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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212921/bold-temporal-variability-differentiates-wakefulness-from-anesthesia-induced-unconsciousness
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Alex T Baria, Maria Virginia Centeno, Mariam E Ghantous, Pei-Ching Chang, Daniele Procissi, A Vania Apkarian
Even though a number of findings, based on information content or information integration, are shown to define neural underpinnings characteristic of a conscious experience, the neurophysiological mechanism of consciousness is still poorly understood. Here, we investigated the brain activity and functional connectivity changes that occur in the isoflurane anesthetized unconscious state in contrast to the awake-state in rats (awake and/or anesthetized n=68 rats). We examined nine information measures previously shown to distinguish between conscious states; BOLD variability, functional connectivity strength, modularity, weighted modularity, efficiency, clustering coefficient, small-worldness, and spatial and temporal Lempel-Ziv complexity measure...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203032/detection-and-prediction-of-driver-drowsiness-using-artificial-neural-network-models
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Charlotte Jacobé de Naurois, Christophe Bourdin, Anca Stratulat, Emmanuelle Diaz, Jean-Louis Vercher
Not just detecting but also predicting impairment of a car driver's operational state is a challenge. This study aims to determine whether the standard sources of information used to detect drowsiness can also be used to predict when a given drowsiness level will be reached. Moreover, we explore whether adding data such as driving time and participant information improves the accuracy of detection and prediction of drowsiness. Twenty-one participants drove a car simulator for 110min under conditions optimized to induce drowsiness...
December 1, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191863/exposure-to-co2-influences-metabolism-calcification-and-gene-expression-of-the-thecosome-pteropod-limacina-retroversa
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Amy E Maas, Gareth L Lawson, Alexander J Bergan, Ann M Tarrant
Thecosomatous pteropods, a group of aragonite shell-bearing zooplankton, are becoming an important sentinel organism for understanding the influence of ocean acidification on pelagic organisms. These animals show vulnerability to changing carbonate chemistry conditions, are geographically widespread, and are both biogeochemically and trophically important. The objective of this study was to determine how increasing duration and severity of CO2 treatment influence the physiology of the thecosome Limacina retroversa, integrating both gene expression and organism-level (respiration and calcification) metrics...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182746/experiences-of-persons-with-parkinson-s-disease-engaged-in-group-therapeutic-singing
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Elizabeth L Stegemöller, Tera R Hurt, Margaret C O'Connor, Randie D Camp, Chrishelda W Green, Jenna C Pattee, Ebony K Williams
Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to altered neural control of movement, including the control of voice, respiration, and swallowing. There is a prevalent need to provide therapy for voice, respiration, and swallowing difficulties because current pharmacological and surgical treatments do not effectively treat these impairments. Previous research has demonstrated that singing may be a treatment option to target voice, respiratory, and swallowing impairments, as well as quality of life...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180355/photoreceptor-glucose-metabolism-determines-normal-retinal-vascular-growth
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Zhongjie Fu, Chatarina A Löfqvist, Raffael Liegl, Zhongxiao Wang, Ye Sun, Yan Gong, Chi-Hsiu Liu, Steven S Meng, Samuel B Burnim, Ivana Arellano, My T Chouinard, Rubi Duran, Alexander Poblete, Steve S Cho, James D Akula, Michael Kinter, David Ley, Ingrid Hansen Pupp, Saswata Talukdar, Ann Hellström, Lois Eh Smith
The neural cells and factors determining normal vascular growth are not well defined even though vision-threatening neovessel growth, a major cause of blindness in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) (and diabetic retinopathy), is driven by delayed normal vascular growth. We here examined whether hyperglycemia and low adiponectin (APN) levels delayed normal retinal vascularization, driven primarily by dysregulated photoreceptor metabolism. In premature infants, low APN levels correlated with hyperglycemia and delayed retinal vascular formation...
November 27, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158992/hrv-derived-data-similarity-and-distribution-index-based-on-ensemble-neural-network-for-measuring-depth-of-anaesthesia
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Quan Liu, Li Ma, Ren-Chun Chiu, Shou-Zen Fan, Maysam F Abbod, Jiann-Shing Shieh
Evaluation of depth of anaesthesia (DoA) is critical in clinical surgery. Indices derived from electroencephalogram (EEG) are currently widely used to quantify DoA. However, there are known to be inaccurate under certain conditions; therefore, experienced anaesthesiologists rely on the monitoring of vital signs such as body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure to control the procedure. Because of the lack of an ideal approach for quantifying level of consciousness, studies have been conducted to develop improved methods of measuring DoA...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155079/analyzing-eeg-and-meg-signals-recorded-during-tes-a-reply
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Nima Noury, Markus Siegel
Transcranial Electric Stimulation (tES) is a widely used non-invasive brain stimulation technique. However, strong stimulation artifacts complicate the investigation of neural activity with EEG or MEG during tES. Thus, studying brain signals during tES requires detailed knowledge about the properties of these artifacts. Recently, we characterized the phase- and amplitude-relationship between tES stimulation currents and tES artifacts in EEG and MEG and provided a mathematical model of these artifacts (Noury and Siegel, 2017, and Noury et al...
