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  1. Content type: Research article

    Social behavior and interactions pervasively shape and influence our lives and relationships. Competition, in particular, has become a core topic in social neuroscience since it stresses the relevance and sali...

    Authors: Michela Balconi and Maria Elide Vanutelli

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:63

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    Epidemiological surveys and studies with animal models have established a relationship between maternal stress and affective disorders in their offspring. However, whether maternal depression before pregnancy ...

    Authors: Sheng Wei, Zifa Li, Meng Ren, Jieqiong Wang, Jie Gao, Yinghui Guo, Kaiyong Xu, Fang Li, Dehao Zhu, Hao Zhang, Rongju Lv and Mingqi Qiao

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:61

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    Pulsed transcranial ultrasound stimulation (pTUS) can modulate the neuronal activity of motor cortex and elicit muscle contractions. Cortico-muscular coupling (CMC) can serve as a tool to identify interaction ...

    Authors: Ping Xie, Sa Zhou, Xingran Wang, Yibo Wang and Yi Yuan

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:60

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    Environmental uncertainty, such as food deprivation, may alter internal milieu of nervous system through various mechanisms. In combination with circumstances of stress or aging, high consumption of unsaturate...

    Authors: Noushin Nikray, Isaac Karimi, Zahraminoosh Siavashhaghighi, Lora A. Becker and Mohammad Mehdi Mofatteh

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:59

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    Minocycline is a lipophilic tetracycline of increasing appeal in neuroscience as it inhibits microglial activation, a mechanism involved in numerous neuropsychiatric disorders. Own data point towards retinoid-...

    Authors: Vera Clemens, Francesca Regen, Nathalie Le Bret, Isabella Heuser and Julian Hellmann-Regen

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:58

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Low-intensity transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) has emerged as a new non-invasive modality of brain stimulation with the potential for high spatial selectivity and penetration depth. Anesthesia is typical...

    Authors: Wonhye Lee, Phillip Croce, Ryan W. Margolin, Amanda Cammalleri, Kyungho Yoon and Seung-Schik Yoo

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:57

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    Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) is a new non-invasive neuromodulation technique that uses mechanical energy to modulate neuronal excitability with high spatial precision. tFUS has been shown to be capab...

    Authors: Leo Ai, Priya Bansal, Jerel K. Mueller and Wynn Legon

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:56

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The long-term effects of psychotropic drugs are associated with the reversal of disease-related alterations through the reorganization and normalization of neuronal connections. Molecular factors that trigger ...

    Authors: Magdalena Zygmunt, Dżesika Hoinkis, Jacek Hajto, Marcin Piechota, Bożena Skupień-Rabian, Urszula Jankowska, Sylwia Kędracka-Krok, Jan Rodriguez Parkitna and Michał Korostyński

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:55

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    Our published data have indicated that the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) provides beneficial effects by attenuating neuronal damage induced by interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and up-re...

    Authors: YiLong Dong, KangJing Pu, WenJing Duan, HuiCheng Chen, LiXing Chen and YanMei Wang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:52

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  10. Content type: Review

    Adipose tissue is a dynamic organ with different effects on the body. Many of these effects are mediated by leptin, a hormone strongly involved in regulation of feeding and energy metabolism. It has an importa...

    Authors: Laura Mora-Muñoz, Alejandro Guerrero-Naranjo, Elisa Angélica Rodríguez-Jimenez, Claudio Alberto Mastronardi and Alberto Velez-van-Meerbeke

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Current antiepileptic drugs are not able to prevent recurrent seizures in all patients. Orexins are excitatory hypothalamic neuropeptides that their receptors (Orx1R and Orx2R) are found almost in all major re...

    Authors: Saeedeh Asadi, Ali Roohbakhsh, Ali Shamsizadeh, Masoud Fereidoni, Elham Kordijaz and Ali Moghimi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:49

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the leading causes of disability and chronic pain. In SCI-induced pathology, homeostasis of the nitric oxide (NO) metabolome is lost. Major NO metabolites such as S-nitrosogl...

