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Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631196/erratum-to-peroxiredoxins-and-sports-new-insights-on-the-antioxidative-defense
#1
Christian Brinkmann, Klara Brixius
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June 19, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623463/hypotonicity-induced-cell-swelling-activates-trpa1
#2
Fumitaka Fujita, Kunitoshi Uchida, Yasunori Takayama, Yoshiro Suzuki, Masayuki Takaishi, Makoto Tominaga
Hypotonic solutions can cause painful sensations in nasal and ocular mucosa through molecular mechanisms that are not entirely understood. We clarified the ability of human TRPA1 (hTRPA1) to respond to physical stimulus, and evaluated the response of hTRPA1 to cell swelling under hypotonic conditions. Using a Ca(2+)-imaging method, we found that modulation of AITC-induced hTRPA1 activity occurred under hypotonic conditions. Moreover, cell swelling in hypotonic conditions evoked single-channel activation of hTRPA1 in a cell-attached mode when the patch pipette was attached after cell swelling under hypotonic conditions, but not before swelling...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616820/possible-involvement-of-central-oxytocin-in-cisplatin-induced-anorexia-in-rats
#3
Koichi Arase, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Satomi Sonoda, Hiromichi Ueno, Reiko Saito, Yasuhito Motojima, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Keiji Hirata, Yasuhito Uezono, Yoichi Ueta
During cancer chemotherapy, drugs such as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists have typically been used to control vomiting and anorexia. We examined the effects of oxytocin (OXT), which has been linked to appetite, on cisplatin-induced anorexia in rats. Fos-like immunoreactivity (Fos-LI) expressed in the supraoptic nucleus (SON), the paraventricular nucleus (PVN), the area postrema and the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) after intraperitoneal (ip) administration of cisplatin. We also examined the fluorescence intensity of OXT-mRFP1 after ip administration of cisplatin in OXT-mRFP1 transgenic rats...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601952/an-in-vitro-experimental-model-for-analysis-of-central-control-of-sympathetic-nerve-activity
#4
Yuji Oyama, Kamon Iigaya, Yoshino Minoura, Toshitaka Okabe, Masahiko Izumizaki, Hiroshi Onimaru
Newborn rat brainstem-spinal cord preparations are useful for in vitro analysis of various brainstem functions including respiratory activity. When studying the central control of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA), it is important to record peripheral outputs of the SNA. We developed an in vitro preparation in which neuronal connections between the cardiovascular center in the medulla and SNA peripheral outputs are preserved. Zero- to 1-day-old rats were deeply anesthetized with isoflurane, and the brainstem and spinal cord were isolated with a partial right thoracic cage to record sympathetic nerve discharge from the right thoracic sympathetic nerve trunk (T9-T11)...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601951/acupuncture-stimulation-at-gb34-suppresses-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-striatum-of-mice
#5
Yukyung Lee, Gaeun Choi, Hyongjun Jeon, Dongsoo Kim, Sun Ryu, Sungtae Koo, Ki-Tae Ha, Seungtae Kim
Recent studies have suggested that increased oxidative stress is a potential etiology in Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study, we investigated whether acupuncture regulates antioxidants in the striatum (ST) of a PD mouse model. Male C57BL/6 mice were administered 30 mg/kg of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) intraperitoneally once a day for 5 days and given acupuncture stimulation at SI3 or GB34 (Yanglingquan) was for 12 consecutive days. Dopaminergic neuronal survival in the nigrostriatal pathway and DJ-1 expression in the ST was evaluated by immunostaining, and the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) in the ST was by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601950/increase-in-carbon-dioxide-accelerates-the-performance-of-endurance-exercise-in-rats
#6
Takeshi Ueha, Keisuke Oe, Masahiko Miwa, Takumi Hasegawa, Akihiro Koh, Hanako Nishimoto, Sang Yang Lee, Takahiro Niikura, Masahiro Kurosaka, Ryosuke Kuroda, Yoshitada Sakai
Endurance exercise generates CO2 via aerobic metabolism; however, its role remains unclear. Exogenous CO2 by transcutaneous delivery promotes muscle fibre-type switching to increase endurance power in skeletal muscles. Here we determined the performance of rats running in activity wheels with/without transcutaneous CO2 exposure to clarify its effect on endurance exercise and recovery from muscle fatigue. Rats were randomised to control, training and CO2 groups. Endurance exercise included activity-wheel running with/without transcutaneous CO2 delivery...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573594/transmural-cellular-heterogeneity-in-myocardial-electromechanics
#7
Anastasia Khokhlova, Nathalie Balakina-Vikulova, Leonid Katsnelson, Gentaro Iribe, Olga Solovyova
Myocardial heterogeneity is an attribute of the normal heart. We have developed integrative models of cardiomyocytes from the subendocardial (ENDO) and subepicardial (EPI) ventricular regions that take into account experimental data on specific regional features of intracellular electromechanical coupling in the guinea pig heart. The models adequately simulate experimental data on the differences in the action potential and contraction between the ENDO and EPI cells. The modeling results predict that heterogeneity in the parameters of calcium handling and myofilament mechanics in isolated ENDO and EPI cardiomyocytes are essential to produce the differences in Ca(2+) transients and contraction profiles via cooperative mechanisms of mechano-calcium-electric feedback and may further slightly modulate transmural differences in the electrical properties between the cells...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567570/%C3%AE-adrenergic-signaling-monoamine-oxidase-a-and-antioxidant-defence-in-the-myocardium-of-shr-and-shr-mtbn-conplastic-rat-strains-the-effect-of-chronic-hypoxia
