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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733312/baseline-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-is-associated-with-central-and-peripheral-pressor-responses-during-the-cold-pressor-test-in-healthy-subjects
#1
Anastasiya Borner, Kyle Murray, Claire Trotter, James Pearson
Cold environmental temperatures increase sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure, and increase the risk of acute cardiovascular events in aged individuals. The acute risk of cardiovascular events increases with aortic pulse wave velocity as well as elevated central and peripheral pulse pressures. The aim of this study was to examine the independent influence of aortic pulse wave velocity upon central and peripheral pressor responses to sympathetic activation via the cold pressor test (CPT). Twenty-two healthy subjects (age: 18-73 years) completed a CPT with the left hand immersed in 2-4°C water for 3 min...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733311/regional-septal-hinge-point-injury-contributes-to-adverse-biventricular-interactions-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
Eva Amalie Nielsen, Kenichi Okumura, Mei Sun, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
Death and morbidity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are often due to right ventricular (RV) failure and associated left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We investigated regional myocardial remodeling and function as the basis for adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions in experimental chronic RV pressure overload. Two distinct animal models were studied: A rabbit model of increased RV pressure-load through progressive pulmonary artery banding A rat model of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720715/ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-alter-muscle-sympathetic-responses-to-static-handgrip-and-metaboreflex-activation-in-young-healthy-men
#3
Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Jordan B Lee, Matthew J Burns, Philip J Millar
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been hypothesized to elicit ergogenic effects by reducing feedback from metabolically sensitive group III/IV muscle afferents during exercise. If so, reflex efferent neural outflow should be attenuated. We investigated the effects of IPC on muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) during static handgrip (SHG) and used post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO) to isolate for the muscle metaboreflex. Thirty-seven healthy men (age: 24 ± 5 years [mean ± SD]) were randomized to receive sham (n = 16) or IPC (n = 21) interventions...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720714/maxi-k-channel-bkca-activity-veils-the-myogenic-tone-of-mesenteric-artery-in-rats
#4
Eun Yeong Suh, Ming Zhe Yin, Haiyue Lin, Yin Hua Zhang, Hae Young Yoo, Sung Joon Kim
Arterioles and small arteries change their tone in response to transmural pressure changes, called myogenic tone (MT). In comparison to the branches of cerebral arteries (CA) showing prominent MT, the third branches of mesenteric arteries (MA) with similar diameters show weaker MT Here, we aimed to analyze the electrophysiological differences responsible for the weaker MT in MA (MTMA) than MT in CA (MTCA). We measured ionic current using patch clamp in isolated MA smooth muscle cells (MASMCs) and CA smooth muscle cells (CASMCs) of rats...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720713/sensory-processing-of-deep-tissue-nociception-in-the-rat-spinal-cord-and-thalamic-ventrobasal-complex
#5
Shafaq Sikandar, Steven J West, Stephen B McMahon, David L Bennett, Anthony H Dickenson
Sensory processing of deep somatic tissue constitutes an important component of the nociceptive system, yet associated central processing pathways remain poorly understood. Here, we provide a novel electrophysiological characterization and immunohistochemical analysis of neural activation in the lateral spinal nucleus (LSN). These neurons show evoked activity to deep, but not cutaneous, stimulation. The evoked responses of neurons in the LSN can be sensitized to somatosensory stimulation following intramuscular hypertonic saline, an acute model of muscle pain, suggesting this is an important spinal relay site for the processing of deep tissue nociceptive inputs...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720712/regulation-of-the-autophagy-system-during-chronic-contractile-activity-induced-muscle-adaptations
#6
Yuho Kim, David A Hood
Skeletal muscle is adaptable to exercise stimuli via the upregulation of mitochondrial biogenesis, and recent studies have suggested that autophagy also plays a role in exercise-induced muscle adaptations. However, it is still obscure how muscle regulates autophagy over the time course of training adaptations. This study examined the expression of autophagic proteins in skeletal muscle of rats exposed to chronic contractile activity (CCA; 6 h/day, 9V, 10 Hz continuous, 0.1 msec pulse duration) for 1, 3, and 7 days (n = 8/group)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716820/complex-object-motion-represented-by-context-dependent-correlated-activity-of-visual-interneurones
#7
Paul C Dick, Nicole L Michel, John R Gray
Accurate and adaptive encoding of complex, dynamic visual information is critical for the survival of many animals. Studies across a range of taxa have investigated behavioral and neuronal responses to objects that represent a threat, such as a looming object approaching along a direct collision course. By investigating neural mechanisms of avoidance behaviors through recording multineuronal activity, it is possible to better understand how complex visual information is represented in circuits that ultimately drive behaviors...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716819/effect-of-type-2-diabetes-surgical-incision-and-volatile-anesthesia-on-hemodynamics-in-the-rat
#8
Carol T Bussey, Regis R Lamberts
