Motor Neurons: Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.Motor Cortex: Area of the FRONTAL LOBE concerned with primary motor control located in the dorsal PRECENTRAL GYRUS immediately anterior to the central sulcus. It is comprised of three areas: the primary motor cortex located on the anterior paracentral lobule on the medial surface of the brain; the premotor cortex located anterior to the primary motor cortex; and the supplementary motor area located on the midline surface of the hemisphere anterior to the primary motor cortex.Brain Mapping: Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Neurons: The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.Motor Neuron Disease: Diseases characterized by a selective degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, brainstem, or motor cortex. Clinical subtypes are distinguished by the major site of degeneration. In AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS there is involvement of upper, lower, and brainstem motor neurons. In progressive muscular atrophy and related syndromes (see MUSCULAR ATROPHY, SPINAL) the motor neurons in the spinal cord are primarily affected. With progressive bulbar palsy (BULBAR PALSY, PROGRESSIVE), the initial degeneration occurs in the brainstem. In primary lateral sclerosis, the cortical neurons are affected in isolation. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)Dentate Gyrus: GRAY MATTER situated above the GYRUS HIPPOCAMPI. It is composed of three layers. The molecular layer is continuous with the HIPPOCAMPUS in the hippocampal fissure. The granular layer consists of closely arranged spherical or oval neurons, called GRANULE CELLS, whose AXONS pass through the polymorphic layer ending on the DENDRITES of PYRAMIDAL CELLS in the hippocampus.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Pyramidal Tracts: Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.Image Processing, Computer-Assisted: A technique of inputting two-dimensional images into a computer and then enhancing or analyzing the imagery into a form that is more useful to the human observer.Internal Capsule: WHITE MATTER pathway, flanked by nuclear masses, consisting of both afferent and efferent fibers projecting between the WHITE MATTER and the BRAINSTEM. It consists of three distinct parts: an anterior limb, posterior limb, and genu.Frontal Lobe: The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A degenerative disorder affecting upper MOTOR NEURONS in the brain and lower motor neurons in the brain stem and SPINAL CORD. Disease onset is usually after the age of 50 and the process is usually fatal within 3 to 6 years. Clinical manifestations include progressive weakness, atrophy, FASCICULATION, hyperreflexia, DYSARTHRIA, dysphagia, and eventual paralysis of respiratory function. Pathologic features include the replacement of motor neurons with fibrous ASTROCYTES and atrophy of anterior SPINAL NERVE ROOTS and corticospinal tracts. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1089-94)Cerebral Cortex: The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.Dominance, Cerebral: Dominance of one cerebral hemisphere over the other in cerebral functions.Functional Laterality: Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Survival of Motor Neuron 1 Protein: A SMN complex protein that is essential for the function of the SMN protein complex. In humans the protein is encoded by a single gene found near the inversion telomere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5. Mutations in the gene coding for survival of motor neuron 1 protein may result in SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Neurons, Afferent: Neurons which conduct NERVE IMPULSES to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Evoked Potentials, Motor: The electrical response evoked in a muscle or motor nerve by electrical or magnetic stimulation. Common methods of stimulation are by transcranial electrical and TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. It is often used for monitoring during neurosurgery.Nerve Net: A meshlike structure composed of interconnecting nerve cells that are separated at the synaptic junction or joined to one another by cytoplasmic processes. In invertebrates, for example, the nerve net allows nerve impulses to spread over a wide area of the net because synapses can pass information in any direction.Parietal Lobe: Upper central part of the cerebral hemisphere. It is located posterior to central sulcus, anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE, and superior to the TEMPORAL LOBES.Survival of Motor Neuron 2 Protein: A SMN complex protein that is closely-related to SURVIVAL OF MOTOR NEURON 1 PROTEIN. In humans, the protein is encoded by an often duplicated gene found near the inversion centromere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5.Psychomotor Performance: The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Neuropsychological Tests: Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A diagnostic technique that incorporates the measurement of molecular diffusion (such as water or metabolites) for tissue assessment by MRI. The degree of molecular movement can be measured by changes of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) with time, as reflected by tissue microstructure. Diffusion MRI has been used to study BRAIN ISCHEMIA and tumor response to treatment.Photic Stimulation: Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Muscular Atrophy, Spinal: A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Oxygen: An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.Axons: Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.Electric Stimulation: Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.SMN Complex Proteins: A complex of proteins that assemble the SNRNP CORE PROTEINS into a core structure that surrounds a highly conserved RNA sequence found in SMALL NUCLEAR RNA. They are found localized in the GEMINI OF COILED BODIES and in the CYTOPLASM. The SMN complex is named after the Survival of Motor Neuron Complex Protein 1, which is a critical component of the complex.Action Potentials: Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.Nerve Tissue ProteinsReaction Time: The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.Electromyography: Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.Evoked Potentials: Electrical responses recorded from nerve, muscle, SENSORY RECEPTOR, or area of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM following stimulation. They range from less than a microvolt to several microvolts. The evoked potential can be auditory (EVOKED POTENTIALS, AUDITORY), somatosensory (EVOKED POTENTIALS, SOMATOSENSORY), visual (EVOKED POTENTIALS, VISUAL), or motor (EVOKED POTENTIALS, MOTOR), or other modalities that have been reported.Synapses: Specialized junctions at which a neuron communicates with a target cell. At classical synapses, a neuron's presynaptic terminal releases a chemical transmitter stored in synaptic vesicles which diffuses across a narrow synaptic cleft and activates receptors on the postsynaptic membrane of the target cell. The target may be a dendrite, cell body, or axon of another neuron, or a specialized region of a muscle or secretory cell. Neurons may also communicate via direct electrical coupling with ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES. Several other non-synaptic chemical or electric signal transmitting processes occur via extracellular mediated interactions.Hippocampus: A curved elevation of GRAY MATTER extending the entire length of the floor of the TEMPORAL HORN of the LATERAL VENTRICLE (see also TEMPORAL LOBE). The hippocampus proper, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.Neural Pathways: Neural tracts connecting one part of the nervous system with another.Nerve Degeneration: Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.Molecular Motor Proteins: Proteins that are involved in or cause CELL MOVEMENT such as the rotary structures (flagellar motor) or the structures whose movement is directed along cytoskeletal filaments (MYOSIN; KINESIN; and DYNEIN motor families).Interneurons: Most generally any NEURONS which are not motor or sensory. Interneurons may also refer to neurons whose AXONS remain within a particular brain region in contrast to projection neurons, which have axons projecting to other brain regions.Somatosensory Cortex: Area of the parietal lobe concerned with receiving sensations such as movement, pain, pressure, position, temperature, touch, and vibration. It lies posterior to the central sulcus.Electrophysiology: The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.Synaptic Transmission: The communication from a NEURON to a target (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) across a SYNAPSE. In chemical synaptic transmission, the presynaptic neuron releases a NEUROTRANSMITTER that diffuses across the synaptic cleft and binds to specific synaptic receptors, activating them. The activated receptors modulate specific ion channels and/or second-messenger systems in the postsynaptic cell. In electrical synaptic transmission, electrical signals are communicated as an ionic current flow across ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES.Neuromuscular Diseases: A general term encompassing lower MOTOR NEURON DISEASE; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and certain MUSCULAR DISEASES. Manifestations include MUSCLE WEAKNESS; FASCICULATION; muscle ATROPHY; SPASM; MYOKYMIA; MUSCLE HYPERTONIA, myalgias, and MUSCLE HYPOTONIA.Ganglia, Invertebrate: Clusters of neuronal cell bodies in invertebrates. Invertebrate ganglia may also contain neuronal processes and non-neuronal supporting cells. Many invertebrate ganglia are favorable subjects for research because they have small numbers of functional neuronal types which can be identified from one animal to another.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Temporal Lobe: Lower lateral part of the cerebral hemisphere responsible for auditory, olfactory, and semantic processing. It is located inferior to the lateral fissure and anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE.Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Parahippocampal Gyrus: A convolution on the inferior surface of each cerebral hemisphere, lying between the hippocampal and collateral sulci.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Cerebellum: The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Dendrites: Extensions of the nerve cell body. They are short and branched and receive stimuli from other NEURONS.Neural Inhibition: The function of opposing or restraining the excitation of neurons or their target excitable cells.Cholinergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is ACETYLCHOLINE.