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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200913/developmental-changes-in-gabaa-tonic-inhibition-are-compromised-by-multiple-mechanisms-in-preadolescent-dentate-gyrus-granule-cells
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Sudip Pandit, Gyu Seung Lee, Jin Bong Park
The sustained tonic currents (Itonic) generated by γ-aminobutyric acid A receptors (GABAARs) are implicated in diverse age-dependent brain functions. While various mechanisms regulating Itonic in the hippocampus are known, their combined role in Itonic regulation is not well understood in different age groups. In this study, we demonstrated that a developmental increase in GABA transporter (GAT) expression, combined with gradual decrease in GABAAR α5 subunit, resulted in various Itonic in the dentate gyrus granule cells (DGGCs) of preadolescent rats...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200912/biphasic-augmentation-of-alpha-adrenergic-contraction-by-plumbagin-in-rat-systemic-arteries
#2
Hae Jin Kim, Hae Young Yoo, Yin Hua Zhang, Woo Kyung Kim, Sung Joon Kim
Plumbagin, a hydroxy 1,4-naphthoquinone compound from plant metabolites, exhibits anticancer, antibacterial, and antifungal activities via modulating various signaling molecules. However, its effects on vascular functions are rarely studied except in pulmonary and coronary arteries where NADPH oxidase (NOX) inhibition was suggested as a mechanism. Here we investigate the effects of plumbagin on the contractility of skeletal artery (deep femoral artery, DFA), mesenteric artery (MA) and renal artery (RA) in rats...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200911/dual-control-of-the-vestibulosympathetic-reflex-following-hypotension-in-rats
#3
Sang Eon Park, Yuan-Zhe Jin, Byung Rim Park
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is associated with symptoms including headache, dizziness, and syncope. The incidence of OH increases with age. Attenuation of the vestibulosympathetic reflex (VSR) is also associated with an increased incidence of OH. In order to understand the pathophysiology of OH, we investigated the physiological characteristics of the VSR in the disorder. We applied sodium nitroprusside (SNP) to conscious rats with sinoaortic denervation in order to induce hypotension. Expression of pERK in the intermediolateral cell column (IMC) of the T4~7 thoracic spinal regions, blood epinephrine levels, and blood pressure were evaluated following the administration of glutamate and/or SNP...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200910/comparative-effects-of-angiotensin-ii-and-angiotensin-4-8-on-blood-pressure-and-anp-secretion-in-rats
#4
Hoang Thi Ai Phuong, Lamei Yu, Byung Mun Park, Suhn Hee Kim
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is metabolized from N-terminal by aminopeptidases and from C-terminal by Ang converting enzyme (ACE) to generate several truncated angiotensin peptides (Angs). The truncated Angs have different biological effects but it remains unknown whether Ang-(4-8) is an active peptide. The present study was to investigate the effects of Ang-(4-8) on hemodynamics and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) secretion using isolated beating rat atria. Atrial stretch caused increases in atrial contractility by 60% and in ANP secretion by 70%...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200909/the-efficacy-of-combination-treatment-of-gabapentin-and-electro-acupuncture-on-paclitaxel-induced-neuropathic-pain
#5
Min Joon Kim, Ji Hwan Lee, Jo Ung Jang, Fu Shi Quan, Sun Kwang Kim, Woojin Kim
Paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic drug, induces severe peripheral neuropathy. Gabapentin (GBT) is a first line agent used to treat neuropathic pain, and its effect is mediated by spinal noradrenergic and muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is used for treating various types of pain via its action through spinal opioidergic and noradrenergic receptors. Here, we investigated whether combined treatment of these two agents could exert a synergistic effect on paclitaxel-induced cold and mechanical allodynia, which were assessed by the acetone drop test and von Frey filament assay, respectively...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200908/ursolic-acid-supplementation-decreases-markers-of-skeletal-muscle-damage-during-resistance-training-in-resistance-trained-men-a-pilot-study
#6
Hyun Seok Bang, Dae Yun Seo, Young Min Chung, Do Hyung Kim, Sam-Jun Lee, Sung Ryul Lee, Hyo-Bum Kwak, Tae Nyun Kim, Min Kim, Kyoung-Mo Oh, Young Jin Son, Sanghyun Kim, Jin Han
Ursolic acid (UA) supplementation was previously shown to improve skeletal muscle function in resistance-trained men. This study aimed to determine, using the same experimental paradigm, whether UA also has beneficial effects on exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage markers including the levels of cortisol, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), myoglobin, creatine kinase (CK), creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in resistance-trained men. Sixteen healthy participants were randomly assigned to resistance training (RT) or RT+UA groups (n=8 per group)...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200907/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-and-plasticity-of-the-posterior-cerebral-artery-following-permanent-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion
#7
Kyung-Ok Cho, Seul-Ki Kim, Seong Yun Kim
