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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334424/frequency-and-function-in-the-basal-ganglia-the-origins-of-beta-and-gamma-band-activity
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Alexander Blenkinsop, Sean Anderson, Kevin Gurney
Neural oscillations in the basal ganglia are well studied yet remain poorly understood. Behavioural correlates of spectral activity are well described, yet a quantitative hypothesis linking time domain dynamics and spectral properties to basal ganglia function has been lacking. We show, for the first time, that a unified description is possible by interpreting previously ignored structure in data describing GPi responses to cortical stimulation. These data were used to expose a pair of distinctive neuronal responses to the stimulation...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333097/effects-of-a-sativex-like-combination-of-phytocannabinoids-on-disease-progression-in-r6-2-mice-an-experimental-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Sara Valdeolivas, Onintza Sagredo, Mercedes Delgado, Miguel A Pozo, Javier Fernández-Ruiz
Several cannabinoids afforded neuroprotection in experimental models of Huntington's disease (HD). We investigated whether a 1:1 combination of botanical extracts enriched in either ∆⁸-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆⁸-THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), which are the main constituents of the cannabis-based medicine Sativex(®), is beneficial in R6/2 mice (a transgenic model of HD), as it was previously shown to have positive effects in neurotoxin-based models of HD. We recorded the progression of neurological deficits and the extent of striatal deterioration, using behavioral, in vivo imaging, and biochemical methods in R6/2 mice and their corresponding wild-type mice...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326032/a-dynamic-circuit-hypothesis-for-the-pathogenesis-of-blepharospasm
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David A Peterson, Terrence J Sejnowski
Blepharospasm (sometimes called "benign essential blepharospasm," BEB) is one of the most common focal dystonias. It involves involuntary eyelid spasms, eye closure, and increased blinking. Despite the success of botulinum toxin injections and, in some cases, pharmacologic or surgical interventions, BEB treatments are not completely efficacious and only symptomatic. We could develop principled strategies for preventing and reversing the disease if we knew the pathogenesis of primary BEB. The objective of this study was to develop a conceptual framework and dynamic circuit hypothesis for the pathogenesis of BEB...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324757/perceptual-category-learning-and-visual-processing-an-exercise-in-computational-cognitive-neuroscience
#4
George Cantwell, Maximilian Riesenhuber, Jessica L Roeder, F Gregory Ashby
The field of computational cognitive neuroscience (CCN) builds and tests neurobiologically detailed computational models that account for both behavioral and neuroscience data. This article leverages a key advantage of CCN-namely, that it should be possible to interface different CCN models in a plug-and-play fashion-to produce a new and biologically detailed model of perceptual category learning. The new model was created from two existing CCN models: the HMAX model of visual object processing and the COVIS model of category learning...
March 6, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303790/design-of-robust-adaptive-controller-and-feedback-error-learning-for-rehabilitation-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-simulation-study
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Korosh Rouhollahi, Mehran Emadi Andani, Seyed Mahdi Karbassi, Iman Izadi
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an efficient therapy to control movement disorders of Parkinson's tremor. Stimulation of one area of basal ganglia (BG) by DBS with no feedback is the prevalent opinion. Reduction of additional stimulatory signal delivered to the brain is the advantage of using feedback. This results in reduction of side effects caused by the excessive stimulation intensity. In fact, the stimulatory intensity of controllers is decreased proportional to reduction of hand tremor. The objective of this study is to design a new controller structure to decrease three indicators: (i) the hand tremor; (ii) the level of delivered stimulation in disease condition; and (iii) the ratio of the level of delivered stimulation in health condition to disease condition...
February 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286475/neural-networks-for-time-perception-and-working-memory
#6
Sertaç Üstün, Emre H Kale, Metehan Çiçek
Time is an important concept which determines most human behaviors, however questions remain about how time is perceived and which areas of the brain are responsible for time perception. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between time perception and working memory in healthy adults. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used during the application of a visual paradigm. In all of the conditions, the participants were presented with a moving black rectangle on a gray screen. The rectangle was obstructed by a black bar for a time period and then reappeared again...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284817/differential-effects-of-gaseous-versus-injectable-anesthetics-on-changes-in-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-and-metabolism-induced-by-l-dopa-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Zisis Bimpisidis, Carl M Öberg, Natallia Maslava, M Angela Cenci, Cornelia Lundblad
Preclinical imaging of brain activity requires the use of anesthesia. In this study, we have compared the effects of two widely used anesthetics, inhaled isoflurane and ketamine/xylazine cocktail, on cerebral blood flow and metabolism in a rat model of Parkinson's disease and l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia. Specific tracers were used to estimate regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF - [(14)C]-iodoantipyrine) and regional cerebral metabolic rate (rCMR - [(14)C]-deoxyglucose) with a highly sensitive autoradiographic method...
