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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053835/abnormal-intrinsic-brain-functional-network-dynamics-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Jinhee Kim, Marion Criaud, Sang Soo Cho, María Díez-Cirarda, Alexander Mihaescu, Sarah Coakeley, Christine Ghadery, Mikaeel Valli, Mark F Jacobs, Sylvain Houle, Antonio P Strafella
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by nigrostriatal dopamine depletion. Previous studies measuring spontaneous brain activity using resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging have reported abnormal changes in broadly distributed whole-brain networks. Although resting state functional connectivity, estimating temporal correlations between brain regions, is measured with the assumption that intrinsic fluctuations throughout the scan are stable, dynamic changes of functional connectivity have recently been suggested to reflect aspects of functional capacity of neural systems, and thus may serve as biomarkers of disease...
October 5, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053778/influence-of-cerebrovascular-disease-on-brain-networks-in-prodromal-and-clinical-alzheimer-s-disease
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Joanna Su Xian Chong, Siwei Liu, Yng Miin Loke, Saima Hilal, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Xin Xu, Boon Yeow Tan, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen, Juan Zhou
Network-sensitive neuroimaging methods have been used to characterize large-scale brain network degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and its prodrome. However, few studies have investigated the combined effect of Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease on brain network degeneration. Our study sought to examine the intrinsic functional connectivity and structural covariance network changes in 235 prodromal and clinical Alzheimer's disease patients with and without cerebrovascular disease. We focused particularly on two higher-order cognitive networks-the default mode network and the executive control network...
September 19, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053773/less-is-more-neural-mechanisms-underlying-anomia-treatment-in-chronic-aphasic-patients
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Davide Nardo, Rachel Holland, Alexander P Leff, Cathy J Price, Jennifer T Crinion
Previous research with aphasic patients has shown that picture naming can be facilitated by concurrent phonemic cueing [e.g. initial phoneme(s) of the word that the patient is trying to retrieve], both as an immediate word retrieval technique, and when practiced repeatedly over time as a long-term anomia treatment. Here, to investigate the neural mechanisms supporting word retrieval, we adopted-for the first time-a functional magnetic resonance imaging task using the same naming procedure as it occurs during the anomia treatment process...
September 27, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053770/tourette-syndrome-a-disorder-of-the-social-decision-making-network
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Roger L Albin
Tourette syndrome is a common neurodevelopmental disorder defined by characteristic involuntary movements, tics, with both motor and phonic components. Tourette syndrome is usually conceptualized as a basal ganglia disorder, with an emphasis on striatal dysfunction. While considerable evidence is consistent with these concepts, imaging data suggest diffuse functional and structural abnormalities in Tourette syndrome brain. Tourette syndrome exhibits features that are difficult to explain solely based on basal ganglia circuit dysfunctions...
August 22, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053724/accounting-for-the-complex-hierarchical-topology-of-eeg-phase-based-functional-connectivity-in-network-binarisation
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Keith Smith, Daniel Abásolo, Javier Escudero
Research into binary network analysis of brain function faces a methodological challenge in selecting an appropriate threshold to binarise edge weights. For EEG phase-based functional connectivity, we test the hypothesis that such binarisation should take into account the complex hierarchical structure found in functional connectivity. We explore the density range suitable for such structure and provide a comparison of state-of-the-art binarisation techniques, the recently proposed Cluster-Span Threshold (CST), minimum spanning trees, efficiency-cost optimisation and union of shortest path graphs, with arbitrary proportional thresholds and weighted networks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052616/pregenual-anterior-cingulate-dysfunction-associated-with-depression-in-ocd-an-integrated-multimodal-fmri-1-h-mrs-study
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Reza Tadayonnejad, Rangaprakash Deshpande, Olusola Ajilore, Teena Moody, Francesca Morfini, Ronald Ly, Joseph O'Neill, Jamie D Feusner
Depression is a commonly-occurring symptom in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and is associated with worse functional impairment, poorer quality of life, and poorer treatment response. Understanding the underlying neurochemical and connectivity-based brain mechanisms of this important symptom domain in OCD is necessary for development of novel, more globally effective treatments. To investigate biopsychological mechanisms of comorbid depression in OCD, we examined effective connectivity and neurochemical signatures in the pregenual anterior cingulate cortex (pACC), a structure known to be involved in both OCD and depression...
October 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052613/dynorphin-counteracts-orexin-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-cellular-and-behavioral-evidence
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Alessandra Matzeu, Marsida Kallupi, Olivier George, Paul Schweitzer, Rémi Martin-Fardon
The orexin (Orx) system plays a critical role in drug addiction and reward-related behaviors. The dynorphin (Dyn) system promotes depressive-like behavior and plays a key role in the aversive effects of stress. Orx and Dyn are co-released and have opposing functions in reward and motivation in the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Previous studies suggested that OrxA transmission in the posterior paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (pPVT) participates in cocaine-seeking behavior. This study determined whether Orx and Dyn interact in the pPVT...
