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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733972/expression-and-function-of-the-metabotropic-purinergic-p2y-receptor-family-in-experimental-seizure-models-and-patients-with-drug-refractory-epilepsy
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Mariana Alves, Rosa Gomez-Villafuertes, Norman Delanty, Michael A Farrell, Donncha F O'Brien, Maria Teresa Miras-Portugal, Miguel Diaz Hernandez, David C Henshall, Tobias Engel
OBJECTIVE: ATP is released into the extracellular space during pathologic processes including increased neuronal firing. Once released, ATP acts on P2 receptors including ionotropic P2X and metabotropic P2Y receptors, resulting in changes to glial function and neuronal network excitability. Evidence suggests an involvement of P2Y receptors in the pathogenesis of epilepsy, but there has been no systematic effort to characterize the expression and function of the P2Y receptor family during seizures and in experimental and human epilepsy...
July 21, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733898/d-cycloserine-ameliorates-autism-like-deficits-by-removing-glua2-containing-ampa-receptors-in-a-valproic-acid-induced-rat-model
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Han-Fang Wu, Po See Chen, Ya-Ting Hsu, Chi-Wei Lee, Tzu-Feng Wang, Yi-Ju Chen, Hui-Ching Lin
Valproic acid (VPA)-exposed rat offspring have demonstrated autism spectrum disorder (ASD) phenotypes and impaired N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-dependent long-term depression (LTD) in the lateral nucleus of the amygdala. NMDAR partial agonist D-cycloserine (DCS) has been reported to act as a cognitive enhancer by increasing the NMDAR response to improve autistic-like phenotypes in animals. However, the mechanism of DCS in alleviating the ASD is still unknown. Using combined behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular approaches, we found that DCS administration rescued social interaction deficits and anxiety/repetitive-like behaviors observed in VPA-exposed offspring...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729845/negative-affect-and-excessive-alcohol-intake-incubate-during-protracted-withdrawal-from-binge-drinking-in-adolescent-but-not-adult-mice
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Kaziya M Lee, Michal A Coehlo, Noah R Solton, Karen K Szumlinski
Binge-drinking is common in underage alcohol users, yet we know little regarding the biopsychological impact of binge-drinking during early periods of development. Prior work indicated that adolescent male C57BL6/J mice with a 2-week history of binge-drinking (PND28-41) are resilient to the anxiogenic effects of early alcohol withdrawal. Herein, we employed a comparable Drinking-in-the-Dark model to determine how a prior history of binge-drinking during adolescence (EtOH(adolescents)) influences emotionality (assayed with the light-dark box, marble burying test, and the forced swim test) and the propensity to consume alcohol in later life, compared to animals without prior drinking experience...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729826/sleep-dependent-oscillatory-synchronization-a-role-in-fear-memory-consolidation
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Michael S Totty, Logan A Chesney, Phillip A Geist, Subimal Datta
Sleep plays an important role in memory consolidation through the facilitation of neuronal plasticity; however, how sleep accomplishes this remains to be completely understood. It has previously been demonstrated that neural oscillations are an intrinsic mechanism by which the brain precisely controls neural ensembles. Inter-regional synchronization of these oscillations is also known to facilitate long-range communication and long-term potentiation (LTP). In the present study, we investigated how the characteristic rhythms found in local field potentials (LFPs) during non-REM and REM sleep play a role in emotional memory consolidation...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729192/butyrylcholinesterase-knockout-reduces-fibrillar-%C3%AE-amyloid-and-conserves-18-fdg-retention-in-5xfad-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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D R DeBay, G A Reid, I R Macdonald, G Mawko, S Burrell, E Martin, C V Bowen, S Darvesh
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder causing dementia. One hallmark of the AD brain is the deposition of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques. AD is also a state of cholinergic dysfunction and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) associates with Aβ pathology. A transgenic mouse (5XFAD) is an aggressive amyloidosis model, producing Aβ plaques of which BChE also associates. A derived strain (5XFAD/BChE-KO), with the BChE gene knocked out, has significantly lower fibrillar Aβ than 5XFAD mice at the same age...