March 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282439/iterative-free-energy-optimization-for-recurrent-neural-networks-inferno
#8
Alexandre Pitti, Philippe Gaussier, Mathias Quoy
The intra-parietal lobe coupled with the Basal Ganglia forms a working memory that demonstrates strong planning capabilities for generating robust yet flexible neuronal sequences. Neurocomputational models however, often fails to control long range neural synchrony in recurrent spiking networks due to spontaneous activity. As a novel framework based on the free-energy principle, we propose to see the problem of spikes' synchrony as an optimization problem of the neurons sub-threshold activity for the generation of long neuronal chains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274800/a-screening-tool-to-detect-clinical-manganese-neurotoxicity
#9
Brad A Racette, Anat Gross, Susan R Criswell, Harvey Checkoway, Susan Searles Nielsen
Manganese (Mn) over-exposure in occupational settings is associated with basal ganglia toxicity and a movement disorder characterized by parkinsonism (i.e., the signs and symptoms of Parkinson disease). A simple test to help non-neurologists identify workers with clinical Mn neurotoxicity represents an unmet need. In a cohort of Mn-exposed workers from welding worksites, with extensive clinical data, we developed a linear regression model to predict the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale motor subsection part 3 (UPDRS3) score...
March 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271185/to-transduce-a-zebra-finch-interrogating-behavioral-mechanisms-in-a-model-system-for-speech
#10
Jonathan B Heston, Stephanie A White
The ability to alter neuronal gene expression, either to affect levels of endogenous molecules or to express exogenous ones, is a powerful tool for linking brain and behavior. Scientists continue to finesse genetic manipulation in mice. Yet mice do not exhibit every behavior of interest. For example, Mus musculus do not readily imitate sounds, a trait known as vocal learning and a feature of speech. In contrast, thousands of bird species exhibit this ability. The circuits and underlying molecular mechanisms appear similar between disparate avian orders and are shared with humans...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268105/prolonged-striatal-disinhibition-as-a-chronic-animal-model-of-tic-disorders
#11
Esther Vinner, Michal Israelashvili, Izhar Bar-Gad
BACKGROUND: Experimental findings and theoretical models have associated Tourette syndrome with abnormal striatal inhibition. The expression of tics, the hallmark symptom of this disorder, has been transiently induced in non-human primates and rodents by the injection of GABAA antagonists into the striatum, leading to temporary disinhibition. NEW METHOD: The novel chronic model of tic expression utilizes mini-osmotic pumps implanted subcutaneously in the rat back for prolonged infusion of bicuculline into the dorsolateral striatum...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265121/brain-structural-and-functional-signatures-of-impulsive-compulsive-behaviours-in-parkinson-s-disease
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F Imperiale, F Agosta, E Canu, V Markovic, A Inuggi, M Jecmenica-Lukic, A Tomic, M Copetti, S Basaia, V S Kostic, M Filippi
This study assessed brain structural and functional alterations in patients with Parkinson's disease and impulsive-compulsive behaviours (PD-ICB) compared with controls and PD no-ICB cases. Eighty-five PD patients (35 PD-ICB) and 50 controls were recruited. All subjects underwent three-dimensional T1-weighted, diffusion tensor (DT), and resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS fMRI). We assessed cortical thickness with surface-based morphometry, subcortical volumes using FIRST, DT MRI metrics using region of interest and tractography approaches, and RS fMRI using a model free approach...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264466/synthesis-and-characterization-of-a-new-bivalent-ligand-combining-caffeine-and-docosahexaenoic-acid
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Víctor Fernández-Dueñas, Jhonny Azuaje, Xavier Morató, Begoña Cordobilla, Joan Carles Domingo, Eddy Sotelo, Francisco Ciruela
Caffeine is a promising drug for the management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD), demonstrating neuroprotective properties that have been attributed to its interaction with the basal ganglia adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR). However, the doses needed to exert these neuroprotective effects may be too high. Thus, it is important to design novel approaches that selectively deliver this natural compound to the desired target. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the major omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and can act as a specific carrier of caffeine...
