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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735074/increased-ventilation-in-female-erythropoietin-deficient-mouse-line-is-not-progesterone-and-estrous-stage-dependent
#1
Florine Jeton, Jorge Soliz, Dominique Marchant, Vincent Joseph, Jean-Paul Richalet, Aurélien Pichon, Nicolas Voituron
Previous studies suggest that chronic erythropoietin (Epo) deficiency in male mice does not alter normoxic/hypoxic ventilation. As effects of Epo are sex specific and as progesterone could be a respiratory stimulant, we evaluated the impact of Epo deficiency and its possible interaction with progesterone in ventilatory control in female mice during estrous cycle phases. Compared to wild type (WT) animals, Epo-TAg(h) female mice exhibited higher ventilation in hypoxia. However, when data were separated into luteal and follicular phases of the estrous cycle, basal ventilation and hypoxic ventilation were not different in both mice strains...
July 19, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720395/acetazolamide-and-n-acetylcysteine-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-mountain-sickness-monge-s-disease
#2
Shailendra Sharma, Jane Gralla, Joyce Gonzalez Ordonez, Maria-Elena Hurtado, Erik R Swenson, Robert B Schoene, Jackeline Pando Kelly, David Callacondo, Christopher Rivard, Carlos Roncal-Jimenez, Jeffrey Sirota, Richard Fuquay, Brian P Jackson, Kai E Swenson, Richard J Johnson, Abdias Hurtado, Elizabeth Escudero
Patients suffering from chronic mountain sickness (CMS) have excessive erythrocytosis. Low -level cobalt toxicity as a likely contributor has been demonstrated in some subjects. We performed a randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial in Cerro de Pasco, Peru (4380m), where 84 participants with a hematocrit (HCT) ≥65% and CMS score>6, were assigned to four treatment groups of placebo, acetazolamide (ACZ, which stimulates respiration), N-acetylcysteine (NAC, an antioxidant that chelates cobalt) and combination of ACZ and NAC for 6 weeks...
July 15, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711603/mir-139-5p-inhibits-proliferation-and-promoted-apoptosis-of-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-by-downregulating-the-brg1-gene
#3
Huanying Zhang, Zhongmei Sun, Lianfeng Yu, Jie Sun
MicroRNAs have emerged as critical regulators in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, the role of microRNAs in asthma needs to be further elucidated. In this study, we found that miR-139-5p was greatly decreased in airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells from asthmatic humans as well as ASM cells stimulated with cytokines. Overexpression of miR-139-5p markedly suppressed ASM cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis, whereas knockdown of miR-139-5p had the opposite effect. Further study verified that Brg1, a chromatin remodeling factor, was upregulated in ASM cells treated with cytokines and acted as a direct target of miR-139-5p...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711602/contribution-of-5-ht2a-receptors-on-diaphragmatic-recovery-after-chronic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Kun-Ze Lee, Elisa J Gonzalez-Rothi
Unilateral C2 spinal cord hemisection (C2Hx) interrupts bulbospinal respiratory pathways innervating ipsilateral phrenic motoneurons, resulting in cessation of ipsilateral diaphragm motor output. Plasticity within the spinal neural circuitry controlling the diaphragm can induce partial recovery of phrenic bursting which correlates with the time-dependent return of spinal serotonin (5-HT) immunoreactivity in the vicinity of phrenic motoneurons. The 5-HT2A receptor subtype is present on phrenic motoneurons and its expression is up-regulated after cervical spinal cord injury; however the functional role of these receptors following injury has not been clearly defined...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711601/catecholaminergic-a1-c1-neurons-contribute-to-the-maintenance-of-upper-airway-muscle-tone-but-may-not-participate-in-nrem-sleep-related-depression-of-these-muscles
#5
Irma Rukhadze, Nancy J Carballo, Sathyajit S Bandaru, Atul Malhotra, Patrick M Fuller, Victor B Fenik
Neural mechanisms of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder, are incompletely understood. Hypoglossal motoneurons, which provide tonic and inspiratory activation of genioglossus (GG) muscle (a major upper airway dilator), receive catecholaminergic input from medullary A1/C1 neurons. We aimed to determine the contribution of A1/C1 neurons in control of GG muscle during sleep and wakefulness. To do so, we placed injections of a viral vector into DBH-cre mice to selectively express the hMD4i inhibitory chemoreceptors in A1/C1 neurons...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698025/bifurcation-of-the-respiratory-response-to-lung-inflation-in-anesthetized-dogs
#6
Jaroslaw R Romaniuk, Thomas E Dick, Eugene N Bruce, Anthony F DiMarco, Krzysztof E Kowalski
Numerous studies have demonstrated the effect of lung volume on prolongation of duration of expiration (TE) with limited understanding of the TE shortening and termination of expiration as observed in newborn. In 14 dogs, the effects of varied onset of lung inflation during expiration on the TE were evaluated. When lung inflation was applied in the first part of expiration (20-60% of TE) TE was lengthened. However, in the second portion (60-80% of TE) of expiration, lung inflation either terminated or prolonged TE; whereas in the last portion of expiration (80-90% of TE), lung inflation tended to terminate expiration prematurely...