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Aplysia: An opisthobranch mollusk of the order Anaspidea. It is used frequently in studies of nervous system development because of its large identifiable neurons. Aplysiatoxin and its derivatives are not biosynthesized by Aplysia, but acquired by ingestion of Lyngbya (seaweed) species.Neurogenesis: Formation of NEURONS which involves the differentiation and division of STEM CELLS in which one or both of the daughter cells become neurons.Patch-Clamp Techniques: An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.Dopaminergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is DOPAMINE.Superoxide Dismutase: An oxidoreductase that catalyzes the reaction between superoxide anions and hydrogen to yield molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. The enzyme protects the cell against dangerous levels of superoxide. EC 22.214.171.124.Anterior Horn Cells: MOTOR NEURONS in the anterior (ventral) horn of the SPINAL CORD which project to SKELETAL MUSCLES.Neuromuscular Junction: The synapse between a neuron and a muscle.Macaca fascicularis: A species of the genus MACACA which typically lives near the coast in tidal creeks and mangrove swamps primarily on the islands of the Malay peninsula.GABAergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID.Sensory Receptor Cells: Specialized afferent neurons capable of transducing sensory stimuli into NERVE IMPULSES to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Sometimes sensory receptors for external stimuli are called exteroceptors; for internal stimuli are called interoceptors and proprioceptors.Animals, Newborn: Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.Bulbar Palsy, Progressive: A motor neuron disease marked by progressive weakness of the muscles innervated by cranial nerves of the lower brain stem. Clinical manifestations include dysarthria, dysphagia, facial weakness, tongue weakness, and fasciculations of the tongue and facial muscles. The adult form of the disease is marked initially by bulbar weakness which progresses to involve motor neurons throughout the neuroaxis. Eventually this condition may become indistinguishable from AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS. Fazio-Londe syndrome is an inherited form of this illness which occurs in children and young adults. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1091; Brain 1992 Dec;115(Pt 6):1889-1900)Acoustic Stimulation: Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.Ganglia, Spinal: Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Prefrontal Cortex: The rostral part of the frontal lobe, bounded by the inferior precentral fissure in humans, which receives projection fibers from the MEDIODORSAL NUCLEUS OF THE THALAMUS. The prefrontal cortex receives afferent fibers from numerous structures of the DIENCEPHALON; MESENCEPHALON; and LIMBIC SYSTEM as well as cortical afferents of visual, auditory, and somatic origin.Models, Neurological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Neuronal Plasticity: The capacity of the NERVOUS SYSTEM to change its reactivity as the result of successive activations.gamma-Aminobutyric Acid: The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.Language: A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.Speech: Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.Electroencephalography: Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.Membrane Potentials: The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).Haplorhini: A suborder of PRIMATES consisting of six families: CEBIDAE (some New World monkeys), ATELIDAE (some New World monkeys), CERCOPITHECIDAE (Old World monkeys), HYLOBATIDAE (gibbons and siamangs), CALLITRICHINAE (marmosets and tamarins), and HOMINIDAE (humans and great apes).Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials: Depolarization of membrane potentials at the SYNAPTIC MEMBRANES of target neurons during neurotransmission. Excitatory postsynaptic potentials can singly or in summation reach the trigger threshold for ACTION POTENTIALS.Neuropeptides: Peptides released by NEURONS as intercellular messengers. Many neuropeptides are also hormones released by non-neuronal cells.Cell Count: The number of CELLS of a specific kind, usually measured per unit volume or area of sample.Facial Nerve: The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Motor Skills Disorders: Marked impairments in the development of motor coordination such that the impairment interferes with activities of daily living. (From DSM-V)Magnetoencephalography: The measurement of magnetic fields over the head generated by electric currents in the brain. As in any electrical conductor, electric fields in the brain are accompanied by orthogonal magnetic fields. The measurement of these fields provides information about the localization of brain activity which is complementary to that provided by ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY. Magnetoencephalography may be used alone or together with electroencephalography, for measurement of spontaneous or evoked activity, and for research or clinical purposes.Brain Stem: The part of the brain that connects the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES with the SPINAL CORD. It consists of the MESENCEPHALON; PONS; and MEDULLA OBLONGATA.Behavior, Animal: The observable response an animal makes to any situation.Animals, Genetically Modified: ANIMALS whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING, or their offspring.Axonal Transport: The directed transport of ORGANELLES and molecules along nerve cell AXONS. Transport can be anterograde (from the cell body) or retrograde (toward the cell body). (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3d ed, pG3)Mice, Inbred C57BLMutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Hemiplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.Cues: Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.Choline O-Acetyltransferase: An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of acetylcholine from acetyl-CoA and choline. EC 126.96.36.199.Green Fluorescent Proteins: Protein analogs and derivatives of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein that emit light (FLUORESCENCE) when excited with ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They are used in REPORTER GENES in doing GENETIC TECHNIQUES. Numerous mutants have been made to emit other colors or be sensitive to pH.Neural Conduction: The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.Neurofilament Proteins: Type III intermediate filament proteins that assemble into neurofilaments, the major cytoskeletal element in nerve axons and dendrites. They consist of three distinct polypeptides, the neurofilament triplet. Types I, II, and IV intermediate filament proteins form other cytoskeletal elements such as keratins and lamins. It appears that the metabolism of neurofilaments is disturbed in Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by the presence of neurofilament epitopes in the neurofibrillary tangles, as well as by the severe reduction of the expression of the gene for the light neurofilament subunit of the neurofilament triplet in brains of Alzheimer's patients. (Can J Neurol Sci 1990 Aug;17(3):302)Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Glutamic Acid: A non-essential amino acid naturally occurring in the L-form. Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Central Nervous System: The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.Ganglia: Clusters of multipolar neurons surrounded by a capsule of loosely organized CONNECTIVE TISSUE located outside the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Grasshoppers: Plant-eating orthopterans having hindlegs adapted for jumping. There are two main families: Acrididae and Romaleidae. Some of the more common genera are: Melanoplus, the most common grasshopper; Conocephalus, the eastern meadow grasshopper; and Pterophylla, the true katydid.Neurons, Efferent: Neurons which send impulses peripherally to activate muscles or secretory cells.Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Locomotion: Movement or the ability to move from one place or another. It can refer to humans, vertebrate or invertebrate animals, and microorganisms.Afferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a peripheral part toward a nerve center.Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.Gyrus Cinguli: One of the convolutions on the medial surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES. It surrounds the rostral part of the brain and CORPUS CALLOSUM and forms part of the LIMBIC SYSTEM.Saccades: An abrupt voluntary shift in ocular fixation from one point to another, as occurs in reading.Medulla Oblongata: The lower portion of the BRAIN STEM. It is inferior to the PONS and anterior to the CEREBELLUM. Medulla oblongata serves as a relay station between the brain and the spinal cord, and contains centers for regulating respiratory, vasomotor, cardiac, and reflex activities.Neuroglia: The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.Pyramidal Cells: Projection neurons in the CEREBRAL CORTEX and the HIPPOCAMPUS. Pyramidal cells have a pyramid-shaped soma with the apex and an apical dendrite pointed toward the pial surface and other dendrites and an axon emerging from the base. The axons may have local collaterals but also project outside their cortical region.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Olfactory Receptor Neurons: Neurons in the OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM with proteins (RECEPTORS, ODORANT) that bind, and thus detect, odorants. These neurons send their DENDRITES to the surface of the epithelium with the odorant receptors residing in the apical non-motile cilia. Their unmyelinated AXONS synapse in the OLFACTORY BULB of the BRAIN.Cell Differentiation: Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Cyclic AMP Response Element-Binding Protein: A protein that has been shown to function as a calcium-regulated transcription factor as well as a substrate for depolarization-activated CALCIUM-CALMODULIN-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES. This protein functions to integrate both calcium and cAMP signals.Dopamine: One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.Attention: Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.Astrocytes: A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from "star" cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with "end feet" which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and "reactive astrocytes" (along with MICROGLIA) respond to injury.Physical Stimulation: Act of eliciting a response from a person or organism through physical contact.Diffusion Tensor Imaging: The use of diffusion ANISOTROPY data from diffusion magnetic resonance imaging results to construct images based on the direction of the faster diffusing molecules.Leeches: Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.Chick Embryo: The developmental entity of a fertilized chicken egg (ZYGOTE). The developmental process begins about 24 h before the egg is laid at the BLASTODISC, a small whitish spot on the surface of the EGG YOLK. After 21 days of incubation, the embryo is fully developed before hatching.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Nerve Growth Factors: Factors which enhance the growth potentialities of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells.Muscles: Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.Periodicity: The tendency of a phenomenon to recur at regular intervals; in biological systems, the recurrence of certain activities (including hormonal, cellular, neural) may be annual, seasonal, monthly, daily, or more frequently (ultradian).Rhombencephalon: The posterior of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of an embryonic brain. It consists of myelencephalon, metencephalon, and isthmus rhombencephali from which develop the major BRAIN STEM components, such as MEDULLA OBLONGATA from the myelencephalon, CEREBELLUM and PONS from the metencephalon, with the expanded cavity forming the FOURTH VENTRICLE.Anisotropy: A physical property showing different values in relation to the direction in or along which the measurement is made. The physical property may be with regard to thermal or electric conductivity or light refraction. In crystallography, it describes crystals whose index of refraction varies with the direction of the incident light. It is also called acolotropy and colotropy. The opposite of anisotropy is isotropy wherein the same values characterize the object when measured along axes in all directions.Cerebrovascular Circulation: The circulation of blood through the BLOOD VESSELS of the BRAIN.Mesencephalon: The middle of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain. Without further subdivision, midbrain develops into a short, constricted portion connecting the PONS and the DIENCEPHALON. Midbrain contains two major parts, the dorsal TECTUM MESENCEPHALI and the ventral TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI, housing components of auditory, visual, and other sensorimoter systems.Nerve Regeneration: Renewal or physiological repair of damaged nerve tissue.Paralysis: A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)Spinal Muscular Atrophies of Childhood: A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)Serotonin: A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.Cell Survival: The span of viability of a cell characterized by the capacity to perform certain functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, some form of responsiveness, and adaptability.Cell Death: The termination of the cell's ability to carry out vital functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, responsiveness, and adaptability.In Situ Hybridization: A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences within intact chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, or bacterial cells through the use of specific nucleic acid-labeled probes.Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted: Methods developed to aid in the interpretation of ultrasound, radiographic images, etc., for diagnosis of disease.Neurites: In tissue culture, hairlike projections of neurons stimulated by growth factors and other molecules. These projections may go on to form a branched tree of dendrites or a single axon or they may be reabsorbed at a later stage of development. "Neurite" may refer to any filamentous or pointed outgrowth of an embryonal or tissue-culture neural cell.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Thalamus: Paired bodies containing mostly GRAY MATTER and forming part of the lateral wall of the THIRD VENTRICLE of the brain.Peripheral Nerves: The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.FMRFamide: A molluscan neuroactive peptide which induces a fast excitatory depolarizing response due to direct activation of amiloride-sensitive SODIUM CHANNELS. (From Nature 1995; 378(6558): 730-3)Recruitment, Neurophysiological: The spread of response if stimulation is prolonged. (Campbell's Psychiatric Dictionary, 8th ed.)Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: A member of the nerve growth factor family of trophic factors. In the brain BDNF has a trophic action on retinal, cholinergic, and dopaminergic neurons, and in the peripheral nervous system it acts on both motor and sensory neurons. (From Kendrew, The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994)Tetrodotoxin: An aminoperhydroquinazoline poison found mainly in the liver and ovaries of fishes in the order TETRAODONTIFORMES, which are eaten. The toxin causes paresthesia and paralysis through interference with neuromuscular conduction.Presynaptic Terminals: The distal terminations of axons which are specialized for the release of neurotransmitters. Also included are varicosities along the course of axons which have similar specializations and also release transmitters. Presynaptic terminals in both the central and peripheral nervous systems are included.Kinesin: A microtubule-associated mechanical adenosine triphosphatase, that uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move organelles along microtubules toward the plus end of the microtubule. The protein is found in squid axoplasm, optic lobes, and in bovine brain. Bovine kinesin is a heterotetramer composed of two heavy (120 kDa) and two light (62 kDa) chains. EC 3.6.1.-.Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate: A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by affinity for N-methyl-D-aspartate. NMDA receptors have an allosteric binding site for glycine which must be occupied for the channel to open efficiently and a site within the channel itself to which magnesium ions bind in a voltage-dependent manner. The positive voltage dependence of channel conductance and the high permeability of the conducting channel to calcium ions (as well as to monovalent cations) are important in excitotoxicity and neuronal plasticity.Axotomy: Transection or severing of an axon. This type of denervation is used often in experimental studies on neuronal physiology and neuronal death or survival, toward an understanding of nervous system disease.Nervous System: The entire nerve apparatus, composed of a central part, the brain and spinal cord, and a peripheral part, the cranial and spinal nerves, autonomic ganglia, and plexuses. (Stedman, 26th ed)Perforant Pathway: A pathway of fibers that originates in the lateral part of the ENTORHINAL CORTEX, perforates the SUBICULUM of the HIPPOCAMPUS, and runs into the stratum moleculare of the hippocampus, where these fibers synapse with others that go to the DENTATE GYRUS where the pathway terminates. It is also known as the perforating fasciculus.Homeodomain Proteins: Proteins encoded by homeobox genes (GENES, HOMEOBOX) that exhibit structural similarity to certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA-binding proteins. Homeodomain proteins are involved in the control of gene expression during morphogenesis and development (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION, DEVELOPMENTAL).Learning: Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.Macaca mulatta: A species of the genus MACACA inhabiting India, China, and other parts of Asia. The species is used extensively in biomedical research and adapts very well to living with humans.Efferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a nerve center toward a peripheral site. Such impulses are conducted via efferent neurons (NEURONS, EFFERENT), such as MOTOR NEURONS, autonomic neurons, and hypophyseal neurons.Cranial Nerves: Twelve pairs of nerves that carry general afferent, visceral afferent, special afferent, somatic efferent, and autonomic efferent fibers.Tomography, Emission-Computed: Tomography using radioactive emissions from injected RADIONUCLIDES and computer ALGORITHMS to reconstruct an image.Caenorhabditis elegans: A species of nematode that is widely used in biological, biochemical, and genetic studies.Calcium: A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.Sciatic Nerve: A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.Zebrafish: An exotic species of the family CYPRINIDAE, originally from Asia, that has been introduced in North America. They are used in embryological studies and to study the effects of certain chemicals on development.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate excitatory amino acid receptors, thereby blocking the actions of agonists.RNA-Binding Proteins: Proteins that bind to RNA molecules. Included here are RIBONUCLEOPROTEINS and other proteins whose function is to bind specifically to RNA.Serotonergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is SEROTONIN.Prosencephalon: The anterior of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain arising from the NEURAL TUBE. It subdivides to form DIENCEPHALON and TELENCEPHALON. (Stedmans Medical Dictionary, 27th ed)Astacoidea: A superfamily of various freshwater CRUSTACEA, in the infraorder Astacidea, comprising the crayfish. Common genera include Astacus and Procambarus. Crayfish resemble lobsters, but are usually much smaller.Memory: Complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory.Muscle Contraction: A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.Neurotransmitter Agents: Substances used for their pharmacological actions on any aspect of neurotransmitter systems. Neurotransmitter agents include agonists, antagonists, degradation inhibitors, uptake inhibitors, depleters, precursors, and modulators of receptor function.Tyrosine 3-Monooxygenase: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-tyrosine, tetrahydrobiopterin, and oxygen to 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine, dihydrobiopterin, and water. EC 188.8.131.52.Embryo, Mammalian: The entity of a developing mammal (MAMMALS), generally from the cleavage of a ZYGOTE to the end of embryonic differentiation of basic structures. For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the FETUS.Extremities: The farthest or outermost projections of the body, such as the HAND and FOOT.Reflex: An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.GABA Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate GABA RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of endogenous GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID and GABA RECEPTOR AGONISTS.Corpus Striatum: Striped GRAY MATTER and WHITE MATTER consisting of the NEOSTRIATUM and paleostriatum (GLOBUS PALLIDUS). It is located in front of and lateral to the THALAMUS in each cerebral hemisphere. The gray substance is made up of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and the lentiform nucleus (the latter consisting of the GLOBUS PALLIDUS and PUTAMEN). The WHITE MATTER is the INTERNAL CAPSULE.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Movement Disorders: Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.LIM-Homeodomain Proteins: A subclass of LIM domain proteins that include an additional centrally-located homeodomain region that binds AT-rich sites on DNA. Many LIM-homeodomain proteins play a role as transcriptional regulators that direct cell fate.Mice, Neurologic Mutants: Mice which carry mutant genes for neurologic defects or abnormalities.Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins: Proteins from the nematode species CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS. The proteins from this species are the subject of scientific interest in the area of multicellular organism MORPHOGENESIS.Neuroprotective Agents: Drugs intended to prevent damage to the brain or spinal cord from ischemia, stroke, convulsions, or trauma. Some must be administered before the event, but others may be effective for some time after. They act by a variety of mechanisms, but often directly or indirectly minimize the damage produced by endogenous excitatory amino acids.Pons: The front part of the hindbrain (RHOMBENCEPHALON) that lies between the MEDULLA and the midbrain (MESENCEPHALON) ventral to the cerebellum. It is composed of two parts, the dorsal and the ventral. The pons serves as a relay station for neural pathways between the CEREBELLUM to the CEREBRUM.Kainic Acid: (2S-(2 alpha,3 beta,4 beta))-2-Carboxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-3-pyrrolidineacetic acid. Ascaricide obtained from the red alga Digenea simplex. It is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist at some types of excitatory amino acid receptors and has been used to discriminate among receptor types. Like many excitatory amino acid agonists it can cause neurotoxicity and has been used experimentally for that purpose.Gene Expression Regulation: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.Receptors, AMPA: A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by their affinity for the agonist AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid).Stem Cells: Relatively undifferentiated cells that retain the ability to divide and proliferate throughout postnatal life to provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Anterior corticospinal tract
The impulse travels from these upper motor neurons (located in the pre-central gyrus of the brain) through the anterior column ... They then synapse at the anterior horn with the lower motor neuron which then synapses with the target muscle at the motor end ... Descending tracts are pathways by which motor signals are sent from the brain to lower motor neurons which then directly ... The motor tract. Berthold, Daniel Goude, C-H. "Pyramidbanans främre okorsade del - Tractus cortico-spinalis anterior - ...
