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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353374/bdnf-activates-mtor-to-upregulate-nr2b-expression-in-the-rostral-anterior-cingulate-cortex-required-for-inflammatory-pain-related-aversion-in-rats
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Yuangui Zhang, Fanceng Ji, Gongming Wang, Dong He, Le Yang, Mengyuan Zhang
The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) has been demonstrated to mediate pain-related aversion induced by formalin in the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC). However, it remains unclear the signaling pathways and regulatory proteins involved. In the rACC, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), an activity-dependent neuromodulator, has been shown to play a role in the development and persistence of chronic pain. In this study, we used a rat formalin-induced inflammatory pain model to demonstrate BDNF up-regulation in the rACC...
January 20, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353373/disturbance-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-mediated-long-term-depression-mglu-ltd-of-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-in-the-rat-hippocampus-after-prenatal-immune-challenge
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Mélanie Cavalier, Azza Ben Sedrine, Lea Thevenet, Nadine Crouzin, Janique Guiramand, Marie-Céleste de Jésus Ferreira, Catherine Cohen-Solal, Gérard Barbanel, Michel Vignes
Maternal immune challenge has proved to induce moderate to severe behavioral disabilities in the offspring. Cognitive/behavioral deficits are supported by changes in synaptic plasticity in different brain areas. We have reported previously that prenatal exposure to bacterial LPS could induce inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) in the CA1 area of the juvenile/adult male offspring associated with spatial learning inabilities. Nevertheless, deficits in plasticity could be observed at earlier stages as shown by the early loss of long-term depression (LTD) in immature animals...
January 20, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353261/impact-of-delivered-tidal-volume-on-the-occurrence-of-intraventricular-haemorrhage-in-preterm-infants-during-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-the-delivery-room
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Qaasim Mian, Po-Yin Cheung, Megan O'Reilly, Samantha K Barton, Graeme R Polglase, Georg M Schmölzer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Delivery of inadvertent high tidal volume (VT) during positive pressure ventilation (PPV) in the delivery room is common. High VT delivery during PPV has been associated with haemodynamic brain injury in animal models. We examined if VT delivery during PPV at birth is associated with brain injury in preterm infants <29 weeks' gestation. METHODS: A flow-sensor was placed between the mask and the ventilation device. VT values were compared with recently described reference ranges for VT in spontaneously breathing preterm infants at birth...
January 20, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353101/amyloid-pathology-in-the-progression-to-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Philip S Insel, Oskar Hansson, R Scott Mackin, Michael Weiner, Niklas Mattsson
The objective of this study was to determine the cognitive and functional decline and development of brain injury in individuals progressing from preclinical (β-amyloid positive cognitively normal) to prodromal Alzheimer's disease (AD) (β-amyloid positive mild cognitive impairment [MCI]), and compare this with individuals who progress to MCI in the absence of significant amyloid pathology. Seventy-five cognitively healthy participants who progressed to MCI were followed for 4 years on average and up to 10 years...
December 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353072/development-of-subcortical-volumes-across-adolescence-in-males-and-females-a-multisample-study-of-longitudinal-changes
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Megan M Herting, Cory Johnson, Kathryn L Mills, Nandita Vijayakumar, Meg Dennison, Chang Liu, Anne-Lise Goddings, Ronald E Dahl, Elizabeth R Sowell, Sarah Whittle, Nicholas B Allen, Christian K Tamnes
The developmental patterns of subcortical brain volumes in males and females observed in previous studies have been inconsistent. To help resolve these discrepancies, we examined developmental trajectories using three independent longitudinal samples of participants in the age-span of 8-22 years (total 216 participants and 467 scans). These datasets, including Pittsburgh (PIT; University of Pittsburgh, USA), NeuroCognitive Development (NCD; University of Oslo, Norway), and Orygen Adolescent Development Study (OADS; The University of Melbourne, Australia), span three countries and were analyzed together and in parallel using mixed-effects modeling with both generalized additive models and general linear models...
January 15, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353052/evidence-for-altered-insulin-receptor-signaling-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Chelsea M Griffith, Tore Eid, Gregory M Rose, Peter R Patrylo
Epidemiological data have shown that metabolic disease can increase the propensity for developing cognitive decline and dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease (AD). While this interaction is not completely understood, clinical studies suggest that both hyper- and hypoinsulinemia are associated with an increased risk for developing AD. Indeed, insulin signaling is altered in post-mortem brain tissue from AD patients and treatments known to enhance insulin signaling, can improve cognitive function. Further, clinical evidence has shown that AD patients and mouse models of AD often display alterations in peripheral metabolism...
January 15, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352997/microglia-and-neonatal-brain-injury
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Carina Mallard, Marie-Eve Tremblay, Zinaida S Vexler
Microglial cells are now recognized as the "gate-keepers" of healthy brain microenvironment with their disrupted functions adversely affecting neurovascular integrity, neuronal homeostasis, and network connectivity. The perception that these cells are purely toxic under neurodegenerative conditions has been challenged by a continuously-increasing understanding of their complexity, the existence of a broad array of microglial phenotypes, and their ability to rapidly change in a context-dependent manner to attenuate or exacerbate injuries of different nature...
