TY - JOUR. T1 - Aging and mammalian cerebral cortex. T2 - Monkeys to humans. AU - Morrison, John. PY - 2003/4/1. Y1 - 2003/4/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0038647799&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0038647799&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 12813209. AN - SCOPUS:0038647799. VL - 17. JO - Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. JF - Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. SN - 0893-0341. IS - SUPPL. 2. ER - ...
Position 1. The Cerebral Cortex Development Lab at SISSA is looking for a young post-doc wanting to address biological mechanisms and operational outcomes of experimental therapy of glioblastoma multiforme by overexpression of the brain patterning gene Emx2. Intellectual independence and spirit of initiative, strong experience in molecular and cell biology, as well as aptitude to work with rodent animal models are required.. Potential candidates are encouraged to pre-submit a letter of interest, a short statement of research and three reference letters, to prof. Antonello Mallamaci (To: [email protected]; Subject: GBM_pos20), by September 15th, 2019. A call for a one year position, renewable upon evaluation of results, will be shortly launched at the Neuroscience Area of SISSA.. ...
The findings presented in this study disclosed an unexpected role of the mammalian Fat-Dachsous system in the plasma membrane organization in the embryonic cerebral cortex. The AJ is known as the major cell junctional structure observed in the apical portions of neural progenitor cells (Ho et al., 2000; Lien et al., 2006; Kadowaki et al., 2007). We found that Fat4 and Dachsous1 were located more apical to the AJ and that the plasma membranes at the corresponding region showed a simple apposition, which we defined as the subapical membrane apposition. Such apically extended membrane appositions have not been described for general epithelial cells, and thus, these junctions might have uniquely developed for specific cell types, including neural progenitor cells. Depletion of Fat4 disrupted the subapical membrane apposition, indicating that it plays a key role in the maintenance of this specific structure.. We found that Fat4 and Dachsous1 could interact in a heterophilic fashion and regulated the ...
Recent analyses of association fibre networks in the primate cerebral cortex have revealed a small number of densely intra-connected and hierarchically organized structural systems. Corresponding analyses of data on functional connectivity are required to establish the significance of these structural systems. We therefore built up a relational database by systematically collating published data on the spread of activity after strychnine-induced disinhibition in the macaque cerebral cortex in vivo. After mapping these data to two different parcellation schemes, we used three independent methods of analysis which demonstrate that the cortical network of functional interactions is not homogeneous, but shows a clear segregation into functional assemblies of mutually interacting areas. The assemblies suggest a principal division of the cortex into visual, somatomotor and orbito-temporo-insular systems, while motor and somatosensory areas are inseparably interrelated. These results are largely ...
Synapses develop concurrently and at identical rates in different layers of the visual, somatosensory, motor, and prefrontal areas of the primate cerebral cortex. This isochronic course of synaptogenesis in anatomically and functionally diverse regions indicates that the entire cerebral cortex develops as a whole and that the establishment of cell-to-cell communication in this structure may be orchestrated by a single genetic or humoral signal. This is in contrast to the traditional view of hierarchical development of the cortical regions and provides new insight into the maturation of cortical functions. ...
As the embryonic brain develops, an incredibly complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors - the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions - if one tiny protein doesnt do its job - then the brain can develop abnormally.. UNC scientists led by Eva Anton, PhD, professor of cell biology and physiology in the UNC School of Medicine, have shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor cells leads to massive disruption of brain development and the canonical Wnt protein pathway - a signaling cascade- that previously was linked to genes associated with autism.. Although our experiments were done in mouse genetic models, human APC mutations have been associated with autism, said Anton, a member of the UNC Neuroscience Center and the new UNC Autism Research Center. These mutations disrupt the ability of brain progenitors to respond appropriately to the environmental cues necessary for them to divide, and to ...
1. Procedures were described whereby constant rates of oxygen consumption were obtained with cerebral cortex slices for periods exceeding three hours.. 2. The effect of intravenous injection of graded doses of 5,5-diphenyl-2,4-oxazolidinedione (DPO) in minimal volume, to a small group of rats was reported for the dosage range of 20 to 100 mgm. per kgm.. 3. A concentration-action curve was presented which illustrates the effect of graded concentrations of DPO on the oxygen consumption of rat cerebral cortex slices. This was compared with the concentration-action curve of the related substituted oxazolidinedione, propazone. With rising concentration of DPO there was first a moderate augmentation, then a profound inhibition of brain respiration. The augmentation phase did not occur with propazone. Furthermore there was more rapid development of inhibition and a greater maximum inhibitory effect with DPO than with propazone.. 4. It was found that DPO had some specificity in respect of its inhibitory ...
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Proper growth of the mammalian cerebral cortex is crucial for normal brain functions and is controlled by precise gene-expression regulation. Here, we show that microRNA-7 (miR-7) is highly expressed in cortical neural progenitors and describe miR-7 sponge transgenic mice in which miR-7-silencing activity is specifically knocked down in the embryonic cortex. Blocking miR-7 function causes microcephaly-like brain defects due to reduced intermediate progenitor (IP) production and apoptosis. Upregulation of miR-7 target genes, including those implicated in the p53 pathway, such as Ak1 and Cdkn1a (p21), is responsible for abnormalities in neural progenitors. Furthermore, ectopic expression of Ak1 or p21 and specific blockade of miR-7 binding sites in target genes using protectors in vivo induce similarly reduced IP production. Using conditional miRNA sponge transgenic approaches, we uncovered an unexpected role for miR-7 in cortical growth through its interactions with genes in the p53 pathway.
