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    1. Neuroscience

    BAD and KATP channels regulate neuron excitability and epileptiform activity

    Juan Ramón Martínez-François et al.
    Altered activity of ATP-sensitive K+ channels underlies the metabolic seizure resistance produced by genetic manipulation of the BAD protein in mice.
    1. Neuroscience

    Altered hippocampal interneuron activity precedes ictal onset

    Mitra L Miri et al.
    GABAergic interneuron populations in the hippocampus exhibit cell-type-specific patterns of disruption in advance of seizure onset.
    1. Neuroscience

    Early tissue damage and microstructural reorganization predict disease severity in experimental epilepsy

    Philipp Janz et al.
    Non-invasive imaging of hippocampal neurodegeneration and structural reorganization during epileptogenesis allows the prediction of disease severity in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, which may facilitate the early pharmacological intervention before seizure onset.
    1. Neuroscience

    Electric field causes volumetric changes in the human brain

    Miklos Argyelan et al.
    The electroconvulsive therapy induced electric field magnitude and laterality is related to volumetric increases in cortical and subcortical structures, but the association with clinical outcomes remains elusive.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Glial Ca2+signaling links endocytosis to K+ buffering around neuronal somas to regulate excitability

    Shirley Weiss et al.
    An unbiased genetic screen in Drosophila provides evidence for a direct link between glial Ca2+ 25 signaling and classical functions of glia in buffering external K+ as a mechanism to regulate neuronal excitability.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Natural antisense transcripts regulate the neuronal stress response and excitability

    Xingguo Zheng et al.
    The mRNA that encodes a Drosophila sodium channel enables neurons to adapt to acute temperature changes, via a mechanism independent of its protein-coding role.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mouse models of human PIK3CA-related brain overgrowth have acutely treatable epilepsy

    Achira Roy et al.
    Acute one-hour treatment of Pik3ca mutant mice with a novel anti-epilepsy drug suppresses seizures despite continued developmental brain dysmorphology, promising a new therapeutic strategy for patients with intractable pediatric epilepsy.
    1. Neuroscience

    Disordered breathing in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome

    Fu-Shan Kuo et al.
    Expression of a Dravet syndrome-associated mutation in inhibitory neurons disrupts activity of brainstem respiratory neurons and diminishes respiratory behavior in conjunction with seizures and premature death.
    1. Neuroscience

    In Vivo Models: Visualizing traumatic brain injuries

    Marc Ekker
    Zebrafish larvae models can be used to study the link between seizures and the neurodegeneration that follows brain trauma.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Deletion of KCNQ2/3 potassium channels from PV+ interneurons leads to homeostatic potentiation of excitatory transmission

    Heun Soh et al.
    Loss of potassium channel activity from fast-spiking interneurons increases their excitability leading to unexpectedly increased fast excitatory transmission and seizure susceptibility.