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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719150/can-principles-of-the-surface-potential-be-combined-with-knowledge-of-natural-products-to-reduce-atrial-rhythm-disturbances
#1
EDITORIAL
H Ni, K Narsingani, H Zhang, W R Giles
Long lasting or chronic electrophysiological abnormalities in human atria are significant contributors to morbidity during healthy aging. Although both paroxysmal (brief) and chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) were considered to be benign; the notable association between maintained AF and stroke has resulted in AF now being a target for surgical intervention (ablation) and/or drug therapy. An interesting, forward looking paper from the Elinder Group(1) in this issue of Acta Physiologica reveals novel pharmacological agents and principles that could be the basis for more effective antiarrhythmic therapies for AF...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719045/mical2-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-migration-by-maintaining-egfr-stability-and-egfr-p38-signaling-activation
#2
Yueyuan Wang, Wenjie Deng, Yujie Zhang, Shixiu Sun, Shuo Zhao, Yan Chen, Xuyang Zhao, Lei Liu, Jun Du
AIM: MICAL2, a cytoskeleton dynamics regulator, is identified associated with survival and metastasis of several types of cancers recently. The present study was designed to investigate the role of MICAL2 in breast cancer cell migration as well as its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The relationship between MICAL2 and EGF/EGFR signaling was analyzed by using gene overexpression and knockdown techniques. Cell migration was measured by wound healing assays. Activation of EGF/EGFR singaling pathways were evaluated by immunofluorescence, qPCR, Western blotting and zymography techniques...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719042/serotonergic-paraneurons-in-the-female-mouse-urethral-epithelium-and-their-potential-role-in-peripheral-sensory-information-processing
#3
F Aura Kullmann, Huiyi H Chang, Christian Gauthier, Bronagh M McDonnell, Jih-Chao Yeh, Dennis R Clayton, Anthony J Kanai, William C de Groat, Gerard L Apodaca, Lori A Birder
AIM: The mechanisms underlying detection and transmission of sensory signals arising from visceral organs, such as the urethra, are poorly understood. Recently, specialized ACh-expressing cells embedded in the urethral epithelium have been proposed as chemosensory sentinels for detection of bacterial infection. Here we examined the morphology and potential role in sensory signaling of a different class of specialized cells that express serotonin (5-HT), termed paraneurons. METHODS: Urethrae, dorsal root ganglia neurons and spinal cords were isolated from adult female mice and used for immunohistochemistry and calcium imaging...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719040/discovering-long-term-potentiation-ltp-recollections-and-reflections-on-what-came-after
#4
REVIEW
Terje Lømo
Chance events led me to a lifelong career in scientific research. They paved the way for being the first to see long-term potentiation of synaptic efficiency (LTP) in Per Andersen's lab in Oslo in 1966. Here I describe my way to this discovery and the experiments with Tim Bliss in 1968-1969 that led to Bliss and Lømo, 1973. Surprisingly, we later failed to reproduce these results. I discuss possible reasons for this failure, which made us both leave LTP research, in my case for good, in Tim's case for several years...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686002/cerebrocortical-activity-during-self-paced-exercise-in-temperate-hot-and-hypoxic-conditions
#5
Julien D Périard, Kevin De Pauw, Frank Zanow, Sébastien Racinais
AIM: Heat stress and hypoxia independently influence cerebrocortical activity and impair prolonged exercise performance. This study examined the relationship between electroencephalography (EEG) activity and self-paced exercise performance in control (CON, 18°C, 40% RH), hot (HOT, 35°C, 60%RH) and hypoxic (HYP, 18°C, 40%RH FiO2 : 0.145) conditions. METHODS: Eleven well-trained cyclists completed a 750 kJ cycling time trial in each condition on separate days in a counter-balanced order...
July 7, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665546/astroglial-vesicular-network-evolutionary-trends-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#6
REVIEW
Robert Zorec, Vladimir Parpura, Alexei Verkhratsky
Intracellular organelles, including secretory vesicles, emerged when eukaryotic cells evolved some 3 billion years ago. The primordial organelles that evolved in Archaea were similar to endolysosomes, which developed, arguably, for specific metabolic tasks, including uptake, metabolic processing, storage and disposal of molecules. In comparison to prokaryotes, cell volume of eukaryotes increased by several orders of magnitude and vesicle traffic emerged to allow for communication between distant intracellular locations...
