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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330326/loss-of-balance-between-striatal-feedforward-inhibition-and-corticostriatal-excitation-leads-to-tremor
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Yael Oran, Izhar Bar-Gad
Fast spiking interneurons (FSIs) exert powerful inhibitory control over the striatum and are hypothesized to balance the massive excitatory cortical and thalamic input to this structure. We recorded neuronal activity in the dorsolateral striatum and globus pallidus (GP) concurrently with the detailed movement kinematics of freely behaving female rats prior to and following selective inhibition of FSI activity using IEM-1460 microinjections. The inhibition led to the appearance of episodic rest tremor in the body part that depended on the somatotopic location of the injection within the striatum...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314192/parvalbumin-producing-striatal-interneurons-receive-excitatory-inputs-onto-proximal-dendrites-from-the-motor-thalamus-in-male-mice
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Yasutake Nakano, Fuyuki Karube, Yasuharu Hirai, Kenta Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Hioki, Shinichiro Okamoto, Hiroshi Kameda, Fumino Fujiyama
In rodents, the dorsolateral striatum regulates voluntary movement by integrating excitatory inputs from the motor-related cerebral cortex and thalamus to produce contingent inhibitory output to other basal ganglia nuclei. Striatal parvalbumin (PV)-producing interneurons receiving this excitatory input then inhibit medium spiny neurons (MSNs) and modify their outputs. To understand basal ganglia function in motor control, it is important to reveal the precise synaptic organization of motor-related cortical and thalamic inputs to striatal PV interneurons...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301872/prefrontal-cortico-striatal-disconnection-blocks-the-acquisition-of-goal-directed-action
#3
Genevra Hart, Laura A Bradfield, Bernard W Balleine
The acquisition of goal-directed action requires encoding the association between an action and its specific consequences or outcome. At a neural level, this encoding has been hypothesized to involve a prefrontal corticostriatal circuit involving the projection from the prelimbic cortex (PL) to the posterior dorsomedial striatum (pDMS); however, no direct evidence for this claim has been reported. In a series of experiments, we performed functional disconnection of this pathway using targeted lesions of the anterior corpus callosum to disrupt contralateral corticostriatal projections with asymmetrical lesions of the PL and/or pDMS to block plasticity in this circuit in rats...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298414/reconstituting-corticostriatal-network-on-a-chip-reveals-the-contribution-of-the-presynaptic-compartment-to-huntington-s-disease
#4
Amandine Virlogeux, Eve Moutaux, Wilhelm Christaller, Aurélie Genoux, Julie Bruyère, Elodie Fino, Benoit Charlot, Maxime Cazorla, Frédéric Saudou
Huntington's disease (HD), a devastating neurodegenerative disorder, strongly affects the corticostriatal network, but the contribution of pre- and postsynaptic neurons in the first phases of disease is unclear due to difficulties performing early subcellular investigations in vivo. Here, we have developed an on-a-chip approach to reconstitute an HD corticostriatal network in vitro, using microfluidic devices compatible with subcellular resolution. We observed major defects in the different compartments of the corticostriatal circuit, from presynaptic dynamics to synaptic structure and transmission and to postsynaptic traffic and signaling, that correlate with altered global synchrony of the network...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288339/cdk5-contributes-to-huntington-s-disease-learning-and-memory-deficits-via-modulation-of-brain-region-specific-substrates
#5
Elena Alvarez-Periel, Mar Puigdellívol, Verónica Brito, Florian Plattner, James A Bibb, Jordi Alberch, Silvia Ginés
Cognitive deficits are a major hallmark of Huntington's disease (HD) with a great impact on the quality of patient's life. Gaining a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory impairments in HD is, therefore, of critical importance. Cdk5 is a proline-directed Ser/Thr kinase involved in the regulation of synaptic plasticity and memory processes that has been associated with several neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we aim to investigate the role of Cdk5 in learning and memory impairments in HD using a novel animal model that expresses mutant huntingtin (mHtt) and has genetically reduced Cdk5 levels...
December 29, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279863/combinatorial-inputs-to-the-ventral-striatum-from-the-temporal-cortex-frontal-cortex-and-amygdala-implications-for-segmenting-the-striatum
#6
Eun Young Choi, Song-Lin Ding, Suzanne N Haber
The canonical striatal map, based predominantly on frontal corticostriatal projections, divides the striatum into ventromedial-limbic, central-association, and dorsolateral-motor territories. While this has been a useful heuristic, recent studies indicate that the striatum has a more complex topography when considering converging frontal and nonfrontal inputs from distributed cortical networks. The ventral striatum (VS) in particular is often ascribed a "limbic" role, but it receives diverse information, including motivation and emotion from deep brain structures, cognition from frontal cortex, and polysensory and mnemonic signals from temporal cortex...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274742/effect-of-early-embryonic-deletion-of-huntingtin-from-pyramidal-neurons-on-the-development-and-long-term-survival-of-neurons-in-cerebral-cortex-and-striatum
#7
I Dragatsis, P Dietrich, H Ren, Y P Deng, N Del Mar, H B Wang, I M Johnson, K R Jones, A Reiner
We evaluated the impact of early embryonic deletion of huntingtin (htt) from pyramidal neurons on cortical development, cortical neuron survival and motor behavior, using a cre-loxP strategy to inactivate the mouse htt gene (Hdh) in emx1-expressing cell lineages. Western blot confirmed substantial htt reduction in cerebral cortex of these Emx-httKO mice, with residual cortical htt in all likelihood restricted to cortical interneurons of the subpallial lineage and/or vascular endothelial cells. Despite the loss of htt early in development, cortical lamination was normal, as revealed by layer-specific markers...
