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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527207/beyond-a-differential-diagnosis-cognitive-and-morphometric-decoding-of-information-processing-speed-in-senior-adults-with-dsm-5-mild-neurocognitive-disorders
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Hanna Lu, Sandra S M Chan, Ada W T Fung, Linda C W Lam
BACKGROUND: Processing speed has been highlighted as a diagnostic item for neurocognitive disorders (NCD) in DSM-5. The utility of information processing speed (IPS) enclosed with multiscale constructs in the diagnosis of NCD warrants exploration. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the IPS with two types of measurements in the patients with NCD due to vascular disease (NCD-vascular) and NCD due to Alzheimer's disease (NCD-AD), and examine the associations between IPS measures and morphometric features...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524267/synaptic-activity-suppresses-expression-of-neurogenic-differentiation-factor-2-in-an-nmda-receptor-dependent-manner
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Fading Chen, Benjamin J Hall
Neurogenic differentiation factor 2 (NeuroD2) is a highly expressed transcription factor in the developing central nervous system. In newborn neurons, NeuroD2-mediated gene expression promotes differentiation, maturation, and survival. In addition to these early, cell-intrinsic developmental processes, NeuroD2 in post-mitotic neurons also regulates synapse growth and ion channel expression to control excitability. While NeuroD2 transactivation can be induced in an activity-dependent manner, little is known about how expression of NeuroD2 itself is regulated...
May 19, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522964/the-differential-organization-of-f-actin-alters-the-distribution-of-organelles-in-cultured-when-compared-to-native-chromaffin-cells
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Yolanda Gimenez-Molina, José Villanueva, Carmen Nanclares, Inmaculada Lopez-Font, Salvador Viniegra, Maria Del Mar Francés, Luis Gandia, Amparo Gil, Luis M Gutiérrez
Cultured bovine chromaffin cells have been used extensively as a neuroendocrine model to study regulated secretion. In order to extend such experimental findings to the physiological situation, it is necessary to study mayor cellular structures affecting secretion in cultured cells with their counterparts present in the adrenomedullary tissue. F-actin concentrates in a peripheral ring in cultured cells, as witnessed by phalloidin-rodhamine labeling, while extends throughout the cytoplasm in native cells. This result is also confirmed when studying the localization of α-fodrin, a F-actin-associated protein...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521140/distinct-sources-of-deterministic-and-stochastic-components-of-action-timing-decisions-in-rodent-frontal-cortex
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Masayoshi Murakami, Hanan Shteingart, Yonatan Loewenstein, Zachary F Mainen
The selection and timing of actions are subject to determinate influences such as sensory cues and internal state as well as to effectively stochastic variability. Although stochastic choice mechanisms are assumed by many theoretical models, their origin and mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here we investigated this issue by studying how neural circuits in the frontal cortex determine action timing in rats performing a waiting task. Electrophysiological recordings from two regions necessary for this behavior, medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and secondary motor cortex (M2), revealed an unexpected functional dissociation...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515555/quantitative-balance-and-gait-measurement-in-patients-with-frontotemporal-dementia-and-alzheimer-diseases-a-pilot-study
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Selva Ganapathy Velayutham, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Srikala Bharath, Ravi Girikamatha Shankar
INTRODUCTION: Alzhiemers disease and Frontotemporal dementia are common neurodegenerative dementias with a wide prevalence. Falls are a common cause of morbidity in these patients. Identifying subclinical involvement of these parameters might serve as a tool in differential analysis of these distinct parameters involved in these conditions and also help in planning preventive strategies to prevent falls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight patients in age and gender matched patients in each group were compared with normal controls...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515553/long-loop-reflex-2-in-patients-with-cortical-dementias-a-pilot-study
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Thomas Gregor Isaac, Mahesh Mane, Srikala Bharath, B C Nagaraju
INTRODUCTION: Dementia is a major public health problem and it appears to be a global epidemic. The prevalence is doubling every 5 years and it is expected that 70% of persons above 60 years will live in developing countries by 2020 and 15% of them are likely to suffer from dementia. Disease modifying treatments work only if initiated very early; however, diagnostic tools are not always able to clearly differentiate the different types in very early stage. Therefore, inexpensive and easily available biomarkers are needed to know if collectively they will improve the sensitivity of specific diagnosis...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511966/identification-of-potential-target-genes-and-related-regulatory-transcription-factors-in-spontaneous-hairline-fracture-induced-by-hypervitaminosis-a
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Chuangang Peng, Qi Yang, Bo Wei, Yong Liu, Yuxiang Li, Dawei Gu, Guochao Yin, Bo Wang, Dehui Xu, Xuebing Zhang, Daliang Kong
BACKGROUND: The aim was to research the molecular changes of bone cells induced by excessive dose of vitamin A, and analyze molecular mechanism underlying spontaneous fracture. METHODS: The gene expression profile of GSE29859, including 4 cortical bone marrow samples with excessive doses of Vitamin A and 4 control cortical bone marrow samples, was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Differentially expressed genes (DGEs) between cortical bone marrow samples and control samples were screened out and pathway enrichment analysis was undertaken...
