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Week of October 26-October 30

by: Joseph Merritt Ramsey

Week of October 26-October 30 NSCI 3310

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Joseph Merritt Ramsey
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Jeffery Tasker

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October 26 - Neurotransmitters Continued October 28 - Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology October 30 - Peripheral Nervous System and Beginning of Systems Neuroscience
Cellular Neuroscience
Jeffery Tasker
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Date Created: 11/02/15
October 26 2015 Neurotransmitters Continued 0 SmallMolecule Neurotransmitters o 1 Amino Acids o 2 Acetylcholine I Systems 0 I Cholinergic System 0 II Autonomic Nervous System 0 General Setup I Sympathetic fight or ight I Parasympathetic rest and digest I AcH affects both I They work through a Double Neuron System with Ganglion Cluster of Cell Bodies in the PNS o Preganglionic cells project from CNS to the ganglion o Postganglionic Cells project from ganglion to PNS target sites 0 CNS sends information to PNS Ganglion which sends another signal to target destination 0 Sympathetic I Ganglion located very close to the Spinal Cord o Coordinated response I Pre uses AcH Post uses Norepinephrine I System 0 Preganglionic thoracic and lumbar segments send their extensions 0 Make AcH and synapse on ganglion o Postganglionic have a synapse with the preganglionic nerve 0 Once AcH acts on the Postganglionic nerve it releases Norepinephrine to respond 0 Parasympathetic I Ganglion located very close to the Final Destination 0 Immediate localized response I Pre and Post Ganglion use AcH I System o 3 Catecholamines Types 0 1 Dopamine Preganglionic most have origin in the Medulla Brainstem o This nerve in the Parasympathetic system is very long Postganglionic very short soma is in in extremely close proximity to the target area 0 2 Epinephrine More systemic o 3 Norepinephrine Creation Linear Process beginning with Tyrosine o Tyrosine o DOPA o Dopamine o Norepinephrine o Epinephrine Effects MoodStress Reward System Attention Coordinated Arousal Energy and Homeostasis ALL Catecholamines work through GPCR s Never Ionotropic o A Dopamine Metabotropic D1 through D4 0 B Norepinephrine a 8 o Epinephrine a 8 Systems 0 A Dopamine System 0 Sources I I Ventral Tegmental Area Heavily involved in the biological reward system Schizophrenia is linked to the Hyperstimulation of this region I II Substnatia Nigra Parkinson s is linked with the degradation of this region Deals with Motor Control and Coordination o Directly linked to the striatum I III Basal Hypothalamus o Neuroendocrine gland modulation 0 Affects different endocrine and neurotransmitter presence through the Anterior Pituitary o Synapse I Dopamine taken back up through the transporter channels I VTANucleus Accumbens Reward System 0 Dopamine reuptake can be blocked o B Norepinephrine System in the CNS 0 Sources I I Pons o The Locus Coeruleus regulates 0 Most important contributor o Dorsal Noradrenergic Bundle projections to cortical cerebellar including hypothalamus regions as well as the spinal cord I II Medulla o The Brainstem NE System 0 Ventral Noradrenergic Bundle to the Subcortical basal region 0 Overview I Involved in mood and arousal I SNRI s block Norepinephrine reuptake in the cell to treat depression 0 C Norepinephrine System Autonomic Nervous System 0 Post ganglionic nerve are involved not in parasympathetic only autonomic sympathetic 0 Does so through Beta receptors 0 4 Serotonin SHT I Process of synthesis begins with Tryptophan amino acid 0 Tryptophan o SHydroxytryptophan o Serotonin I Receptors 5HT1 5HT7 0 But 5HT4is not in the brain 0 And 5HT3 is Ionotropic I Systems 0 A Serotonin System 0 Neuropeptides 0 Overview I All Neuropeptides use GPCR no known Ionotropic Receptors for Neuropeptides I The PNS System in the Gut and the Hypothalamus have been studied the most for Neuropeptides I Hypothalamic Cells have both Neuroendocrine and Neurotransmitter effects 0 1 Pituitary Endocrine System 0 2 Autonomic System Neuron Projections Neurotransmitter so Nervous System 0 1 Magnocellular Posterior Pituitary I Hypothalamic signal causes the release of Neuropeptides directly into the general bloodstream I Produces o 1 Oxytocin parturition and milk ejection 0 Known as the love hormonequot I Induces pair bonding in species 0 Possibly involved with facial recognition 0 Patruition Child Birth and Milk Ejection I Relaxes smooth muscle cells in the uterus and mammary glands o 2 Vasopressin ADH antidiuretic hormone ADH 0 Controls blood osmolality o Helps uid homeostasis and hydration o 2 Parvocellular Anterior Pituitary I Neuropeptides are released from the Hypothalamus in a system 0 These can be inhibitory or excitatory o GnRII T RH CRH GHRH Dopamine o