October 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051730/dynamical-graph-theory-networks-methods-for-the-analysis-of-sparse-functional-connectivity-networks-and-for-determining-pinning-observability-in-brain-networks
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Anke Meyer-Bäse, Rodney G Roberts, Ignacio A Illan, Uwe Meyer-Bäse, Marc Lobbes, Andreas Stadlbauer, Katja Pinker-Domenig
Neuroimaging in combination with graph theory has been successful in analyzing the functional connectome. However almost all analysis are performed based on static graph theory. The derived quantitative graph measures can only describe a snap shot of the disease over time. Neurodegenerative disease evolution is poorly understood and treatment strategies are consequently only of limited efficiency. Fusing modern dynamic graph network theory techniques and modeling strategies at different time scales with pinning observability of complex brain networks will lay the foundation for a transformational paradigm in neurodegnerative diseases research regarding disease evolution at the patient level, treatment response evaluation and revealing some central mechanism in a network that drives alterations in these diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050910/default-mode-network-connectivity-of-fear-and-anxiety-related-cue-and-context-conditioning
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Francesca Zidda, Jamila Andoh, Sebastian Pohlack, Tobias Winkelmann, Ramona Dinu-Biringer, Juliana Cavalli, Michaela Ruttorf, Frauke Nees, Herta Flor
Classical fear conditioning is an important mechanism to adequately respond and adapt to environmental threats and has been related to the development of fear and anxiety. Both cue and context conditioning have been studied but little is known about their relation to relevant resting state networks. The default mode network (DMN) has been reported to be involved in affective learning and described as facilitating a state of readiness in responding to environmental changes. We examined resting state brain connectivity patterns of the default mode network (DMN) in 119 healthy volunteers...
October 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050909/bold-fmri-in-the-mouse-auditory-pathway
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Guilherme Blazquez Freches, Cristina Chavarrias, Noam Shemesh
The auditory pathway is widely distributed throughout the brain, and is perhaps one of the most interesting networks in the context of neuroplasticity. Accurate mapping of neural activity in the entire pathway, preferably noninvasively, and with high resolution, could be instrumental for understanding such longitudinal processes. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has clear advantages for such characterizations, as it is noninvasive, provides relatively high spatial resolution and lends itself for repetitive studies, albeit relying on an indirect neurovascular coupling to deliver its information...
October 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050849/neuronal-and-behavioral-effects-of-multi-day-brain-stimulation-and-memory-training
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Daria Antonenko, Nadine Külzow, Angelica Sousa, Kristin Prehn, Ulrike Grittner, Agnes Flöel
Strategies for memory enhancement, especially for the older population, are of great scientific and public interest. Here, we aimed at investigating neuronal and behavioral effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) paired with memory training. Young and older adults were trained on an object-location-memory task on 3 consecutive days with either anodal or sham tDCS. Recall performance was assessed immediately after training, 1 day and 1 month later, as well as performance on trained function and transfer task...
September 28, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049853/nutrient-driven-o-glcnac-in-proteostasis-and-neurodegeneration
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REVIEW
Ilhan Akan, Stephanie Olivier-Van Stichelen, Michelle R Bond, John A Hanover
Proteostasis is essential in the mammalian brain where post-mitotic cells must function for decades to maintain synaptic contacts and memory. The brain is dependent on glucose and other metabolites for proper function and is spared from metabolic deficits even during starvation. In this review, we outline how the nutrient sensitive nucleocytoplasmic posttranslational modification O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) regulates protein homeostasis. The O-GlcNAc modification is highly abundant in the mammalian brain, and has been linked to proteopathies, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049297/functional-connectivity-structure-of-cortical-calcium-dynamics-in-anesthetized-and-awake-mice
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Patrick W Wright, Lindsey M Brier, Adam Q Bauer, Grant A Baxter, Andrew W Kraft, Matthew D Reisman, Annie R Bice, Abraham Z Snyder, Jin-Moo Lee, Joseph P Culver
The interplay between hemodynamic-based markers of cortical activity (e.g. fMRI and optical intrinsic signal imaging), which are an indirect and relatively slow report of neural activity, and underlying synaptic electrical and metabolic activity through neurovascular coupling is a topic of ongoing research and debate. As application of resting state functional connectivity measures is extended further into topics such as brain development, aging and disease, the importance of understanding the fundamental physiological basis for functional connectivity will grow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048582/salience-network-dynamics-underlying-successful-resistance-of-temptation
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Rosa Steimke, Jason S Nomi, Vince D Calhoun, Christine Stelzel, Lena M Paschke, Robert Gaschler, Thomas Goschke, Henrik Walter, Lucina Q Uddin
Self-control and the ability to resist temptation are critical for successful completion of long-term goals. Contemporary models in cognitive neuroscience emphasize the primary role of prefrontal cognitive control networks in aligning behavior with such goals. Here we use gaze pattern analysis and dynamic functional connectivity fMRI data to explore how individual differences in the ability to resist temptation are related to intrinsic brain dynamics of the cognitive control and salience networks. Behaviorally, individuals exhibit greater gaze distance from target location (e...
