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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694280/model-based-deconstruction-of-cortical-evoked-potentials-generated-by-subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation
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Karthik Kumaravelu, Chintan S Oza, Christina E Behrend, Warren M Grill
Parkinson's disease is associated with altered neural activity in the motor cortex. High frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) suppresses parkinsonian motor symptoms and modulates cortical activity. However, the anatomical pathways responsible for STN DBS mediated cortical modulation remain unclear. Cortical evoked potentials (cEP) generated by STN DBS reflect the response of cortex to subcortical stimulation, and the goal was to determine the neural origin of cEP using a two-step approach...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691274/negative-myoclonus-secondary-to-paroxetine-intake
#2
Pedro Correia, Joana Afonso Ribeiro, Conceição Bento, Francisco Sales
Outside the context of overdose and serotonin syndrome, seizures and myoclonic movements attributed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are rare and poorly documented. We present a 77-year-old man, with no history of epilepsy, presenting in the emergency department with whole body jerks since that morning. Two days earlier, due to a prescription mistake, he was started on paroxetine 20 mg instead of his usual fluoxetine 20 mg. The patient's electroencephalogram (EEG), performed in the emergency department, revealed a bilateral synchronous parieto-occipital fast spike activity pattern, which correlated consistently with negative myoclonus...
April 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685992/spindly-is-required-for-rapid-migration-of-human-cells
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Claudia Conte, Michelle A Baird, Michael W Davidson, Eric R Griffis
Dynein is the sole processive minus-end directed microtubule motor found in animals. It has roles in cell division, membrane trafficking, and cell migration. Together with dynactin, dynein regulates centrosomal orientation to establish and maintain cell polarity, controls focal adhesion turnover and anchors microtubules at the leading edge. In higher eukaryotes, dynein/dynactin requires additional components such as Bicaudal D to form an active motor complex and for regulating its cellular localization. Spindly is a protein that targets dynein/dynactin to kinetochores in mitosis and can activate its motility in vitro However, no role for Spindly in interphase dynein/dynactin function has been found...
April 23, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684644/a-gyral-coordinate-system-predictive-of-fibre-orientations
#4
Michiel Cottaar, Matteo Bastiani, Charles Chen, Krikor Dikranian, David Van Essen, Timothy E Behrens, Stamatios N Sotiropoulos, Saad Jbabdi
When axonal fibres approach or leave the cortex, their trajectories tend to closely follow the cortical convolutions. To quantify this tendency, we propose a three-dimensional coordinate system based on the gyral geometry. For every voxel in the brain, we define a "radial" axis orthogonal to nearby surfaces, a "sulcal" axis along the sulcal depth gradient that preferentially points from deep white matter to the gyral crown, and a "gyral" axis aligned with the long axis of the gyrus...
April 20, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683871/sensorimotor-cortex-atrophy-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#5
Lanbo Wang, Bing Yu, Qun Li, Fei Qi, Qiyong Guo
Previous studies have shown compensatory adaptive changes in cerebral functions before surgery in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), especially in the sensorimotor cortices. However, the structural changes in the sensorimotor cortices in patients with CSM remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to assess the volumetric changes in the sensorimotor cortices using morphological MRI and to correlate these changes with clinical scales. We hypothesize that CSM causes atrophy in the sensorimotor cortices, which results in functional changes during CSM progression...
April 20, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681807/primary-sensorimotor-cortex-drives-the-common-cortical-network-for-gamma-synchronization-in-voluntary-hand-movements
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Gertrúd Tamás, Venkata C Chirumamilla, Abdul R Anwar, Jan Raethjen, Günther Deuschl, Sergiu Groppa, Muthuraman Muthuraman
Background: Gamma synchronization (GS) may promote the processing between functionally related cortico-subcortical neural populations. Our aim was to identify the sources of GS and to analyze the direction of information flow in cerebral networks at the beginning of phasic movements, and during medium-strength isometric contraction of the hand. Methods: We measured 64-channel electroencephalography in 11 healthy volunteers (age: 25 ± 8 years; four females); surface electromyography detected the movements of the dominant hand...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681475/a-visual-cortical-network-for-deriving-phonological-information-from-intelligible-lip-movements
#7
Anne Hauswald, Chrysa Lithari, Olivier Collignon, Elisa Leonardelli, Nathan Weisz
Successful lip-reading requires a mapping from visual to phonological information [1]. Recently, visual and motor cortices have been implicated in tracking lip movements (e.g., [2]). It remains unclear, however, whether visuo-phonological mapping occurs already at the level of the visual cortex-that is, whether this structure tracks the acoustic signal in a functionally relevant manner. To elucidate this, we investigated how the cortex tracks (i.e., entrains to) absent acoustic speech signals carried by silent lip movements...
