136 results found
    1. Neuroscience

    Dendritic coincidence detection in Purkinje neurons of awake mice

    Christopher J Roome, Bernd Kuhn
    Simultaneous voltage and calcium two-photon imaging of Purkinje neuron dendrites in awake mice reveals multiple interplaying mechanisms underlying sensory-evoked dendritic coincidence detection of parallel fiber and climbing fiber input.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome streamlining in a minute herbivore that manipulates its host plant

    Robert Greenhalgh et al.
    The genome of a tiny tomato pest reveals mechanisms that underlie metazoan genome reduction.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Probing the ionotropic activity of glutamate GluD2 receptor in HEK cells with genetically-engineered photopharmacology

    Damien Lemoine et al.
    A photoswitchable pore blocker was covalently attached to a cysteine-substituted glutamate delta 2 receptor, to provide optical control of its ion channel function.
    1. Neuroscience

    Defective memory engram reactivation underlies impaired fear memory recall in Fragile X syndrome

    Jie Li et al.
    Activity-dependent genetic labeling during behavioral learning shows Fragile-X syndrome model mice exhibit impaired hippocampal engram reactivation, and that enriched environment experience improves fear memory retrieval by enhancing engram reactivation efficacy.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    New capsaicin analogs as molecular rulers to define the permissive conformation of the mouse TRPV1 ligand-binding pocket

    Simon Vu et al.
    Novel capsaicin analogs with conserved chemistry but varying sizes were used as molecular rulers to investigate energetics of conformational changes in the ligand-binding pocket and mechanisms of TRPV1 ligand-gating.
    1. Neuroscience

    Chronic postnatal chemogenetic activation of forebrain excitatory neurons evokes persistent changes in mood behavior

    Sthitapranjya Pati et al.
    Enhanced Gq-signaling-mediated activation of forebrain excitatory neurons in postnatal life programs enhanced anxiety-, despair- and schizophrenia-like behavior, recapitulating key aspects of the behavioral consequences of early life adversity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Modulation of flight and feeding behaviours requires presynaptic IP3Rs in dopaminergic neurons

    Anamika Sharma, Gaiti Hasan
    Motivation for flight and feeding behaviour requires dopamine release which depends on cholinergic stimulation and intracellular Ca2+ release from ER stores in one or two pairs of central dopaminergic neurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Optogenetic inhibition-mediated activity-dependent modification of CA1 pyramidal-interneuron connections during behavior

    Igor Gridchyn et al.
    The optogenetic manipulation of hippocampal neuronal circuit activity revealed plastic changes of pyramidal-interneuron connections in behaving animals, which were primarily governed by the firing rate change of postsynaptic interneurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Homeostatic plasticity in the retina is associated with maintenance of night vision during retinal degenerative disease

    Henri Leinonen et al.
    Mouse retina manifests homeostatic plasticity and adapts to photoreceptor degeneration to resist visual decline.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Establishment and maintenance of motor neuron identity via temporal modularity in terminal selector function

    Yinan Li et al.
    The terminal selector-type transcription factor UNC-3/Ebf partially modifies the suite of its target genes at different life stages to establish and maintain the identity of C. elegans motor neurons.

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