Diabetic patients have increased cardiac complications during surgery, possibly due to impaired autonomic regulation. Anesthesia lowers blood pressure and heart rate (HR), whereas surgical intervention has opposing effects. The interaction of anesthesia and surgical intervention on hemodynamics in diabetes is unknown, despite being a potential perioperative risk factor. We aimed to determine the effect of diabetes on the integrative interaction between hemodynamics, anesthesia, and surgical incision. Zucker type 2 diabetic rats (DM) and their nondiabetic littermates (ND) were implanted with an intravenous port for drug delivery, and a radiotelemeter to measure mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and derive HR (total n = 50)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716818/intimal-hyperplasia-induced-by-vascular-intervention-causes-lipoprotein-retention-and-accelerated-atherosclerosis
#9
Siavash Kijani, Ana Maria Vázquez, Malin Levin, Jan Borén, Per Fogelstrand
Accelerated atherosclerosis diminishes the long term patency of vascular interventions, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and implantation of saphenous vein grafts. However, the cause of this accelerated atherosclerosis is unclear. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that intimal hyperplasia formed following vascular intervention promotes retention of atherogenic lipoproteins. Intimal hyperplasia was surgically induced in the mouse common carotid artery. The surgery was combined with different mouse models of hypercholesterolemia to obtain different cholesterol levels and to control the onsets of hypercholesterolemia...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701525/cigarette-smoke-differentially-affects-il-13-induced-gene-expression-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#10
Tinne C J Mertens, Anne M van der Does, Loes E Kistemaker, Dennis K Ninaber, Christian Taube, Pieter S Hiemstra
Allergic airways inflammation in asthma is characterized by an airway epithelial gene signature composed of POSTN, CLCA1, and SERPINB2 This Th2 gene signature is proposed as a tool to classify patients with asthma into Th2-high and Th2-low phenotypes. However, many asthmatics smoke and the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on the epithelial Th2 gene signature are largely unknown. Therefore, we investigated the combined effect of IL-13 and whole cigarette smoke (CS) on the Th2 gene signature and the mucin-related genes MUC5AC and SPDEF in air-liquid interface differentiated human bronchial (ALI-PBEC) and tracheal epithelial cells (ALI-PTEC)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701524/nanoparticles-increase-human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-susceptibility-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-via-nerve-growth-factor-induced-autophagy
#11
Sreeparna Chakraborty, Vincent Castranova, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Cytotoxic and neuroinflammatory effects of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NP) in human airways are mediated by nerve growth factor (NGF), which is also implicated in the pathophysiology of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. We tested the hypothesis that exposure to TiO2-NP results in increased susceptibility to RSV infection and exacerbation of airway inflammation via NGF-mediated induction of autophagy in lower respiratory tract cells. Human primary bronchial epithelial cells were exposed to TiO2-NP for 24 h prior to infection with recombinant red RSV (rrRSV)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701523/lifelong-exercise-but-not-short-term-high-intensity-interval-training-increases-gdf11-a-marker-of-successful-aging-a%C3%A2-preliminary-investigation
#12
Bradley T Elliott, Peter Herbert, Nicholas Sculthorpe, Fergal M Grace, Daniel Stratton, Lawrence D Hayes
Lifelong exercise is associated with regulation of skeletal mass and function, reductions in frailty, and successful aging. Yet, the influence of exercise on myostatin and myostatin-interacting factors is relatively under examined in older males. Therefore, we investigated whether serum total myostatin, free myostatin, follistatin, and growth and differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) were altered following high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in a group of 13 lifelong sedentary (SED; 64 [6] years) and 11 lifelong exercising (LEX; 62 [6] years) older males...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694327/efficacy-of-nutritional-interventions-to-lower-circulating-ceramides-in-young-adults-fruvedomic-pilot-study
#13
Alice T Mathews, Oluremi A Famodu, Melissa D Olfert, Pamela J Murray, Christopher F Cuff, Marianne T Downes, Norman J Haughey, Sarah E Colby, Paul D Chantler, I Mark Olfert, Joseph W McFadden
The 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommends a diet largely composed of fruit and vegetables. Consuming a diet high in fruit and vegetables and low in refined carbohydrates and saturated fat may reduce an individual's risk for type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, low-grade chronic inflammation, and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Several recent studies have implicated the bioactive sphingolipid ceramide as an associative and causative biomarker for the development of these conditions...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684640/early-sepsis-does-not-stimulate-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-does-not-reduce-cardiac-function-despite-an-increased-inflammation-status
#14
Thibault Léger, Alice Charrier, Clarisse Moreau, Isabelle Hininger-Favier, Evangelia Mourmoura, Jean-Paul Rigaudière, Elodie Pitois, Damien Bouvier, Vincent Sapin, Bruno Pereira, Kasra Azarnoush, Luc Demaison