July 17, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715908/ptsd-psychotherapy-outcome-predicted-by-brain-activation-during-emotional-reactivity-and-regulation
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Gregory A Fonzo, Madeleine S Goodkind, Desmond J Oathes, Yevgeniya V Zaiko, Meredith Harvey, Kathy K Peng, M Elizabeth Weiss, Allison L Thompson, Sanno E Zack, Steven E Lindley, Bruce A Arnow, Booil Jo, James J Gross, Barbara O Rothbaum, Amit Etkin
OBJECTIVE: Exposure therapy is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but many patients do not respond. Brain functions governing treatment outcome are not well characterized. The authors examined brain systems relevant to emotional reactivity and regulation, constructs that are thought to be central to PTSD and exposure therapy effects, to identify the functional traits of individuals most likely to benefit from treatment. METHOD: Individuals with PTSD underwent functional MRI (fMRI) while completing three tasks assessing emotional reactivity and regulation...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713328/recovery-from-unrecognized-sleep-loss-accumulated-in-daily-life-improved-mood-regulation-via-prefrontal-suppression-of-amygdala-activity
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Yuki Motomura, Shingo Kitamura, Kyoko Nakazaki, Kentaro Oba, Ruri Katsunuma, Yuri Terasawa, Akiko Hida, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Kazuo Mishima
Many modern people suffer from sleep debt that has accumulated in everyday life but is not subjectively noticed [potential sleep debt (PSD)]. Our hypothesis for this study was that resolution of PSD through sleep extension optimizes mood regulation by altering the functional connectivity between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex. Fifteen healthy male participants underwent an experiment consisting of a baseline (BL) evaluation followed by two successive interventions, namely, a 9-day sleep extension followed by one night of total sleep deprivation (TSD)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712089/increased-recruitment-of-cognitive-control-in-the-presence-of-traumatic-stimuli-in-complex-ptsd
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Julia I Herzog, Inga Niedtfeld, Sophie Rausch, Janine Thome, Meike Mueller-Engelmann, Regina Steil, Kathlen Priebe, Martin Bohus, Christian Schmahl
A neurocircuitry model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suggests increased amygdala responses to emotional stimuli, coupled with hypoactivation of prefrontal regions associated with cognitive control. However, results are heterogenous across different subsamples of PTSD as well as different paradigms. We investigated cognitive control in a classic and emotional Stroop task in 28 female patients with complex PTSD (cPTSD), 28 female trauma-exposed healthy controls (TCs) and 28 female non-trauma-exposed healthy controls (HCs) using functional neuroimaging...
July 15, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706210/regulation-of-aromatase-expression-in-the-anterior-amygdala-of-the-developing-mouse-brain-depends-on-er%C3%AE-and-sex-chromosome-complement
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Carla Daniela Cisternas, Lucas Ezequiel Cabrera Zapata, María Angeles Arevalo, Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura, María Julia Cambiasso
During development sex differences in aromatase expression in limbic regions of mouse brain depend on sex chromosome factors. Genes on the sex chromosomes may affect the hormonal regulation of aromatase expression and this study was undertaken to explore that possibility. Male E15 anterior amygdala neuronal cultures expressed higher levels of aromatase (mRNA and protein) than female cultures. Furthermore, treatment with oestradiol (E2) or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) increased Cyp19a1 expression and aromatase protein levels only in female neuronal cultures...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704274/maternal-separation-induces-long-term-effects-on-monoamines-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-on-the-frontal-cortex-amygdala-and-hippocampus-differential-effects-after-a-stress-challenge
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Soledad Récamier-Carballo, Erika Estrada-Camarena, Carolina López-Rubalcava
The maternal separation (MS) paradigm is a well-known animal model that resembles the stress of early adverse life experiences and produces structural and functional abnormalities when animals are adults. The present study analyzed the effect of MS, in adult mice, on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), serotonin (5-HT), and dopamine (DA) levels, and the turnover rate in the hippocampus, frontal cortex, and amygdala, and brain regions that are associated with emotion. Also, the effects of MS in depression-like responses in adult mice were studied...