Most of the neurons originate in the primary motor cortex (precentral gyrus, Brodmann area 4) or the premotor frontal areas. ... Corticospinal neurons synapse directly onto alpha motor neurons for direct muscle control. Betz cells are very large cells that ... The corticospinal tract is a white matter motor pathway starting at the cortex that terminates on motor neurons and ... About 30% of corticospinal neurons originate in the primary motor cortex, 30% more in premotor cortex and supplementary motor ...
Cooke, DF; Graziano, MSA (2004). "Sensorimotor integration in the precentral gyrus: Polysensory neurons and defensive movements ... Defensive movements altered by chemical manipulation of a cortical motor area". Neuron. 43 (4): 585-593. doi:10.1016/j.neuron. ... Graziano, MSA; Yap, GS; Gross, CG (1994). "Coding of visual space by pre-motor neurons". Science. 266 (5187): 1054-1057. doi: ... Each multisensory neuron responded to a touch within a specific "tactile receptive field" on the body surface. Each neuron also ...
... continues down through the anterior horn of the spinal cord where the upper motor neuron synapses with the lower motor neuron. ... The plan to use the gastrocnemius in running, jumping, knee and plantar flexing is created in the precentral gyrus in the ... Once a plan is produced, the signal is sent to and down an upper motor neuron. The signal is passed through the internal ...
Rectus femoris muscle
The signal starts with the upper motor neurons carrying the signal from the precentral gyrus down through the internal capsule ... At this point, the nerve signal will synapse from the upper motor neurons to the lower motor neurons. The signal will travel ... The neurons for voluntary thigh contraction originate near the summit of the medial side of the precentral gyrus (the primary ... When the rectus femoris receives the signal that has traveled all the way from the medial side of the precentral gyrus, it ...
... precentral gyrus of cerebral cortex. These are the upper motor neurons (UMN) of the corticospinal tract. The axons of these ... Motor skill Motor control Motor disorder Rizzolatti G, Luppino G (2001) The Cortical Motor System. Neuron 31: 889-901 SD Media ... Here the lower motor neurons (LMN) of the corticospinal cord are located. Peripheral motor nerves carry the motor impulses from ... start in the motor center of the cerebral cortex. There are upper and lower motor neurons in the corticospinal tract. The motor ...
... see upper motor neuron. Brodmann area Corticospinal tract Motor cortex Upper motor neuron List of regions in the human brain. ... It is the site of the primary motor cortex (Brodmann area 4). The precentral gyrus lies in front of the postcentral gyrus - ... distribute to the cranial nerve motor nuclei. (Note: a few motor fibers synapse with lower motor neurons on the same side of ... The precentral gyrus (also known as the motor strip) is a prominent structure on the surface of the posterior frontal lobe. ...
Upper motor neurons originate in the motor cortex located in the precentral gyrus. The cells that make up the primary motor ... Types of lower motor neurons are alpha motor neurons, beta motor neurons, and gamma motor neurons. The term 'motor neuron' is ... There are two types of motor neuron - upper motor neurons and lower motor neurons. Axons from upper motor neurons synapse onto ... Somatic motor neurons Special visceral motor neurons General visceral motor neurons Somatic motor neurons originate in the ...
Somatic nervous system
... upper motor neurons) within the precentral gyrus (which approximates the primary motor cortex). Stimuli from the precentral ... large lower motor neurons) of the brainstem and spinal cord. Upper motor neurons release a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, ... which are received by nicotinic receptors of the alpha motor neurons. In turn, alpha motor neurons relay the stimulus. From ... gyrus are transmitted from upper motor neurons and down the corticospinal tract, via axons to control skeletal (voluntary) ...
Upper motor neuron
The pyramidal cells of the precentral gyrus are also called upper motor neurons. The fibers of the upper motor neurons project ... Lower motor neuron Upper motor neuron lesion Lower motor neuron lesion Saladin, Kenneth S. Anatomy & Physiology: the Unity of ... The primary motor cortex or precentral gyrus, is one of the most important areas in the frontal lobe. The precentral gyrus is ... Upper motor neurons (UMNs) are motor neurons that originate either in the motor region of the cerebral cortex or in the brain ...
Medium spiny neuron
The VTh projects to upper motor neurons in the primary motor cortex (precentral gyrus). Neurons in the globus pallidus are also ... Thus SNr and VTh neurons are disinhibited resulting in net excitement causing them to activate upper motor neurons commanding a ... the cortex cause a net excitation of upper motor neurons in the motor areas of the cortex. In the direct pathway, the medium ... results in net inhibition of upper motor neurons. In this pathway the medium spiny neurons in the striatum project to the ...
Signaling for contraction begins in the frontal lobe of the brain with the pre-central gyrus (primary motor cortex). Upper ... Upper motor neurons synapse with lower motor neurons at the anterior horn of the spinal cord in the sacral plexus (formed from ... The lower motor neuron fibers continue down the sciatic nerve and then diverge into the tibial and common fibular nerves. The ... motor neurons are stimulated and send a signal through the internal capsule and down the corticospinal tract. Decussation of ...
Primary motor cortex
Precentral sulcus Central sulcus The motor tract. Corticospinal tract Motor cortex Cortical homunculus Upper motor neuron ... Anteriorly, the primary motor cortex is bordered by a set of areas that lie on the precentral gyrus and that are generally ... These neurons send long axons to the contralateral motor nuclei of the cranial nerves and to the lower motor neurons in the ... see upper motor neuron. Evarts suggested that each neuron in the motor cortex contributes to the force in a muscle. As the ...
Lobes of the brain
The precentral gyrus, forming the posterior border of the frontal lobe, contains the primary motor cortex, which controls ... The frontal lobe contains most of the dopamine-delicate neurons in the cerebral cortex. The dopamine system is associated with ... the cingulate gyrus, the isthmus of cingulate gyrus, the fasciolar gyrus, the parahippocampal gyrus, the parahippocampal sulcus ... the cingulate gyrus, the parahippocampal gyrus, the dentate gyrus, the hippocampus and the subiculum; while the Terminologia ...
The corticobulbar tract also contributes to the motor regions of X in the nucleus ambiguus. Upper motor neuron Upper motor ... just superior to the lateral fissure and rostral to the central sulcus in the precentral gyrus also known as Brodmann area 4. ... The corticobulbar (or corticonuclear) tract is a two neuron white matter motor pathway connecting the motor cortex in the ... which terminates on motor neurons within brainstem motor nuclei. This is in contrast to the corticospinal tract in which the ...