January 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352447/long-term-endocrine-effects-and-trends-in-body-mass-index-changes-in-patients-with-childhood-onset-brain-tumors
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Go Hun Seo, Jin-Ho Choi, Yoon-Myung Kim, Kyung-Nam Koh, Ho Joon Im, Young Shin Ra, Han-Wook Yoo
As survival rates have improved owing to advances in management strategies for pediatric brain tumors, long-term complications such as endocrine dysfunction, have emerged as a major issue. This study investigated the long-term endocrine effects of childhood-onset brain tumors in a large number of patients. This study included 151 patients with brain tumors diagnosed between January 1995 and December 2016. The following data were retrospectively reviewed: tumor location, tumor histology, endocrine abnormalities, hypothalamic involvement on brain imaging, treatment modalities, and trends in body mass index...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352318/temozolomide-induced-increase-of-tumorigenicity-can-be-diminished-by-targeting-of-mitochondria-in-in-vitro-models-of-patient-individual-glioblastoma
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Doreen William, Madlin Walther, Björn Schneider, Michael Linnebacher, Carl Friedrich Classen
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly heterogeneous and aggressive brain tumor with a dismal prognosis. Development of resistance towards cytostatic drugs like the GBM standard drug temozolomide is a severe problem in GBM treatment. One potential source of GBM relapse could be so called cancer stem like cells (CSCs). These represent an undifferentiated subpopulation of cells with high potential for tumor initiation. Furthermore, it has been shown that differentiated GBM cells can regain CSC properties when exposed to continuous temozolomide treatment in vitro...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352260/effect-of-in-vitro-storage-duration-on-measured-mechanical-properties-of-brain-tissue
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Wei Zhang, Li-Fu Liu, Yue-Jiao Xiong, Yi-Fan Liu, Sheng-Bo Yu, Cheng-Wei Wu, Weihong Guo
Accurate characterization of the mechanical properties of brain tissue is essential for understanding the mechanisms of traumatic brain injuries and developing protective gears or facilities. However, how storage conditions might affect the mechanical properties of brain tissue remains unclear. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of in vitro storage duration on the mechanical performance of brain tissue since measurements are usually carried out in vitro. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) measurements and uniaxial compression mechanical experiments are carried out...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352211/hdl-nanoparticles-targeting-sonic-hedgehog-subtype-medulloblastoma
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Jonathan B Bell, Jonathan S Rink, Frank Eckerdt, Jessica Clymer, Stewart Goldman, C Shad Thaxton, Leonidas C Platanias
Medulloblastoma is the most common paediatric malignant brain cancer and there is a need for new targeted therapeutic approaches to more effectively treat these malignant tumours, which can be divided into four molecular subtypes. Here, we focus on targeting sonic hedgehog (SHH) subtype medulloblastoma, which accounts for approximately 25% of all cases. The SHH subtype relies upon cholesterol signalling for tumour growth and maintenance of tumour-initiating cancer stem cells (CSCs). To target cholesterol signalling, we employed biomimetic high-density lipoprotein nanoparticles (HDL NPs) which bind to the HDL receptor, scavenger receptor type B-1 (SCARB1), depriving cells of natural HDL and their cholesterol cargo...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352201/cross-species-transcriptional-analysis-reveals-conserved-and-host-specific-neoplastic-processes-in-mammalian-glioma
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Nina P Connolly, Amol C Shetty, Jesse A Stokum, Ina Hoeschele, Marni B Siegel, C Ryan Miller, Anthony J Kim, Cheng-Ying Ho, Eduardo Davila, J Marc Simard, Scott E Devine, John H Rossmeisl, Eric C Holland, Jeffrey A Winkles, Graeme F Woodworth
Glioma is a unique neoplastic disease that develops exclusively in the central nervous system (CNS) and rarely metastasizes to other tissues. This feature strongly implicates the tumor-host CNS microenvironment in gliomagenesis and tumor progression. We investigated the differences and similarities in glioma biology as conveyed by transcriptomic patterns across four mammalian hosts: rats, mice, dogs, and humans. Given the inherent intra-tumoral molecular heterogeneity of human glioma, we focused this study on tumors with upregulation of the platelet-derived growth factor signaling axis, a common and early alteration in human gliomagenesis...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352154/resting-state-brain-networks-in-the-prairie-vole
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Juan J Ortiz, Wendy Portillo, Raul G Paredes, Larry J Young, Sarael Alcauter
Resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) has shown the hierarchical organization of the human brain into large-scale complex networks, referred as resting state networks. This technique has turned into a promising translational research tool after the finding of similar resting state networks in non-human primates, rodents and other animal models of great value for neuroscience. Here, we demonstrate and characterize the presence of resting states networks in Microtus ochrogaster, the prairie vole, an extraordinary animal model to study complex human-like social behavior, with potential implications for the research of normal social development, addiction and neuropsychiatric disorders...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352131/early-impoverished-environment-delays-the-maturation-of-cerebral-cortex
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Roberta Narducci, Laura Baroncelli, Gabriele Sansevero, Tatjana Begenisic, Concetta Prontera, Alessandro Sale, Maria Cristina Cenni, Nicoletta Berardi, Lamberto Maffei
