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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228419/seasonal-expressions-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-and-luteinizing-hormone-receptor-in-the-scented-gland-of-male-muskrat-ondatra-zibethicus
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Haolin Zhang, Fengwei Zhang, Manyu Zhu, Junjie Wang, Xia Sheng, Zhengrong Yuan, Yingying Han, Gen Watanabe, Kazuyoshi Taya, Qiang Weng
Accumulating evidence has shown that follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) may influence the functions of non-gonadal tissues, in addition to their classic target gonads. Our previous studies revealed that the scented glands of male muskrats expressed prolactin receptor, steroidogenic enzymes and inhibin/activin subunits. To further seek the evidence of the activities of pituitary gonadotropins in scented glands, we investigated the seasonal expression patterns of FSH receptor (FSHR) and LH/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR)...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228418/folic-acid-supplementation-increases-cutaneous-vasodilator-sensitivity-to-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-older-adults
#2
Anna E Stanhewicz, Jody L Greaney, Lacy M Alexander, W Larry Kenney
During heat stress, blunted increases in skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) and reductions in end-organ vascular responsiveness contribute to the age-related reduction in reflex cutaneous vasodilation. In older adults, folic acid supplementation improves the cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) response to passive heating; however, the influence of folic acid supplementation on SSNA:CVC transduction is unknown. Fourteen older adults (66±1yrs, 8M/6F) ingested folic acid (5mg·day(-1)) or placebo for 6 weeks in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228417/oxygen-sensitive-regulation-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-growth-hormone-dependent-growth-factors-during-early-postnatal-development
#3
Susan Jung, Gudrun Boie, Helmuth-Guenther Doerr, Regina Trollmann
Perinatal hypoxia severely disrupts metabolic and somatotrophic development, as well as cerebral maturational programs. Hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIF) represent the most important endogenous adaptive mechanisms to hypoxia, activating a broad spectrum of growth factors that contribute to cell survival and energy homeostasis. To analyse effects of systemic hypoxia and growth hormone (GH) therapy (rhGH) on HIF-dependent growth factors during early postnatal development, we compared protein (ELISA) and mRNA levels (quantitative RT PCR) of growth factors in plasma and brain between normoxic and hypoxic mice (8% O2, 6 h; postnatal day 7, P7) at P14...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228416/cough-and-expiration-reflexes-elicited-by-inhaled-irritant-gases-are-intensified-in-ovalbumin-sensitized-mice
#4
Cheng Zhang, Ruei-Lung Lin, Jeff Hong, Mehdi Khosravi, Lu-Yuan Lee
This study was designed to determine the effect of active sensitization with ovalbumin (Ova) on cough responses to inhaled irritant gases in mice. Conscious mice moved freely in a recording chamber while the pressure change in the chamber, audio and video signals of the mouse movements were recorded simultaneously to measure the frequencies of cough reflex (CR) and expiration reflex (ER). To further verify the accuracy of cough analysis, the intra-pleural pressure was also recorded by a telemetry sensor surgically implanted in the intra-pleural space in a subgroup of mice...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228415/reduced-skeletal-muscle-fiber-size-following-caloric-restriction-is-associated-with-calpain-mediated-proteolysis-and-attenuation-of-igf-1-signaling
#5
Yue Lu, Jennifer S Bradley, Sarah R McCoski, John M Gonzalez, Alan D Ealy, Sally E Johnson
Caloric restriction decreases skeletal muscle mass in mammals, principally due to a reduction in fiber size. The effect of suboptimal nutrient intake on skeletal muscle metabolic properties in neonatal calves was examined. The longissimus muscle (LM) was collected after 8 wks consuming a control (CON) or caloric restricted (CR) diet and muscle fiber size, gene expression and metabolic signal transduction activity was measured. Results revealed that CR animals had smaller (P < 0.05) LM fiber cross-sectional area than CON, as expected...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228414/moderate-and-sustained-exercise-modulates-muscle-proteolytic-and-myogenic-markers-in-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