The precentral gyrus, a portion of the frontal lobe directly anterior to the central sulcus, contains the primary motor cortex ... The frontal lobe contains most of the dopamine-sensitive neurons in the cerebral cortex. The dopaminergic system is associated ... Orbital part: Lateral orbital gyrus, anterior orbital gyrus, posterior orbital gyrus, medial orbital gyrus, gyrus rectus. ... The gyri are separated by sulci. E.g., the precentral gyrus is in front of the central sulcus, and behind the precentral sulcus ...
Premovement neuronal activity
... on the surface of the motor cortex and subsequently mapped the motor representation of the pre-central gyrus. This follows the ... Mirror motor neurons are found in the ventrolateral portion of the pre-motor cortex. These mirror motor neurons respond not ... while upper neurons from pre-motor and motor cortices in the frontal lobe connect to neurons in the putamen. The main neurons ... the upper motor neurons in layer 5, which project to lower motor neurons can be stimulated. These neurons are associated with ...
Lateral corticospinal tract
They typically consist of an upper motor neuron and a lower motor neuron. The lateral corticospinal tract is a descending motor ... For example, if there is a lesion at the pre-central gyrus in the right cerebral cortex, then the left side of the body will be ... This inhibits the lower motor neurons of the lateral corticospinal tract from travelling to the target muscle or organ and ... In poliomyelitis, the poliovirus destroys motor neurons found in the brainstem and anterior horn of the spinal cord. ...
FCMS caused by the formation of lesions unilaterally causes muteness of speech and upper motor neuron cranial nerve paresis, ... Fronto-parietal opercula formed by the lowermost part of the precentral and postcentral gyrus and the anterior and lowermost ... originates from damages in the posterior region of the inferior frontal gyrus and inferior region of the precentral gyrus. ... Neurons that lie adjacently in the operculum project supranuclear fibers to the cranial nuclei for the voluntary movement of ...
Nonprimary motor cortex
... in the rostral portion of the precentral gyrus and caudal portions of the superior frontal gyrus and the middle frontal gyrus, ... "Organization of Nonprimary Motor Cortical Inputs on Pyramidal and Nonpyramidal Tract Neurons of Primary Motor Cortex: An ... The nonprimary motor cortex exerts its motor control at a higher neural level than the primary motor cortex by commanding the ... Tanji, Jun (June 1987). "Relation of neurons in the nonprimary motor cortex to bilateral hand movement". Nature. 327 (6123): ...
Pronator quadratus muscle
This tract begins in the precentral gyrus of the motor cortex where a signal is transmitted from the upper motor nerve through ... It then decussates in the spinal cord and synapses at the anterior horn to the lower motor neurons of the skeletal muscles. The ... It synapses with a third order neuron and transmits the signal to the postcentral gyrus of the somesthetic cortex. Pronator ... The lateral corticospinal tract is responsible for the motor pathway of the pronator quadratus. ...
James B. Preston
Fidone, S.J. and Preston, J.B. Patterns of motor cortex control of flexor and extensor cat fusimotor neurons. J. Neurophysiol. ... Preston, J.B. and Whitlock, D.G. Intracellular potentials recorded from motoneurons following precentral gyrus stimulations in ... Grigg, P. and Preston, J.B. Baboon flexor and extensor fusimotor neurons and their modulation by the motor cortex. J. ... Strick, P.L. and Preston, J.B. Input-output organization of the primate motor cortex. In: Motor Control in Health and Disease. ...
Classically the motor cortex is an area of the frontal lobe located in the posterior precentral gyrus immediately anterior to ... a neuron in motor cortex sends an axon or projection to the spinal cord and forms a synapse on a motor neuron. The motor neuron ... The neurons are therefore both sensory and motor. Mirror neurons are proposed to be a basis for understanding the actions of ... Defensive movements altered by chemical manipulation of a cortical motor area". Neuron. 43 (4): 585-593. doi:10.1016/j.neuron. ...
Neuroanatomy of memory
... which controls voluntary movements of specific body parts associated with the precentral gyrus. The cortex here serves our ... Damage to the basal ganglia has been linked to dysfunctional learning of motor and perceptual-motor skills. Most disorders that ... These neurons assist in encoding emotional memories and enhancing them. This process results in emotional events being more ... and motor learning, such as skills requiring co-ordination and fine motor control. An example of a skill requiring procedural ...
Neurons in paracentral lobule are concerned with: Motor and sensory innervations of the contralateral lower extremity ... Paracentral lobule is on the medial surface of the hemisphere and is the continuation of the precentral and postcentral gyri. ... The paracentral lobule controls motor and sensory innervations of the contralateral lower extremity. It is also responsible for ... The anterior portion of the paracentral lobule is part of the frontal lobe and is often referred to as the supplementary motor ...
Superior longitudinal fasciculus
SLF III connects the rostral inferior parietal cortex which receives information from the ventral precentral gyrus. This ... This suggests the SLF I is involved with regulating motor behavior, especially conditional associative tasks which select among ... on neurons in the occipital lobe or turn downward and forward around the putamen and then radiate to and synapse on neurons in ... SLF III is the ventral component and originates in the supramarginal gyrus (rostral portion of the inferior parietal lobe) and ...
... which separates the motor cortex (precentral gyrus) from somatosensory cortex (postcentral gyrus). Most cortical gyri and sulci ... The peak of such a fold is called a gyrus (plural: gyri), and its trough is called a sulcus (plural: sulci). The neurons of the ... Not all gyri begin to develop at the same time. Instead, the primary cortical gyri form first (beginning as early as ... The only observed role that the cranium may play in gyrification is in flattening of gyri as the brain matures after the ...
... the left precentral, and superior temporal gyri. Other areas of the brain have been activated during auditory imagery however ... The supplementary motor area is also involved in image generation and encodes motor processes to do, while the right thalamus ... Neuron, 47(1), 9-12. Halpern, A. R., & Zatorre, R. J. (1999). When that tune runs through your head: a PET investigation of ... The activation of the supplementary motor area is also relevant since it is a portion of the brain that is involved when a ...
Frontal lobe epilepsy
These neurons are involved in the planning of motor movements and the refining of motor movements based on sensory inputs that ... Medial frontal, cingulate gyrus, orbitofrontal, or frontopolar regions Motor symptoms of seizures in this area are accompanied ... The precentral cortex is an area of the frontal cortex that is located directly anterior to the central sulcus and includes ... Supplementary motor area Area anterior to the primary motor cortex that is involved in planning complex motor movements and ...
Brodmann area 45
doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2005.07.023.. *^ H. Jeong, M. Sugiura, Y. Sassa, T. Haji, N. Usui, M. Taira, K. Horie, S. Sato, R. ... This area is also known as the pars triangularis (of the inferior frontal gyrus). In humans, it occupies the triangular part of ... Connections in inferior frontal gyrus. At least one study demonstrated a high degree of connectivity between the three ... 1999). "Effects of repetition and competition on activity of left prefrontal cortex during word generation". Neuron. 23 (3): ...
Frontal lobe epilepsy
Contains large neurons that project axons down to the spinal cord where they synapse onto alpha motor neurons. These neurons ... Medial frontal, cingulate gyrus, orbitofrontal, or frontopolar regions *Motor symptoms of seizures in this area are accompanied ... Precentral cortexEdit. The precentral cortex is an area of the frontal cortex that is located directly anterior to the central ... Supplementary motor area *Area anterior to the primary motor cortex that is involved in planning complex motor movements and ...
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Posterior cingulate cortex
"Neuron. 73 (6): 1204-15. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2011.12.040. PMC 3623298. PMID 22445347.. ... Haznedar, MM; Buchsbaum, MS; Hazlett, EA; Shihabuddin, L; New, A; Siever, LJ (Dec 1, 2004). "Cingulate gyrus volume and ... Thus, it is unlikely to be involved in low-level sensory or motor processing. ... involved in executive motor control). Furthermore, fMRI studies have shown that the posterior cingulate cortex activates ...
Transverse temporal gyrus
Parras, G. G., Nieto-Diego, J., Carbajal, G. V., Valdés-Baizabal, C., Escera, C., & Malmierca, M. S. (2017). Neurons along the ... The transverse temporal gyri, also called Heschl's gyri (/ˈhɛʃəlz ˈdʒaɪraɪ/) or Heschl's convolutions, are gyri found in the ... the transverse temporal gyrus and the superior temporal gyrus. References. *^ a b "Heschl's Gyrus: Anatomic ... Relating structure to function: Heschl's Gyrus and acoustic processing. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heschl's gyrus. ...