November 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133427/phasic-inhibition-as-a-mechanism-for-generation-of-rapid-respiratory-rhythms
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Jared M Cregg, Kevin A Chu, Thomas E Dick, Lynn T Landmesser, Jerry Silver
Central neural networks operate continuously throughout life to control respiration, yet mechanisms regulating ventilatory frequency are poorly understood. Inspiration is generated by the pre-Bötzinger complex of the ventrolateral medulla, where it is thought that excitation increases inspiratory frequency and inhibition causes apnea. To test this model, we used an in vitro optogenetic approach to stimulate select populations of hindbrain neurons and characterize how they modulate frequency. Unexpectedly, we found that inhibition was required for increases in frequency caused by stimulation of Phox2b-lineage, putative CO2-chemosensitive neurons...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107300/adult-neural-stem-cell-fate-is-determined-by-thyroid-hormone-activation-of-mitochondrial-metabolism
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J D Gothié, A Sébillot, C Luongo, M Legendre, C Nguyen Van, K Le Blay, M Perret-Jeanneret, S Remaud, B A Demeneix
OBJECTIVE: In the adult brain, neural stem cells (NSCs) located in the subventricular zone (SVZ) produce both neuronal and glial cells. Thyroid hormones (THs) regulate adult NSC differentiation towards a neuronal phenotype, but also have major roles in mitochondrial metabolism. As NSC metabolism relies mainly on glycolysis, whereas mature cells preferentially use oxidative phosphorylation, we studied how THs and mitochondrial metabolism interact on NSC fate determination. METHODS: We used a mitochondrial membrane potential marker in vivo to analyze mitochondrial activity in the different cell types in the SVZ of euthyroid and hypothyroid mice...
November 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099662/local-oxygen-homeostasis-during-various-neuronal-network-activity-states-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Justus Schneider, Nikolaus Berndt, Ismini E Papageorgiou, Jana Maurer, Sascha Bulik, Martin Both, Andreas Draguhn, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter, Oliver Kann
Cortical information processing comprises various activity states emerging from timed synaptic excitation and inhibition. However, the underlying energy metabolism is widely unknown. We determined the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) along a tissue depth of <0.3 mm in the hippocampal CA3 region during various network activities, including gamma oscillations and sharp wave-ripples that occur during wakefulness and sleep. These physiological states associate with sensory perception and memory formation, and critically depend on perisomatic GABA inhibition...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080027/the-onset-of-the-fetal-respiratory-rhythm-an-emergent-property-triggered-by-chemosensory-drive
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Sebastián Beltrán-Castillo, Consuelo Morgado-Valle, Jaime Eugenín
The mechanisms responsible for the onset of respiratory activity during fetal life are unknown. The onset of respiratory rhythm may be a consequence of the genetic program of each of the constituents of the respiratory network, so they start to interact and generate respiratory cycles when reaching a certain degree of maturation. Alternatively, generation of cycles might require the contribution of recently formed sensory inputs that will trigger oscillatory activity in the nascent respiratory neural network...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074702/respiratory-consequences-of-targeted-losses-of-hoxa5-gene-function-in-mice
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Kim Landry-Truchon, Stéphanie Fournier, Nicolas Houde, Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Lucie Jeannotte, Richard Kinkead
Fetal development of the respiratory tract and diaphragm requires strict coordination between genetically controlled signals and mechanical forces produced by the neural network that generates breathing. Being expressed in the mesenchyme of trachea, lung and diaphragm, and in phrenic motoneurons HOXA5 is a key transcription factor regulating lung development and function. Consequently, most Hoxa5(-/-) mutants die at birth from respiratory failure. However, the extensive effect of the null mutation makes it difficult to identify the origins of respiratory dysfunction in newborns...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073509/rhythms-of-the-body-rhythms-of-the-brain-respiration-neural-oscillations-and-embodied-cognition
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Somogy Varga, Detlef H Heck
In spite of its importance as a life-defining rhythmic movement and its constant rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the body, respiration has not received attention in Embodied Cognition (EC) literature. Our paper aims to show that (1) respiration exerts significant and unexpected influence on cognitive processes, and (2) it does so by modulating neural synchronization that underlies specific cognitive processes. Then, (3) we suggest that the particular example of respiration may function as a model for a general mechanism through which the body influences cognitive functioning...
October 23, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061316/tea-polyphenols-ameliorates-neural-redox-imbalance-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-via-mechanisms-linking-the-key-circadian-regular-bmal1
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Guoyuan Qi, Yashi Mi, Rong Fan, Beita Zhao, Bo Ren, Xuebo Liu
Circadian rhythms are autonomous anticipatory oscillators that control a large array of physiological and metabolic processes. Compelling evidence points toward an interplay between circadian rhythms and cellular redox metabolism. Dysregulation of circadian rhythms is associated with neurodegenerative diseases and accelerated aging. Tea polyphenols (TP) is one of the most used antioxidants and exerts beneficial effect on neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of this study is to investigate whether circadian clock mechanisms are involved in the protection effect of TP against neural redox imbalance and mitochondrial dysfunction in SH-SY5Y cells...
