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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458098/spermine-protects-from-lps-induced-memory-deficit-via-bdnf-and-trkb-activation
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Pâmella K Frühauf-Perez, Fernanda R Temp, Micheli M Pillat, Cristiane Signor, Arithane Lorena Wendel, Henning Ulrich, Carlos F Mello, Maribel A Rubin
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been long known to promote neuroinflammation and learning and memory deficits. Since spermine, one of the main natural polyamines in the central nervous system, protects from LPS-induced memory deficit by a mechanism that comprises GluN2B receptors, the aim of the present study was to determine whether brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB) receptor and cAMP response element binding (CREB) are involved in this protective effect of spermine...
February 16, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456491/synaptic-e-i-balance-underlies-efficient-neural-coding
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REVIEW
Shanglin Zhou, Yuguo Yu
Both theoretical and experimental evidence indicate that synaptic excitation and inhibition in the cerebral cortex are well-balanced during the resting state and sensory processing. Here, we briefly summarize the evidence for how neural circuits are adjusted to achieve this balance. Then, we discuss how such excitatory and inhibitory balance shapes stimulus representation and information propagation, two basic functions of neural coding. We also point out the benefit of adopting such a balance during neural coding...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455391/focal-ischaemic-infarcts-expand-faster-in-cerebellar-cortex-than-cerebral-cortex-in-a-mouse-photothrombotic-stroke-model
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Nagarajesh Gorlamandala, Jasneet Parmar, Amanda J Craig, John M Power, Andrew J Moorhouse, Arun V Krishnan, Gary D Housley
It is generally accepted that the cerebellum is particularly vulnerable to ischaemic injury, and this may contribute to the high mortality arising from posterior circulation strokes. However, this has not been systematically examined in an animal model. This study compared the development and resolution of matched photothrombotic microvascular infarcts in the cerebellar and cerebral cortices in adult 129/SvEv mice of both sexes. The photothrombotic lesions were made using tail vein injection of Rose Bengal with a 532 nm laser projected onto a 2 mm diameter aperture over the target region of the brain (with skull thinning)...
February 17, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455100/hypofunction-of-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-in-depression-during-verbal-fluency-task-a-multi-channel-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Tomomi Akiyama, Michihiko Koeda, Yoshiro Okubo, Mahito Kimura
BACKGROUND: Previous functional neuroimaging studies of depression have demonstrated frontotemporal dysfunction, including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, while patients perform working memory and language comprehension tasks. Recent near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies have shown frontotemporal hypofunction in depression by verbal fluency task, but the regions of impairment affecting respective depressive symptoms still remain unclear. We investigated frontotemporal function during word production task in depression with multi-channel NIRS...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454551/rostral-anterior-cingulate-cortex-is-a-structural-correlate-of-repetitive-tms-treatment-response-in-depression
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Aaron D Boes, Brandt D Uitermarkt, Fatimah M Albazron, Martin J Lan, Conor Liston, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Marc J Dubin, Michael D Fox
BACKGROUND: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an effective treatment for medication-refractory major depression, yet the mechanisms of action for this intervention are poorly understood. Here we investigate cerebral cortex thickness as a possible biomarker of rTMS treatment response. METHODS: Longitudinal change in cortical thickness is evaluated relative to clinical outcomes across 48 participants in 2 cohorts undergoing left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex rTMS as a treatment for depression...
January 31, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454001/brain-bioenergetics-in-rats-with-acute-hyperphenylalaninemia
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Nádia Weber Dimer, Bruna Klippel Ferreira, Jotele Fontana Agostini, Maria Luiza Gomes, Luiza Wilges Kist, Fernanda Malgarin, Milena Carvalho-Silva, Lara Mezari Gomes, Joyce Rebelo, Marisa Jádna Silva Frederico, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Eduardo Pacheco Rico, Mauricio Reis Bogo, Emilio Luiz Streck, Gustavo Costa Ferreira, Patrícia Fernanda Schuck
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a disorder of phenylalanine (Phe) metabolism caused by deficient phenylalanine hydroxylase activity. The deficiency results in increased levels of Phe and its metabolites in fluids and tissues of patients. PKU patients present neurological signals and symptoms including hypomyelination and intellectual deficit. This study assessed brain bioenergetics at 1 h after acute Phe administration to induce hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) in rats. Wistar rats were randomized in two groups: HPA animals received a single subcutaneous administration of Phe (5...
