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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346381/control-of-recollection-by-slow-gamma-dominating-mid-frequency-gamma-in-hippocampus-ca1
#1
Dino Dvorak, Basma Radwan, Fraser T Sparks, Zoe Nicole Talbot, André A Fenton
Behavior is used to assess memory and cognitive deficits in animals like Fmr1-null mice that model Fragile X Syndrome, but behavior is a proxy for unknown neural events that define cognitive variables like recollection. We identified an electrophysiological signature of recollection in mouse dorsal Cornu Ammonis 1 (CA1) hippocampus. During a shocked-place avoidance task, slow gamma (SG) (30-50 Hz) dominates mid-frequency gamma (MG) (70-90 Hz) oscillations 2-3 s before successful avoidance, but not failures...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333487/activation-of-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-reverses-cognitive-and-respiratory-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-rett-syndrome
#2
C James Howell, Michael P Sceniak, Min Lang, Wenceslas Krakowiecki, Fatimah E Abouelsoud, Saloni U Lad, Heping Yu, David M Katz
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2; Amir et al., 1999), a transcriptional regulatory protein (Klose et al., 2005). Mouse models of RTT (Mecp2 mutants) exhibit excitatory hypoconnectivity in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC; Sceniak et al., 2015), a region critical for functions that are abnormal in RTT patients, ranging from learning and memory to regulation of visceral homeostasis (Riga et al...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312877/diagnostic-contribution-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-an-atypical-presentation-of-motor-neuron-disease
#3
Lorenzo Ugga, Cinzia Coppola, Sirio Cocozza, Dario Saracino, Ferdinando Caranci, Francesco Tuccillo, Elisabetta Signoriello, Sara Casertano, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Enrico Tedeschi
Motor neuron disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease determining progressive and relentless motor deterioration involving both upper and lower motor neurons (UMN and LMN); several variants at onset are described. Here we describe a case of MND presenting as pure spastic monoparesis in which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) gave a substantial contribution in confirming the diagnosis and assessing the severity of UMN involvement. An isolated pyramidal syndrome, with complete absence of LMN signs, is a rare phenotype in the context of MND (less than 4% of total cases), especially if restricted to only one limb...
December 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274743/ankrd11-associated-with-intellectual-disability-and-autism-regulates-dendrite-differentiation-via-the-bdnf-trkb-signaling-pathway
#4
Minhan Ka, Woo-Yang Kim
Haploinsufficiency of ANKRD11 due to deletion or truncation mutations causes KBG syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and craniofacial abnormalities. However, little is known about the neurobiological role of ANKRD11 during brain development. Here we show that ANKRD11 regulates pyramidal neuron migration and dendritic differentiation in the developing moue cerebral cortex. Using an in utero manipulation approach, we found that Ankrd11 knockdown delayed radial migration of cortical neurons...
December 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248984/different-cerebellar-ataxia-phenotypes-associated-with-mutations-of-the-pnpla6-gene-in-brazilian-patients-with-recessive-ataxias
#5
Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Carlos Henrique F Camargo, Mario Teruo Sato, Naoye Shiokawa, Cesar L Boguszewski, Salmo Raskin, Cassandra Buck, Stephanie B Seminara, Renato Puppi Munhoz
Autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias (ARCAs) represent a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders. The association of early-onset cerebellar ataxia with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is related to two syndromes, known as Gordon Holmes syndrome (GHS-ataxia and pyramidal signs with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism) and Boucher-Neuhäuser syndrome (BNS-ataxia with chorioretinal dystrophy). Mutations in the PNPLA6 gene have been identified as the cause of hereditary spastic paraplegia and complex forms of ataxia associated with retinal and endocrine manifestations...
December 16, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232836/spasticity-management-in-disorders-of-consciousness
#6
REVIEW
Géraldine Martens, Steven Laureys, Aurore Thibaut
Background: Spasticity is a motor disorder frequently encountered after a lesion involving the central nervous system. It is hypothesized to arise from an anarchic reorganization of the pyramidal and parapyramidal fibers and leads to hypertonia and hyperreflexia of the affected muscular groups. While this symptom and its management is well-known in patients suffering from stroke, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesion, little is known regarding its appropriate management in patients presenting disorders of consciousness after brain damage...
December 9, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205982/spasticity-or-periodic-limb-movements
#7
Jonathan Levy, Sarah Hartley, Elsa Mauruc-Soubirac, Antoine Leotard, Frederic Lofaso, Maria-Antonia Quera-Salva, Djamel Bensmail
BACKGROUND: Spasticity and spasms are distressing features of the upper motor neuron syndrome (UMNS) following spinal cord injuries (SCI) or multiple sclerosis (MS), and have common therapeutic implications. Despite an increase of antispastic drugs and strategies, sometimes up to the surgical implant of intrathecal baclofen pump, some patients still complain of disabling spasms, which poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Although clinically similar, flexor spasms due to pyramidal tract disruption must be clearly differentiated from periodic limb movements (PLM), often accompanying restless leg syndrome (RLS) and occurring during sleep...
