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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331060/regional-hippocampal-vulnerability-in-early-multiple-sclerosis-dynamic-pathological-spreading-from-dentate-gyrus-to-ca1
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Vincent Planche, Ismail Koubiyr, José E Romero, José V Manjon, Pierrick Coupé, Mathilde Deloire, Vincent Dousset, Bruno Brochet, Aurélie Ruet, Thomas Tourdias
BACKGROUND: Whether hippocampal subfields are differentially vulnerable at the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis (MS) and how this impacts memory performance is a current topic of debate. METHOD: We prospectively included 56 persons with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of MS in a 1-year longitudinal study, together with 55 matched healthy controls at baseline. Participants were tested for memory performance and scanned with 3 T MRI to assess the volume of 5 distinct hippocampal subfields using automatic segmentation techniques...
January 13, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316846/acute-stress-evokes-sexually-dimorphic-stressor-specific-patterns-of-neural-activation-across-multiple-limbic-brain-regions-in-adult-rats
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Ankit Sood, Karina Chaudhari, Vidita A Vaidya
Stress enhances the risk for psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. Stress responses vary across sex and may underlie the heightened vulnerability to psychopathology in females. Here, we examined the influence of acute immobilization stress (AIS) and a two-day short-term forced swim stress (FS) on neural activation in multiple cortical and subcortical brain regions, implicated as targets of stress and in the regulation of neuroendocrine stress responses, in male and female rats using Fos as a neural activity marker...
January 10, 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305751/volumetric-comparison-of-hippocampal-subfields-extracted-from-4-minute-accelerated-vs-8-minute-high-resolution-t2-weighted-3t-mri-scans
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Shan Cong, Shannon L Risacher, John D West, Yu-Chien Wu, Liana G Apostolova, Eileen Tallman, Maher Rizkalla, Paul Salama, Andrew J Saykin, Li Shen
The hippocampus has been widely studied using neuroimaging, as it plays an important role in memory and learning. However, hippocampal subfield information is difficult to capture by standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. To facilitate morphometric study of hippocampal subfields, ADNI introduced a high resolution (0.4 mm in plane) T2-weighted turbo spin-echo sequence that requires 8 min. With acceleration, the protocol can be acquired in 4 min. We performed a comparative study of hippocampal subfield volumes using standard and accelerated protocols on a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI in an independent sample of older adults that included 10 cognitively normal controls, 9 individuals with subjective cognitive decline, 10 with mild cognitive impairment, and 6 with a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
January 5, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301146/a-self-microemulsifying-formulation-of-oxyresveratrol-prevents-amyloid-beta-protein-induced-neurodegeneration-in-mice
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Yaowaporn Sangsen, Thongchai Sooksawate, Kittisak Likhitwitayawuid, Boonchoo Sritularak, Ruedeekorn Wiwattanapatapee
The polyphenol compound, oxyresveratrol (OXY) possesses potent antioxidant and neuroprotective properties of potential utility in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. However, the low oral bioavailability limits its neuroprotective effect and clinical application. The neuroprotective effect of orally administered OXY-loaded self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (OXY-SMEDDS) was compared with free OXY in vivo. Mice were orally administered either free OXY or OXY-SMEDDS once daily at a dose of 90, 180, or 360 mg/kg for 14 d...
January 4, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288867/differential-effects-of-childhood-neglect-and-abuse-during-sensitive-exposure-periods-on-male-and-female-hippocampus
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Martin H Teicher, Carl M Anderson, Kyoko Ohashi, Alaptagin Khan, Cynthia E McGreenery, Elizabeth A Bolger, Michael L Rohan, Gordana D Vitaliano
The hippocampus is a highly stress susceptible structure and hippocampal abnormalities have been reported in a host of psychiatric disorders including major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The hippocampus appears to be particularly susceptible to early life stress with a graded reduction in volume based on number of types (multiplicity) or severity of maltreatment. We assessed whether the most important predictors of adult hippocampal volume were multiplicity, severity or duration of exposure or timing of maltreatment during developmental sensitive periods...
December 27, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278027/environmental-enrichment-improved-cognitive-deficits-more-in-peri-adolescent-than-in-adult-rats-after-postnatal-monosodium-glutamate-treatment
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S Madhavadas, S Subramanian, B M Kutty
Exposure to enriched environment (EE) is known to promote sensory, cognitive, and motor stimulation with intensified levels of novelty and complexity. In this study, we investigated the positive regulatory effect of short-term exposure to EE on establishing functional recovery in monosodium glutamate (MSG)-induced obese rats. Unless treated, MSG rats exhibited peripheral insulin resistance, cognitive deficits, and a reduction in the total hippocampal volume with decreased neuron count in the DG, CA3, and CA1 subfields...