June 30, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656611/endothelial-colony-forming-cells-and-proangiogenic-cells-clarifying-definitions-and-their-potential-role-in-mitigating-acute-kidney-injury
#7
REVIEW
David P Basile, Jason A Collett, Mervin C Yoder
Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a significant clinical concern that is associated with high mortality rates and also represents a significant risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This article will consider alterations in renal endothelial function in the setting of AKI that may underlie impairment in renal perfusion and how inefficient vascular repair may manifest post-AKI and contribute to the potential transition to CKD. We provide updated terminology for cells previously classified as "endothelial progenitor" that may mediate vascular repair such as pro-angiogenic cells and endothelial colony forming cells...
June 28, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640982/mechanisms-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediated-vasoconstriction-of-rat-afferent-arterioles
#8
Z Guan, F Wang, X Cui, E W Inscho
AIM: Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) influences resistance vessel function and is implicated in renal pathological processes. Previous studies revealed that S1P evoked potent vasoconstriction of the pre-glomerular microvasculature, but the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely defined. We postulated that S1P-mediated pre-glomerular microvascular vasoconstriction involves activation of voltage-dependent L-type calcium channels (L-VDCC) and the rho/rho kinase pathway. METHODS: Afferent arteriolar reactivity was assessed in vitro using the blood-perfused rat juxtamedullary nephron preparation, and diameter was measured during exposure to physiological and pharmacological agents...
June 22, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640969/control-of-breathing-and-ventilatory-acclimatization-to-hypoxia-in-deer-mice-native-to-high-altitudes
#9
Catherine M Ivy, Graham R Scott
AIM: We compared the control of breathing and heart rate by hypoxia between high- and low-altitude populations of Peromyscus mice, to help elucidate the physiological specializations that help high-altitude natives cope with O2 limitation. METHODS: Deer mice (P. maniculatus) native to high altitude and congeneric mice native to low altitude (P. leucopus) were bred in captivity at sea level. The F1 progeny of each population were raised to adulthood and then acclimated to normoxia or hypobaric hypoxia (12 kPa, simulating hypoxia at ~4300 m) for 5 months...
June 22, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640967/acta-physiologica-award-outperforming-original-articles-from-2015-2017
#10
EDITORIAL
P B Persson
Recently we announced what maybe the highest award in scientific publishing, the Acta Physiologica Award. The Scandinavian Physiological Society, as the owner of Acta Physiologica, sponsors the prize in recognition of your efforts that have increased the journal's performance. Here is an update of some outstanding original articles from 2015 and 2017. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 22, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636802/2016-impact-factor-for-acta-physiologica-is-4-9
#11
EDITORIAL
P B Persson
How should we best measure journal quality? This never-ending-question remains to be resolved, yet the impact factor receives by far most attention.(1) Suggestions for better metrics (e.g. altmetrics(2) or the Eigenfactor(3) ) soon outnumbers the long list of impact factor flaws This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 21, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636786/exacta-the-complement-system-in-kidney-diseases
#12
S Reuter, R Mrowka
The complement system, a plasma component, was described upon its discovery to augment the opsonisation of bacteria by antibodies, 'complementing' said antibodies' antibacterial activity. In its first and foremost role, the complement cascade helps convert pathogen recognition into an effective host defence. Two recent publications in Acta Physiologica have highlighted the role of complement factors in immune cell function, namely monoamine transmitter release from immune cells during immune response and inflammation(1, 2) This article is protected by copyright...