    Authors: Mushfiquddin Khan, Tajinder S. Dhammu, Inderjit Singh and Avtar K. Singh

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:50

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Intracranial Self-Stimulation (ICSS) of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) is a deep brain stimulation procedure, which has a powerful enhancement effect on explicit and implicit memory. However, the downstream...

    Authors: Elisabet Kádár, Eva Vico Varela, Laura Aldavert-Vera, Gemma Huguet, Ignacio Morgado-Bernal and Pilar Segura-Torres

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:48

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The amino acid taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid) modulates inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors. This study aimed to determine if the dual action of taurine on GABAC-ρ1R relates to its structure. To address t...

    Authors: Lenin David Ochoa-de la Paz, Martin González-Andrade, Herminia Pasantes-Morales, Rodrigo Franco, Rubén Zamora-Alvarado, Edgar Zenteno, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, Roberto Gonzales-Salinas and Rosario Gulias-Cañizo

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:47

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, is characterized by the progressive deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides and neurofibrillary tangles. Mouse models of Aβ amyloidosis generated by k...

    Authors: Yasufumi Sakakibara, Michiko Sekiya, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C. Saido and Koichi M. Iijima

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:46

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although amyloid beta (Aβ) imaging is widely used for diagnosing and monitoring Alzheimer’s disease in clinical fields, paralleling comparison between 18F-flutemetamol and 18F-florbetaben was rarely attempted in ...

    Authors: Hye Joo Son, Young Jin Jeong, Hyun Jin Yoon, Sang Yoon Lee, Go-Eun Choi, Ji-Ae Park, Min Hwan Kim, Kyo Chul Lee, Yong Jin Lee, Mun Ki Kim, Kook Cho and Do-Young Kang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:45

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Given the reported inverse association between light and depressive mood, ambient light may also be associated with some of the brain regions in healthy subjects. The present study aims to investigate the effe...

    Authors: Hirofumi Hirakawa, Takeshi Terao, Koji Hatano, Kentaro Kohno and Nobuyoshi Ishii

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:44

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Light exposure induces oxidative stress, which contributes to ocular diseases of aging. Blue light provides a model for light-induced oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and retinal degeneration in Drosophila me...

    Authors: Hana Hall, Jingqun Ma, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Walter D. Leon-Salas and Vikki M. Weake

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:43

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Striatal fast-spiking interneurons (FSI) are a subset of GABAergic cells that express calcium-binding protein parvalbumin (PV). They provide feed-forward inhibition to striatal projection neurons (SPNs), recei...

    Authors: Ernesto Alberto Rendón-Ochoa, Teresa Hernández-Flores, Victor Hugo Avilés-Rosas, Verónica Alejandra Cáceres-Chávez, Mariana Duhne, Antonio Laville, Dagoberto Tapia, Elvira Galarraga and José Bargas

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:42

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Many neuropsychiatric disorders develop in early life. Although the mechanisms involved have not been elucidated, it is possible that functional abnormalities of parvalbumin-positive interneurons (PV neurons) ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ueno, Shunsuke Suemitsu, Shinji Murakami, Naoya Kitamura, Kenta Wani, Yosuke Matsumoto, Motoi Okamoto, Shozo Aoki and Takeshi Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:41

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Visuospatial attention is executed by the frontoparietal cortical areas of the brain. Damage to these areas can result in visual neglect. We therefore aimed to assess a combination of the greyscales task and r...

    Authors: Katrin Giglhuber, Stefanie Maurer, Claus Zimmer, Bernhard Meyer and Sandro M. Krieg

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:40

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is the main tick-borne viral infection in Eurasia. Its manifestations range from inapparent infections and fevers with complete recovery to debilitating or fatal encephalitis. Th...

