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    1. Neuroscience

    The inhibitory microcircuit of the substantia nigra provides feedback gain control of the basal ganglia output

    Jennifer Brown et al.
    Negative feedback signals within the substantia nigra regulate the output of the basal ganglia, with implications for disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Pathway-specific dysregulation of striatal excitatory synapses by LRRK2 mutations

    Chuyu Chen et al.
    Although human Parkinson's disease is linked to dopamine loss, two distinct mutations in a kinase associated with familial Parkinson's operate downstream, altering excitatory synapses on dopamine-sensing neurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct recruitment of dorsomedial and dorsolateral striatum erodes with extended training

    Youna Vandaele et al.
    Dorsomedial and dorsolateral striatal neural activity differ during early learning of action sequences but do not change with performance improvement across sessions, and become similar after extended training.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    FoxP2 isoforms delineate spatiotemporal transcriptional networks for vocal learning in the zebra finch

    Zachary Daniel Burkett et al.
    Basal ganglia gene coexpression patterns shift across the sensorimotor critical period for vocal learning.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mutant huntingtin enhances activation of dendritic Kv4 K+ channels in striatal spiny projection neurons

    Luis Carrillo-Reid et al.
    In mouse models of Huntington's disease, striatal spiny projection neurons up-regulate dendritic potassium channels, which impairs their normal function, but a zinc finger gene therapy can reverse this deficit.
    1. Neuroscience

    Targeted deletion of AKAP7 in dentate granule cells impairs spatial discrimination

    Brian W Jones et al.
    The PKA anchoring protein, AKAP7, localizes PKA in dentate granule mossy fibers and this localization plays an important role in contextual discrimination and cAMP-induced synaptic plasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuromodulation of excitatory synaptogenesis in striatal development

    Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy et al.
    Protein kinase A regulates the rapid, activity-dependent genesis of excitatory synapses during striatal development.
    1. Neuroscience

    Local online learning in recurrent networks with random feedback

    James M Murray
    A biologically plausible learning rule enables recurrent neural networks to model the way in which neural circuits use supervised learning to perform time-dependent computations.
    1. Neuroscience

    Motor cortex can directly drive the globus pallidus neurons in a projection neuron type-dependent manner in the rat

    Fuyuki Karube et al.
    Globus pallidus neurons projecting to the striatum are preferentially activated by direct glutamatergic innervation from the motor cortex.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The NKCC1 antagonist bumetanide mitigates interneuronopathy associated with ethanol exposure in utero

    Alexander GJ Skorput et al.
    Prenatal ethanol exposure results in aberrant tangential migration by altering NKCC1-mediated chloride homeostasis that can be mitigated by bumetanide.