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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162655/cardiovascular-effects-of-small-peptides-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system
#1
Patrícia L Moraes, Lucas M Kangussu, Luiz Gonzaga da Silva, Carlos H Castro, Robson A S Santos, Anderson J Ferreira
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a unique hormonal cascade which is composed by multiple enzymes and effector peptides. Recently, new peptides presenting biological activity have been discovered, increasing the complexity of the RAS Here, we evaluated the effects of small peptides of the RAS in coronary bed of rats. Firstly, we examined the direct effect of small angiotensinergic peptides [Angiotensin (Ang) -(1-5), Ang-(1-4) Ang-(1-3), and Ang-(1-2)] in coronary vessels. Noteworthy, it was observed that Ang-(1-4), Ang-(1-3), and Ang-(1-2) caused a significant reduction in pressure perfusion...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151442/effects-of-short-lasting-supramaximal-intensity-exercise-on-diet-induced-increase-in-oxygen-uptake
#2
Katsunori Tsuji, Yuzhong Xu, Xin Liu, Izumi Tabata
This study was undertaken to quantify the additional increase in diet-induced oxygen uptake after exhaustive high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), consisting of 6-7 bouts of 20-sec bicycle exercise (intensity: 170% V˙O2max) with a 10-sec rest between bouts. Using a metabolic chamber, the oxygen uptake of ten men was measured from 10:30 am to 07:00 am the next day on two separate days with or without HIIE, with lunch (12:00) and supper (18:00) (Diet experiment). On two other days, the oxygen uptake of six different subjects was measured from 10:30 to 16:00 with or without HIIE, but without meals (Fasting experiment)...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150591/cholesterol-depletion-does-not-alter-the-capacitance-or-ca-handling-of-the-surface-or-t-tubule-membranes-in-mouse-ventricular-myocytes
#3
Hanne C Gadeberg, Cherrie H T Kong, Simon M Bryant, Andrew F James, Clive H Orchard
Cholesterol is a key component of the cell plasma membrane. It has been suggested that the t-tubule membrane of cardiac ventricular myocytes is enriched in cholesterol and that this plays a role in determining t-tubule structure and function. We have used methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) to deplete cholesterol in intact and detubulated mouse ventricular myocytes to investigate the contribution of cholesterol to t-tubule structure, membrane capacitance, and the distribution of Ca flux pathways. Depletion of membrane cholesterol was confirmed using filipin; however, di-8-ANEPPS staining showed no differences in t-tubule structure following MβCD treatment...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150590/subtype-specific-effects-of-dopaminergic-d2-receptor-activation-on-synaptic-trains-in-layer-v-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-mouse-prefrontal-cortex
#4
Jonna M Leyrer-Jackson, Mark P Thomas
In humans, prefrontal cortical areas are known to support executive functions. In mice, these functions are mediated by homologous regions in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Executive processes are critically dependent on optimal levels of dopamine (DA), but the cellular mechanisms of DA modulation are incompletely understood. Stable patterns of neuronal activity may be sensitive to frequency-dependent changes in synaptic transmission. We characterized the effects of D2 receptor (D2R) activation on short-term excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP) dynamics evoked at varying frequencies in the two subtypes of layer V pyramidal neurons in mouse mPFC We isolated NMDA receptor and non-NMDA receptor-mediated components of EPSP trains evoked by stimulating fibers within layer V or layer I...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150589/change-in-hydration-indices-associated-with-an-increase-in-total-water-intake-of-more-than-0-5%C3%A2-l-day-sustained-over-4%C3%A2-weeks-in-healthy-young-men-with-initial-total-water-intake-below-2%C3%A2-l-day
#5
Jodi D Stookey, Janice Hamer, David W Killilea
This secondary data analysis addressed gaps in knowledge about effects of chronic water intake. Longitudinal data from the Adapt Study were used to describe effects of prescribing a sustained increase in water intake relative to baseline, for 4 weeks, on multiple indices of total body water (TBW) flux, regulation, distribution, and volume in five healthy, free-living, young men, with mean total water intake initially below 2 L/day. Indices were measured weekly. Within-person fixed effect models tested for significant changes in indices over time and associations between changes in indices...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146864/acute-hypoxia-reoxygenation-and-vascular-oxygen-sensing-in-the-chicken-embryo