#6
Emilio J Vélez, Sheida Azizi, Esmail Lutfi, Encarnación Capilla, Alberto Moya, Isabel Navarro, Jaume Fernández-Borràs, Josefina Blasco, Joaquim Gutiérrez
Swimming activity primarily accelerates growth in fish by increasing protein synthesis and energy efficiency. The role of muscle in this process is remarkable and especially important in teleosts, where muscle represents a high percentage of body weight, and by the continuous growth that many fish species present. The aim of this work was to characterize the effects of five weeks of moderate and sustained swimming in gene and protein expression of myogenic regulatory factors, proliferation markers and proteolytic molecules in two muscle regions (anterior and caudal) of gilthead sea bream fingerlings...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202441/effect-of-hypohydration-on-postsynaptic-cutaneous-vasodilation-and-sweating-in-healthy-men
#7
Matthew A Tucker, Ashley Six, Nicole E Moyen, Alf Z Satterfield, Matthew S Ganio
: Hypohydration decreases cutaneous vasodilation and sweating during heat stress, but it is unknown if these decrements are from postsynaptic (i.e. sweat gland/blood vessel) alterations. PURPOSE: To determine if hypohydration affects postsynaptic cutaneous vasodilation and sweating responses. METHODS: 12 healthy men participated in euhydrated (EU) and hypohydrated (HY) trials, with hypohydration induced via fluid restriction and passive heat-stress...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202440/exposure-to-placental-ischemia-impairs-postpartum-maternal-renal-and-cardiac-function-in-rats
#8
Nina D Paauw, Jaap A Joles, Frank T Spradley, Bhavisha Bakrania, Zsuzsanna K Zellenger, Arie Franx, Marianne C Verhaar, Joey P Granger, A Titia Lely
INTRODUCTION: Women with a history of preeclampsia (PE) have an increased risk to develop cardiovascular and renal diseases later in life, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are unknown. In rats, we assessed whether placental ischemia results in long-term effects on the maternal cardiovascular and renal systems using the Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure (RUPP) model for PE. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats received either a SHAM or RUPP operation at gestational day 14...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202439/variable-reliability-of-surrogate-measures-of-insulin-sensitivity-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#9
Kirstine N Bojsen-Moller, Carsten Dirksen, Maria S Svane, Nils B Jørgensen, Jens J Holst, Erik A Richter, Sten Madsbad
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) induces weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity when evaluated by the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp (HEC). Surrogate indices of insulin sensitivity calculated from insulin and glucose concentrations at fasting or after an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) are frequently used, but have not been validated after RYGB. Our aim was to evaluate whether surrogate indices reliably estimate changes in insulin sensitivity after RYGB. Four fasting (inverse-HOMA-IR, HOMA2-%S, QUICKI, revised-QUICKI) and three OGTT-derived surrogates (Matsuda, Gutt, OGIS) were compared with HEC-estimated peripheral insulin sensitivity (Rd or Rd/I, depending on how the index was originally validated) and the tracer-determined hepatic insulin sensitivity index (HISI) in patients with preoperative type 2 diabetes (n=10) and normal glucose tolerance (n=10) 1 week, 3 months and 1 year postoperatively...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202438/effect-of-food-deprivation-or-short-term-western-diet-feeding-on-bdnf-protein-expression-in-the-hypothalamic-arcuate-paraventricular-and-ventromedial-nuclei
#10
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Gilland, Edward A Fox
Mutations in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene are associated with human obesity and BDNF has potent inhibitory effects on eating and body weight. Little is known about the effects of energy-balance manipulations on BDNF protein in the hypothalamus, though this brain region is critical for regulation of feeding and body weight and has high levels of BDNF. Here we investigated the effects of negative and positive energy status on BDNF protein levels in the arcuate (ARC), paraventricular (PVN), and ventromedial (VMH) hypothalamic nuclei, and the ectorhinal cortex...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202437/oscillation-patterns-are-enhanced-and-firing-threshold-is-lowered-in-medullary-respiratory-neuron-discharges-by-threshold-doses-of-a-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-agonist