February 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264233/striatal-glutamate-and-gaba-after-high-frequency-subthalamic-stimulation-in-parkinsonian-rat
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Kyung Jin Lee, Insop Shim, Jae Hoon Sung, Jae Taek Hong, Il Sup Kim, Chul Bum Cho
OBJECTIVE: High frequency stimulation (HFS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is recognized as an effective treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease. However, the neurochemical basis of its effects remains unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of STN HFS in intact and 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned hemiparkinsonian rat model on changes of principal neurotransmitters, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the striatum. METHODS: The authors examined extracellular glutamate and GABA change in the striatum on sham group, 6-OHDA group, and 6-OHDA plus deep brain stimulation (DBS) group using microdialysis methods...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258787/cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-intellectual-outcome-in-childhood-stroke-with-transient-cerebral-arteriopathy
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Nomazulu Dlamini, Ivanna Yau, Robyn Westmacott, Manohar Shroff, Derek Armstrong, William Logan, David Mikulis, Gabrielle deVeber, Andrea Kassner
BACKGROUND: Hypercapnic-challenge blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), measures the regional perfusion response to altered carbon dioxide. CVR correlates with the tissue-level microvascular dysfunction and ischemic risk. Among children with arterial ischemic stroke, transient cerebral arteriopathy (TCA) is a frequent, nonprogressive unilateral intracranial arteriopathy, which typically results in basal ganglia infarction and chronic cerebral artery stenosis...
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254508/patterns-of-age-related-changes-for-phosphodiesterase-type-10a-in-comparison-with-dopamine-d2-3-receptors-and-sub-cortical-volumes-in-the-human-basal-ganglia-a-pet-study-with-18-f-mni-659-and-11-c-raclopride-with-correction-for-partial-volume-effect
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Patrik Fazio, Martin Schain, Ladislav Mrzljak, Nahid Amini, Sangram Nag, Nabil Al-Tawil, Cheryl J Fitzer-Attas, Juliana Bronzova, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Cristina Sampaio, Christer Halldin, Andrea Varrone
Phosphodiesterase 10A enzyme (PDE10A) is an important striatal target that has been shown to be affected in patients with neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Huntington´s disease (HD). PDE10A is expressed on striatal neurones in basal ganglia where other known molecular targets are enriched such as dopamine D2/3 receptors (D2/3 R). The aim of this study was to examine the availability of PDE10A enzyme in relation with age and gender and to compare those changes with those related to D2/3 R and volumes in different regions of the basal ganglia...
February 28, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253907/systemic-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-status-following-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-a-piglet-hypoxia-ischemia-model
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Eridan Rocha-Ferreira, Dorottya Kelen, Stuart Faulkner, Kevin D Broad, Manigandan Chandrasekaran, Áron Kerenyi, Takenori Kato, Alan Bainbridge, Xavier Golay, Mark Sullivan, Boris W Kramer, Nicola J Robertson
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory cytokines are implicated in the pathogenesis of perinatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI). The influence of hypothermia (HT) on cytokines after HI is unclear. Our aim was to assess in a piglet asphyxia model, under normothermic (NT) and HT conditions: (i) the evolution of serum cytokines over 48 h and (ii) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytokine levels at 48 h; (iii) serum pro/anti-inflammatory cytokine profile over 48 h and (iv) relation between brain injury measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and brain TUNEL positive cells with serum cytokines, serum pro/anti-inflammatory cytokines and CSF cytokines...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246661/whole-brain-metallomic-analysis-of-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus
#18
B Knauer, P Majka, K J Watkins, A W R Taylor, D Malamanova, B Paul, Hsin-Hao Yu, A I Bush, D J Hare, D H Reser
Despite the importance of transition metals for normal brain function, relatively little is known about the distribution of these elemental species across the different tissue compartments of the primate brain. In this study, we employed laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry on PFA-fixed brain sections obtained from two adult common marmosets. Concurrent cytoarchitectonic, myeloarchitectonic, and chemoarchitectonic measurements allowed for identification of the major neocortical, archaecortical, and subcortical divisions of the brain, and precise localisation of iron, manganese, and zinc concentrations within each division...
March 1, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242736/a-pause-then-cancel-model-of-stopping-evidence-from-basal-ganglia-neurophysiology
#19
REVIEW
Robert Schmidt, Joshua D Berke
Many studies have implicated the basal ganglia in the suppression of action impulses ('stopping'). Here, we discuss recent neurophysiological evidence that distinct hypothesized processes involved in action preparation and cancellation can be mapped onto distinct basal ganglia cell types and pathways. We examine how movement-related activity in the striatum is related to a 'Go' process and how going may be modulated by brief epochs of beta oscillations. We then describe how, rather than a unitary 'Stop' process, there appear to be separate, complementary 'Pause' and 'Cancel' mechanisms...
April 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242727/models-of-inhibitory-control
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REVIEW
Jeffrey D Schall, Thomas J Palmeri, Gordon D Logan
We survey models of response inhibition having different degrees of mathematical, computational and neurobiological specificity and generality. The independent race model accounts for performance of the stop-signal or countermanding task in terms of a race between GO and STOP processes with stochastic finishing times. This model affords insights into neurophysiological mechanisms that are reviewed by other authors in this volume. The formal link between the abstract GO and STOP processes and instantiating neural processes is articulated through interactive race models consisting of stochastic accumulator GO and STOP units...
April 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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