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Abundant Self-Amplifying Intermediate Progenitors in the Subventricular Zone of the Chinese Tree Shrew Neocortex.


  • 影响因子:5.63
  • DOI:10.1093/cercor/bhz315
  • 作者列表:"Yin C","Zhou X","Yao YG","Wang W","Wu Q","Wang X
  • 发表时间:2020-02-20

:During evolution, neural progenitor cells in the subventricular zone (SVZ) have fundamental functions, ranging from brain volume expansion to the generation of a six-layered neocortex. In lissencephalic animal models, such as rodents, the majority of neural progenitors in the SVZ are intermediate progenitor cells (IPCs). Most IPCs in rodents undergo neurogenic division, and only a small portion of them divide a very limited number of times to generate a few neurons. Meanwhile, in gyrencephalic animals, such as primates, IPCs are able to self-renew for up to five successive divisions. However, abundant IPCs with successive proliferative capacity have not been directly observed in nonprimate species. In this study, we examined the development of neural progenitors in the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis), a lissencephalic animal with closer affinity than rodents to primates. We identified an expansion of the SVZ and the presence of outer radial glial (oRG) cells in the neocortex. We also found that IPCs have the capacity to self-amplify multiple times and therefore serve as major proliferative progenitors. To our knowledge, our study provides the first direct evidence of abundant IPCs with proliferative potential in a nonprimate species, further supporting the key role of IPCs in brain expansion.


: 在进化过程中,脑室下区 (SVZ) 的神经祖细胞具有基本功能,从脑容量扩张到六层新皮质的产生。在鼠类动物模型中,SVZ 中的大多数神经祖细胞是中间祖细胞 (IPCs)。大多数啮齿类动物的 IPCs 会发生神经源性分裂,其中只有一小部分分裂非常有限的次数产生少数神经元。同时,在回脑动物中,如灵长类动物,IPCs 能够自我更新长达五个连续的分裂。然而,在非灵长类物种中尚未直接观察到具有连续增殖能力的丰富 IPCs。在这项研究中,我们检测了中国树鼩 (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) 神经祖细胞的发育,这是一种比啮齿类动物与灵长类动物更接近的 ss脑动物。我们确定了 SVZ 的扩增和新皮层中存在外放射状胶质 (oRG) 细胞。我们还发现 IPCs 具有多次自我扩增的能力,因此可作为主要的增殖祖细胞。据我们所知,我们的研究提供了大量 IPCs 在非灵长类物种中具有增殖潜力的第一个直接证据,进一步支持了 IPCs 在脑扩张中的关键作用。



来源期刊:Neuroscience letters
作者列表:["Battaglini L","Contemori G","Penzo S","Maniglia M"]

METHODS::In recent years, transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) has been used to improve cognitive and perceptual abilities and to boost learning. In the visual domain, transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS), a type of tES in which electric current is randomly alternating in between two electrodes at high frequency, has shown potential in inducing long lasting perceptual improvements when coupled with tasks such as contrast detection. However, its cortical mechanisms and online effects have not been fully understood yet, and it is still unclear whether these long-term improvements are due to early-stage perceptual enhancements of contrast sensitivity or later stage mechanisms such as learning consolidation. Here we tested tRNS effects on multiple spatial frequencies and orientation, showing that tRNS enhances detection of a low contrast Gabor, but only for oblique orientation and high spatial frequency (12 cycles per degree of visual angle). No improvement was observed for low contrast and vertical stimuli. These results indicate that tRNS can enhance contrast sensitivity already after one training session, however this early onset is dependent on characteristics of the stimulus such as spatial frequency and orientation. In particular, the shallow depth of tRNS is likely to affect superficial layers of the visual cortex where neurons have higher preferred spatial frequencies than cells in further layers, while the lack of effect on vertical stimuli might reflect the optimization of the visual system to see cardinally oriented low contrast stimuli, leaving little room for short-term improvement. Taken together, these results suggest that online tRNS effects on visual perception are the result of a complex interaction between stimulus intensity and cortical anatomy, consistent with previous literature on brain stimulation.

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作者列表:["Pelot NA","Grill WM"]

METHODS:OBJECTIVE:There is growing interest in treating diseases by electrical stimulation and block of peripheral autonomic nerves, but a paucity of studies on excitation and block of small diameter autonomic axons. We conducted in vivo quantification of the strength-duration properties, activity-dependent slowing (ADS), and responses to kilohertz frequency (KHF) signals for the rat vagus nerve (VN). APPROACH:We conducted acute in vivo experiments in urethane-anesthetised rats. We placed two cuff electrodes on the left cervical VN and one cuff electrode on the anterior subdiaphragmatic VN. The rostral cervical cuff was used to deliver pulses to quantify recruitment and ADS. The caudal cervical cuff was used to deliver KHF signals. The subdiaphragmatic cuff was used to record compound action potentials (CAPs). MAIN RESULTS:We quantified the input-output recruitment and strength-duration curves. Fits to the data using standard strength-duration equations were qualitatively similar, but the resulting chronaxie and rheobase estimates varied substantially. We measured larger thresholds for the slowest fibres (0.5 to 1 m/s), especially at shorter pulse widths. Using a novel cross-correlation CAP-based analysis, we measured ADS of ~2.3% after 3 min of 2 Hz stimulation, which is comparable to ADS reported for sympathetic efferents in somatic nerves, but much smaller than ADS in cutaneous nociceptors. We found greater ADS with higher stimulation frequency and non-monotonic changes in CV in select cases. We found monotonically increasing block thresholds across frequencies from 10 to 80 kHz for both fast and slow fibres. Further, following 25 s of KHF signal, neural conduction could require tens of seconds to recover. SIGNIFICANCE:The quantification of mammalian autonomic nerve responses to conventional and KHF signals provides essential information for development of peripheral nerve stimulation therapies and for understanding their mechanisms of action.

作者列表:["Liu A","Friedman D","Barron DS","Wang X","Thesen T","Dugan P"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:Early accounts of forced thought were reported at the onset of a focal seizure, and characterized as vague, repetitive, and involuntary intellectual auras distinct from perceptual or psychic hallucinations or illusions. Here, we examine the neural underpinnings involved in conceptual thought by presenting a series of 3 patients with epilepsy reporting intrusive thoughts during electrical stimulation of the left lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) during invasive surgical evaluation. We illustrate the widespread networks involved through two independent brain imaging modalities: resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) (rs-fMRI) and task-based meta-analytic connectivity modeling (MACM). METHODS:We report the clinical and stimulation characteristics of three patients with left hemispheric language dominance who demonstrate forced thought with functional mapping. To examine the brain networks underlying this phenomenon, we used the regions of interest (ROI) centered at the active electrode pairs. We modeled functional networks using two approaches: (1) rs-fMRI functional connectivity analysis, representing 81 healthy controls and (2) meta-analytic connectivity modeling (MACM), representing 8260 healthy subjects. We also determined the overlapping regions between these three subjects' rs-fMRI and MACM networks through a conjunction analysis. RESULTS:We identified that left PFC was associated with a large-scale functional network including frontal, temporal, and parietal regions, a network that has been associated with multiple cognitive functions including semantics, speech, attention, working memory, and explicit memory. CONCLUSIONS:We illustrate the neural networks involved in conceptual thought through a unique patient population and argue that PFC supports this function through activation of a widespread network.

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