothea Jenkins
Hypothermia treatment neuroprotects approximately 50% of neonates who present with moderate to severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a potent antioxidant, is neuroprotective in combination with hypothermia in neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) female rats, but less protective in males. Vitamin D is a neurosteroid, which may provide immunomodulation and improve outcomes for both sexes. We investigated the efficacy of this combination of drugs with hypothermia after severe HI, as well as potential mechanisms of vitamin D effects in the transition to chronic inflammation...
June 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596922/noradrenergic-modulation-of-cognition-in-health-and-disease
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Olga Borodovitsyna, Matthew Flamini, Daniel Chandler
Norepinephrine released by the locus coeruleus modulates cellular processes and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system through its actions at a number of pre- and postsynaptic receptors. This transmitter system facilitates sensory signal detection and promotes waking and arousal, processes which are necessary for navigating a complex and dynamic sensory environment. In addition to its effects on sensory processing and waking behavior, norepinephrine is now recognized as a contributor to various aspects of cognition, including attention, behavioral flexibility, working memory, and long-term mnemonic processes...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595357/the-alzheimer-s-disease-transcriptome-mimics-the-neuroprotective-signature-of-igf-1-receptor-deficient-neurons
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Caroline George, Géraldine Gontier, Philippe Lacube, Jean-Christophe François, Martin Holzenberger, Saba Aïd
Seminal studies using post-mortem brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease evidenced aberrant insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) signalling. Addressing causality, work in animal models recently demonstrated that long-term suppression of IGF1R signalling alleviates Alzheimer's disease progression and promotes neuroprotection. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely elusive. Here, we showed that genetically ablating IGF1R in neurons of the ageing brain efficiently protects from neuroinflammation, anxiety and memory impairments induced by intracerebroventricular injection of amyloid-β oligomers...
June 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587901/flexible-weighting-of-diverse-inputs-makes-hippocampal-function-malleable
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REVIEW
Mariam Aly, Nicholas B Turk-Browne
Classic theories of hippocampal function have emphasized its role as a dedicated memory system, but recent research has shown that it contributes broadly to many aspects of cognition, including attention and perception. We propose that the reason the hippocampus plays such a broad role in cognition is that its function is particularly malleable. We argue that this malleability arises because the hippocampus receives diverse anatomical inputs and these inputs are flexibly weighted based on behavioral goals. We discuss examples of how hippocampal representations can be flexibly weighted, focusing on hippocampal modulation by attention...
June 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579367/early-postnatal-handling-reduces-hippocampal-amyloid-plaque-formation-and-enhances-cognitive-performance-in-appswe-ps1de9-mice-at-middle-age
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Sylvie L Lesuis, Beryl A C E van Hoek, Paul J Lucassen, Harm J Krugers
In rodents, fragmented and low levels of maternal care have been implicated in age-related cognitive decline and the incidence and progression of Alzheimer's pathology. In contrast, enhancing early postnatal maternal care has been associated with improved cognitive function later in life. Here we examined whether early postnatal handling of mouse pups from postnatal days 2-9 enhanced maternal care and whether this affected cognition and Alzheimer pathology at 5 and 11months of age in the APPswe/PS1dE9 mouse model for Alzheimer's disease...
June 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579129/theta-gamma-coupling-in-hippocampus-during-working-memory-deficits-induced-by-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-exposure
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Yameng Zhang, Yan Zhang, Hejuan Yu, Yamin Yang, Weitao Li, Zhiyu Qian
The dramatically increased use of electricity is raising major concerns as to the consequences of the interaction between electromagnetic field (EMF) and neurobiology. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of magnetic field on working memory in the hippocampal region by analyzing local field potentials (LFPs) and spikes pattern in vivo. In present study, mice were exposed to EMF (50Hz, 1mT), static magnetic field (SMF, 1mT), or placed in the exposure tube but without EMF exposure (SHAM), respectively...
June 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577978/social-memory-engram-in-the-hippocampus
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REVIEW
Teruhiro Okuyama
Social memory is one of the crucial components of episodic memories. Gregarious animals living in societies utilize social memory to exhibit the appropriate social behaviors such as aggression, avoidance, cooperative behavior, and even mating behavior. However, the neural mechanisms underlying social memory in the hippocampus remains mysterious. Here, I review some evidence from work done in rodents and primates on the brain region(s) and circuits encoding and/or retrieving social memory, as well as a storage for social memory (i...
May 31, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576659/ceftriaxone-reverses-deficits-of-behavior-and-neurogenesis-in-an-mptp-induced-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-dementia
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Ming-Hong Hsieh, Wan-Yun Meng, Wen-Chieh Liao, Jun-Cheng Weng, Hsin-Hua Li, Hong-Lin Su, Chih-Li Lin, Ching-Sui Hung, Ying-Jui Ho
Hyperactivity of the glutamatergic system is involved in excitotoxicity and neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD) so that glutamatergic modulation maybe a potential therapeutic target for PD. Ceftriaxone (CEF) has been reported to increase glutamate uptake by increasing glutamate transporter expression and has been demonstrated neuroprotective effects in animal study. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of CEF on behavior and neurogenesis in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced PD rat model...
May 30, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575483/that-s-me-in-the-spotlight-neural-basis-of-individual-differences-in-self-consciousness
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Irene de Caso, Giulia Poerio, Elizabeth Jefferies, Jonathan Smallwood
A long-standing literature implicates activity within the default mode network (DMN) to processes linked to the self. However, contemporary work suggests that other large-scale networks networks might also be involved. For instance, goal-directed autobiographical planning requires positive functional connectivity (FC) between DMN and frontoparietal control (FPCN) networks. The present study examined the inter-relationship between trait self-focus (measured via a self-consciousness scale; SCS), incidental memory in a self-reference paradigm, and resting state FC of large-scale networks...
