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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728081/brain-state-dependent-recruitment-of-high-frequency-oscillations-in-the-human-hippocampus
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Pablo Billeke, Tomas Ossandon, Marcelo Stockle, Marcela Perrone-Bertolotti, Philippe Kahane, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Pablo Fuentealba
Ripples are high-frequency bouts of coordinated hippocampal activity believed to be crucial for information transfer and memory formation. We used intracortical macroelectrodes to record neural activity in the human hippocampus of awake subjects undergoing surgical treatment for refractory epilepsy and distinguished two populations of ripple episodes based on their frequency spectrum. The phase-coupling of one population, slow ripples (90-110 Hz), to cortical delta oscillations was differentially modulated by cognitive task; whereas the second population, fast ripples (130-170 Hz), was not seemingly correlated to local neural activity...
June 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724954/loss-of-x-linked-protocadherin-19-differentially-affects-the-behavior-of-heterozygous-female-and-hemizygous-male-mice
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Shuichi Hayashi, Yoko Inoue, Satoko Hattori, Mari Kaneko, Go Shioi, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Masatoshi Takeichi
Mutations in the X-linked gene Protocadherin-19 (Pcdh19) cause female-limited epilepsy and mental retardation in humans. Although Pcdh19 is known to be a homophilic cell-cell adhesion molecule, how its mutations bring about female-specific disorders remains elusive. Here, we report the effects of Pcdh19 knockout in mice on their development and behavior. Pcdh19 was expressed in various brain regions including the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. Although Pcdh19-positive cells were evenly distributed in layer V of wild-type cortices, their distribution became a mosaic in Pcdh19 heterozygous female cortices...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724587/florbetapir-imaging-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-hemorrhages
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Nicolas Raposo, Mélanie Planton, Patrice Péran, Pierre Payoux, Fabrice Bonneville, Aicha Lyoubi, Jean François Albucher, Blandine Acket, Anne Sophie Salabert, Jean Marc Olivot, Anne Hitzel, François Chollet, Jérémie Pariente
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether (18)F-florbetapir, a PET amyloid tracer, could bind vascular amyloid in cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) by comparing cortical florbetapir retention during the acute phase between patients with CAA-related lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and patients with hypertension-related deep ICH. METHODS: Patients with acute CAA-related lobar ICH were prospectively enrolled and compared with patients with deep ICH. (18)F-florbetapir PET, brain MRI, and APOE genotype were obtained for all participants...
July 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716961/the-structural-basis-of-large-scale-functional-connectivity-in-the-mouse
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Joanes Grandjean, Valerio Zerbi, Joshua Balsters, Nicole Wenderoth, Markus Rudina
Translational neuroimaging requires approaches and techniques that can bridge between multiple different species and disease states. One candidate method, which offers insights into the brain's functional connectivity (FC), is resting state fMRI (rs-fMRI). In both humans and non-human primates, patterns of functional connectivity (often referred to as the functional connectome) have been related to the underlying structural connectivity (structural connectome). Given the recent rise in pre-clinical neuroimaging of mouse models it is an important question whether the mouse functional connectome conforms to the underlying structural connectivity...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715131/transcriptome-analysis-suggests-a-role-for-the-differential-expression-of-cerebral-aquaporins-and-the-mapk-signalling-pathway-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Mootaz M Salman, Mariam A Sheilabi, Dev Bhattacharyya, Philip Kitchen, Alex C Conner, Roslyn M Bill, M Nicola Woodroofe, Matthew T Conner, Alessandra P Princivalle
Epilepsies are common disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), affecting up to 2% of the global population. Pharmaco-resistance is a major clinical challenge affecting about 30% of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients. Water homeostasis has been shown crucial for regulation of neuronal excitability. The control of water movement is achieved through a family of small integral membrane channel proteins called aquaporins (AQPs). Despite the fact that changes in water homeostasis occur in sclerotic hippocampi of people with TLE, the expression of AQPs in the epileptic brain is not fully characterised...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714429/structural-brain-correlations-of-visuospatial-and-visuoperceptual-tests-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Anna Isabel Garcia-Diaz, Barbara Segura, Hugo Cesar Baggio, Maria Jose Marti, Francesc Valldeoriola, Yaroslau Compta, Nuria Bargallo, Carme Uribe, Anna Campabadal, Alexandra Abos, Carme Junque
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) is relevant because it is a marker for evolution to dementia. However, the selection of suitable tests to evaluate separate cognitive domains in mild cognitive impairment related to PD remains an open question. The current work aims to investigate the neuroanatomical correlates of several visuospatial/visuoperceptual tests using the same sample and a multimodal MRI approach. METHODS: The study included 36 PD patients and 20 healthy subjects matched for age, sex, and education...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714144/cerebellins-are-differentially-expressed-in-selective-subsets-of-neurons-throughout-the-brain
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Erica Seigneur, Thomas C Südhof
Cerebellins are secreted hexameric proteins that form tripartite complexes with the presynaptic cell-adhesion molecules neurexins or 'deleted-in-colorectal-cancer' (DCC), and the postsynaptic glutamate-receptor-related proteins GluD1 and GluD2. These tripartite complexes are thought to regulate synapses. However, cerebellins are expressed in multiple isoforms whose relative distributions and overall functions are not understood. Three of the four cerebellins, Cbln1, Cbln2, and Cbln4, autonomously assemble into homohexamers, whereas the Cbln3 requires Cbln1 for assembly and secretion...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713201/language-dependent-changes-in-pitch-relevant-neural-activity-in-the-auditory-cortex-reflect-differential-weighting-of-temporal-attributes-of-pitch-contours
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Ananthanarayan Krishnan, Jackson T Gandour, Yi Xu, Chandan H Suresh
There remains a gap in our knowledge base about neural representation of pitch attributes that occur between onset and offset of dynamic, curvilinear pitch contours. The aim is to evaluate how language experience shapes processing of pitch contours as reflected in the amplitude of cortical pitch-specific response components. Responses were elicited from three nonspeech, bidirectional (falling-rising) pitch contours representative of Mandarin Tone 2 varying in location of the turning point with fixed onset and offset...
