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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241158/electronic-dura-mater-meddling-in-the-central-nervous-system
#1
Jocelyne Bloch, Stéphanie P Lacour, Grégoire Courtine
Importance: A growing number of neurologic treatments rely on neural implants capable of delivering electrical and chemical stimulation to targeted regions of the central nervous system for extended periods. Objective: To assess the potential of a novel class of multimodal neural implants, termed electronic dura mater or e-dura, to fulfill this need. Evidence Review: Results from preclinical applications of e-dura implants and clinical evidence...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240194/brain-and-gut-crf-signaling-biological-actions-and-role-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#2
Million Mulugeta, Yvette Taché, Muriel Larauche, Pu-Qing Yuan
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) signaling pathways coordinate the behavioral, endocrine, autonomic and visceral responses to stress. Convergent anatomical, molecular, pharmacological and functional experimental evidence supports an important role of brain CRF receptor signaling in stress-related alterations of gastrointestinal functions. These include the inhibition of gastric acid secretion and gastro-small intestinal transit, the stimulation of colonic enteric nervous system and secretory-motor function, enhanced intestinal permeability, and visceral hypersensitivity...
February 23, 2017: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238867/aqueous-extract-of-launaea-acanthodes-induces-glutamate-uptake-and-gaba-release-in-astrocyte-cell-culture-via-a-ros-scavenging-mediated-process
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Hamid Kasnavi Yazdi, Mohammad Fazilati, Raheleh Rahbarian, Gholamhossein Riazi, Habibollah Nazem
Launaea Acanthodes is extensively used in the semiarid region of Iran for treatment of seizure. However, the underlying mechanism has not been studied well. In our previous study we showed that Launaea Acanthodes extract could effectively stimulate GABA release from PC12 cell culture. The critical role of astrocytes in epileptic brain in regulation of neurotransmitter balance in central nervous system encouraged us to investigate the effect of Launaea Acanthodes extract on GABA and glutamate release from astrocytes...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238085/o-glcnac-glycosylation-of-nnos-promotes-neuronal-apoptosis-following-glutamate-excitotoxicity
#4
Rongrong Chen, Peipei Gong, Tao Tao, Yilu Gao, Jianhong Shen, Yaohua Yan, Chengwei Duan, Jun Wang, Xiaojuan Liu
Ischemic stroke is a dominant health problem with extremely high rates of mortality and disability. The main mechanism of neuronal injury after stroke is excitotoxicity, during which the activation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) exerts a vital role. However, directly blocking N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors or nNOS can lead to severe undesirable effects since they have crucial physiological functions in the central nervous system. Here, we report that nNOS undergoes O-linked-β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) modification via interacting with O-GlcNAc transferase, and the O-GlcNAcylation of nNOS remarkably increases during glutamate-induced excitotoxicity...
February 25, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235778/clinical-evoked-potentials-in-neurology-a-review-of-techniques-and-indications
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REVIEW
Agustina M Lascano, Patrice H Lalive, Martin Hardmeier, Peter Fuhr, Margitta Seeck
Evoked potentials (EPs) are a powerful and cost-effective tool for evaluating the integrity and function of the central nervous system. Although imaging techniques, such as MRI, have recently become increasingly important in the diagnosis of neurological diseases, over the past 30 years, many neurologists have continued to employ EPs in specific clinical applications. This review presents an overview of the recent evolution of 'classical' clinical applications of EPs in terms of early diagnosis and disease monitoring and is an extension of a previous review published in this journal in 2005 by Walsh and collaborators...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235660/targeting-the-tlr4-signaling-pathway-by-polyphenol-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-for-neuroinflammation
#6
REVIEW
Mahban Rahimifard, Faheem Maqbool, Shermineh Moeini-Nodeh, Kamal Niaz, Mohammad Abdollahi, Nady Braidy, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Seyed Fazel Nabavi
A wide array of cell signaling mediators and their interactions play vital roles in neuroinflammation associated with ischemia, brain trauma, developmental disorders and age-related neurodegeneration. Along with neurons, microglia and astrocytes are also affected by the inflammatory cascade by releasing pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and reactive oxygen species. The release of pro-inflammatory mediators in response to neural dysfunction may be helpful, neutral or even deleterious to normal cellular survival...
