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912Task and emotional content driven visual competitionEEG04/23/2018
911Resting StatefMRI04/20/2018
910Modified Monetary Incentive Delay fMRI04/20/2018
908Resting State Pre-Stress Visit 1fMRI04/20/2018
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899Investigating a Neurobehavioral Mechanism of Paranoia - Resting State ScansfMRI04/06/2018
894Dot ProbeEye Tracking03/07/2018
893Startle Habituation and Shock Sensitivity EvaluationEEG03/03/2018
892NPU EEG Task EEG03/03/2018
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888Emotion 1.1 Determining context effects during potential threatfMRI02/26/2018
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878Social Challenge AssessmentEye Tracking01/26/2018
876Mixed Anti and Pro (vgs) saccade mixed blocked (EyeTracking)Eye Tracking01/22/2018
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874ruthldopa resting 17 and 18fMRI01/16/2018
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872ruthldopa resting 13 and 14fMRI01/16/2018
871ruthldopa resting 11 and 12fMRI01/16/2018
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866Emotional Hemifield Task (EHT)EEG01/12/2018
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Cellular Density and Morphology in the Autistic Temporal Human Cerebral Cortex
Veronica Martinez Cerdeno 
This project will analyze the temporal lobe of 21 autistic postmortem human brains (diagnosed as autistic, not as other autism spectrum disorders) and the temporal lobe of 18 control postmortem human brains. The data obtained from this project will also serve as the basis for future studies focusing on the neuropathology and the imbalance excitation / inhibition of the autistic brain.
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R01MH094681-01 Cellular Density and Morphology in the Autistic Temporal Human Cerebral Cortex 06/02/2011 04/30/2016 Not Reported Not Reported UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS $1,794,150.00

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Publications relevant to NDAR data are listed below. Most displayed publications have been associated with the grant within Pubmed. Use the "+ New Publication" button to add new publications. Publications relevant/not relevant to data expected are categorized. Relevant publications are then linked to the underlying data by selecting the Create Study link. Study provides the ability to define cohorts, assign subjects, define outcome measures and lists the study type, data analysis and results. Analyzed data and results are expected in this way.

PubMed IDStudyTitleJournalAuthorsDateStatus
28964836Create StudyUpdate on forebrain evolution: From neurogenesis to thermogenesis.Seminars in cell & developmental biologyMartínez-Cerdeño V, García-Moreno F, Tosches MA, Csillag A, Manger PR, Molnár ZOctober 2017Not Relevant
28857524Create StudyConcomitant occurrence of FXTAS and clinically defined sporadic inclusion body myositis: report of two cases.Croatian medical journalLechpammer M, Martínez Cerdeńo V, Hunsaker MR, Hah M, Gonzales H, Tisch S, Joffe R, Pamphlett R, Tassone F, Hagerman PJ, Bolitho SJ, Hagerman RJAugust 2017Not Relevant
28568317Create StudyTwo FMR1 premutation cases without nuclear inclusions.Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder SocietyMartínez-Cerdeño V, Lechpammer M, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RSeptember 2017Not Determined
28469864Create StudyFMR1 premutation with Prader-Willi phenotype and fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome.Clinical case reportsMartínez-Cerdeño V, Lechpammer M, Noctor S, Ariza J, Hagerman P, Hagerman RMay 2017Not Relevant
28233916Create StudyIron accumulation and dysregulation in the putamen in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome.Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder SocietyAriza J, Rogers H, Hartvigsen A, Snell M, Dill M, Judd D, Hagerman P, Martínez-Cerdeño VApril 2017Not Relevant
27562638Create StudyAbnormal white matter tracts resembling pencil fibers involving prefrontal cortex (Brodmann area 47) in autism: a case report.Journal of medical case reportsHashemi E, Ariza J, Lechpammer M, Noctor SC, Martínez-Cerdeño VAugust 2016Not Determined
27390186Create StudyDendrite and spine modifications in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders in patients and animal models.Developmental neurobiologyMartínez-Cerdeño VJuly 8, 2016Not Relevant
27259564Create StudyCerebellar Mild Iron Accumulation in a Subset of FMR1 Premutation Carriers with FXTAS.Cerebellum (London, England)Rogers H, Ariza J, Monterrubio A, Hagerman P, Martínez-Cerdeño VJune 4, 2016Not Relevant
26922658Study (421)The Number of Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons Is Decreased in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Autism.Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)Hashemi E, Ariza J, Rogers H, Noctor SC, Martínez-Cerdeño VFebruary 27, 2016Relevant
26439982Create StudyCortical evolution 2015: Discussion of neural progenitor cell nomenclature.The Journal of comparative neurologyMartínez-Cerdeño V, Noctor SCFebruary 15, 2016Not Relevant
26368352Create StudyFragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome in a Man in His 30s.JAMA neurologyMartínez-Cerdeño V, Lechpammer M, Lott A, Schneider A, Hagerman RSeptember 2015Not Relevant
26365141Create StudyAdvances in the Understanding of the Gabaergic Neurobiology of FMR1 Expanded Alleles Leading to Targeted Treatments for Fragile X Spectrum Disorder.Current pharmaceutical designLozano R, Martinez-Cerdeno V, Hagerman RJ2015Not Relevant
26267763Create StudyEvolutionary origin of Tbr2-expressing precursor cells and the subventricular zone in the developing cortex.The Journal of comparative neurologyMartínez-Cerdeño V, Cunningham CL, Camacho J, Keiter JA, Ariza J, Lovern M, Noctor SCFebruary 15, 2016Not Relevant
25582788Study (420)Preliminary findings suggest the number and volume of supragranular and infragranular pyramidal neurons are similar in the anterior superior temporal area of control subjects and subjects with autism.Neuroscience lettersKim E, Camacho J, Combs Z, Ariza J, Lechpammer M, Noctor SC, Martínez-Cerdeño VMarch 4, 2015Relevant
25535268Create StudyPrenatal Exposure to Autism-Specific Maternal Autoantibodies Alters Proliferation of Cortical Neural Precursor Cells, Enlarges Brain, and Increases Neuronal Size in Adult Animals.Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)Martínez-Cerdeño V, Camacho J, Fox E, Miller E, Ariza J, Kienzle D, Plank K, Noctor SC, Van De Water JJanuary 2016Not Relevant
25498860Create StudyDysregulated iron metabolism in the choroid plexus in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome.Brain researchAriza J, Steward C, Rueckert F, Widdison M, Coffman R, Afjei A, Noctor SC, Hagerman R, Hagerman P, Martínez-Cerdeño VFebruary 19, 2015Not Relevant
25067827Create StudyRELN-expressing neuron density in layer I of the superior temporal lobe is similar in human brains with autism and in age-matched controls.Neuroscience lettersCamacho J, Ejaz E, Ariza J, Noctor SC, Martínez-Cerdeño VSeptember 5, 2014Not Relevant
24987337Create StudyCajal, Retzius, and Cajal-Retzius cells.Frontiers in neuroanatomyMartínez-Cerdeño V, Noctor SCJanuary 2014Not Relevant
24613242Create StudyEmbryonic intraventricular exposure to autism-specific maternal autoantibodies produces alterations in autistic-like stereotypical behaviors in offspring mice.Behavioural brain researchCamacho J, Jones K, Miller E, Ariza J, Noctor S, Van de Water J, Martínez-Cerdeño VJune 1, 2014Not Relevant
23724007Create StudyDiversity of neural precursor cell types in the prenatal macaque cerebral cortex exists largely within the astroglial cell lineage.PloS oneCunningham CL, Martínez-Cerdeño V, Noctor SC2013Not Relevant
23467340Create StudyMicroglia regulate the number of neural precursor cells in the developing cerebral cortex.The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for NeuroscienceCunningham CL, Martínez-Cerdeño V, Noctor SCMarch 6, 2013Not Relevant
22272298Create StudyComparative analysis of the subventricular zone in rat, ferret and macaque: evidence for an outer subventricular zone in rodents.PloS oneMartínez-Cerdeño V, Cunningham CL, Camacho J, Antczak JL, Prakash AN, Cziep ME, Walker AI, Noctor SC2012Not Relevant
21521495Create StudyFurther characterization of autoantibodies to GABAergic neurons in the central nervous system produced by a subset of children with autism.Molecular autismWills S, Rossi CC, Bennett J, Martinez Cerdeño V, Ashwood P, Amaral DG, Van de Water J2011Not Relevant
20935171Create StudyPremutation CGG-repeat expansion of the Fmr1 gene impairs mouse neocortical development.Human molecular geneticsCunningham CL, Martínez Cerdeño V, Navarro Porras E, Prakash AN, Angelastro JM, Willemsen R, Hagerman PJ, Pessah IN, Berman RF, Noctor SCJanuary 1, 2011Not Relevant

