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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816352/pulmonary-artery-wave-propagation-and-reservoir-function-in-conscious-man-impact-of-pulmonary-vascular-disease-respiration-and-dynamic-stress-tests
#1
Junjing Su, Charlotte Manisty, Ulf Simonsen, Luke S Howard, Kim H Parker, Alun D Hughes
Detailed hemodynamic analysis may provide novel insights into the pulmonary circulation. Therefore, wave intensity and reservoir-excess pressure analyses were applied in the pulmonary artery to characterise changes in wave propagation and reservoir function during spontaneous respiration and dynamic stress tests. Right heart catheterisation was performed using a pressure and Doppler flow sensor tipped guidewire to obtain simultaneous pressure and flow velocity measurements in the pulmonary artery in control subjects and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at rest...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815597/cardiac-action-potential-repolarization-re-visited-early-repolarization-shows-all-or-none-behaviour
#2
Beatriz Trenor, Karen Cardona, Javier Saiz, Denis Noble, Wayne Giles
In healthy mammalian hearts the action potential (AP) waveform initiates and modulates each contraction, or heartbeat. As a result, action potential height and duration are key physiological variables. In addition, rate-dependent changes in ventricular action potential duration (APD), and variations in APD at a fixed heart rate, are both reliable biomarkers of electrophysiological stability. Present guidelines for the likelihood that candidate drugs will increase arrhythmias rely on small changes in APD and Q-T intervals as criteria for Safety Pharmacology decisions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815593/hypothalamic-neurons-out-of-control
#3
Quentin J Pittman
There is now considerable evidence that a number of pathophysiological conditions, including heart failure (HF), lead to excessive secretion into the blood of the neurohypophysial hormone, arginine vasopressin (AVP). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815591/engineering-defined-membrane-embedded-elements-of-ampa-receptor-induces-opposing-gating-modulation-by-cnih3-and-stargazin
#4
Natalie Hawken, Elena Zaika, Terunaga Nakagawa
During excitatory synaptic transmission, various structurally unrelated transmembrane auxiliary subunits control the function of AMPA receptors (AMPARs), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We identified lipid-exposed residues in the transmembrane domain (TMD) of GluA2 subunit of AMPARs that are critical for the function of AMPAR auxiliary subunits, stargazin (Stg) and cornichon 3 (CNIH3). These residues are essential for stabilizing the AMPAR-CNIH3 complex in detergents and overlap with the contacts made between GluA2 TMD and Stg in the cryoEM structures...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815604/chronic-morphine-reduces-the-readily-releasable-pool-of-gaba-a-presynaptic-mechanism-of-opioid-tolerance
#5
Adrianne R Wilson-Poe, Hyo-Jin Jeong, Christopher W Vaughan
The midbrain periaqueductal grey (PAG) plays a critical role in tolerance to the analgesic actions of opioids such as morphine. While numerous studies have identified the postsynaptic adaptations induced by chronic morphine treatment in this and other brain regions, the presence of presynaptic adaptations remains uncertain. We examined GABAergic synaptic transmission within rat PAG brain slices from animals which underwent a low dose morphine treatment protocol which produces tolerance, but not withdrawal. Evoked GABAergic IPSCs (inhibitory postsynaptic currents) were less in morphine compared to control saline treated animals...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802006/the-role-of-satellite-cells-in-activity-induced-adaptations-breathing-new-life-into-the-debate
#6
Michael De Lisio, Jean Farup
Satellite cells are myogenic stem cells responsible for muscle regeneration throughout the lifespan. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802005/reply-from-mike-tipton-joseph-costello-and-julian-paton
#7
LETTER
Mike Tipton, Joseph Costello, Julian Paton
We would like to thank Andrea Nicolò, Michele Girardi and Massimo Sacchetti for their letter to the editor of The Journal of Physiology concerning our recent review (Tipton et al. 2017). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801916/adenosine-and-dopamine-oppositely-modulate-a-hyperpolarization-activated-current-ih-in-chemosensory-neurons-of-the-rat-carotid-body-in-co-culture
#8
Min Zhang, Cathy Vollmer, Colin A Nurse
