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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236991/neurochemical-changes-in-the-medial-wall-of-the-brain-in-chronic-migraine
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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...
December 11, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227992/thalamocortical-control-of-propofol-phase-amplitude-coupling
#2
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 11, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201640/connectome-analysis-with-diffusion-mri-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-evaluation-using-multi-shell-multi-tissue-constrained-spherical-deconvolution
#3
Koji Kamagata, Andrew Zalesky, Taku Hatano, Maria Angelique Di Biase, Omar El Samad, Shinji Saiki, Keigo Shimoji, Kanako K Kumamaru, Kouhei Kamiya, Masaaki Hori, Nobutaka Hattori, Shigeki Aoki, Christos Pantelis
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects extensive regions of the central nervous system. In this work, we evaluated the structural connectome of patients with PD, as mapped by diffusion-weighted MRI tractography and a multi-shell, multi-tissue (MSMT) constrained spherical deconvolution (CSD) method to increase the precision of tractography at tissue interfaces. The connectome was mapped with probabilistic MSMT-CSD in 21 patients with PD and in 21 age- and gender-matched controls...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190329/cortical-phase-amplitude-coupling-in-a-progressive-model-of-parkinsonism-in-nonhuman-primates
#4
Annaelle Devergnas, M Caiola, D Pittard, T Wichmann
Parkinson's disease is associated with abnormal oscillatory electrical activities of neurons and neuronal ensembles throughout the basal ganglia-thalamocortical network. It has recently been documented in patients with advanced parkinsonism that the amplitude of gamma-band oscillations (50-200 Hz) in electrocorticogram recordings from the primary motor cortex is abnormally coupled to the phase of beta band oscillations within the same signals. It is not known when in the course of the disease the abnormal phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) arises, and whether it is influenced by arousal or prior exposure to dopaminergic medications...
November 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174693/impact-on-resting-state-dynamic-functional-connectivity-following-36-hours-of-total-sleep-deprivation
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Huaze Xu, Hui Shen, Lubin Wang, Qi Zhong, Yu Lei, Liu Yang, Ling-Li Zeng, Zongtan Zhou, Dewen Hu, Zheng Yang
Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies using static functional connectivity (FC) measures have shown that the brain function is severely disrupted after long-term sleep deprivation (SD). However, increasing evidence has suggested that resting-state FC is dynamic and exhibits spontaneous fluctuation on a smaller timescale. The process by which long-term SD can influence dynamic functional connectivity (dynFC) remains unclear. In this study, 37 healthy subjects participated in the SD experiment, and they were scanned both during rested wakefulness (RW) and after 36 hours of SD...
November 22, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168010/modulation-of-thalamocortical-oscillations-by-trip8b-an-auxiliary-subunit-for-hcn-channels
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Mehrnoush Zobeiri, Rahul Chaudhary, Maia Datunashvili, Robert J Heuermann, Annika Lüttjohann, Venu Narayanan, Sabine Balfanz, Patrick Meuth, Dane M Chetkovich, Hans-Christian Pape, Arnd Baumann, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Thomas Budde
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated cation (HCN) channels have important functions in controlling neuronal excitability and generating rhythmic oscillatory activity. The role of tetratricopeptide repeat-containing Rab8b-interacting protein (TRIP8b) in regulation of hyperpolarization-activated inward current, I h, in the thalamocortical system and its functional relevance for the physiological thalamocortical oscillations were investigated. A significant decrease in I h current density, in both thalamocortical relay (TC) and cortical pyramidal neurons was found in TRIP8b-deficient mice (TRIP8b(-/-))...
November 22, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163057/synchronicity-and-rhythmicity-of-purkinje-cell-firing-during-generalized-spike-and-wave-discharges-in-a-natural-mouse-model-of-absence-epilepsy
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Lieke Kros, Sander Lindeman, Oscar H J Eelkman Rooda, Pavithra Murugesan, Lorenzo Bina, Laurens W J Bosman, Chris I De Zeeuw, Freek E Hoebeek
Absence epilepsy is characterized by the occurrence of generalized spike and wave discharges (GSWDs) in electrocorticographical (ECoG) recordings representing oscillatory activity in thalamocortical networks. The oscillatory nature of GSWDs has been shown to be reflected in the simple spike activity of cerebellar Purkinje cells and in the activity of their target neurons in the cerebellar nuclei, but it is unclear to what extent complex spike activity is implicated in generalized epilepsy. Purkinje cell complex spike firing is elicited by climbing fiber activation and reflects action potential firing in the inferior olive...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152666/neuroanatomical-background-and-functional-considerations-for-stereotactic-interventions-in-the-h-fields-of-forel
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REVIEW
Clemens Neudorfer, Mohammad Maarouf
The H fields of Forel constitute an intricate neuroanatomical structure that occupies a central position within the posterior subthalamus. Anatomically, it features a dense concentration of fiber bundles including corticofugal, pallidothalamic, cerebellothalamic and other projections that connect functionally relevant areas of the brain. Functionally, the fields of Forel are embedded within the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuit and constitute the main link between the striatopallidal system and the thalamocortical network...