Anterior cingulate cortex
On a cellular level, the ACC is unique in its abundance of specialized neurons called spindle cells, or von Economo neurons ... Hamani C, Mayberg H, Stone S, Laxton A, Haber S, Lozano AM (February 2011). "The subcallosal cingulate gyrus in the context of ... as well as the motor system and the frontal eye fields, making it a central station for processing top-down and bottom-up ... The adjacent subcallosal cingulate gyrus has been implicated in major depression and research indicates that deep-brain ...
The precentral gyrus, is directly anterior to the central sulcus, running parallel to it and contains the primary motor cortex ... The frontal lobe contains most of the dopamine neurons in the cerebral cortex. The dopaminergic pathways are associated with ... Orbital part: Lateral orbital gyrus, anterior orbital gyrus, posterior orbital gyrus, medial orbital gyrus, gyrus rectus. ... The gyri are separated by sulci. E.g., the precentral gyrus is in front of the central sulcus, and behind the precentral sulcus ...
Motor areas. The motor areas are located in both hemispheres of the cortex. The motor areas are very closely related to ... "Neuron. 81 (2): 321-332. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2013.11.018. PMC 3931000. PMID 24373884.. ... A fold or ridge in the cortex is termed a gyrus (plural gyri) and a groove is termed a sulcus (plural sulci). These surface ... Primary motor cortex, which executes voluntary movements. *Supplementary motor areas and premotor cortex, ...
"Neuron. 47: 155-66. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2005.05.028.. *^ Maruko, I; et alt. (2008). "Postnatal Development of Disparity ... Before that, V4 was known by its anatomical description, the prelunate gyrus. Originally, Zeki argued that the purpose of V4 ... For example, a neuron in V1 may fire to any vertical stimulus in its receptive field. In the higher visual areas, neurons have ... It contains many neurons selective for the motion of complex visual features (line ends, corners). Microstimulation of a neuron ...
Outputs of the anterior cingulate gyrus. The rostral cingulate gyrus (Brodmanns's area 32) projects to the rostral ... The mamillary neurons receive axons from the subiculum. The whole forms a neural circuit in the limbic system known as the ... of the thalamus are connected with motor areas of the cingulate sulcus. The retrosplenial region (Brodmann's area 26, 29 and ... The metabolic rate of glucose was lower in the left anterior cingulate gyrus and in the right posterior cingulate gyrus. ...
"Neuron. 76 (1): 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2012.09.010. ISSN 0896-6273. PMC 3482119. PMID 23040802.. ... Precentral. *Precentral gyrus. *Precentral sulcus. Medial/inferior. Prefrontal. *Superior frontal gyrus *4 ... White: Motor/descending. *Cerebral crus: Corticospinal tract. *Corticobulbar tract. *Corticopontine tract/Frontopontine fibers/ ... "Neuron. 76 (1): 116-29. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2012.08.036. PMC 3466476. PMID 23040810.. ...
Harapang lobo, ang malayang ensiklopedya
Precentral gyrus, lateral na bahagi ng superior na harapang gyrus, gitnang harapang gyrus, inferior na harapang gyrus. ... Ang presentral gyrus na bumubuo ng hangganang posterior ng harapang lobo ay naglalaman ng pangunahing motor na korteks na ... Ang harapang lobo ay naglalaman ng karamihan sa mga sensitibo sa dopaminong(dopamine) mga neuron sa serebral na korteks. Ang ... Bahaging Orbital: Lateral orbital gyrus, anterior orbital gyrus, posterior orbital gyrus, medial orbital gyrus, gyrus rectus. ...
List of regions in the human brain
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- Postcentral gyrus is for somatic sensory perception in parietal lobe. (studylib.net)
- Sensory areas Found on postcentral gyrus of parietal lobe. (studylib.net)
- We examined premotor (superior frontal gyrus), primary motor (precentral gyrus), primary sensory (postcentral gyrus), and parietal (superior parietal gyrus/precuneus) neocortical regions of 12 patients with MND and six normal control subjects. (neurology.org)
- The precentral gyrus is continuous with the postcentral gyrus on both the medial and superolateral aspects of each hemisphere. (radiopaedia.org)
- Testing of the senses begins with examining the regions known as dermatomes that connect to the cortical region where somatosensation is perceived in the postcentral gyrus. (hawaii.edu)
- The superior thalamic radiations connect the ventral nuclear group of the thalamus with the precentral and postcentral gyrus through the superior thalamic peduncle and the posterior limb of the internal capsule. (statpearls.com)
- Importantly, with muscle afferent stimulation, there was a separate area of precentral and postcentral excitation. (edu.au)
- Axons from upper motor neurons synapse onto interneurons in the spinal cord and occasionally directly onto lower motor neurons. (wikipedia.org)
- The axons from the lower motor neurons are efferent nerve fibers that carry signals from the spinal cord to the effectors. (wikipedia.org)
- In the spinal column Hox 4-11 sort motor neurons to one of the five motor columns. (wikipedia.org)
- There are seven major white matter motor tracts to be found in the spinal cord and are listed below: Lateral Corticospinal Tract Rubrospinal Tract Lateral Reticulospinal Tract Vestibulospinal tract Medial Reticulospinal Tract Tectospinal Tract Anterior Corticospinal Tract Lower motor neurons are those that originate in the spinal cord and directly or indirectly innervate effector targets. (wikipedia.org)
- This unit covers the surface anatomy of the human brain, its internal structure, and the overall organization of sensory and motor systems in the brainstem and spinal cord. (coursera.org)
- and to the lower motor neurons in the spinal cord to innervate the limb, trunk and respiratory muscles. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. (frontiersin.org)
- The first sensory neurons (pseodounipolar ganglionic cells) are located in the trigeminal, or the Gassepovov, site (ganglion trigeminale) - form, homologous spinal site. (scribd.com)
- The central processes of these neurons are part of tegmentum of pons and terminate in the sensory nuclei of trigeminal nerve: nucleus tractus n. trigemini (pain, temperatura), the zone which applies to cervical segments of the spinal cord, and nucleus sensorius superior (tactile sensitivity). (scribd.com)
- The fibers of the upper motor neurons project out of the precentral gyrus ending in the brainstem, where they will decussate (intersect) within the lower medulla oblongata to form the lateral corticospinal tract on each side of the spinal cord . (gutenberg.org)
- The upper motor neuron descends in the spinal cord to the level of the appropriate spinal nerve root. (gutenberg.org)
- These neurons connect the brain to the appropriate level in the spinal cord, from which point nerve signals continue to the muscles by means of the lower motor neurons . (gutenberg.org)
- Any upper motor neuron lesion , also known as pyramidal insufficiency, occurs in the neural pathway above the anterior horn of the spinal cord . (gutenberg.org)
- Symptoms can include muscle weakness , decreased motor control including a loss of the ability to perform fine movements , increased vigor (and decreased threshold) of spinal reflexes including spasticity , and an extensor plantar response known as the Babinski sign . (gutenberg.org)
- E-F: For comparison, TDP-43 staining from the precentral gyrus (E) and spinal cord (F) from an ALS case without an arteriovenous malformation are shown. (smw.ch)
- They are peripheral nerves that carry sensory information into and motor commands out of the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
- Reflex circuits vary in complexity-the simplest spinal reflexes are mediated by a two-element chain, of which in the human body there is only one, also called a monosynaptic reflex (there is only one synapse between the two neurones taking part in the arc: sensory and motor). (wikipedia.org)
- The next simplest reflex arc is a three-element chain, beginning with sensory neurons, which activate interneurons in the spinal cord, which then activate motor neurons. (wikipedia.org)
- Patients with MND were representative of three syndromes: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with definite lower motor neuron and upper motor neuron signs, MND with probable upper motor neuron signs (PUMNS), and progressive spinal muscular atrophy (PSMA) with lower motor neuron signs only. (neurology.org)
- In the precentral gyrus, large neurons known as Betz cells send efferent axons that terminate on the contralateral motor cranial and spinal nuclei. (radiopaedia.org)
- These upper motor neurons (UMN) synapse with the lower motor neuron (LMN) in the anterior horn of the spinal cord. (ddxof.com)
- Denervation near the target muscle fibers (lower motor neuron disease) results in dampening of the efferent limb of spinal reflexes, resulting in hyporeflexia. (ddxof.com)
- The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is composed of all the neurons which exist outside the brain and the spinal cord. (ibiologia.com)
- Motor Neurons, additionally called efferent neurons, are accountable for carrying the information or data from the brain and spinal cord to muscle fibers throughout the body. (ibiologia.com)
- And for the most voluntary muscle contraction, the impulse originates in the brain or brainstem, and reflex action brought about with only single sensory and motor neuron which synapse in the body part of the spinal cord. (ibiologia.com)