Adenosine and dopamine (DA) act as neurotransmitters or neuromodulators at the carotid body (CB) chemosensory synapse, however, their mechanisms of action are not fully understood. Using a functional co-culture model of rat CB chemoreceptor (type I) cell clusters and juxtaposed afferent petrosal neurons (PNs), we tested the hypothesis that adenosine and DA act postsynaptically to modulate a hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) cation current (Ih ). In whole-cell recordings from hypoxia-responsive PNs, cAMP mimetics enhanced Ih whereas the HCN blocker ZD7288 (2 μm) reversibly inhibited Ih ...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799653/kindlin-2-interacts-with-endothelial-adherens-junctions-to-support-vascular-barrier-integrity
#9
Elzbieta Pluskota, Kamila M Bledzka, Katarzyna Bialkowska, Dorota Szpak, Dmitry A Soloviev, Sidney Jones, Dmitriy Verbovetskiy, Edward F Plow
Endothelial cells (EC) establish a physical barrier between the blood and surrounding tissue. Impairment of this barrier can occur during inflammation, ischemia or sepsis and cause severe organ dysfunction. Kindlin-2, primarily recognized as a focal adhesion protein in EC, was not anticipated to have a role in vascular barrier. We tested the role of Kindlin-2 in regulating vascular integrity using several different approaches to decrease Kindlin-2 levels in EC. Reduced levels of Kindlin-2 in Kindlin-2(+/-) mice, aortic endothelial cells (MAECs) from these(-) mice, and human umbilical ECs (HUVEC) treated with Kindlin-2 siRNA showed enhanced basal and Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) or lipopolysaccharide-stimulated vascular leakage compared to wild-type (WT) counterparts...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795396/synaptic-excitation-by-climbing-fibre-collaterals-in-the-cerebellar-nuclei-of-juvenile-and-adult-mice
#10
Marion Najac, Indira M Raman
The inferior olive conveys instructive signals to the cerebellum that drive sensorimotor learning. Inferior olivary neurons transmit their signals via climbing fibres, which powerfully excite Purkinje cells, evoking complex spikes and depressing parallel fibre synapses. Additionally, however, these climbing fibres send collaterals to the cerebellar nuclei (CbN). In vivo and in vitro data suggest that climbing fibre collateral excitation is weak in adult mice, raising the question of whether the primary role of this pathway may be developmental...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795394/mitophagy-in-maintaining-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-proteostasis-and-metabolic-health-with-aging
#11
Joshua C Drake, Zhen Yan
Skeletal muscle is important for overall functionality and health. Aging is associated with an accumulation of damage to mitochondria DNA and proteins. In particular, damage to mitochondrial proteins in skeletal muscle, which is a loss of mitochondrial proteostasis, contributes to tissue dysfunction and negatively impacts systemic health. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms underlying the regulation of mitochondrial proteostasis and how those mechanisms change with age is important for the development of interventions to promote healthy aging...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792061/role-of-nerve-muscle-interactions-and-ros-in-regulation-of-muscle-proteostasis-with-aging
#12
Aphrodite Vasilaki, Arlan Richardson, Holly Van Remmen, Susan V Brooks, Lisa Larkin, Anne McArdle, Malcolm J Jackson
Skeletal muscle aging is characterised by atrophy, a deficit in specific force generation, increased susceptibility to injury, and incomplete recovery after severe damage. The hypothesis that increased generation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in vivo plays a key role in the aging process has been extensively studied, but remains controversial. Skeletal muscle generates ROS at rest and during exercise. ROS can cause oxidative damage particularly to proteins. Indeed, products of oxidative damage accumulate in skeletal muscle during aging and the ability of muscle cells to respond to increased ROS becomes defective...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791721/cortical-control-of-object-specific-grasp-relies-on-adjustments-of-both-activity-and-effective-connectivity-a-common-marmoset-study
#13
Banty Tia, Mitsuaki Takemi, Akito Kosugi, Elisa Castagnola, Alberto Ansaldo, Takafumi Nakamura, Davide Ricci, Junichi Ushiba, Luciano Fadiga, Atsushi Iriki
The cortical mechanisms of grasping have been extensively studied in macaques and humans. Here, we investigated whether common marmosets could rely on similar mechanisms despite striking differences in manual dexterity. Two common marmosets were trained to grasp-and-pull three objects eliciting different hand configurations: whole-hand, finger and scissor grips. The animals were then chronically implanted with 64-channel electrocorticogram arrays positioned over the left premotor, primary motor and somatosensory cortex...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791715/under-the-microscope-insights-into-limb-specific-lipid-droplet-metabolism
