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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197105/investigating-the-role-of-glutamate-and-gaba-in-the-modulation-of-transthalamic-activity-a-combined-fmri-fmrs-study
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Nathalie Just, Sarah Sonnay
The Excitatory-Inhibitory balance (EIB) between glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons is known to regulate the function of thalamocortical neurocircuits. The thalamus is known as an important relay for glutamatergic and GABAergic signals ascending/descending to/from the somatosensory cortex in rodents. However, new investigations attribute a larger role to thalamic nuclei as modulators of information processing within the cortex. In this study, functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (fMRS) was used to measure glutamate (Glu) and GABA associations with BOLD responses during activation of the thalamus to barrel cortex (S1BF) pathway at 9...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188622/the-optic-nerve-superior-colliculus-visual-thalamus-and-primary-visual-cortex-of-the-northern-elephant-seal-mirounga-angustirostris-and-california-sea-lion-zalophus-californianus
#2
Emily C Turner, Eva K Sawyer, Jon H Kaas
The northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) and California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) are members of a diverse clade of carnivorous mammals known as pinnipeds. Pinnipeds are notable for their large, ape-sized brains, yet little is known about their central nervous system. Both the northern elephant seal and California sea lion spend most of their lives at sea, but each also spends time on land to breed and give birth. These unique coastal niches may be reflected in specific evolutionary adaptations to their sensory systems...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186661/brain-neurochemical-and-hemodynamic-findings-in-the-ny1dd-mouse-model-of-mild-sickle-cell-disease
#3
Min-Hui Cui, Sandra M Suzuka, Nicholas A Branch, Kamalakar Ambadipudi, Sangeetha Thangaswamy, Seetharama A Acharya, Henny H Billett, Craig A Branch
To characterize the cerebral profile associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), we used in vivo proton MRI and MRS to quantify hemodynamics and neurochemicals in the thalamus of NY1DD mice, a mild model of SCD, and compared them with wild-type (WT) control mice. Compared with WT mice, NY1DD mice at steady state had elevated cerebral blood flow (CBF) and concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), glutamate (Glu), alanine, total creatine and N-acetylaspartylglutamate. Concentrations of glutathione (GSH) at steady state showed a negative correlation with BOLD signal change in response to 100% oxygen, a marker for oxidative stress, and mean diffusivity assessed using diffusion-tensor imaging, a marker for edematous inflammation...
February 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159646/metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-2-inhibits-thalamically-driven-glutamate-and-dopamine-release-in-the-dorsal-striatum
#4
Kari A Johnson, Yolanda Mateo, David M Lovinger
The striatum plays critical roles in action control and cognition, and activity of striatal neurons is driven by glutamatergic input. Inhibition of glutamatergic inputs to projection neurons and interneurons of the striatum by presynaptic G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) stands to modulate striatal output and striatum-dependent behaviors. Despite knowledge that a substantial number of glutamatergic inputs to striatal neurons originate in the thalamus, most electrophysiological studies assessing GPCR modulation do not differentiate between effects on corticostriatal and thalamostriatal transmission, and synaptic inhibition is frequently assumed to be mediated by activation of GPCRs on corticostriatal terminals...
January 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138104/mechanisms-of-alzheimer-s-disease-pathogenesis-and-prevention-the-brain-neural-pathology-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors-tau-protein-and-other-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Sayad Kocahan, Zumrut Doğan
The characteristic features of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the appearance of extracellular amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the intracellular environment, neuronal death and the loss of synapses, all of which contribute to cognitive decline in a progressive manner. A number of hypotheses have been advanced to explain AD. Abnormal tau phosphorylation may contribute to the formation of abnormal neurofibrillary structures. Many different structures are susceptible to AD, including the reticular formation, the nuclei in the brain stem (e...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137974/an-ultrastructural-study-of-the-thalamic-input-to-layer-4-of-primary-motor-and-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-the-mouse
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Rita Bopp, Simone Holler-Rickauer, Kevan A C Martin, Gregor F P Schuhknecht
: The traditional classification of primary motor cortex (M1) as an agranular area has recently been challenged, when a functional layer 4 (L4) was reported in M1. L4 is the principal target for thalamic input in sensory areas, which raises the question how thalamocortical synapses formed in M1 in the mouse compare with those in neighboring sensory cortex (S1). We identified thalamic boutons by their immunoreactivity for the vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGluT2) and performed unbiased disector counts from electron micrographs...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131625/deficits-in-cognitive-flexibility-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-stress-are-associated-with-impaired-glutamate-neurotransmission-in-the-rat-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Julianne D Jett, Sarah E Bulin, Lauren C Hatherall, Carlie M McCartney, David A Morilak
Deficits in cognitive flexibility, the ability to modify behavior in response to changes in the environment, contribute to the onset and maintenance of stress-related neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as depression. Cognitive flexibility depends on medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) function, and in depressed patients, cognitive inflexibility is associated with hypoactivity and decreased glutamate receptor expression in the mPFC. Rats exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) exhibit compromised mPFC function on the extradimensional (ED) set-shifting task of the attentional set-shifting test...