December 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276487/hippocampal-transcriptomic-profiles-subfield-vulnerability-to-age-and-cognitive-impairment
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Lara Ianov, Matt De Both, Monica K Chawla, Asha Rani, Andrew J Kennedy, Ignazio Piras, Jeremy J Day, Ashley Siniard, Ashok Kumar, J David Sweatt, Carol A Barnes, Matthew J Huentelman, Thomas C Foster
The current study employed next-generation RNA sequencing to examine gene expression differences related to brain aging, cognitive decline, and hippocampal subfields. Young and aged rats were trained on a spatial episodic memory task. Hippocampal regions CA1, CA3, and the dentate gyrus were isolated. Poly-A mRNA was examined using two different sequencing platforms, Illumina, and Ion Proton. The Illumina platform was used to generate seed lists of genes that were statistically differentially expressed across regions, ages, or in association with cognitive function...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273965/effects-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptor-activation-on-cell-survival-in-rat-organotypic-hippocampal-slice-cultures
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Denise F Happ, R Andrew Tasker
Glutamatergic signaling via N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) is important for physiological functioning, but can also induce cell death via excitotoxic mechanisms in many neuropathological diseases, such as stroke. Altering the cellular response to excitotoxic insults by modulating the downstream effects of NMDAR activation represents a promising therapeutic approach. For example, α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7 nAChRs) signaling has been shown to be able to change NMDA-induced neurotoxicity in some models...
December 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247877/learning-non-linear-patch-embeddings-with-neural-networks-for-label-fusion
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Gerard Sanroma, Oualid M Benkarim, Gemma Piella, Oscar Camara, Guorong Wu, Dinggang Shen, Juan D Gispert, José Luis Molinuevo, Miguel A González Ballester
In brain structural segmentation, multi-atlas strategies are increasingly being used over single-atlas strategies because of their ability to fit a wider anatomical variability. Patch-based label fusion (PBLF) is a type of such multi-atlas approaches that labels each target point as a weighted combination of neighboring atlas labels, where atlas points with higher local similarity to the target contribute more strongly to label fusion. PBLF can be potentially improved by increasing the discriminative capabilities of the local image similarity measurements...
December 2, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247318/super-resolution-track-density-imaging-reveals-fine-anatomical-features-in-tree-shrew-primary-visual-cortex-and-hippocampus
#10
Jian-Kun Dai, Shu-Xia Wang, Dai Shan, Hai-Chen Niu, Hao Lei
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is widely used to study white and gray matter (GM) micro-organization and structural connectivity in the brain. Super-resolution track-density imaging (TDI) is an image reconstruction method for dMRI data, which is capable of providing spatial resolution beyond the acquired data, as well as novel and meaningful anatomical contrast that cannot be obtained with conventional reconstruction methods. TDI has been used to reveal anatomical features in human and animal brains...
December 16, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237154/effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-hippocampal-structures-and-associated-hpa-axis-functions
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Brigitte Dahmen, Vanessa B Puetz, Wolfgang Scharke, Georg G von Polier, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kerstin Konrad
Early-life adversity (ELA) is one of the major risk factors for serious mental and physical health risks later in life. ELA has been associated with dysfunctional neurodevelopment, especially in brain structures such as the hippocampus, and with dysfunction of the stress system, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Children who have experienced ELA are also more likely to suffer from mental health disorders such as depression later in life. The exact interplay of aberrant neurodevelopment and HPA axis dysfunction as risks for psychopathology is not yet clear...
December 14, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232477/behavior-driven-arc-expression-is-reduced-in-all-ventral-hippocampal-subfields-compared-to-ca1-ca3-and-dentate-gyrus-in-rat-dorsal-hippocampus
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M K Chawla, V L Sutherland, K Olson, B L McNaughton, C A Barnes
Anatomical connectivity and lesion studies reveal distinct functional heterogeneity along the dorsal-ventral axis of the hippocampus. The immediate early gene Arc is known to be involved in neural plasticity and memory and can be used as a marker for cell activity that occurs, for example, when hippocampal place cells fire. We report here, that Arc is expressed in a greater proportion of cells in dorsal CA1, CA3 and dentate gyrus (DG), following spatial behavioral experiences compared to ventral hippocampal subregions (dorsal CA1= 33%; ventral CA1= 13%; dorsal CA3 = 23%; ventral CA3 = 8%; and dorsal DG = 2...
December 12, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228757/disrupted-functional-connectivity-between-perirhinal-and-parahippocampal-cortices-with-hippocampal-subfields-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yu Sun, Yafei Wang, Jiaming Lu, Rengyuan Liu, Christopher G Schwarz, Hui Zhao, Yue Zhang, Lingyi Xu, Bin Zhu, Bing Zhang, Bing Liu, Suiren Wan, Yun Xu
Most patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease can initially present memory loss. The medial temporal lobes are the brain regions most associated with declarative memory function. As sub-components of the MTL, the perirhinal cortex, parahippocampal cortex and hippocampus have also been identified as playing important roles in memory. The functional connectivity between hippocampus subfields and perirhnial cortices as well as parahippocampal cortices among normal cognition controls (NC group, n=33), mild cognitive impairment (MCI group, n=31) and Alzheimer's disease (AD group, n=27) was investigated in this study...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222692/advances-in-understanding-hilar-mossy-cells-of-the-dentate-gyrus
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Helen E Scharfman
Hilar mossy cells (MCs) of the dentate gyrus (DG) distinguish the DG from other hippocampal subfields (CA1-3) because there are two glutamatergic cell types in the DG rather than one. Thus, in the DG, the main cell types include glutamatergic granule cells (GCs) and MCs, whereas in CA1-3, the only glutamatergic cell type is the pyramidal cell. In contrast to GCs, MCs are different in morphology, intrinsic electrophysiological properties, afferent input and axonal projections, so their function is likely to be very different from GCs...
