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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434160/repeated-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries-is-not-associated-with-volumetric-differences-in-former-high-school-football-players
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Douglas P Terry, L Stephen Miller
We investigated potential brain volumetric differences in a sample of former high school football players many years after these injuries. Forty community-dwelling males ages 40-65 who played high school football, but not college or professional sports, were recruited. The experimental group (n = 20) endorsed experiencing two or more mTBIs on an empirically validated mTBI assessment tool (median = 3, range = 2-15). The control group (n = 20) denied ever experiencing an mTBI. Participants completed a self-report index of current mTBI symptomatology and underwent high-resolution T1-weighted MRI scanning, which were analyzed using the Freesurfer software package...
April 22, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424512/human-umbilical-cord-plasma-proteins-revitalize-hippocampal-function-in-aged-mice
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Joseph M Castellano, Kira I Mosher, Rachelle J Abbey, Alisha A McBride, Michelle L James, Daniela Berdnik, Jadon C Shen, Bende Zou, Xinmin S Xie, Martha Tingle, Izumi V Hinkson, Martin S Angst, Tony Wyss-Coray
Ageing drives changes in neuronal and cognitive function, the decline of which is a major feature of many neurological disorders. The hippocampus, a brain region subserving roles of spatial and episodic memory and learning, is sensitive to the detrimental effects of ageing at morphological and molecular levels. With advancing age, synapses in various hippocampal subfields exhibit impaired long-term potentiation, an electrophysiological correlate of learning and memory. At the molecular level, immediate early genes are among the synaptic plasticity genes that are both induced by long-term potentiation and downregulated in the aged brain...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416843/-influences-of-repeated-propofol-anesthesia-on-hippocampal-apoptosis-and-long-term-learning-and-memory-abilities-of-neonatal-rats
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Y J Wang, X Y Guo, J Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influences of repeated propofol anesthesia on the hippocampal apoptosis and the long-term learning and memory abilities of neonatal rats. METHODS: In the study, 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 7 days, were randomly divided into 3 group (n=15 each): control group (C group) that received intralipid 7.5 mL/kg intraperitioneal (IP) once a day×7 days; group propofol 1 (P1) that received propofol 75 mg/kg IP once a day×7 days; group propofol 2 (P2) that received intralipid 7...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405902/mitophagy-in-refractory-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-patients-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
#4
Mengqian Wu, Xinyu Liu, Xiaosa Chi, Le Zhang, Weixi Xiong, Siew Mun Vance Chiang, Dong Zhou, Jinmei Li
This study aimed to determine if there is an association between mitophagy and refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (rTLE) with hippocampal sclerosis. During epilepsy surgery, we collected tissue samples from the hippocampi and temporal lobe cortexes of rTLE patients with hippocampal sclerosis (as diagnosed by a pathologist). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to study the ultrastructural features of the tissue. To probe for mitophagy, we used fluorescent immunolabeling to determine if mitochondrial and autophagosomal markers colocalized...
April 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395287/interleukin-1%C3%AE-plays-a-pivotal-role-via-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-the-chronicity-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Zhaohua Xiao, Jing Peng, Na Gan, Ahmed Arafat, Fei Yin
OBJECTIVE: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is the most common type of refractory epilepsy. It is often associated with hippocampal sclerosis, which is histopathologically characterized by selective neuron loss, mossy fiber sprouting, and synapse reconstruction, and is the primary cause of refractory epilepsy. Its mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Substantial evidence now supports that inflammatory pathways are activated in epilepsy foci. We have confirmed that the interleukin-1β (IL-1β) level is involved in the epileptogenesis of MTLE, and we further investigated how it works in its chronicity in this study...
