MBF Bioscience unveils whole mouse brain automatic region delineation and cell mapping with the Allen Mouse Brain Reference Atlas

An experimental coronal mouse brain section automatically aligned to the Allen Mouse Brain Reference Atlas

Analyzing cellular populations within specific anatomies in brain images requires expertise in both neuroanatomy and cellular identification. This typically involves a scientist comparing experimental images with a reference atlas and manually delineating anatomical regions and marking cell populations within. NeuroInfo®, a revolutionary new technology from MBF Bioscience, enables researchers to automatically identify and delineate mouse brain regions based on the publicly available Allen Mouse Brain Reference Atlas.

“NeuroInfo has the potential to greatly improve our understanding of how mental disorders influence neuronal cell populations,” says Nathan O’Connor Ph.D., product manager at MBF Bioscience. “Because it makes identifying brain regions substantially faster and more accurate, researchers will be able to explore many more brain regions.”

“The Allen Mouse Brain Reference Atlas is a valuable tool to assist scientists in their research. We’re thrilled that MBF has chosen to integrate this resource into NeuroInfo,” stated Amy Bernard, Ph.D., Product Architect at the Allen Institute for Brain Science.

“Using this remarkable technology, neuroscientists will obtain more repeatable, objective analyses that have been possible to date. Thanks to the integration with the Allen Mouse Brain Reference Atlas, these analyses will be more standardized so that they can be compared across experiments and laboratories,” says Jack Glaser, President.

NeuroInfo can be used with MBF Bioscience’s slide scanning software and virtually all commercial whole slide scanners. The data from NeuroInfo seamlessly integrates with MBF Bioscience’s products including Neurolucida, Stereo Investigator, Biolucida, and BrainMaker.

The tools in NeuroInfo allow researchers to automatically delineate anatomies in the experimental specimens, and detect cells within these anatomies. NeuroInfo yields data that can be invaluable to better understand the organization and composition of the nervous system, and to further knowledge in neurogenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and connectomics.

The National Institute of Mental Health provides funding to support the development of NeuroInfo.

Researchers cited MBF Bioscience systems in 27 papers between 08/18/2017 and 09/01/2017

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 29 papers between 6/30/2017 to 7/14/2017

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Abdurakhmanova, S., Chary, K., Kettunen, M., Sierra, A., & Panula, P. (2017). Behavioral and stereological characterization of Hdc KO mice: relation to Tourette syndrome. Journal of Comparative Neurology, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/cne.24279.

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 8 papers during the week of 06/19/2017

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Kaur, C., Pal, I., Saini, S., Jacob, T. G., Nag, T. C., Thakar, A., . . . Roy, T. S. (2017). Comparison of unbiased stereological estimation of total number of cresyl violet stained neurons and parvalbumin positive neurons in the adult human spiral ganglion. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchemneu.2017.06.004.

Mani, B. K., Osborne-Lawrence, S., Mequinion, M., Lawrence, S., Gautron, L., Andrews, Z. B., & Zigman, J. M. (2017). The role of ghrelin-responsive mediobasal hypothalamic neurons in mediating feeding responses to fasting. Molecular Metabolism. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2017.06.011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molmet.2017.06.011

Martinez, E. M., Young, A. L., Patankar, Y. R., Berwin, B. L., Wang, L., von Herrmann, K. M., . . . Havrda, M. C. (2017). Nlrp3 is required for inflammatory changes and nigral cell loss resulting from chronic intragastric rotenone exposure in mice. Toxicological Sciences. https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/toxsci/kfx1…

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 25 papers between 6/10/2017 and 6/16/2017

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Arawaka, S., Sato, H., Sasaki, A., Koyama, S., & Kato, T. (2017). Mechanisms underlying extensive Ser129-phosphorylation in α-synuclein aggregates. Acta Neuropathologica Communications, 5(1), 48.

Birkl, C., Carassiti, D., Hussain, F., Langkammer, C., Enzinger, C., Fazekas, F., . . . Ropele, S. (2017). Assessment of ferritin content in multiple sclerosis brains using temperature-induced R*2 changes. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26780.

Boudewyn, L. C., Sikora, J., Kuchar, L., Ledvinova, J., Grishchuk, Y., Wang, S. L., . . . Walkley, S. U. (2017). N-butyl-deoxynojirimycin delays motor deficits, cerebellar microgliosis, and Purkinje cell loss in a mouse model of mucolipidosis type IV. Neurobiology of Disease. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2017.06.003.

Chaves, P. P., Valdoria, C. M., Amorim, M. C. P., & Vasconcelos, R. O. (2017). Ontogenetic development of the inner ear saccule and utricle in the Lusitanian toadfish: Potential implications for auditory sensitivity. Hearing Research. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2017.06.008.

