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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225852/tryptophan-overloading-activates-brain-regions-involved-with-cognition-mood-and-anxiety
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Luana C A Silva, Milena B Viana, José S Andrade, Melyssa A Souza, Isabel C Céspedes, Vânia D'Almeida
Tryptophan is the only precursor of serotonin and mediates serotonergic activity in the brain. Previous studies have shown that the administration of tryptophan or tryptophan depletion significantly alters cognition, mood and anxiety. Nevertheless, the neurobiological alterations that follow these changes have not yet been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to verify the effects of a tryptophan-enriched diet on immunoreactivity to Fos-protein in the rat brain. Sixteen male Wistar rats were distributed into two groups that either received standard chow diet or a tryptophan-enriched diet for a period of thirty days...
February 16, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224417/neuroanatomical-circuitry-between-kidney-and-rostral-elements-of-brain-a-virally-mediated-transsynaptic-tracing-study-in-mice
#2
Ye-Ting Zhou, Zhi-Gang He, Tao-Tao Liu, Mao-Hui Feng, Ding-Yu Zhang, Hong-Bing Xiang
The identity of higher-order neurons and circuits playing an associative role to control renal function is not well understood. We identified specific neural populations of rostral elements of brain regions that project multisynaptically to the kidneys in 3-6 days after injecting a retrograde tracer pseudorabies virus (PRV)-614 into kidney of 13 adult male C57BL/6J strain mice. PRV-614 infected neurons were detected in a number of mesencephalic (e.g. central amygdala nucleus), telencephalic regions and motor cortex...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223737/pancreaticoduodenectomy-secondary-stenting-of-the-celiac-trunk-after-inefficient-median-arcuate-ligament-release-and-reoperation-as-an-alternative-to-simultaneous-hepatic-artery-reconstruction
#3
Théophile Guilbaud, Jacques Ewald, Olivier Turrini, Jean Robert Delpero
In patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), unrecognized hemodynamically significant celiac axis (CA) stenosis impairs hepatic arterial flow by suppressing the collateral pathways supplying arterial flow from the superior mesenteric artery and leads to serious hepatobiliary complications due to liver and biliary ischemia, with a high rate of mortality. CA stenosis is usually due to an extrinsic compression by a previously asymptomatic median arcuate ligament (MAL). MAL is diagnosed by computerized tomography in about 10% of the candidates for PD, but only half are found to be hemodynamically significant during the gastroduodenal artery clamping test with Doppler assessment, which is mandatory before any resection...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221260/double-arcuate-relaxing-retinotomy-for-a-large-macular-hole
#4
Murat Karacorlu, Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mumin Hocaoglu, Serra Arf, Mehmet Giray Ersoz
PURPOSE: To describe double arcuate relaxing retinotomy as an alternative surgical technique in a case with a secondary large macular hole. METHODS: The management of a patient who developed a large macular hole and macular tractional rhegmatogenous retinal detachment after pars plana vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy was retrospectively assessed. Despite surgical procedures, such as dissection of a preretinal membrane from the retina and peeling of the retinal internal limiting membrane, the macular hole could not be closed...
February 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219416/the-safe-screw-path-along-inferior-border-of-the-arcuate-line-at-acetabular-area-an-anatomical-study-based-on-ct-scans
#5
Chun Bi, Jiandong Wang, Xiaoxi Ji, Zhijian Ma, Fang Wang, Xiangsen Zeng, Dongmei Wang, Qiugen Wang
BACKGROUND: Misplaced screw during the internal fixation of acetabular fractures may penetrate the hip joint which might cause chondrolysis and traumatic osteoarthritis in the future. This study aims to acquire the safe path for screw insertion along inferior border of the arcuate line fixation route at acetabular area. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) scans of 98 patients without pelvic trauma were rebuilt for three-dimensional models of pelvis. After depicting the fixation route curve, five cross-sections perpendicularly to the curve were established from the anterior of pelvis to the posterior along inferior border of the arcuate line...
