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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638200/brain-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-concentration-of-the-prefrontal-lobe-in-unmedicated-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-research-of-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Zongfeng Zhang, Qing Fan, Yanle Bai, Zhen Wang, Haiyin Zhang, Zeping Xiao
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a large number of neuroimaging studies found that the Cortico-Striato- Thalamo-Cortical circuit (CSTC), including the prefrontal lobe, a significant part of CSTC, has disturbance metabolically in patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). AIM: Explore the correlation between the neuro-metabolic features and clinical characteristics of OCD patients using magnetic resonance spectroscopy technology. METHODS: 88 patients with OCD who were not received medication and outpatient treatment for 8 weeks and 76 health controls were enrolled, there was no significant difference in gender, age or education level between the two groups...
October 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630662/sex-differences-in-endogenous-cortical-network-activity-spontaneously-recurring-up-down-states
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Charalambos Sigalas, Eleni Konsolaki, Irini Skaliora
BACKGROUND: Several molecular and cellular processes in the vertebrate brain exhibit differences between males and females, leading to sexual dimorphism in the formation of neural circuits and brain organization. While studies on large-scale brain networks provide ample evidence for both structural and functional sex differences, smaller-scale local networks have remained largely unexplored. In the current study, we investigate sexual dimorphism in cortical dynamics by means of spontaneous Up/Down states, a type of network activity that is exhibited during slow-wave sleep, quiet wakefulness, and anesthesia and is thought to represent the default activity of the cortex...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630298/hypocretin-orexin-is-critical-in-sustaining-theta-gamma-rich-waking-behaviors-that-drive-sleep-need
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Anne Vassalli, Paul Franken
Hcrt gene inactivation in mice leads to behavioral state instability, abnormal transitions to paradoxical sleep, and cataplexy, hallmarks of narcolepsy. Sleep homeostasis is, however, considered unimpaired in patients and narcoleptic mice. We find that whereas Hcrt(ko/ko) mice respond to 6-h sleep deprivation (SD) with a slow-wave sleep (SWS) EEG δ (1.0 to 4.0 Hz) power rebound like WT littermates, spontaneous waking fails to induce a δ power reflecting prior waking duration. This correlates with impaired θ (6...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628913/age-dependent-effects-of-alk5-inhibition-and-mechanism-of-neuroprotection-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Brian H Kim, Mariano Guardia Clausi, Michelle Frondelli, Israel C Nnah, Chaitali Saqcena, Radek Dobrowolski, Steven W Levison
Neonatal encephalopathy due to hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury triggers a wave of neuroinflammatory events attributed to causing the progressive degeneration and functional deficits seen weeks after the initial insult. In a recent set of studies, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of a small molecule antagonist for ALK5 (activin-like kinase 5 ), TGF-β receptor in a rat model of moderate perinatal HI and found significant improvements in neurologic outcomes. Here, we have extended those studies to evaluate the efficacy of delayed TGF-β receptor antagonism on postnatal day (P) 6 and P9 HI rat pups with and without hypothermia...
June 20, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626276/standing-and-travelling-waves-in-a-spherical-brain-model-the-nunez-model-revisited
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S Visser, R Nicks, O Faugeras, S Coombes
The Nunez model for the generation of electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is naturally described as a neural field model on a sphere with space-dependent delays. For simplicity, dynamical realisations of this model either as a damped wave equation or an integro-differential equation, have typically been studied in idealised one dimensional or planar settings. Here we revisit the original Nunez model to specifically address the role of spherical topology on spatio-temporal pattern generation. We do this using a mixture of Turing instability analysis, symmetric bifurcation theory, centre manifold reduction and direct simulations with a bespoke numerical scheme...
June 15, 2017: Physica D. Nonlinear Phenomena
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626002/ride-the-wave-retrograde-trafficking-becomes-ca-2-dependent-with-baiap3
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Jakob B Sørensen
The functions of four of the five proteins in the mammalian uncoordinated-13 (Munc13) family have been identified as priming factors in SNARE-dependent exocytosis. In this issue, Zhang et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201702099) show that the fifth member, BAIAP3 (brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor I-associated protein 3), acts in retrograde trafficking by returning secretory vesicle material to the trans-Golgi network. In its absence, secretory vesicle formation is impaired, leading to accumulation of immature vesicles, or lysosomal vesicle degradation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624131/studying-arterial-stiffness-using-high-frequency-ultrasound-in-mice-with-alzheimer-disease
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Chin-Chia Huang, Hsiang-Fan Cheng, Ben-Peng Zhu, Pei-Yu Chen, Suet Theng Beh, Yu-Min Kuo, Chih-Chung Huang
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that causes slow loss of memory and thinking skills, normally leading to death in 3-9 y. The etiology of AD is not fully understood but is widely believed to be induced by the production and deposition of amyloid-β peptide in the brain. Recently, a correlation was discovered between amyloid-β deposition and atherosclerosis in the cerebral arteries of postmortem brains, indicating that amyloid-β promotes atherogenesis and that in turn atherosclerosis promotes brain amyloid-β accumulation...