February 2017: Journal of Neurolinguistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706990/distinct-distributed-patterns-of-neural-activity-are-associated-with-two-languages-in-the-bilingual-brain
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Min Xu, Daniel Baldauf, Chun Qi Chang, Robert Desimone, Li Hai Tan
A large body of previous neuroimaging studies suggests that multiple languages are processed and organized in a single neuroanatomical system in the bilingual brain, although differential activation may be seen in some studies because of different proficiency levels and/or age of acquisition of the two languages. However, one important possibility is that the two languages may involve interleaved but functionally independent neural populations within a given cortical region, and thus, distinct patterns of neural computations may be pivotal for the processing of the two languages...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704703/early-axis-growth-during-seed-germination-is-gravitropic-and-mediated-by-ros-and-calcium
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Khangembam Lenin Singh, Anindita Mukherjee, Rup Kumar Kar
In plant establishment, seed germination is characterized by the emergence of a radicle for secured anchorage to the soil and nutrient and water uptake. Early growth of germinating axes appears to be gravisensitive, and the regulation of this process is largely uncharacterized, particularly in case of epigeally germinating species. Our previous work on the germination of Vigna radiata seeds demonstrated the role of apoplastic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in germination-associated axis growth. This study attempts to explore a possibly similar role of ROS in the gravitropic bending of germinating axes...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701919/amyloid-%C3%AE-impairs-vesicular-secretion-in-neuronal-and-astrocyte-peptidergic-transmission
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Virginia Plá, Neus Barranco, Esther Pozas, Fernando Aguado
Regulated secretion of neuropeptides and neurotrophic factors critically modulates function and plasticity of synapses and circuitries. It is believed that rising amyloid-β (Aβ) concentrations, synaptic dysfunction and network disorganization underlie early phases of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we analyze the impact of soluble Aβ1-42 assemblies on peptidergic secretion in cortical neurons and astrocytes. We show that neurons and astrocytes differentially produce and release carboxypeptidase E (CPE) and secretogranin III (SgIII), two dense-core vesicle (DCV) markers belonging to the regulated secretory pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698031/comparable-impediment-of-cognitive-function-in-female-and-male-rats-subsequent-to-daily-administration-of-haloperidol-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kristin E Free, Anna M Greene, Corina O Bondi, Naima Lajud, Patricia B de la Tremblaye, Anthony E Kline
Antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol (HAL), are prescribed in the clinic to manage traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced agitation. While preclinical studies have consistently shown that once-daily administration of HAL hinders functional recovery after TBI in male rats, its effects in females are unknown. Hence, the objective of this study was to directly compare neurobehavioral and histological outcomes in both sexes to determine whether the reported deleterious effects of HAL extend to females. Anesthetized adult female and male rats received either a controlled cortical impact (CCI) or sham injury and then were randomly assigned to a dosing regimen of HAL (0...
July 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695356/what-are-the-differentiating-clinical-and-mri-features-of-enchondromas-from-low-grade-chondrosarcomas
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Hassan Douis, M Parry, S Vaiyapuri, A M Davies
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of clinical assessment, conventional and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in differentiating enchondromas from chondrosarcomas of long bone. METHODS: The following clinical and MRI findings were assessed: age, gender, pain, pain attributable to lesion, tumour location, tumour length, presence, depth of endosteal scalloping, bone marrow oedema, soft tissue oedema, cortical destruction, periosteal reaction, bone expansion, macroscopic fat, calcification, soft tissue mass, haemorrhage, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI...