April 11, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395090/immune-cell-infiltrates-in-hippocampal-sclerosis-correlation-with-neuronal-loss
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Jian-Qiang Lu, Trevor A Steve, Matt Wheatley, Donald W Gross
Immune mechanisms have been increasingly recognized in the pathogenesis of hippocampal sclerosis (HS), but infiltration of cytotoxic T-cells and its pathological significance in patients with HS has not been explored. We examined 30 cases of surgically resected hippocampi, including 16 International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) type 1, 9 ILAE type 2, 1 ILAE type 3 HS, and 4 ILAE No-HS, as well as 6 autopsy No-HS hippocampi. The HS hippocampi showed sparse to scattered CD8-positive T-cells, rare CD4-positive T-cells, and a modest increase in CD68-positive microglia/macrophages, which were significantly more numerous than those in the No-HS controls...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393745/correlation-of-reduced-social-communicational-and-interactional-skills-with-regional-grey-matter-volumes-in-schizophrenia-patients
#7
Miho Ota, Junko Matsuo, Noriko Sato, Toshiya Teraishi, Hiroaki Hori, Kotaro Hattori, Yoko Kamio, Hiroshi Kunugi
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have detected similarities between autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. We investigated structural abnormalities associated with autistic-like traits in patients with schizophrenia by voxel-based morphometry. METHODS: Patients with schizophrenia and healthy subjects were evaluated by the adult version of the social responsiveness scale (SRS-A), which is sensitive to autistic traits and symptoms even under subthreshold conditions, and magnetic resonance imaging...
April 10, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391591/syrian-hamster-neuroplasticity-mechanisms-fail-as-temperature-declines-to-15%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-but-histaminergic-neuromodulation-persists
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Jock S Hamilton, Sat M Chau, Kevin J Malins, Giancarlo G Ibanez, John M Horowitz, Barbara A Horwitz
Previous research suggests that hippocampal neurons in mammalian hibernators shift their major function from memory formation at euthermic brain temperatures (T b = ~37 °C) to modulation of hibernation bout duration as T b decreases. This role of hippocampal neurons during torpor is based in part on in vivo studies showing that histamine (HA) infused into ground squirrel hippocampi lengthened torpor bouts by ~50%. However, it was unclear if HA acted directly on hippocampal neurons or on downstream brain regions via HA spillover into lateral ventricles...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374506/g-csf-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-diabetic-mice-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-preventive-intervention-effects-and-underlying-mechanisms
#9
Zhu-Fei Guan, Ying-Hong Tao, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Qi-Lin Guo, Ying-Chao Liu, Yu Zhang, Yan-Mei Wang, Gang Ji, Guo-Feng Wu, Na-Na Wang, Hao Yang, Zhong-Yu Yu, Jing-Chun Guo, Hou-Guang Zhou
AIMS: Although cognitive dysfunction is a common neurological complication in elderly patients with diabetes, the mechanisms underlying this relationship remain unclear, and effective preventive interventions have yet to be developed. Thus, this study investigated the preventive effects and mechanisms of action associated with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) on cognitive dysfunction in elderly diabetic mice with cerebral small vessel disease. METHODS: This study included 40 male db/db diabetic and wild-type (WT) mice that were categorized into the following four groups at the age of 3 weeks: db/db group (DG), db/db+G-CSF group (DGG), WT group (WG), and WT+G-CSF group (WGG)...