The earliest generated cells of the mammalian cerebral cortex form the preplate layer (PPL). The subsequently born cortical plate (CP) cells split this layer into the superficial layer I (LI) and the deep subplate (SP). The cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie this event are unclear. To investigate the role of the cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) and its activator p35 in preplate splitting, we used Nissl staining, carbocyanine dye tracing, cell birthdating, and immunohistochemistry for calretinin (CalR) in p35 and Cdk5 knockout mice. Our data demonstrated changes in early cortical lamination and aberrant thalamic axon trajectories in these mice. Specifically, LI was thicker, and cell-dense and thalamic axons did not accumulate in the SP layer before invading the CP. Instead, they grew past the SP and more superficial cortical layers and coursed obliquely toward the pial surface. This behavior has been previously observed in reeler mice and suggests a defect in PPL splitting. CalR
Differentiation of human cortical neurons - posted in Stem Cell: hi I want to grow and differentiate human cortical neurons. I have a vial of HCN-2 cells from ATCC. From what I understand, they are extremely slow and difficult to differentiate. Changing my cell type is not a viable choice right now. So I make do and hav a couple of questions. If anybody has any experience either differentiating these or other cortical neurons, I would really appreciate some help. * The nerve growth factor...
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Since early hominids emerged 5 million years ago, humans have evolved sizable brains to support higher cognitive functions. In particular, the human cerebral cortex is greatly expanded, allowing accommodation of the evolutionary increases in the number of cortical areas, the functional modules that subserve perception, attention, motor control, cognition, memory, and learning. Duplicated genes specific to the Homo lineage have played key roles in human speciation, particularly in the development of the highly complex human brain (1) and the circuits of the cerebral cortex (2). On page 546 of this issue, Heide et al. (3) identify ARHGAP11B [Rho guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) activating protein 11B], a human-specific duplicated gene, as a regulator of human cerebral cortex development. By expressing ARHGAP11B in marmosets, a smooth-brained primate, this study explores the influence of the gene on expansion of the primate cortex.. The human neocortex is marked by an important increase in surface ...
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Master Degree in Neuroscience, University of Trieste, year 2012. Master Degree Thesis title: Emx2 inhibits cortico-cerebral astrogliogenesis by downregulating the EGF receptor mRNA. PhD in Functional and Structural Genomics, SISSA, year 2016. PhD Thesis title: Foxg1 and Emx2 control of cortico-cerebral astrogenesis and Emx2 as a novel tool to suppress glioblastoma multiforme Publications at SISSA. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Reconstruction of the human cerebral cortex robust to white matter lesions. T2 - Method and validation. AU - Shiee, Navid. AU - Bazin, Pierre Louis. AU - Cuzzocreo, Jennifer L.. AU - Ye, Chuyang. AU - Kishore, Bhaskar. AU - Carass, Aaron. AU - Calabresi, Peter A.. AU - Reich, Daniel S.. AU - Prince, Jerry L.. AU - Pham, Dzung L.. PY - 2014/7. Y1 - 2014/7. N2 - Cortical atrophy has been reported in a number of diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimers disease, that are also associated with white matter (WM) lesions. However, most cortical reconstruction techniques do not account for these pathologies, thereby requiring additional processing to correct for the effect of WM lesions. In this work, we introduce CRUISE+, an automated process for cortical reconstruction from magnetic resonance brain images with WM lesions. The process extends previously well validated methods to allow for multichannel input images and to accommodate for the presence of WM lesions. We provide ...
Low levels of visible light directed onto slices of rat cerebral cortical tissue enhanced net potassium-induced release of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from these brain slices. At higher light intensity, net potassium-induced release was suppressed. These effects were apparently not from increased temperature. The amount of light enhancing this neurotransmitter release is approximately equal to the amount of light that can penetrate the head and reach the brain at the intensities of sunlight; this was determined by measuring the light entering the rat head through fur, scalp, skull, and dura mater and considering several natural lighting conditions. These results suggest that ambient light may be sufficient to alter the release of transmitters from mammalian cerebral cortex in vivo.. ...
Antibodies for proteins involved in fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling pathway involved in orbitofrontal cortex development pathways, according to their Panther/Gene Ontology Classification
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The cerebral cortex, which underlies higher brain functions, has undergone a large expansion in size during mammalian evolution, most notably in the primate lineage (Rakic, 1988; Caviness and Takahashi, 1995; Northcutt and Kaas, 1995; Rakic, 1995). Although many intrinsic and extrinsic factors may influence cortical size and cytoarchitecture, such as patterns of neuronal migration (Letinic et al., 2002; Kriegstein and Noctor, 2004; Bystron et al., 2006), thalamic afferents (Windrem and Finlay, 1991; Dehay et al., 2001) and the diversification of subventricular zone neural progenitors (Smart et al., 2002; Haubensak et al., 2004; Miyata et al., 2004; Noctor et al., 2004; Fish et al., 2008), an increase in neuron number during brain development and evolution is ultimately controlled by the number and modes of division of neural progenitors in the embryonic ventricular and subventricular zones (Götz and Huttner, 2005; Kriegstein et al., 2006; Fish et al., 2008).. According to the radial unit ...