July 8, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687484/participation-of-locus-coeruleus-in-breathing-control-in-female-rats
#7
Débora de Carvalho, Luis Gustavo A Patrone, Danuzia A Marques, Mariane C Vicente, Raphael E Szawka, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Kênia C Bícego, Luciane H Gargaglioni
Several evidences indicate that the locus coeruleus (LC) is involved in central chemoreception responding to CO2/pH and displaying a high percentage of chemosensitive neurons (>80%). However, there are no studies about the LC-mediated hypercapnic ventilation performed in females. Therefore, we assessed the role of noradrenergic LC neurons in non-ovariectomized (NOVX), ovariectomized (OVX) and estradiol (E2)-treated ovariectomized (OVX+E2) rats in respiratory response to hypercapnia, using a 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) - lesion model...
July 4, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676332/circulating-exosomes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-phenotypic-biomarkers-and-mechanistic-messengers-of-end-organ-morbidity
#8
REVIEW
Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, David Gozal
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most severe form of sleep disordered breathing, is characterized by intermittent hypoxia during sleep (IH), sleep fragmentation, and episodic hypercapnia. OSA is associated with increased risk for morbidity and mortality affecting cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurocognitive systems, and more recently with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cancer-related deaths. Substantial variability in OSA outcomes suggests that genetically-determined and environmental and lifestyle factors affect the phenotypic susceptibility to OSA...
July 1, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676331/the-relationship-between-partial-upper-airway-obstruction-and-inter-breath-transition-period-during-sleep
#9
Dwayne L Mann, Bradley A Edwards, Simon A Joosten, Garun S Hamilton, Shane Landry, Scott A Sands, Stephen J Wilson, Philip I Terrill
Short pauses or "transition-periods" at the end of expiration and prior to subsequent inspiration are commonly observed during sleep in humans. However, the role of transition periods in regulating ventilation during physiological challenges such as partial airway obstruction (PAO) has not been investigated. Twenty-nine obstructive sleep apnea patients and eight controls underwent overnight polysomnography with an epiglottic catheter. Sustained-PAO segments (increased epiglottic pressure over ≥5 breaths without increased peak inspiratory flow) and unobstructed reference segments were manually scored during apnea-free non-REM sleep...
July 1, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673877/remifentanil-effects-on-respiratory-drive-and-timing-during-pressure-support-ventilation-and-neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist
#10
Roberta Costa, Paolo Navalesi, Gianmaria Cammarota, Federico Longhini, Giorgia Spinazzola, Flora Cipriani, Giuliano Ferrone, Olimpia Festa, Massimo Antonelli, Giorgio Conti
We assessed the effects of varying doses of remifentanil on respiratory drive and timing in patients receiving Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV) and Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA). Four incrementing remifentanil doses were randomly administered to thirteen intubated patients (0.03, 0.05, 0.08, and 0.1μg·Kg(-1)·min(-)1) during both PSV and NAVA. We measured the patient's (Ti/Ttotneu) and ventilator (Ti/Ttotmec) duty cycle, the Electrical Activity of the Diaphragm (EAdi), the inspiratory (Delaytrinsp) and expiratory (Delaytrexp) trigger delays and the Asynchrony Index (AI)...