#14
K L Whytock, E F P Jevons, J A Strauss, S O Shepherd
Intramuscular triglyceride (IMTG) only accounts for a small proportion of total lipid in the human body. However, over the past two decades there has been significant interest in the area of IMTG metabolism, largely due to the contribution that IMTG makes to ATP production during moderate-intensity exercise, and the proposed role of IMTG in the development of skeletal muscle insulin resistance. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791714/cardiac-progenitor-cells-old-is-not-always-gold
#15
Venkata Naga Srikanth Garikipati, Raj Kishore
Aging causes progressive structural and functional deteriorations of the heart and is a predisposing risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Western countries. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791713/distinct-temporal-filters-in-mitral-cells-and-external-tufted-cells-of-the-olfactory-bulb
#16
Christopher E Vaaga, Gary L Westbrook
Short-term synaptic plasticity is a critical regulator of neural circuits, and largely determines how information is temporally processed. In the olfactory bulb, afferent olfactory receptor neurons respond to increasing concentrations of odorants with barrages of action potentials, and their terminals have an extraordinarily high release probability (Sicard, 1986; Murphy et al. 2004). These features suggest that during naturalistic stimuli, afferent input to the olfactory bulb is subject to strong synaptic depression, presumably truncating the postsynaptic response to afferent stimuli...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786483/median-preoptic-glutamatergic-neurons-promote-thermoregulatory-heat-loss-and-water-consumption-in-mice
#17
Stephen B G Abbott, Clifford B Saper
The median preoptic nucleus (MnPO) serves an important role in the integration of water/electrolyte homeostasis and thermoregulation, but we have a limited understanding these functions at a cellular level. Using Cre-Lox genetic targeting of Channelrhodospin 2 in VGluT2-ires-Cre transgenic mice, we examined the effect of glutamatergic MnPO neuron stimulation in freely-behaving mice while monitoring drinking behaviour and core temperature. Stimulation produced a strong hypothermic response in 62% (13/21) of mice (core temperature: -4...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786112/sweet-t-bursting-is-the-subiculum-s-true-badge
#18
Ray W Turner
Extensive work on the factors that control excitability in neurons steadily reveals that cell output can be governed by voltage-gated ion channels that are expressed on a cell- or region-specific basis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782235/detection-of-phasic-dopamine-by-d1-and-d2-striatal-medium-spiny-neurons
#19
Cedric Yapo, Anu G Nair, Lorna Clement, Liliana R Castro, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Pierre Vincent
The phasic release of dopamine in the striatum determines various aspects of reward and action selection, but the dynamics of dopamine effect on intracellular signalling remains poorly understood. We used genetically-encoded FRET biosensors in striatal brain slices to quantify the effect of transient dopamine on cAMP or PKA-dependent phosphorylation level, and computational modelling to further explore the dynamics of this signalling pathway. Medium-sized spiny neurons (MSNs), which express either D1 or D2 dopamine receptors, responded to dopamine by an increase or a decrease in cAMP, respectively...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776675/dissociating-external-power-from-intramuscular-exercise-intensity-during-intermittent-bilateral-knee-extension-in-humans
#20
Matthew J Davies, Alan P Benson, Daniel T Cannon, Simon Marwood, Graham J Kemp, Harry B Rossiter, Carrie Ferguson
Compared with work-matched high-intensity continuous exercise, intermittent exercise dissociates pulmonary oxygen uptake (V̇O2 ) from the accumulated work. The extent to which this reflects differences in O2 storage fluctuations and/or contributions from oxidative and substrate-level bioenergetics is unknown. Using pulmonary gas-exchange and intramuscular (31) P magnetic resonance spectroscopy, we tested the hypotheses that at the same power: ATP synthesis rates are similar; but peak V̇O2 amplitude is lower in intermittent vs...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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