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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666271/desynchronization-of-slow-oscillations-in-the-basal-ganglia-during-natural-sleep
#1
Aviv D Mizrahi-Kliger, Alexander Kaplan, Zvi Israel, Hagai Bergman
Slow oscillations of neuronal activity alternating between firing and silence are a hallmark of slow-wave sleep (SWS). These oscillations reflect the default activity present in all mammalian species, and are ubiquitous to anesthesia, brain slice preparations, and neuronal cultures. In all these cases, neuronal firing is highly synchronous within local circuits, suggesting that oscillation-synchronization coupling may be a governing principle of sleep physiology regardless of anatomical connectivity. To investigate whether this principle applies to overall brain organization, we recorded the activity of individual neurons from basal ganglia (BG) structures and the thalamocortical (TC) network over 70 full nights of natural sleep in two vervet monkeys...
April 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662216/cortical-drive-and-thalamic-feed-forward-inhibition-control-thalamic-output-synchrony-during-absence-seizures
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Cian McCafferty, François David, Marcello Venzi, Magor L Lőrincz, Francis Delicata, Zoe Atherton, Gregorio Recchia, Gergely Orban, Régis C Lambert, Giuseppe Di Giovanni, Nathalie Leresche, Vincenzo Crunelli
Behaviorally and pathologically relevant cortico-thalamo-cortical oscillations are driven by diverse interacting cell-intrinsic and synaptic processes. However, the mechanism that gives rise to the paroxysmal oscillations of absence seizures (ASs) remains unknown. Here we report that, during ASs in behaving animals, cortico-thalamic excitation drives thalamic firing by preferentially eliciting tonic rather than T-type Ca 2+ channel (T-channel)-dependent burst firing in thalamocortical (TC) neurons and by temporally framing thalamic output via feedforward reticular thalamic (NRT)-to-TC neuron inhibition...
April 16, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625424/mglu-receptors-in-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia
#3
REVIEW
Irene Sebastianutto, Maria Angela Cenci
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by typical motor features that result from dopamine (DA) depletion in the striatum. DA replacement therapy with L-DOPA is the most efficacious symptomatic treatment, but causes complications that limit its utility, in particular, L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). LID is primarily caused by pre-synaptic and post-synaptic changes in DA neurotransmission, although it also depends on altered glutamatergic transmission at several nodes of the cortico-basal ganglia-thalamocortical network...
April 3, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624619/time-estimation-and-beta-segregation-an-eeg-study-and-graph-theoretical-approach
#4
Amir Hossein Ghaderi, Shadi Moradkhani, Arvin Haghighatfard, Fatemeh Akrami, Zahra Khayyer, Fuat Balcı
Elucidation of the neural correlates of time perception constitutes an important research topic in cognitive neuroscience. The focus to date has been on durations in the millisecond to seconds range, but here we used electroencephalography (EEG) to examine brain functional connectivity during much longer durations (i.e., 15 min). For this purpose, we conducted an initial exploratory experiment followed by a confirmatory experiment. Our results showed that those participants who overestimated time exhibited lower activity of beta (18-30 Hz) at several electrode sites...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575912/intrathalamic-connections-shape-spindle-activity-a-modelling-study
#5
Bálint Bús, Károly Antal, Zsuzsa Emri
Spindle oscillations are generated predominantly during sleep state II, through cyclical interactions between thalamocortical and reticular neurons. Inhibition from reticular cells is critical for this activity; it enables burst firing by the de-inactivation of T-type Ca2+ channels. While the effect of different channelopathies on spindling is extensively investigated, our knowledge about the role of intrathalamic connections is limited. Therefore, we explored how the connection pattern and the density of reticular inhibitory synapses affect spindle activity in a thalamic network model...
