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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214579/motor-training-and-the-combination-of-action-observation-and-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-reciprocally-interfere-with-the-plastic-changes-induced-in-primary-motor-cortex-excitability
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Ambra Bisio, Laura Avanzino, Monica Biggio, Piero Ruggeri, Marco Bove
AO-PNS is a stimulation protocol combining action observation (AO) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) to induce plasticity in the primary motor cortex (M1) (increased excitability). Another method to increase M1 excitability is motor training. The combination of two protocols, which individually induce long-term potentiation (LTP)-like plasticity in overlapping neural circuits, results in a transitory occlusion or reverse of this phenomenon. This study aimed to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying AO-PNS by testing whether AO-PNS and motor training induced LTP-like plasticity in, at least partially, overlapping neural networks...
February 15, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211795/a-murine-model-of-a-novel-surgical-architecture-for-proprioceptive-muscle-feedback-and-its-potential-application-to-control-of-advanced-limb-prostheses
#2
Tyler R Clites, Matthew Carty, Shriya Srinivasan, Anthony Zorzos, Hugh Herr
<i>Objective:</i> Proprioceptive mechanisms play a critical role in both reflexive and volitional lower extremity control. Significant strides have been made in the development of bionic limbs that are capable of bi-directional communication with the peripheral nervous system, but none of these systems have been capable of providing physiologically-relevant muscle-based proprioceptive feedback through natural neural pathways. In this study, we present the Agonist-antagonist Myoplastic Interface (AMI), a surgical approach with the capacity to provide graded kinesthetic feedback from a prosthesis through mechanical activation of native mechanoreceptors within residual agonist-antagonist muscle pairs...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209743/skeletal-muscle-bioenergetics-during-all-out-exercise-mechanistic-insight-into-the-oxygen-uptake-slow-component-and-neuromuscular-fatigue
#3
Ryan M Broxterman, Gwenael Layec, Thomas J Hureau, Markus Amann, Russell S Richardson
Although commonly used, the physiological mechanisms underlying all-out exercise performance are still unclear and an in-depth assessment of skeletal muscle bioenergetics is lacking. Therefore, phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS) was utilized to assess skeletal muscle bioenergetics during a 5-min all-out intermittent isometric knee-extensor protocol in 8 healthy men. The metabolic perturbation, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis rates, ATP cost of contraction, and mitochondrial capacity were determined from intramuscular concentrations of phosphocreatine (PCr), inorganic phosphate (Pi), diprotonated phosphate (H2PO4⁻ ), and pH...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207951/endurance-capacity-and-neuromuscular-fatigue-following-high-vs-moderate-intensity-endurance-training-a-randomised-trial
#4
Thomas J O'Leary, Johnny Collett, Ken Howells, Martyn G Morris
High-intensity exercise induces significant central and peripheral fatigue, however the effect of endurance training on these mechanisms of fatigue is poorly understood. We compared the effect of cycling endurance training of disparate intensities on high-intensity exercise endurance capacity and the associated limiting central and peripheral fatigue mechanisms. Twenty adults were randomly assigned to 6 weeks of either high-intensity interval training (HIIT, 6-8 × 5 min at halfway between lactate threshold and maximal oxygen uptake [50%Δ]) or volume matched moderate-intensity continuous training (CONT, ~60-80 min at 90% lactate threshold)...
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197102/right-cervical-vagotomy-aggravates-viral-myocarditis-in-mice-via-the-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway
#5
Ge Li-Sha, Chen Xing-Xing, Wu Lian-Pin, Zhou De-Pu, Li Xiao-Wei, Lin Jia-Feng, Li Yue-Chun
The autonomic nervous system dysfunction with increased sympathetic activity and withdrawal of vagal activity may play an important role in the pathogenesis of viral myocarditis. The vagus nerve can modulate the immune response and control inflammation through a 'cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway' dependent on the α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Although the role of β-adrenergic stimulation on viral myocarditis has been investigated in our pervious studies, the direct effect of vagal tone in this setting has not been yet studied...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196631/effects-of-12-weeks-of-chiropractic-care-on-central-integration-of-dual-somatosensory-input-in-chronic-pain-patients-a-preliminary-study
#6
Heidi Haavik, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Bernadette Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess whether the dual somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) technique is sensitive enough to measure changes in cortical intrinsic inhibitory interactions in patients with chronic neck or upper extremity pain and, if so, whether changes are associated with changes in pain scores. METHODS: The dual peripheral nerve stimulation SEP ratio technique was used for 6 subjects with a history of chronic neck or upper limb pain...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182823/how-to-direct-the-neuronal-growth-process-in-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-future-strategies-for-nanosurfaces-scaffold-and-magnetic-nanoparticles
#7
Andrea Poggetti, Pietro Battistini, Paolo Domenico Parchi, Michela Novelli, Simona Raffa, Marco Cecchini, Anna Maria Nucci, Michele Lisanti
Currently, the gold standard to repair large nerve defects is the autologous nerve graft. These solutions offer a mechanical support, adhesion substrates, and, with Schwann cells (SC), a source of neurotropic factors for axonal growth. The technical limits are the donor side damage, multiple surgical accesses, and the unavailability of large amounts of grafts. In recent years, several researchers focused their attention on the interaction between cells (nervous and glial) and physic-chemical cues that arise from the extracellular milieu...