The deep layers of the mammalian cerebral cortex contain pyramidal neurons that project predominantly to subcortical targets. To understand the mechanisms that determine the identity of deeper layer neurons, a PCR based subtractive hybridisation was performed to isolate genes that are specifically expressed during the specification of these neurons. One of the genes we isolated was the rat homologue of the mouse Slap-1. SLAP-1 is an adaptor protein containing SH2-SH3 domains and it participates in the signalling of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases. In situ hybridisation studies have shown that Slap-1 is not substantially expressed before E17. At later stages, it is specifically and selectively expressed by deeper layer neurons and by neurons of layers II/III in the developing cortex. The specific timing and location of its expression, suggests that this gene may play a role in the differentiation of these neurons.
p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) is a serine/threonine kinase known to be activated by the Rho family small GTPases and to play a key role in cytoskeletal reorganization, spine morphology and synaptic plasticity. PAK1 is also implicated in a number of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, including autism, intellectual disability and Alzheimers disease. However, the role of PAK1 in early brain development remains unknown. In this study, we employed genetic manipulations to investigate the role of PAK1 in the cerebral cortical development in mice. We showed that compared to the wild type littermates, PAK1 knockout mice have a reduction in the number of pyramidal neurons in several layers of the cerebral cortex, which is associated with a smaller pool of neural progenitor cells and impaired neuronal migration. These results suggest that PAK1 regulates cortical development by promoting the proliferation of neural progenitor cells and facilitating the migration of these neurons to specific
Supplementary MaterialsSupplementary Materials unmarked 41598_2019_42439_MOESM1_ESM. of TBR1 (deep cortical layer VI) and Nkx2.1 (ventral cells), and matrix remodeling genes, MMP2 and MMP3, as well as Notch-1, indicating the crucial role of matrix remodeling and cell-cell communications on cortical spheroid and organoid patterning. Moreover, tri-culture system elevated blood-brain barrier gene expression (e.g., GLUT-1), CD31, and limited Rabbit polyclonal to AQP9 junction proteins ZO1 manifestation. Treatment with AMD3100, a CXCR4 antagonist, demonstrated the immobilization of MSCs during spheroid fusion, indicating a CXCR4-dependent types of hMSC homing and migration. This forebrain-like model offers potential applications in understanding heterotypic cell-cell relationships and novel medication testing in diseased mind. Introduction Mind organoids derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) emerge as powerful model systems for neurological disease modeling, drug screening, and ...
Denne artikel beskriver i detaljer en protokol til at elektroporere in utero den cerebrale cortex og hippocampus ved E14.5 i mus. Vi...
Acetylcholine (ACh) signaling shapes neuronal circuit development and underlies specific aspects of cognitive functions and behaviors, including attention, learning, memory and motivation. During behaviour, activation of muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs and nAChRs) by ACh alters the activation state of neurons, and neuronal circuits most likely process information differently with elevated levels of ACh. In several brain regions, ACh has been shown to alter synaptic strength as well. By changing the rules for synaptic plasticity, ACh can have prolonged effects on and rearrange connectivity between neurons that outlasts its presence. From recent discoveries in the mouse, rat, monkey and human brain, a picture emerges in which the basal forebrain (BF) cholinergic system targets the neocortex with much more spatial and temporal detail than previously considered. Fast cholinergic synapses acting on a millisecond time scale are abundant in the mammalian cerebral cortex, and provide BF
Objective:To find a simple and accurate method to orient the cerebral cortex functional areas on CT scan images.Materials and methods:After CT scanning 30 heads specimens,their transverse sections were cut according to the scanning sections.Then compare the CT image and the transverse sections to find a new method,which could identify the functional areas of cerebral cortex on CT image.Results:The cerebral neural process could easily be found on both transverse sections and CT image.So the method to orient the functional areas based on the neural process identification was found.Conclusions:The neural process delivered from cerebral marrow is corresponding to cerebral gyrus.So the corresponding functional area could be distinguished,provided the neural process was identified.
이 문서에서는 자세히 utero에서 대뇌 피질과 생쥐의 E14.5에서 해마를 electroporate하는 프로토콜을 설명합니다. 또한이 두 대뇌 지역에서 dendrites 및 쪽이을 연구하는 귀중한 방법임을...
Proper development of the mammalian cerebral cortex relies on the integrated control of neurogenesis and neuronal migration. Proliferation of neuronal progenitor cells during early stages of brain development is critical to expand the progenitor pool at the ventricular surface and later mitotic divisions result in the generation of postmitotic neural precursors, which then migrate to the cortical plate (Gupta et al., 2002; Götz and Huttner, 2005). Defective neurogenesis or neuronal migration leads to brain malformations, and are often associated with different forms of mental retardation or cognitive disabilities and severe epilepsy Guerrini et al., 2008). For example, classical lissencephaly (or smooth brain) is due to a reduced number or absence of gyri and sulci of the cortical surface, resulting in severe mental retardation, seizures and early death (Kato and Dobyns, 2003). Mutations in two genes, LIS1 (Reiner et al., 1993; Lo Nigro et al., 1997) and DCX (Gleeson et al., 1998; des Portes ...
