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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913590/control-of-spike-transfer-at-hippocampal-mossy-fiber-synapses-in-vivo-by-gabaa-and-gabab-receptor-mediated-inhibition
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Stefano Zucca, Marilena Griguoli, Meryl Malézieux, Noëlle Grosjean, Mario Carta, Christophe Mulle
: Despite extensive studies in hippocampal slices and incentive from computational theories, the synaptic mechanisms underlying information transfer at mossy fiber (mf) connections between the dentate gyrus (DG) and CA3 neurons in vivo are still elusive. Here we used an optogenetic approach in mice to selectively target and control the activity of DG granule cells (GCs) while performing whole cell and juxtacellular recordings of CA3 neurons in vivo In CA3 pyramidal cells (PCs), mf-CA3 synaptic responses consisted predominantly of an inhibitory postsynaptic potential (IPSP) at low stimulation frequency (0...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912089/regulatory-circuits-and-bi-directional-signaling-between-stem-cells-and-their-progeny
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Purushothama Rao Tata, Jayaraj Rajagopal
Feedback signals from daughter cells to stem cells are well studied and known to provide important feedback cues. Emerging evidence shows that stem cells also send feedforward signals to their progeny. Complex circuits involving both negative and positive feedback and feedforward signals likely contribute to robust tissue maintenance and regeneration.
December 1, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911754/cortical-control-of-spatial-resolution-by-vip-interneurons
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Inbal Ayzenshtat, Mahesh Miikael Karnani, Jesse Jackson, Rafael Yuste
: Neuronal tuning, defined by the degree of selectivity to a specific stimulus, is a hallmark of cortical computation. Understanding the role of GABAergic interneurons in shaping cortical tuning is now possible with the ability to manipulate interneuron classes selectively. Here, we show that interneurons expressing vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP(+)) regulate the spatial frequency (SF) tuning of pyramidal neurons in mouse visual cortex. Using two-photon calcium imaging and optogenetic manipulations of VIP(+) cell activity, we found that activating VIP(+) cells elicited a stronger network response to stimuli of higher SFs, whereas suppressing VIP(+) cells resulted in a network response shift toward lower SFs...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911560/ultrafast-long-distance-quantum-communication-with-static-linear-optics
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Fabian Ewert, Marcel Bergmann, Peter van Loock
We propose a projection measurement onto encoded Bell states with a static network of linear optical elements. By increasing the size of the quantum error correction code, both Bell measurement efficiency and photon-loss tolerance can be made arbitrarily high at the same time. As a main application, we show that all-optical quantum communication over large distances with communication rates similar to those of classical communication is possible solely based on local state teleportations using optical sources of encoded Bell states, fixed arrays of beam splitters, and photon detectors...
November 18, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909103/habenula-induced-inhibition-of-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-is-diminished-by-lesions-of-the-rostromedial-tegmental-nucleus
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P Leon Brown, Heather Palacorolla, Dana Brady, Katelyn Riegger, Greg I Elmer, Paul D Shepard
: Neurons in the lateral habenula (LHb) are transiently activated by aversive events and have been implicated in associative learning. Functional changes associated with tonic and phasic activation of the LHb are often attributed to a corresponding inhibition of midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons. Activation of GABAergic neurons in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg), a region that receives dense projections from the LHb and projects strongly to midbrain monoaminergic nuclei, is believed to underlie the transient inhibition of DA neurons attributed to activation of the LHb...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899332/artificial-neural-network-for-suppression-of-banding-artifacts-in-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-mri
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Ki Hwan Kim, Sung-Hong Park
The balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) MR sequence is frequently used in clinics, but is sensitive to off-resonance effects, which can cause banding artifacts. Often multiple bSSFP datasets are acquired at different phase cycling (PC) angles and then combined in a special way for banding artifact suppression. Many strategies of combining the datasets have been suggested for banding artifact suppression, but there are still limitations in their performance, especially when the number of phase-cycled bSSFP datasets is small...
November 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894998/push-pull-and-feedback-mechanisms-can-align-signaling-system-outputs-with-inputs
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Steven S Andrews, William J Peria, Richard C Yu, Alejandro Colman-Lerner, Roger Brent
Many cell signaling systems, including the yeast pheromone response system, exhibit "dose-response alignment" (DoRA), in which output of one or more downstream steps closely matches the fraction of occupied receptors. DoRA can improve the fidelity of transmitted dose information. Here, we searched systematically for biochemical network topologies that produced DoRA. Most networks, including many containing feedback and feedforward loops, could not produce DoRA. However, networks including "push-pull" mechanisms, in which the active form of a signaling species stimulates downstream activity and the nominally inactive form reduces downstream activity, enabled perfect DoRA...