February 7, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169834/development-of-biomimetic-micro-patterned-device-incorporated-with-neurotrophic-gradient-and-supportive-schwann-cells-for-the-applications-in-neural-tissue-engineering
#8
Chia-Wei Yeh, Li-Wen Wang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Yi-Kong Hsieh, Jane Wang, Ming-Hong Chen, Tzu-Wei Wang
In these years, the artificial nerve guidance conduit has been developed as an alternative way to repair peripheral nerve injury. Unlike autologous nerve graft, the artificial nerve guidance conduit without proper stimulating factors and guidance cues still cannot obtain satisfactory prognosis for clinical patients. In this study, a biodegradable polymer-based implantable device has been developed and characterized. By incorporating three stimulating factors: 1) micro-patterned surface that can directionally guide the axon as physical cue; 2) neurotrophic gradient membrane that can continually attract axon outgrowth from the proximal to distal stump as chemical cue; 3) Schwann cells that can support the growth of neurite and form myelin sheath around axon as biological cue, we expect that this construct can be used as a promising nerve guidance conduit for peripheral nerve regeneration...
February 7, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169407/neuron-derived-adam10-production-stimulates-peripheral-nerve-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-by-cleavage-of-e-cadherin-in-satellite-glial-cells
#9
Jian Li, Qing Ouyang, Cheng-Wen Chen, Qian-Bo Chen, Xiang-Nan Li, Zheng-Hua Xiang, Hong-Bin Yuan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162847/c-tactile-afferents-cutaneous-mediators-of-oxytocin-release-during-affiliative-tactile-interactions
#10
REVIEW
Susannah C Walker, Paula D Trotter, William T Swaney, Andrew Marshall, Francis P Mcglone
Low intensity, non-noxious, stimulation of cutaneous somatosensory nerves has been shown to trigger oxytocin release and is associated with increased social motivation, plus reduced physiological and behavioural reactivity to stressors. However, to date, little attention has been paid to the specific nature of the mechanosensory nerves which mediate these effects. In recent years, the neuroscientific study of human skin nerves (microneurography studies on single peripheral nerve fibres) has led to the identification and characterisation of a class of touch sensitive nerve fibres named C-tactile afferents...
January 19, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160364/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-roots-and-supra-scapular-nerve-for-chronic-refractory-neuropathic-pain-of-the-upper-limb
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Bénédicte Bouche, Marie Manfiotto, Philippe Rigoard, Jean Lemarie, Véronique Dix-Neuf, Michel Lanteri-Minet, Denys Fontaine
OBJECTIVES: We report the outcome of a consecutive series of 26 patients suffering from chronic medically-refractory neuropathic pain of the upper limb (including 16 patients with complex regional pain syndrome), topographically limited, treated by brachial plexus (BP) nerve roots or supra-scapular nerve (SSN) peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The technique consisted in ultrasound-guided percutaneous implantation of a cylindrical lead (Pisces-Quad, Medtronic) close to the SSN or the cervical nerve roots within the BP, depending on the pain topography...
February 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160214/impairments-in-motor-neurons-interneurons-and-astrocytes-contribute-to-hyperexcitability-in-als-underlying-mechanisms-and-paths-to-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Dzung Do-Ha, Yossi Buskila, Lezanne Ooi
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterised by the loss of motor neurons leading to progressive paralysis and death. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and nerve excitability tests, several clinical studies have identified that cortical and peripheral hyperexcitability are among the earliest pathologies observed in ALS patients. The changes in the electrophysiological properties of motor neurons have been identified in both sporadic and familial ALS patients, despite the diverse etiology of the disease...
February 3, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159911/nerve-specific-input-modulation-to-spinal-neurons-during-a-motor-task-in-the-monkey
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Joachim Confais, Geehee Kim, Saeka Tomatsu, Tomohiko Takei, Kazuhiko Seki
: If not properly regulated, the large amount of reafferent sensory signals generated by our own movement could destabilize the central nervous system. We investigated how input from peripheral nerves to spinal cord is modulated during behavior. We chronically stimulated the deep radial nerve (DR; proprioceptive, wrist extensors), the median nerve (M; mixed, wrist flexors and palmar skin) and the superficial radial nerve (SR; cutaneous, hand dorsum) while four monkeys performed a delayed wrist flexion-extension task...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159327/non-invasive-transcutaneous-supraorbital-neurostimulation-tsns-using-cefaly-%C3%A2-device-in-prevention-of-primary-headaches
#14
Anna Przeklasa-Muszyńska, Kinga Skrzypiec, Magdalena Kocot-Kępska, Jan Dobrogowski, Maciej Wiatr, Joanna Mika
Headaches are one of the most common pain syndromes experienced by adult patients. International Classification of Headache Disorders identifies about 300 different entities. Primary headaches (migraine, tension-type headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, other primary headaches) has the common occurrence. Although effective treatment of these disorders is possible, it is inefficient or poorly tolerated in some patients. Neuromodulation methods, being element of multimodal treatment, provide an additional treatment option in pharmacotherapy-refractory patients...