The purpose of this work was to describe the human leptomeningeal and cortical vascular anatomy as seen at high resolution on an 8 T UHFMRI system. With a 1024 x 1024 matrix, axial gradient echo images of the cerebral cortex were acquired on a human volunteer at 8 T with TR 500 ms, TE 1...read more ...
Hangya, B., Pi, H. J., Kvitsiani, D., Ranade, S. P., Kepecs, A. (2014) From circuit motifs to computations: mapping the behavioral repertoire of cortical interneurons. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 26c. pp. 117-124. ISSN 0959-4388 Hangya, B., Tihanyi, B. T., Entz, L., Fabo, D., Eross, L., Wittner, L., Jakus, R., Varga, V., Freund, T. F., Ulbert, I. (2011) Complex Propagation Patterns Characterize Human Cortical Activity during Slow-Wave Sleep. Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (24). pp. 8770-8779. ISSN 0270-6474 He, M., Tucciarone, J., Lee, S., Nigro, M. J., Kim, Y., Levine, J. M., Kelly, S. M., Krugikov, I., Wu, P., Chen, Y., Gong, L., Hou, Y., Osten, P., Rudy, B., Huang, Z. J. (2016) Strategies and Tools for Combinatorial Targeting of GABAergic Neurons in Mouse Cerebral Cortex. Neuron, 91 (6). pp. 1228-1243. ISSN 1097-4199 (Electronic)0896-6273 (Linking) Hof, P. R., Nimchinsky, E. A., Perl, D. P., Erwin, J. M. (2001) An unusual population of pyramidal neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex of ...
The movement of R-cell nuclei along the apical-basal axis in the developing fly visual system displays features very similar to the somal translocation of neurons from the ventricular zone to the cortical plate during the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex [51, 52]. That both R-cell movement and cortical neuronal migration require the function of DLis/Lis1 [14, 18] support the evolutionary conservation of the molecular mechanism controlling neuronal positioning. In a search for novel regulators of R-cell translocation, we found that misexpression of the RabGAP RN-Tre caused a failure for R-cell nuclei to maintain their apical localization, suggesting the requirement of Rab-mediated vesicular transport in R-cell positioning. RN-tre displayed dosage-sensitive interactions with Rab5 or Rab11 in the fly eye, and genetic analysis revealed an essential role for Rab5, Shi and Rab11 in R-cell apical localization. These results support that Rab5, Shi and Rab11 function together in a vesicular ...
The term area SI of Woolsey refers to a functionally defined area of mammalian cerebral cortex. It has been mapped in a number of species on the basis of evoked potentials elicited by light touch stimulation of the skin. In the macaque it is located in the postcentral gyrus, both on the exposed surface and in the posterior bank of the central sulcus. The face area is located on the lower lateral surface with the hind limb and tail areas extending over the midline into the bank of the longitudinal fissure ( Woolsey-1958 ). It is the same as the primary somatosensory cortex ( Carpenter-1983 ). ...
Although spiral waves are ubiquitous features of nature and have been observed in many biological systems, their existence and potential function in mammalian cerebral cortex remain uncertain. Using voltage-sensitive dye imaging, we found that spiral waves occur frequently in the neocortex in vivo, both during pharmacologically induced oscillations and during sleep-like states. While their life span is limited, spiral waves can modify ongoing cortical activity by influencing oscillation frequencies and spatial coherence and by reducing amplitude in the area surrounding the spiral phase singularity. During sleep-like states, the rate of occurrence of spiral waves varies greatly depending on brain states. These results support the hypothesis that spiral waves, as an emergent activity pattern, can organize and modulate cortical population activity on the mesoscopic scale and may contribute to both normal cortical processing and to pathological patterns of activity such as those found in epilepsy.
Cerebral Cortex is a comprehensive and detailed work covering the dual nature of the organization of the architecture and connections of the cerebral cortex. After establishing the evolutionary approach of the cerebral cortexs origin, the authors have systematically analyzed, in detail, the common principle underlying the structure and connections of sensory and motor systems.
Although accurate long-distance neuronal migration is a cardinal feature of cerebral cortical development, little is known about control of this migration. The scrambler (scm) mouse shows abnormal cortical lamination that is indistinguishable from reeler. Genetic and physical mapping of scm identifies yeast artificial chromosomes containing an exon of mdab1, a homolog of Drosophila Disabled, which encodes a phosphoprotein that binds nonreceptor tyrosine kinases. mdab1 transcripts show abnormal splicing in scm homozygotes, with 1.5 kb of intracisternal A particle retrotransposon sequence inserted into the mdab1 coding region in antisense orientation, producing a mutated and truncated predicted protein. Therefore, mdab1 is most likely the scm gene, thus implicating nonreceptor tyrosine kinases in neuronal migration and lamination in developing cerebral cortex (Ware, 1997). Formation of the mammalian brain requires choreographed migration of neurons to generate highly ordered laminar structures, ...
