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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076856/mri-differences-associated-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-preterm-infants
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Christie J Bruno, Shreyans Bengani, William A Gomes, Mariana Brewer, Melissa Vega, Xianhong Xie, Mimi Kim, Mamta Fuloria
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are at risk for neurodevelopmental impairment. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) further increases this risk. Brain imaging studies are often utilized at or near term-equivalent age to determine later prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between intrauterine growth and regional brain volume on MRI scans performed in preterm infants at or near term-equivalent age. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study of 24 infants born at gestational age ≤30 weeks and cared for in a large, inner-city, academic neonatal intensive-care unit from 2012 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068565/retinal-thinning-is-uniquely-associated-with-medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-in-neurologically-normal-older-adults
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Kaitlin B Casaletto, Michael E Ward, Nicholas S Baker, Brianne M Bettcher, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Yaqiao Li, Robert Chen, Shubir Dutt, Bruce Miller, Joel H Kramer, Ari J Green
Given the converging pathologic and epidemiologic data indicating a relationship between retinal integrity and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), we aimed to determine if retinal structure correlates with medial temporal lobe (MTL) structure and function in neurologically normal older adults. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, verbal and visual memory testing, and 3T-magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were performed in 79 neurologically normal adults enrolled in a healthy aging cohort study...
December 21, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028868/neurometabolic-profiles-of-the-substantia-nigra-and-striatum-of-mptp-intoxicated-common-marmosets-an-in-vivo-proton-mrs-study-at-9-4%C3%A2-t
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Hwon Heo, Jae-Bum Ahn, Hyeong Hun Lee, Euna Kwon, Jun-Won Yun, Hyeonjin Kim, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Given the strong coupling between the substantia nigra (SN) and striatum (STR) in the early stage of Parkinson's disease (PD), yet only a few studies reported to date that have simultaneously investigated the neurochemistry of these two brain regions in vivo, we performed longitudinal metabolic profiling in the SN and STR of 1-methyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-intoxicated common marmoset monkey models of PD (n = 10) by using proton MRS ((1) H-MRS) at 9.4 T. T2 relaxometry was also performed in the SN by using MRI...
December 28, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914762/distribution-of-the-neuro-regulatory-peptide-galanin-in-the-human-eye
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Alexandra Kaser-Eichberger, Andrea Trost, Clemens Strohmaier, Barbara Bogner, Christian Runge, Daniela Bruckner, Bettina Hohberger, Anselm Jünemann, Barbara Kofler, Herbert A Reitsamer, Falk Schrödl
Galanin (GAL) is a neuro-regulatory peptide involved in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. While data of GAL origin/distribution in the human eye are rather fragmentary and since recently the presence of GAL-receptors in the normal human eye has been reported, we here systematically search for sources of ocular GAL in the human eye. Human eyes (n=14) were prepared for single- and double-immunohistochemistry of GAL and neurofilaments (NF). Cross- and flat-mount sections were achieved; confocal laser-scanning microscopy was used for documentation...
November 25, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884045/retinoic-acid-signaling-regulates-krt5-and-krt14-independently-of-stem-cell-markers-in-submandibular-salivary-gland-epithelium
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Timur M Abashev, Melissa A Metzler, Diana M Wright, Lisa L Sandell
BACKGROUND: Retinoic Acid (RA), the active metabolite of Vitamin A, has been demonstrated to be important for growth and branching morphogenesis of mammalian embryonic salivary gland epithelium. However, it is not known whether RA functions directly within epithelial cells or in associated tissues that influence morphogenesis of salivary epithelium. Moreover, downstream targets of RA regulation have not been identified. RESULTS: Here we show that canonical RA signaling occurs in multiple tissues of embryonic mouse salivary glands, including epithelium, associated parasympathetic ganglion neurons, and non-neuronal mesenchyme...
November 24, 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867060/the-role-of-efr3a-in-age-related-hearing-loss
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Haixia Hu, Yan Ma, Bin Ye, Quan Wang, Tao Yang, Jingrong Lv, Jun Shi, Hao Wu, Mingliang Xiang
Efr3a has been found to be involved in the functional maintenance and structural degeneration of sensory and motor nervous tissues. Our previous data have suggested that Efr3a may be associated with the initiation of the degeneration of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs). In this study, we used Efr3a knockdown (Efr3a KD) and Efr3a overexpression (Efr3a OE) mice to determine the role of Efr3a in age-related hearing loss. Measurements of hearing thresholds showed that Efr3a had little or no influence on the hearing threshold at all frequencies in adult mice, whereas in an early stage of senescence, Efr3a reduction resulted in better hearing function, especially at 10 and 12months of age...