February 14, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453847/fiber-bundle-endomicroscopy-with-multi-illumination-for-three-dimensional-reflectance-image-reconstruction
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Yoriko Ando, Hirohito Sawahata, Takeshi Kawano, Kowa Koida, Rika Numano
Bundled fiber optics allow in vivo imaging at deep sites in a body. The intrinsic optical contrast detects detailed structures in blood vessels and organs. We developed a bundled-fiber-coupled endomicroscope, enabling stereoscopic three-dimensional (3-D) reflectance imaging with a multipositional illumination scheme. Two illumination sites were attached to obtain reflectance images with left and right illumination. Depth was estimated by the horizontal disparity between the two images under alternative illuminations and was calibrated by the targets with known depths...
February 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452811/effects-on-adult-cognitive-function-after-neonatal-exposure-to-clinically-relevant-doses-of-ionising-radiation-and-ketamine-in-mice
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S Buratovic, B Stenerlöw, S Sundell-Bergman, A Fredriksson, H Viberg, T Gordh, P Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Radiological methods for screening, diagnostics and therapy are frequently used in healthcare. In infants and children, anaesthesia/sedation is often used in these situations to relieve the patients' perception of stress or pain. Both ionising radiation (IR) and ketamine have been shown to induce developmental neurotoxic effects and this study aimed to identify the combined effects of these in a murine model. METHODS: Male mice were exposed to a single dose of ketamine (7...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452328/louis-victor-leborgne-tan
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REVIEW
Nasser Mohammed, Devi Prasad Patra, Anil Nanda
Louis Victor Leborgne was a patient of Paul Broca. "Monsieur Leborgne" as Paul Broca would call him was also known around in the hospital by the nickname, "Tan," His neurological condition left him with a difficulty in speaking and he could only speak the word "Tan". Leborgne spent nearly half of his entire life in the hospital. He was initially admitted into the psychiatry division of the hospital and was later transferred under the care of Broca towards the end of his life. The story of the Leborgne sits in the crossroads of human thoughts that led to the discovery of cerebral localization...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452205/impaired-cerebral-microcirculation-induced-by-ammonium-chloride-in-rats-is-due-to-cortical-adenosine-release
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Peter Nissen Bjerring, Esben Jannik Bjerrum, Fin Stolze Larsen
BACKGROUND: Liver failure results in hyperammonaemia, impaired regulation of cerebral microcirculation, encephalopathy and death. However, the key mediator that alters cerebral microcirculation remains unidentified. In this study we show that topical ammonium significantly increases periarteriolar adenosine tone on the brain surface of healthy rats and is associated with a disturbed microcirculation. METHODS: Cranial windows were prepared in anaesthetized Wistar rats...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451906/brain-changes-due-to-hypoxia-during-light-anaesthesia-can-be-prevented-by-deepening-anaesthesia-a-study-in-rats
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Setayesh R Tasbihgou, Mina Netkova, Alain F Kalmar, Janine Doorduin, Michel M R F Struys, Regien G Schoemaker, Anthony R Absalom
In anaesthetic practice the risk of cerebral ischemic/hypoxic damage is thought to be attenuated by deep anaesthesia. The rationale is that deeper anaesthesia reduces cerebral oxygen demand more than light anaesthesia, thereby increasing the tolerance to ischemia or hypoxia. However, evidence to support this is scarce. We thus investigated the influence of light versus deep anaesthesia on the responses of rat brains to a period of hypoxia. In the first experiment we exposed adult male Wistar rats to deep or light propofol anaesthesia and then performed [18F]- Fludeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans to verify the extent of cerebral metabolic suppression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451499/characterising-the-frequency-response-of-impedance-changes-during-evoked-physiological-activity-in-the-rat-brain
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Mayo Faulkner, Sana Hannan, Kirill Y Aristovich, James Avery, David S Holder
<i>Objective</i>. Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) can image impedance changes associated with evoked physiological activity in the cerebral cortex using an array of epicortical electrodes. An impedance change is observed as the externally applied current, normally confined to the extracellular space is admitted into the conducting intracellular space during neuronal depolarisation. The response is largest at DC and decreases at higher frequencies due to capacitative transfer of current across the membrane...