Vascular dementia (VaD) is a group of heterogeneous diseases with the common feature of cerebral hypoperfusion. To identify key factors contributing to VaD pathophysiology, we performed a detailed comparison of Wistar and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats subjected to permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo). Eight-week old male Wistar and SD rats underwent BCCAo, followed by a reference memory test using a five-radial arm maze with tactile cues. Continuous monitoring of cerebral blood flow (CBF) was performed with a laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDPI) system...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200906/effects-of-intermittent-ladder-climbing-exercise-training-on-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-of-the-cardiac-muscle-in-obese-middle-aged-rats
#8
Kijin Kim, Nayoung Ahn, Suryun Jung, Solee Park
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intermittent ladder-climbing exercise training on mitochondrial biogenesis and ER stress of the cardiac muscle in high fat diet-induced obese middle-aged rats. We induced obesity over 6 weeks of period in 40 male Sprague-Dawley rats around 50 weeks old, and were randomly divided into four experimental groups: chow, HFD, exercise+HFD, and exercise+chow. The exercising groups underwent high-intensity intermittent training using a ladder-climbing and weight exercise 3 days/week for a total of 8 weeks...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200905/mptp-induced-vulnerability-of-dopamine-neurons-in-a53t-%C3%AE-synuclein-overexpressed-mice-with-the-potential-involvement-of-dj-1-downregulation
#9
Seongmi Lee, Seung Tack Oh, Ha Jin Jeong, Sok Cheon Pak, Hi-Joon Park, Jongpil Kim, Hyun-Seok Cho, Songhee Jeon
Familial Parkinson's disease (PD) has been linked to point mutations and duplication of the α-synuclein (α-syn) gene. Mutant α-syn expression increases the vulnerability of neurons to exogenous insults. In this study, we developed a new PD model in the transgenic mice expressing mutant hemizygous (hemi) or homozygous (homo) A53T α-synuclein (α-syn Tg) and their wildtype (WT) littermates by treatment with sub-toxic (10 mg/kg, i.p., daily for 5 days) or toxic (30 mg/kg, i.p., daily for 5 days) dose of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200904/taurine-relaxes-human-radial-artery-through-potassium-channel-opening-action
#10
Kemal Gokhan Ulusoy, Erkan Kaya, Kubilay Karabacak, Melik Seyrek, İbrahim Duvan, Vedat Yildirim, Oguzhan Yildiz
The vascular actions and mechanisms of taurine were investigated in the isolated human radial artery (RA). RA rings were suspended in isolated organ baths and tension was recorded isometrically. First, a precontraction was achieved by adding potassium chloride (KCl, 45 mM) or serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT, 30 µM) to organ baths. When the precontractions were stable, taurine (20, 40, 80 mM) was added cumulatively. Antagonistic effect of taurine on calcium chloride (10 µM to 10 mM)-induced contractions was investigated...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200903/ardipusilloside-i-stimulates-gastrointestinal-motility-and-phosphorylation-of-smooth-muscle-myosin-by-myosin-light-chain-kinase
#11
Zhili Xu, Hanye Liang, Mingbo Zhang, Xiaojun Tao, Deqiang Dou, Liping Hu, Tingguo Kang
Ardipusilloside-I is a natural triterpenoid saponin, which was isolated from Ardisia pusilla A. DC. The aim of the study was to evaluate the stimulation of ardipusilloside-I on gastrointestinal motility in vitro and in vivo. The experiment of smooth muscle contraction directly monitored the contractions of the isolated jejunal segment (IJS) in different contractile states, and the effects of ardipusilloside-I on myosin were measured in the presence of Ca2+-calmodulin using the activities of 20 kDa myosin light chain (MLC20) phosphorylation and myosin Mg2+-ATPase...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200902/jph203-a-selective-l-type-amino-acid-transporter-1-inhibitor-induces-mitochondria-dependent-apoptosis-in-saos2-human-osteosarcoma-cells
#12
Dae Woo Choi, Do Kyung Kim, Yoshikatsu Kanai, Michael F Wempe, Hitoshi Endou, Jong-Keun Kim
Most normal cells express L-type amino acid transporter 2 (LAT2). However, L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is highly expressed in many tumor cells and presumed to support their increased growth and proliferation. This study examined the effects of JPH203, a selective LAT1 inhibitor, on cell growth and its mechanism for cell death in Saos2 human osteosarcoma cells. FOB human osteoblastic cells and Saos2 cells expressed LAT1 and LAT2 together with their associating protein 4F2 heavy chain, but the expression of LAT2 in the Saos2 cells was especially weak...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200901/the-bifunctional-effect-of-propofol-on-thromboxane-agonist-u46619-induced-vasoconstriction-in-isolated-human-pulmonary-artery
#13
Ning Hao, Wang Zhaojun, Sujuan Kuang, Guangyan Zhang, Chunyu Deng, Jue Ma, Jianxiu Cui
Propofol is known to cause vasorelaxation of several systemic vascular beds. However, its effect on the pulmonary vasculature remains controversial. In the present study, we investigated the effects of propofol on human pulmonary arteries obtained from patients who had undergone surgery. Arterial rings were mounted in a Multi-Myograph system for measurement of isometric forces. U46619 was used to induce sustained contraction of the intrapulmonary arteries, and propofol was then applied (in increments from 10-300 µM)...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200900/genistein-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-and-improves-impaired-spatial-learning-and-memory-by-regulating-camp-creb-and-bdnf-trkb-pi3k-akt-signaling
