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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105734/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-mediates-the-intracellular-signaling-pathways-of-cardiac-apoptosis-in-mice-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance
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Marilen Federico, Enrique L Portiansky, Leandro Sommese, Francisco J Alvarado, Paula G Blanco, Carolina N Zanuzzi, John Dedman, Marcia Kaetzel, Xander H T Wehrens, Alicia Mattiazzi, Julieta Palomeque
Background The impact of cardiac apoptosis in pre-diabetic stages of diabetic cardiomyopathy is unknown. We described that myocytes from fructose-rich diet (FRD) animals exhibit arrhythmias produced by exacerbated Ca(2+) /calmodulin-protein kinase (CaMKII) activity, ryanodine receptors (RyR2) phosphorylation and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) leak. We tested the hypothesis that this mechanism also underlies cardiac apoptosis in pre-diabetes. Methods and Results We generated a pre-diabetic model in mice fed with FRD...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105704/mother-nature-versus-father-time
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Helena C Parkington, Penelope M Sheehan, Harold A Coleman, Shaun P Brennecke
In high-income countries, the average age at which women are giving birth to their first child has increased steadily in recent years. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105664/visceral-and-somatic-pain-modalities-reveal-nav-1-7-independent-visceral-nociceptive-pathways
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James R F Hockley, Rafael González-Cano, Sheridan McMurray, Miguel A Tejada-Giraldez, Cian McGuire, Antonio Torres, Anna L Wilbrey, Vincent Cibert-Goton, Francisco R Nieto, Thomas Pitcher, Charles H Knowles, José Manuel Baeyens, John N Wood, Wendy J Winchester, David C Bulmer, Cruz Miguel Cendán, Gordon McMurray
Voltage-gated sodium channel NaV 1.7 is required for acute and inflammatory pain in mice and humans but its significance for visceral pain is unknown. Here we examine the role of NaV 1.7 in visceral pain processing and the development of referred hyperalgesia using a conditional nociceptor-specific NaV 1.7 knockout mouse (NaV 1.7(Nav1.8) ) and selective small-molecule NaV 1.7 antagonist PF-5198007. NaV 1.7(Nav1.8) mice showed normal nociceptive behaviours to intracolonic application of either capsaicin or mustard oil, stimuli known to evoke sustained nociceptor activity and sensitization following tissue damage, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105746/mitochondrial-energetics-and-calcium-coupling-in-the-heart
#4
Michael Kohlhaas, Alexander G Nickel, Christoph Maack
Contraction and relaxation of the heart consume large amounts of energy that need to be replenished by oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, and matching energy supply to demand involves the complimentary control of respiration through ADP and Ca(2+) . In heart failure, an imbalance between ADP and Ca(2+) oxidizes mitochondrial pyridine nucleotides, where NADH oxidation may limit ATP production and contractile function, while NADPH oxidation can induce oxidative stress with consecutive maladaptive remodeling...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105708/impaired-ribosome-biogenesis-could-contribute-to-anabolic-resistance-to-strength-exercise-in-the-elderly
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Thomas Chaillou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102601/if-in-doubt-cut-it-out-the-role-of-surgery-in-primary-hypertension
#6
Benjamin R Waterhouse
Hypertension is a common medical condition and a well-known risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and renal disease. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098356/mechano-chemo-transduction-in-cardiac-myocytes
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Ye Chen-Izu, Leighton T Izu
The heart has the ability to adjust to changing mechanical loads. The Frank-Starling law and the Anrep effect describe exquisite intrinsic mechanisms the heart has for autoregulating the force of contraction to maintain cardiac output under preload and afterload. Although these mechanisms have been known for more than a century, their cellular and molecular underpinnings are still debated. How does the cardiac myocyte sense a change in preload or afterload? How does the myocyte adjust its response to compensate for such changes? In cardiac myocytes Ca(2+) is a crucial regulator of contractile force and in this review we compare and contrast recent results from different labs that address two important questions...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098344/inhibition-of-oxytocin-and-vasopressin-neuron-activity-in-rat-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-by-relaxin-3-rxfp3-signalling
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Alan Kania, Anna Czerw, Agnieszka Grabowiecka, Camila de Ávila, Tomasz Blasiak, Zenon Rajfur, Marian H Lewandowski, Grzegorz Hess, Elena Timofeeva, Andrew L Gundlach, Anna Blasiak
KEY-POINTS: Relaxin-3 is a stress-responsive neuropeptide that acts at its cognate receptor, RXFP3, to alter behaviours including feeding. In this study, we have demonstrated a direct, RXFP3-dependent, inhibitory action of relaxin-3 on oxytocin and vasopressin PVN neuron electrical activity, a putative cellular mechanism of orexinergic actions of relaxin-3. We observed a Gαi/o -protein-dependent inhibitory influence of selective RXFP3 activation on PVN neuronal activity in vitro and demonstrated a direct action of RXFP3 activation on oxytocin and vasopressin PVN neurons, confirmed by their abundant expression of RXFP3 mRNA...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097651/the-mysterious-role-of-the-neuronal-anion-exchanger-3
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Eric Delpire
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095638/exploratory-studies-a-crucial-step-towards-better-hypothesis-driven-confirmatory-research-in-brain-stimulation
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Sara J Hussain, Leonardo G Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095619/new-recipes-with-campari-for-snapshots-of-synaptic-circuit-activity
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Ronan Chéreau, Anthony Holtmaat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094454/boosting-the-reserves-additive-regulation-of-cardiac-repolarisation
#12
Adam P Hill
Since the first description of the mechanism of digitalis toxicity in this journal in 1978 (Kass et al. 1978), abnormal calcium handling has been established as a key player across a spectrum of ventricular arrhythmias. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094445/presynaptic-inhibition-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-1-trpv1-receptors-by-norepinephrine-in-nociceptive-neurons
#13
Saikat Chakraborty, Vincent Elvezio, Martin Kaczocha, Mario Rebecchi, Michelino Puopolo
The transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptor is a well-known contributor to nociceptor excitability. To address whether norepinephrine can down-regulate TRPV1 channel activity in nociceptors and reduce their synaptic transmission, the effects of norepinephrine and clonidine were tested on the capsaicin-activated current recorded from acutely dissociated small diameter (<27 μm) dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons and on miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (mEPSCs) recorded from large lamina I neurons in horizontal spinal cord slices...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094441/sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll-tales-from-preterm-fetal-life
#14
Laura Bennet
Premature fetuses and babies are at greater risk of mortality and morbidity than their term counterparts. The underlying causes are multifactorial, but include exposure to hypoxia. Immaturity of organs and their functional control may impair the physiological defence responses to hypoxia and the preterm fetal responses, or lack thereof, to moderate hypoxia appear to support this concept. However, as this review demonstrates, despite immaturity, the preterm fetus responds to asphyxia in a qualitatively similar manner to that seen at term...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093764/pre-ischemic-mitochondrial-substrate-constraint-by-inhibition-of-malate-aspartate-shuttle-preserves-mitochondrial-function-after-ischemia-reperfusion
#15
Nichlas Riise Jespersen, Takashi Yokota, Nicolaj Brejnholt Støttrup, Andreas Bergdahl, Kim Bolther Paelestik, Jonas Agerlund Povlsen, Flemming Dela, Hans Erik Bøtker
Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a central role in ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. The pre-ischemic administration of aminooxyacetate (AOA), an inhibitor of the malate-aspartate shuttle (MAS), provides cardioprotection against IR injury, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. We hypothesized that a transient inhibition of the MAS during ischemia and early reperfusion could preserve mitochondrial function at later phase of reperfusion in IR-injured heart to the same extent as ischemic preconditioning (IPC), which is a well-validated cardioprotective strategy against IR injury...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092926/effect-of-gravity-and-microgravity-on-intracranial-pressure
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Justin S Lawley, Lonnie G Petersen, Erin J Howden, Satyam Sarma, William K Cornwell, Rong Zhang, Louis A Whitworth, Michael A Williams, Benjamin D Levine
Astronauts have recently been discovered to have impaired vision, with a presentation that resembles syndromes of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). This syndrome is considered the most mission critical medical problem identified in the past decade of manned spaceflight. We recruited five men and three women who had an Ommaya reservoir inserted for the delivery of prophylactic central nervous system chemotherapy, but were free of their malignant disease for at least 1 year. ICP was assessed by placing a fluid-filled 25 ga butterfly needle into the Ommaya reservoir...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090634/dietary-interventions-for-fetal-growth-restriction-therapeutic-potential-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-in-pregnancy
#17
Elizabeth Cottrell, Teresa Tropea, Laura Ormesher, Susan Greenwood, Mark Wareing, Edward Johnstone, Jenny Myers, Colin Sibley
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects around 5% of pregnancies and is associated with significant short- and long-term adverse outcomes. A number of factors can increase the risk of FGR, one of which is poor maternal diet. In terms of pathology, both clinically and in many experimental models of FGR, impaired uteroplacental vascular function is implicated, leading to a reduction in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the developing fetus. Whilst mechanisms underpinning impaired uteroplacental vascular function are not fully understood, interventions aimed at enhancing nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability remain a key area of interest in obstetric research...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090638/late-gestational-intermittent-hypoxia-induces-metabolic-and-epigenetic-changes-in-male-adult-offspring-mice
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Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Rene Cortese, Zhuanhong Qiao, Honggang Ye, Riyue Bao, Jorge Andrade, David Gozal
Pregnancy, particularly late gestation, has been associated with a relatively high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Intermittent hypoxia (IH), a hallmark of OSA, could impose significant long-term effects on somatic growth, energy homeostasis, and metabolic function in offspring. We hypothesized that IH during late pregnancy (LG-IH) may increase the propensity for metabolic dysregulation and obesity in adult offspring via epigenetic modifications. Time-pregnant female C57BL/6 mice were exposed to LG-IH or room air (LG-RA) during days 13-18 of gestation...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090637/diltiazem-prevents-stress-induced-contractile-deficits-in-cardiomyocytes-but-does-not-reverse-the-cardiomyopathy-phenotype-in-mybpc3-knock-in-mice
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Frederik Flenner, Birgit Geertz, Silke Reischmann-Düsener, Florian Weinberger, Thomas Eschenhagen, Lucie Carrier, Felix W Friedrich
Left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction and fibrosis are main features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Guidelines recommend β-adrenoceptor or Ca(2+) channel antagonists as pharmacological treatment. The Ca(2+) channel blocker diltiazem recently showed promising beneficial effects in pre-clinical HCM, particularly in patients carrying MYBPC3 mutations. In the present study we evaluated whether diltiazem could ameliorate or reverse the disease phenotype in cells and in vivo in Mybpc3-targeted knock-in (KI) mouse model of HCM...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087881/role-of-stim2-in-cell-function-and-physiopathology
#20
Alejandro Berna-Erro, Isaac Jardin, Gines M Salido, Juan A Rosado
An endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-resident protein that regulates cytosolic and ER free-Ca(2+) concentration by induction of store-operated calcium entry. That is the original definition of STIM2 and its function. While its activity strongly depends on the amount of calcium stored in the ER, its function goes further to intracellular signalling and gene expression. Initially undercovered by the prominent function of STIM1, STIM2 became to be vital in mice, gradually emerging as an important player in the nervous system, and cooperating with STIM1 in the immune system...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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