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The Number of Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons Is Decreased in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Autism.UNASSIGNED: The cognitive phenotype of autism has been correlated with an altered balance of excitation to inhibition in the cerebral cortex, which could result from a change in the number, function, or morphology of GABA-expressing interneurons. The number of GABAergic interneuron subtypes has not been quantified in the autistic cerebral cortex. We classified interneurons into 3 subpopulations based on expression of the calcium-binding proteins parvalbumin, calbindin, or calretinin. We quantified the number of each interneuron subtype in postmortem neocortical tissue from 11 autistic cases and 10 control cases. Prefrontal Brodmann Areas (BA) BA46, BA47, and BA9 in autism and age-matched controls were analyzed by blinded researchers. We show that the number of parvalbumin+ interneurons in these 3 cortical areas-BA46, BA47, and BA9-is significantly reduced in autism compared with controls. The number of calbindin+ and calretinin+ interneurons did not differ in the cortical areas examined. Parvalbumin+ interneurons are fast-spiking cells that synchronize the activity of pyramidal cells through perisomatic and axo-axonic inhibition. The reduced number of parvalbumin+ interneurons could disrupt the balance of excitation/inhibition and alter gamma wave oscillations in the cerebral cortex of autistic subjects. These data will allow development of novel treatments specifically targeting parvalbumin interneurons.20/20Primary AnalysisShared
Preliminary findings suggest the number and volume of supragranular and infragranular pyramidal neurons are similar in the anterior superior temporal area of control subjects and subjects with autism.We investigated the cytoarchitecture of the anterior superior temporal area (TA2) of the postmortem cerebral cortex in 9 subjects with autism and 9 age-matched typically developing subjects between the ages of 13 and 56 years. The superior temporal gyrus is involved in auditory processing and social cognition and its pathology has been correlated with autism. We quantified the number and soma volume of pyramidal neurons in the supragranular layers and pyramidal neurons in the infragranular layers in each subject. We did not find significant differences in the number or volume of supragranular or infragranular neurons in the cerebral cortex of subjects with autism compared to typically developing subjects. This report does not support an alteration of supragranular to infragranular neurons in autism. However, further stereological analysis of the number of cells and cell volumes in specific cortical areas is needed to better establish the cellular phenotype of the autistic cerebral cortex and to understand its clinical relevance in autism.18/18Primary AnalysisShared
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