July 12, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700991/strain-differences-and-effects-of-environmental-manipulation-on-astrocytes-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-microglia-iba1-immunoreactivity-between-wistar-kyoto-and-wistar-females
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Guergana R Mileva, Carinna Moyes, Shaezeen Syed, Catherine Bielajew
BACKGROUND: Depression is often associated with an increase in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity and immune response. To investigate this relationship, we examined the consequences of environmental manipulation on the neural correlates of the HPA axis and immune response in an animal model of depression, the Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rat. Additionally, female animals are often overlooked in preclinical research because of the hormone fluctuations inherent in the estrous cycle...
July 13, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698116/effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-immune-function-are-mediated-by-prenatal-environment-role-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Charlis Raineki, Tamara S Bodnar, Parker J Holman, Samantha L Baglot, Ni Lan, Joanne Weinberg
The contribution of the early postnatal environment to the pervasive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is poorly understood. Moreover, PAE often carries increased risk of exposure to adversity/stress during early life. Dysregulation of immune function may play a role in how pre- and/or postnatal adversity/stress alters brain development. Here, we combine two animal models to examine whether PAE differentially increases vulnerability to immune dysregulation in response to early-life adversity. PAE and control litters were exposed to either limited bedding (postnatal day [PN] 8-12) to model early-life adversity or normal bedding, and maternal behavior and pup vocalizations were recorded...
July 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697564/an-intracellular-amyloid-%C3%AE-a%C3%AE-pp-epitope-correlates-with-neurodegeneration-in-those-neuronal-populations-early-involved-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Gisela Esquerda-Canals, Joaquim Martí-Clúa, Alejandro R Roda, Sandra Villegas
The main histopathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the extracellular deposition of neuritic amyloid plaques, composed of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, and the intracellular accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles, composed of hyperphosphorylated tau. Both traits are emulated in the 3xTg-AD mouse model. Because the relevance of this model in the bibliography and the main role of Aβ in neuronal impairment, here we have detailed the brain Aβ/AβPP distribution to subsequently quantify cellular density and intracellular burden for specific neuronal populations in the early stages of the disease...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688343/evidence-for-the-triadic-model-of-adolescent-brain-development-cognitive-load-and-task-relevance-of-emotion-differentially-affect-adolescents-and-adults
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Sven C Mueller, Sofie Cromheeke, Roma Siugzdaite, C Nicolas Boehler
In adults, cognitive control is supported by several brain regions including the limbic system and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) when processing emotional information. However, in adolescents, some theories hypothesize a neurobiological imbalance proposing heightened sensitivity to affective material in the amygdala and striatum within a cognitive control context. Yet, direct neurobiological evidence is scarce. Twenty-four adolescents (12-16) and 28 adults (25-35) completed an emotional n-back working memory task in response to happy, angry, and neutral faces during fMRI...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682229/-epigenetic-mechanisms-and-alcohol-use-disorders-a-potential-therapeutic-target
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Rémi Legastelois, Jérôme Jeanblanc, Catherine Vilpoux, Erika Bourguet, Mickael Naassila
Alcohol use disorder is a devastating illness with a profound health impact, and its development is dependent on both genetic and environmental factors. This disease occurs over time and requires changes in brain gene expression. There is converging evidence suggesting that the epigenetic processes may play a role in the alcohol-induced gene regulations and behavior such as the intervention of DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Histone acetylation, like histone methylation, is a highly dynamic process regulated by two classes of enzymes: histone acetyltransferases and histone deacetylases (HDACs)...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674781/spike-densities-of-the-amygdala-and-neocortex-reflect-progression-of-kindled-motor-seizures
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Yu-Lin Wang, Sheng-Fu Liang, Alvin W Y Su, Fu-Zen Shaw
Amygdala kindling is a common temporal lobe-like seizure model. In the present study, temporal and spectral analyses of the ictal period were investigated throughout amygdala kindling in response to different behavioral seizures. Right-side amygdala was kindled to induce epileptiform afterdischarges (ADs). ADs of both the frontal cortex and amygdala were analyzed. Powers of the low (0-9 Hz)- and high (12-30 Hz)-frequency bands in response to different behavioral seizures were calculated. Densities of upward and downward peaks of spikes, which reflected information of spike count and spike pattern, throughout kindle-induced ADs were calculated...