February 21, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235644/down-regulation-of-the-mitochondrial-aspartate-glutamate-carrier-isoform-1-agc1-inhibits-proliferation-and-n-acetylaspartate-synthesis-in-neuro2a-cells
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Emanuela Profilo, Luis Emiliano Peña-Altamira, Mariangela Corricelli, Alessandra Castegna, Alberto Danese, Gennaro Agrimi, Sabrina Petralla, Giulia Giannuzzi, Vito Porcelli, Luigi Sbano, Carlo Viscomi, Francesca Massenzio, Erika Mariana Palmieri, Carlotta Giorgi, Giuseppe Fiermonte, Marco Virgili, Luigi Palmieri, Massimo Zeviani, Paolo Pinton, Barbara Monti, Ferdinando Palmieri, Francesco Massimo Lasorsa
The mitochondrial aspartate-glutamate carrier isoform 1 (AGC1) catalyzes a Ca(2+)-stimulated export of aspartate to the cytosol in exchange for glutamate, and is a key component of the malate-aspartate shuttle which transfers NADH reducing equivalents from the cytosol to mitochondria. By sustaining the complete glucose oxidation, AGC1 is thought to be important in providing energy for cells, in particular in the CNS and muscle where this protein is mainly expressed. Defects in the AGC1 gene cause AGC1 deficiency, an infantile encephalopathy with delayed myelination and reduced brain N-acetylaspartate (NAA) levels, the precursor of myelin synthesis in the CNS...
February 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228583/food-responsiveness-regulates-episodic-behavioral-states-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#8
Richard J McCloskey, Anthony D Fouad, Matthew A Churgin, Christopher Fang-Yen
Animals optimize survival and reproduction in part through control of behavioral states, which depend on the organism's internal and external environments. In the nematode C. elegans, a variety of behavioral states have been described, including roaming, dwelling, quiescence, and episodic swimming. These states have been considered in isolation, under varied experimental conditions, making it difficult to establish a unified picture of how they are regulated. Using long-term imaging, we examined C. elegans episodic behavioral states under varied mechanical and nutritional environments...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228281/dysregulation-of-the-cytokine-gm-csf-induces-spontaneous-phagocyte-invasion-and-immunopathology-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Sabine Spath, Juliana Komuczki, Mario Hermann, Pawel Pelczar, Florian Mair, Bettina Schreiner, Burkhard Becher
Chronic inflammatory diseases are influenced by dysregulation of cytokines. Among them, granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is crucial for the pathogenic function of T cells in preclinical models of autoimmunity. To study the impact of dysregulated GM-CSF expression in vivo, we generated a transgenic mouse line allowing the induction of GM-CSF expression in mature, peripheral helper T (Th) cells. Antigen-independent GM-CSF release led to the invasion of inflammatory myeloid cells into the central nervous system (CNS), which was accompanied by the spontaneous development of severe neurological deficits...