March 2018: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542210/corticothalamic-axon-morphologies-and-network-architecture
#6
Kathleen S Rockland
Recent commentaries on the role of the thalamus consider a wide sphere of influence beyond sensory-motor transformation, to include task-relevant cognitive processes. In this short review, I reconsider known anatomic features of corticothalamic connectivity, primarily for macaque monkey, and discuss these as part of an intricate network architecture consistent with multiple connectional re-combinations and a diversity of functional tasks. Drawing mainly on results from single axon analysis for the two broad classes of corticothalamic (CT) connections, I review the strikingly complementary spatial parameters of their extrinsic CT arbors in relation to intrinsic cortical collaterals...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520482/leptin-alters-somatosensory-thalamic-networks-by-decreasing-gaba-release-from-reticular-thalamic-nucleus-and-action-potential-frequency-at-ventrobasal-neurons
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Paula P Perissinotti, María Celeste Rivero-Echeto, Edgar Garcia-Rill, Verónica Bisagno, Francisco J Urbano
Leptin is an adipose-derived hormone that controls appetite and energy expenditure. Leptin receptors are expressed on extra-hypothalamic ventrobasal (VB) and reticular thalamic (RTN) nuclei from embryonic stages. Here, we studied the effects of pressure-puff, local application of leptin on both synaptic transmission and action potential properties of thalamic neurons in thalamocortical slices. We used whole-cell patch-clamp recordings of thalamocortical VB neurons from wild-type (WT) and leptin-deficient obese (ob/ob) mice...
March 8, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515465/threat-response-system-parallel-brain-processes-in-pain-vis-%C3%A3-vis-fear-and-anxiety
#8
REVIEW
Igor Elman, David Borsook
Pain is essential for avoidance of tissue damage and for promotion of healing. Notwithstanding the survival value, pain brings about emotional suffering reflected in fear and anxiety, which in turn augment pain thus giving rise to a self-sustaining feedforward loop. Given such reciprocal relationships, the present article uses neuroscientific conceptualizations of fear and anxiety as a theoretical framework for hitherto insufficiently understood pathophysiological mechanisms underlying chronic pain. To that end, searches of PubMed-indexed journals were performed using the following Medical Subject Headings' terms: pain and nociception plus amygdala, anxiety, cognitive, fear, sensory, and unconscious...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514016/functional-connectivity-of-the-corticobasal-ganglia-thalamocortical-network-in-parkinson-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-cross-validation
#9
Gong-Jun Ji, Panpan Hu, Ting-Ting Liu, Ying Li, Xingui Chen, Chunyan Zhu, Yanghua Tian, Xianwen Chen, Kai Wang
Purpose To quantitatively summarize the functional connectivity (FC) feature of the corticobasal ganglia-thalamocortical (CBTC) network in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) by means of a meta-analysis with cross-validation. Materials and Methods For this prospective study, a systematic literature search in the PubMed and EMBASE databases was performed for resting-state functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies of PD published between January 2000 and May 2017. Then, a coordinate-based meta-analysis was conducted by Effect Size-Signed Differential Mapping...
March 7, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497559/treadmill-walking-exercise-training-and-brain-function-in-multiple-sclerosis-preliminary-evidence-setting-the-stage-for-a-network-based-approach-to-rehabilitation
#10
Brian M Sandroff, Glenn R Wylie, Brad P Sutton, Curtis L Johnson, John DeLuca, Robert W Motl
Exercise training has been identified as a highly promising approach for managing the cognitive consequences of multiple sclerosis (MS). This study represents a secondary analysis of resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) magnetic resonance imaging data from a pilot treadmill walking exercise training intervention for improving cognitive processing speed (CPS) in MS. There were large intervention effects on RSFC between the thalamus and right superior frontal gyrus ( d  = 1.92) and left medial frontal gyrus ( d  = 1...
January 2018: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468672/ca-v-3-2-drives-sustained-burst-firing-which-is-critical-for-absence-seizure-propagation-in-reticular-thalamic-neurons
#11
Stuart M Cain, John R Tyson, Hyun-Beom Choi, Rebecca Ko, Paulo J C Lin, Jeffrey M LeDue, Kim L Powell, Louis-Philippe Bernier, Ravi L Rungta, Yi Yang, Pieter R Cullis, Terence J O'Brien, Brian A MacVicar, Terrance P Snutch
OBJECTIVE: Genetic alterations have been identified in the CACNA1H gene, encoding the CaV 3.2 T-type calcium channel in patients with absence epilepsy, yet the precise mechanisms relating to seizure propagation and spike-wave-discharge (SWD) pacemaking remain unknown. Neurons of the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) express high levels of CaV 3.2 calcium channels, and we investigated whether a gain-of-function mutation in the Cacna1h gene in Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS) contributes to seizure propagation and pacemaking in the TRN...