Eventually lead to the secretion of pituitary hormones from the Anterior Pituitary Lobe o Prolactin FSH and LH T SH ACTH Growth Hormone I System Breakdown 0 i Parvocellular Neurosecretory Cells are Synapsed with the Hypothalamus 0 ii Hormones transport occurs in axons because these are packaged neuropeptides in the somas 0 iii The synapses regions communicate and hypophysiotropic hormones are released which ow through the blood down to the Anterior Pituitary 0 iv These hormone stimulate or inhibit the hormone production from the Anterior Pituitary October 28 2015 Neuroanatomy 0 Overview 0 CNS anything held within bone I Brain I Spinal Cord o PNS everything else outside bone I Spinal Nerves I Cranial Nerves 0 General I 1 Sensory Signal Enters the Brain I 2 Brain Communicates with the Motor Component Autonomic and Somatic I 3 Action Occurs o Sensory is Afferent Towards input and Motor is Efferent Away output 0 Anatomy 0 Figure Outline I Rostral I Caudal I Dorsal I Ventral I Posterior I Superior I Inferior I Anterior o Planar Cuts I Sagittal I Horizontal I Coronal 0 General Brain Outline I Brain Stem I Cerebrum I Cerebellum o Neural Development Overview 0 Neural Plate Disk Formation I Embryo made up of three layers 0 1 Endoderm viscera o 2 Mesoderm bones muscles 0 3 Ectoderm skin nervous tissue I Neurulation occurs in Ectoderm o Neurulation I Occurs in the first Three Weeks 0 1 The Normal Ectoderm has a Neural Plate o 2 The embryo begins to fold and the Plate becomes the Neural Groove o 3 As the Embryo continues to fold it comes over itself and the groove becomes the Neural Tube and the Neural Crest I Neural Tube and Neural Crest begin the real differentiation 0 Crest o Crest folds eventually branch out to become the PNS o This is the RostralAnterior section 0 Tube 0 Spinal Cord and brain develop 0 This is the PosteriorCaudal section 0 Differentiation of the CNS 0 Overview I Develops from Neurulation Neural Tube Cord Ventricles and Crest Spreading 0 Phase 1 Primary Vesicle Formation I This is the primary formation the lays the foundation for neural development 0 Occurs at the Rostral Front end of the Neural Tube I Forms three vesicles Sections 0 1 Prosencephalon Forebrain 0 2 Mesencephalon Midbrain 0 3 Rhombencephalon Hindbrain I Spinal cords end also forms 0 Phase 11 Secondary Vesicle Formation I Now the vesicles begin to take shape and form as their respective brain regions I Sequence 0 1 Prosencephalon o Quickly becomes three entities I A Optic Vesicles becomes optic nerve and retina I B Diencephalon becomes thalamus hypothalamus I C Telencephalon becomes cortex 0 2 Mesencephalon 0 2nd1 Differentiation brings about its shape and form I A Tectum Superior and Inferior Colliculus control motor and optic coordination I B Tegmentum dopamine reward system I C Cerebra Aqueduct continuing and connecting the ventricles 3rd in the Forebrain and 4th in the Hindbrain o 3 Rhombencephalon 0 Has two sections one more Rostrally locate and one more Cadudally and each have a slightly different appearance I Rostral o I Rhombic lips swell and eventually develop into the Cerebellum 0 II The Pons develops with its Neural connections I Caudal o I The Fourth Ventricle forms 0 II The Medulla takes shape as well present with Medullary Pyramids 0 Some functions I A Cerebellum 0 Controls movement and coordination 0 Convergence of inputs from spinal cord and cerebral cortex 0 Coordinated movement I B Pons o The quotBridgequot with 90 of descending axons from the cortex synapsing in the Pons o Relays to the Cerebellum I C Medulla o Somatic Sensory Relay 0 Houses some autonomic sensory and motor nuclei 0 4 Spinal Cord o The spinal cord mix of Grey and White matter is of utmost importance I Grey the horns ventral and dorsal and the intermediate zone I White columns dorsal lateral and ventral o Ascends afferent and descends efferent o The cell bodies for many CNS structures 0 CNS complete overview post differentiation I Sections 0 1 Forebrain Prosencephalon o Telencephalon o Diencephalon o Optic Nerves o 2 Midbrain Mesecephalon o Tectum o Tegmentum o 3 Hindbrain Rhombencephalon o Cerebellum o Pons o Medulla o 4 Spinal Cord o 5 Ventricles I Ventricles o Rostral 9 Caudal o Telencephalon 9 Diencephalon 9 Mesencephalon 9 Rhombencephalon 9 Spinal Cord 0 Lateral Ventrical 9 Third Ventricle 9 Cerebral Aqueduct 9 Fourth Ventricle 9 Spinal Cord I Divisions and Subdivisions up the body so Caudal to Rostral or Posterior to Anterior o 1 Spinal Cord o 2 Medulla o 3Pons o 4 Cerebellum o 5 Midbrain Tectum and Tegmentum o 6 Diancephalon Hypothalamus Thalamus o 7 Cerebral Hemispheres Telencephalon October 30 2015 Peripheral Nervous System 0 Organization 0 Somatic Nervous System I Skeletal striated I Voluntary control 0 Autonomic Nervous System I Cardiac smooth I Involuntary control I Broken down into Three Components 0 1 Sympathetic ght or ight o 2 Enteric gut o 3 Parasympathetic