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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
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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/28213824/an-approach-to-the-research-on-ion-and-water-properties-in-the-interphase-between-the-plasma-membrane-and-bulk-extracellular-solution
#7
REVIEW
Hiroshi Hibino, Madoka Takai, Hidenori Noguchi, Seishiro Sawamura, Yasufumi Takahashi, Hideki Sakai, Hitoshi Shiku
In vivo, cells are immersed in an extracellular solution that contains a variety of bioactive substances including ions and water. Classical electrophysiological analyses of epithelial cells in the stomach and small intestine have revealed that within a distance of several hundred micrometers above their apical plasma membrane, lies an extracellular layer that shows ion concentration gradients undetectable in the bulk phase. This "unstirred layer", which contains stagnant solutes, may also exist between the bulk extracellular solution and membranes of other cells in an organism and may show different properties...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213823/long-term-resistance-exercise-induced-muscular-hypertrophy-is-associated-with-autophagy-modulation-in-rats
#8
Insu Kwon, Yongchul Jang, Joon-Yong Cho, Young C Jang, Youngil Lee
Elevation of anabolism and concurrent suppression of catabolism are critical metabolic adaptations for muscular hypertrophy in response to resistance exercise (RE). Here, we investigated if RE-induced muscular hypertrophy is acquired by modulating a critical catabolic process autophagy. Male Wistar Hannover rats (14 weeks old) were randomly assigned to either sedentary control (SC, n = 10) or resistance exercise (RE, n = 10). RE elicited significant hypertrophy of flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) muscles in parallel with enhancement in anabolic signaling pathways (phosphorylation of AKT, mTOR, and p70S6K)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213822/effect-of-lipopolysaccharide-on-circadian-clock-genes-per2-and-bmal1-in-mouse-ovary
#9
Takashi Shimizu, Kaya Watanabe, Nozomi Anayama, Koyomi Miyazaki
In mammals, circadian rhythms are associated with multiple physiological events. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on circadian systems in the ovary. Immature female mice were received an intra-peritoneal injection of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) and LPS. Total RNA was collected from the ovary at 6-h intervals throughout a 48 h of experimental period. The expression of the circadian genes period 2 (Per2) and brain and muscle ARNT-like 1 (Bmal1) such as circadian genes was measured by quantitative PCR...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205139/the-potentiating-effect-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-on-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-activity-and-the-electrophysiological-responses-of-rat-trigeminal-neurons-to-nociceptive-stimuli
#10
Duangthip Chatchaisak, Mark Connor, Anan Srikiatkhachorn, Banthit Chetsawang
Growing evidence suggests that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) participates in trigeminal nociceptive responses. However, the role of CGRP in sensitization or desensitization of nociceptive transduction remains poorly understood. In this study, we sought to further investigate the CGRP-induced up-regulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) and the responses of trigeminal neurons to nociceptive stimuli. Rat trigeminal ganglion (TG) organ cultures and isolated trigeminal neurons were incubated with CGRP...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185236/regulation-of-osmolality-for-cancer-treatment
#11
REVIEW
Atsushi Shiozaki, Daisuke Ichikawa, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Yoshinori Marunaka, Eigo Otsuji
Disseminated metastasis is associated with a poor prognosis, and its management in the peritoneal or pleural cavity is crucial in the treatment of cancer. Recent studies show that ion and water transporters play important roles in fundamental cellular functions, including the regulation of cell volume that would be involved in the cancer process. Here, we review the evidence for hypotonic treatments of cancer and evaluate the potential of the cellular physiological approach in clinical management. The regulation of extracellular osmolality is a promising method, with several studies demonstrating the cytocidal effects of hypotonic solution on cancer cells...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185235/impact-of-a-simulated-gravity-load-for-atmospheric-reentry-10%C3%A2-g-for-2%C3%A2-min-on-conscious-mice
#12
Hironobu Morita, Aoi Yamaguchi, Dai Shiba, Masaki Shirakawa, Satoru Takahashi
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency recently performed a mouse experiment in the International Space Station in which mice were raised for 35 days, retrieved using the Dragon spacecraft, and then harvested for analysis 2 days after splashdown. However, the impact of the retrieval procedure, which exposed mice to 5-10 g for 2 min during atmospheric reentry and splashdown, was unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a 10 g load for 2 min (using a gondola-type centrifuge with a 1...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155036/relationship-between-cognitive-function-and-regulation-of-cerebral-blood-flow
#13
REVIEW
Shigehiko Ogoh