February 21, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453959/indices-of-repetitive-behaviour-are-correlated-with-patterns-of-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-in-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#12
J M Traynor, K A R Doyle-Thomas, L C Hanford, N E Foster, A Tryfon, K L Hyde, E Anagnostou, A C Evans, L Zwaigenbaum, G B C Hall, NeuroDevNet Asd Imaging Group
The purpose of the current study was to examine how repetitive behaviour in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is related to intrinsic functional connectivity patterns in a number of large-scale, neural networks. Resting-state fMRI scans from thirty subjects with ASD and thirty-two age-matched, typically developing control subjects were analysed. Seed-to-voxel and ROI-to-ROI functional connectivity analyses were used to examine resting-state connectivity in a number of cortical and subcortical neural networks. Bivariate correlation analysis was performed to examine the relationship between repetitive behaviour scores from the Repetitive Behaviour Scale - Revised and intrinsic functional connectivity in ASD subjects...
February 14, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435091/controlling-mechanism-of-absence-seizures-by-deep-brain-stimulus-applied-on-subthalamic-nucleus
#13
Bing Hu, Yu Guo, Xiaoqiang Zou, Jing Dong, Long Pan, Min Yu, Zhejia Yang, Chaowei Zhou, Zhang Cheng, Wanyue Tang, Haochen Sun
Based on a classical model of the basal ganglia thalamocortical network, in this paper, we employed a type of the deep brain stimulus voltage on the subthalamic nucleus to study the control mechanism of absence epilepsy seizures. We found that the seizure can be well controlled by turning the period and the duration of current stimulation into suitable ranges. It is the very interesting bidirectional periodic adjustment phenomenon. These parameters are easily regulated in clinical practice, therefore, the results obtained in this paper may further help us to understand the treatment mechanism of the epilepsy seizure...
February 2018: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395662/detection-of-fast-40-150%C3%A2-hz-oscillations-from-the-ictal-scalp-eeg-data-of-myoclonic-seizures-in-pediatric-patients
#14
Katsuhiro Kobayashi, Yuji Ohuchi, Takashi Shibata, Yoshiyuki Hanaoka, Mari Akiyama, Makio Oka, Fumika Endoh, Tomoyuki Akiyama
OBJECTIVE: We explored fast (40-150 Hz) oscillations (FOs) from the ictal scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) data of myoclonic seizures in pediatric patients to obtain insight into the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the generation of myoclonic seizures. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The participants were 21 children (11 boys, 10 girls; age ranging from 5 months to 17 years 2 months) with myoclonic seizures associated with generalized (poly)spike-wave bursts in the ictal EEG data...