July 4, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667676/cannabinoids-prevent-the-differential-long-term-effects-of-exposure-to-severe-stress-on-hippocampal-and-amygdala-dependent-memory-and-plasticity
#17
Noa Shoshan, Amir Segev, Hila Abush, Tomer Mizrachi Zer-Aviv, Irit Akirav
Exposure to excessive or uncontrolled stress is a major factor associated with various diseases including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The consequences of exposure to trauma are affected not only by aspects of the event itself, but also by the frequency and severity of trauma reminders. It was suggested that in PTSD, hippocampal-dependent memory is compromised while amygdala-dependent memory is strengthened. Several lines of evidence support the role of the endocannabinoid (eCB) system as a modulator of the stress response...
July 1, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667426/maternal-depressive-symptoms-during-pregnancy-are-associated-with-amygdala-hyperresponsivity-in-children
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Noortje J F van der Knaap, Floris Klumpers, Hanan El Marroun, Sabine Mous, Dirk Schubert, Vincent Jaddoe, Albert Hofman, Judith R Homberg, Henning Tiemeier, Tonya White, Guillén Fernández
Depression during pregnancy is highly prevalent and has a multitude of potential risks of the offspring. Among confirmed consequences is a higher risk of psychopathology. However, it is unknown how maternal depression may impact the child's brain to mediate this vulnerability. Here we studied amygdala functioning, using task-based functional MRI, in children aged 6-9 years as a function of prenatal maternal depressive symptoms selected from a prospective population-based sample (The Generation R Study). We show that children exposed to clinically relevant maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy (N = 19) have increased amygdala responses to negative emotional faces compared to control children (N = 20) [F(1,36) 7...
June 30, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663121/the-effects-of-enhancing-endocannabinoid-signaling-and-blocking-corticotrophin-releasing-factor-receptor-in-the-amygdala-and-hippocampus-on-the-consolidation-of-a-stressful-event
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Nurit Aisenberg, Lidia Serova, Esther L Sabban, Irit Akirav
Current clinical and pre-clinical data suggest that both cannabinoid agents and blockage of CRF through corticotrophin releasing factor receptor type 1 (CRFr1) may offer therapeutic benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here we aim to determine whether they are more effective when combined when microinjected into the basolateral amygdala (BLA) or CA1 area of the hippocampus after exposure to a stressful event in the shock/reminders rat model for PTSD. Injection of the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor URB597 after the shock into either the BLA or CA1 facilitated extinction, and attenuated startle response and anxiety-like behavior...
June 26, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662512/ru486-reverses-emotional-disorders-by-influencing-astrocytes-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-chronic-restraint-stress-challenged-rats
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Liru Dong, Songjun Wang, Yingmin Li, Ziqin Zhao, Yiwen Shen, Li Liu, Guangming Xu, Chunling Ma, Shujin Li, Xiaojing Zhang, Bin Cong
AIMS: To investigate the effect of RU486 (mifepristone) on emotional disorders in chronic restraint stress-induced rats and to explore the mechanisms of that phenomenon. METHODS: For this purpose, 80 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: the normal group (Con group, The Con group members received no treatment, eating and drinking freely), the chronic restraint stress group (CRS group, normal Sprague Dawley rats treated with chronic restraint stress, 6 h/day for 21days), the propylene glycol group (CRS+propylene glycol) and the RU486 group (CRS+RU486)...
June 29, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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