April 13, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680437/treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-with-the-non-selective-ent1-ent2-inhibitor-dipyridamole-testing-the-adenosine-hypothesis
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Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Xavier Guitart, Celia Garcia Malo, Irene Cano-Pumarega, Juan José Granizo, Sergi Ferré
OBJECTIVES: Recent animal models of restless legs syndrome (RLS) suggest that brain iron deficiency is associated with a hypoadenosinergic state, with downregulation of adenosine A1 receptors (A1R) in the striatum and cortex. We hypothesized that an increase in extracellular adenosine induced by inhibitors of adenosine transporters, such as the non-selective ENT1/ENT2 inhibitor dipyridamole, would result in an improvement in RLS symptoms. METHODS: In a prospective two-month open-label, non-placebo controlled clinical trial, 15 untreated idiopathic RLS patients began treatment with 100 mg dipyridamole (with uptitration to 400 mg if necessary)...
May 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679647/a-new-micro-holder-device-for-local-drug-delivery-during-in-vivo-whole-cell-recordings
#9
María Sáez, Maya Ketzef, Javier Alegre-Cortés, Ramón Reig, Gilad Silberberg
Focal administration of pharmacological agents during in vivo recordings is a useful technique to study the functional properties of neural microcircuits. However, the lack of visual control makes this task difficult and inaccurate, especially when targeting small and deep regions where spillover to neighboring regions is likely to occur. An additional problem with recording stability arises when combining focal drug administration with in vivo intracellular recordings, which are highly sensitive to mechanical vibrations...
April 18, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679161/present-and-future-of-ultra-high-field-mri-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
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REVIEW
Graziella Donatelli, Roberto Ceravolo, Daniela Frosini, Michela Tosetti, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Mirco Cosottini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With a high signal-to-noise ratio, unparalleled spatial resolution, and improved contrasts, ultra-high field MR (≥ 7 T) has great potential in depicting the normal radiological anatomy of smaller structures in the brain and can also provide more information about morphological, quantitative, and metabolic changes associated with a wide range of brain disorders. By focusing attention on specific brain regions believed to be associated with early pathological change, or by more closely inspecting recognized foci of brain pathology, ultra-high field MR can improve the accuracy and sensitivity of neuroimaging...
April 20, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678369/impaired-corticomuscular-and-interhemispheric-cortical-beta-oscillation-coupling-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Malcolm Proudfoot, Freek van Ede, Andrew Quinn, Giles L Colclough, Joanne Wuu, Kevin Talbot, Michael Benatar, Mark W Woolrich, Anna C Nobre, Martin R Turner
OBJECTIVES: The neural activity of the primary motor cortex is variably synchronised with contralateral peripheral electromyographic signals, which is thought to facilitate long-range communication through the motor system. Such corticomuscular coherence (CMC) is typically observed in the beta-band (15-30 Hz) range during steady force production. We aimed to measure pathological alteration to CMC resulting from ALS. METHODS: CMC was appraised during a forearm grip task in 17 ALS patients contrasted against age-matched healthy controls...
April 6, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675037/age-related-differences-in-cortical-and-subcortical-activities-during-observation-and-motor-imagery-of-dynamic-postural-tasks-an-fmri-study
#12
A Mouthon, J Ruffieux, M Mouthon, H-M Hoogewoud, J-M Annoni, W Taube
Age-related changes in brain activation other than in the primary motor cortex are not well known with respect to dynamic balance control. Therefore, the current study aimed to explore age-related differences in the control of static and dynamic postural tasks using fMRI during mental simulation of balance tasks. For this purpose, 16 elderly (72 ± 5 years) and 16 young adults (27 ± 5 years) were asked to mentally simulate a static and a dynamic balance task by motor imagery (MI), action observation (AO), or the combination of AO and MI (AO + MI)...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671156/alteration-and-role-of-interhemispheric-and-intrahemispheric-connectivity-in-motor-network-after-stroke
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Jungsoo Lee, Eunhee Park, Ahee Lee, Won Hyuk Chang, Dae-Shik Kim, Yun-Hee Kim
This study investigated local and global changes in the motor network using longitudinal resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). Motor impairment was measured in 81 stroke patients using Fugl-Meyer assessment on the same day as rs-fMRI acquisition at both 2 weeks and 3 months post-stroke. The relationships between network measures and motor function scores were assessed. With regard to local connectivity, interhemispheric connectivity was noticeably altered at each time point. Interhemispheric connectivity was also related to residual motor function and improvement in motor function...
