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Interestingly 260 mg extra super avana visa, the observation that appetitive pavlovian learning for a discrete cue is enhanced after nucleus basalis lesions (74) suggests that attentional processing of discrete cues may not be affected by depletion of ACh from the rostral neocortex except when divided attention is required cheap extra super avana 260mg visa. The findings of these latter studies are also bolstered by advances in the measurement of ACh FIGURE 1. Acetylcholinesterase staining of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis after infusion of saline solution or AMPA to de- transmission in vivo, which allows investigators to quantify stroy cholinergic neurons preferentially. Low concentrations of directly the extent of the lesions produced by the toxins for the glutamatergic agonist AMPA selectively destroy cholinergic the first time (75). Taken together, the available data seem neurons (measured by acetylcholinesterase staining) and spare -aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurons (left). In contrast, control to suggest that basal forebrain cholinergic neurons are capa- sections show robust acetylcholinesterase staining after infusion ble of regulating the cortical processing of sensory stimuli of saline solution (right). This process allows more specific cholin- within a variety of domains, which may be explained by a ergic lesions to be generated, so that the function of the neurons role for basal forebrain ACh in the regulation of cortical in behavioral processes can be clarified. Tegmental cholinergic neurons have also been implicated in cognitive processes (58,76). Although some of the effects terminal regions into which the toxin is injected (65). These of PPT lesions on learning and memory may be related to methods have been applied to studies of learning and mem- generalized anxiety (76), PPT lesions also produce a set of ory in an attempt to qualify earlier findings. Essentially, selective damage to cholin- memory performance does not seem to be affected by de- ergic neurons of the basal forebrain has failed to produce struction of the PPT (77). The position of the PPT as a the retrograde or anterograde amnesia or deficits in learning modulator of dopaminergic systems (which affect frontal that have been reported to result from nonspecific lesions cortex function), in addition to the influence of the frontal of the basal forebrain (59,66). Previously, the medial septal/ cortex on the PPT (mediated through the striatum), sug- diagonal band nuclei and their projections to posterior corti- gests that this nucleus is in an excellent position to affect cal regions were thought to be critical for spatial learning the functions of the frontostriatal system. By means of saporin le- that attempts to control for the extent and selectivity of sions, however, cholinergic depletion within the hippocam- PPT lesions is necessary. Moreover, selective excitotoxic lesions of the medial Although lesions of cholinergic nuclei have implicated ACh septum/diagonal band produce enhancements in contextual in various behavioral processes, it is also of interest to deter- Chapter 1: Acetylcholine 9 mine which cholinergic-receptor subtypes mediate these re- produced dose-dependent performance impairments when sponses to ACh. Systemic infusions of the muscarinic-recep- administered 45 minutes before testing on the delayed alter- tor antagonists atropine and scopolamine produce an nation task, suggesting that decrements in cholinergic stim- amnesic syndrome in humans (78), monkeys (79), and rats ulation of muscarinic receptors result in cognitive dysfunc- (80). Several lines of evidence suggest that multiple central tion. FG7142 (20 mg/kg) significantly elevated prefrontal nervous system structures, including the medial septum/ cortical ACh release in vivo (measured in parallel studies), diagonal band region, are critical in mediating the effects and FG7142 on its own impaired delayed alternation per- of muscarinic drugs on mnemonic functions (80). Interestingly, the fact that coadministration of of muscarinic-receptor antagonists into a variety of cortical FG7142 and scopolamine did not affect the slope of the regions, including the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and dose–response curve for scopolamine suggests that these amygdala, can impair the cognitive functions associated two drugs act on different mechanisms to impair delayed with these respective regions (81). The additivity of these effects indi- systemic muscarinic antagonists are attenuated by intrasep- cates that supranormal ACh transmission produced by tal injections of muscarinic agonists, and intraseptal applica- FG7142 likely does not contribute to the working memory tions of muscarinic antagonists mimic the amnesic effects deficits produced by this drug; moreover, the data indicate of systemic treatment with muscarinic antagonists in experi- that the impairments produced by scopolamine are inde- mental animals (82). These results suggest that activation pendent of the level of ongoing cortical cholinergic trans- of muscarinic receptors by ACh at multiple forebrain sites, mission. Thus, it is possible that the cognitive effects of including within the somatodendritic regions of the cholin- muscarinic antagonists may not be solely the consequence ergic neurons, may be involved in the behavioral dysfunc- of changes in cortical cholinergic transmission. The septohippocampal pathway was first believed to con- Figure 1. Scopolamine was administered sys- limb of the septohippocampal GABA pathway has suggested temically to rats performing a test of working memory, the that the septohippocampal GABA and cholinergic pathways spatial delayed alternation task, both alone and in combina- may both be critical for the effects of septal efferents on tion with FG7142, an anxiogenic -carboline that acts as cognitive functioning (85). In support of this hypothesis, an inverse agonist of the benzodiazepine site of the GABAA agents that increase impulse flow in the septohippocampal receptor. Consistent with previous findings, scopolamine GABA pathway, including muscarinic agonists, augment FIGURE 1. The cognitive effects of scopolamine administration are insensitive to phasic changes in cortical acetylcholine (ACh) release. Scopolamine dose-dependently impairs performance on a test of spatial working memory, the delayed alternation task, in control rats and rats treated with FG7142, an inverse agonist of the benzodiazepine site of the -aminobutyric acid subtype A (GABAA) receptor (left). Although FG7142 increases prefrontal cortical ACh release in vivo (right) and produces performance deficits on its own (left), it does not alter the slope of the dose– response curve for scopolamine.