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We present a technique for automatically assigning a neuroanatomical label to each location on a cortical surface model based on probabilistic information estimated from a manually labeled training set. This procedure incorporates both geometric information derived from the cortical model, and neuro …
Researchers have found that people who avoided smoking had a thicker outer layer of the brain than people who had smoked. Those participants who had given up smoking for the longest time had a thicker cortex compared with those who had given up recently - even after accounting for the total amount smoked in their lifetime. The study gathered health data and analysed MRI scans of 244 males and 260 females with an average age of 73. Around half were former or current smokers. The group tested were part of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936, a group of individuals who were born in 1936 and took part in the Scottish Mental Survey of 1947. Using detailed MRI brain scans, careful image analysis and statistical models, researchers analysed how a persons smoking habit was linked with the thickness of the brains cortex. The study authors suggest that avoiding smoking helps to keep the brains cortex thicker so therefore more normal. They also cautiously suggest that the cortex might regain some thickness ...
What regions in the cerebral cortex are known to be involved in movement? How do these areas contribute to the production of motor behavior? Located at approximately mid-brain and at the very back of the temporal lobe is the.
Grasby, K.L., Jahanshad, N, Painter, JN, Colodro-Conde, L., Bralten, J, & Hibar, D.P. (2020). The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex. Science, 367(6484). doi:10.1126/science. ...
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Background. Stromal derived factor (SDF-1), an alpha chemokine, is a widely known chemoattractant in the immune system. A growing body of evidence now suggests multiple regulatory roles for SDF-1 in the developing nervous system. Results. To investigate the role of SDF-1 signaling in the growth and differentiation of cortical cells, we performed numerous in vitro experiments, including gene chip and quantitative RT-PCR analysis. Using SDF-1 medium and AMD3100, a receptor antagonist, we demonstrate that the chemokine signaling regulates key events during early cortical development. First, SDF-1 signaling maintains cortical progenitors in proliferation, possibly through a mechanism involving connexin 43 mediated intercellular coupling. Second, SDF-1 signaling upregulates the differentiation of cortical GABAergic neurons, independent of sonic signaling pathway. Third, SDF-1 enables the elongation and branching of axons of cortical glutamatergic neurons. Finally, cortical cultures derived from ...
About half of mammalian miRNA genes lie within introns of protein-coding genes, yet little is known about functional interactions between miRNAs and their host genes. The intronic miRNA miR-128 regulates neuronal excitability and dendritic morphology of principal neurons during mouse cerebral cortex
The in vitro and in vivo binding characteristics of [I-125] iodomethyllycaconitine ([I-125]iodoMLA) were determined in the rat. [I-125]iodoMLA binding to rat cerebral cortex membranes was saturable and reversible and its specific binding represented approximately 70-80% of the total binding. [I-125]iodoMLA labeled a single site with K-d = 1.8 +/- 0.4 nM and B-max = 68 +/- 3 fmol/mg protein. Kinetic analysis revealed a t(1/2) for association and dissociation of 10.5 +/- 3.1 and 10.3 +/- 1.6 min, respectively.
Scientists have succeeded in making mice cerebral cortex grow dramatically more convoluted. They developed a line of transgenic mice that carried a variant of a
The ability of lithium to interfere with phosphoinositide metabolism in rat cerebral cortex slices has been examined by monitoring the accumulation of CMP-phosphatidate (CMP-PtdOH) and the reduction in Ins(1,4,5)P3 and Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 levels. A small accumulation of [14C]CMP-PtdOH was seen in slices prelabelled with [14C]cytidine and stimulated with carbachol (1 mM) or Li+ (1 mM). However, simultaneous addition of both agents for 30 min produced a 22-fold accumulation, with Li+ producing a half-maximal effect at a concentration of 0.61 +/- 0.19 mM. Kinetic studies revealed that the effects of carbachol and Li+ on CMP-PtdOH accumulation occurred with no initial lag apparent under these conditions and that preincubation with myo-inositol (10 or 30 mM) dramatically attenuated CMP-PtdOH accumulation. myo-Inositol could also attenuate the rate of accumulation of CMP-PtdOH when added 20 min after carbachol and Li+; these effects were not observed when equimolar concentrations of scyllo-inositol were ...