January 26, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862297/histochemical-localization-of-zinc-in-the-retina-cells-of-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-fed-different-presentations-of-zinc
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Pedro Luis Castro, David Dominguez, María José Caballero, Marisol Izquierdo
To describe the distribution of zinc in the retina of a representative marine fish species and to determine whether the intracellular deposition amount correlates with the presentation of the zinc included in the practical diets (organic, inorganic, encapsulated, fish meal, and Control diet), we examined the precise localization of endogenous zinc in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) retina by autometallography. As observed by light microscopy, reaction products were widely distributed throughout the retina, including the outer segments of photoreceptors, except in the nuclear layers...
February 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861854/lectins-selectively-label-cartilage-condensations-and-the-otic-neuroepithelium-within-the-embryonic-chicken-head
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Poulomi Ray, Ami J Hughes, Misha Sharif, Susan C Chapman
Cartilage morphogenesis during endochondral ossification follows a progression of conserved developmental events. Cells are specified towards a prechondrogenic fate and subsequently undergo condensation followed by overt differentiation. Currently available molecular markers of prechondrogenic and condensing mesenchyme rely on common regulators of the chondrogenic program that are not specific to the tissue type or location. Therefore tissue-specific condensations cannot be distinguished based on known molecular markers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815181/a-quest-for-excitation-theoretical-arguments-and-immunohistochemical-evidence-of-excitatory-granular-cells-in-the-ell-of-gnathonemus-petersii
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V Hollmann, J Engelmann, L Gómez-Sena
The Electrosensory Lateral Line lobe (ELL) is the first central target where the electrosensory information encoded in the spatiotemporal pattern electroreceptor afferent discharges is processed. These afferents encode the minute amplitude changes of the basal electric field through both a change in latency and discharge rate. In the ELL the time and rate-coded input pattern of the sensory periphery goes through the granular cell layer before reaching the main efferent cells of the network: large fusiform (LF) and large ganglion (LG) cells...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810916/independent-modes-of-ganglion-cell-translocation-ensure-correct-lamination-of-the-zebrafish-retina
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Jaroslav Icha, Christiane Kunath, Mauricio Rocha-Martins, Caren Norden
The arrangement of neurons into distinct layers is critical for neuronal connectivity and function. During development, most neurons move from their birthplace to the appropriate layer, where they polarize. However, kinetics and modes of many neuronal translocation events still await exploration. In this study, we investigate retinal ganglion cell (RGC) translocation across the embryonic zebrafish retina. After completing their translocation, RGCs establish the most basal retinal layer where they form the optic nerve...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805613/spiral-ganglion-neuron-explant-culture-and-electrophysiology-on-multi-electrode-arrays
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Stefan Hahnewald, Marta Roccio, Anne Tscherter, Jürg Streit, Ranjeeta Ambett, Pascal Senn
Spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) participate in the physiological process of hearing by relaying signals from sensory hair cells to the cochlear nucleus in the brain stem. Loss of hair cells is a major cause of sensory hearing loss. Prosthetic devices such as cochlear implants function by bypassing lost hair cells and directly stimulating SGNs electrically, allowing for restoration of hearing in deaf patients. The performance of these devices depends on the functionality of SGNs, the implantation procedure and on the distance between the electrodes and the auditory neurons...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790130/a-case-of-hydranencephaly-in-which-ophthalmic-examinations-were-performed
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Shohei Eda, Tomoko Terai, Yuko Nishikawa, Masahiro Tonari, Teruyo Kida, Hidehiro Oku, Jun Sugasawa, Shuichi Shimakawa, Masashi Hasegawa, Tohru Ogihara, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: We performed ophthalmic examinations, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), on a case diagnosed with hydranencephaly. CASE REPORT: This case involved a female infant born at the gestational age of 35 weeks and 4 days, with the birth weight of 2,152 g, who was one of monochorionic diamniotic twins, and the identical twin died in utero at the gestational age of 24 weeks. After that, examination by fetal echo indicated that she had microcephaly and ventriculomegaly...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788219/improved-auditory-nerve-survival-with-nanoengineered-supraparticles-for-neurotrophin-delivery-into-the-deafened-cochlea
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Andrew K Wise, Justin Tan, Yajun Wang, Frank Caruso, Robert K Shepherd
Cochlear implants electrically stimulate spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) in order to provide speech cues to severe-profoundly deaf patients. In normal hearing cochleae the SGNs depend on endogenous neurotrophins secreted by sensory cells in the organ of Corti for survival. SGNs gradually degenerate following deafness and consequently there is considerable interest in developing clinically relevant strategies to provide exogenous neurotrophins to preserve SGN survival. The present study investigated the safety and efficacy of a drug delivery system for the cochlea using nanoengineered silica supraparticles...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775423/lack-of-reactive-oxygen-species-deteriorates-blood-pressure-regulation-in-acute-stress
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I Bernátová, P Bališ, R Goga, M Behuliak, J Zicha, I Sekaj
This study investigated the contribution of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to blood pressure regulation in conscious adult male Wistar rats exposed to acute stress. Role of ROS was investigated in rats with temporally impaired principal blood pressure regulation systems using ganglionic blocker pentolinium (P, 5 mg/kg), angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor captopril (C, 10 mg/kg), nitric oxide synthase inhibitor L-NAME (L, 30 mg/kg) and superoxide dismutase mimeticum tempol (T, 25 mg/kg). Mean arterial pressure (MAP) was measured by the carotid artery catheter and inhibitors were administered intravenously...