January 26, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108334/a-study-of-glutamate-levels-nr1-nr2a-nr2b-receptors-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat-model-of-japanese-encephalitis
#8
Prashant Singh Chauhan, Usha Kant Misra, Jayantee Kalita
There is paucity of studies on the role of glutamate excitotoxicity in cell damage in Japanese encephalitis. In this study the glutamate levels and its NMDA receptors, and oxidative stress markers in different brain regions have been evaluated and correlated with neurobehavioral changes at different time points. Twelve day old Wistar rats were inoculated with 3×10(6)pfu/ml intracerebrally. The neurobehavioral effects were evaluated by spontaneous locomotor activity (SLA), grip strength and rota rod test on 10, 33 and 48days post inoculation (dpi)...
January 17, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104554/abnormalities-in-metabolite-concentrations-in-tourette-s-disorder-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
#9
Siyan Fan, Danielle C Cath, Odile A van den Heuvel, Ysbrand D van der Werf, Caroline Schöls, Dick J Veltman, Petra J W Pouwels
INTRODUCTION: Abnormal glutamatergic transmission in cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuits is thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of Tourette's disorder (TD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, the current study aimed to investigate regional concentrations of glutamatergic compounds in TD and OCD patients in comparison to healthy control subjects (HC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-three TD patients, 20 OCD patients and 22 HC were included...
January 4, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097463/neurokinin-1-receptor-immunopositive-neurons-in-the-medullary-dorsal-horn-provide-collateral-axons-to-both-the-thalamus-and-parabrachial-nucleus-in-rats
#10
Xu Li, Shun-Nan Ge, Yang Li, Han-Tao Wang
It has been suggested that the trigemino-thalamic and trigemino-parabrachial projection neurons in the medullary dorsal horn (MDH) are highly implicated in the sensory-discriminative and emotional/affective aspects of orofacial pain, respectively. In previous studies, some neurons were reported to send projections to both the thalamus and parabrachial nucleus by way of collaterals in the MDH. However, little is known about the chemoarchitecture of this group of neurons. Thus, in the present study, we determined whether the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor, which is crucial for primary orofacial pain signaling, was expressed in MDH neurons co-innervating the thalamus and parabrachial nucleus...
January 17, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011073/behavioral-effects-and-neuroanatomical-targets-of-acute-atrazine-exposure-in-the-male-sprague-dawley-rat
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V M Rodriguez, M S Mendoza-Trejo, I Hernandez-Plata, M Giordano
Atrazine (ATR) is an herbicide broadly used in the world to control weeds in corn and sorghum fields, and it is potentially toxic for the dopaminergic system. Alterations in dopaminergic markers after ATR administration in rats and C57BL/6 mice have been reported. Behaviorally, it has been observed that ATR exposure causes hypoactivity shortly after its administration. To understand how acute ATR administration induces hypoactivity, we set out to map the brain areas responsive to ATR using c-Fos as a marker of neuronal activity, and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) as a marker of dopaminergic neurons...
December 21, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007991/genetic-inactivation-of-glutamate-neurons-in-the-rat-sublaterodorsal-tegmental-nucleus-recapitulates-rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder
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Sara Valencia Garcia, Paul-Antoine Libourel, Michael Lazarus, Daniela Grassi, Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Patrice Fort
Idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder is characterized by the enactment of violent dreams during paradoxical (REM) sleep in the absence of normal muscle atonia. Accumulating clinical and experimental data suggest that REM sleep behaviour disorder might be due to the neurodegeneration of glutamate neurons involved in paradoxical sleep and located within the pontine sublaterodorsal tegmental nucleus. The purpose of the present work was thus to functionally determine first, the role of glutamate sublaterodorsal tegmental nucleus neurons in paradoxical sleep and second, whether their genetic inactivation is sufficient for recapitulating REM sleep behaviour disorder in rats...
December 21, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998287/the-thalamic-mglur1-plc%C3%AE-4-pathway-is-critical-in-sleep-architecture
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Joohyeon Hong, Jungryun Lee, Kiyeong Song, Go Eun Ha, Yong Ryoul Yang, Ji Su Ma, Masahiro Yamamoto, Hee-Sup Shin, Pann-Ghill Suh, Eunji Cheong
The transition from wakefulness to a nonrapid eye movement (NREM) sleep state at the onset of sleep involves a transition from low-voltage, high-frequency irregular electroencephalography (EEG) waveforms to large-amplitude, low-frequency EEG waveforms accompanying synchronized oscillatory activity in the thalamocortical circuit. The thalamocortical circuit consists of reciprocal connections between the thalamus and cortex. The cortex sends strong excitatory feedback to the thalamus, however the function of which is unclear...