Author: Thomas, T. et al.; Genre: Journal Article; Published in Print: 2000; Title: Querkopf, a MYST family histone acetyltransferase, is required for normal cerebral cortex development.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Reelin receptors ApoER2 and VLDLR are expressed in distinct spatiotemporal patterns in developing mouse cerebral cortex. AU - Hirota, Yuki. AU - Kubo, Ken ichiro. AU - Katayama, Kei ichi. AU - Honda, Takao. AU - Fujino, Takahiro. AU - Yamamoto, Tokuo T.. AU - Nakajima, Kazunori. PY - 2015/2/15. Y1 - 2015/2/15. N2 - In mammalian developing brain, neuronal migration is regulated by a variety of signaling cascades, including Reelin signaling. Reelin is a glycoprotein that is mainly secreted by Cajal-Retzius neurons in the marginal zone, playing essential roles in the formation of the layered neocortex via its receptors, apolipoprotein E receptor 2 (ApoER2) and very low density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR). However, the precise mechanisms by which Reelin signaling controls the neuronal migration process remain unclear. To gain insight into how Reelin signaling controls individual migrating neurons, we generated monoclonal antibodies against ApoER2 and VLDLR and examined the ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Cerebral cortex. T2 - Symmetric vs: asymmetric cell division. AU - Fishell, G.. AU - Hanashima, C.. PY - 2009/1/1. Y1 - 2009/1/1. N2 - The six distinct laminae within the mammalian cerebral cortex contain neurons that exhibit a wide variety of specific physiological properties and synaptic connections. This diversity emerges from a restricted progenitor pool within the embryonic cortical ventricular zone. Individual cortical progenitors produce multiple subtypes over a prolonged period during corticogenesis. This article describes classical studies that suggest that neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex is dependent on asymmetric divisions, where one daughter remains in a progenitor state while the other exits to become a mature neuron. The present understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating both asymmetric cell division and the sequential production of different neuronal subtypes during development is reviewed. However, as yet only a subset of the factors controlling each ...
The Fgf2 gene is expressed in the brain neuroepithelium during embryonic development and in astroglial cells throughout life. Previous knockout studies suggested that FGF2 plays a role in the proliferation of neural progenitors in the embryonic cerebral cortex. These studies exclusively used knockout alleles lacking the Fgf2 exon 1. However, the description of putative alternative exons located downstream from the canonical exon 1 raised the possibility that alternatively spliced transcripts may compensate for the lack of the canonical exon 1 in the Fgf2 -/- mice. We generated and characterized a new line of Fgf2 knockout mice lacking the expression of exon 3, which is conserved in all Fgf2 transcripts and contains essential heparin and receptor binding interfaces. The expression of Fgf2 exon 3 was prevented by inserting a transcriptional STOP cassette in the Fgf2 genomic locus. These mice demonstrate a phenotype in the adult neocortex characterized by decreased density and number of cortical excitatory
Cortical stem cells, known as radial glial cells (RGC)s, reside in the ventricular zone and generate the excitatory glutamatergic neurons of the cerebral cortex.[25][26] These cells rapidly proliferate through self-renewal at early developmental stages, expanding the progenitor pool and increasing cortical surface area. At this stage, the pattern of cortical areas is genetically programmed by a system of signaling centers through the process of cortical patterning, and the primordial map of cortical functional areas at this stage is called a protomap.[27] Cortical neurogenesis begins to deplete the pool of progenitor cells, subject to the influences of many genetic cues such as fibroblast growth factors (FGF)s and Notch.[28] RGCs generate intermediate neuronal precursors that divide further in the subventricular zone (SVZ), amplifying the number of cortical neurons being produced.[29] The long fibers of RGCs project all the way through the developing cortex to the pial surface of the brain, ...
The development of the cerebral cortex is complex and finely tuned process influenced by the interplay between genes and environment.[13] The cerebral cortex develops from the most anterior part of the neural plate, a specialized part of the embryonic ectoderm.[14] The neural plate folds and closes to form the neural tube. From the cavity inside the neural tube develops the ventricular system, and, from the epithelial cells of its walls, the neurons and glia of the nervous system. The most anterior (front, or cranial) part of the neural plate, the prosencephalon, which is evident before neurulation begins, gives rise to the cerebral hemispheres and its later cortex.[15] Cortical neurons are generated within the ventricular zone, next to the ventricles. At first, this zone contains progenitor cells, which divide to produce glial cells and neurons.[16] The glial fibers produced in the first divisions of the progenitor cells are radially oriented, spanning the thickness of the cortex from the ...
Background: Astrocytes, which comprise ~90% of overall brain mass, are involved in brain immunity. These cells represent the non-professional class of CNS-resident APCs and may promote or inhibit CNS inflammation depending on the cytokines they secrete. IL-10 family of cytokines and their receptors, IL-20R1 and IL-20R2, may have a role in shifting astrocytes to a neuroprotective or neurodegenerative function. Objective: To address the expression of IL-20R1 and IL-20R2 cytokine receptors in astrocytes and brain cortex of C57BL/6 mice. Methods: We investigated the expression of IL-20R1 and IL-20R2 in C57BL/6 mice astroglial cells and brain cortex in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR) method. Results: Astrocytes were able to express IL-20R1 and IL-20R2 mRNA not only in response to LPS stimulation but also in the absence of LPS. Furthermore, we found the expression of IL-20R1 and IL-20R2 mRNA in the cortex of adult C57BL/6 mice. Conclusions:
Normal brain tissue is represented by four different regions: Cerebellum, Cerebral cortex, Hippocampus and Caudate. The nervous system represents the major communication network and consists of the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The intracranial cerebrum and cerebellum together with the spinal cord constitutes the CNS. The brain is covered by layers of membranes, the meninges, and submerged in cerebrospinal fluid, which also fills the intracerebral ventricles. The brain can grossly be divided into different neuroanatomical functional regions such as the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital lobes and central gray matter structures. Anatomically and histologically the brain can further be stratified into the cerebral cortex representing the outermost gray matter overlying white matter and the innermost deep gray matter components. The hippocampus, containing the neuron rich dentate fascia, is closely associated with the cerebral cortex, and is located in the ...