November 23, 2016: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881971/familial-longevity-is-not-associated-with-major-differences-in-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis-in-healthy-middle-aged-men
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Evie van der Spoel, Ferdinand Roelfsema, Steffy W Jansen, Abimbola A Akintola, Bart E Ballieux, Christa M Cobbaert, Gerard J Blauw, P Eline Slagboom, Rudi G J Westendorp, Hanno Pijl, Diana van Heemst
CONTEXT: A trade-off between fertility and longevity possibly exists. The association of the male hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis with familial longevity has not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To study 24-h hormone concentration profiles of the HPG axis in men enriched for familial longevity and controls. DESIGN: We frequently sampled blood over 24 h in 10 healthy middle-aged male offspring of nonagenarian participants from the Leiden Longevity Study together with 10 male age-matched controls...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867346/an-event-based-neurobiological-recognition-system-with-orientation-detector-for-objects-in-multiple-orientations
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Hanyu Wang, Jiangtao Xu, Zhiyuan Gao, Chengye Lu, Suying Yao, Jianguo Ma
A new multiple orientation event-based neurobiological recognition system is proposed by integrating recognition and tracking function in this paper, which is used for asynchronous address-event representation (AER) image sensors. The characteristic of this system has been enriched to recognize the objects in multiple orientations with only training samples moving in a single orientation. The system extracts multi-scale and multi-orientation line features inspired by models of the primate visual cortex. An orientation detector based on modified Gaussian blob tracking algorithm is introduced for object tracking and orientation detection...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857955/non-thermal-modulation-of-sudomotor-function-during-static-exercise-and-the-impact-of-intensity-and-muscle-mass-recruitment
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Christopher J Gordon, Joanne N Caldwell, Nigel A S Taylor
Aim: Static muscle activation elicits intensity-dependent, non-thermal sweating that is presumably controlled by feedforward (central command) mechanisms. However, it is currently unknown how the size of the recruited muscle mass interacts with that mechanism. To investigate the possible muscle-size dependency of that non-thermal sweating, the recruitment of two muscle groups of significantly different size was investigated in individuals within whom steady-state thermal sweating had been established and clamped...
April 2016: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849542/learning-inverse-rig-mappings-by-nonlinear-regression
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Daniel Holden, Jun Saito, Taku Komura
We present a framework to design inverse rig-functions - functions that map low level representations of a character's pose such as joint positions or surface geometry to the representation used by animators called the animation rig. Animators design scenes using an animation rig, a framework widely adopted in animation production which allows animators to design character poses and geometry via intuitive parameters and interfaces. Yet most state-of-the-art computer animation techniques control characters through raw, low level representations such as joint angles, joint positions, or vertex coordinates...
November 11, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835830/a-feed-forward-adaptive-canceller-to-reduce-the-occlusion-effect-in-hearing-aids
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Renata Coelho Borges, Márcio Holsbach Costa
Hearing aids are essential devices for social integration of hearing impaired people in order to improve their auditory perception. Recent studies have reported significant dissatisfaction factors that tend to reduce their daily use. The occlusion effect is one important source of complaints. This phenomenon stems from the partial or complete closure of the ventilation opening of the ear-mould, usually performed to prevent feedback effects in high-gain devices. This work presents a new adaptive active-noise-control system to reduce the occlusion effect in small- or unvented hearing aids...
October 18, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835647/network-receptive-field-modeling-reveals-extensive-integration-and-multi-feature-selectivity-in-auditory-cortical-neurons
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Nicol S Harper, Oliver Schoppe, Ben D B Willmore, Zhanfeng Cui, Jan W H Schnupp, Andrew J King
Cortical sensory neurons are commonly characterized using the receptive field, the linear dependence of their response on the stimulus. In primary auditory cortex neurons can be characterized by their spectrotemporal receptive fields, the spectral and temporal features of a sound that linearly drive a neuron. However, receptive fields do not capture the fact that the response of a cortical neuron results from the complex nonlinear network in which it is embedded. By fitting a nonlinear feedforward network model (a network receptive field) to cortical responses to natural sounds, we reveal that primary auditory cortical neurons are sensitive over a substantially larger spectrotemporal domain than is seen in their standard spectrotemporal receptive fields...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831933/aerodynamic-parameters-from-distributed-heterogeneous-cnt-hair-sensors-with-a-feedforward-neural-network
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Kaman Thapa Magar, Gregory W Reich, Corey Kondash, Keith Slinker, Alexander M Pankonien, Jeffery W Baur, Brian Smyers
Distributed arrays of artificial hair sensors have bio-like sensing capabilities to obtain spatial and temporal surface flow information which is an important aspect of an effective fly-by-feel system. The spatiotemporal surface flow measurement enables further exploration of additional flow features such as flow stagnation, separation, and reattachment points. Due to their inherent robustness and fault tolerant capability, distributed arrays of hair sensors are well equipped to assess the aerodynamic and flow states in adverse conditions...