February 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210176/femtosecond-astigmatic-keratotomy-for-postkeratoplasty-astigmatism
#6
Nasser Al Sabaani, Salem Al Malki, Mohanna Al Jindan, Abdullah Al Assiri, Samar Al Swailem
PURPOSE: To evaluate the initial outcomes of femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomies (AK) to correct high astigmatism after keratoplasty. METHODS: This retrospective non-comparative interventional study included 52 consecutive patients (52 eyes) who underwent Intralase-enabled arcuate keratotomies. Changes in uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), mean refractive and keratometric astigmatism, preoperative and postoperative manifest refraction and complications were the main outcome measures...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202438/effect-of-food-deprivation-or-short-term-western-diet-feeding-on-bdnf-protein-expression-in-the-hypothalamic-arcuate-paraventricular-and-ventromedial-nuclei
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Kaitlyn Elizabeth Gilland, Edward A Fox
Mutations in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene are associated with human obesity and BDNF has potent inhibitory effects on eating and body weight. Little is known about the effects of energy-balance manipulations on BDNF protein in the hypothalamus, though this brain region is critical for regulation of feeding and body weight and has high levels of BDNF. Here we investigated the effects of negative and positive energy status on BDNF protein levels in the arcuate (ARC), paraventricular (PVN), and ventromedial (VMH) hypothalamic nuclei, and the ectorhinal cortex...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197203/injury-of-the-arcuate-fasciculus-in-a-patient-with-progressive-bulbar-palsy
#8
Min Cheol Chang, Han Do Lee, Sung Ho Jang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196880/agrp-to-kiss1-neuron-signaling-links-nutritional-state-and-fertility
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Stephanie L Padilla, Jian Qiu, Casey C Nestor, Chunguang Zhang, Arik W Smith, Benjamin B Whiddon, Oline K Rønnekleiv, Martin J Kelly, Richard D Palmiter
Mammalian reproductive function depends upon a neuroendocrine circuit that evokes the pulsatile release of gonadotropin hormones (luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary. This reproductive circuit is sensitive to metabolic perturbations. When challenged with starvation, insufficient energy reserves attenuate gonadotropin release, leading to infertility. The reproductive neuroendocrine circuit is well established, composed of two populations of kisspeptin-expressing neurons (located in the anteroventral periventricular hypothalamus, Kiss1(AVPV), and arcuate hypothalamus, Kiss1(ARH)), which drive the pulsatile activity of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193685/neurocomputational-consequences-of-evolutionary-connectivity-changes-in-perisylvian-language-cortex
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Malte R Schomers, Max Garagnani, Friedemann Pulvermüller
The human brain sets itself apart from that of its primate relatives by specific neuroanatomical features, especially the strong linkage of left perisylvian language areas (frontal and temporal cortex) by way of the arcuate fasciculus (AF). AF connectivity has been shown to correlate with verbal working memory (VWM) - a specifically human trait providing the foundation for language abilities - but a mechanistic explanation of any related causal link between anatomical structure and cognitive function is still missing...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192062/pomc-neurons-from-birth-to-death
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Chitoku Toda, Anna Santoro, Jung Dae Kim, Sabrina Diano
The hypothalamus is an evolutionarily conserved brain structure that regulates an organism's basic functions, such as homeostasis and reproduction. Several hypothalamic nuclei and neuronal circuits have been the focus of many studies seeking to understand their role in regulating these basic functions. Within the hypothalamic neuronal populations, the arcuate melanocortin system plays a major role in controlling homeostatic functions. The arcuate pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons in particular have been shown to be critical regulators of metabolism and reproduction because of their projections to several brain areas both in and outside of the hypothalamus, such as autonomic regions of the brain stem and spinal cord...
February 10, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191524/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-in-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Undurti N Das
Obesity and its consequent complications such as hypertension and metabolic syndrome are increasing in incidence in almost all countries. Insulin resistance is common in obesity. Renin- angiotensin system (RAS) is an important target in the treatment of hypertension and drugs that act on RAS improve insulin resistance and decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, explaining the close association between hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. RAS influences food intake by modulating the hypothalamic expression of neuropeptide Y and orexins via AMPK dephosphorylation...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186656/phenotype-and-genotype-specific-structural-alterations-in-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Serena Bianchi, Giovanni Battistella, Hailey Huddleston, Rebecca Scharf, Lazar Fleysher, Anna F Rumbach, Steven J Frucht, Andrew Blitzer, Laurie J Ozelius, Kristina Simonyan
BACKGROUND: Spasmodic dysphonia is a focal dystonia characterized by involuntary spasms in the laryngeal muscles that occur selectively during speaking. Although hereditary trends have been reported in up to 16% of patients, the causative etiology of spasmodic dysphonia is unclear, and the influences of various phenotypes and genotypes on disorder pathophysiology are poorly understood. In this study, we examined structural alterations in cortical gray matter and white matter integrity in relationship to different phenotypes and putative genotypes of spasmodic dysphonia to elucidate the structural component of its complex pathophysiology...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185482/suckling-induced-activation-pattern-in-the-brain-of-rat-pups
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János Barna, Eva Renner, Antónia Arszovszki, Melinda Cservenák, Zsolt Kovács, Miklós Palkovits, Arpád Dobolyi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to understand the effects of suckling on the brain of the pups by mapping their brain activation pattern in response to suckling. METHODS: The c-fos method was applied to identify activated neurons. Fasted rat pups were returned to their mothers for suckling and sacrificed 2 hours later for Fos immunohistochemistry. Double labeling was also performed to characterize some of the activated neurons. For comparison, another group of fasted pups were given dry food before Fos mapping...
