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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458097/topographical-memory-analyzed-in-mice-using-the-hamlet-test-a-novel-complex-maze
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Lucie Crouzier, Damien Gilabert, Mireille Rossel, Françoise Trousse, Tangui Maurice
The Hamlet test is an innovative device providing a complex environment for testing topographic memory in mice. Animals were trained in groups for weeks in a small village with a central agora, streets expanding from it towards five functionalized houses, where they can drink, eat, hide, run, interact with a stranger mouse. Memory was tested by depriving mice from water or food and analyzing their ability to locate the Drink/Eat house. Exploration and memory were analysed in different strains, gender, and after different training periods and delays...
February 16, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455576/central-infusion-of-igf-1-increases-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-improves-neurobehavioral-function-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Shaun W Carlson, Kathryn E Saatman
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces neuronal dysfunction and cellular loss that can culminate in lasting impairments in cognitive and motor abilities. Therapeutic agents that promote repair and replenish neurons after TBI hold promise in improving recovery of function. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a neurotrophic factor capable of mediating neuroprotective and neuroplasticity mechanisms. Targeted overexpression of IGF-1 enhances the generation of hippocampal newborn neurons in brain-injured mice; however, the translational neurogenic potential of exogenously administered IGF-1 after TBI remains unknown...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453206/elevation-of-hippocampal-neurogenesis-induces-a-temporally-graded-pattern-of-forgetting-of-contextual-fear-memories
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Aijing Gao, Frances Xia, Axel Guskjolen, Adam I Ramsaran, Adam Santoro, Sheena A Josselyn, Paul W Frankland
Throughout life neurons are continuously generated in the subgranular zone of the hippocampus. The subsequent integration of newly-generated neurons alters patterns of dentate gyrus input and output connectivity, potentially rendering memories already stored in those circuits harder to access. Consistent with this prediction, we previously showed that increasing hippocampal neurogenesis after training induces forgetting of hippocampus-dependent memories, including contextual fear memory. However, the brain regions supporting contextual fear memories change with time, and this time-dependent memory reorganization might regulate the sensitivity of contextual fear memories to fluctuations in hippocampal neurogenesis...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452151/does-reduced-mastication-influence-cognitive-and-systemic-health-during-aging
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REVIEW
Sophie Miquel, Marcelo Aspiras, Jon E L Day
There is a growing body of literature which suggests that oral health and mastication can influence cognitive and systemic health during aging. However, it is currently unclear whether oral health, masticatory efficiency, cognitive health and systemic health merely deteriorate independently with age, or whether mechanisms exist linking mastication to cognitive and systemic health directly. The aim of this paper is to review the extent to which reduced mastication influences cognitive and systemic health during aging because this knowledge may underpin future interventions that improve quality of life...
February 13, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451906/brain-changes-due-to-hypoxia-during-light-anaesthesia-can-be-prevented-by-deepening-anaesthesia-a-study-in-rats
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Setayesh R Tasbihgou, Mina Netkova, Alain F Kalmar, Janine Doorduin, Michel M R F Struys, Regien G Schoemaker, Anthony R Absalom
In anaesthetic practice the risk of cerebral ischemic/hypoxic damage is thought to be attenuated by deep anaesthesia. The rationale is that deeper anaesthesia reduces cerebral oxygen demand more than light anaesthesia, thereby increasing the tolerance to ischemia or hypoxia. However, evidence to support this is scarce. We thus investigated the influence of light versus deep anaesthesia on the responses of rat brains to a period of hypoxia. In the first experiment we exposed adult male Wistar rats to deep or light propofol anaesthesia and then performed [18F]- Fludeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans to verify the extent of cerebral metabolic suppression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450725/bdnf-effects-on-dendritic-spine-morphology-and-hippocampal-function
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Oliver von Bohlen Und Halbach, Viola von Bohlen Und Halbach
Neurotrophins, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), are expressed in the hippocampus, as well as their precursors, the pro-neurotrophins. The neurotrophins signal through specific tyrosine kinase receptors and the low affinity receptor p75NTR. Moreover, the pro-neurotrophins are considered to be biologically active by signaling through specific receptors. The neurotrophins, especially BDNF, are involved in processes related to learning and memory. Furthermore, it is thought that BDNF also plays a crucial role in major depression...
February 15, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448234/gene-expression-changes-in-the-ventral-hippocampus-and-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-adolescent-alcohol-preferring-p-rats-following-binge-like-alcohol-drinking
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Jeanette N McClintick, William J McBride, Richard L Bell, Zheng-Ming Ding, Yunlong Liu, Xiaoling Xuei, Howard J Edenberg
Binge drinking of alcohol during adolescence is a serious public health concern with long-term consequences, including decreased hippocampal and prefrontal cortex volume and deficits in memory. We used RNA sequencing to assess the effects of adolescent binge drinking on gene expression in these regions. Male adolescent alcohol-preferring (P) rats were exposed to repeated binge drinking (three 1-h sessions/day during the dark/cycle, 5 days/week for 3 weeks starting at 28 days of age; ethanol intakes of 2.5-3 g/kg/session)...