December 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201326/a-challenging-entity-multiple-sclerosis-or-collagen-tissue-disorders-a-case-series-of-6-patients
#8
Raida Ben Salah, Yosra Cherif, Faten Frikha, Dammak Chifaa, Mouna Snoussi, Moez Jallouli, Sameh Marzouk, Mhiri Chokri, Zouhir Bahloul
Background: Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating processes are sometimes difficult to differentiate from the neurological involvement in autoimmune diseases. Distinguishing multiple sclerosis from other lesions due to autoimmune diseases is crucial to avoid unsuitable or delayed treatments. Methods: Charts of 6 patients diagnosed with mimicking multiple sclerosis between 1996 and 2014 were retrospectively assessed. Results: The mean age at diagnosis was 35±7 years...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195113/a-case-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-necrotizing-autoimmune-myopathy-with-anti-srp-antibodies
#9
Antonio Marangi, Alberto Gajofatto, Damiano Marastoni, Francesca Gobbin, Flavio Guiotto, Paola Tonin, Maria Donata Benedetti
Only few reports exist regarding the coexistence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and autoimmune myopathies. We describe the case of a man with a long history of undiagnosed left lower limb motor impairment who was hospitalized for subacute onset of a myopathic syndrome. In addition, neurological examination revealed sensory impairment and pyramidal signs in the left limbs. Muscle biopsy revealed a necrotizing myopathy and serum anti-signal recognition particle (SRP) antibodies were found. Brain and spinal cord MRI displayed several non-enhancing demyelinating lesions, and CSF-restricted oligoclonal bands were detected...
November 23, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193639/oligonephronia-and-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-a-further-observation
#10
Antonio Gatto, Pietro Ferrara, Chiara Leoni, Roberta Onesimo, Marcella Zollino, Francesco Emma, Giuseppe Zampino
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a rare chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion of chromosome 4 (4p16.3p16.2). We describe a case of a male 9 years old children with WHS proteinuria and hypertension. Laboratory data showed creatinine 1.05 mg/dl, GFR 65.9 ml/min/1.73 m2 , cholesterol 280 mg/dl, triglyceride 125 mg/dl with electrolytes in the normal range. Urine collection showed protein 2.72 g/L with a urine protein/creatinine ratio (UP /UCr ratio) of 4.2 and diuresis of 1,100 ml. Renal ultrasound showed reduced kidney dimensions with diffusely hyperechogenic cortex and poorly visualized pyramids...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174531/can-we-increase-speed-and-efficacy-of-antidepressant-treatments-part-i-general-aspects-and-monoamine-based-strategies
#11
REVIEW
Francesc Artigas, Analia Bortolozzi, Pau Celada
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe psychiatric syndrome with high prevalence and socioeconomic impact. Current antidepressant treatments are based on the blockade of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) and/or noradrenaline transporters. These drugs show slow onset of clinical action and limited efficacy, partly due to the activation of physiological negative feed-back mechanisms operating through autoreceptors (5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, α2-adrenoceptors) and postsynaptic receptors (e.g., 5-HT3). As a result, clinically-relevant doses of reuptake inhibitors increase extracellular (active) 5-HT concentrations in the midbrain raphe nuclei but not in forebrain, as indicated by rodent microdialysis studies and by PET-scan studies in primate/human brain...
November 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167994/congenital-zika-virus-infection-a-neuropathological-review
#12
L Chimelli, E Avvad-Portari
BACKGROUND: A relationship between Zika virus (ZikV) infection in pregnancy and the occurrence of microcephaly was established during the Zika outbreak in Brazil (2015-2016). Neuropathological findings in congenital Zika syndrome helped to understand its pathogenetic mechanisms. RESULTS: The most relevant postmortem findings in the central nervous system (CNS) of fetuses and neonates infected with ZikV early in gestation are microcephaly with ex-vacuo ventriculomegaly and large head circumference associated with obstructive hydrocephalus due to severe midbrain and aqueduct distortion...