#11
Peter M Lalley, Steve W Mifflin
μ-Opioid receptors are distributed widely in the brainstem respiratory network, and opioids with selectivity for μ-type receptors slow in-vivo respiratory rhythm in lowest effective doses. Several studies have reported μ-opioid receptor effects on the three-phase rhythm of respiratory neurons, but there are until now no reports of opioid effects on oscillatory activity within respiratory discharges. In this study, effects of the μ-opioid receptor agonist fentanyl on spike train discharge properties of several different types of rhythm-modulating medullary respiratory neuron discharges were analyzed...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179229/exogenous-amino-acids-suppress-glucose-oxidation-and-potentiate-hepatic-glucose-production-in-late-gestation-fetal-sheep
#12
Laura D Brown, Jaden R Kohn, Paul J Rozance, William W Hay, Stephanie R Wesolowski
Acute amino acid (AA) infusion increases AA oxidation rates in normal late gestation fetal sheep. Because fetal oxygen consumption rate does not change with increased AA oxidation, we hypothesized that AA infusion would suppress glucose oxidation pathways and that the additional carbon supply from AA would activate hepatic glucose production. To test this, late gestation fetal sheep were infused intravenously for 3h with saline or exogenous AA (AA). Glucose tracer metabolic studies were performed and skeletal muscle and liver tissues samples were collected...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179228/dietary-nitrate-does-not-reduce-oxygen-cost-of-exercise-or-improve-muscle-mitochondrial-function-in-mitochondrial-myopathy-patients
#13
Miranda Nabben, Joep P J Schmitz, Jolita Ciapaite, Carlijn M P Le Clercq, Natal A van Riel, Harm R Haak, Klaas Nicolay, Irenaeus F de Coo, Hubert J M Smeets, Stephan F Praet, Luc J C van Loon, Jeanine J Prompers
Muscle weakness and exercise intolerance negatively affect the quality of life of mitochondrial myopathy patients. Short-term dietary nitrate supplementation has been shown to improve exercise performance and reduce oxygen cost of exercise in healthy humans and trained athletes. We investigated if 1 week of dietary inorganic nitrate supplementation decreases the oxygen cost of exercise and improves mitochondrial function in mitochondrial myopathy patients. Ten mitochondrial myopathy patients (40 ± 5 years, maximal whole-body oxygen uptake = 21...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148495/sport-related-concussion-induces-transient-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction
#14
John L Dobson, Mary Beth Yarbrough, Jose Perez, Kelsey Evans, Thomas Buckley
Recent evidence suggests that concussions may disrupt autonomic cardiovascular control. This study investigated the initial effects of concussion on cardiovascular function using three autonomic reflex tests. Twenty three recreational athletes (12 females, 11 males) were divided into concussed (n = 12) and control (n = 11) groups. Concussed participants performed forced breathing, standing and Valsalva autonomic tests four times: 1) within 48 hours of injury, 2) 24 hours later, 3) 1 week after injury and 4) 2 weeks after injury...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148494/upregulation-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-faah-in-the-dorsal-periaqueductal-gray-is-associated-with-neuropathic-pain-and-reduced-heart-rate-in-rats
#15
Caron Dean, Cecilia J Hillard, Jeanne L Seagard, Francis A Hopp, Quinn H Hogan
Nerve damage can induce a heightened pain response to noxious stimulation, which is termed hyperalgesia. Pain itself acts as a stressor, initiating autonomic and sensory effects through the dorsal periaqueductal gray (dPAG) to induce both sympathoexcitation and analgesia, which prior studies have shown to be affected by endocannabinoid signaling. The present study addressed the hypothesis that neuropathic pain disrupts autonomic and analgesic regulation by endocannabinoid signaling in the dPAG. Endocannabinoid contents, transcript levels of endocannabinoid signaling components, and catabolic enzyme activity were analyzed in the dPAG of rats at 21 days after painful nerve injury...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148493/subfunctionalization-of-cox4-paralogs-in-fish