We have used digital fluorescence imaging techniques to explore the interplay between mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake and physiological Ca2+ signaling in rat cortical astrocytes. A rise in cytosolic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]cyt), resulting from mobilization of ER Ca2+ stores was followed by a rise in mitochondrial Ca2+ ([Ca2+]m, monitored using rhod-2). Whereas [Ca2+]cyt recovered within ~1 min, the time to recovery for [Ca2+]m was ~30 min. Dissipating the mitochondrial membrane potential ( Dcm, using the mitochondrial uncoupler carbonyl cyanide p-trifluoromethoxy-phenylhydrazone [FCCP] with oligomycin) prevented mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake and slowed the rate of decay of [Ca2+]cyt transients, suggesting that mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake plays a significant role in the clearance of physiological [Ca2+]cyt loads in astrocytes. Ca2+ signals in these cells initiated either by receptor-mediated ER Ca2+ release or mechanical stimulation often consisted of propagating waves (measured using fluo-3). In response to either ...
In this study, we showed essential roles for STEF/Tiam1, Rac1 and JNK in neuronal migration in vivo by utilizing an in utero electroporation technique. This technique enabled us to introduce genes of interest into VZ cells of mouse embryos in utero, allowing us to observe resulting phenotypes at later stages (Inoue and Krumlauf, 2001; Saito and Nakatsuji, 2001; Tabata and Nakajima, 2001). An advantage of this method is that the technique itself does not affect normal cerebral cortical development under our experimental conditions. Although several in vitro culture systems have been developed to monitor neuronal migration, they cannot precisely mimic normal development. For instance, no difference was observed in in vitro migration assays between neurons in explants from Cdk5‐deficient and wild‐type mice, whereas considerable abnormal neuronal migration was found in many regions of the nervous system in the Cdk5 mutant animals, in vivo (Ohshima et al., 1996; Gilmore et al., 1998; Gilmore and ...
Glutamatergic principal neurons, GABAergic interneurons and thalamocortical axons (TCAs) are essential elements of the cerebrocortical network. Principal neurons originate locally from radial glia and intermediate progenitors (IPCs), whereas interneurons and TCAs are of extrinsic origin. Little is known how the assembly of these elements is coordinated. C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12), which is known to guide axons outside the neural tube and interneurons in the cortex, is expressed in the meninges and IPCs. Using mouse genetics, we dissected the influence of IPC-derived CXCL12 on TCAs and interneurons by showing that Cxcl12 ablation in IPCs, leaving meningeal Cxcl12 intact, attenuates intracortical TCA growth and disrupts tangential interneuron migration in the subventricular zone. In accordance with strong CXCR4 expression in the forming thalamus and TCAs, we identified a CXCR4-dependent growth-promoting effect of CXCL12 on TCAs in thalamus explants. Together, our findings indicate a cell-autonomous
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Author(s): Chambers A, Bury JJ, Minett T, Richardson CD, Brayne C, Ince PG, Shaw PJ, Garwood CJ, Heath PR, Simpson JE, Matthews FE, Wharton SB, CFAS. Publication type: Article. Publication status: Published. Journal: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. Year: 2020. Pages: ePub ahead of print. Online publication date: 07/08/2020. Acceptance date: 06/06/2020. Date deposited: 07/06/2020. ISSN (print): 0022-3069. ISSN (electronic): 1554-6578. Publisher: Oxford University Press. URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/jnen/nlaa064. DOI: 10.1093/jnen/nlaa064. ...
Figure 3. Characterization of NEX-CRE mice and analysis of Itgb1 expression by flow cytometry. a-n , Z/EG reporter mice carrying a CRE-inducible GFP transgene were crossed with NEX-CRE mice to analyze the CRE recombination pattern. a-c , GFP fluorescence was evident in the developing cerebral cortex of E12.5-E16.5 embryos by whole-mount analysis. d , GFP fluorescence throughout the cerebral cortex was also evident in vibratome sections. e-h , Coronal sections of mice at E14.5 and E16.5 were stained with antibodies to GFP. GFP expression was evident in the SVZ and cortical plate (CP), but not in the VZ. In e and g , nuclei were counterstained with DAPI (blue). i-k , Higher-magnification views of coronal sections stained with DAPI and antibodies to GFP. The vast majority of cells were GFP positive (arrows). l-n , Sections from E15.5 animals were stained with antibodies to doublecortin (dcx, red) and GFP (green). ( l′-n′ ) Higher-magnification views of the area outlined in l-n . Note ...