February 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451208/astrocytes-in-the-cerebral-cortex-play-a-role-in-the-spontaneous-motor-recovery-following-experimental-striatal-hemorrhage
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Juliana Dalibor Neves, Régis Gemerasca Mestriner, Carlos Alexandre Netto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450240/improving-cerebral-oxygenation-cognition-and-autonomic-nervous-system-control-of-a-chronic-alcohol-abuser-through-a-three-month-running-program
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Daniel Aranha Cabral, Kell Grandjean da Costa, Alexandre Hideki Okano, Hassan Mohamed Elsangedy, Vanessa Paula Rachetti, Eduardo Bodnariuc Fontes
The abusive use of alcohol has shown to be associated to cerebral damage, impaired cognition, poor autonomic nervous control, impaired cardiovascular health, increased levels of stress and anxiety, depression symptoms and poor quality of life. Aerobic exercise has shown to be an efficient tool to reduce and overcome these issues. In this case report, a patient (forty-four years old, male) under treatment in public psychiatric hospital, classified as having a substance use disorder, underwent a three-month running program...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448073/neurite-imaging-reveals-microstructural-variations-in-human-cerebral-cortical-gray-matter
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Hikaru Fukutomi, Matthew F Glasser, Hui Zhang, Joonas A Autio, Timothy S Coalson, Tomohisa Okada, Kaori Togashi, David C Van Essen, Takuya Hayashi
We present distinct patterns of neurite distribution in the human cerebral cortex using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We analyzed both high-resolution structural (T1w and T2w images) and diffusion MRI data in 505 subjects from the Human Connectome Project. Neurite distributions were evaluated using the neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) model, optimized for gray matter, and mapped onto the cortical surface using a method weighted towards the cortical mid-thickness to reduce partial volume effects...
February 12, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447949/protective-effects-of-alpinae-oxyphyllae-fructus-extracts-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yunlong Wang, Mengshi Wang, Kaiyue Fan, Tongde Li, Tingxu Yan, Bo Wu, Kaishun Bi, Ying Jia
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Alpinae Oxyphyllae Fructus (AOF) with warming and tonifying the kidney and spleen, anti-salivation, anti-polyuria and anti-diarrhea functions is the dried ripe fruits of Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. (Zingiberaceae). As a traditional Chinese medicine, its application history is very long. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The purpose of our study is to investigate the effects of different solvent extracts from AOF on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced animal model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) to elucidate the traditional medical theories with modern pharmacological methods and provide a reference for further clarifying its active components and mechanisms...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445897/brdu-edu-dual-labeling-to-determine-the-cell-cycle-dynamics-of-defined-cellular-subpopulations
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Lachlan Harris, Oressia Zalucki, Michael Piper
Measuring the mean duration of synthesis-phase (T s ) and of the total cell-cycle (T c ) within progenitor cell populations can provide important insights into the biology governing these cells. Rather than a passive process that shows little variability across cellular contexts, the cell-cycle is instead highly regulated. For example, in the rodent forebrain, T s is selectively lengthened in radial glial progenitor cells undergoing symmetric versus asymmetric division. This lengthening is thought to minimize the potential for copying errors that can occur during DNA replication...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444964/electrical-stimulation-of-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-impairs-semantic-cognition
#18
Guillaume Herbet, Sylvie Moritz-Gasser, Hugues Duffau
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prefrontal cortical structures causally involved in verbal and nonverbal semantic cognition in both cerebral hemispheres. METHODS: We retrospectively screened the intraoperative brain mapping data of 584 patients who underwent neurosurgery for neoplastic tumor under local anesthesia with direct cortical electrostimulation. Patients were included if they were right-handed, recently diagnosed with a diffuse low-grade glioma, and had a positive language mapping for verbal (naming task) and nonverbal (visual semantic association task) semantic cognition in the prefrontal cortex (n = 49)...
February 14, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443048/generation-of-standardized-and-reproducible-forebrain-type-cerebral-organoids-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Olivia Krefft, Ammar Jabali, Vira Iefremova, Philipp Koch, Julia Ladewig
The human cortex is highly expanded and exhibits a complex structure with specific functional areas, providing higher brain function, such as cognition. Efforts to study human cerebral cortex development have been limited by the availability of model systems. Translating results from rodent studies to the human system is restricted by species differences and studies on human primary tissues are hampered by a lack of tissue availability as well as ethical concerns. Recent development in human pluripotent stem cell (PSC) technology include the generation of three-dimensional (3D) self-organizing organotypic culture systems, which mimic to a certain extent human-specific brain development in vitro...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441665/cortical-thickness-abnormalities-in-bipolar-disorder-patients-with-a-lifetime-history-of-auditory-hallucinations
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Lynn Mørch-Johnsen, Stener Nerland, Kjetil N Jørgensen, Kåre Osnes, Cecilie B Hartberg, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Melle, Ragnar Nesvåg, Ingrid Agartz
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate morphometric correlates of auditory hallucinations in bipolar disorder (BD) by comparing cortical thickness and cortical surface area in bipolar disorder patients with (BD+) and without (BD-) a lifetime history of auditory hallucinations. Based on previous findings in schizophrenia patients, we hypothesized that the cortex would be thinner in the auditory cortex in BD+ compared to BD-. METHODS: Bipolar disorder spectrum (n = 157) patients and healthy controls (n = 279) underwent 1...
February 13, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
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