January 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144549/zuclopenthixol-dihydrochloride-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Edward J Bryan, Marie Ann Purcell, Ajit Kumar
BACKGROUND: Oral zuclopenthixol dihydrochloride (Clopixol) is an anti-psychotic treatment for people with psychotic symptoms, especially those with schizophrenia. It is associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a prolongation of the QTc interval, extra-pyramidal reactions, venous thromboembolism and may modify insulin and glucose responses. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of zuclopenthixol dihydrochloride for treatment of schizophrenia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Trials Register (latest search 09 June 2015)...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134514/expression-of-bc1-impairs-spatial-learning-and-memory-in-alzheimer-s-disease-via-app-translation
#14
Tongmei Zhang, Pei Pang, Zemin Fang, Yu Guo, Hao Li, Xinyan Li, Tian Tian, Xin Yang, Wenting Chen, Shu Shu, Na Tang, Jianhua Wu, Houze Zhu, Lei Pei, Dan Liu, Qing Tian, Jian Wang, Lin Wang, Ling-Qiang Zhu, Youming Lu
Aggregation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides, which are the cleavage products of amyloid precursor protein (APP), is a major pathological hallmark in the brain of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Now, we know little about the roles of APP translation in the disease progression of AD. Here, we show that BC1, a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), is expressed in the brain of AD mice. BC1 induces APP mRNA translation via association with a fragile X syndrome protein (FMRP). Inhibition of BC1 or BC1-FMRP association in AD mice blocks aggregation of Aβ in the brain and protects against the spatial learning and memory deficits...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114038/aberrant-rac1-cofilin-signaling-mediates-defects-in-dendritic-spines-synaptic-function-and-sensory-perception-in-fragile-x-syndrome
#15
Alexander Pyronneau, Qionger He, Jee-Yeon Hwang, Morgan Porch, Anis Contractor, R Suzanne Zukin
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and a leading cause of autism. FXS is caused by a trinucleotide expansion in the gene FMR1 on the X chromosome. The neuroanatomical hallmark of FXS is an overabundance of immature dendritic spines, a factor thought to underlie synaptic dysfunction and impaired cognition. We showed that aberrantly increased activity of the Rho GTPase Rac1 inhibited the actin-depolymerizing factor cofilin, a major determinant of dendritic spine structure, and caused disease-associated spine abnormalities in the somatosensory cortex of FXS model mice...
November 7, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104533/cell-type-specific-mrna-dysregulation-in-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-neurons-of-the-fragile-x-syndrome-mouse-model
#16
Laura Ceolin, Nathalie Bouquier, Jihane Vitre-Boubaker, Stéphanie Rialle, Dany Severac, Emmanuel Valjent, Julie Perroy, Emma Puighermanal
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder due to the silencing of the Fmr1 gene, causing intellectual disability, seizures, hyperactivity, and social anxiety. All these symptoms result from the loss of expression of the RNA binding protein fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), which alters the neurodevelopmental program to abnormal wiring of specific circuits. Aberrant mRNAs translation associated with the loss of Fmr1 product is widely suspected to be in part the cause of FXS. However, precise gene expression changes involved in this disorder have yet to be defined...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099286/fdg-pet-in-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-analysis-of-clinical-pet-correlation
#17
Dimitri Renard, Giovanni Castelnovo, Laurent Collombier, Eric Thouvenot, Vincent Boudousq
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between clinical pattern and cerebral glucose metabolism on [18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). METHODS: Predefined clinical signs (ataxia, visual, pyramidal, myoclonus, limb apraxia, limb dystonia, sensory, parkinsonism, and corticobasal syndrome [CBS]) and FDG-PET data were assessed in consecutive CJD patients. Two types of statistical parametric mapping (SPM) analyses, using stringent level of significance p<0...
November 3, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095328/c9orf72-intermediate-repeat-expansion-in-a-patient-with-psychiatric-disorders-and-progressive-cerebellar-ataxia
#18
Mario Meloni, Rita Farris, Paolo Solla, Marcello M Mascia, Francesco Marrosu, Antonino Cannas
INTRODUCTION: Large expansions of the noncoding GGGGCC repeat (more than 30) in the first intron of the C9ORF72 gene have been demonstrated to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. Recent papers have investigated the possible pathogenic role and associated clinical phenotypes of hexanucleotide expansions with intermediate repeat lengths ranging between 20 and 29 repeats. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 71-year-old Sardinian female patient with a long history of psychiatric disorders such as mixed anxiety-depressive disorder associated with somatization disorder and histrionic personality who developed a slowly progressive cerebellar syndrome, mild cognitive impairment, pyramidal signs, and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder with imaging abnormalities on the DaTSCAN single-photon emission computed tomography indicating an alteration in the presynaptic dopaminergic system...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036831/dementia-pugilistica-revisited
#19
Rudy J Castellani, George Perry
 Extensive exposure of boxers to neurotrauma in the early 20th century led to the so-called punch drunk syndrome, which was formally recognized in the medical literature in 1928. "Punch drunk" terminology was replaced by the less derisive 'dementia pugilistica' in 1937. In the early case material, the diagnosis of dementia pugilistica required neurological deficits, including slurring dysarthria, ataxia, pyramidal signs, extrapyramidal signs, memory impairment, and personality changes, although the specific clinical substrate has assumed lesser importance in recent years with a shift in focus on molecular pathogenesis...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971056/joubert-syndrome-presenting-with-normal-pyramidal-decussation-a-case-report
#20
Nam-Sik Kim, Sung-Hee Park
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by a congenital malformation of the hindbrain, and accompanied by axonal decussation abnormalities affecting the corticospinal tract and the superior cerebellar peduncles. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of normal pyramidal decussation in JS. Here, we describe the case of an 18-year-old boy presenting midline-crossing corticospinal projections, which were considered normal corticospinal tract trajectories. Diffusion tensor imaging and motor evoked potential study analysis demonstrated the exclusive presence of decussating corticospinal projections in the patient...
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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