Ebenezer, G. J., Liu, Y., Judge, D. P., Cunningham, K., Truelove, S., Carter, N. D., . . . Polydefkis, M. (2017). Cutaneous nerve biomarkers in transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy. Annals of Neurology, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/ana.24972.

Fischer, D. L., Kemp, C. J., Cole-Strauss, A., Polinski, N. K., Paumier, K. L., Lipton, J. W., . . . Sortwell, C. E. (2017). Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation Employs TrkB Signaling for Neuroprotection and Functional Restoration. The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 25 papers between 5/27/2017 and 6/9/2017

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Bastidas, J., Athauda, G., De La Cruz, G., Chan, W.-M., Golshani, R., Berrocal, Y., . . . Pearse, D. D. (2017). Human schwann cells exhibit long-term cell survival, are not tumorigenic and promote repair when transplanted into the contused spinal cord. Glia, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/glia.23161.

Claflin, D. I., Schmidt, K. D., Vallandingham, Z. D., Kraszpulski, M., & Hennessy, M. B. (2017). Influence of postnatal glucocorticoids on hippocampal-dependent learning varies with elevation patterns and administration methods. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.05.010.

Dioli, C., Patricio, P., Trindade, R., Pinto, L. G., Silva, J. M., Morais, M., . . . Sotiropoulos, I. (2017). Tau-dependent suppression of adult neurogenesis in the stressed hippocampus.  Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.103.

Giesert, F., Glasl, L., Zimprich, A., Ernst, L., Piccoli, G., Stautner, C., . . . Wurst, W. (2017). The pathogenic LRRK2 R1441C mutation induces specific deficits modeling the prodromal phase of Parkinson’s disease in the mouse. Neurobiology of Disease. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2017.05.013.

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 25 papers between 5/16/2017 and 5/26/2017

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Baxter, V. K., Glowinski, R., Braxton, A. M., Potter, M. C., Slusher, B. S., & Griffin, D. E. (2017). Glutamine antagonist-mediated immune suppression decreases pathology but delays virus clearance in mice during nonfatal alphavirus encephalomyelitis. Virology, 508, 134-149. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2017.05.013.

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Chareyron, L. J., Banta Lavenex, P., Amaral, D. G., & Lavenex, P. (2017). Functional organization of the medial temporal lobe memory system following neonatal hippocampal lesion in rhesus monkeys. Brain Structure and Function, 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1441-z.

Kwan, T., Floyd, C. L., Patel, J., Mohaimany-Aponte, A., & King, P. H. (2017). Astrocytic expression of the RNA regulator HuR accentuates spinal cord injury in the acute phase. Neuroscience Letters, 651, 140-145. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.05.003.

Newville, J., Valenzuela, C. F., Li, L., Jantzie, L. L., & Cunningham, L. A. (2017). Acute oligodendrocyte loss with persistent white matter injury in a third trimester equivalent mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Glia, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/glia.23164.

Onger, M. E., Kaplan, S., Geuna, S., Türkmen, A. P., Muratori, L., Altun, G., & Altunkaynak, B. Z. (2017). Possible effects of some agents on the injured nerve in obese rats: A stereological and electron microscopic study. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2017.05.004.

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 17 papers during the week of 05/08/2017

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Day, N. L., Carle, M. S., & Floyd, C. L. (2017). Post-injury administration of a combination of memantine and 17β-estradiol is protective in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. Neurochemistry International. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuint.2017.04.018.

El-Agnaf, O., Overk, C., Rockenstein, E., Mante, M., Florio, J., Adame, A., . . . Rissman, R. A. (2017). Differential effects of immunotherapy with antibodies targeting α-synuclein oligomers and fibrils in a transgenic model of synucleinopathy. Neurobiology of Disease, 104, 85-96. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2017.05.002.

Matsuda, W., Ehara, A., Nakadate, K., Yoshimoto, K., & Ueda, S. (2017). Effects of environmental enrichment on the activity of the amygdala in micrencephalic rats exposed to a novel open field. Congenital Anomalies, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cga.12228.

Musacchio, T., Rebenstorff, M., Fluri, F., Brotchie, J. M., Volkmann, J., Koprich, J. B., & Ip, C. W. (2017). STN-DBS is neuroprotective in the A53T α-synuclein Parkinson’s disease rat model. Annals of Neurology, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/ana.24947.

Soares, J. I., Valente, M. C., Andrade, P. A., Maia, G. H., & Lukoyanov, N. V. (2017). Reorganization of the septohippocampal cholinergic fiber system in experimental epilepsy. Journal of Comparative Neurology, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/cne.24235.

