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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883484/astrocytes-and-oligodendrocytes-in-grey-and-white-matter-regions-of-the-brain-metabolize-fatty-acids
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Kristina Hofmann, Rosalia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Anne Gaebler, Núria Casals, Anja Scheller, Lars Kuerschner
The grey and white matter regions of the mammalian brain consist of both neurons and neuroglial cells. Among the neuroglia, the two macroglia oligodendrocytes and astrocytes are the most abundant cell types. While the major function of oligodendrocytes is the formation of the lipid-rich myelin structure, the heterogeneous group of astrocytes fulfils a multitude of important roles in cerebral development and homeostasis. Brain lipid homeostasis involves the synthesis of a specific cerebral lipidome by local lipid metabolism...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875553/human-brain-imaging-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-receptors-using-18-f-nifene-selectivity-functional-activity-toxicity-aging-effects-gender-effects-and-extrathalamic-pathways
#2
Jogeshwar Mukherjee, Patrick J Lao, Tobey J Betthauser, Gurleen K Samra, Min-Liang Pan, Ishani H Patel, Christopher Liang, Raju Metherate, Bradley T Christian
Nicotinic acetylcholinergic receptors (nAChR's) have been implicated in several brain disorders, including addiction, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Here we report in vitro selectivity and functional properties, toxicity in rats, in vivo evaluation in humans, and comparison across species of [(18) F]Nifene, a fast acting PET imaging agent for α4β2* nAChRs. Nifene had subnanomolar affinities for hα2β2 (0.34 nM), hα3β2 (0.80 nM) and hα4β2 (0.83 nM) nAChR but weaker (27 to 219 nM) for hβ4 nAChR subtypes and 169 nM for hα7 nAChR...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871962/aversive-stimuli-drive-hypothalamus-to-habenula-excitation-to-promote-escape-behavior
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Salvatore Lecca, Frank Julius Meye, Massimo Trusel, Anna Tchenio, Julia Harris, Martin Karl Schwarz, Denis Burdakov, Francois Georges, Manuel Mameli
A sudden aversive event produces escape behaviors, an innate response essential for survival in virtually all-animal species. Nuclei including the lateral habenula (LHb), the lateral hypothalamus (LH), and the midbrain are not only reciprocally connected, but also respond to negative events contributing to goal-directed behaviors. However, whether aversion encoding requires these neural circuits to ultimately prompt escape behaviors remains unclear. We observe that aversive stimuli, including foot-shocks, excite LHb neurons and promote escape behaviors in mice...
September 5, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865912/inhibition-of-ampa-receptor-and-camkii-activity-in-the-lateral-habenula-reduces-depressive-like-behavior-and-alcohol-intake-in-rats
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Jing Li, Seungwoo Kang, Rao Fu, Liangzhi Wu, Wei Wu, Hongwei Liu, Danielle Gregor, Wanhong Zuo, Alex Bekker, Jiang-Hong Ye
Depression is a well-known risk factor for developing relapse drinking, but the neuronal mechanisms underlying the interactions between depression and alcohol use disorders remain elusive. Accumulating evidence has associated depression with hyperactivity of the lateral habenula (LHb), an epithalamic structure in the brain that encodes aversive signals. Glutamate receptors contribute substantially to the excitability of LHb neurons. Glutamatergic synapses in LHb neurons largely express GluA1-containing α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPAR) that can be modulated by Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein II (CaMKII)...
August 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863002/histamine-h3-receptor-antagonists-ameliorate-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-like-behavioral-changes-caused-by-neonatal-habenula-lesion
#5
Yu-Jeong Kim, Yukiori Goto, Young-A Lee
A partial agonist and a full antagonist of the histamine H3 receptor have been suggested to have therapeutic effects on cognitive deficits in psychiatric disorders. We have previously shown that neonatal habenula lesion (NHL) induces behavioral deficits that resemble the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In this study, we examined the effects of three H3 antagonists on ADHD-like behavioral changes caused by NHL in rats. Behavioral tests and administration of the H3 receptor antagonists were performed in juvenile rats with NHL...
August 31, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857330/increased-habenular-connectivity-in-opioid-users-is-associated-with-an-%C3%AE-5-subunit-nicotinic-receptor-genetic-variant
#6
Kaylah Curtis, Humsini Viswanath, Kenia M Velasquez, David L Molfese, Mark J Harding, Eduardo Aramayo, Philip R Baldwin, Elisa Ambrosi, Alok Madan, Michelle Patriquin, B Christopher Frueh, J Christopher Fowler, Thomas R Kosten, David A Nielsen, Ramiro Salas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic disorder with relapse based on both desire for reinforcement (craving) and avoidance of withdrawal. The aversive aspect of dependence and relapse has been associated with a small brain structure called the habenula, which expresses large numbers of both opioid and nicotinic receptors. Additionally, opioid withdrawal symptoms can be induced in opioid-treated rodents by blocking not only opioid, but also nicotinic receptors...