#16
Danielle Porplycia, Gigi Y Lau, Jared McDonald, Zhilin Chen, Jeffrey G Richards, Christopher D Moyes
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) subunit 4 has two paralogs in most vertebrates. The mammalian COX4-2 gene is hypoxia responsive and the protein has a disrupted ATP-binding site that confers kinetic properties on COX that distinguish it from COX4-1. The structure -function of COX4-2 orthologs in other vertebrates remains uncertain. Phylogenetic analyses suggest the two paralogs arose in basal vertebrates, but COX4-2 orthologs diverged faster than COX4-1 orthologs. COX4-1/4-2 protein levels in tilapia tracked mRNA levels across tissues, and did not change in hypoxia, arguing against a role for differential post-translational regulation of paralogs...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148492/rest-interval-duration-does-not-influence-adaptations-in-acid-base-transport-proteins-following-10-weeks-of-sprint-interval-training-in-active-women
#17
Cian McGinley, David John Bishop
The removal of protons (H(+)) produced during intense exercise is important for skeletal muscle function, yet it remains unclear how best to structure exercise training to improve muscle pH regulation. We investigated whether 4 weeks of work-matched, sprint-interval training (SIT), performed 3 days per week, with either 1 min (Rest-1; n = 7) or 5 min (Rest-5; n = 7) of rest between sprints, influenced adaptations in acid/base transport protein content, non-bicarbonate muscle buffer capacity (βmin vitro), and exercise capacity in active women...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148491/glucose-elicits-cephalic-phase-insulin-release-in-mice-by-activating-k-atp-channels-in-taste-cells
#18
John I Glendinning, Yonina G Frim, Ayelet Hochman, Gabrielle S Lubitz, Anthony J Basile, Anthony Sclafani
The taste of sugar elicits cephalic-phase insulin release (CPIR), which limits the rise in blood glucose associated with meals. Little is known, however, about the orosensory mechanisms that trigger CPIR. We asked whether oral stimulation with any of the following taste stimuli elicited CPIR in mice: glucose, sucrose, maltose, fructose, Polycose, saccharin, sucralose, AceK, SC45647 or a non-metabolizable sugar analog. The only taste stimuli that elicited CPIR were glucose and the glucose-containing saccharides (sucrose, maltose, Polycose)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122721/adverse-metabolic-phenotype-of-female-offspring-exposed-to-preeclampsia-in-utero-a-characterization-of-the-bph-5-mouse-in-postnatal-life
#19
Elizabeth F Sutton, Heinrich E Lob, Jiunn Song, Yunwei Xia, Scott D Butler, Chin-Chi Liu, Leanne M Redman, Jenny L Sones
Preeclampsia (PE) is a devastating disorder of pregnancy that classically presents with maternal hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation. In addition to being a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity/mortality, epidemiological and prospective studies have revealed long term consequences for both the mother and baby of preeclamptic pregnancies, including chronic hypertension as well as other cardiovascular diseases and metabolic derangements. To better understand the effect of in utero exposure of PE on offspring, we utilized the BPH/5 mouse, a spontaneous model of the maternal and fetal PE syndrome...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122720/similar-pattern-of-change-in-v%C3%AC-o2-kinetics-vascular-function-and-tissue-oxygen-provision-following-an-endurance-training-stimulus-in-older-and-young-adults
#20
Kaitlin M McLay, Juan M Murias, Donald H Paterson
PURPOSE: To examine the time-course of changes in the oxygen uptake (V̇O2) kinetics response subsequent to short-term exercise training (i.e., 24h, 48h, 72h, and 120h post-training) and examine the relationship with the time-course of changes in microvascular (deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration ([HHb])/V̇O2 ratio) and macrovascular (flow-mediated dilation (FMD)) O2 delivery to the active tissues/limbs. METHODS: Seven healthy older (OA: 74±6yr) and young men (YA: 25±3yr) completed three endurance cycling exercise training sessions at 70% V̇O2max Moderate-intensity exercise on-transient V̇O2 (measured breath-by-breath) and [HHb] (measured by near-infrared spectroscopy) were modeled with a mono-exponential and normalized (0-100% of response) and the [HHb]/V̇O2 ratio was calculated...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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