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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244637/u-shaped-relation-between-prestimulus-alpha-and-poststimulus-gamma-band-power-in-temporal-tactile-perception-in-the-human-somatosensory-cortex
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Marc André Wittenberg, Thomas J Baumgarten, Alfons Schnitzler, Joachim Lange
Neuronal oscillations are a ubiquitous phenomenon in the human nervous system. Alpha-band oscillations (8-12 Hz) have been shown to correlate negatively with attention and performance, whereas gamma-band oscillations (40-150 Hz) correlate positively. Here, we studied the relation between prestimulus alpha-band power and poststimulus gamma-band power in a suprathreshold tactile discrimination task. Participants received two electrical stimuli to their left index finger with different SOAs (0 msec, 100 msec, intermediate SOA, intermediate SOA ± 10 msec)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244245/substance-p-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-in-young-and-adult-rats-after-nociceptive-stimulation-during-the-neonatal-period
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Ana Leda Bertoncini Simões, Greice Anne Rodrigues Silva, Carolina Giorgetto, Elisabete de Cassia do Carmo-Campos, Fernando José Dias, Valéria Paula Sassoli Fazan
The nervous system is highly plastic during the neonatal period, being sensitive to noxious stimuli, which may cause short- and long-term pain responsivity changes. Understanding plasticity in peripheral pain pathways is crucial, particularly when the nervous system is still under development and remodeling process. Substance P (SP) is widely used as a marker for peripheral neurons with unmyelinated and small myelinated fibers. We investigated the number of SP immunoreactive neurons in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) of male and female Wistar rats, 15 and 180 days after nociceptive stimulation during the neonatal period...
December 15, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242992/dynamic-adaptation-in-neurosteroid-networks-in-response-to-alcohol
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Deborah A Finn, Vanessa A Jimenez
The term neurosteroid refers to rapid membrane actions of steroid hormones and their derivatives that can modulate physiological functions and behavior via their interactions with ligand-gated ion channels. This chapter will highlight recent advances pertaining to the modulatory effects of a select group of neurosteroids that are primarily potent positive allosteric modulators of γ-aminobutyric acidA receptors (GABAARs). Nanomolar concentrations of neurosteroids, which occur in vivo, potentiate phasic and tonic forms of GABAAR-mediated inhibition, indicating that both synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAARs possess sensitivity to neurosteroids and contribute to the overall ability of neurosteroids to modulate central nervous system excitability...
December 15, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238215/electrical-stimulation-of-the-posterior-tibial-nerve-reduces-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-polyneuropathy
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Ron Dabby, Menachem Sadeh, Ilan Goldberg, Vitaly Finkelshtein
Peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) is caused by neuronal damage to the peripheral nervous system and usually affects the distal extremities. This open-label study examined the effect of short-term peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) on individuals with PNP due to polyneuropathy. A total of 12 patients (mean age, 63.0 ± 10.0 years, 41.7% male) with daily bilateral PNP for at least 6 months (mean duration, 7.4 ± 7.8 years) received a total of six direct electrical stimulation therapies to the posterior tibial nerve at 3-4-day intervals...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238211/interdependency-between-mechanical-parameters-and-afferent-nerve-discharge-in-remodeled-diabetic-goto-kakizaki-rat-intestine
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Jingbo Zhao, Jian Yang, Donghua Liao, Hans Gregersen
Background: Gastrointestinal disorders are very common in diabetic patients, but the pathogenesis is still not well understood. Peripheral afferent nerves may be involved due to the complex regulation of gastrointestinal function by the enteric nervous system. Objective: We aimed to characterize the stimulus-response function of afferent fibers innervating the jejunum in the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat model. A key question is whether changes in afferent firing arise from remodeled tissue or from adaptive afferent processes...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238017/-the-interface-between-the-immune-system-and-autonomic-nervous-system
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Shunya Nakane, Akihiro Mukaino, Yukio Ando
  The nervous system and the immune system are two major systems in human body. Although it was revealed these two systems correlated, the control of immune cell dynamics by the nervous system has come to draw a lot of attention at the present time. Recent advances in basic and preclinical science reveal that reflex neural circuits inhibit the production of cytokines and inflammation in several animal models. One well-characterized cytokine-inhibiting mechanism, termed the "inflammatory reflex", is dependent upon vagus nerve stimulation that inhibits cytokine production and attenuates the inflammation...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236326/knockdown-of-ski-decreased-the-reactive-astrocytes-proliferation-in-vitro-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation
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Xin Zhao, Kai-Sheng Zhou, Zhong-Hao Li, Wei Nan, Jing Wang, Ya-Yi Xia, Hai-Hong Zhang