December 21, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939427/a-developmental-study-of-glutamatergic-neuron-populations-in-the-ventrobasal-and-the-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-comparing-genetic-absence-rats-from-strasbourg-gaers-and-normal-control-wistar-rats
#14
Özlem Kirazlı, Safiye Çavdar, Sercan Yıldızel, Filiz Onat, Erkan Kaptanoğlu
An imbalance of GABAergic inhibition and glutamatergic excitation is suspected to be the cause of absence epileptic seizures. Absence seizures are known to be generated in thalamocortical circuitry. In the present study we used light microscopy immunohistochemistry to quantify the density of glutamate+ve neurons at two developmental stages (P10 and P60) in two thalamic nuclei, the ventrobasal (VB) and lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) in Wistar rats and compared the results with similar data obtained from genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg (GAERS)...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920977/neurochemical-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-detected-by-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Xianjing Zhao, Maosheng Xu, Kristen Jorgenson, Jian Kong
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a highly prevalent health problem around the world, affecting 50% to 85% of people at some point in life. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the previous proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies on brain chemical changes in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: We identified relevant studies from a literature search of PubMed and EMBASE from 1980 to March 2016. Data extraction was performed on the subjects' characteristics, MRS methods, spectral analyses, cerebral metabolites and perceptual measurements...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893013/proton-chemical-shift-imaging-of-the-brain-in-pediatric-and-adult-developmental-stuttering
#16
Joseph O'Neill, Zhengchao Dong, Ravi Bansal, Iliyan Ivanov, Xuejun Hao, Jay Desai, Elena Pozzi, Bradley S Peterson
Importance: Developmental stuttering is a neuropsychiatric condition of incompletely understood brain origin. Our recent functional magnetic resonance imaging study indicates a possible partial basis of stuttering in circuits enacting self-regulation of motor activity, attention, and emotion. Objective: To further characterize the neurophysiology of stuttering through in vivo assay of neurometabolites in suspect brain regions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Proton chemical shift imaging of the brain was performed in a case-control study of children and adults with and without stuttering...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772535/1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-evidence-for-occipital-involvement-in-treatment-naive-paediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#17
Maria Ljungberg, Marie K L Nilsson, Karin Melin, Lars Jönsson, Arvid Carlsson, Åsa Carlsson, Eva Forssell-Aronsson, Tord Ivarsson, Maria Carlsson, Göran Starck
OBJECTIVE: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic psychiatric disorder leading to considerable distress and disability. Therapies are effective in a majority of paediatric patients, however, many only get partial response. It is therefore important to study the underlying pathophysiology of the disorder. METHODS: 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to study the concentration of brain metabolites in four different locations (cingulate gyrus and sulcus, occipital cortex, thalamus and right caudate nucleus)...
October 24, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743932/brain-mglur5-in-mice-with-amyloid-beta-pathology-studied-with-in%C3%A2-vivo-11-c-abp688-pet-imaging-and-ex%C3%A2-vivo-immunoblotting
#18
Xiaotian T Fang, Jonas Eriksson, Gunnar Antoni, Ulrika Yngve, Linda Cato, Lars Lannfelt, Dag Sehlin, Stina Syvänen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by aggregation of amyloid beta (Aβ) into insoluble plaques. Intermediates, Aβ oligomers (Aβo), appear to be the mechanistic cause of disease. The de facto PET AD ligand, [(11)C]PIB, binds and visualizes Aβ plaque load, which does not correlate well with disease severity. Therefore, finding a dynamic target that changes with pathology progression in AD is of great interest. Aβo alter synaptic plasticity, inhibit long-term potentiation, and facilitate long-term depression; key mechanisms involved in memory and learning...
February 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725171/psychotomimetic-effects-of-different-doses-of-mk-801-and-the-underlying-mechanisms-in-a-selective-memory-impairment-model
#19
Weiqing Liu, Dong Wang, Wenjuan Hong, Yi Yu, Jinsong Tang, Jicai Wang, Fang Liu, Xiufeng Xu, Liwen Tan, Xiaogang Chen
Although N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonists-induced hypoglutamate rodent models are the most well-established models for preclinical studies of schizophrenia-related deficits, they also evoke a wide spectrum of psychotomimetic side effects. It is significant to increase the specificity of hypoglutamate rodent models. In this study, the recognition memory was evaluated in rats by object recognition test (ORT), sensorimotor gating was evaluated by prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex (PPI), and locomotor activity was measured using open field test...
October 8, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717093/spatial-variability-and-reproducibility-of-gaba-edited-mega-laser-3d-mrsi-in-the-brain-at-3%C3%A2-t
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Petra Hnilicová, Michal Považan, Bernhard Strasser, Ovidiu C Andronesi, Martin Gajdošík, Ulrike Dydak, Jozef Ukropec, Dušan Dobrota, Siegfried Trattnig, Wolfgang Bogner
The reproducibility of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) quantification results, obtained with MRSI, was determined on a 3 T MR scanner in healthy adults. In this study, a spiral-encoded, GABA-edited, MEGA-LASER MRSI sequence with real-time motion-scanner-instability corrections was applied for robust 3D mapping of neurotransmitters in the brain. In particular, the GABA(+) (i.e. GABA plus macromolecule contamination) and Glx (i.e. glutamate plus glutamine contamination) signal was measured. This sequence enables 3D-MRSI with about 3 cm(3) nominal resolution in about 20 min...
October 7, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
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