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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829959/cognitive-abilities-in-first-degree-relatives-of-individuals-with-bipolar-disorder
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Daniela Calafiore, Susan L Rossell, Tamsyn E Van Rheenen
BACKGROUND: Although the study of cognition in first degree relatives (FDRs) is not new, findings in this group are still somewhat inconsistent and much of the research examining FDR populations include individuals under the age of 25, who are arguably still at significant risk to go on to develop BD. The present study aimed to establish the value of cognitive performance as a genuine endophenotypic marker of familial risk for bipolar disorder (BD), by examining cognition in FDRs aged 25 years or older...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826415/differentiating-bipolar-disorders-from-unipolar-depression-by-applying-the-brief-assessment-of-cognition-in-affective-disorders
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C-Y Lee, L-J Wang, Y Lee, C-F Hung, Y-C Huang, M-I Lee, S-Y Lee
BACKGROUND: Scholars continue to argue about whether bipolar disorders (BD) and unipolar depression (UD) are distinguishable with regard to neurocognitive function. This study aims to explore the cognitive profiles of UD and BD by applying the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Affective Disorders (BAC-A) for neuropsychological assessment. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 68 patients with UD, 67 patients with BD, and 135 healthy control subjects. We evaluated the participants' cognitive functions at euthymic status using the BAC-A, which is made up of six traditional cognitive subtests and the Affective Processing Test...
August 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820212/self-rectifying-bipolar-resistive-switching-memory-based-on-an-iron-oxide-and-graphene-oxide-hybrid
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Se-I Oh, Janardhanan R Rani, Sung-Min Hong, Jae-Hyung Jang
A resistive random access memory (RRAM) device with self-rectifying I-V characteristics was fabricated by inserting a silicon nitride (Si3N4) layer between the bottom electrode and solution-processed active material of an iron oxide-graphene oxide (FeOx-GO) hybrid. The fabricated Au/Ni/FeOx-GO/Si3N4/n(+)-Si memory device exhibited an excellent resistive switching ratio and a rectification ratio higher than 10(4). In the Au/Ni/FeOx-GO/Si3N4/n(+)-Si device, resistive switching occurs in both the FeOx-GO and Si3N4 layers separately, resulting in a highly uniform and stable switching performance...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817802/molecular-memory-of-morphologies-by-septins-during-neuron-generation-allows-early-polarity-inheritance
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Leila Boubakar, Julien Falk, Hugo Ducuing, Karine Thoinet, Florie Reynaud, Edmund Derrington, Valérie Castellani
Transmission of polarity established early during cell lineage history is emerging as a key process guiding cell differentiation. Highly polarized neurons provide a fascinating model to study inheritance of polarity over cell generations and across morphological transitions. Neural crest cells (NCCs) migrate to the dorsal root ganglia to generate neurons directly or after cell divisions in situ. Using live imaging of vertebrate embryo slices, we found that bipolar NCC progenitors lose their polarity, retracting their processes to round for division, but generate neurons with bipolar morphology by emitting processes from the same locations as the progenitor...
August 16, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802897/the-different-effects-of-lithium-and-tamoxifen-on-memory-formation-and-the-levels-of-neurotrophic-factors-in-the-brain-of-male-and-female-rats
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Samira S Valvassori, Cenita Borges, Roger B Varela, Daniela V Bavaresco, Guilherme Bianchini, Edemilson Mariot, Camila O Arent, Wilson R Resende, Josiane Budni, João Quevedo
Lithium (Li) is a mood-stabilizing drug used in the treatment of bipolar disorder (BD). Recently, preclinical studies have demonstrated the potential of tamoxifen (TMX) in the treatment of acute episodes of BD. However, the prolonged use of TMX for mood disorders treatment is controversial. In this study, we evaluated the effects of TMX or Li on cognitive behavior, as well as the levels of neurotrophic factors in the brain of male and female rats. Male and female Wistar rats received administrations of water (control group), TMX or Li via gavage for a period of 28 days; the rats were then subjected to the open-field test (to evaluate spontaneous locomotion), and the novel object recognition and step-down inhibitory avoidance tests (to evaluate cognition)...