January 20, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157088/transdermal-optogenetic-peripheral-nerve-stimulation
#15
Benjamin Maimon, Anthony Nicholas Zorzos, Rhys Bendell, Alexander Harding, Mina Fahmi, Shriya Srinivasan, Peter Calvaresi, Hugh Herr
A fundamental limitation in both the scientific utility and clinical translation of peripheral nerve optogenetic technologies is the optical inaccessibility of the target nerve due to the significant scattering and absorption of light in biological tissues. To date, illuminating deep nerve targets has required implantable optical sources, including fiber-optic and LED-based systems, both of which have significant drawbacks. Here we report an alternative approach involving transdermal illumination. Utilizing an intramuscular injection of ultra-high concentration AAV6-hSyn-ChR2-EYFP in rats, we demonstrate transdermal stimulation of motor nerves at 4...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156059/magnetic-nanoparticles-for-efficient-delivery-of-growth-factors-stimulation-of-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#16
Martina Giannaccini, M Pilar Calatayud, Andrea Poggetti, Silvia Corbianco, Michela Novelli, Melania Paoli, Pietro Battistini, Maura Castagna, Luciana Dente, Paolo Parchi, Michele Lisanti, Gabriella Cavallini, Concepción Junquera, Gerardo F Goya, Vittoria Raffa
The only clinically approved alternative to autografts for treating large peripheral nerve injuries is the use of synthetic nerve guidance conduits (NGCs), which provide physical guidance to the regenerating stump and limit scar tissue infiltration at the injury site. Several lines of evidence suggest that a potential future strategy is to combine NGCs with cellular or molecular therapies to deliver growth factors that sustain the regeneration process. However, growth factors are expensive and have a very short half-life; thus, the combination approach has not been successful...
February 3, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148646/microcircuit-formation-following-transplantation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-neurons-into-peripheral-nerve
#17
Philippe Magown, Victor F Rafuse, Robert M Brownstone
Motoneurons derived from embryonic stem cells can be transplanted into the tibial nerve, where they extend axons to functionally innervate target muscle. Here, we studied spontaneous muscle contractions in these grafts three months following transplantation. One-half of the transplanted grafts generated rhythmic muscle contractions of variable patterns, either spontaneously or in response to brief electrical stimulation. Activity generated by transplanted embryonic stem cell-derived neurons was driven by glutamate and was modulated by muscarinic and GABAergic/glycinergic transmission...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146061/the-glia-response-after-peripheral-nerve-injury-a-comparison-between-schwann-cells-and-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-and-their-uses-for-neural-regenerative-therapies
#18
REVIEW
Matthew J Barton, James St John, Mary Clarke, Alison Wright, Jenny Ekberg
The peripheral nervous system (PNS) exhibits a much larger capacity for regeneration than the central nervous system (CNS). One reason for this difference is the difference in glial cell types between the two systems. PNS glia respond rapidly to nerve injury by clearing debris from the injury site, supplying essential growth factors and providing structural support; all of which enhances neuronal regeneration. Thus, transplantation of glial cells from the PNS is a very promising therapy for injuries to both the PNS and the CNS...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145597/proprioceptive-mechanisms-in-occlusion-stimulated-masseter-hypercontraction
#19
Xin Liu, Chunkui Zhang, Dongmei Wang, Hongyun Zhang, Xiaodong Liu, Jinlian Li, Meiqing Wang
Neurons in the trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus (Vme) have an axon that branches peripherally to innervate the orofacial region and projects centrally to the trigeminal motor nucleus (Vmo). They function as the primary neurons conveying proprioceptive messages. The present study aimed to demonstrate the presence of a periodontal-Vme-Vmo circuit and to provide evidence for its involvement in an experimental unilateral anterior crossbite (UAC) model, which can induce osteoarthritis in the temporomandibular joint...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135031/retinal-prosthesis-that-incorporates-the-organization-of-the-nerve-fibre-layer
#20
REVIEW
Thomas FitzGibbon
Recent efforts to restore partial vision in blind patients have made significant progress. Currently, prosthetic design concentrates on stimulating as many foveal retinal ganglion cells as possible but is hampered by stimulation of the nerve fibre layer. This results in a nonvisuotopic arrangement of phosphenes (stimulation percepts). This article suggests that by extending the stimulation area well beyond the fovea and stimulating the nerve fibre layer, axons from any remaining ganglion cells in more peripheral regions of the retina (low acuity) can be used to generate a visuotopic map...
January 30, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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