July 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694260/coup-tf1-2-nr2f1-and-nr2f2-control-subtype-and-laminar-identity-of-mge-derived-neocortical-interneurons
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Jia Sheng Hu, Daniel Vogt, Susan Lindtner, Magnus Sandberg, Shanni N Silberberg, John L R Rubenstein
Distinct cortical interneuron (CIN) subtypes have unique circuit functions; dysfunction in specific subtypes is implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders. Somatostatin (SST) and Parvalbumin (PV) interneurons are the two major subtypes generated by medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) progenitors. Spatial and temporal mechanisms governing their cell-fate specification and differential integration into cortical layers are largely unknown. We provide evidence that Coup-TF1&2 (Nr2f1&2) transcription factor expression in an arc-shaped progenitor domain within the MGE promotes time-dependent survival of this neuroepithelium and the time-dependent specification of layer V SST CINs...
July 10, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690640/wdr62-regulates-early-neural-and-glial-progenitor-specification-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Abdullah J Alshawaf, Ana Antonic, Efstratios Skafidas, Dominic Chi-Hung Ng, Mirella Dottori
Mutations in WD40-repeat protein 62 (WDR62) are commonly associated with primary microcephaly and other developmental cortical malformations. We used human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) to examine WDR62 function during human neural differentiation and model early stages of human corticogenesis. Neurospheres lacking WDR62 expression showed decreased expression of intermediate progenitor marker, TBR2, and also glial marker, S100β. In contrast, inhibition of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signalling during hPSC neural differentiation induced upregulation of WDR62 with a corresponding increase in neural and glial progenitor markers, PAX6 and EAAT1, respectively...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690509/models-of-acetylcholine-and-dopamine-signals-differentially-improve-neural-representations
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Raphaël Holca-Lamarre, Jörg Lücke, Klaus Obermayer
Biological and artificial neural networks (ANNs) represent input signals as patterns of neural activity. In biology, neuromodulators can trigger important reorganizations of these neural representations. For instance, pairing a stimulus with the release of either acetylcholine (ACh) or dopamine (DA) evokes long lasting increases in the responses of neurons to the paired stimulus. The functional roles of ACh and DA in rearranging representations remain largely unknown. Here, we address this question using a Hebbian-learning neural network model...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687747/lamin-b1-levels-modulate-differentiation-into-neurons-during-embryonic-corticogenesis
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Sameehan Mahajani, Caterina Giacomini, Federica Marinaro, Davide De Pietri Tonelli, Andrea Contestabile, Laura Gasparini
Lamin B1, a key component of the nuclear lamina, plays an important role in brain development. Ablation of endogenous Lamin B1 (Lmnb1) in the mouse strongly impairs embryonic brain development and corticogenesis. However, the mechanisms underlying these neurodevelopmental effects are unknown. Here, we report that Lamin B1 levels modulate the differentiation of murine neural stem cells (NSCs) into neurons and astroglial-like cells. In vitro, endogenous Lmnb1 depletion favors NSC differentiation into glial fibrillar acidic protein (GFAP)-immunoreactive cells over neurons, while overexpression of human Lamin B1 (LMNB1) increases the proportion of neurons...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687722/a-meta-analysis-on-progressive-atrophy-in-intractable-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-time-is-brain
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Lorenzo Caciagli, Andrea Bernasconi, Samuel Wiebe, Matthias J Koepp, Neda Bernasconi, Boris C Bernhardt
OBJECTIVE: It remains unclear whether drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is associated with cumulative brain damage, with no expert consensus and no quantitative syntheses of the available evidence. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of MRI studies on progressive atrophy, searching PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE databases for cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative MRI studies on drug-resistant TLE. RESULTS: We screened 2,976 records and assessed eligibility of 248 full-text articles...
July 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687556/spatiotemporal-proteomic-profiling-of-human-cerebral-development
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Ugljesa Djuric, Deivid C Rodrigues, Ihor Batruch, James Ellis, Patrick Shannon, Phedias Diamandis
Mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of human post-mortem central nervous system (CNS) tissue and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based directed differentiations offer complementary avenues to define protein signatures of neurodevelopment. Methodological improvements of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) protein isolation now enable widespread proteomic analysis of well-annotated archival tissue samples in the context of development and disease. Here, we utilize a shotgun label-free quantification (LFQ) MS method to profile magnetically enriched human cortical neurons and neural progenitor cells (NPCs) derived from iPSCs...
July 7, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685431/inter-individual-differences-in-exercise-induced-spatial-working-memory-improvement-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Yudai Yamazaki, Daisuke Sato, Koya Yamashiro, Atsuhiro Tsubaki, Yui Yamaguchi, Nana Takehara, Atsuo Maruyama
Acute aerobic exercise at a mild intensity improves cognitive function. However, the response to exercise exhibits inter-individual differences, and the mechanisms underlying these differences remain unclear. The objective of this study was to determine potential factors in the brain that underlie differential responses to exercise in terms of cognitive improvement using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Fourteen healthy subjects participated in these experiments. Participants performed a low intensity cycling exercise at 30% maximal oxygen uptake (VO2peak) for 10 min and performed a spatial memory task before and after exercising (5 and 30 min)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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