November 20, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128144/the-antipsychotic-drug-brexpiprazole-reverses-phencyclidine-induced-disruptions-of-thalamocortical-networks
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Hanna E van den Munkhof, Jørn Arnt, Pau Celada, Francesc Artigas
Brexpiprazole (BREX), a recently approved antipsychotic drug in the US and Canada, improves cognitive dysfunction in animal models, by still largely unknown mechanisms. BREX is a partial agonist at 5-HT1A and D2 receptors and antagonist at α1B- and α2C-adrenergic and 5-HT2A receptors all with a similar potency. The NMDA receptor antagonist phencyclidine (PCP), used as pharmacological model of schizophrenia, activates thalamocortical networks and decreases low frequency oscillations (LFO; <4 Hz). These effects are reversed by antipsychotics...
November 8, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121298/human-neural-correlates-of-sevoflurane-induced-unconsciousness
#10
B J A Palanca, M S Avidan, G A Mashour
Sevoflurane, a volatile anaesthetic agent well-tolerated for inhalation induction, provides a useful opportunity to elucidate the processes whereby halogenated ethers disrupt consciousness and cognition. Multiple molecular targets of sevoflurane have been identified, complementing imaging and electrophysiologic markers for the mechanistically obscure progression from wakefulness to unconsciousness. Recent investigations have more precisely detailed scalp EEG activity during this transition, with practical clinical implications...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108430/exploration-of-the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-pain-using-quantitative-eeg-source-localization
#11
Leslie S Prichep, Jaini Shah, Henry Merkin, Emile M Hiesiger
Chronic pain affects more than 35% of the US adult population representing a major public health imperative. Currently, there are no objective means for identifying the presence of pain, nor for quantifying pain severity. Through a better understanding of the pathophysiology of pain, objective indicators of pain might be forthcoming. Brain mechanisms mediating the painful state were imaged in this study, using source localization of the EEG. In a population of 77 chronic pain patients, significant overactivation of the "Pain Matrix" or pain network, was found in brain regions including, the anterior cingulate, anterior and posterior insula, parietal lobule, thalamus, S1, and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), consistent with those reported with conventional functional imaging, and extended to include the mid and posterior cingulate, suggesting that the increased temporal resolution of electrophysiological measures may allow a more precise identification of the pain network...
November 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106983/gabab-receptor-subtypes-differentially-regulate-thalamic-spindle-oscillations
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REVIEW
Daniel Ulrich, Txomin Lalanne, Martin Gassmann, Bernhard Bettler
Following the discovery of GABAB receptors by Norman Bowery and colleagues, cloning and biochemical efforts revealed that GABAB receptors assemble multi-subunit complexes composed of principal and auxiliary subunits. The principal receptor subunits GABAB1a, GABAB1b and GABAB2 form two heterodimeric GABAB(1a,2) and GABAB(1b,2) receptors that can associate with tetramers of auxiliary KCTD (K(+) channel tetramerization domain) subunits. Experiments with subunit knock-out mice revealed that GABAB(1b,2) receptors activate slow inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs) while GABAB(1a,2) receptors function as heteroreceptors and inhibit glutamate release...
October 26, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106499/autism-related-neuroligin-4-knockout-impairs-intracortical-processing-but-not-sensory-inputs-in-mouse-barrel-cortex
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Petr Unichenko, Jenq-Wei Yang, Sergei Kirischuk, Sergei Kolbaev, Werner Kilb, Matthieu Hammer, Dilja Krueger-Burg, Nils Brose, Heiko J Luhmann
Neuroligin-4 (Nlgn4) is a cell adhesion protein that regulates synapse organization and function. Mutations in human NLGN4 are among the causes of autism spectrum disorders. In mouse, Nlgn4 knockout (KO) perturbs GABAergic synaptic transmission and oscillatory activity in hippocampus, and causes social interaction deficits. The complex profile of cellular and circuit changes that are caused by Nlgn4-KO is still only partly understood. Using Nlgn4-KO mice, we found that Nlgn4-KO increases the power in the alpha frequency band of spontaneous network activity in the barrel cortex under urethane anesthesia in vivo...
July 5, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098688/thalamocortical-functional-connectivity-in-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-is-abnormally-enhanced-in-executive-control-and-default-mode-networks
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Aaron E L Warren, David F Abbott, Graeme D Jackson, John S Archer
OBJECTIVE: To identify abnormal thalamocortical circuits in the severe epilepsy of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) that may explain the shared electroclinical phenotype and provide potential treatment targets. METHODS: Twenty patients with a diagnosis of LGS (mean age = 28.5 years) and 26 healthy controls (mean age = 27.6 years) were compared using task-free functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The thalamus was parcellated according to functional connectivity with 10 cortical networks derived using group-level independent component analysis...