October 24, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756064/effects-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-acetaminophen-and-dipyrone-in-the-guinea-pig-ileum
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Josef Donnerer, Ingrid Liebmann
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC, mustard oil, 50-200 µmol/l), depending on specific dosages, inhibited the cholinergic twitch response in the longitudinal muscle-myenteric plexus (LMMP) strip of the guinea-pig ileum. AITC also induced short-lasting contractile responses, and decreases of the basal tone of the LMMP strip at low concentrations and increases at high concentrations. Hexamethonium, a blocker of nicotinic ganglionic transmission, was able to prevent the AITC-evoked inhibitory effect, an effect that was also observed with the opioid antagonist naloxone...
October 19, 2016: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708563/basal-dendrites-of-layer-iii-pyramidal-neurons-do-not-scale-with-changes-in-cortical-magnification-factor-in-macaque-primary-visual-cortex
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Tomofumi Oga, Tsuguhisa Okamoto, Ichiro Fujita
Neurons in the mammalian primary visual cortex (V1) are systematically arranged across the cortical surface according to the location of their receptive fields (RFs), forming a visuotopic (or retinotopic) map. Within this map, the foveal visual field is represented by a large cortical surface area, with increasingly peripheral visual fields gradually occupying smaller cortical areas. Although cellular organization in the retina, such as the spatial distribution of ganglion cells, can partially account for the eccentricity-dependent differences in the size of cortical representation, whether morphological differences exist across V1 neurons representing different eccentricities is unclear...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688826/altered-striatocerebellar-metabolism-and-systemic-inflammation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Chiun-Chieh Yu, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Yung-Cheng Huang, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hung-Chen Wang, I-Hsiao Yang, Shau-Hsuan Li, Wei-Che Lin
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most second common neurodegenerative movement disorder. Neuroinflammation due to systemic inflammation and elevated oxidative stress is considered a major factor promoting the pathogenesis of PD, but the relationship of structural brain imaging parameters to clinical inflammatory markers has not been well studied. Our aim was to evaluate the association of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) measures with inflammatory markers. Blood samples were collected from 33 patients with newly diagnosed PD and 30 healthy volunteers...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666708/-the-study-on-the-targets-of-the-optical-evoked-auditory-brainstem-response-on-the-cochlea-of-guinea-pig-stimulating-by-infrared-laser
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B B Xie, H W Li, C F Dai
Objective: To identify the targets of the infrared laser stimulating on the cochlea of guinea pig which evoked auditory brainstem response (oABR), and explore the mechanisms of the infrared neurostimulation. Methods: A polished optical fiber with 200 μm diameter (NA=0.22) was planted into the scala tympani of guinea pigs to stimulate the cochlea of both the normal hearing and acute deafened guinea pigs. The direction of the fiber distal was changed to radiate different regions of the scala tympani, recording the oABR respectively...
September 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572504/suppression-of-c-kit-signaling-induces-adult-neurogenesis-in-the-mouse-intestine-after-myenteric-plexus-ablation-with-benzalkonium-chloride
#19
Hiromi Tamada, Hiroshi Kiyama
Adult neurogenesis rarely occurs in the enteric nervous system (ENS). In this study, we demonstrated that, after intestinal myenteric plexus (MP) ablation with benzalkonium chloride (BAC), adult neurogenesis in the ENS was significantly induced in c-kit loss-of-function mutant mice (W/W(v)). Almost all neurons and fibers in the MP disappeared after BAC treatment. However, 1 week after ablation, substantial penetration of nerve fibers from the non-damaged area was observed in the MP, longitudinal muscle and subserosal layers in both wildtype and W/W(v) mice...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27519654/effects-of-sustained-release-dexamethasone-hydrogels-in-hearing-preservation-cochlear-implantation
#20
Clemens Honeder, Chengjing Zhu, Hanna Schöpper, Julia Clara Gausterer, Manuel Walter, Lukas David Landegger, Nodir Saidov, Dominik Riss, Roberto Plasenzotti, Franz Gabor, Christoph Arnoldner
It has been shown that glucocorticoids reduce the hearing threshold shifts associated with cochlear implantation. Previous studies evaluated the administration of glucocorticoids immediately before surgery or the repeated pre- or perioperative systemic application of glucocorticoids. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a sustained release dexamethasone hydrogel in hearing preservation cochlear implantation. To address this issue, a guinea pig model of cochlear implantation was used. 30 normal hearing pigmented guinea pigs were randomized into a group receiving a single dose of a dexamethasone/poloxamer407 hydrogel one day prior to surgery, a second group receiving the hydrogel seven days prior to surgery and a control group...
November 2016: Hearing Research
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