May 2, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509260/rapid-serum-free-isolation-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-from-adult-rat-spinal-cord
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John Bianco, Dario Carradori, Ronald Deumens, Anne des Rieux
Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) play a pivotal role in both health and disease within the central nervous system, with oligodendrocytes, arising from resident OPCs, being the main myelinating cell type. Disruption in OPC numbers can lead to various deleterious health defects. Numerous studies have described techniques for isolating OPCs to obtain a better understanding of this cell type and to open doors for potential treatments of injury and disease. However, the techniques used in the majority of these studies involve several steps and are time consuming, with current culture protocols using serum and embryonic or postnatal cortical tissue as a source of isolation...
May 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508372/effect-of-second-hand-tobacco-smoke-on-the-nitration-of-brain-proteins-a-systems-biology-and-bioinformatics-approach
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Firas H Kobeissy, Joy Guingab-Cagmat, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel, Mark S Gold, Kevin Wang
Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure leads to the death of approximately 48,000 nonsmokers per year in the United States alone. SHS exposure has been associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurodegenerative diseases. While cardiac function abnormalities and lung cancer due to SHS have been well characterized, brain injury due to SHS has not undergone a full systematic evaluation. Oxidative stress and nitration have been associated with smoking and SHS exposure. Animal studies suggest that exposure to tobacco smoke increases oxidative stress...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506404/-dural-sinus-thrombosis-following-epidural-analgesia-for-delivery-a-clinical-case
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Marco Aurelio Dornelles, Luis M Pereira
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neurological complications of spinal anesthesia are rare conditions. Headache caused by low pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid is one of the most frequent, which occurs after post-dural puncture. A comprehensive history and physical exam must be carried out before making the diagnosis of Post-Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) and additional tests are necessary to exclude the possibility of developing serious neurological complications such as Dural Sinus Thrombosis (DST)...
May 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504123/erythropoietin-and-small-molecule-agonists-of-the-tissue-protective-erythropoietin-receptor-increase-fxn-expression-in-neuronal-cells-in-vitro-and-in-fxn-deficient-kiko-mice-in-vivo
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James L Miller, Myriam Rai, Normand L Frigon, Massimo Pandolfo, Juha Punnonen, Jeffrey R Spencer
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by reduced levels of the mitochondrial protein frataxin (FXN). Recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) increased FXN protein in vitro and in early clinical studies, while no published reports evaluate rhEPO in animal models of FRDA. STS-E412 and STS-E424 are novel small molecule agonists of the tissue-protective, but not the erythropoietic EPO receptor. We find that rhEPO, STS-E412 and STS-E424 increase FXN expression in vitro and in vivo...
May 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503033/15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-exerts-antioxidant-effects-while-exacerbating-inflammation-in-mice-subjected-to-ureteral-obstruction
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Line Nilsson, Fredrik Palm, Rikke Nørregaard
Urinary obstruction is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, leading to renal dysfunction. Previous studies have shown that 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Using a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) mouse model, we examined the effects of 15d-PGJ2 on oxidative stress and inflammation in the kidney. Mice were subjected to UUO for 3 days and treated with 15d-PGJ2. Protein and RNA expression were examined using immunoblotting and qPCR...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501539/spatiotemporal-oscillatory-dynamics-of-visual-selective-attention-during-a-flanker-task
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Timothy J McDermott, Alex I Wiesman, Amy L Proskovec, Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Tony W Wilson
The flanker task is a test of visual selective attention that has been widely used to probe error monitoring, response conflict, and related constructs. However, to date, few studies have focused on the selective attention component of this task and imaged the underlying oscillatory dynamics serving task performance. In this study, 21 healthy adults successfully completed an arrow-based version of the Eriksen flanker task during magnetoencephalography (MEG). All MEG data were pre-processed and transformed into the time-frequency domain...