The influence of exposure to impoverished environments on brain development is unexplored since most studies investigated how environmental impoverishment affects adult brain. To shed light on the impact of early impoverishment on developmental trajectories of the nervous system, we developed a protocol of environmental impoverishment in which dams and pups lived from birth in a condition of reduced sensory-motor stimulation. Focusing on visual system, we measured two indexes of functional development, that is visual acuity, assessed by using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs), and VEP latency...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352127/structural-covariance-of-gray-matter-volume-in-hiv-vertically-infected-adolescents
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Jielan Li, Lei Gao, Zhi Wen, Jing Zhang, Panying Wang, Ning Tu, Hao Lei, Fuchun Lin, Xi'en Gui, Guangyao Wu
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection significantly affect neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes. We investigated whether alterations of gray matter organization and structural covariance networks with vertical HIV infection adolescents exist, by using the GAT toolbox. MRI data were analysed from 25 HIV vertically infected adolescents and 33 HIV-exposed-uninfected control participants. The gray matter volume (GMV) was calculated, and structural brain networks were reconstructed from gray matter co-variance...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352115/stil-balancing-primary-microcephaly-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Patwardhan Dhruti, Mani Shyamala, Passemard Sandrine, Gressens Pierre, El Ghouzzi Vincent
Cell division and differentiation are two fundamental physiological processes that need to be tightly balanced to achieve harmonious development of an organ or a tissue without jeopardizing its homeostasis. The role played by the centriolar protein STIL is highly illustrative of this balance at different stages of life as deregulation of the human STIL gene expression has been associated with either insufficient brain development (primary microcephaly) or cancer, two conditions resulting from perturbations in cell cycle and chromosomal segregation...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352102/teenage-onset-progressive-myoclonic-epilepsy-due-to-a-familial-c9orf72-repeat-expansion
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Jelle van den Ameele, Ivana Jedlickova, Anna Pristoupilova, Anne Sieben, Sara Van Mossevelde, Chantal Ceuterick-de Groote, Helena Hůlková, Radoslav Matej, Alfred Meurs, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Samuel F Berkovic, Patrick Santens, Stanislav Kmoch, Bart Dermaut
BACKGROUND: The progressive myoclonic epilepsies (PME) are a heterogeneous group of disorders in which a specific diagnosis cannot be made in a subset of patients, despite exhaustive investigation. C9orf72 repeat expansions are emerging as an important causal factor in several adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders, in particular frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. An association with PME has not been reported previously. OBJECTIVE: To identify the causative mutation in a Belgian family where the proband had genetically unexplained PME...
January 19, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351997/spatiotemporal-organization-of-exocytosis-emerges-during-neuronal-shape-change
#18
Fabio L Urbina, Shawn M Gomez, Stephanie L Gupton
Neurite elongation and branching in developing neurons requires plasmalemma expansion, hypothesized to occur primarily via exocytosis. We posited that exocytosis in developing neurons and nonneuronal cells would exhibit distinct spatiotemporal organization. We exploited total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy to image vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP)-pHluorin-mediated exocytosis in mouse embryonic cortical neurons and interphase melanoma cells, and developed computer-vision software and statistical tools to uncover spatiotemporal aspects of exocytosis...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351906/edc-impact-molecular-effects-of-developmental-fm-550-exposure-in-wistar-rat-placenta-and-fetal-forebrain
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Kylie R Baldwin, Brian Horman, Allison L Phillips, Susan L McRitchie, Scott Watson, Jocelin Deese-Spruill, Dereje Jima, Susan Sumner, Heather Stapleton, Heather Patisaul
Firemaster 550 (FM 550) is a flame retardant (FR) mixture that has become one of the most commonly used FRs in foam-based furniture and baby products. Human exposure to this commercial mixture, comprised of brominated and organophosphate components, is widespread. We have repeatedly shown that developmental exposure can lead to sex-specific behavioral effects in rats. Accruing evidence of endocrine disruption and potential neurotoxicity have raised concerns regarding the neurodevelopmental effects of FM 550 exposure, but the specific mechanisms of action remains unclear...
January 19, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351877/rest-a-master-transcriptional-regulator-in-neurodegenerative-disease
#20
REVIEW
Jee-Yeon Hwang, R Suzanne Zukin
The restrictive element-1 silencing transcription factor)/NRSF (neuron-restrictive silencing factor (NRSF) is a transcriptional repressor which acts via epigenetic remodeling to silence target genes. Emerging evidence indicates that REST is a master transcriptional regulator of neuron-specific genes not only in neurogenesis and neuronal differentiation, but also in differentiated neurons during the critical period in postnatal brain development, where it plays a role in fine-tuning of genes involved in synaptic plasticity, and in normal aging, where it promotes neuroprotection by repressing genes involved in oxidative stress and β-amyloid toxicity...
January 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
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