Glia scar is a pathological marker in late phase of brain ischemia disease, which constitutes a major physical biochemical barrier to impede axonal regrowth. Astrocytes are known to be critically involved in the formation of glial scar. However, their response to ischemia and their role in neuroprotection after central nervous system (CNS) injury are not completely clear. Recently, we have demonstrated for the first time that Ski was up-regulated in reactive astrocytes after spinal cord injury in vivo and in vitro, which indicates Ski may be a new molecule that control astrocytes biologic properties after CNS injury...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235438/acoustic-stimulation-can-induce-a-selective-neural-network-response-mediated-by-piezoelectric-nanoparticles
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Camilo Andres Rojas Cifuentes, Mariateresa Tedesco, Paolo Massobrio, Attilio Marino, Gianni Ciofani, Sergio Martinoia, Roberto Raiteri
OBJECTIVE: We aim at developing novel non-invasive or minimally invasive methods for neural stimulation to be applied in the study and treatment of brain (dys)functions and neurological disorders. APPROACH: We investigate the electrophysiological response of in vitro neuronal networks when subjected to low intensity pulsed acoustic stimulation mediated by piezoelectric nanoparticles adsorbed on the neuronal membrane. MAIN RESULTS: We show that the presence of piezoelectric barium titanate nanoparticles induces, in a reproducible way, an increase in the network activity when excited by stationary ultrasound waves in the MHz regime...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233625/the-clinical-use-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-neuromuscular-rehabilitation-what-are-we-overlooking
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Nicola A Maffiuletti, Julien Gondin, Nicolas Place, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Marco A Minetto
The clinical success of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for neuromuscular rehabilitation is greatly compromised by the poor consideration of different physiological and methodological issues that are not always obvious for the clinicians. Therefore, the aim of this narrative review is to re-examine some of these fundamental aspects of NMES using a tripartite model perspective. First, we contend that NMES does not actually bypass the central nervous system but results in a multitude of neurally-mediated responses that contribute substantially to force generation and may engender neural adaptations...
December 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232836/spasticity-management-in-disorders-of-consciousness
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REVIEW
Géraldine Martens, Steven Laureys, Aurore Thibaut
Background: Spasticity is a motor disorder frequently encountered after a lesion involving the central nervous system. It is hypothesized to arise from an anarchic reorganization of the pyramidal and parapyramidal fibers and leads to hypertonia and hyperreflexia of the affected muscular groups. While this symptom and its management is well-known in patients suffering from stroke, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesion, little is known regarding its appropriate management in patients presenting disorders of consciousness after brain damage...
December 9, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232822/microglia-m2a-polarization-as-potential-link-between-food-allergy-and-autism-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Hans O Kalkman, Dominik Feuerbach
Atopic diseases are frequently co-morbid with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Allergic responses are associated with an activation of mast cells, innate lymphoid cells, and Th2 cells. These cells produce type-2 cytokines (IL4 and IL13), which stimulate microglia and macrophages to adopt a phenotype referred to as 'alternative activation' or 'M2A'. M2A-polarized macrophages and microglia play a physiological role in tissue repair by secreting growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1...
December 9, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230877/neonatal-mouse-cortical-but-not-isogenic-human-astrocyte-feeder-layers-enhance-the-functional-maturation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons-in-culture
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Fritz W Lischka, Anastasia Efthymiou, Qiong Zhou, Michael D Nieves, Nikki M McCormack, Matthew D Wilkerson, Gauthaman Sukumar, Clifton L Dalgard, Martin L Doughty
Human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived neurons and astrocytes are attractive cellular tools for nervous system disease modeling and drug screening. Optimal utilization of these tools requires differentiation protocols that efficiently generate functional cell phenotypes in vitro. As nervous system function is dependent on networked neuronal activity involving both neuronal and astrocytic synaptic functions, we examined astrocyte effects on the functional maturation of neurons from human iPS cell-derived neural stem cells (NSCs)...
December 12, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228949/a-mathematical-model-for-histamine-synthesis-release-and-control-in-varicosities
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Janet Best, H F Nijhout, Srimal Samaranayake, Parastoo Hashemi, Michael Reed
BACKGROUND: Histamine (HA), a small molecule that is synthesized from the amino acid histidine, plays an important role in the immune system where it is associated with allergies, inflammation, and T-cell regulation. In the brain, histamine is stored in mast cells and other non-neuronal cells and also acts as a neurotransmitter. The histamine neuron cell bodies are in the tuberomammillary (TM) nucleus of the hypothalamus and these neurons send projections throughout the central nervous system (CNS), in particular to the cerebral cortex, amygdala, basal ganglia, hippocampus, thalamus, retina, and spinal cord...