July 1, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673876/abnormal-respiration-under-hyperoxia-in-task-1-3-potassium-channel-double-knockout-mice
#11
Philipp K Buehler, Doris Bleiler, Ines Tegtmeier, Dirk Heitzmann, Christian Both, Michael Georgieff, Florian Lesage, Richard Warth, Jörg Thomas
Despite intensive research, the exact function of TASK potassium channels in central and peripheral chemoreception is still under debate. In this study, we investigated the respiration of unrestrained TASK-3 (TASK-3(-/-)) and TASK-1/TASK-3 double knockout (TASK-1/3(-/-)) adult male mice in vivo using a plethysmographic device. Ventilation parameters of TASK-3(-/-) mice were normal under control condition (21% O2) and upon hypoxia and hypercapnia they displayed the physiological increase of ventilation. TASK-1/3(-/-) mice showed increased ventilation under control conditions...
July 1, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673875/numerical-investigation-of-transient-transport-and-deposition-of-microparticles-under-unsteady-inspiratory-flow-in-human-upper-airways
#12
Arash Naseri, Sana Shaghaghian, Omid Abouali, Goodarz Ahmadi
In the present study, unsteady airflow patterns and particle deposition in healthy human upper airways were simulated. A realistic 3-D computational model of the upper airways including the vestibule to the end of the trachea was developed using a series of CT scan images of a healthy human. Unsteady simulations of the inhaled and exhaled airflow fields in the upper airway passages were performed by solving the Navier-Stokes and continuity equations for low breathing rates corresponding to low and moderate activities...
July 1, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625661/resting-limb-muscle-perfusion-during-inspiratory-muscle-loading-in-hypoxia-and-normoxia
#13
Hannes Klenze, Thomas Christian Köhler, Franziska Farquharson, Stephan Walterspacher, Daniel Duerschmied, Kai Roecker, Hans-Joachim Kabitz, David Johannes Walker
INTRODUCTION: Fatiguing of respiratory muscles reduces peripheral muscle perfusion. Further, acute hypoxia enhances respiratory muscle fatigue. This study investigated the effects of inspiratory muscle loading (IML) on resting locomotor muscle perfusion in hypoxia compared to normoxia. METHODS: Ten subjects completed two study days of fatiguing IML (blinded, randomized) in normobaric hypoxia (targeted oxygen saturation 80%) and normoxia, respectively. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the gastrocnemius muscle and popliteal doppler ultrasonography were used to monitor muscle perfusion...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552789/dynamic-ventilatory-responses-of-females-and-males-to-acute-isocapnic-and-poikilocapnic-hypoxia
#14
Lauren Rispen, Derek Marks, Simon Green
The human ventilatory response during acute hypoxia appears to be biphasic (growth and decay), but the effect of sex on the size and timing of this response is not known. We studied the effects of 15minutes of poikilocapnic and isocapnic hypoxia (FiO2≈0.10) on ventilation (V̇i) in 14 healthy female and 13 healthy male subjects. Parameters (amplitudes, time delays, time constants) describing individual V̇i responses were estimated using a biexponential function. There were no significant effects of sex on any of these parameters...
May 25, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549897/daily-acute-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-breathing-function-with-acute-and-chronic-spinal-injury-via-distinct-mechanisms
#15
B J Dougherty, J Terada, S R Springborn, S Vinit, P M MacFarlane, G S Mitchell
Daily acute intermittent hypoxia (dAIH) elicits respiratory plasticity, enhancing respiratory motor output and restoring breathing capacity after incomplete cervical spinal injuries (cSCI). We hypothesized that dAIH-induced functional recovery of breathing capacity would occur after both acute (2 weeks) and chronic (8 weeks) cSCI, but through distinct cellular mechanisms. Specifically, we hypothesized that dAIH-induced breathing recovery would occur through serotonin-independent mechanisms 2wks post C2 cervical hemisection (C2Hs), versus serotonin-dependent mechanisms 8wks post C2Hs...