January 30, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379876/back-to-pupillometry-how-cortical-network-state-fluctuations-tracked-by-pupil-dynamics-could-explain-neural-signal-variability-in-human-cognitive-neuroscience
#15
EDITORIAL
Miriam Schwalm, Eduardo Rosales Jubal
The mammalian thalamocortical system generates intrinsic activity reflecting different states of excitability, arising from changes in the membrane potentials of underlying neuronal networks. Fluctuations between these states occur spontaneously, regularly, and frequently throughout awake periods and influence stimulus encoding, information processing, and neuronal and behavioral responses. Changes of pupil size have recently been identified as a reliable marker of underlying neuronal membrane potential and thus can encode associated network state changes in rodent cortex...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347072/macroscopic-and-microscopic-spectral-properties-of-brain-networks-during-local-and-global-synchronization
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Vladimir A Maksimenko, Annika Lüttjohann, Vladimir V Makarov, Mikhail V Goremyko, Alexey A Koronovskii, Vladimir Nedaivozov, Anastasia E Runnova, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Alexander E Hramov, Stefano Boccaletti
We introduce a practical and computationally not demanding technique for inferring interactions at various microscopic levels between the units of a network from the measurements and the processing of macroscopic signals. Starting from a network model of Kuramoto phase oscillators, which evolve adaptively according to homophilic and homeostatic adaptive principles, we give evidence that the increase of synchronization within groups of nodes (and the corresponding formation of synchronous clusters) causes also the defragmentation of the wavelet energy spectrum of the macroscopic signal...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300903/multicontact-co-operativity-in-spike-timing-dependent-structural-plasticity-stabilizes-networks
#17
Moritz Deger, Alexander Seeholzer, Wulfram Gerstner
Excitatory synaptic connections in the adult neocortex consist of multiple synaptic contacts, almost exclusively formed on dendritic spines. Changes of spine volume, a correlate of synaptic strength, can be tracked in vivo for weeks. Here, we present a combined model of structural and spike-timing-dependent plasticity that explains the multicontact configuration of synapses in adult neocortical networks under steady-state and lesion-induced conditions. Our plasticity rule with Hebbian and anti-Hebbian terms stabilizes both the postsynaptic firing rate and correlations between the pre- and postsynaptic activity at an active synaptic contact...
April 1, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247482/commonalities-in-epileptogenic-processes-from-different-acute-brain-insults-do-they-translate
#18
REVIEW
Pavel Klein, Raymond Dingledine, Eleonora Aronica, Christophe Bernard, Ingmar Blümcke, Detlev Boison, Martin J Brodie, Amy R Brooks-Kayal, Jerome Engel, Patrick A Forcelli, Lawrence J Hirsch, Rafal M Kaminski, Henrik Klitgaard, Katja Kobow, Daniel H Lowenstein, Phillip L Pearl, Asla Pitkänen, Noora Puhakka, Michael A Rogawski, Dieter Schmidt, Matti Sillanpää, Robert S Sloviter, Christian Steinhäuser, Annamaria Vezzani, Matthew C Walker, Wolfgang Löscher
The most common forms of acquired epilepsies arise following acute brain insults such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, or central nervous system infections. Treatment is effective for only 60%-70% of patients and remains symptomatic despite decades of effort to develop epilepsy prevention therapies. Recent preclinical efforts are focused on likely primary drivers of epileptogenesis, namely inflammation, neuron loss, plasticity, and circuit reorganization. This review suggests a path to identify neuronal and molecular targets for clinical testing of specific hypotheses about epileptogenesis and its prevention or modification...
January 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236991/neurochemical-changes-in-the-medial-wall-of-the-brain-in-chronic-migraine
#19
David M Niddam, Kuan-Lin Lai, Shang-Yueh Tsai, Yi-Ru Lin, Wei-Ta Chen, Jong-Ling Fuh, Shuu-Jiun Wang
Migraine chronification is associated with a dysfunctional thalamocortical pathway. The present study addressed whether abnormal concentrations of neurochemicals exist in key brain regions of this pathway in chronic migraine. Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of the bilateral medial walls of the brain was used to measure choline, creatine, glutamate and glutamine, myo-inositol, and N-acetyl-aspartate in chronic migraine patients and in matched groups of episodic migraine patients and healthy controls...
February 1, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227992/thalamocortical-control-of-propofol-phase-amplitude-coupling
#20
Austin E Soplata, Michelle M McCarthy, Jason Sherfey, Shane Lee, Patrick L Purdon, Emery N Brown, Nancy Kopell
The anesthetic propofol elicits many different spectral properties on the EEG, including alpha oscillations (8-12 Hz), Slow Wave Oscillations (SWO, 0.1-1.5 Hz), and dose-dependent phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) between alpha and SWO. Propofol is known to increase GABAA inhibition and decrease H-current strength, but how it generates these rhythms and their interactions is still unknown. To investigate both generation of the alpha rhythm and its PAC to SWO, we simulate a Hodgkin-Huxley network model of a hyperpolarized thalamus and corticothalamic inputs...
December 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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