June 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622125/early-onset-shapiro-syndrome-variant-treated-with-pizotifen-a-case-report
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Laura Denegri, Giulia Prato, Maria Margherita Mancardi, Cristina Schiaffino, Pasquale Striano, Maria Giuseppina Baglietto
Shapiro Syndrome is a rare entity defined by the triad of recurrent spontaneous hypothermia, hyperhidrosis, and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Fewer than 100 cases have been reported so far and there are only few cases without a complete agenesis of corpus callosum ("Shapiro Syndrome Variant"). In this article, we report the clinical, electroencephalographic, and neuroimaging data of a patient with early-onset Shapiro Syndrome Variant. The case study describes a 4-year-old patient with episodes characterized by generalized hyperhidrosis, hypotonia, impaired consciousness, and hypothermia with onset before the first year of age...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619653/on-optimal-spatial-filtering-for-the-detection-of-phase-coupling-in-multivariate-neural-recordings
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G Waterstraat, G Curio, V V Nikulin
INTRODUCTION: Neuronal oscillations synchronize processing in the brain over large spatiotemporal scales and thereby facilitate integration of individual functional modules. Up to now, the relation between the phases of neuronal oscillations and behavior or perception has mainly been analyzed in sensor space of multivariate EEG/MEG recordings. However, sensor-space analysis distorts the topographies of the underlying neuronal sources and suffers from low signal-to-noise ratio. Instead, we propose an optimized source reconstruction approach (Phase Coupling Optimization, PCO)...
June 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617242/a-subset-of-iprgcs-regulates-both-maturation-of-the-circadian-clock-and-segregation-of-retinogeniculate-projections-in-mice
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Kylie S Chew, Jordan M Renna, David S McNeill, Diego Carlos Fernandez, William Thomas Keenan, Michael B Thomsen, Jennifer L Ecker, Gideon S Loevinsohn, Cassandra VanDunk, Daniel C Vicarel, Adele Tufford, Shijun Weng, Paul A Gray, Michel Cayouette, Erik D Herzog, Haiqing Zhao, David M Berson, Samer Hattar
The visual system consists of two major subsystems, image-forming circuits that drive conscious vision and non-image-forming circuits for behaviors such as circadian photoentrainment. While historically considered non-overlapping, recent evidence has uncovered crosstalk between these subsystems. Here we investigated shared developmental mechanisms. We revealed an unprecedented role for light in the maturation of the circadian clock and discovered that intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are critical for this refinement process...
June 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616778/auditory-brainstem-responses-after-electrolytic-lesions-in-bilateral-subdivisions-of-the-medial-geniculate-body-of-tree-shrews
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Meichan Zhu, Heng Li, Bibek Gyanwali, Guangyao He, Chenglin Qi, Xuemin Yang, Zhenhua Li, Zhenxing Yao, Zhi Wang, Anzhou Tang
This study aimed to establish a tree shrew model of bilateral electrolytic lesions in the medial geniculate body (MGB) to determine the advantages of using a tree shrew model and to assess the pattern of sound processing in tree shrews after bilateral electrolytic damage in different parts of the MGB. The auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) of a normal control group (n = 30) and an electrical damage group (n = 30) were tested at 0 h, 24 h, 48 h, 72 h, 7 days, 15 days, and 30 days after surgery. (1) The bilateral ablations group exhibited a significant increase in the ABR threshold of the electrolytic damage group between pre- and post-operation...
June 14, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615985/treatment-of-movement-disorders-with-focused-ultrasound
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Paul S Fishman, Victor Frenkel
Although the use of ultrasound as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists or neurologists are familiar with this technology. Stereotactic brain lesioning had been widely used as a treatment for medically refractory patients with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson disease (PD), and dystonia but has been largely replaced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, with advantages both in safety and efficacy. However, DBS is associated with complications including intracerebral hemorrhage, infection, and hardware malfunction...
2017: Journal of Central Nervous System Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612130/acute-brain-diseases-as-triggers-for-stress-cardiomyopathy-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Deena M Nasr, Sara Tomasini, Abhiram Prasad, Alejandro A Rabinstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy (NSC) among patients admitted to our neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, consecutive adult patients admitted to the NICU between 2009 and 2013 with definite and possible NSC were included. Data on patient demographics, baseline clinical information, cardiac function, and laboratory values were collected...