- The Somatic Nervous System (SoNS) is the link between Central Nervous System (CNS) with the sensory neurons and motor neurons of Somatic Nervous System which communicate with the brain and the spinal cord. (ibiologia.com)
- The cranial nerves connect the head and neck directly to the brain, but the spinal cord receives sensory input and sends motor commands out to the body through the spinal nerves. (hawaii.edu)
- The lateral column, however, conveys both sensory and motor information between the spinal cord and brain. (hawaii.edu)
- The coordination of reflexes depends on the integration of sensory and motor pathways in the spinal cord. (hawaii.edu)
- 3) The axon of the peripheral sensory neuron enters the spinal cord and contacts another neuron in the gray matter. (opentextbc.ca)
- 7) The upper motor neuron sends an action potential down to the spinal cord. (opentextbc.ca)
- The target of the upper motor neuron is the dendrites of the lower motor neuron in the gray matter of the spinal cord. (opentextbc.ca)
- 8) The axon of the lower motor neuron emerges from the spinal cord in a nerve and connects to a muscle through a neuromuscular junction to cause contraction of the target muscle. (opentextbc.ca)
- Further, TMS approaches are used to promote neural plasticity within cortical and spinal circuitry in an attempt to create short-term changes in motor control. (intechopen.com)
- Movement that is voluntary, is located on the pyramidal track, and the cell bodies of The normal motor pathway contain upper motor neuron that synapse in the brainstem and spinal cord with lower motor neuron. (sebeol.org)
- Twitches (fasciculations), uncontrolled small discharges, and atrophy occur in muscle groups as motor neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord degenerate. (present5.com)
- Poliomyelitis (LMN lesion of the anterior horn motor neurons of the spinal cord) produces an ipsilateral flaccid paralysis with hypotonia, hyporeflexia and atrophy. (present5.com)
- 15. Within spinal segments S 2 -S 4 , there are sacral parasympathetic neurons within the lateral column. (dentisty.org)
- The loss of motor neurons results in the thinning of the corticospinal tracts in the lateral columns of the spinal cord. (lecturio.com)
- The term 'motor neuron' is usually restricted to the lower motor neurons, the efferent nerves that directly innervate muscles. (wikipedia.org)
- The three types of these neurons are the alpha efferent neurons, beta efferent neurons, and gamma efferent neurons. (wikipedia.org)
- The somatic nervous system consists of afferent nerves or sensory nerves , and efferent nerves or motor nerves . (wikipedia.org)
- Compare efferent neuron . (sinauer.com)
- The dorsal roots contain afferent sensory axons, and the ventral roots contain efferent motor axons. (cram.com)
- Peripheral motor nerves carry the motor impulses from the anterior horn to the voluntary muscles. (wikipedia.org)
- Motor nucleus of trigeminal n. (nucleus motorius n. trigemini) is localized in tegmentum of pons and receives impulses from the central anterior central gyrus on the cortico-nuclear pathways. (scribd.com)
- Located in precentral gyrus of frontal lobe (anterior to central sulcus, which separates frontal and parietal lobes. (expertsmind.com)
- The precentral gyrus is the most posterior gyrus of the frontal lobe and it lies anterior to the central sulcus . (gutenberg.org)
- the hip is represented in the place where precentral gyrus is continuing with paracentral gyrus and the lower limb (thigh, leg and foot), is represented in anterior paracentral gyrus (fig. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Anterior to the central sulcus is the frontal lobe, which is primarily associated with motor functions. (jobilize.com)
- The dorsal, or posterior, horns of the gray matter are mainly devoted to sensory functions whereas the ventral, or anterior, and lateral horns are associated with motor functions. (hawaii.edu)
- In the white matter, the dorsal column relays sensory information to the brain, and the anterior column is almost exclusively relaying motor commands to the ventral horn motor neurons. (hawaii.edu)
- 1. a general area of the brain, including the olfactory bulb, tract, and trigone, the anterior portion of the gyrus cinguli, and the uncus. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Located in the anterior portions of the hemispheres, the frontal lobes are responsible for voluntary motor activity, speaking ability, and higher intellectual activities. (pharmacologicalsciences.us)
- Damage to the anterolateral pathways cuase loss of pain and temperature below the level of the lesion, and damage to the anterior horn cells produce lower motor neuron weakness at the level of the lesion. (sebeol.org)
- Other examples include the ventral anterior and ventrolateral nuclei, which relay motor information, and the ventral posterolateral and ventral posteromedial nuclei, which relay somatosensory information. (statpearls.com)
- Hyperintensity of the subcortical white matter (SWM) of the precentral gyrus and hypointensity of the precentral gyrus gray matter (PGGM) on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) are described as potentially useful diagnostic findings in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (ajnr.org)
- Differentiation of hereditary spastic paraparesis from primary lateral sclerosis in sporadic adult-onset upper motor neuron syndromes. (medscape.com)
- Is magnetic resonance imaging a plausible biomarker for upper motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/primary lateral sclerosis or merely a useful paraclinical tool to exclude mimic syndromes? (scielo.br)
- A ressonância magnética é um biomarcador aceitável da degeneração do neurônio motor superior em esclerose lateral amiotrófica/esclerose lateral primária ou apenas um instrumento paraclínico útil para a exclusão das síndromes mimetizadoras? (scielo.br)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rare, chronic, fatal degenerative neurological disease that predominantly affects the motor system. (scielo.br)
- Clinical subtypes of motor neuron degeneration with only LMN degeneration, also called progressive muscular atrophy, or only UMN degeneration, called primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), and subtypes with predominant upper or LMN degeneration exist. (scielo.br)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease resulting from the loss of upper motor neurons (UMN) and lower motor neurons (LMN). (cap.org)
- Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a slowly progressive, adult degenerative disease of the upper motor neurons characterized by progressive spasticity or stiffness. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
- Primary lateral sclerosis is a type of motor neuron disease that affects the UMNs, causing muscle nerve cells to slowly break down. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
- Considering that dementia is one of the most frequent non-motor symptoms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and that hippocampus is one of the brain areas with greater presence of amyloid-related changes in neurodegenerative diseases, our aim was to analyze the molecular markers of the amyloid cascade of APP in pathology studies of the hippocampus of autopsied patients with ALS and ALS-frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (frontiersin.org)
- Can regional spreading of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis motor symptoms be explained by prion-like propagation? (bmj.com)
- Brooks BRMiller RGSwash MMunsat TLWorld Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases, El Escorial revisited: revised criteria for the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (jamanetwork.com)
- In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), immune cells and glia contribute to motor neuron (MN) degeneration. (bvsalud.org)
- 20. Lamina Ⅳ and Ⅶ contain the medial motor neuron column and the lateral motor neuron column. (dentisty.org)
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) is a neuromuscular disease characterized as a rare, non-hereditary, idiopathic, slow, and progressive degeneration of the upper motor neurons . (physio-pedia.com)
- This spectrum includes other disorders such as progressive muscular atrophy, which involves only lower motor neurons, as well as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) , characterized by both upper and lower motor neuron involvement. (physio-pedia.com)
- A single motor neuron may innervate many muscle fibres and a muscle fibre can undergo many action potentials in the time taken for a single muscle twitch. (wikipedia.org)
- The motor portion of the trigeminal n. exit with mandibular nerve and innervate m. masseter and some other muscles. (scribd.com)
- At this point, the upper motor neuron synapses with the lower motor neuron, each of whose axons innervate a fiber of skeletal muscle. (gutenberg.org)
- Larger motor units innervate bigger muscles while the smaller motor units are used for smaller muscles. (wikispaces.com)
- Facial nerve has motor, sensory and autonomic fibers. (scribd.com)
- Its main part consists of motor fibers (actual facial nerve) innervating mimetic muscles of the face: the frontal (i.e. frontalis), the circular muscle of the eye (i.e. orbicularis oculi), buccal (i.e. buccalis), circular muscle of the mouth (i.e. orbicularis oris) and some other muscles of the head and neck. (scribd.com)