Ageing is the primary risk factor for cognitive deterioration. Given that the cerebral blood flow (CBF) or regulation of cerebral circulation is attenuated in the elderly, it could be expected that ageing-induced cognitive deterioration may be affected by a decrease in CBF as a result of brain ischemia and energy depletion. CBF regulation associated with cerebral metabolism thus likely plays an important role in the preservation of cognitive function. However, in some specific conditions (e.g. during exercise), change in CBF does not synchronize with that of cerebral metabolism...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144845/gastric-vascular-and-motor-responses-to-anaphylactic-hypotension-in-anesthetized-rats-in-comparison-to-those-with-hemorrhagic-or-vasodilator-induced-hypotension
#14
Yuhichi Kuda, Toshishige Shibamoto, Tao Zhang, Wei Yang, Mamoru Tanida, Yasutaka Kurata
Anaphylactic shock is life-threatening, but pathophysiology of the stomach lesion remains unclear. We determined gastric hemodynamics and gastric functions during anaphylactic hypotension, as compared to hypotension induced by hemorrhage or sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in anesthetized and ovalbumin-sensitized Sprague-Dawley rats. Systemic arterial pressure, portal venous pressure, and gastric arterial blood flow were measured, and gastric vascular resistance (GVR) was determined. Separately, the intragastric pressure (IGP) and gastric effluent, as a measure of gastric flux, were continuously measured...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130681/physiological-roles-of-zinc-transporters-molecular-and-genetic-importance-in-zinc-homeostasis
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004337/erratum-to-the-effect-of-resveratrol-on-angiotensin-ii-levels-and-the-rate-of-transcription-of-its-receptors-in-the-rat-cardiac-hypertrophy-model
#16
Fahimeh Dorri Mashhadi, Javad Zavvar Reza, Mohabbat Jamhiri, Zeinab Hafizi, Fatemeh Zare Mehrjardi, Fatemeh Safari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000176/pathology-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-and-its-association-with-the-ductus-arteriosus
#17
REVIEW
Utako Yokoyama, Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Susumu Minamisawa, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is defined as a congenital stenosis of the thoracic aorta and is one of the most common congenital cardiovascular diseases. Despite successful surgical treatment for CoA, arterial abnormalities, including refractory hypertension, aortic aneurysm, and proatherogenic phenotypic changes, frequently affect patients' quality of life. Emerging evidence from morphological and molecular biological investigations suggest that the area of CoA is characterized by phenotypic modulation of smooth muscle cells, intimal thickening, and impaired elastic fiber formation...
March 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000175/adaptation-to-microgravity-deconditioning-and-countermeasures
#18
REVIEW
Kunihiko Tanaka, Naoki Nishimura, Yasuaki Kawai
Humans are generally in standing or sitting positions on Earth during the day. The musculoskeletal system supports these positions and also allows motion. Gravity acting in the longitudinal direction of the body generates a hydrostatic pressure difference and induces footward fluid shift. The vestibular system senses the gravity of the body and reflexively controls the organs. During spaceflight or exposure to microgravity, the load on the musculoskeletal system and hydrostatic pressure difference is diminished...
March 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864684/network-mechanisms-of-hippocampal-laterality-place-coding-and-goal-directed-navigation
#19
REVIEW
Takuma Kitanishi, Hiroshi T Ito, Yuichiro Hayashi, Yoshiaki Shinohara, Kenji Mizuseki, Takatoshi Hikida
The hippocampus and associated structures are responsible for episodic memory in humans. In rodents, the most prominent behavioral correlate of hippocampal neural activity is place coding, which is thought to underlie spatial navigation. While episodic memory is considered to be unique to humans in a restricted context, it has been proposed that the same neural circuitry and algorithms that enable spatial coding and navigation also support episodic memory. Here we review the recent progress in neural circuit mechanisms of hippocampal activity by introducing several topics: (1) cooperation and specialization of the bilateral hippocampi, (2) the role of synaptic plasticity in gamma phase-locking of spikes and place cell formation, (3) impaired goal-related activity and oscillations in a mouse model of mental disorders, and (4) a prefrontal-thalamo-hippocampal circuit for goal-directed spatial navigation...
March 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743178/the-effects-of-quercetin-on-the-gene-expression-of-the-gabaa-receptor-%C3%AE-5-subunit-gene-in-a-mouse-model-of-kainic-acid-induced-seizure
#20
Sahar Moghbelinejad, Safar Alizadeh, Ghazaleh Mohammadi, Fatemeh Khodabandehloo, Zahra Rashvand, Reza Najafipour, Marjan Nassiri-Asl
The flavonoid quercetin has recently been reported to have neuroprotective effects, and the role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid A alpha 5 subunit (GABAA α5) receptor has been determined in some nervous system disorders. The aim of this study was to identify the molecular mechanism of the effect of quercetin administered at anticonvulsive doses on the expression of the GABAA α5 receptor gene in kainic acid (KA)-induced seizures in mice. The experimental animals were divided into four groups: control, KA, and KA + quercetin at 50 or 100 mg/kg, respectively...
March 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
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