The emergence of the whisker-related patterning of the barrel cortex during the first postnatal week is a frequently assessed feature of rodent cortical development and has been used extensively to screen for effects of genetic mutations on neural development in mice. As alterations in body weight often accompany genetic mutations, we asked whether body weight itself might affect the progression of barrel cortex development in wildtype C57/BL6 mice. The body weight varied considerably between as well as within litters, and could differ by a factor of up to 1.6 between littermates. The establishment of the periphery-related and barrel patterning was assessed at postnatal (P days) 4 and 6 using cytochrome oxidase and Nissl staining. We found that only 20% of the mouse pups had an established thalamocortical afferent pattern in the barrel cortex at P4 (4 out of 21 brains), while the majority of the pups showed a well-established pattern at P6 (13 of 16 brains). At both ages the more developed barrel
The cerebral cortex is composed of a heterogenous population of cells that give rise to different cell types. The majority of these cells are derived from radial glia migration that form the different cell types of the neocortex and it is a period associated with an increase in neurogenesis. Similarly, the process of neurogenesis regulates lamination to form the different layers of the cortex. During this process there is an increase in the restriction of cell fate that begins with earlier progenitors giving rise to any cell type in the cortex and later progenitors giving rise only to neurons of superficial layers. This differential cell fate creates an inside-out topography in the cortex with younger neurons in superficial layers and older neurons in deeper layers. In addition, laminar neurons are stopped in S or G2 phase in order to give a fine distinction between the different cortical layers. Laminar differentiation is not fully complete until after birth since during development laminar ...
Lipid rafts are membrane microdomains intimately associated with cell signaling. These biochemical microstructures are characterized by their high contents of sphingolipids, cholesterol and saturated fatty acids and a reduced content of polyunsaturat
View Notes - Cerebral Hemispheres from ANTHRO 2000 at Broward College. Cerebral Hemispheres: - superior part of brain; ~ 83% of total brain mass - 3 regions: cerebral cortex (gray matter), white
Understanding the amazingly complex human cerebral cortex requires a map (or parcellation) of its major subdivisions, known as cortical areas. Making an accurate areal map has been a century-old objective in neuroscience. Using multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) and an objective semi-automated neuroanatomical approach, Glasser et al delineated 180 areas per hemisphere bounded by sharp changes in cortical architecture, function, connectivity, and/or topography in a precisely aligned group average of 210 healthy young adults. They characterized 97 new areas and 83 areas previously reported using post-mortem microscopy or other specialized study-specific approaches. To enable automated delineation and identification of these areas in new HCP subjects and in future studies, they trained a machine-learning classifier to recognize the multi-modal fingerprint of each cortical area. This classifier detected the presence of 96.6% of the cortical areas in new ...
Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) is a serine proteinase released by the presynaptic terminal of cerebral cortical neurons following membrane depolarization (Echeverry et al., 2010). Recent studies indicate that the release of tPA triggers the synaptic vesicle cycle and promotes the exocytosis (Wu et al., 2015) and endocytic retrieval (Yepes et al., 2016) of glutamate-containing synaptic vesicles. Here we used electron microscopy, proteomics, quantitative phosphoproteomics, biochemical analyses with extracts of the postsynaptic density (PSD), and an animal model of cerebral ischemia with mice overexpressing neuronal tPA to study whether the presynaptic release of tPA also has an effect on the postsynaptic terminal. We found that tPA has a bidirectional effect on the composition of the PSD of cerebral cortical neurons that is independent of the generation of plasmin and the presynaptic release of glutamate, but depends on the baseline level of neuronal activity and the extracellular ...
Abstract: The highlight of photoacosutic imaging (PAI) is a method that combines ultrasonic resolution with high contrast due to light absorption. Photoacoustic signals carry the information of the light absorption distribution of biological tissue, which is often related to its character of structure, physiological and pathological changes because of different physiology conditions in response to different light absorption coefficients. A non-invasive PAI system was developed and successfully acquired in vivo images of mouse brain. Based on the intrinsic PA signals from the brain, the vascular network and the detailed structures of the mouse cerebral cortex were clearly visualized. The ability of PAI monitoring of cerebral hemodynamics was also demonstrated by mapping of the mouse superficial cortex with and without drug stimulation. The extracted PA signals intensity profiles obviously testified that the cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the mouse brain was changed under the stimulation of ...
1) Feeling sick is a complex combination of events that may arise from damaged peripheral tissues as well as from their modulation by psychosocial factors. Therefore, the clinician must consider a symptom not so much as a single and isolated entity, but rather within the psychological and social context of the patient. The mere assessment of peripheral tissue damage considers bottom-up processes only, without taking the top-down modulation into consideration. 2) Interoceptive sensibility is at the very heart of the process of feeling sick. Whereas usually internal organs are not perceived in normal conditions, they may get access to consciousness in particular circumstances. This is due to the activation of receptors that project to a variety of subcortical and cortical regions. For example, several areas of the cerebral cortex are activated by interoceptive stimuli arising from the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. 3) The insular cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex are key ...
Expression of GFAP (FLJ45472) in cerebral cortex tissue. Antibody staining with HPA056030, HPA063513 and CAB000039 in immunohistochemistry.
Expression of ARX (CT121, EIEE1, ISSX, MRX29, MRX32, MRX33, MRX36, MRX38, MRX43, MRX54, MRX76, MRX87, MRXS1, PRTS) in cerebral cortex tissue. Antibody staining with in immunohistochemistry.