    Authors: Martin Palus, Yahya Sohrabi, Karl W. Broman, Hynek Strnad, Matyáš Šíma, Daniel Růžek, Valeriya Volkova, Martina Slapničková, Jarmila Vojtíšková, Lucie Mrázková, Jiří Salát and Marie Lipoldová

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:39

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important psychological disease that can develop following the physical experience or witnessing of traumatic events. The psychopathological response to traumatic st...

    Authors: Bombi Lee, Insop Shim, Hyejung Lee and Dae-Hyun Hahm

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:38

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  24. Content type: Research article

    High-frequency transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is currently used for the administration of electrical current in denervated muscle to alleviate muscle atrophy and enhance moto...

    Authors: Hong-Lin Su, Chien-Yi Chiang, Zong-Han Lu, Fu-Chou Cheng, Chun-Jung Chen, Meei-Ling Sheu, Jason Sheehan and Hung-Chuan Pan

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:37

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Cholinergic hypothesis has been advanced as an etiology of Alzheimer disease (AD) on the basis of the presynaptic deficit found in the diseased brains, and cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) are the treatment o...

    Authors: Yu San Chang, Yu Hsuan Wu, Chin Jen Wang, Shu Hui Tang and Hsiang Lan Chen

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:36

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Memory performance of an individual (within the age range: 50–55 years old) showing superior memory abilities (protagonist PR) was compared to an age- and education-matched reference group in a historical fact...

    Authors: Thorsten Fehr, Angelica Staniloiu, Hans J. Markowitsch, Peter Erhard and Manfred Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:35

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Non-depolarizing magnetic fields, like low frequency-pulsed electromagnetic fields (LF-PEMFs) have shown the ability to modulate living structures, principally by influencing synaptic activity and ion channels...

    Authors: Enrico Premi, Alberto Benussi, Antonio La Gatta, Stefano Visconti, Angelo Costa, Nicola Gilberti, Valentina Cantoni, Alessandro Padovani, Barbara Borroni and Mauro Magoni

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:34

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The functional connectivity of the default mode network (DMN) decreases in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as well as in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Altered functional connectivity of...

    Authors: Kenji Ishibashi, Keita Sakurai, Keigo Shimoji, Aya M. Tokumaru and Kenji Ishii

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:33

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to electromagnetic fields can affect human health, damaging tissues and cell homeostasis. Stress modulates neuronal responses and composition of brain lipids. The aim of this study was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Jesús Martínez-Sámano, Alan Flores-Poblano, Leticia Verdugo-Díaz, Marco Antonio Juárez-Oropeza and Patricia V. Torres-Durán

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:31

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The progressive neurodegenerative disorder multiple system atrophy (MSA) is characterized by α-synuclein-positive (oligodendro-) glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs). A connection between the abnormal accumulat...

    Authors: Lisa Fellner, Edith Buchinger, Dominik Brueck, Regina Irschick, Gregor K. Wenning and Nadia Stefanova

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:32

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Studies have suggested the supplementation of Zinc and Linoleic acid in the management of neurodegenerative disorders but none has investigated the combined effects. Little is known about the neuroprotective e...

    Authors: Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Miriela Betancourt Valladares and Constant Anatole Pieme

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:29

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Auditory function and cochlear morphology have previously been described in a porcine model with spontaneous WS2-like phenotype. In the present study, cochlear histopathology was further investigated in the in...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Qing-Qing Hao, Li–Li Ren, Wei Ren, Hui-sang Lin, Wei-Wei Guo and Shi-Ming Yang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:28

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  33. Content type: Research article

    To investigated distinct manifestations of Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients with neurological complications and the potential risk factors associated with neurological complications in SS, and to produce a dis...

    Authors: Wenjing Ye, Siyan Chen, Xinshi Huang, Wei Qin, Ting Zhang, Xiaofang Zhu, Xiaochun Zhu, Chongxiang Lin and Xiaobing Wang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:26

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  34. Content type: Review

    Optogenetics has become widely recognized for its success in real-time control of brain neurons by utilizing non-mammalian photosensitive proteins to open or close membrane channels. Here we review a less well...