If it is sustained for several days, sepsis can trigger severe abnormalities of cardiac function which leads to death in 50% of cases. This probably occurs through activation of toll-like receptor-9 by bacterial lipopolysaccharides and overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α and IL-1β In contrast, early sepsis is characterized by the development of tachycardia. This study aimed at determining the early changes in the cardiac function during sepsis and at finding the mechanism responsible for the observed changes...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684639/comparative-effects-of-glucose-and-water-drinks-on-blood-pressure-and-cardiac-function-in-older-subjects-with-and-without-postprandial-hypotension
#15
Laurence G Trahair, Sharmalar Rajendran, Renuka Visvanathan, Matthew Chapman, Daniel Stadler, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones
Postprandial hypotension (PPH) occurs frequently and is thought to reflect an inadequate increase in cardiac output to compensate for the rise in splanchnic blood flow after a meal. Gastric distension by water attenuates the postprandial fall in blood pressure (BP). Cardiac hemodynamics (stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and global longitudinal strain (GLS)) have hitherto not been measured in PPH We sought to determine the comparative effects of water and glucose drinks on cardiac hemodynamics in healthy older subjects and individuals with PPH Eight healthy older subjects (age 71...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684638/high-intensity-interval-exercise-and-glycemic-control-in-adolescents-with-type-one-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-study
#16
Emma J Cockcroft, Christopher Moudiotis, Julie Kitchen, Bert Bond, Craig A Williams, Alan R Barker
Current physical activity guidelines for youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are poorly supported by empirical evidence and the optimal dose of physical activity to improve glycemic control is unknown. This case report documents the effect of acute high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) and moderate-intensity exercise (MIE) on 24-h glycemic control in three adolescents with T1D using continuous glucose monitoring. Results highlight varied individual response to exercise across the participants. In two participants both MIE and HIIE resulted in a drop in blood glucose during exercise (-38 to -42% for MIE and -21-46% in HIIE) and in one participant both MIE and HIIE resulted in increased blood glucose (+19% and + 36%, respectively)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676556/influence-of-longitudinal-radiation-exposure-from-microcomputed-tomography-scanning-on-skeletal-muscle-function-and-metabolic-activity-in-female-cd-1-mice
#17
John S Mikhaeil, Sandra M Sacco, Caitlin Saint, William Gittings, Jordan Bunda, Cameron R Giles, Val Andrew Fajardo, Rene Vandenboom, Wendy E Ward, Paul J LeBlanc
Microcomputed tomography (μCT) is an imaging technology to assess bone microarchitecture, a determinant of bone strength. When measured in vivo, μCT exposes the skeletal site of interest to a dose of radiation, in addition to nearby skeletal muscles as well. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effects of repeated radiation exposure from in vivo μCT on muscle health - specifically, muscle morphometrics, contractile function, and enzyme activity. This study exposed the right hind limb of female mice to either a low (26 cGy) or moderate (46 cGy) dose, at 2, 4, and 6 months of age, while the left hind limb of the same animal was exposed to a single dose at 6 months to serve as a nonirradiated control...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676555/composition-of-two-week-change-in-body-weight-under-unrestricted-free-living-conditions
#18
Surabhi Bhutani, Eva Kahn, Esra Tasali, Dale A Schoeller
The composition of weight change has a large impact on energy balance calculations. Composition of long-term weight change interventions is well-documented, but information on short-term weight change under unrestricted free-living conditions is limited. The composition and energy density of the changes in body weight during 2-week free-living conditions were analyzed in adults from two cohorts: cohort 1 (n = 24) included participants from the reproducibility subset of the Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition study; cohort 2 (n = 22) included participants who were studied under free-living conditions in an ongoing study in the Chicago area...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676554/diabetic-rats-present-higher-urinary-loss-of-proteins-and-lower-renal-expression-of-megalin-cubilin-clc-5-and-cftr
#19
Miriam F Figueira, Raquel C Castiglione, Carolina M de Lemos Barbosa, Felipe M Ornellas, Geórgia da Silva Feltran, Marcelo M Morales, Rodrigo N da Fonseca, Jackson de Souza-Menezes
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) occurs in around 40% of those with diabetes. Proteinuria is the main characteristic of DN and develops as a result of increased permeability of the glomerulus capillary wall and/or decreased proximal tubule endocytosis. The goal of this work was to evaluate renal function and the expression of megalin, cubilin, CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator), and ClC-5 in the proximal tubule and renal cortex of rats with type 1 diabetes. Male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to control (CTRL) and diabetic (DM) groups for 4 weeks...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676553/voluntary-physical-activity-counteracts-the-proliferative-tumor-growth-microenvironment-created-by-adipose-tissue-via-high-fat-diet-feeding-in-female-rats
#20
Christopher F Theriau, Michael K Connor
The adipokine secretion profile created from adipose tissue may represent the molecular mechanism behind the obesity-breast cancer association. Two adipokines, adiponectin (ADIPO), and leptin (LEP), are altered with obesity and exert antagonistic effects on breast cancer proliferation. We set out to determine whether the adipose-dependent tumor promoting growth environment created by a high-fat diet (HFD) in female Sprague-Dawley rats is altered compared to established responses in male rats and whether voluntary physical activity (PA) ameliorates any HFD-dependent effects...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
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