August 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797920/prefrontal-activation-during-a-working-memory-task-differs-between-patients-with-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression-a-preliminary-exploratory-study
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Yue Zhu, Wenxiang Quan, Huali Wang, Yantao Ma, Jun Yan, Hua Zhang, Wentian Dong, Xin Yu
BACKGROUND: To identify bipolar disorder during the initial stages of a depressive episode has always been a great clinical challenge. Patterns of functional brain activity may underlie the differences in the neural mechanisms of bipolar depression (BD) and unipolar depression (UD). This study aimed to investigate the differences in neural activity between BD and UD patients during executive task. METHODS: We performed a 52-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) scan in 39 patients with BD, 35 patients with UD, and 36 healthy controls (HCs)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789589/classification-of-cognitive-performance-in-bipolar-disorder
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Timea Sparding, Katja Silander, Erik Pålsson, Josefin Östlind, Carl Johan Ekman, Carl M Sellgren, Erik Joas, Stefan Hansen, Mikael Landén
OBJECTIVE: To understand the etiology of cognitive impairment associated with bipolar disorder, we need to clarify potential heterogeneity in cognitive functioning. To this end, we used multivariate techniques to study if the correlation structure of cognitive abilities differs between persons with bipolar disorder and controls. METHOD: Clinically stable patients with bipolar disorder (type I: n = 64; type II: n = 44) and healthy controls (n = 86) were assessed with a wide range of cognitive tests measuring executive function, speed, memory, and verbal skills...
August 9, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777534/poly-4-vinylphenol-pvp-and-poly-melamine-co-formaldehyde-pmf-based-atomic-switching-device-and-its-application-to-logic-gate-circuits-with-low-operating-voltage
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Dong-Ho Kang, Woo-Young Choi, Hyunsuk Woo, Sungkyu Jang, Hyung-Youl Park, Jaewoo Shim, Jae-Woong Choi, Sungho Kim, Sanghun Jeon, Sungjoo Lee, Jin-Hong Park
In this study, we demonstrate a high-performance solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) atomic switching device with low SET/RESET voltages (0.25 and -0.5 V, respectively), high on/off-current ratio (10(5)), excellent cyclic endurance (>10(3)), and long retention time (>10(4) s), where poly-4-vinylphenol (PVP)/poly(melamine-co-formaldehyde) (PMF) is used as an SPE layer. To accomplish these excellent device performance parameters, we reduce the off-current level of the PVP/PMF atomic switching device by improving the electrical insulating property of the PVP/PMF electrolyte through adjustment of the number of cross-linked chains...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772819/self-compliant-bipolar-resistive-switching-in-sin-based-resistive-switching-memory
#9
Sungjun Kim, Yao-Feng Chang, Min-Hwi Kim, Tae-Hyeon Kim, Yoon Kim, Byung-Gook Park
Here, we present evidence of self-compliant and self-rectifying bipolar resistive switching behavior in Ni/SiNx/n⁺ Si and Ni/SiNx/n(++) Si resistive-switching random access memory devices. The Ni/SiNx/n(++) Si device's Si bottom electrode had a higher dopant concentration (As ion > 10(19) cm(-3)) than the Ni/SiNx/n⁺ Si device; both unipolar and bipolar resistive switching behaviors were observed for the higher dopant concentration device owing to a large current overshoot. Conversely, for the device with the lower dopant concentration (As ion < 10(18) cm(-3)), self-rectification and self-compliance were achieved owing to the series resistance of the Si bottom electrode...