August 31, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844005/synaptic-potentiation-mediated-by-l-type-voltage-dependent-calcium-channels-mediates-the-antidepressive-effects-of-lateral-habenula-stimulation
#7
Qinji Zhou, Jianyang Dong, Ting Xu, Xiang Cai
Although deep-brain stimulation (DBS) of the lateral habenula (LHb) has been successfully applied to treatment-resistant depression for years, the mechanism is still unclear. Previous researches have demonstrated that LHb-DBS elevates brain monoamine neurotransmitters. However, these changes do not account for the treatment efficacy on treatment-resistant depression, or the rapid behavioral effects in rats; the evidence suggests that altered synaptic potentiation may contribute to the treatment effects. We applied LHb-DBS in a rat model of learned helplessness (LH) and analyzed mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) phosphorylation...
August 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843424/the-molecular-mechanisms-controlling-morphogenesis-and-wiring-of-the-habenula
#8
REVIEW
Ewoud R E Schmidt, R Jeroen Pasterkamp
The habenula is an evolutionarily conserved brain region comprising bilaterally paired nuclei that plays a key role in processing reward information and mediating aversive responses to negative stimuli. An important aspect underlying habenula function is relaying information between forebrain and mid- and hindbrain areas. This is mediated by its complex organization into multiple subdomains and corresponding complexity in circuit organization. Additionally, in many species habenular nuclei display left-right differences at the anatomical and functional level...
August 23, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843423/neural-circuit-adaptations-during-drug-withdrawal-spotlight-on-the-lateral-habenula
#9
REVIEW
Frank J Meye, Massimo Trusel, Mariano Soiza-Reilly, Manuel Mameli
Withdrawal after drug intake triggers a wealth of affective states including negative feelings reminiscent of depressive symptoms. This negative state can ultimately be crucial for relapse, a hallmark of addiction. Adaptations in a wide number of neuronal circuits underlie aspects of drug withdrawal, however causality between cellular modifications within these systems and precise behavioral phenotypes remains poorly described. Recent advances point to an instrumental role of the lateral habenula in driving depressive-like states during drug withdrawal...
August 24, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803896/the-thalamo-habenula-projection-revisited
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REVIEW
Suresh Jesuthasan
The thalamus is one of the most highly connected hubs of the vertebrate brain, with roles in perception, arousal, navigation, memory and consciousness. One connection that is missing from contemporary maps is a link to the habenula. This link was reported in the early part of the last century, but appears to have slipped into obscurity. Here, I review the evidence for the existence of this innervation and consider the potential roles it could play. In particular, the possibility that this pathway is involved in non-visual responses to ambient illumination is examined...
August 10, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797836/information-processing-in-the-vertebrate-habenula
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REVIEW
Stephanie Fore, Fabrizio Palumbo, Robbrecht Pelgrims, Emre Yaksi
The habenula is a brain region that has gained increasing popularity over the recent years due to its role in processing value-related and experience-dependent information with a strong link to depression, addiction, sleep and social interactions. This small diencephalic nucleus is proposed to act as a multimodal hub or a switchboard, where inputs from different brain regions converge. These diverse inputs to the habenula carry information about the sensory world and the animal's internal state, such as reward expectation or mood...
August 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791703/the-medial-habenula-and-interpeduncular-nucleus-circuitry-is-critical-in-addiction-anxiety-and-mood-regulation
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REVIEW
Ian McLaughlin, John A Dani, Mariella De Biasi
Abstinence from chronic use of addictive drugs triggers an aversive withdrawal syndrome that compels relapse and deters abstinence. Many features of this syndrome are common across multiple drugs, involving both affective and physical symptoms. Some of the network signaling underlying withdrawal symptoms overlaps with activity that is associated with aversive mood states, including anxiety and depression. Given these shared features, it is not surprising that a particular circuit, the dorsal diencephalic conduction system, and the medial habenula (MHb) and interpeduncular nucleus (IPN), in particular, have been identified as critical to the emergence of aversive states that arise both as a result and, independently, of drug addiction...
August 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771712/organization-of-alpha-transducin-immunoreactive-system-in-the-brain-and-retina-of-larval-and-young-adult-sea-lamprey-petromyzon-marinus-and-their-relationship-with-other-neural-systems
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Antón Barreiro-Iglesias, Blanca Fernández-López, Daniel Sobrido-Cameán, Ramón Anadón
We employed an anti-transducin antibody (Gαt-S), in combination with other markers, to characterize the Gαt-S-immunoreactive (ir) system in the CNS of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus. Gαt-S immunoreactivity was observed in some neuronal populations and numerous fibers distributed throughout the brain. Double Gαt-S- and opsin-ir neurons (putative photoreceptors) are distributed in the hypothalamus (postoptic commissure nucleus, dorsal and ventral hypothalamus) and caudal diencephalon, confirming results of García-Fernández et al...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768196/a-cooperative-mechanism-involving-ca-2-permeable-ampa-receptors-and-retrograde-activation-of-gabab-receptors-in-interpeduncular-nucleus-plasticity
#14
Peter Koppensteiner, Riccardo Melani, Ipe Ninan
The medial habenula-interpeduncular nucleus (MHb-IPN) pathway, which connects the limbic forebrain to the midbrain, has recently been implicated in aversive behaviors. The MHb-IPN circuit is characterized by a unique topographical organization, an excitatory role of GABA, and a prominent co-release of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. However, little is known about synaptic plasticity in this pathway. An application of a high-frequency stimulation resulted in a long-lasting potentiation of glutamate release in IPN neurons...