December 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248630/cortical-slow-wave-activity-correlates-with-striatal-synaptic-strength-in-normal-but-not-in-parkinsonian-rats
#8
Salvatore Galati, Song Wei, Gergely Orban, Andreas R Luft, Alain Kaelin-Lang
Urethane-induced cortical slow wave activity (SWA) spreads into the basal ganglia in dopamine (DA)-depleted rat models of Parkinson's disease (PD). During physiological sleep, SWA is powerfully expressed at the beginning of night and progressively reduced during sleep-time reflecting the sleep need. However, its underlying slow oscillations may contribute directly to modulate cortical plasticity. In order to determine the impact of the SWA on synaptic strength and its interplay with DA, we simultaneously recorded the electrocorticogram (ECoG) and the corticocortical- and corticostriatal-evoked potentials (CC-EPs, CS-EPs) during eight hours of robust urethane-induced SWA in both normal and PD animals...
December 15, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239063/stimulating-neural-plasticity-with-real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-in-huntington-s-disease-a-proof-of-concept-study
#9
Marina Papoutsi, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Douglas Langbehn, Ralf Reilmann, Geraint Rees, Sarah J Tabrizi
Novel methods that stimulate neuroplasticity are increasingly being studied to treat neurological and psychiatric conditions. We sought to determine whether real-time fMRI neurofeedback training is feasible in Huntington's disease (HD), and assess any factors that contribute to its effectiveness. In this proof-of-concept study, we used this technique to train 10 patients with HD to volitionally regulate the activity of their supplementary motor area (SMA). We collected detailed behavioral and neuroimaging data before and after training to examine changes of brain function and structure, and cognitive and motor performance...
December 13, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233065/understanding-the-role-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-in-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Hojin Choi, Seong-Ho Koh
Levodopa (L-DOPA) is the most commonly used drug for Parkinson's disease (PD), but its long-term use is associated with various complications, including L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Many studies have suggested that L-DOPA neurotoxicity and LID are associated with glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) activation. Areas covered: LID is caused by striatal dopamine (DA) denervation in PD and pulsatile L-DOPA treatment. These factors lead to dysregulated DA transmission, abnormal intracellular signaling and transcription factors in striatal neurons, and altered gene expression and plasticity at corticostriatal synapses...
December 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212017/control-of-huntington-s-disease-associated-phenotypes-by-the-striatum-enriched-transcription-factor-foxp2
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Lea J Hachigian, Vitor Carmona, Robert J Fenster, Ruth Kulicke, Adrian Heilbut, Annie Sittler, Luís Pereira de Almeida, Jill P Mesirov, Fan Gao, Eric D Kolaczyk, Myriam Heiman
Alteration of corticostriatal glutamatergic function is an early pathophysiological change associated with Huntington's disease (HD). The factors that regulate the maintenance of corticostriatal glutamatergic synapses post-developmentally are not well understood. Recently, the striatum-enriched transcription factor Foxp2 was implicated in the development of these synapses. Here, we show that, in mice, overexpression of Foxp2 in the adult striatum of two models of HD leads to rescue of HD-associated behaviors, while knockdown of Foxp2 in wild-type mice leads to development of HD-associated behaviors...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204712/presynaptic-ethanol-actions-potential-roles-in-ethanol-seeking
#12
David M Lovinger
Ethanol produces intoxication through actions on numerous molecular and cellular targets. Adaptations involving these and other targets contribute to chronic drug actions that underlie continued and problematic drinking. Among the mechanisms involved in these ethanol actions are alterations in presynaptic mechanisms of synaptic transmission, including presynaptic protein function and excitation-secretion coupling. At synapses in the central nervous system (CNS), excitation-secretion coupling involves ion channel activation followed by vesicle fusion and neurotransmitter release...