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227813/a-110-nw-in-channel-sigma-delta-converter-for-large-scale-neural-recording-implants
#10
M Rezaei, E Maghsoudloo, M Sawan, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, E Maghsoudloo, M Sawan, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, E Maghsoudloo, M Sawan, B Gosselin
Advancement in wireless and microsystems technology have ushered in new devices that can directly interface with the central nervous system for stimulating and/or monitoring neural circuitry. In this paper, we present an ultra low-power sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC) intended for utilization into large-scale multi-channel neural recording implants. This proposed design, which provides a resolution of 9 bits using a one-bit oversampled ADC, presents several desirable features that allow for an in-channel ADC scheme, where one sigma-delta converter is provided for each channel, enabling development of scalable systems that can interface with different types of high-density neural microprobes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227701/heart-rate-reactivity-associated-to-positive-and-negative-food-and-non-food-visual-stimuli
#11
Pekka Kuoppa, Mika P Tarvainen, Leila Karhunen, Johanna Narvainen, Pekka Kuoppa, Mika P Tarvainen, Leila Karhunen, Johanna Narvainen, Leila Karhunen, Mika P Tarvainen, Pekka Kuoppa, Johanna Narvainen
Using food as a stimuli is known to cause multiple psychophysiological reactions. Heart rate variability (HRV) is common tool for assessing physiological reactions in autonomic nervous system. However, the findings in HRV related to food stimuli have not been consistent. In this paper the quick changes in HRV related to positive and negative food and non-food visual stimuli are investigated. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was measured from 18 healthy females while being stimulated with the pictures. Subjects also filled Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire to determine their eating behavior...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227512/implantation-and-testing-of-wfma-stimulators-in-macaque
#12
Philip R Trovk, David Frim, Ben Roitberg, Vernon L Towle, Kazutaka Takahashi, Sungjae Suh, Martin Bak, Sam Bredeson, Zhe Hu, Philip R Trovk, David Frim, Ben Roitberg, Vernon L Towle, Kazutaka Takahashi, Sungjae Suh, Martin Bak, Sam Bredeson, Zhe Hu, Vernon L Towle, David Frim, Kazutaka Takahashi, Zhe Hu, Sam Bredeson, Martin Bak, Ben Roitberg, Sungjae Suh
Our on-going work to develop an intracortical visual prosthesis has motivated the design, fabrication, and testing of a Wireless Floating Microelectrode Array (WFMA) stimulator. This implantable device can be used for an electrical stimulation interface in the peripheral and the central nervous system. Previously, its use in a sciatic nerve rodent model was described. Here implantation of two WFMAs in motor cortex of two NHP (macaque - two devices/animal) is presented. Preliminary functional tests show the implanted devices to be fully functional with stimulation-induced motor movements obtained...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227284/on-the-pleasantness-of-a-haptic-stimulation-how-different-textures-can-be-recognized-through-heart-rate-variability-nonlinear-analysis
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Mimma Nardelli, Alberto Greco, Matteo Bianchi, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Gaetano Valenza, Mimma Nardelli, Alberto Greco, Matteo Bianchi, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Gaetano Valenza, Gaetano Valenza, Mimma Nardelli, Alberto Greco, Matteo Bianchi
The hedonic attributes of cutaneous elicitation play a crucial role in everyday life, influencing our behavior and psychophysical state. However, the correlation between such a hedonic aspect of touch and the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)-related physiological response, which is intimately connected to emotions, still needs to be deeply investigated. This study reports on caress-like stimuli conveyed to the forearm of 32 healthy subjects through different fabrics actuated by a haptic device, which can control both the strength (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227101/high-density-penetrating-electrode-arrays-for-autonomic-nerves
#14
John Burns, Yee-Hsee Hsieh, Andrew Mueller, Juliette Chevallier, T S Sriram, Stephen J Lewis, Daniel Chew, Anil Achyuta, Jason Fiering, John Burns, Yee-Hsee Hsieh, Andrew Mueller, Juliette Chevallier, T S Sriram, Stephen J Lewis, Daniel Chew, Anil Achyuta, Jason Fiering, Daniel Chew, Yee-Hsee Hsieh, Andrew Mueller, Jason Fiering, T S Sriram, Juliette Chevallier, Stephen J Lewis, Anil Achyuta
Electrode arrays for recording and stimulation in the central nervous system have enabled numerous advances in basic science and therapeutic strategies. In particular, micro-fabricated arrays with precision size and spacing offer the benefit of accessing single neurons and permit mapping of neuronal function. Similar advances are envisioned toward understanding the autonomic nervous system and developing therapies based on its modulation, but appropriate electrode arrays are lacking. Here, we present for the first time, a multi-channel electrode array suitable for penetration of peripheral nerves having diameters as small as 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226481/subthreshold-linear-modeling-of-dendritic-trees-a-computational-approach
