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BMC Neuroscience

Anatomy, development, plasticity and repair

Section edited by Charanjit Kaur

This section is dedicated to covering brain anatomy, development, plasticity and repair. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodevelopment, neural activity, synapse formation, stem cells, blood flow in the brain and neurobehavioural genetics.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Delayed reconstruction of transection or laceration injuries of peripheral nerves is inflicted by a reduced regeneration capacity. Diabetic conditions, more frequently encountered in clinical practice, are kno...

    Authors: Lena Stenberg, Maria Stößel, Giulia Ronchi, Stefano Geuna, Yaobin Yin, Susanne Mommert, Lisa Mårtensson, Jennifer Metzen, Claudia Grothe, Lars B. Dahlin and Kirsten Haastert-Talini

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:53

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    We studied whether regulation of Cdca7 (Cell division cycle associated 7) expression by transcription factor Pax6 contributes to Pax6’s cellular actions during corticogenesis. The function of Cdca7 in mediating P...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Huang, John O. Mason and David J. Price

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:47

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Ischemic stroke is a major disease that threatens human health in ageing population. Increasing evidence has shown that neuroinflammatory mediators play crucial roles in the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemi...

    Authors: Wen-Xin Zeng, Yong-Li Han, Gao-Feng Zhu, Lin-Qiang Huang, Yi-Yu Deng, Qiao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Qiang Jiang, Miao-Yun Wen, Qian-Peng Han, Di Xie and Hong-Ke Zeng

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:32

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    Increased motor activity or social interactions through enriched environment are strong stimulators of grey and white matter plasticity in the adult rodent brain. In the present study we evaluated whether spe...

    Authors: Silke Keiner, Fanny Niv, Susanne Neumann, Tanja Steinbach, Christian Schmeer, Katrin Hornung, Yvonne Schlenker, Martin Förster, Otto W. Witte and Christoph Redecker

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:31

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Wallerian degeneration (WD) in injured peripheral nerves is associated with a large number of up- or down-regulated genes, but the effects of these changes are poorly understood. In our previous studies, we re...

    Authors: Xingyu Liu, Yuhua Sun, Huaiqin Li, Yuting Li, Meiyuan Li, Ying Yuan, Shusen Cui and Dengbing Yao

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:30

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  6. Content type: methodology article

    Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is a powerful technique for monitoring the temporal and spatial dynamics of gene expression in the mouse brain. However, the black fur, skin pigmentation and hair regrowth after d...

    Authors: Hironori Izumi, Tetsuya Ishimoto, Hiroshi Yamamoto and Hisashi Mori

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:18

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Immunization with neural derived peptides (INDP) as well as scar removal—separately—have shown to induce morphological and functional improvement after spinal cord injury (SCI). In the present study, we compar...

    Authors: Roxana Rodríguez-Barrera, Adrián Flores-Romero, Ana María Fernández-Presas, Elisa García-Vences, Raúl Silva-García, Mina Konigsberg, Liliana Blancas-Espinoza, Vinnitsa Buzoianu-Anguiano, Karla Soria-Zavala, Paola Suárez-Meade and Antonio Ibarra

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:7

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is a pleiotropic, secreted molecule with diverse effects. The potent ability of BMP-2 to stimulate bone growth prompted its widespread clinical use for arthrodesis (spine f...

    Authors: Kendall Mitchell, Jill P. Shah, Clifton L. Dalgard, Lyubov V. Tsytsikova, Ashley C. Tipton, Anton E. Dmitriev and Aviva J. Symes

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:80

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cerebral oedema is closely related to the permeability of blood–brain barrier, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) all of which are...

    Authors: Linqiang Huang, Wei Cao, Yiyu Deng, Gaofeng Zhu, Yongli Han and Hongke Zeng

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:64

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Perivascular stromal cells (PSCs) are a recently identified cell type that comprises a small percentage of the platelet derived growth factor receptor-β+ cells within the CNS perivascular space. PSCs are activ...

    Authors: Kathleen K. Kelly, Amber M. MacPherson, Himmat Grewal, Frank Strnad, Jace W. Jones, Jianshi Yu, Keely Pierzchalski, Maureen A. Kane, Paco S. Herson and Julie A. Siegenthaler

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:49

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Regression of myelinated peripheral nerve fibers in the lower extremities contributes to sarcopenia and balance dysfunction in normal aging. This subclinical regression of myelinated fibers (MFs) is heavily in...

    Authors: Masahiro Sakita, Shinichiro Murakami and Hidemi Fujino

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:39

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Previously, we have shown that transgenic cells bearing the GDNF gene with deleted pre- and pro-regions (mGDNF) can release transgenic GDNF. The medium conditioned by transgenic cells with mGDNF induced axonal...

    Authors: A. Revishchin, L. Moiseenko, N. Kust, N. Bazhenova, P. Teslia, D. Panteleev, V. Kovalzon and G. Pavlova

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:34

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Aristaless-related homeobox (ARX) is a paired-like homeodomain transcription factor that functions primarily as a transcriptional repressor and has been implicated in neocortical interneuron specification and mig...

    Authors: Eric D. Marsh, MacLean Pancoast Nasrallah, Caroline Walsh, Kaitlin A. Murray, C. Nicole Sunnen, Almedia McCoy and Jeffrey A. Golden

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:35

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A major area of unmet need is the development of strategies to restore neuronal network systems and to recover brain function in patients with neurological disease. The use of cell-based therapies remains an a...

    Authors: Jaime Belkind-Gerson, Ryo Hotta, Michael Whalen, Naema Nayyar, Nandor Nagy, Lily Cheng, Aaron Zuckerman, Allan M. Goldstein and Jorg Dietrich

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:5

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Nerve growth factor (NGF) is known not only as a major factor for neuronal plasticity but also as a pain stimulator. Although there have been several trials with NGF for its application in the regeneration or ...

    Authors: Joo-Yeon Kang, Dae Young Yoo, Kwon-Young Lee, Wooseok Im, Manho Kim, Jung Hoon Choi, Hwa-Young Youn, Sae Hoon Kim, In Koo Hwang and Jin-Young Chung

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:1

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  16. Content type: Research article

    WDR81 (WD repeat-containing protein 81) is associated with cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and disequilibrium syndrome (CAMRQ2, [MIM 610185]). Human and mouse studies suggest tha...

    Authors: Fusun Doldur-Balli, Mehmet Neset Ozel, Suleyman Gulsuner, Ayse B. Tekinay, Tayfun Ozcelik, Ozlen Konu and Michelle M. Adams

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:96

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