April 26, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763060/bace1-inhibition-by-microdose-lithium-formulation-np03-rescues-memory-loss-and-early-stage-amyloid-neuropathology
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E N Wilson, S Do Carmo, M F Iulita, H Hall, A Ducatenzeiler, A R Marks, S Allard, D T Jia, J Windheim, A C Cuello
Lithium is first-line therapy for bipolar affective disorder and has recently been shown to have protective effects in populations at risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the mechanism underlying this protection is poorly understood and consequently limits its possible therapeutic application in AD. Moreover, conventional lithium formulations have a narrow therapeutic window and are associated with a severe side effect profile. Here we evaluated a novel microdose formulation of lithium, coded NP03, in a well-characterized rat model of progressive AD-like amyloid pathology...
August 1, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756110/a-comparative-meta-analysis-of-neurocognition-in-first-degree-relatives-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
#11
E Bora
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairment is a familial and heritable aspect of major psychoses and might be a shared vulnerability marker for schizophrenia and BP. However, it is not clear whether some aspects of cognitive deficits are uniquely associated with risk for specific diagnoses. METHODS: A novel meta-analysis of cognitive functions in first-degree relatives of probands with bipolar disorder (BP-Rel) and schizophrenia (Sch-Rel) was conducted. Current meta-analysis included 20 studies and compared cognitive functions of 1341 Sch-Rel, 939 BP-Rel and 1427 healthy controls...
July 5, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749089/cognitive-deficits-in-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-a-comparative-study-between-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-primary-psychiatric-disorders
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Everard G B Vijverberg, Sigfried Schouws, Paul David Meesters, Esmée Verwijk, Hannie Comijs, Ted Koene, Charlotte Schreuder, Aartjan Beekman, Philip Scheltens, Max Stek, Yolande Pijnenburg, Annemieke Dols
OBJECTIVE: To compare neuropsychological profiles in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) with its most common primary psychiatric differential diagnoses, major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BD), and schizophrenia, in older patients with active symptoms. METHODS: We included patients from different cohorts with MDD (DSM-IV-TR: 296.20-296.23, 296.30-296.33; n = 42; mean ± SD age, 72.0 ± 8.0 years; female = 57.1%) included from 2002 to 2007, noneuthymic BD (DSM-IV-TR: 296...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732208/longitudinal-investigation-of-the-parietal-lobe-anatomy-in-bipolar-disorder-and-its-association-with-general-functioning
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Adele Ferro, Carolina Bonivento, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Marcella Bellani, Cinzia Perlini, Nicola Dusi, Veronica Marinelli, Mirella Ruggeri, A Carlo Altamura, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Paolo Brambilla
The parietal lobe (PL) supports cognitive domains, including attention and memory, which are impaired in bipolar disorder (BD). Although cross-sectional voxel-based morphometry studies found reduced PL grey matter (GM) in BD, none has longitudinally focused on PL anatomy in BD, relating it to patients' functioning. Thirty-eight right-handed BD patients and 42 matched healthy subjects (HS) underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan at baseline. Seventeen BD patients and 16 matched HS underwent a follow-up MRI...
June 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729826/sleep-dependent-oscillatory-synchronization-a-role-in-fear-memory-consolidation
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Michael S Totty, Logan A Chesney, Phillip A Geist, Subimal Datta
Sleep plays an important role in memory consolidation through the facilitation of neuronal plasticity; however, how sleep accomplishes this remains to be completely understood. It has previously been demonstrated that neural oscillations are an intrinsic mechanism by which the brain precisely controls neural ensembles. Inter-regional synchronization of these oscillations is also known to facilitate long-range communication and long-term potentiation (LTP). In the present study, we investigated how the characteristic rhythms found in local field potentials (LFPs) during non-REM and REM sleep play a role in emotional memory consolidation...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718181/erythropoietin-for-cognitive-deficits-associated-with-schizophrenia-bipolar-disorder-and-major-depression-a-systematic-review
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Xian-Bin Li, Wei Zheng, Yu-Ping Ning, Dong-Bin Cai, Xin-Hu Yang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Chuan-Yue Wang, Yu-Tao Xiang
Introduction The purpose of this study is to systematically review the efficacy and safety of adjunctive erythropoietin (EPO) in treating cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Methods Two evaluators independently and systematically searched and selected studies, extracted data, and conducted quality assessment. Results Four RCTs with 144 patients (71 in the EPO group and 73 in the placebo group) met the study entry criteria...