August 1, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716399/prelimbic-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptors-are-involved-in-the-regulation-of-depressive-like-behaviors-in-the-hemiparkinsonian-rats
#15
Zhong Heng Wu, Qiao Jun Zhang, Cheng Xue Du, Yue Xi, Wen Juan Li, Fang Yuan Guo, Shu Qi Yu, Ya Xin Yang, Jian Liu
At present, it is not clear whether α1-adrenoceptors in the prelimbic cortex (PrL) are involved in Parkinson's disease-related depression. Here we examined effects of PrL α1-adrenoceptors on depressive-like behaviors in rats with unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesions of the medial forebrain bundle. The lesion induced depressive-like responses as measured by the sucrose preference and forced swim tests compared to sham-operated rats. Intra-PrL injection of α1-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine induced or increased the expression of depressive-like behaviors in sham-operated and the lesioned rats...
July 14, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714952/a-circuit-based-mechanism-underlying-familiarity-signaling-and-the-preference-for-novelty
#16
Susanna Molas, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Liwang Liu, Steven R DeGroot, Paul D Gardner, Andrew R Tapper
Novelty preference (NP) is an evolutionarily conserved, essential survival mechanism often dysregulated in neuropsychiatric disorders. NP is mediated by a motivational dopamine signal that increases in response to novel stimuli, thereby driving exploration. However, the mechanism by which once-novel stimuli transition to familiar stimuli is unknown. Here we describe a neuroanatomical substrate for familiarity signaling, the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN) of the midbrain, which is activated as novel stimuli become familiar with multiple exposures...
September 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709783/role-of-the-lateral-habenula-in-memory-through-online-processing-of-information
#17
REVIEW
Victor Mathis, Lucas Lecourtier
Our memory abilities, whether they involve short-term working memory or long-term episodic or procedural memories, are essential for our well-being, our capacity to adapt to constraints of our environment and survival. Therefore, several key brain regions and neurotransmitter systems are engaged in the processing of sensory information to either maintain such information in working memory so that it will quickly be used, and/or participate in the elaboration and storage of enduring traces useful for longer periods of time...
July 11, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706288/spinal-pathways-involved-in-somatosensory-inhibition-of-the-psychomotor-actions-of-cocaine
#18
Suchan Chang, Yeonhee Ryu, Young Seob Gwak, Nam Jun Kim, Jin Mook Kim, Jun Yeon Lee, Seol Ah Kim, Bong Hyo Lee, Scott C Steffensen, Eun Young Jang, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim
Previous studies have demonstrated that somatosensory stimuli influence dopamine transmission in the mesolimbic reward system and can reduce drug-induced motor behaviors, craving and dependence. Until now, the central links between somatosensory and brain reward systems are not known. Here, we show that the dorsal column (DC) somatosensory pathway contains projections that convey an inhibitory input from the periphery to mesolimbic reward circuits. Stimulation of the ulnar nerve under HT7 acupoint suppressed psychomotor response to cocaine, which was abolished by disruption of the DC pathway, but not the spinothalamic tract (STT)...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700932/selectively-impaired-endocannabinoid-dependent-long-term-depression-in-the-lateral-habenula-in-an-animal-model-of-depression
#19
Hoyong Park, Jeehae Rhee, Seongju Lee, ChiHye Chung
Abnormal potentiation in the lateral habenula (LHb) has been suggested to mediate depression-like behaviors. However, the underlying mechanisms of the synaptic efficacy regulation of LHb synapses and the potential for their modulation are only poorly understood. Here, we report that long-term synaptic depression (LTD) occurs in the LHb upon both low-frequency stimulation (LFS) and moderate-frequency stimulation (MFS). LFS-induced LTD (LFS-LTD) is accompanied by a reduction in presynaptic release probability, which is endocannabinoid (eCB) signaling dependent...
July 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689640/distinct-ventral-pallidal-neural-populations-mediate-separate-symptoms-of-depression
#20
Daniel Knowland, Varoth Lilascharoen, Christopher Pham Pacia, Sora Shin, Eric Hou-Jen Wang, Byung Kook Lim
Major depressive disorder (MDD) patients display a common but often variable set of symptoms making successful, sustained treatment difficult to achieve. Separate depressive symptoms may be encoded by differential changes in distinct circuits in the brain, yet how discrete circuits underlie behavioral subsets of depression and how they adapt in response to stress has not been addressed. We identify two discrete circuits of parvalbumin-positive (PV) neurons in the ventral pallidum (VP) projecting to either the lateral habenula or ventral tegmental area contributing to depression...
July 13, 2017: Cell
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