May 29, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553339/tibolone-modulates-neuronal-plasticity-through-regulating-tau-gsk3%C3%AE-akt-pi3k-pathway-and-cdk5-p35-p25-complexes-in-the-hippocampus-of-aged-male-mice
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Teresa Neri-Gómez, Judith Espinosa-Raya, Sofía Díaz-Cintra, Julia Segura-Uribe, Sandra Orozco-Suárez, Juan Manuel Gallardo, Christian Guerra-Araiza
Aging is a key risk factor for cognitive decline and age-related neurodegenerative disorders. Also, an age-related decrease in sex steroid hormones may have a negative impact on the formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs); these hormones can regulate Tau phosphorylation and the principal kinase GSK3β involved in this process. Hormone replacement therapy decreases NFTs, but it increases the risk of some types of cancer. However, other synthetic hormones such as tibolone (TIB) have been used for hormone replacement therapy...
April 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551743/effects-of-deltamethrin-on-striatum-and-hippocampus-mitochondrial-integrity-and-the-protective-role-of-quercetin-in-rats
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Salim Gasmi, Rachid Rouabhi, Mohamed Kebieche, Samira Boussekine, Aya Salmi, Nadjiba Toualbia, Chahinez Taib, Zina Bouteraa, Hajer Chenikher, Sara Henine, Belgacem Djabri
The present work is to evaluate the neurotoxicity induced by pyrethroid insecticide "Deltamethrin" at 0.32 mg/kg/day in two main regions of the Wistar rat brain (hippocampus and striatum) and the protective effects of Quercetin at 10 mg/kg/day on this toxicity after 90 days of exposure. The assay of brain parameters showed that Deltamethrin caused a significant increase of mitochondrial metabolite level (proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates) and enzyme activity (glutathione S-transferase and superoxide dismutase); a decreased amount of mitochondrial glutathione level and catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities; and an increase of malondialdehyde (MDA) acid levels of the two regions...
May 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544904/decreased-prefrontal-functional-brain-response-during-memory-testing-in-women-with-cushing-s-syndrome-in-remission
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Oskar Ragnarsson, Andreas Stomby, Per Dahlqvist, Johan A Evang, Mats Ryberg, Tommy Olsson, Jens Bollerslev, Lars Nyberg, Gudmundur Johannsson
Neurocognitive dysfunction is an important feature of Cushing's syndrome (CS). Our hypothesis was that patients with CS in remission have decreased functional brain responses in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during memory testing. In this cross-sectional study we included 19 women previously treated for CS and 19 controls matched for age, gender, and education. The median remission time was 7 (IQR 6-10) years. Brain activity was studied with functional magnetic resonance imaging during episodic- and working-memory tasks...
May 12, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540659/neuroprotective-benefits-of-aerobic-exercise-and-organoselenium-dietary-supplementation-in-hippocampus-of-old-rats
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José L Cechella, Marlon R Leite, Simone Pinton, Gilson Zeni, Cristina W Nogueira
The progressive decline of neurological functions, such as learning and memory, is an unavoidable consequence of aging. Our previous work suggested that the combination of physical exercise and a diet supplemented with diphenyl diselenide improves age-related memory decline in rats. The present study investigated the effects of physical exercise and a diet supplemented with diphenyl diselenide on the levels of proteins involved in the hippocampal neuroprotection to figure out the mechanisms related to the beneficial effects of this intervention in aged rats...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536974/neonatal-immune-challenge-with-lipopolysaccharide-triggers-long-lasting-sex-and-age-related-behavioral-and-immune-neurotrophic-alterations-in-mice-relevance-to-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Charllyany Sabino Custódio, Bruna Stefânia Ferreira Mello, Adriano José Maia Chaves Filho, Camila Nayane de Carvalho Lima, Rafaela Carneiro Cordeiro, Fábio Miyajima, Gislaine Z Réus, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos, Tatiana Barichello, João Quevedo, Antônio Carlos de Oliveira, David Freitas de Lucena, Danielle S Macedo
Early-life challenges, particularly infections and stress, are related to neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Here, we conducted a wide range of behavioral tests in periadolescent (postnatal day (PN) 35) and adult (PN70) Swiss mice neonatally challenged with LPS on PN5 and -7, to unveil behavioral alterations triggered by LPS exposure. Immune and neurotrophic (brain-derived neurotrophic factor-BDNF) alterations were determined in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), hippocampus (HC), and hypothalamus (HT)...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533517/vortioxetine-reduces-bold-signal-during-performance-of-the-n-back-working-memory-task-a-randomised-neuroimaging-trial-in-remitted-depressed-patients-and-healthy-controls
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J Smith, M Browning, S Conen, R Smallman, J Buchbjerg, K G Larsen, C K Olsen, S R Christensen, G R Dawson, J F Deakin, P Hawkins, R Morris, G Goodwin, C J Harmer
Cognitive dysfunction is common in depression during both acute episodes and remission. Vortioxetine is a novel multimodal antidepressant that has improved cognitive function including executive function in depressed patients in randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials. However, it is unclear whether vortioxetine is able to target directly the neural circuitry implicated in the cognitive deficits in depression. Remitted depressed (n=48) and healthy volunteers (n=48) were randomised to receive 14 days treatment with 20 mg vortioxetine or placebo in a double-blind design...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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