    Authors: Oksana Polesskaya, Ancha Baranova, Sarah Bui, Nikolai Kondratev, Evgeniya Kananykhina, Olga Nazarenko, Tatyana Shapiro, Frances Barg Nardia, Vladimir Kornienko, Vikas Chandhoke, Istvan Stadler, Raymond Lanzafame and Max Myakishev-Rempel

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19(Suppl 1):12

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  35. Content type: Research

    APOE ε4 allele is most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cognitive decline. However, it remains poorly understood why only some carriers of APOE ε4 develop AD and how ethnic variabilitie...

    Authors: Vladimir N. Babenko, Dmitry A. Afonnikov, Elena V. Ignatieva, Anton V. Klimov, Fedor E. Gusev and Evgeny I. Rogaev

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19(Suppl 1):16

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  36. Content type: Research article

    Stroke is among the leading causes of death and disability. Although intense research efforts have provided promising treatment options in animals, most clinical trials in humans have failed and the therapeuti...

    Authors: Edvin Ingberg, Hua Dock, Elvar Theodorsson, Annette Theodorsson and Jakob O. Ström

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:24

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have investigated the neural underpinnings of passive and active deviance and target detection in the well-known auditory oddball paradigm by means of event-related potentials (ERPs) or functiona...

    Authors: Christoph Justen and Cornelia Herbert

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:25

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  38. Content type: Research

    The dominant hypothesis about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the “amyloid cascade” concept and modulating the expression of proteins involved in the metabolism of amyloid-beta (Aβ) is propose...

    Authors: Maria A. Tikhonova, Tamara G. Amstislavskaya, Victor M. Belichenko, Larisa A. Fedoseeva, Sergey P. Kovalenko, Ekaterina E. Pisareva, Alla S. Avdeeva, Nataliya G. Kolosova, Nikolai D. Belyaev and Lyubomir I. Aftanas

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19(Suppl 1):13

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  39. Content type: Research

    A challenge of understanding the mechanisms underlying cognition including neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders is mainly given by the potential severity of cognitive disorders for the quality of ...

    Authors: Leonid O. Bryzgalov, Elena E. Korbolina, Ilja I. Brusentsov, Elena Y. Leberfarb, Natalia P. Bondar and Tatiana I. Merkulova

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19(Suppl 1):22

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  40. Content type: Research article

    Apoptotic changes after cerebral hemorrhage in brain samples of humans have been found. Caspase-cleaved cytokeratin (CCCK)-18 could be detected in the bloodstream during apoptosis. Higher circulating CCCK-18 l...

    Authors: Leonardo Lorente, María M. Martín, Antonia Pérez-Cejas, Luis Ramos, Mónica Argueso, Jordi Solé-Violán, Juan J. Cáceres, Alejandro Jiménez and Victor García-Marín

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:23

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, yet there are limited treatments available. Intranasal administration is a novel non-invasive strategy to deliver cell therapy into the brain. Cell...

    Authors: Monica J. Chau, Todd C. Deveau, Xiaohuan Gu, Yo Sup Kim, Yun Xu, Shan Ping Yu and Ling Wei

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:20

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) refers to the responsiveness of cerebral vasculature to vasoactive stimuli. CVR is an indicator of brain health and can be assessed using vasodilatory techniques and magnetic r...

    Authors: Sarah J. Catchlove, Andrew Pipingas, Matthew E. Hughes and Helen Macpherson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:21

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity has been shown to vary with the state of brain arousal. In a previous study, this association of ANS activity with distinct states of brain arousal was demonstrated usin...

    Authors: Jue Huang, Christine Ulke, Christian Sander, Philippe Jawinski, Janek Spada, Ulrich Hegerl and Tilman Hensch

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:18

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