- If the activity requires near maximal performance (like a clean or snatch) most motor units are called into play, with fast twitch units making more significant contribution to effort (remember we all have both fast and slow twitch fibers in our bodies in different distribution). (breakingmuscle.com)
- This nerve is mainly motor, however, it also contains parasympathetic fibers to smooth muscle of the eyeball, sympathetic fibers and a small number of sensory fibers. (ppt-online.org)
- The lower motor neuron is bundled with neighboring fibers into a peripheral nerve and activates the target muscle fibers at the neuromuscular junction. (ddxof.com)
- Normally there are 23 muscle fibers per every one neuron. (wikispaces.com)
- 14) soleus The soleus would rely on mostly ____ motor units with predominantly _____ fibers. (coursehero.com)
- The PIR neurons tend to cluster together and create dense terminating afferent fibers. (statpearls.com)
Portion of the precentral gyrus2
Subcortical white matter3
- 3 In particular, hyperintensity of the subcortical white matter (SWM) of the precentral gyrus on FLAIR images has been described as a potentially useful diagnostic finding in ALS 1 - 3 and may be a specific sign of ALS that is not seen in healthy, asymptomatic patients. (ajnr.org)
- In our experience, hyperintensity of the subcortical white matter of the precentral gyrus and hypointensity of the PGGM on FLAIR are not uncommon findings in elderly patients without clinical evidence of ALS. (ajnr.org)
- f: left precentral gyrus/subcortical white matter). (nih.gov)
- A gyrus (plural = gyri) is the ridge of one of those wrinkles, and a sulcus (plural = sulci) is the groove between two gyri. (hawaii.edu)
- The surface of the brain can be mapped on the basis of the locations of large gyri and sulci. (hawaii.edu)
- Each gyrus is separated from another by a sulcus (pl. sulci), which is a shallow groove, or a fissure, which is a deeper groove. (pharmacologicalsciences.us)
- In FLAIR images of ALS patients only, distinct hyperintense signals at the subcortical precentral gyrus (five patients), the centrum semiovale (eight patients), the crus cerebri (nine patients) and the pons (four patients) as well as mild hyperintense signals in the medulla oblongata (three patients) were seen. (nih.gov)
- This article provides a comprehensive review of the clinical applicability of the neuroimaging progress that has been made over the past two decades towards establishing suitable diagnostic tools for upper motor neuron (UMN) degeneration in ALS. (scielo.br)
- NK cell depletion reduces the pace of MN degeneration, delays motor impairment and increases survival. (bvsalud.org)
- PLS is due to upper motor neuron (UMN) degeneration. (physio-pedia.com)
Left precentral gyrus3
- A: Left precentral gyrus. (smw.ch)
- Notably, no obvious difference in the extent and severity of TDP-43 pathology was seen between the right and left precentral gyrus (fig. 2A, B). No immunoreactive inclusions were detected with antibodies against dipeptide repeat proteins (poly-GA), the highly characteristic feature of C9orf72 repeat expansion carriers or with antibodies against FUS (an RNA binding protein), thereby excluding relevant C9orf72 and FUS gene mutations. (smw.ch)
- Neural signals recorded by a Neurotrophic Electrode implanted in a speech-related region of the left precentral gyrus of a human volunteer suffering from locked-in syndrome, characterized by near-total paralysis with spared cognition, were transmitted wirelessly across the scalp and used to drive a speech synthesizer. (medgadget.com)
- PBP is a progressive degenerative disorder of the motor nuclei in the medulla (specifically involving the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and hypoglossal nerves) that produces atrophy and fasciculations of the lingual muscles, dysarthria, and dysphagia. (medscape.com)
- In large muscles, motor units are activated at near tetanic (maximum stimulation) frequency when called upon. (breakingmuscle.com)
- they include all the non-sensory neurons connected with skeletal muscles and skin . (wikipedia.org)
- NIBS provides an opportunity to assess the neural circuitry within motor cortical areas as well as the excitatory and inhibitory influences on neural output to specific muscles. (intechopen.com)
- clinicalgate.com] The stretching reflexes and muscle response to stretching is also present.If the upper motor neuron lesion is extensive, muscle rigidity in the leg extensors and arm flexor muscles can also be seen. (sebeol.org)
- If the upper motor neuron lesion is extensive, muscle rigidity in the leg extensors and arm flexor muscles can also be seen. (symptoma.com)
- Disease of the upper motor neurons causes stiffness of muscles ( spasticity ), muscle weakness and exaggerated tendon reflexes, such as knee jerks. (symptoma.com)
- The death of affected motor neurons leads to denervation and atrophy of the corresponding muscles (or amyotrophy). (lecturio.com)
- Most reports indicate neuronal loss in the precentral gyrus of the frontal lobe of the brain. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
- All received whole-brain MR imaging and spectroscopic imaging scans at 3T and clinical neurological assessments including percentage maximum forced vital capacity (FVC) and upper motor neuron (UMN) function. (nih.gov)
- The cell bodies of these neurons are the largest in the brain, approaching nearly 0.1mm in diameter . (gutenberg.org)
- A) Left panels: Axial (top) and sagittal (bottom) slices showing brain activity along the precentral gyrus during a word generation fMRI task prior to implantation. (medgadget.com)
- 1. (Brain) Precentral gyrus: the origin of nerve signals initiating movement. (wikipedia.org)
- The current research primarily takes advantage of the electrical activity that occurs within neurons during normal brain function. (bu.edu)
- Through the use of electroencephalography (EEG), the voltage changes that arise due to movement of ionic current within neurons in a specific area of the brain can be measured. (bu.edu)
- In this way the mind (whole-brain systems), brain (neural chip), and body (robot) are run in unison to create an intelligent agent that can perform motor and cognitive tasks that include learning and memory. (bu.edu)
- As discussed earlier, the neuroglial cells called astrocytes form a barrier between capillaries and neurons within the brain. (lumenlearning.com)
- 4) An action potential is initiated at the initial segment of this neuron and travels up the sensory pathway to a region of the brain called the thalamus. (opentextbc.ca)
- The target of this neuron is another neuron in the thalamus of the brain, the part of the CNS that acts as a relay for sensory information. (edu.vn)
- The brain is the integrative portion of the nervous system that serves to receive, process, and store sensory information and then plan and orchestrate the appropriate motor response. (pharmacologicalsciences.us)
- The neuron is the cell of the brain that is involved in learning and development. (healthtap.com)
- Group brain activation in response to stimulation of the motor point of the right first dorsal interosseus muscle. (edu.au)
- The basal ganglia are a group of nuclei in the brain associated with motor and learning functions. (statemaster.com)
Sensory and motor3
- With each segment, there is a pair of sensory and motor nerves. (wikipedia.org)
- Each hemisphere is concerned with the sensory and motor functions of the opposite side of the body. (studylib.net)
- Core cells, or parvalbumin-immuno-reactive (PIR) neurons, are only found in principal sensory and motor relay nuclei, such as the pulvinar and intralaminar nuclei. (statpearls.com)
Upper motor neuron sy2
- It contains about half of the brain's neurons, but these particular nerve cells are so small that the cerebellum accounts for only 10% of the brain's total weight. (thefreedictionary.com)
- We stimulated electrically the digital nerve of the index finger to activate cutaneous (and joint) afferents and we also stimulated over the motor point of the first dorsal interosseous muscle to activate selectively muscle afferents. (edu.au)
Axons of motor neurons2
- Clinical applications of 1 H-MRSI could include documenting the extent of upper motor neuron involvement, aiding diagnosis of syndromes presenting with an ALS-like picture, and monitoring disease progression. (neurology.org)
- The goal of this blog is to better understand the pathophysiology of motor impairment, to implement interventions and to drive enhanced clinical practice. (edu.au)
Cortical motor neurons2
- The motor system is the part of the central nervous system that is involved with movement. (wikipedia.org)
- We're going to look at motor unit recruitment, proprioception , and the central nervous system and how using complexes trains each of these to make us better lifters. (breakingmuscle.com)
- Postganglionic (and preganglionic) motor neurons belong to the division of the autonomic nervous system. (jobilize.com)
- The nervous system is involved in receiving information about the environment around us (sensation) and generating responses to that information (motor responses). (scientistcindy.com)
- The nervous system can be divided into regions that are responsible for sensation (sensory functions) and for the response (motor functions). (scientistcindy.com)
- In the Central Nervous System (CNS), the nerves that carry the information for motor movement are called upper motor neurons (UMN). (sebeol.org)