September 14, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448014/intrauterine-inflammation-reduces-postnatal-neurogenesis-in-the-hippocampal-subgranular-zone-and-leads-to-accumulation-of-hilar-ectopic-granule-cells
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Michael S Hester, Natalia Tulina, Amy Brown, Guillermo Barila, Michal A Elovitz
Prenatal inflammation is associated with poor neurobehavioral outcomes in exposed offspring. A common route of exposure for the fetus is intrauterine infection, which is often associated with preterm birth. Hippocampal development may be particularly vulnerable to an inflammatory insult during pregnancy as this region remains highly neurogenic both prenatally and postnatally. These studies sought to determine if intrauterine inflammation specifically altered hippocampal neurogenesis and migration of newly produced granule neurons during the early postnatal period...
February 12, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439238/live-imaging-of-neurogenesis-in-the-adult-mouse-hippocampus
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Gregor-Alexander Pilz, Sara Bottes, Marion Betizeau, David J Jörg, Stefano Carta, Benjamin D Simons, Fritjof Helmchen, Sebastian Jessberger
Neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs) generate neurons throughout life in the mammalian hippocampus. We used chronic in vivo imaging and followed genetically labeled individual NSPCs and their progeny in the mouse hippocampus for up to 2 months. We show that NSPCs targeted by the endogenous Achaete-scute homolog 1 (Ascl1) promoter undergo limited rounds of symmetric and asymmetric divisions, eliciting a burst of neurogenic activity, after which they are lost. Further, our data reveal unexpected asymmetric divisions of nonradial glia-like NSPCs...
February 9, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436765/cognition-and-the-brain-of-brood-parasitic-cowbirds
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David F Sherry, Mélanie F Guigueno
Cowbirds are brood parasites. Females lay their eggs in the nests of other species which then incubate the cowbird eggs and raise the young cowbirds. Finding and returning to heterospecific nests presents cowbirds with a number of cognitive challenges. In some species, such as brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater), females but not males, search for and remember the locations of potential host nests. We describe recent research on sex differences in cognition and the hippocampus associated with this sex difference in search for host nests...
February 13, 2018: Integrative Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435016/cranial-irradiation-inhibits-hippocampal-neurogenesis-via-dnmt1-and-dnmt3a
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Shengjun Ji, Xin Ding, Jiang Ji, Haohao Wu, Rui Sun, Xiaoyang Li, Liyuan Zhang, Ye Tian
Impairment of neurogenesis in the hippocampus following whole-brain irradiation is the most important mechanism of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction. However, the underlying mechanism remains obscure, meaning an ideal therapeutic target has not been identified. Evidence indicates that DNA methylation in neurons regulates synaptic plasticity and neuronal network activity. In the present study, the expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) in the hippocampus was analyzed to investigate their potential function in radiation-induced neurogenesis impairment...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431270/modelling-the-dopamine-and-noradrenergic-cell-loss-that-occurs-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-the-impact-on-hippocampal-neurogenesis
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Charlotte M Ermine, Jordan L Wright, Stefano Frausin, Jessica A Kauhausen, Clare L Parish, Davor Stanic, Lachlan H Thompson
Key pathological features of Parkinson's Disease (PD) include the progressive degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons and hindbrain noradrenergic (NA) neurons. The loss of dopaminergic neurons has been extensively studied and is the main cause of motor dysfunction. Importantly, however, there are a range of 'non-movement' related features of PD including cognitive dysfunction, sleep disturbances and mood disorders. The origins for these non-motor symptoms are less clear, but a possible substrate for cognitive decline may be reduced adult-hippocampal neurogenesis, which is reported to be impaired in PD...
February 12, 2018: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427282/neonatal-exposure-to-low-dose-1-2-sevoflurane-increases-rats-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-later-life
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Xi Chen, Xue Zhou, Lu Yang, Xu Miao, Di-Han Lu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Zhi-Bin Zhou, Wen-Bin Kang, Ke-Yu Chen, Li-Hua Zhou, Xia Feng
The increasing usage of general anesthetics on young children and infants has drawn extensive attention to the effects of these drugs on cognitive function later in life. Recent animal studies have revealed improvement in hippocampus-dependent performance after lower concentrations of sevoflurane exposure. However, the long-term effects of low-dose sevoflurane on the developing brain remain elusive. On postnatal day (P) 7, rats were treated with 1.2% sevoflurane (1.2% sevo group), 2.4% sevoflurane (2.4% sevo group), and air control (C group) for 6 h...
February 9, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426666/the-vagus-nerve-modulates-bdnf-expression-and-neurogenesis-in-the-hippocampus
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Olivia F O'Leary, Ebere S Ogbonnaya, Daniela Felice, Brunno R Levone, Lorraine C Conroy, Patrick Fitzgerald, Javier A Bravo, Paul Forsythe, John Bienenstock, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
Accumulating evidence suggests that certain gut microbiota have antidepressant-like behavioural effects and that the microbiota can regulate neurogenesis and the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the hippocampus. The precise mechanisms underlying these effects are not yet clear. However, the vagus nerve is one of the primary bidirectional routes of communication between the gut and the brain and thus may represent a candidate mechanism. Yet, relatively little is known about the direct influence of vagus nerve activity on hippocampal function and plasticity...