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Thus, patients may ter–number span task that involves information mainte- have subtle impairments in different mnemonic processing nance and manipulation over short delays. Statistical differ- stations that additively or interactively produce effects of ences between normal and schizophrenic subjects on the large magnitude. WCST were eliminated when letter-number span perfor- Moreover, the memory problem in schizophrenia does mance was covaried, which suggests that both tasks are per- not appear to be one of binding (the ability to learn associa- formed in a similar multimodal or all-purpose cognitive tions between various items and distinguish those items workspace from other items that may be similar). This has implications Much recent work has focused on a task requiring both for those who premise aberrant consciousness based on so- intradimensional and extradimensional set shifting, in effect called binding abnormalities (12). In intradimensional shifts, subjects are required to change their response set to an alternative design within a category (e. In a later stage, some form of volitional control over the maintenance and an extradimensional shift is demanded as new exemplars are manipulation of even basic information. They appear to introduced, but subjects are now required to respond to have difficulty in formulating plans, initiating them, and the previously irrelevant dimension (e. Subjects make decisions based on feedback after each they also have difficulty in using feedback efficiently. Patients with chronic schizophrenia display markedly over, patients sometimes have problems when interrupted; impaired attentional set shifting on the intradimensional/ they appear to forget what they were doing after only short extradimensional task. They demonstrated a significantly periods of interference. One construct that attempts to cap- higher rate of attrition at the intradimensional shift stage ture these types of processing failures is working memory, in comparison with patients with frontal lobe lesions, and which can involve not only the storage of information over they were similarly impaired in comparison with patients brief delays, but the simultaneous storage and processing of with frontal lobe lesions at the extradimensional shift stage information in a capacity-limited store or computational (79). Patients with chronic disease also showed impairments workspace. These types of behavior have been investigated in regard to Tower tasks, spatial memory span, and spatial in various laboratory-based neurocognitive tasks, including working memory tasks. Thus, patients with schizophrenia the Brown–Peterson test, digit span, WCST, Intradimen- showed an overall deficit in executive function, often greater sional/Extradimensional Set Shifting Test, and various de- than that observed in patients with frontal lobe lesions (80). Several studies have indicated that an impairment of Patients with schizophrenia have difficulty on the working memory is present in schizophrenia, even in pa- Brown–Peterson test, in which words have to be remem- tients who are relatively intellectually intact. For instance, bered over short delays during which covert rehearsal is pre- Pantelis et al. Patients are differentially sensitive to longer tradimensional/extradimensional task, their performance delays and larger memory sets (38a). However, patients per- was still remarkably abnormal, especially in the extradimen- form abnormally even on basic short-term verbal working sional shifts. They found that shifting, response to feedback, and abstraction (28). Patients nearly all patients—irrespective of whether they exhibited Chapter 48: Neurocognitive Functioning in Patients with Schizophrenia 661 developmentally compromised intellectual function, nor- and cognition in relatives of patients with schizophrenia. It can also be premorbid IQ was normal)—displayed deficits in compari- used to identify cognitive processes that may serve as inter- son with a normal control group on the WCST measure mediate phenotypes. Several recent studies, in addition to of perseveration. These results indicate that working mem- many older ones (65), have produced strong evidence that ory may represent a core deficit in schizophrenia.
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