February 10, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183114/morphological-characterisation-of-a-new-and-two-known-species-of-i-ditylenchus-i-filipjev-1936-nematoda-anguinidae-from-iran
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Hossein Mirbabaei Karani, Ali Eskandari, Reza Ghaderi, Ramin Heydari, Esmaeil Miraeez
Ditylenchus sturhani sp. n. from the rhizosphere of grasses in East Azarbaijan province, Northwestern Iran, is described and illustrated. The new species is characterised by a straight to slightly arcuate body 656-865 µm in length, presence of four incisures in each lateral field, slender stylet 10-12 µm in length, pharyngeal basal bulb offset or slightly overlapping the intestine, post-uterine sac 1.0-1.9 vulval body diameter long and conical tail with finely rounded terminus. Differences with closely related species including D...
January 9, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176960/pseudophakic-astigmatism-reduction-with-femtosecond-laser-assisted-corneal-arcuate-incisions-a-pilot-study
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Clayton Blehm, Richard Potvin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Verion-LenSx guided arcuate incision technique to reduce refractive astigmatism in a pseudophakic population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective single-arm study was conducted in which one or both eyes of subjects required reduction of 1.0-2.0 D of refractive astigmatism after previous cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. The surgeon used the refractive cylinder in the eye and the Woodcock astigmatism nomogram for preoperative planning, while the LenSx femtosecond laser with the Verion Image Guided System was used to create all arcuate incisions...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168997/icv-galanin-like-peptide-stimulates-non-contact-erections-but-not-touch-based-erections-in-adult-sexually-experienced-male-rats
#17
Gregory S Fraley
Galanin-like peptide (GALP) is a neuropeptide transcribed only within the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus and is thought to be a mediator between energetics and reproductive function. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of GALP is known to have effects on feeding, and to significantly increase gonadotropin releasing hormone- (GnRH-) mediated luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion. Furthermore, ICV GALP is known to stimulate fos production in the medial pre-optic area (mPOA) and to a lesser extent, the paraventricular nucleus (PVN)...
January 23, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166374/a-potential-role-for-the-secretogranin-ii-derived-peptide-em66-in-the-hypothalamic-regulation-of-feeding-behavior
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F Trebak, I Dubuc, A Arabo, A Alaoui, L Boukhzar, J Maucotel, M Picot, S Cherifi, C Duparc, J Leprince, G Prévost, Y Anouar, R Magoul, N Chartrel
EM66 is a conserved 66-amino acid peptide derived from secretogranin II (SgII), a member of the granin protein family. EM66 is widely distributed in secretory granules of endocrine and neuroendocrine cells as well as in hypothalamic neurons. Although EM66 is abundant in the hypothalamus, its physiological function remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate a possible involvement of EM66 in the hypothalamic regulation of feeding behavior. We show that ICV administration of EM66 induces a drastic dose-dependent inhibition of food intake in mice deprived of food for 18 h, which is associated with an increase of hypothalamic POMC and MC3R mRNA levels and c-Fos immunoreactivity in the POMC neurons of the arcuate nucleus...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166221/a-molecular-census-of-arcuate-hypothalamus-and-median-eminence-cell-types
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John N Campbell, Evan Z Macosko, Henning Fenselau, Tune H Pers, Anna Lyubetskaya, Danielle Tenen, Melissa Goldman, Anne M J Verstegen, Jon M Resch, Steven A McCarroll, Evan D Rosen, Bradford B Lowell, Linus T Tsai
The hypothalamic arcuate-median eminence complex (Arc-ME) controls energy balance, fertility and growth through molecularly distinct cell types, many of which remain unknown. To catalog cell types in an unbiased way, we profiled gene expression in 20,921 individual cells in and around the adult mouse Arc-ME using Drop-seq. We identify 50 transcriptionally distinct Arc-ME cell populations, including a rare tanycyte population at the Arc-ME diffusion barrier, a new leptin-sensing neuron population, multiple agouti-related peptide (AgRP) and pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) subtypes, and an orexigenic somatostatin neuron population...
March 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159853/vascular-flow-density-in-pathological-myopia-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
#20
Jing Mo, Anli Duan, Szyyann Chan, Xuefei Wang, Wenbin Wei
OBJECTIVES: To investigate vascular flow density in pathological myopia with optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. DESIGN: A prospective comparative study was conducted from December 2015 to March 2016. SETTING: Participants were recruited in Beijing Tongren Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 131 eyes were enrolled, which were divided into three groups: 45 eyes with emmetropia (EM; mean spherical equivalent (MSE) 0...
February 3, 2017: BMJ Open
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