July 17, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714580/differential-failure-to-deactivate-the-default-mode-network-in-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression
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Elena Rodríguez-Cano, Silvia Alonso-Lana, Salvador Sarró, Paloma Fernández-Corcuera, José M Goikolea, Eduard Vieta, Teresa Maristany, Raymond Salvador, Peter J McKenna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet
OBJECTIVES: Neuroimaging studies have revealed evidence of brain functional abnormalities in bipolar depressive disorder (BDD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). However, few studies to date have compared these two mood disorders directly. METHODS: Matched groups of 26 BDD type I patients, 26 MDD patients and 26 healthy controls underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while performing the n-back working memory task. A whole-brain ANOVA was used to compare the three groups and clusters of significant difference were examined further using region-of-interest (ROI) analysis...
July 17, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711473/interaction-of-reelin-and-stress-on-immobility-in-the-forced-swim-test-but-not-dopamine-mediated-locomotor-hyperactivity-or-prepulse-inhibition-disruption-relevance-to-psychotic-and-mood-disorders
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Michael J Notaras, Billie Vivian, Carey Wilson, Maarten van den Buuse
RATIONALE: Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, as well as some mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, have been suggested to share common biological risk factors. One such factor is reelin, a large extracellular matrix glycoprotein that regulates neuronal migration during development as well as numerous activity-dependent processes in the adult brain. The current study sought to evaluate whether a history of stress exposure interacts with endogenous reelin levels to modify behavioural endophenotypes of relevance to psychotic and mood disorders...
July 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709024/neurocognition-in-patients-with-psychotic-and-non-psychotic-bipolar-i-disorder-a-comparative-study-with-individuals-with-schizophrenia
#18
Estela Jiménez-López, Ana Isabel Aparicio, Eva Maria Sánchez-Morla, Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez, Eduard Vieta, José Luis Santos
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that patients with bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms (BD-P) have larger neurocognitive impairment than patients with bipolar disorder without a history of psychotic symptoms (BD-NP). The objective of this study was to compare neurocognitive performance of BD-P and BD-NP relative to a group of patients with schizophrenia (SZ), and healthy controls (HC). METHODS: Neurocognitive function was examined in 100 subjects with bipolar I disorder (50 BD-P, 50 BD-NP), 50 SZ, and 51 HC...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707138/gray-matter-changes-and-cognitive-predictors-of-2-year-follow-up-abnormalities-in-early-onset-first-episode-psychosis
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Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Nuria Bargalló, Anna Calvo, Celso Arango, Immaculada Baeza, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Mara Parellada, Montserrat Graell, Carmen Moreno, Soraya Otero, Joost Janssen, Marta Rapado-Castro, Elena de la Serna
This study aims to examine regional gray matter (GM) changes over a period of 2 years in patients diagnosed with early-onset first-episode psychosis (EO-FEP), and to identify baseline predictors of abnormalities at the follow-up. Fifty-nine patients with EO-FEP aged 11-17 years were assessed. Magnetic resonance imaging was carried out at admission and 2 years later. Changes over time were assessed with voxel-based morphometry. Fifty-nine patients (34 schizophrenia-SCZ, 15 bipolar disorder-BP, and 10 other psychotic disorders) and 70 healthy controls were assessed...
July 13, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680036/behavioral-abnormalities-with-disruption-of-brain-structure-in-mice-overexpressing-vgf
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Takahiro Mizoguchi, Hiroko Minakuchi, Mitsue Ishisaka, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
VGF nerve growth factor inducible (VGF) is a neuropeptide induced by nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This peptide is involved in synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, and neurite growth in the brain. Patients with depression and bipolar disorder have lower-than-normal levels of VGF, whereas patients with schizophrenia and other cohorts of patients with depression have higher-than-normal levels. VGF knockout mice display behavioral abnormalities such as higher depressive behavior and memory dysfunction...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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