November 10, 2016: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828430/adaptive-illumination-based-on-direct-wavefront-sensing-in-a-light-sheet-fluorescence-microscope
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Dean Wilding, Paolo Pozzi, Oleg Soloviev, Gleb Vdovin, Michel Verhaegen
A methodology for the adaptive control and correction of phase aberrations in the illumination arm of a light-sheet fluorescence microscope has been developed. The method uses direct wavefront sensing on epi-fluorescent light to detect the aberration present in the sample. Using this signal, the aberrations in the illumination arm are subsequently corrected with a spatial light modulator in a feedforward mode. Adaptive correction, resulting in significant improvement in the axial resolution, has been demonstrated by imaging Tg(fli:GFP) zebrafish embryos...
October 31, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821576/endogenously-released-neuropeptide-y-suppresses-hippocampal-short-term-facilitation-and-is-impaired-by-stress-induced-anxiety
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Qin Li, Aundrea F Bartley, Lynn E Dobrunz
: Neuropeptide Y (NPY) has robust anxiolytic properties and is reduced in patients with anxiety disorders. However, mechanisms by which NPY modulates circuit function to reduce anxiety behavior are not known. Anxiolytic effects of NPY are mediated in the CA1 region of hippocampus, and NPY injection into hippocampus alleviates anxiety symptoms in the Predator Scent Stress model of stress-induced anxiety. The mechanisms that regulate NPY release, and its effects on CA1 synaptic function, are not fully understood...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821022/the-sensory-tolerance-limit-a-hypothetical-construct-determining-exercise-performance
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Thomas J Hureau, Lee M Romer, Markus Amann
Neuromuscular fatigue compromises exercise performance and is determined by central and peripheral mechanisms. Interactions between the two components of fatigue can occur via neural pathways, including feedback and feedforward processes. This brief review discusses the influence of feedback and feedforward mechanisms on exercise limitation. In terms of feedback mechanisms, particular attention is given to group III/IV sensory neurons which link limb muscle with the central nervous system. Central corollary discharge, a copy of the neural drive from the brain to the working muscles, provides a signal from the motor system to sensory systems and is considered a feedforward mechanism that might influence fatigue and consequently exercise performance...
November 7, 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818209/the-role-of-brain-oscillations-in-predicting-self-generated-sounds
#18
Liyu Cao, Gregor Thut, Joachim Gross
Being able to predict self-generated sensory consequences is an important feature of normal brain functioning. In the auditory domain, self-generated sounds lead to smaller brain responses (e.g., auditory evoked responses) compared to externally generated sounds, which is usually referred to as the sensory attenuation effect. Here we investigated the role of brain oscillations underlying this effect. With magnetoencephalography, we show that self-generated sounds are associated with increased pre-stimulus alpha power and decreased post-stimulus gamma power and alpha/beta phase locking in auditory cortex...
November 3, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816834/factors-influencing-the-development-of-visceral-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-multi-center-study
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Catharina Bartmann, Joachim Diessner, Maria Blettner, Sebastian Häusler, Wolfgang Janni, Rolf Kreienberg, Mathias Krockenberger, Lukas Schwentner, Roland Stein, Tanja Stüber, Achim Wöckel, Manfred Wischnewsky
PURPOSE: Visceral metastasis of breast cancer (BC) is an alarming development and correlates with poor median overall survival. The purpose of this retrospective study is to examine the risk factors for developing visceral metastasis by considering tumor biology and patient characteristics. METHODS: Using the BRENDA database, the risk factors such as histological and intrinsic subtypes of BC, age at primary diagnosis, grading, nodal status, tumor size and year of primary diagnosis were examined in univariate and multivariate analysis...
November 2, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815363/stage-specific-timing-of-the-microrna-regulation-of-lin-28-by-the-heterochronic-gene-lin-14-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#20
Jennifer Tsialikas, Mitchell A Romens, Allison Abbott, Eric G Moss
In normal development, the order and synchrony of diverse developmental events must be explicitly controlled. In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the timing of larval events is regulated by hierarchy of proteins and microRNAs known as the heterochronic pathway. These regulators are organized in feedforward and feedback interactions to form a robust mechanism for specifying the timing and execution of cell fates at successive stages. One member of this pathway is the RNA binding protein LIN-28, which promotes pluripotency and cell fate decisions in successive stages...
November 4, 2016: Genetics
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