October 18, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046917/effects-of-an-injectable-functionalized-self-assembling-nanopeptide-hydrogel-on-angiogenesis-and-neurogenesis-for-regeneration-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Tzu-Wei Wang, Kai-Chieh Chang, Liang-Hsin Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Chia-Wei Yeh, Yung-Jen Chuang
Brain injury is a devastating medical condition and represents a major health problem. Tissue and organ reconstruction have been regarded as promising therapeutic strategies. Here, we propose a regenerative methodology focusing on the provision of functionalized nanopeptide scaffolds to facilitate angiogenesis and neurogenesis at the brain injury site. The peptide RADA16-SVVYGLR undergoes self-assembly to construct an interconnected network with intertwining nanofibers, and can be controlled to display various physicochemical properties by the adjustment of microenvironmental factors such as pH and ion concentration...
October 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046425/carotid-chemoreceptors-tune-breathing-via-multipath-routing-reticular-chain-and-loop-operations-supported-by-parallel-spike-train-correlations
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Kendall F Morris, Sarah C Nuding, Lauren S Segers, Kimberly Erin Iceman, Russell O'Connor, Jay B Dean, Mackenzie M Ott, Pierina A Alencar, Dale Shuman, Kofi-Kermit Horton, Thomas E Taylor-Clark, Donald C Bolser, Bruce G Lindsey
We tested the hypothesis that carotid chemoreceptors tune breathing through parallel circuit paths that target distinct elements of an inspiratory neuron chain in the ventral respiratory column (VRC). Microelectrode arrays were used to monitor neuronal spike trains simultaneously in the VRC, peri-nucleus tractus solitarius-medial medulla (p-NTS-MM), the dorsal parafacial region of the lateral tegmental field (FTL-pF), and medullary raphé nuclei together with phrenic nerve activity during selective stimulation of carotid chemoreceptors or transient hypoxia in 19 decerebrate, neuromuscularly-blocked, and artificially ventilated cats...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046290/re-establishing-brain-networks-in-patients-with-esrd-after-successful-kidney-transplantation
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Hui Juan Chen, Jiqiu Wen, Rongfeng Qi, Jianhui Zhong, U Joseph Schoepf, Akos Varga-Szemes, Virginia W Lesslie, Xiang Kong, Yun Fei Wang, Qiang Xu, Zhe Zhang, Xue Li, Guang Ming Lu, Long Jiang Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cognition in ESRD may be improved by kidney transplantation, but mechanisms are unclear. We explored patterns of resting-state networks with resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging among patients with ESRD before and after kidney transplantation. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Thirty-seven patients with ESRD scheduled for kidney transplantation and 22 age-, sex-, and education-matched healthy subjects underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046154/neural-network-alterations-across-eating-disorders-a-narrative-review-of-fmri-studies
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Trevor Steward, José M Menchón, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Carles Soriano-Mas, Fernando Fernández-Aranda
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has provided insight on how neural abnormalities are related to the symptomatology of the eating disorders (EDs): anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED). More specifically, an increasingly growing number of brain imaging studies has shed light on how functionally connected brain networks contribute not only to disturbed eating behavior, but also to transdiagnostic alterations in body/interoceptive perception, reward processing and executive functions...
October 17, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044802/differential-and-complementary-roles-of-medial-and-lateral-septum-in-the-orchestration-of-limbic-oscillations-and-signal-integration
#19
Marian Tsanov
Anatomical differences between the medial and lateral septum have associated these nuclei with dissimilar functional roles and behaviors. While the medial septum has been implicated, predominantly, in theta rhythm generation along the septo-hippocampal axis, the lateral septum has mainly been investigated in the context of septo-hypothalamic dialogue. Recent advances suggest that medial and lateral septum are more closely functionally-related than previously appreciated. Here, we explore the hypothesis that the medial septum mediates ascending septo-hippocampal theta propagation, while the lateral septum processes a descending hippocampo-septal and septo-hypothalamic reinforcement signal that mediates navigation during motivated behavior...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044112/cognitive-task-information-is-transferred-between-brain-regions-via-resting-state-network-topology
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Takuya Ito, Kaustubh R Kulkarni, Douglas H Schultz, Ravi D Mill, Richard H Chen, Levi I Solomyak, Michael W Cole
Resting-state network connectivity has been associated with a variety of cognitive abilities, yet it remains unclear how these connectivity properties might contribute to the neurocognitive computations underlying these abilities. We developed a new approach-information transfer mapping-to test the hypothesis that resting-state functional network topology describes the computational mappings between brain regions that carry cognitive task information. Here, we report that the transfer of diverse, task-rule information in distributed brain regions can be predicted based on estimated activity flow through resting-state network connections...
October 18, 2017: Nature Communications
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