April 4, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373795/comparison-of-cognitive-parameters-between-bilateral-and-unilateral-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Ebru Nur Vanli Yavuz, Başar Bilgiç, Zeliha Matur, Nerses Bebek, Candan Gürses, Ayşen Gökyiğit, Öget Öktem, Betül Baykan
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies showed that hippocampal sclerosis (HS) patients with unilateral involvement had more diffuse cognitive impairment than expected. Therefore, we aimed to compare the cognitive profiles of bilateral HS (BHS) patients with unilateral HS (UHS) patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients, diagnosed with epilepsy, who fulfilled two major magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria (T1 atrophy and T2-FLAIR hyperintensity) for HS were included. Standard neuro-psychological test (NPT) battery consisted of the Turkish version of 15-word verbal memory processes test, Wechsler memory scale visual reproduction subtest, forward and backward digit span, phonemic and semantic fluency, and Stroop test were applied; and the groups with right HS, left HS, and bilateral HS were compared statistically...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369888/early-growth-response-1-mediated-downregulation-of-drebrin-correlates-with-loss-of-dendritic-spines
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Chulmin Cho, Ryen MacDonald, Jijun Shang, Moon Jeong Cho, Lorraine E Chalifour, Hemant K Paudel
Postsynaptic dendritic spines are structurally composed of actin cytoskeleton, which undergoes dynamic morphological changes to accommodate incoming synaptic activity. Drebrin is an actin binding protein highly expressed in dendritic spines that serves an important role in regulating spine morphology. Functionally, loss of drebrin directly correlates with deficits in learning and memory, as is the case observed in Alzheimer's disease. Despite these findings, the regulatory factor responsible for drebrin loss remains unclear...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360810/brain-infiltration-of-immune-cells-in-caspr2-antibody-associated-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Gökçen Ünverengil, Ebru Nur Vanli Yavuz, Erdem Tüzün, Ece Erdağ, Sevil Kabadayi, Bilge Bilgiç, Betül Baykan
INTRODUCTION: Antibodies directed against neuronal surface antigens have recently been identified in patients with focal temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) of unknown cause and mesial TLE with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS), thereby emphasizing the role of autoimmunity in TLE. Antibodies to contactin-associated protein-like 2 (CASPR2) are prevalent in MTLE-HS patients. We aimed to find out whether anti-neuronal autoimmunity might be involved in CASPR2 antibody-related MTLE-HS. METHODS: Surgically resected medial temporal lobe specimens of seropositive and seronegative MTLE-HS patients were examined with hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining using specific immune cell markers...
December 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350397/diagnosis-and-body-mass-index-effects-on-hippocampal-volumes-and-neurochemistry-in-bipolar-disorder
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D J Bond, L E Silveira, E L MacMillan, I J Torres, D J Lang, W Su, W G Honer, R W Lam, L N Yatham
We previously reported that higher body mass index (BMI) was associated with greater hippocampal glutamate+glutamine in people with bipolar disorder (BD), but not in non-BD healthy comparator subjects (HSs). In the current report, we extend these findings by examining the impact of BD diagnosis and BMI on hippocampal volumes and the concentrations of several additional neurochemicals in 57 early-stage BD patients and 31 HSs. Using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, we measured bilateral hippocampal volumes and the hippocampal concentrations of four neurochemicals relevant to BD: N-acetylaspartate+N-acteylaspartylglutamate (tNAA), creatine+phosphocreatine (Cre), myoinositol (Ins) and glycerophosphocholine+phosphatidylcholine (Cho)...
March 28, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348623/involvement-of-normalized-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-expression-in-the-hippocampi-in-antidepressant-like-effects-of-xiaoyaosan-on-chronically-stressed-mice
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Xiu-Fang Ding, Yan Liu, Zhi-Yi Yan, Xiao-Juan Li, Qing-Yu Ma, Zhong-Ye Jin, Yan Liu, Yue-Hua Li, Yue-Yun Liu, Zhe Xue, Jia-Xu Chen, Zhi-Ping Lv
The research has only yielded a partial comprehension of MDD and the mechanisms underlying the antidepressant-like effects of XYS. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to explore the effects of XYS on chronic unpredictable mild stress- (CUMS-) induced changes in the neuronal and the astrocytic markers in the mouse hippocampus. The physical states and depressive-like behaviors in mice with CUMS were recorded. The serum contents of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) were measured...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346227/reducing-expression-of-synapse-restricting-protein-ephexin5-ameliorates-alzheimer-s-like-impairment-in-mice
#15
Gabrielle L Sell, Thomas B Schaffer, Seth S Margolis
Accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) protein may cause synapse degeneration and cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by reactivating expression of the developmental synapse repressor protein Ephexin5 (also known as ARHGEF15). Here, we have reported that Aβ is sufficient to acutely promote the production of Ephexin5 in mature hippocampal neurons and in mice expressing human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP mice), a model for familial AD that produces high brain levels of Aβ. Ephexin5 expression was highly elevated in the hippocampi of human AD patients, indicating its potential relevance to AD...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338446/the-use-of-hippocampal-volumetric-measurements-to-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-in-pediatric-patients-with-mesial-temporal-sclerosis
#16
Gloria J Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, Christopher Owen, Katherine E Schwetye, Spencer McFarlane, Ananth K Vellimana, Soe Mar, Michelle M Miller-Thomas, Joshua S Shimony, Matthew D Smyth, Tammie L S Benzinger
OBJECTIVE Many patients with medically intractable epilepsy have mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS), which significantly affects their quality of life. The surgical excision of MTS lesions can result in marked improvement or even complete resolution of the epileptic episodes. Reliable radiological diagnosis of MTS is a clinical challenge. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of volumetric mapping of the hippocampi for the identification of MTS in a case-controlled series of pediatric patients who underwent resection for medically refractory epilepsy, using pathology as a gold standard...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337219/neural-differentiation-in-hdac1-depleted-cells-is-accompanied-by-coilin-downregulation-and-the-accumulation-of-cajal-bodies-in-nucleoli
#17
Jana Krejčí, Soňa Legartová, Eva Bártová
Cajal bodies (CBs) are important compartments containing accumulated proteins that preferentially regulate RNA-related nuclear events, including splicing. Here, we studied the nuclear distribution pattern of CBs in neurogenesis. In adult brains, coilin was present at a high density, but CB formation was absent in the nuclei of the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricles. Cells of the adult hippocampus were characterized by a crescent-like morphology of coilin protein. We additionally observed a 70 kDa splice variant of coilin in adult mouse brains, which was different to embryonic brains and mouse pluripotent embryonic stem cells (mESCs), characterized by the 80 kDa standard variant of coilin...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329103/pregnancy-at-advanced-maternal-age-affects-behavior-and-hippocampal-gene-expression-in-mouse-offspring
#18
Silvestre Sampino, Adrian Mateusz Stankiewicz, Federica Zacchini, Joanna Goscik, Agnieszka Szostak, Artur Hugo Swiergiel, Gaspare Drago, Jacek Andrzej Modlinski, Grazyna Ewa Ptak
There is growing evidence that advanced maternal age is a risk factor for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring. However, it remains unclear whether the altered brain programming induced by advanced maternal age is mediated by pre- or postnatal factors. Here, a mouse model was used to investigate whether pregnancy at advanced age may provoke behavioral and brain gene expression changes in offspring. Swiss Albino mice conceived by 3-month-old males and either 15-18-month-old (n = 11) or 3-month-old control females (n = 5), were delivered by cesarean section, fostered after birth by 3-month-old dams and subjected to a battery of behavioral tests...
February 22, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324681/morphometric-mri-features-are-associated-with-surgical-outcome-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
#19
Maria Teresa Fernandes Castilho Garcia, Larissa Botelho Gaça, Gabriel Barbosa Sandim, Idaiane Batista Assunção Leme, Henrique Carrete, Ricardo Silva Centeno, João Ricardo Sato, Elza Márcia Targas Yacubian
PURPOSE: Corticoamygdalohippocampectomy (CAH) improves seizure control, quality of life, and decreases mortality for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS). One-third of patients continue having seizures, and it is pivotal to determine structural abnormalities that might influence the postoperative outcome. Studies indicate that nonhippocampal regions may play a role in the epileptogenic network in MTLE-HS and could generate seizures postoperatively...
March 1, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320276/effects-of-short-term-exposure-to-lithium-on-antiapoptotic-bcl-xl-protein-expression-in-cortex-and-hippocampus-of-rats-after-acute-stress
#20
N N Dygalo, A V Bannova, E V Sukhareva, G T Shishkina, K A Ayriyants, T S Kalinina
The antiapoptotic protein Bcl-xL is involved in development of neurobiological resilience to stress; hence, the possibility of use of psychotropic drugs to increase its expression in brain in response to stress is of considerable interest. Lithium is a neurotropic drug widely used in psychiatry. In work, we studied effects of lithium administration (for 2 or 7 days) on the expression of Bcl-xL mRNA and protein in the hippocampi and cortices of rats subjected to stress that induced depression-like behavior in the animals...
March 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
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