December 12, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228369/nicotine-gum-as-a-therapeutic-approach-for-low-blood-pressure-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Joanne DiFrancisco-Donoghue, Min-Kyung Jung, Adena Leder
Introduction: One cause for low blood pressure (BP) in Parkinson's disease (PD) is denervation of the sympathetic nervous system and reduced levels of norepinephrine. Nicotine increases heart rate and BP acutely by causing sympathetic stimulation. The absorption rate of nicotine gum is relatively quick and is absorbed at a constant rate. Our objective was to evaluate how nicotine gum affects acute low BP in PD. Methods: Ten subjects (age 69.3±8.8) completed this double blind, placebo controlled, cross-over design trial using nicotine gum (4 mg) and placebo gum on two separate days...
December 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227525/functional-electrical-stimulation-and-ankle-foot-orthoses-provide-equivalent-therapeutic-effects-on-foot-drop-a-meta-analysis-providing-direction-for-future-research
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Sarah Prenton, Kristen L Hollands, Laurence P J Kenney, Pornsuree Onmanee
OBJECTIVE: To compare the randomized controlled trial evidence for therapeutic effects on walking of functional electrical stimulation and ankle foot orthoses for foot drop caused by central nervous system conditions. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, REHABDATA, PEDro, NIHR Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, Scopus and clinicaltrials.gov. STUDY SELECTION: One reviewer screened titles/abstracts...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225572/adaptive-changes-in-the-sensitivity-of-the-dorsal-raphe-and-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nuclei-to-acute-exercise-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis-may-contribute-to-the-antidepressant-effect-of-regular-treadmill-running-in-rats
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Ayu Nishii, Seiichiro Amemiya, Natsuko Kubota, Takeshi Nishijima, Ichiro Kita
Increasing clinical evidence suggests that regular physical exercise can prevent or reduce the incidence of stress-related psychiatric disorders including depressive symptoms. Antidepressant effect of regular exercise may be implicated in monoaminergic transmission including serotonergic transmission, activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and hippocampal neurogenesis, but few general concepts regarding the optimal exercise regimen for stimulating neural mechanisms involved in antidepressant properties have been developed...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225569/elimination-of-left-right-reciprocal-coupling-in-the-adult-lamprey-spinal-cord-abolishes-the-generation-of-locomotor-activity
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J A Messina, Alison St Paul, Sarah Hargis, Wengora E Thompson, Andrew D McClellan
The contribution of left-right reciprocal coupling between spinal locomotor networks to the generation of locomotor activity was tested in adult lampreys. Muscle recordings were made from normal animals as well as from experimental animals with rostral midline (ML) spinal lesions (~13%→35% body length, BL), before and after spinal transections (T) at 35% BL. Importantly, in the present study actual locomotor movements and muscle burst activity, as well as other motor activity, were initiated in whole animals by descending brain-spinal pathways in response to sensory stimulation of the anterior head...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224724/injecting-instructions-into-premotor-cortex
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Kevin A Mazurek, Marc H Schieber
The premotor cortex (PM) receives inputs from parietal cortical areas representing processed visuospatial information, translates that information into programs for particular movements, and communicates those programs to the primary motor cortex (M1) for execution. Consistent with this general function, intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) in the PM of sufficient frequency, amplitude, and duration has been shown to evoke complex movements of the arm and hand that vary systematically depending on the locus of stimulation...
December 6, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224485/assessment-of-dietary-factors-dietary-practices-and-exercise-on-mental-distress-in-young-adults-versus-matured-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lina Begdache, Maher Chaar, Nasim Sabounchi, Hamed Kianmehr
The importance of the diet in modulating mental health is uncovering as many dietary factors have been described to alter brain chemistry. Brain maturation may not complete until the age of 30 which may explain the differential emotional control, mindset, and resilience between young adults and matured adults. As a result, dietary factors may influence mental health differently in these two populations. OBJECTIVES: To study dietary intake, dietary practices and exercise in young adults (YA) (18-29 years) versus matured adults (MA) (30 years and older) in relation to mental distress...
December 11, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223154/antiinflammatory-effect-of-rosiglitazone-via-modulation-of-mrna-stability-of-interleukin-10-and-cyclooxygenase-2-in-astrocytes
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E V Pankevich, A A Astakhova, D V Chistyakov, M G Sergeeva
Investigation of molecular mechanisms of proinflammatory stimuli signaling in astrocytes is important for understanding their role in pathogenesis of central nervous system diseases as well as in functioning of the innate immunity system in non-immune cells. Here we show that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation of primary rat astrocytes led to conventional inflammatory response: increase in both proinflammatory (tumor necrosis factor, TNFα; prostaglandin E2, PGE2) and antiinflammatory marker (interleukin 10, IL-10) levels...
November 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
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