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Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Vibratory Training in Young and Old Mice

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Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Department of Systems Medicine, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Centre of Space Bio-Medicine, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Brain Sci. 2021, 11(1), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010082
Received: 26 November 2020 / Revised: 7 January 2021 / Accepted: 8 January 2021 / Published: 10 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and Brain Function—Series II)
In the past 40 years, scientific research has shown how Whole Body Vibration concept represents a strong stimulus for the whole organism. Low (<30 Hz), medium (30–80 Hz), and high (>80 Hz) frequency vibrations can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the oscillation type and duration of exposure to which the body is subjected. However, very little is known about the effects of vibratory training on the brain. In this regard, we verified whether three vibratory training protocols, differing in terms of vibration frequency and exposure time to vibration, could modulate synaptic plasticity in an experimental mouse model, by extracellular recordings in vitro in hippocampal slices of mice of 4 and 24 months old. Our results showed that vibratory training can modulate synaptic plasticity differently, depending on the protocol used, and that the best effects are related to the training protocol characterized by a low vibration frequency and a longer recovery time. Future studies will aim to understand the brain responses to various types of vibratory training and to explore the underlying mechanisms, also evaluating the presence of any structural and functional changes due to vibratory training. View Full-Text
Keywords: vibratory training; synaptic plasticity; hippocampus; aging; whole body vibration vibratory training; synaptic plasticity; hippocampus; aging; whole body vibration
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Cariati, I.; Bonanni, R.; Pallone, G.; Annino, G.; Tancredi, V.; D’Arcangelo, G. Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Vibratory Training in Young and Old Mice. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010082

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Cariati I, Bonanni R, Pallone G, Annino G, Tancredi V, D’Arcangelo G. Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Vibratory Training in Young and Old Mice. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(1):82. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010082

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Cariati, Ida, Roberto Bonanni, Gabriele Pallone, Giuseppe Annino, Virginia Tancredi, and Giovanna D’Arcangelo. 2021. "Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Vibratory Training in Young and Old Mice" Brain Sciences 11, no. 1: 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010082

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