October 20, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060419/physiological-fluctuations-show-frequency-specific-networks-in-fnirs-signals-during-resting-state
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Raul Fernandez Rojas, Xu Huang, Jesus Hernandez-Juarez, Keng-Liang Ou
Physiological fluctuations are commonly present in functional studies of hemodynamic response such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). However, the effects of these signals in neural mechanisms are not fully understood. Thus, the aim of this study is to propose that frequency-specific networks exist in the somatosensory region within the frequency range of physiological fluctuations. We used a wavelet coherence approach to identify functional connectivity between cortical regions...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965976/the-presence-of-diminished-white-matter-and-corpus-callosal-thinning-in-a-case-with-a-sox9-mutation
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Ayumi Matsumoto, Eri Imagawa, Noriko Miyake, Takahiro Ikeda, Mizuki Kobayashi, Masahide Goto, Naomichi Matsumoto, Takanori Yamagata, Hitoshi Osaka
SOX9 is responsible for campomelic dysplasia (CMPD). Symptoms of CMPD include recurrent apnea, upper respiratory infection, facial features, and shortening of the lower extremities. The variant acampomelic CMPD (ACMPD) lacks long bone curvature. A patient showed macrocephaly (+3.9 standard deviations [SD]) and minor anomalies, such as hypertelorism, palpebronasal fold, small mandible, and a cleft of soft palate without long bone curvature. From three months of age, he required tracheal intubation and artificial respiration under sedation because of tracheomalacia...
September 28, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946919/biosignals-learning-and-synthesis-using-deep-neural-networks
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David Belo, João Rodrigues, João R Vaz, Pedro Pezarat-Correia, Hugo Gamboa
BACKGROUND: Modeling physiological signals is a complex task both for understanding and synthesize biomedical signals. We propose a deep neural network model that learns and synthesizes biosignals, validated by the morphological equivalence of the original ones. This research could lead the creation of novel algorithms for signal reconstruction in heavily noisy data and source detection in biomedical engineering field. METHOD: The present work explores the gated recurrent units (GRU) employed in the training of respiration (RESP), electromyograms (EMG) and electrocardiograms (ECG)...
September 25, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926474/parasympathetic-activation-enhanced-by-slow-respiration-modulates-early-auditory-sensory-gating
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Atsushi Aoyama, Yu Shimura, Takao Ohmuta, Yohei Nomoto, Masashi Kawasumi
Sensory gating is a preattentional mechanism to filter irrelevant information from the environment. It is typically reflected as a suppression of the event-related P50 component for successive sounds in the auditory modality. Although stress-induced sympathetic activation has been reported to disrupt P50 suppression, little is known about the modulatory effect of parasympathetic activation on early auditory sensory gating. We determined the parasympathetic effect on the magnetic P50 (P50m) suppression by controlling the respiratory rhythm and recording data simultaneously with magnetoencephalography and electrocardiography, using three successive click sounds as stimulus and ten normal individuals as study participants...
December 6, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889004/quantitative-vascular-neuroimaging-of-the-rat-brain-using-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-new-insights-on-vascular-organization-and-brain-function
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Codi A Gharagouzloo, Liam Timms, Ju Qiao, Zihang Fang, Joseph Nneji, Aniket Pandya, Praveen Kulkarni, Anne L van de Ven, Craig Ferris, Srinivas Sridhar
A method called Quantitative Ultra-Short Time-to-Echo Contrast Enhanced (QUTE-CE) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which utilizes superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) as a contrast agent to yield positive contrast angiograms with high clarity and definition is applied to the whole live rat brain. QUTE-CE MRI intensity data are particularly well suited for measuring quantitative cerebral blood volume (qCBV). A global map of qCBV in the awake resting-state with unprecedented detail was created via application of a 3D MRI rat brain atlas with 173 segmented and annotated brain areas...
September 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883788/loss-of-mitochondrial-ndufs4-in-striatal-medium-spiny-neurons-mediates-progressive-motor-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-leigh-syndrome
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Byron Chen, Jessica Hui, Kelsey S Montgomery, Alejandro Gella, Irene Bolea, Elisenda Sanz, Richard D Palmiter, Albert Quintana
Inability of mitochondria to generate energy leads to severe and often fatal myoencephalopathies. Among these, Leigh syndrome (LS) is one of the most common childhood mitochondrial diseases; it is characterized by hypotonia, failure to thrive, respiratory insufficiency and progressive mental and motor dysfunction, leading to early death. Basal ganglia nuclei, including the striatum, are affected in LS patients. However, neither the identity of the affected cell types in the striatum nor their contribution to the disease has been established...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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