November 3, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096588/non-nmda-receptor-mediated-vibrotactile-responses-of-neurons-from-the-hindpaw-representation-in-the-rat-si-cortex
#15
Bige Vardar, Burak Güçlü
Non-NMDA receptor-mediated vibrotactile responses of neurons from the hindpaw representation were investigated in the rat SI cortex. We recorded single-unit spikes evoked by sinusoidal (duration: 500 ms; frequency: 5, 40, and 250 Hz; amplitude: 100 μm peak-to-peak) stimulation of the glabrous skin. The responses were obtained with microinjection of aCSF (sham), bicuculline, and AMPA near the isolated neurons in anaesthetized rats. Blocking most of the NMDA receptors by ketamine revealed local dynamics differentially modulated by each drug...
September 2017: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073146/unified-thalamic-model-generates-multiple-distinct-oscillations-with-state-dependent-entrainment-by-stimulation
#16
Guoshi Li, Craig S Henriquez, Flavio Fröhlich
The thalamus plays a critical role in the genesis of thalamocortical oscillations, yet the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. To understand whether the isolated thalamus can generate multiple distinct oscillations, we developed a biophysical thalamic model to test the hypothesis that generation of and transition between distinct thalamic oscillations can be explained as a function of neuromodulation by acetylcholine (ACh) and norepinephrine (NE) and afferent synaptic excitation. Indeed, the model exhibited four distinct thalamic rhythms (delta, sleep spindle, alpha and gamma oscillations) that span the physiological states corresponding to different arousal levels from deep sleep to focused attention...
October 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066556/seizures-and-sleep-in-the-thalamus-focal-limbic-seizures-show-divergent-activity-patterns-in-different-thalamic-nuclei
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Li Feng, Joshua E Motelow, Chanthia Ma, William Biche, Cian McCafferty, Nicholas Smith, Mengran Liu, Qiong Zhan, Ruonan Jia, Bo Xiao, Alvaro Duque, Hal Blumenfeld
The thalamus plays diverse roles in cortical-subcortical brain activity patterns. Recent work suggests that focal temporal lobe seizures depress subcortical arousal systems and convert cortical activity into a pattern resembling slow wave sleep. The potential simultaneous and paradoxical role of the thalamus in both limbic seizure propagation, and in sleep-like cortical rhythms has not been investigated. We recorded neuronal activity from the central lateral (CL), anterior (ANT) and ventral posteromedial (VPM) nuclei of the thalamus in an established female rat model of focal limbic seizures...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063584/structural-brain-abnormalities-in-genetic-generalized-epilepsies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Shauni Nuyts, Wendyl D'Souza, Stephen C Bowden, Simon J Vogrin
According to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) definition, no structural abnormalities are present on a standard brain magnetic resonance image in genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) patients. However, recent studies raise contradictory evidence with increasing use of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Following PRISMA guidelines, a systematic, quantitative review was conducted using 28 peer-reviewed, case-control studies published after 1989. Furthermore, a meta-analysis with a random-effect model revealed differences in structural brain abnormalities between GGE patients and controls...
October 24, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045562/attenuation-of-high-frequency-30-200%C3%A2-hz-thalamocortical-eeg-rhythms-as-correlate-of-anaesthetic-action-evidence-from-dexmedetomidine
#19
G Plourde, F Arseneau, A R Absalom
Background: Gamma (30-80 Hz) and high-gamma (80-200 Hz) thalamocortical EEG rhythms are involved in conscious processes and are attenuated by isoflurane and propofol. To explore the hypothesis that this attenuation is a correlate of anaesthetic action, we characterized the effect dexmedetomidine, a selective adrenergic α-2 agonist with lesser hypnotic potency, on these rhythms. Methods: We recorded local field potentials from barrel cortex and ventroposteromedial thalamic nucleus in ten previously instrumented rats to measure spectral power (30-50 Hz, 51-75 Hz, 76-125 Hz, 126-200 Hz bands) during baseline, at four dexmedetomidine plasma concentrations obtained by i...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031741/further-evidences-for-sleep-instability-and-impaired-spindle-delta-dynamics-in-schizophrenia-a-whole-night-polysomnography-study-with-neuroloop-gain-and-sleep-cycle-analysis
#20
Arun Sasidharan, Sunil Kumar, Ajay Kumar Nair, Ammu Lukose, Vrinda Marigowda, John P John, Bindu M Kutty
OBJECTIVE: Sleep offers a unique window into the brain dysfunctions in schizophrenia. Many past sleep studies have reported abnormalities in both macro-sleep architecture (like increased awakenings) as well as micro-sleep-architecture (like spindle deficits) in patients with schizophrenia (PSZ). The present study attempts to replicate previous reports of macro- and micro-sleep-architectural abnormalities in schizophrenia. In addition, the study also examined sleep-stage changes and spindle-delta dynamics across sleep-cycles to provide further evidence in support of the dysfunctional thalamocortical mechanisms causing sleep instability and poor sleep maintenance associated with schizophrenia pathophysiology...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
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