February 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425968/characterization-of-calcium-signals-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-dentate-gyrus-neuronal-progenitors-and-mature-neurons-stably-expressing-an-advanced-calcium-indicator-protein
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Gergő Vőfély, Tünde Berecz, Eszter Szabó, Kornélia Szebényi, Edit Hathy, Tamás I Orbán, Balázs Sarkadi, László Homolya, Maria C Marchetto, János M Réthelyi, Ágota Apáti
Pluripotent stem cell derived human neuronal progenitor cells (hPSC-NPCs) and their mature neuronal cell culture derivatives may efficiently be used for central nervous system (CNS) drug screening, including the investigation of ligand-induced calcium signalization. We have established hippocampal NPC cultures derived from human induced PSCs, which were previously generated by non-integrating Sendai virus reprogramming. Using established protocols these NPCs were differentiated into hippocampal dentate gyrus neurons...
February 6, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424280/the-peel-of-citrus-kawachiensis-kawachi-bankan-ameliorates-microglial-activation-tau-hyper-phosphorylation-and-suppression-of-neurogenesis-in-the-hippocampus-of-senescence-accelerated-mice
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Satoshi Okuyama, Yoshimi Kotani, Kana Yamamoto, Atsushi Sawamoto, Kuniaki Sugawara, Masahiko Sudo, Yuu Ohkubo, Arisa Tamanaha, Mitsunari Nakajima, Yoshiko Furukawa
We previously reported that the dried peel powder of Citrus kawachiensis, one of the citrus products of Ehime, Japan, exerted anti-inflammatory effects in the brain of a lipopolysaccharide-injected systemic inflammation animal model. Inflammation is one of the main mechanisms underlying aging in the brain; therefore, we herein evaluated the anti-inflammatory and other effects of the dried peel powder of C. kawachiensis in the senescence-accelerated mouse-prone 8 (SAMP8) model. The C. kawachiensis treatment inhibited microglial activation in the hippocampus, the hyper-phosphorylation of tau at 231 of threonine in hippocampal neurons, and ameliorated the suppression of neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus...
February 9, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421158/behavioral-and-structural-adaptations-to-stress
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REVIEW
Heather A Cameron, Timothy J Schoenfeld
Unpredictable aversive experiences, or stressors, lead to changes in depression- and anxiety-related behavior and to changes in hippocampal structure including decreases in adult neurogenesis, granule cell and pyramidal cell dendritic morphology, and volume. Here we review the relationship between these behavioral and structural changes and discuss the possibility that these changes may be largely adaptive. Specifically, we suggest that new neurons in the dentate gyrus enhance behavioral adaptability to changes in the environment, biasing behavior in novel situations based on previous experience with stress...
February 5, 2018: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417597/acute-ethanol-inhibition-of-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-involves-cb1-cannabinoid-receptor-signaling
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Dal Khatri, Genevieve Laroche, Marion L Grant, Victoria M Jones, Ryan P Vetreno, Fulton T Crews, Somnath Mukhopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Chronic ethanol exposure has been found to inhibit adult hippocampal neurogenesis in multiple models of alcohol addiction. However, acute ethanol inhibition of adult neurogenesis is not well studied. Although many abused drugs have been found to inhibit adult neurogenesis, few have studied cannabinoids or cannabinoids with ethanol, although human use of both together is becoming more common. We used an acute binge alcohol drinking model in combination with select cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists to investigate the actions of each alone and together on hippocampal neurogenesis...
February 8, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415033/theta-rhythm-like-bidirectional-cycling-dynamics-of-living-neuronal-networks-in-vitro
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Arseniy Gladkov, Oleg Grinchuk, Yana Pigareva, Irina Mukhina, Victor Kazantsev, Alexey Pimashkin
The phenomena of synchronization, rhythmogenesis and coherence observed in brain networks are believed to be a dynamic substrate for cognitive functions such as learning and memory. However, researchers are still debating whether the rhythmic activity emerges from the network morphology that developed during neurogenesis or as a result of neuronal dynamics achieved under certain conditions. In the present study, we observed self-organized spiking activity that converged to long, complex and rhythmically repeated superbursts in neural networks formed by mature hippocampal cultures with a high cellular density...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411916/neural-androgen-receptors-affect-the-number-of-surviving-new-neurons-in-the-adult-dentate-gyrus-of-male-mice
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Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Paula Duarte-Guterman, Dwayne K Hamson, Muna Ibrahim, D Ashley Monks, Liisa A M Galea
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis occurs in many mammalian species. In rats, the survival of new neurons within the hippocampus is modulated by androgen action via the androgen receptor (AR), however it is not known whether this holds true in mice. Furthermore, evidence is mixed as to whether androgens act in neural tissue or via peripheral non-neural targets to promote hippocampal neuron survival. We evaluated whether androgen action via AR underlies the survival of new neurons in mice, and asked whether increasing AR selectively in neural tissue would increase new neuron survival in the hippocampus...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
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