May 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501506/defective-neuronal-migration-and-inhibition-of-bipolar-to-multipolar-transition-of-migrating-neural-cells-by-mesoderm-specific-transcript-mest-in-the-developing-mouse-neocortex
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Liting Ji, Kausik Bishayee, Ali Sadra, Seunghyuk Choi, Wooyul Choi, Sungho Moon, Eek-Hoon Jho, Sung-Oh Huh
Brain developmental disorders such as lissencephaly can result from faulty neuronal migration and differentiation during the formation of the mammalian neocortex. The cerebral cortex is a modular structure, where developmentally, newborn neurons are generated as a neuro-epithelial sheet and subsequently differentiate, migrate and organize into their final positions in the cerebral cortical plate via a process involving both tangential and radial migration. The specific role of Mest, an imprinted gene, in neuronal migration has not been previously studied...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499208/whole-brain-resting-state-functional-connectivity-identified-major-depressive-disorder-a-multivariate-pattern-analysis-in-two-independent-samples
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Xue Zhong, Huqing Shi, Qingsen Ming, Daifeng Dong, Xiaocui Zhang, Ling-Li Zeng, Shuqiao Yao
BACKGROUND: there has been a recent increase in the use of connectome-based multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data aimed at distinguishing patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) from healthy controls (HCs). However, the validity of this method needs to be confirmed in independent samples. METHOD: we used resting-state fMRI to explore whole-brain functional connectivity (FC) patterns characteristic of MDD and to confirm the effectiveness of MVPA in distinguishing MDD versus HC groups in two independent samples...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498276/influence-of-uncertain-anticipation-on-brain-responses-to-aversive-rectal-distension-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Michiko Kano, Tomohiko Muratsubaki, Joe Morishita, Keiji Kono, Shunji Mugikura, Kei Takase, Huynh Giao Ly, Patrick Dupont, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Shin Fukudo
OBJECTIVE: We investigated if certainty and uncertainty of impending aversive visceral sensation differently modulate regional brain activity, both during anticipation and visceral sensation in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients compared with healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty-six IBS patients (14 women) and 29 healthy controls (15 women) were enrolled in an fMRI study. Participants received rectal distention at an individually titrated severe discomfort level that was preceded by visual cues to induce certain (100% chance of distention), uncertain (50% chance), and safe (0% chance) anticipation...
May 12, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489322/developmental-effects-of-androgens-in-the-human-brain
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Tuong-Vi Nguyen
Neuroendocrine theories of brain development posit that androgens play a crucial role in sex-specific cortical growth, but little is known about the differential effects of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on cortico-limbic development and cognition during adolescence. In this context, the NIH Study of Normal Brain Development, a longitudinal study of typically developing children and adolescents 4 to 24 years of age (n=433), offered a unique opportunity to examine the developmental effects of androgens on cortico-limbic maturation and cognition...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488815/hypomorphic-conditional-deletion-of-e11-podoplanin-reveals-a-role-in-osteocyte-dendrite-elongation
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Katherine A Staines, Behzad Javaheri, Peter Hohenstein, Robert Fleming, Ekele Ikpegbu, Erin Unger, Mark Hopkinson, David J Buttle, Andrew A Pitsillides, Colin Farquharson
The transmembrane glycoprotein E11/Podoplanin (Pdpn) has been implicated in the initial stages of osteocyte differentiation. However, its precise function and regulatory mechanisms are still unknown. Due to the known embryonic lethality induced by global Pdpn deletion, we have herein explored the effect of bone specific Pdpn knockdown on osteocyte form and function in the post-natal mouse. Extensive skeletal phenotyping of male and female 6-week-old Oc-cre;Pdpn(flox/flox) (cKO) mice and their Pdpn(flox/flox) controls (fl/fl) has revealed that Pdpn deletion significantly compromises tibial cortical bone microarchitecture in both sexes, albeit to different extents (P < 0...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487336/clinical-significance-of-isolated-atypical-transient-symptoms-in-a-cohort-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Philippa C Lavallée, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Elena Meseguer, Lucie Cabrejo, Céline Guidoux, Isabelle F Klein, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Pierre Amarenco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contrary to typical transient symptoms (TS), atypical TS, such as partial sensory deficit, dysarthria, vertigo/unsteadiness, unusual cortical visual deficit, and diplopia, are not usually classified as symptoms of transient ischemic attack when they occur in isolation, and their clinical relevance is frequently denied. METHODS: Consecutive patients with recent TS admitted in our transient ischemic attack clinic (2003-2008) had systematic brain, arterial, and cardiac investigations...
May 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486630/paired-related-homeobox-1-transactivates-dopamine-d2-receptor-to-maintain-propagation-and-tumorigenicity-of-glioma-initiating-cells
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Yamu Li, Wen Wang, Fangyu Wang, Qiushuang Wu, Wei Li, Xiaoling Zhong, Kuan Tian, Tao Zeng, Liang Gao, Ying Liu, Shu Li, Xiaobing Jiang, Guangwei Du, Yan Zhou
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly invasive brain tumor with limited therapeutic means and poor prognosis. Recent studies indicate that glioma-initiating cells/glioma stem cells (GICs/GSCs) may be responsible for tumor initiation, infiltration, and recurrence. GICs could aberrantly employ molecular machinery balancing self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic neural precursors. Here, we find that paired related homeobox 1 (PRRX1), a homeodomain transcription factor that was previously reported to control skeletal development, is expressed in cortical neural progenitors and is required for their self-renewal and proper differentiation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
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