#8
Klara Hahnova, Iveta Brabcova, Jan Neckar, Romana Weissova, Anna Svatonova, Olga Novakova, Jitka Zurmanova, Martin Kalous, Jan Silhavy, Michal Pravenec, Frantisek Kolar, Jiri Novotny
The β-adrenergic signaling pathways and antioxidant defence mechanisms play important roles in maintaining proper heart function. Here, we examined the effect of chronic normobaric hypoxia (CNH, 10% O2, 3 weeks) on myocardial β-adrenergic signaling and selected components of the antioxidant system in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and in a conplastic SHR-mtBN strain characterized by the selective replacement of the mitochondrial genome of SHR with that of the more ischemia-resistant Brown Norway strain...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560575/unknown-biological-effects-of-l-glucose-ala-and-pufa
#9
REVIEW
Katsuya Yamada, Daisuke Sato, Takao Nakamura, Hizuru Amano, Yuji Morimoto
Key substrates including glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids play core roles in nutrient metabolism. In this review, we describe phenomena observed when key substrates are applied to cells. We focused on three promising substrates: L-glucose derivatives, 5-aminolevulinic acid, and polyunsaturated fatty acid. Since they are assumed to give a specific reaction when they are transported into cells or metabolized in cells, they are expected to be applied in a clinical setting. We provide the latest knowledge regarding their behaviors and effects on cells...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508339/induction-of-hibernation-like-hypothermia-by-central-activation-of-the-a1-adenosine-receptor-in-a-non-hibernator-the-rat
#10
Hiroki Shimaoka, Takayuki Kawaguchi, Kahori Morikawa, Yuuki Sano, Kiyotada Naitou, Hiroyuki Nakamori, Takahiko Shiina, Yasutake Shimizu
Central adenosine A1-receptor (A1AR)-mediated signals play a role in the induction of hibernation. We determined whether activation of the central A1AR enables rats to maintain normal sinus rhythm even after their body temperature has decreased to less than 20 °C. Intracerebroventricular injection of an adenosine A1 agonist, N6-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), followed by cooling decreased the body temperature of rats to less than 20 °C. Normal sinus rhythm was fundamentally maintained during the extreme hypothermia...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500439/effect-of-basal-forebrain-stimulation-on-extracellular-acetylcholine-release-and-blood-flow-in-the-olfactory-bulb
#11
Sae Uchida, Fusako Kagitani
The olfactory bulb receives cholinergic basal forebrain input, as does the neocortex; however, the in vivo physiological functions regarding the release of extracellular acetylcholine and regulation of regional blood flow in the olfactory bulb are unclear. We used in vivo microdialysis to measure the extracellular acetylcholine levels in the olfactory bulb of urethane-anesthetized rats. Focal chemical stimulation by microinjection of L-glutamate into the horizontal limb of the diagonal band of Broca (HDB) in the basal forebrain, which is the main source of cholinergic input to the olfactory bulb, increased extracellular acetylcholine release in the ipsilateral olfactory bulb...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484984/the-central-clock-controls-the-daily-rhythm-of-aqp5-expression-in-salivary-glands
#12
Hitoshi Uchida, Takahiro J Nakamura, Nana N Takasu, Aya Obana-Koshino, Hitomi Ono, Takeshi Todo, Takayoshi Sakai, Wataru Nakamura
Salivary secretion displays day-night variations that are controlled by the circadian clock. The central clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) regulates daily physiological rhythms by prompting peripheral oscillators to adjust to changing environments. Aquaporin 5 (Aqp5) is known to play a key role in salivary secretion, but the association between Aqp5 and the circadian rhythm is poorly understood. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether Aqp5 expression in submandibular glands (SMGs) is driven by the central clock in the SCN or by autonomous oscillations...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466258/relationships-between-trait-and-respiratory-parameters-during-quiet-breathing-in-normal-subjects
#13
Akae Kato, Koki Takahashi, Ikuo Homma
Respiratory patterns are influenced and altered by various emotional changes. In the present study, we investigated how respiratory patterns differ from individual to individual during quiet breathing. We examined the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and various respiratory parameters in 16 healthy male subjects. Tidal volume was significantly larger and respiratory rate (RR) was significantly higher in both the higher trait (HT) and higher state (HS) anxiety groups compared to the lower trait and lower state anxiety groups...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432611/comparison-of-human-erythrocyte-purine-nucleotide-metabolism-and-blood-purine-and-pyrimidine-degradation-product-concentrations-before-and-after-acute-exercise-in-trained-and-sedentary-subjects
#14
Wioleta Dudzinska, M Suska, A Lubkowska, K Jakubowska, M Olszewska, K Safranow, D Chlubek