May 24, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624507/effect-of-pyridostigmine-on-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-respiratory-muscle-of-mdx-mice
#16
Gabriela de Cássia Sousa Amancio, Andrea Grabe-Guimarães, Dridi Haikel, Johan Moreau, Neila Marcia Silva Barcellos, Alain Lacampagne, Stefan Matecki, Olivier Cazorla
The current work was conducted to verify the contribution of neuromuscular transmission defects at the neuromuscular junction to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy disease progression and respiratory dysfunction. We tested pyridostigmine and pyridostigmine encapsulated in liposomes (liposomal PYR), an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor to improve muscular contraction on respiratory muscle function in mdx mice at different ages. We evaluated in vivo with the whole-body plethysmography, the ventilatory response to hypercapnia, and measured in vitro diaphragm strength in each group...
September 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606767/model-identifies-causes-of-nasal-drying-during-pressurised-breathing
#17
David E White, Roy J Nates, Jim Bartley
Patients nasally breathing pressurised air frequently experience symptoms suggestive of upper airway drying. While supplementary humidification is often used for symptom relief, the cause(s) of nasal drying symptoms remains speculative. Recent investigations have found augmented air pressure affects airway surface liquid (ASL) supply and inter-nasal airflow apportionment. However the influence these two factors have on ASL hydration is unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine how ASL supply and airflow apportionment affect ASL hydration status for both ambient and pressurised air breathing conditions...
September 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583413/effect-of-pulmonary-hyperinflation-on-central-blood-volume-an-mri-study
#18
Tanja Mijacika, Kasper Kyhl, Daria Frestad, F Otto Barak, Ivan Drvis, Niels H Secher, Zeljko Dujic, Per Lav Madsen
Pulmonary hyperinflation attained by glossopharyngeal insufflation (GPI) challenges the circulation by compressing the heart and pulmonary vasculature. Our aim was to determine the amount of blood translocated from the central blood volume during GPI. Cardiac output and cardiac chamber volumes were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in twelve breath-hold divers at rest and during apnea with GPI. Pulmonary blood volume was determined from pulmonary blood flow and transit times for gadolinium during first-pass perfusion after intravenous injection...
September 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571976/reliability-of-the-diaphragmatic-compound-muscle-action-potential-evoked-by-cervical-magnetic-stimulation-and-recorded-via-chest-wall-surface-emg
#19
Joseph F Welch, Robyn L Mildren, Martin Zaback, Bruno Archiza, Grayson P Allen, A William Sheel
INTRODUCTION: Stimulation of the phrenic nerve via cervical magnetic stimulation (CMS) elicits a compound muscle action potential (CMAP) that allows for assessment of diaphragm activation. The reliability of CMS to evoke the CMAP recorded by chest wall surface EMG has yet to be comprehensively examined. METHODS: CMS was performed on healthy young males (n=10) and females (n=10). Surface EMG electrodes were placed on the right and left hemi-diaphragm between the 6-8th intercostal spaces...
September 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554819/interstitial-lung-fluid-balance-in-healthy-lowlanders-exposed-to-high-altitude
#20
Bryan J Taylor, Glenn M Stewart, Jan W Marck, Douglas T Summerfield, Amine N Issa, Bruce D Johnson
We aimed to assess lung fluid balance before and after gradual ascent to 5150m. Lung diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DmCO) and ultrasound lung comets (ULCs) were assessed in 12 healthy lowlanders at sea-level, and on Day 1, Day 5 and Day 9 after arrival at Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC). EBC was reached following an 8-day hike at progressively increasing altitudes starting at 2860m. DLCO was unchanged from sea-level to Day 1 at EBC, but increased on Day 5 (11±10%) and Day 9 (10±9%) vs...
September 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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