April 18, 2018: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670648/stimulating-the-healthy-brain-to-investigate-neural-correlates-of-motor-preparation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Cécilia Neige, Hugo Massé-Alarie, Catherine Mercier
Objective: Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques can be used to selectively increase or decrease the excitability of a cortical region, providing a unique opportunity to assess the causal contribution of that region to the process being assessed. The objective of this paper is to systematically examine studies investigating changes in reaction time induced by noninvasive brain stimulation in healthy participants during movement preparation. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed in the PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and Web of science databases...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668846/movement-decomposition-in-the-primary-motor-cortex
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Naama Kadmon Harpaz, David Ungarish, Nicholas G Hatsopoulos, Tamar Flash
A complex action can be described as the composition of a set of elementary movements. While both kinematic and dynamic elements have been proposed to compose complex actions, the structure of movement decomposition and its neural representation remain unknown. Here, we examined movement decomposition by modeling the temporal dynamics of neural populations in the primary motor cortex of macaque monkeys performing forelimb reaching movements. Using a hidden Markov model, we found that global transitions in the neural population activity are associated with a consistent segmentation of the behavioral output into acceleration and deceleration epochs with directional selectivity...
April 13, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667190/age-related-changes-in-late-i-waves-influence-motor-cortex-plasticity-induction-in-older-adults
#16
George M Opie, John Cirillo, John G Semmler
KEYPOINTS SUMMARY: The response to neuroplasticity interventions using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is reduced in older adults, which may be due, in part, to age-related alterations in interneuronal (I-wave) circuitry. The current study investigated age-related changes in interneuronal characteristics and whether they influence motor cortical plasticity in older adults. While I-wave recruitment was unaffected by age, there was a shift in the temporal characteristics of the late, but not early I-waves...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663384/cortical-connections-of-area-2-and-posterior-parietal-area-5-in-macaque-monkeys
#17
Jeffrey Padberg, Dylan F Cooke, Christina M Cerkevich, Jon H Kaas, Leah Krubitzer
The overarching goal of the current investigation was to examine the connections of anterior parietal area 2 and the medial portion of posterior parietal area 5 in macaque monkeys; two areas that are part of a network involved reaching and grasping in primates. We injected neuroanatomical tracers into specified locations in each field and directly related labeled cells to histologically identified cortical field boundaries. Labeled cells were counted so that the relative density of projections to areas 2 and 5 from other cortical fields could be determined...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662213/encoding-of-error-and-learning-to-correct-that-error-by-the-purkinje-cells-of-the-cerebellum
#18
David J Herzfeld, Yoshiko Kojima, Robijanto Soetedjo, Reza Shadmehr
The primary output cells of the cerebellar cortex, Purkinje cells, make kinematic predictions about ongoing movements via high-frequency simple spikes, but receive sensory error information about that movement via low-frequency complex spikes (CS). How is the vector space of sensory errors encoded by this low-frequency signal? Here we measured Purkinje cell activity in the oculomotor vermis of animals during saccades, then followed the chain of events from experience of visual error, generation of CS, modulation of simple spikes, and ultimately change in motor output...
April 16, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661966/pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-disrupts-pallidal-beta-oscillations-and-coherence-with-primary-motor-cortex-in-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Doris D Wang, Coralie de Hemptinne, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Jill L Ostrem, Nicholas B Galifianakis, Marta San Luciano, Philip A Starr
In Parkinson's disease (PD), subthalamic nucleus beta band oscillations are decreased by therapeutic deep brain stimulation (DBS) and this has been proposed as important to the mechanism of therapy. The globus pallidus is a common alternative target for PD with similar motor benefits as subthalamic DBS, but effects of pallidal stimulation in PD are not well studied, and effects of pallidal DBS on cortical function in PD are unknown. Here, in 20 PD and 14 isolated dystonia human patients of both genders undergoing pallidal DBS lead implantation, we recorded local field potentials (LFPs) from the globus pallidus and in a subset of these, recorded simultaneous sensorimotor cortex electrocorticography (ECoG) potentials...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659444/cerebellar-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-facilitates-excitability-of-spinal-reflex-but-does-not-affect-cerebellar-inhibition-and-facilitation-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia
#20
Akiyoshi Matsugi, Yutaka Kikuchi, Kenta Kaneko, Yuta Seko, Masato Odagaki
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over the cerebellum facilitates the spinal reflex in healthy humans. The aim of this study was to investigate whether such cerebellar spinal facilitation (CSpF) appears in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) presenting with atrophy in the cerebellar gray matter and dentate nucleus. One patient with SCA type 6 and another with SCA type 31 participated in this study. TMS over the right primary motor cortex was used to induce motor-evoked potentials in the right first dorsal interosseous muscle, which were detected using electromyography...
April 13, 2018: Neuroreport
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