June 21, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621031/article-submission-is-the-true-obstacle-of-publishing
#13
EDITORIAL
P B Persson
Tempers flare as the chairman seeks rapid publication to meet grant deadlines, the assistant professor lacking tenure aims for the highest impact factor, whereas the postdoc is sick and tired of ever more rebuttals, and simply wants to end the seemingly endless rejection-resubmission-cycle. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 16, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613434/cardiac-heterogeneity-and-drug-provoked-arrhythmias
#14
EDITORIAL
Ursula Ravens, Christian Aalkjaer
Functioning of the heart as a mechanical pump depends on electrical impulse formation in the sinus node, conduction of the excitatory wave along its preformed pathways, and orderly repolarisation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 14, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613412/myoendothelial-coupling-through-cx40-contributes-to-edh-induced-vasodilation-in-murine-renal-arteries-evidence-from-experiments-and-modelling
#15
Jens Christian Brasen, Cor de Wit, Charlotte Mehlin Sorensen
Regulation of renal vascular resistance plays a major role in controlling arterial blood pressure. The endothelium participates in this regulation as endothelial derived hyperpolarization plays a significant role in smaller renal arteries and arterioles but the exact mechanisms are still unknown AIM: to investigate the role of vascular gap junctions and potassium channels in the renal endothelial derived hyperpolarization. METHODS: in interlobar arteries from wild-type and connexin40 knock-out mice we assessed the role of calcium activated small (SK) and intermediate (IK) conductance potassium channels...
June 14, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581154/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#16
EDITORIAL
Francesco Bellanti
In this issue of Acta Physiologica, Xie et al.(1) describe the protective role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury in diabetic rats. This study demonstrates that HIF-1 signalling pathway is impaired in diabetes, abolishing the cardioprotective effect of sevoflurane post-conditioning; the administration of deferoxamine re-activates HIF-1 conferring cardioprotection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 5, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580772/exercise-training-increases-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-volume-density-by-enlargement-of-existing-mitochondria-and-not-de-novo-biogenesis
#17
Anne-Kristine Meinild Lundby, Robert A Jacobs, Saskia Gehrig, Jeroen de Leur, Moritz Hauser, Thomas C Bonne, Daniela Flück, Sune Dandanell, Niels Kirk, Andreas Kaech, Urs Ziegler, Steen Larsen, Carsten Lundby
AIMS: 1) determine whether exercise induced increases in muscle mitochondrial volume density (MitoVD ) is related to enlargement of existing mitochondria or de novo biogenesis, 2) establish if measures of mitochondrial-specific enzymatic activities are valid biomarkers for exercise induced increases in MitoVD . METHOD: Skeletal muscle samples were collected from twenty-one healthy males prior to and following 6 weeks of endurance training. Transmission electron microscopy was used for estimation of mitochondrial densities and profiles...
June 5, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580611/isolated-pulmonary-regurgitation-causes-decreased-right-ventricular-longitudinal-function-and-compensatory-increased-septal%C3%A2-pumping-in-a-porcine-model
#18
Sascha Kopic, Sigurdur S Stephensen, Einar Heiberg, Håkan Arheden, Philipp Bonhoeffer, Mads Ersbøll, Niels Vejlstrup, Lars Søndergaard, Marcus Carlsson
AIM: Longitudinal ventricular contraction is a parameter of cardiac performance with predictive power. Right ventricular longitudinal function is impaired in patients with free pulmonary regurgitation (PR) following corrective surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). It remains unclear whether this is a consequence of the surgical repair, or whether it is inherent to PR. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between longitudinal, lateral and septal pumping in a porcine model of isolated PR...
June 5, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557294/a-mechanism-for-nav-1-5-downregulation-and-sodium-current-decrease-in-heart-failure
#19
EDITORIAL
Sara Pagans, Marcel Vergés
The pore-forming α-subunit of the cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel, NaV 1.5, is responsible for the initial upstroke of the cardiac action potential. NaV 1.5 cell surface expression and function are modulated by its interaction with regulatory proteins and by posttranslational modifications, such as phosphorylation, arginine methylation or ubiquitination (1) . Genetic mutations in the SCN5A gene, which encodes NaV 1.5, have been associated with a variety of inherited cardiac arrhythmias, including long QT syndrome type 3, Brugada syndrome, atrial fibrillation, and congenital sick sinus syndrome...
May 30, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548286/obesity-gets-on-your-renal-nerves
#20
EDITORIAL
B L Jensen
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May 26, 2017: Acta Physiologica
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