rest and digest o The Four Properties for Assessing o Spinal Cord Construction 0 4 Divisions exist I 1 Central Neck C1C8 I II Thoracic Mid Back T1T12 I III Lumbar Lower Back L1 L5 I IV Sacral Tailbone 5155 and Coc1 o Spinal Nerves I Made up of Dorsal Roots and Ventral Roots meeting up in the Cord o Dorsal Roots sensory a erent o Ventral Roots motor e erent o Spinal Cord I Once the nerves reach the cord we have three main parts for Grey Matter 0 1 Dorsal Horn 0 Sensory afferent nerves 0 The nerve ending are in the periphery o 2 Ventral Horn 0 Motor efferent axons are present 0 Innervate on Striated muscle in the body 0 3 Intermediolateral Columns 0 Thoracic segments I There are also important parts for White Matter 0 1 Most of the Columns except the one above 0 Dorsal Ventral Lateral and VentroLateral o 2 Ascending sensory descending Motor 0 Once they are in the CNS they are Grey Matter I Spinal Ganglia o Dorsal root ganglia house cell bodies for sensory input 0 All the PNS sensory nerves have their bodies here 0 These are Pseudounipolar Cells I So their body is in the Ganglion but their connections occur in the grey matter region where they are synapsed 0 Observations to Consider I Second Order Neurons 0 These are the connections to the primary sensory neurons whose bodies are in the ganglion 0 Some eventually innervate on Medulla 0 Many begin at the ganglion and enter the spinal cord I Columns 0 Dorsal Columns up and a erent o Ventral Columns down and e erent I Autonomic Example 0 Preganglionic nerves in the thoracic section 0 These cell bodies are in the intermediate lateral zone I Sectional Swellings o The Cervical and lumbar regions are swollen out due to the large number of nerves from the arms and legs huge volume 0 Grey matte sections 0 Autonomic Motor System Somatic will be discussed in more depth in the discussion on systems 0 Ganglionic Synapses I Parasympathetic Preganglionic neuron synapses occur are present in Cranial and Sacral Regions I Sympathetic Preganglionic Neurons are present throughout the Lumbar and Thoracic regions 0 Norepinephrine released as the transmitter to the synapse 0 Then epinephrine from the adrenal can be released as a hormone to the body 0 Somatic vs Autonomic Nerves Sensory Systems 0 Broad Overview of Systems 0 Common Organization I Sensory Receptors are Unique 0 Transduction occurs on these receptors physical stimuli become electrical signals o Epithelial Cells in Visual Auditory and Gustatory o Neurons in Somatic Sensory and Olfactory o Encoding Breakdown I 1 Modality what type I 2 Intensity what s the magnitude I 3 Duration how long I 4 Location where on the body 0 Neural Encoding I Physical Properties are turned into an electrical AP I This is a binary process but the combination of binary signals creates a complicated mix 0 A closer look at Modality 0 Example Receptors I Somatic Sensory on the Skin I Photosensitive in the Eyes I Auditory Pressure Sensors in the Ears o Divisions I Five Major Modalities o 1 Touch 0 2 Hear 0 3 Taste 0 4 See 0 5 Smell I Submodalities exist too 0 Eg Touch can consist of Pain Temperature and Pressure 0 Specific Receptors I 1 Vision photoreceptors I 2 Audition mechanoreceptors I 3 Somatic Sensation mechanoreceptors thermoreceptors and nocireceptors I 4 Taste chemoreceptors I 5 Smell chemoreceptors I 6 Proprioception chemoreceptors mechanoreceptors and nocireceptors 0 Each modality has a specific and discrete system and pathway I The Subnuclei of the Thalamus is a common relay point I After this relay they terminate in particular regions of the Cortex 0 Specific Systems 0 1 Somatic Sensory I Overview 0 Skin and Joints 0 Submodalities o A Touch Pressure 0 B Temperature 0 C Pain I Assessing o I Modality Receptors o A Mechanoreceptors respond to touch the pressure I Pacinian Corpuscles Meissner Corpuscles nerve ending are covered and surrounded by gelatinous substance I Merkel Disk Pacinian Corpuscles more super cial not deep I Hair Follicle wrapped around not a free ending 0 B Thermoreceptors I Has myelinated superficial and unmyelinated deep for rapid and slow response I Both are branched and free at endings o C Noci Pain Receptors I Has myelinated superficial and unmyelinated deep for rapid and slow response I Both are branched and free at the ending 0 II Intensity 0 Threshold is important to consider minimal stimulus that elicits a response I The pressureheat pain is converted into an electrical signal I Consider Pressure 0 Each neuron has a trigger zone comparable to the axon hillock I Cell Body in Dorsal Ganglion 0 Receptor Potential is a Passive Charge I Any AP that is induced travels all the way to the Spinal Cord 0 Has two components to consider I 1 Frequency Code 0 The more intense a signal is the more it elicits AP s I 2 Population Code 0 The sensors begin to recruit other local neurons


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