Yoshii, Y., Inoue, T., Uemura, Y., Iwasaki, Y., Yada, T., Nakabeppu, Y., & Noda, M. (2017). Complexity of Stomach–Brain Interaction Induced by Molecular Hydrogen in Parkinson’s Disease Model Mice. Neurochemical Research, 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s11064-017-2281-1.  Continue reading “Researchers cited MBF systems in 17 papers during the week of 05/08/2017” »

Researchers cited MBF systems in 42 papers between 4/7/2017 and 4/21/2017

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Ay, M., Luo, J., Langley, M., Jin, H., Anantharam, V., Kanthasamy, A., & Kanthasamy, A. G. (2017). Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Protective Effects of Quercetin Against Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Progressive Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration in Cell Culture and MitoPark Transgenic Mouse Models of Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Neurochemistry, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14033.

Carryl, H., Van Rompay, K., De Paris, K., & Burke, M. (2017). Hippocampal Neuronal Loss in Infant Macaques Orally Infected with Virulent Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV). Brain Sciences, 7(4), 40.

Galinato, M. H., Lockner, J. W., Fannon-Pavlich, M. J., Sobieraj, J. C., Staples, M. C., Somkuwar, S. S., . . . Mandyam, C. D. (2017). A synthetic small-molecule Isoxazole-9 protects against methamphetamine relapse. Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.46.

Gilles, Y. D., & Polston, E. K. (2017). Effects of social deprivation on social and depressive-like behaviors and the numbers of oxytocin expressing neurons in rats. Behavioural Brain Research SreeTestContent1, 328, 28-38. doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2017.03.036.

Hamilton, G. F., Hernandez, I. J., Krebs, C. P., Bucko, P. J., & Rhodes, J. S. (2017). Neonatal alcohol exposure reduces number of parvalbumin-positive interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex and impairs passive avoidance acquisition in mice deficits not rescued from exercise. Neuroscience. doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.03.058.

Jinhua, H., Zhao, M., Shuangcheng, H., Yuanran, Z., Rui, N., Wei, L., . . . Jian, Y. (2017). Icariin protects against glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis, increases the expression of the bone enhancer DEC1 and modulates the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β/β-catenin integrated signaling pathway. Biochemical Pharmacology. doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcp.2017.04.010.

Kafetzopoulos, V., Kokras, N., Sotiropoulos, I., Oliveira, J. F., Leite-Almeida, H., Vasalou, A., . . . Dalla, C. (2017). The nucleus reuniens: a key node in the neurocircuitry of stress and depression. Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.55.

Lear, C. A., Davidson, J. O., Mackay, G. R., Drury, P. P., Galinsky, R., Quaedackers, J. S., . . . Bennet, L. (2017). Antenatal dexamethasone before asphyxia promotes cystic neural injury in preterm fetal sheep by inducing hyperglycemia. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 0271678X17703124. doi: 10.1177/0271678×17703124.

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Researchers cited MBF systems in 27 papers between 3/20/2017 and 3/30/2017

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Abe, C., Inoue, T., Inglis, M. A., Viar, K. E., Huang, L., Ye, H., . . . Guyenet, P. G. (2017). C1 neurons mediate a stress-induced anti-inflammatory reflex in mice. Nature Neuroscience, advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/nn.4526

Caldwell, A. S. L., Edwards, M. C., Desai, R., Jimenez, M., Gilchrist, R. B., Handelsman, D. J., & Walters, K. A. (2017). Neuroendocrine androgen action is a key extraovarian mediator in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616467114.

Castro-Hernández, J., Adlard, P. A., & Finkelstein, D. I. (2017). Pramipexole restores depressed transmission in the ventral hippocampus following MPTP-lesion. Scientific Reports, 7, 44426. doi: 10.1038/srep44426.

Dawes, W. J., Zhang, X., Fancy, S. P., Rowitch, D., & Marino, S. (2017). Moderate-Grade Germinal Matrix Haemorrhage Activates Cell Division in the Neonatal Mouse Subventricular Zone. Developmental Neuroscience.

Drobyshevsky, A., & Quinlan, K. A. (2017). Spinal cord injury in hypertonic newborns after antenatal hypoxia-ischemia in a rabbit model of cerebral palsy. Experimental Neurology, 293, 13-26. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2017.03.017.

El Massri, N., Lemgruber, A. P., Rowe, I. J., Moro, C., Torres, N., Reinhart, F., . . . Mitrofanis, J. (2017). Photobiomodulation-induced changes in a monkey model of Parkinson’s disease: changes in tyrosine hydroxylase cells and GDNF expression in the striatum. Experimental Brain Research, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s00221-017-4937-0.

Hühner, L., Rilka, J., Gilsbach, R., Zhou, X., Machado, V., & Spittau, B. (2017). Interleukin-4 Protects Dopaminergic Neurons In vitro but Is Dispensable for MPTP-Induced Neurodegeneration In vivo. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 10(62). doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2017.00062.

Meng, L., Huang, T., Sun, C., Hill, D. L., & Krimm, R. (2017). BDNF is required for taste axon regeneration following unilateral chorda tympani nerve section. Experimental Neurology, 293, 27-42. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2017.03.016.

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