#14
Tao Jiang, Xiu-Qin Wang, Chuan Ding, Xue-Lian Du
Anesthetics are used extensively in surgeries and related procedures to prevent pain. However, there is some concern regarding neuronal degeneration and cognitive deficits arising from regular anesthetic exposure. Recent studies have indicated that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) are involved in learning and memory processes. Genistein, a plant-derived isoflavone, has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective effects. The present study was performed to examine the protective effect of genistein against isoflurane-induced neurotoxicity in rats...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200899/effects-of-exercise-on-obesity-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-skeletal-muscle
#15
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Jun-Won Heo, Mi-Hyun No, Dong-Ho Park, Ju-Hee Kang, Dae Yun Seo, Jin Han, P Darrell Neufer, Hyo-Bum Kwak
Obesity is known to induce inhibition of glucose uptake, reduction of lipid metabolism, and progressive loss of skeletal muscle function, which are all associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that regulate cellular metabolism and bioenergetics, including ATP production via oxidative phosphorylation. Due to these critical roles of mitochondria, mitochondrial dysfunction results in various diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is associated with impairment of mitochondrial function (e...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883760/retraction-notice-to-myosin-vi-contributes-to-malignant-proliferation-of-human-glioma-cells
#16
Rong Xu, Xu-Hao Fang, Ping Zhong
[This retracts the article on p. 139 in vol. 20, PMID: 26937209.].
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883759/the-advantage-of-topographic-prominence-adopted-filter-for-the-detection-of-short-latency-spikes-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
#17
Jungryul Ahn, Myoung-Hwan Choi, Kwangsoo Kim, Solomon S Senok, Dong-Il Dan Cho, Kyo-In Koo, Yongsook Goo
Electrical stimulation through retinal prosthesis elicits both short and long-latency retinal ganglion cell (RGC) spikes. Because the short-latency RGC spike is usually obscured by electrical stimulus artifact, it is very important to isolate spike from stimulus artifact. Previously, we showed that topographic prominence (TP) discriminator based algorithm is valid and useful for artifact subtraction. In this study, we compared the performance of forward backward (FB) filter only vs. TP-adopted FB filter for artifact subtraction...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883758/hydroquinone-suppresses-ifn-%C3%AE-expression-by-targeting-akt-irf3-pathway
#18
Yong Kim, Han Gyung Kim, Sang Yun Han, Deok Jeong, Woo Seok Yang, Jung-Il Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Young-Su Yi, Jae Youl Cho
Previous studies have demonstrated the role of hydroquinone (HQ), a hydroxylated benzene metabolite, in modulating various immune responses; however, its role in macrophage-mediated inflammatory responses is not fully understood. In this study, the role of HQ in inflammatory responses and the underlying molecular mechanism were explored in macrophages. HQ down-regulated the expression of interferon (IFN)-β mRNA in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells without any cytotoxicity and suppressed interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-3-mediated luciferase activity induced by TIR-domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) and TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1)...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883757/time-dependent-proteomic-and-genomic-alterations-in-toll-like-receptor-4-activated-human-chondrocytes-increased-expression-of-lamin-a-c-and-annexins
#19
Seung Hee Ha, Hyoung Kyu Kim, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Anh, Nari Kim, Kyung Soo Ko, Byoung Doo Rhee, Jin Han
Activation of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4) in articular chondrocytes increases the catabolic compartment and leads to matrix degradation during the development of osteoarthritis. In this study, we determined the proteomic and genomic alterations in human chondrocytes during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and consequences of TLR-4 activation. Human chondrocytes were cultured with LPS for 12, 24, and 36 h to induce TLR-4 activation. The TLR-4-induced inflammatory response was confirmed by real-time PCR analysis of increased interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) expression levels...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883756/sodium-butyrate-has-context-dependent-actions-on-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-and-other-metabolic-parameters
#20
Eun-Sol Lee, Dong-Sung Lee, Prakash Raj Pandeya, Youn-Chul Kim, Dae-Gil Kang, Ho-Sub Lee, Byung-Chul Oh, Dae Ho Lee
Sodium butyrate (SB) has various metabolic actions. However, its effect on dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) needs to be studied further. We aimed to evaluate the metabolic actions of SB, considering its physiologically relevant concentration. We evaluated the effect of SB on regulation of DPP-4 and its other metabolic actions, both in vitro (HepG2 cells and mouse mesangial cells) and in vivo (high fat diet [HFD]-induced obese mice). Ten-week HFD-induced obese C57BL/6J mice were subjected to SB treatment by adding SB to HFD which was maintained for an additional 16 weeks...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
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