June 13, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606756/lasting-retinal-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-blast-induced-trauma
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Najiba Mammadova, Shivani Ghaisas, Gary Zenitsky, Donald S Sakaguchi, Anumantha G Kanthasamy, Justin J Greenlee, M Heather West Greenlee
Traumatic brain injury due to blast exposure is currently the most prevalent of war injuries. Although secondary ocular blast injuries due to flying debris are more common, primary ocular blast exposure resulting from blast wave pressure has been reported among survivors of explosions, but with limited understanding of the resulting retinal pathologies. Using a compressed air-driven shock tube system, adult male and female C57BL/6 mice were exposed to blast wave pressure of 300 kPa (43.5 psi) per day for 3 successive days, and euthanized 30 days after injury...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606021/epileptic-seizures-with-reversible-lesions-in-bilateral-frontoparietal-lobes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Lichao Sun, Zhanpeng Zhu, Guangming Wang, Weihong Lin
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for patients with epileptic seizures to rule out an underlying focal lesion. However, the radiological characteristics of epilepsy are not well elucidated. Transient periictal MRI abnormality (TPMA) refers to reversible MRI signal changes observed in epileptic patients. A 32-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of epileptic seizures, which initially manifested as focal aware seizures and progressed to a generalized tonic-clonic seizure on the third day...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605546/plasticity-related-gene-expression-during-eszopiclone-induced-sleep
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Dmitry Gerashchenko, Ravi K Pasumarthi, Thomas S Kilduff
Study Objectives: Experimental evidence suggests that restorative processes depend on synaptic plasticity changes in the brain during sleep. We used the expression of plasticity-related genes to assess synaptic plasticity changes during drug-induced sleep. Methods: We first characterized sleep induced by eszopiclone in mice during baseline conditions and during the recovery from sleep deprivation. We then compared the expression of 18 genes and 2 miRNAs critically involved in synaptic plasticity in these mice...
June 12, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598972/non-invasive-transmission-of-sensorimotor-information-in-humans-using-an-eeg-focused-ultrasound-brain-to-brain-interface
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Wonhye Lee, Suji Kim, Byeongnam Kim, Chungki Lee, Yong An Chung, Laehyun Kim, Seung-Schik Yoo
We present non-invasive means that detect unilateral hand motor brain activity from one individual and subsequently stimulate the somatosensory area of another individual, thus, enabling the remote hemispheric link between each brain hemisphere in humans. Healthy participants were paired as a sender and a receiver. A sender performed a motor imagery task of either right or left hand, and associated changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) mu rhythm (8-10 Hz) originating from either hemisphere were programmed to move a computer cursor to a target that appeared in either left or right of the computer screen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596083/organ-donation-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-treated-with-extracorporeal-cpr-a-single-centre-observational-study
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Maria Chiara Casadio, Anna Coppo, Alessia Vargiolu, Jacopo Villa, Matteo Rota, Leonello Avalli, Giuseppe Citerio
AIM OF THE STUDY: In a consecutive cohort of cardiac arrest (CA) treated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR), we describe the incidence of brain death (BD), the eligibility for organ donation and the short-term follow-up of the transplanted organs. METHODS: All refractory in- and out-of-hospital CA admitted to our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit between January 2011 and September 2016 treated with eCPR were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: 112 CA patients received eCPR...
June 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589166/elevated-glutamate-and-lactate-predict-brain-death-after-severe-head-trauma
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Marco A Stefani, Rafael Modkovski, Gisele Hansel, Eduardo R Zimmer, Afonso Kopczynski, Alexandre P Muller, Nathan R Strogulski, Marcelo S Rodolphi, Randhall K Carteri, André P Schmidt, Jean P Oses, Douglas H Smith, Luis V Portela
OBJECTIVE: Clinical neurological assessment is challenging for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in the acute setting. Waves of neurochemical abnormalities that follow TBI may serve as fluid biomarkers of neurological status. We assessed the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of glutamate, lactate, BDNF, and GDNF, to identify potential prognostic biomarkers of neurological outcome. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in a total of 20 consecutive patients (mean [SD] age, 29 [13] years; M/F, 9:1) with severe TBI Glasgow Coma Scale ≤ 8 and abnormal computed tomography scan on admission...
June 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586910/corneal-potential-maps-measured-with-multi-electrode-electroretinography-in-rat-eyes-with-experimental-lesions
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Zahra Derafshi, Brian E Kunzer, Emily M Mugler, Nataliya Rokhmanova, Dong-Wook Park, Hadi Tajalli, Krithi Shetty, Zhenqiang Ma, Justin C Williams, John R Hetling
Purpose: Conventional full-field flash electroretinography (ERG) yields a single response waveform that can be useful in the early detection and diagnosis of many diseases affecting the retina. It is an objective measurement that probes the entire retina. However, localized areas of dysfunction have relatively small influence on ERG amplitudes compared to normal ranges. Here we evaluate the use of corneal potential maps obtained in response to full-field flash stimuli for sensitivity to local areas of retinal damage...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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