This study aimed at evaluating the concentration of erythrocyte purine nucleotides (ATP, ADP, AMP, IMP) in trained and sedentary subjects before and after maximal physical exercise together with measuring the activity of purine metabolism enzymes as well as the concentration of purine (hypoxanthine, xanthine, uric acid) and pyrimidine (uridine) degradation products in blood. The study included 15 male elite rowers [mean age 24.3 ± 2.56 years; maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) 52.8 ± 4.54 mL/kg/min; endurance and strength training 8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417297/regulation-of-the-glucose-supply-from-capillary-to-tissue-examined-by-developing-a-capillary-model
#15
Akitoshi Maeda, Yukiko Himeno, Masayuki Ikebuchi, Akinori Noma, Akira Amano
A new glucose transport model relying upon diffusion and convection across the capillary membrane was developed, and supplemented with tissue space and lymph flow. The rate of glucose utilization (J util) in the tissue space was described as a saturation function of glucose concentration in the interstitial fluid (C glu,isf), and was varied by applying a scaling factor f to J max. With f = 0, the glucose diffusion ceased within ~20 min. While, with increasing f, the diffusion was accelerated through a decrease in C glu,isf, but the convective flux remained close to resting level...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405805/a-rotating-cerium-anode-x-ray-system-allows-visualization-of-intramural-coronary-vessels-after-cardiac-stem-cell-therapy-for-myocardial-infarction
#16
Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Hosoda, Yoshimori Ikeya, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Toru Shizuma, Takashi Shiraishi, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda, Hidezo Mori
Conventional angiography is insufficient for evaluating the therapeutic effect of cardiac regeneration therapy. A microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode was developed. Cerium has a characteristic X-ray with a peak at 34.6 keV, which allows visualization of tiny amounts of iodine. The performance of the cerium anode X-ray system was evaluated in two excised normal canine hearts and in excised ischemic canine hearts treated with c-kit-positive cardiac stem cells (5 canines) or without cells (5 control canines)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378265/sweet-taste-receptor-in-the-hypothalamus-a-potential-new-player-in-glucose-sensing-in-the-hypothalamus
#17
REVIEW
Daisuke Kohno
The hypothalamic feeding center plays an important role in energy homeostasis. The feeding center senses the systemic energy status by detecting hormone and nutrient levels for homeostatic regulation, resulting in the control of food intake, heat production, and glucose production and uptake. The concentration of glucose is sensed by two types of glucose-sensing neurons in the feeding center: glucose-excited neurons and glucose-inhibited neurons. Previous studies have mainly focused on glucose metabolism as the mechanism underlying glucose sensing...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365907/does-patchouli-oil-change-blood-platelet-monoamine-oxidase-a-activity-of-adult-mammals
#18
Md Fazlul Karim, Soumyabrata Banerjee, Mrinal K Poddar
Patchouli oil, an essential aroma oil extracted from patchouli leaf during short-term exposure with five and ten drops either inhibited (at 1 or 2 h) or stimulated (at 4 h) the platelet MAO-A activity depending on the dosages of the aroma oil mainly due to inhibition or stimulation of its K m. The long-term 15 consecutive days exposure (with two or five drops) of patchouli oil, on the other hand, maximally stimulated the platelet MAO-A activity with five drops patchouli oil for 1 h exposure, but further continuation of its exposure with same doses (two or five drops) for 30 consecutive days significantly stimulated (with two drops) and inhibited (with five drops) the platelet MAO-A activity due to stimulation and inhibition respectively of its corresponding both K m and V max...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349325/guyton-s-venous-return-curves-should-be-taught-at-medical-schools-complete-english-translation-of-japanese-version
#19
REVIEW
Kenji Sunagawa
Guyton's most significant contributions are the exploration into the development of venous return and circulatory equilibrium. Recently, several physiologists challenged the validity of venous return as a function of venous pressure. Guyton's experiment in effect controlled venous pressure by changing cardiac output. Thus, critics claimed that cardiac output is the determinant of venous return. This claim is true, but in the presence of constant stressed volume, venous return and venous pressure have a fixed reciprocal relationship...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130681/physiological-roles-of-zinc-transporters-molecular-and-genetic-importance-in-zinc-homeostasis
#20
REVIEW
Takafumi Hara, Taka-Aki Takeda, Teruhisa Takagishi, Kazuhisa Fukue, Taiho Kambe, Toshiyuki Fukada
Zinc (Zn) is an essential trace mineral that regulates the expression and activation of biological molecules such as transcription factors, enzymes, adapters, channels, and growth factors, along with their receptors. Zn deficiency or excessive Zn absorption disrupts Zn homeostasis and affects growth, morphogenesis, and immune response, as well as neurosensory and endocrine functions. Zn levels must be adjusted properly to maintain the cellular processes and biological responses necessary for life. Zn transporters regulate Zn levels by controlling Zn influx and efflux between extracellular and intracellular compartments, thus, modulating the Zn concentration and distribution...
March 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
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