December 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211061/erratum-to-prediction-of-treatment-response-to-donepezil-using-automated-hippocampal-subfields-volumes-segmentation-in-patients-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yoo Hyun Um, Tae-Won Kim, Jong-Hyun Jeong, Ho-Jun Seo, Jin-Hee Han, Seung-Chul Hong, Chang-Uk Lee, Hyun Kook Lim
[This corrects the article on p. 698 in vol. 14.].
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204059/potential-rat-model-of-anxiety-like-gastric-hypersensitivity-induced-by-sequential-stress
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Fu-Chun Jing, Jun Zhang, Chen Feng, Yuan-Yuan Nian, Jin-Hai Wang, Hao Hu, Bao-De Yang, Xiao-Ming Sun, Jian-Yun Zheng, Xiao-Ran Yin
AIM: To establish a rat model of anxiety-like gastric hypersensitivity (GHS) of functional dyspepsia (FD) induced by novel sequential stress. METHODS: Animal pups were divided into two groups from postnatal day 2: controls and the sequential-stress-treated. The sequential-stress-treated group received maternal separation and acute gastric irritation early in life and restraint stress in adulthood; controls were reared undisturbed with their mothers. Rats in both groups were followed to adulthood (8 wk) at which point the anxiety-like behaviors and visceromotor responses to gastric distention (20-100 mmHg) and gastric emptying were tested...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175494/unfolding-the-hippocampus-an-intrinsic-coordinate-system-for-subfield-segmentations-and-quantitative-mapping
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Jordan DeKraker, Kayla M Ferko, Jonathan C Lau, Stefan Kӧhler, Ali R Khan
The hippocampus, like the neocortex, has a morphological structure that is complex and variable in its folding pattern, especially in the hippocampal head. The current study presents a computational method to unfold hippocampal grey matter, with a particular focus on the hippocampal head where complexity is highest due to medial curving of the structure and the variable presence of digitations. This unfolding was performed on segmentations from high-resolution, T2-weighted 7T MRI data from 12 healthy participants and one surgical patient with epilepsy whose resected hippocampal tissue was used for histological validation...
November 23, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174731/increased-hippocampal-fissure-width-is-a-sensitive-indicator-of-rat-hippocampal-atrophy
#18
Yuefeng Li, Jinchuan Yan, Xiaolan Zhu, Yan Zhu, Jiasheng Qin, Ningning Zhang, Shenghong Ju
OBJECTIVES: Volume loss within the hippocampus is known as the most replicated finding of structural brain imaging studies of neuropsychiatric diseases. Although voxel-based auto or semi-auto volumetric measurements are widely used in the determination of the human hippocampus, the detection of hippocampal atrophy in rats is still a dilemma as it relies on a relatively primitive and complex approach. In this study, we aimed to develop a convenient way to measure the atrophy of the hippocampus in rats...
November 23, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171994/hippocampal-stratum-radiatum-lacunosum-and-moleculare-sparing-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
#19
Li Su, Lawrence Hayes, Soteris Soteriades, Guy Williams, Susannah A E Brain, Michael J Firbank, Giulia Longoni, Robert J Arnold, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with atrophy in entorhinal cortex (ERC), the hippocampus, and its subfields Cornu Ammonis 1 (CA1) and subiculum, which predict conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to clinical AD. The stratum radiatum, lacunosum, and moleculare (SRLM) are also important gateways involving ERC and CA1, which are affected by early AD pathology. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the SRLM is affected in MCI and AD. METHODS: In this proof-of-concept study, 27 controls, 13 subjects with AD, and 22 with MCI underwent 3T MRI...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171926/episodic-autobiographical-memory-is-associated-with-variation-in-the-size-of-hippocampal-subregions
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Daniela J Palombo, Agnes Bacopulos, Robert S C Amaral, Rosanna K Olsen, Rebecca M Todd, Adam K Anderson, Brian Levine
Striking individual differences exist in the human capacity to recollect past events, yet, little is known about the neural correlates of such individual differences. Studies investigating hippocampal volume in relation to individual differences in laboratory measures of episodic memory in young adults suggest that whole hippocampal volume is unrelated (or even negatively associated) with episodic memory. However, anatomical and functional specialization across hippocampal subregions suggests that individual differences in episodic memory may be linked to particular hippocampal subregions, as opposed to whole hippocampal volume...
November 24, 2017: Hippocampus
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