#15
Alireza Khodaei, Massimiliano Pierobon, Alireza Khodaei, Massimiliano Pierobon, Alireza Khodaei, Massimiliano Pierobon
The design of communication systems based on the transmission of information through neurons is envisioned as a key technology for the pervasive interconnection of future wearable and implantable devices. While previous literature has mainly focused on modeling propagation of electrochemical spikes carrying natural information through the nervous system, in recent work the authors of this paper proposed the so-called subthreshold electrical stimulation as a viable technique to propagate artificial information through neurons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223405/stromal-cell-niches-in-the-inflamed-central-nervous-system
#16
REVIEW
Natalia B Pikor, Jovana Cupovic, Lucas Onder, Jennifer L Gommerman, Burkhard Ludewig
Inflammation in the CNS must be tightly regulated to respond efficiently to infection with neurotropic pathogens. Access of immune cells to the CNS and their positioning within the tissue are controlled by stromal cells that construct the barriers of the CNS. Although the role of the endothelium in regulating the passage of leukocytes and small molecules into the CNS has been studied extensively, the contribution of fibroblastic stromal cells as portals of entry into the CNS was only recently uncovered. We review the critical immune-stimulating role of meningeal fibroblasts in promoting recruitment and retention of lymphocytes during CNS inflammation...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222547/brain-plasticity-after-implanted-peroneal-nerve-electrical-stimulation-to-improve-gait-in-chronic-stroke-patients-two-case-reports
#17
Aurore Thibaut, Florent Moissenet, Carol Di Perri, Céline Schreiber, Angélique Remacle, Elisabeth Kolanowski, Frédéric Chantraine, Claire Bernard, Roland Hustinx, Jean-Flory Tshibanda, Paul Filipetti, Steven Laureys, Olivia Gosseries
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that stimulation of the peroneal nerve using an implantable 4-channel peroneal nerve stimulator could improve gait in stroke patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess structural cortical and regional cerebral metabolism changes associated with an implanted peroneal nerve electrical stimulator to correct foot drop related to a central nervous system lesion. METHODS: Two stroke patients presenting a foot drop related to a central nervous system lesion were implanted with an implanted peroneal nerve electrical stimulator...
February 6, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220655/ppars-in-the-central-nervous-system-roles-in-neurodegeneration-and-neuroinflammation
#18
Juan M Zolezzi, Manuel J Santos, Sussy Bastías-Candia, Claudio Pinto, Juan A Godoy, Nibaldo C Inestrosa
Over 25 years have passed since peroxisome proliferators-activated receptors (PPARs), were first described. Like other members of the nuclear receptors superfamily, PPARs have been defined as critical sensors and master regulators of cellular metabolism. Recognized as ligand-activated transcription factors, they are involved in lipid, glucose and amino acid metabolism, taking part in different cellular processes, including cellular differentiation and apoptosis, inflammatory modulation and attenuation of acute and chronic neurological damage in vivo and in vitro...
February 20, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219848/bioelectronic-neuromodulation-of-the-paravertebral-cardiac-efferent-sympathetic-outflow-and-its-effect-on-ventricular-electrical-indices
#19
Una Buckley, Ray W Chui, Pradeep S Rajendran, Tina Vrabec, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jeffrey L Ardell
INTRODUCTION: Neuromodulation of the paravertebral ganglia, using symmetric voltage controlled kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC), has the potential to be a reversible alternative to surgical intervention in patients with refractory ventricular arrhythmias. KHFAC creates scalable focal inhibition of action potential conduction. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of KHFAC, when applied to T1-T2 paravertebral chain, to mitigate sympathetic outflow to the heart...
February 17, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219441/microglia-p2y6-receptor-is-related-to-parkinson-s-disease-through-neuroinflammatory-process
#20
Xiaodong Yang, Yue Lou, Guidong Liu, Xueping Wang, Yiwei Qian, Jianqing Ding, Shengdi Chen, Qin Xiao
BACKGROUND: Microglia in the central nervous system (CNS) were reported to play crucial role in neurodegeneration. Previous studies showed that P2Y6 receptor (P2Y6R) mainly contributed to microglia activation and phagocytosis in CNS. However, the level of P2Y6R in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients is unclear. Therefore, we measured the level of P2Y6R in PD patients and speculated whether it could be a potential biomarker for PD. Given on the basis that P2Y6R was higher in PD patients, we further explored the mechanisms underlying P2Y6R in the pathogenesis of PD...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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