December 5, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204298/treadmill-exercise-improves-motor-dysfunction-and-hyperactivity-of-the-corticostriatal-glutamatergic-pathway-in-rats-with-6-ohda-induced-parkinson-s-disease
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Wei Chen, Decai Qiao, Xiaoli Liu, Kaixuan Shi
Hyperactivity in the corticostriatal glutamatergic pathway (CGP) induces basal ganglia dysfunction, contributing to parkinsonian syndrome (PS). Physical exercise can improve PS. However, the effect of exercise on the CGP, and whether this pathway is involved in the improvement of PS, remains unclear. Parkinson's disease (PD) was induced in rats by 6-hydroxydopamine injection into the right medial forebrain bundle. Motor function was assessed using the cylinder test. Striatal neuron (SN) spontaneous and evoked firing activity was recorded, and the expression levels of Cav1...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203898/an-interactive-framework-for-whole-brain-maps-at-cellular-resolution
#14
Daniel Fürth, Thomas Vaissière, Ourania Tzortzi, Yang Xuan, Antje Märtin, Iakovos Lazaridis, Giada Spigolon, Gilberto Fisone, Raju Tomer, Karl Deisseroth, Marie Carlén, Courtney A Miller, Gavin Rumbaugh, Konstantinos Meletis
To deconstruct the architecture and function of brain circuits, it is necessary to generate maps of neuronal connectivity and activity on a whole-brain scale. New methods now enable large-scale mapping of the mouse brain at cellular and subcellular resolution. We developed a framework to automatically annotate, analyze, visualize and easily share whole-brain data at cellular resolution, based on a scale-invariant, interactive mouse brain atlas. This framework enables connectivity and mapping projects in individual laboratories and across imaging platforms, as well as multiplexed quantitative information on the molecular identity of single neurons...
December 4, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186356/altered-caudate-connectivity-is-associated-with-executive-dysfunction-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Sara De Simoni, Peter O Jenkins, Niall J Bourke, Jessica J Fleminger, Peter J Hellyer, Amy E Jolly, Maneesh C Patel, James H Cole, Robert Leech, David J Sharp
Traumatic brain injury often produces executive dysfunction. This characteristic cognitive impairment often causes long-term problems with behaviour and personality. Frontal lobe injuries are associated with executive dysfunction, but it is unclear how these injuries relate to corticostriatal interactions that are known to play an important role in behavioural control. We hypothesized that executive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury would be associated with abnormal corticostriatal interactions, a question that has not previously been investigated...
November 23, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184096/development-of-corticostriatal-connectivity-constrains-goal-directed-behavior-during-adolescence
#16
Catherine Insel, Erik K Kastman, Catherine R Glenn, Leah H Somerville
When pursuing high-value goals, mature individuals typically titrate cognitive performance according to environmental demands. However, it remains unclear whether adolescents similarly integrate value-based goals to selectively enhance goal-directed behavior. We used a value-contingent cognitive control task during fMRI to assess how stakes-the value of a prospective outcome-modulate flexible goal-directed behavior and underlying neurocognitive processes. Here we demonstrate that while adults enhance performance during high stakes, adolescents perform similarly during low and high stakes conditions...
November 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180671/corticostriatal-circuit-defects-in-hoxb8-mutant-mice
#17
N Nagarajan, B W Jones, P J West, R E Marc, M R Capecchi
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/mp.2017.180.
November 28, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177899/neuroprotective-effect-of-%C3%AF-1-receptors-on-the-cell-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#18
A V Bol'shakova, N A Kraskovskaya, A N Gainullina, E O Kukanova, O L Vlasova, I B Bezprozvanny
Huntington's disease is a hereditary neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects striatal neurons. Recent studies demonstrated abnormalities in calcium regulation in striatal neurons in Huntington's disease, which leads to elimination of synaptic connections between cortical and striatal neurons. In the present study, we focused on the neuroprotective properties of σ1-receptor, because one of its main functions is associated with modulation of calcium homeostasis in cells. The application of selective σ1-receptor agonists to the corticostriatal cell culture restores synaptic connections between the cortical and striatal neurons...
November 25, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177509/repetitive-behaviors-in-autism-are-linked-to-imbalance-of-corticostriatal-connectivity-a-functional-connectivity-mri-study
#19
Angela E Abbott, Annika Linke, Aarti Nair, Afrooz Jahedi, Laura A Alba, Christopher L Keown, Inna Fishman, Ralph-Axel Müller
The neural underpinnings of repetitive behaviors (RBs) in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ranging from cognitive to motor characteristics, remain unknown. We assessed RB symptomatology in 50 ASD and 52 typically developing (TD) children and adolescents (ages 8-17 years), examining intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC) of corticostriatal circuitry, which is important for reward-based learning and integration of emotional, cognitive, and motor processing, and considered impaired in ASDs. Connectivity analyses were performed for three functionally distinct striatal seeds (limbic, frontoparietal, motor)...
November 21, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177493/calretinin-interneuron-density-in-the-caudate-nucleus-is-lower-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
#20
Istvan Adorjan, Bashir Ahmed, Virginia Feher, Mario Torso, Kristine Krug, Margaret Esiri, Steven A Chance, Francis G Szele
Autism spectrum disorder is a debilitating condition with possible neurodevelopmental origins but unknown neuroanatomical correlates. Whereas investigators have paid much attention to the cerebral cortex, few studies have detailed the basal ganglia in autism. The caudate nucleus may be involved in the repetitive movements and limbic changes of autism. We used immunohistochemistry for calretinin and neuropeptide Y in 24 age- and gender-matched patients with autism spectrum disorder and control subjects ranging in age from 13 to 69 years...
July 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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