#6
Riazuddin Mohammed, Carlos E Salinas, Dino A Giussani, Carlos E Blanco, Angel L Cogolludo, Eduardo Villamor
Fetal/perinatal hypoxia is one of the most common causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality and is frequently accompannied by vascular dysfunction. However, the mechanisms involved have not been fully delineated. We hypothesized that exposure to acute hypoxia-reoxygenation induces alterations in vascular O2 sensing/signaling as well as in endothelial function in the chicken embryo pulmonary artery (PA), mesenteric artery (MA), femoral artery (FA), and ductus arteriosus (DA). Noninternally pipped 19-day embryos were exposed to 10% O2 for 30 min followed by reoxygenation with 21% O2 or 80% O2 Another group was constantly maintained at 21% O2 or at 21% O2 for 30 min and then exposed to 80% O2 Following treatment, responses of isolated blood vessels to hypoxia as well as endothelium-dependent (acetylcholine) and -independent (sodium nitroprusside and forskolin) relaxation were investigated in a wire myograph...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146863/modeling-search-movements-of-an-insect-s-front-leg
#7
Tibor I Tóth, Eva Berg, Silvia Daun
Beside locomotion, search movements are another important type of motor activity of insects. They are very often performed by the front legs of the animals. They consist of cyclic stereotypical leg movements that can be modified by sensory signals. The details of the local organization of these movements have however not yet been studied. In this paper, we, using an appropriate variant of our existing one-leg model, present a scheme of how these searching movements might be organized and performed on the level of local neuromuscular control networks...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142002/toll-like-receptor-2-has-a-prominent-but-nonessential-role-in-innate-immunity-to-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia
#8
Shawn J Skerrett, Marissa H Braff, H Denny Liggitt, Craig E Rubens
Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of acute bacterial pneumonia. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) recognizes multiple components of the bacterial cell wall and activates innate immune responses to gram-positive bacteria. We hypothesized that TLR2 would have an important role in pulmonary host defense against S. aureus TLR null (TLR2(-/-)) mice and wild type (WT) C57BL/6 controls were challenged with aerosolized S. aureus at a range of inocula for kinetic studies of cytokine and antimicrobial peptide expression, lung inflammation, bacterial killing by alveolar macrophages, and bacterial clearance...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138359/comparative-effects-of-intraduodenal-amino-acid-infusions-on-food-intake-and-gut-hormone-release-in-healthy-males
#9
Robert E Steinert, Sina S Ullrich, Nori Geary, Lori Asarian, Marco Bueter, Michael Horowitz, Christine Feinle-Bisset
In contrast to the many studies of the effects of individual amino acids (AAs) on eating, no studies have compared the effects of different AAs on eating and underlying preabsorptive gastrointestinal mechanisms. To compare the effects of intraduodenal infusions of l-tryptophan (TRP), l-leucine (LEU), l-phenylalanine (PHE) and l-glutamine (GLN) on appetite, gastrointestinal hormone responses (including ghrelin, cholecystokinin (CCK), peptide YY (PYY) and glucagon-like peptide-1 [GLP-1]), glycemia (glucagon, insulin and glucose) and test meal size in healthy males, we retrospectively analyzed data from four published independent, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of 90-min intraduodenal infusions of the individual AAs...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138358/epileptic-pilocarpine-treated-rats-exhibit-aberrant-hippocampal-epsp-spike-potentiation-but-retain-long-term-potentiation
#10
Ezekiel Carpenter-Hyland, Edyta K Bichler, Mathew Smith, Robert S Sloviter, Morris Benveniste
Hippocampal neuron plasticity is strongly associated with learning, memory, and cognition. In addition to modification of synaptic function and connectivity, the capacity of hippocampal neurons to undergo plasticity involves the ability to change nonsynaptic excitability. This includes altering the probability that EPSPs will generate action potentials (E-S plasticity). Epilepsy is a prevalent neurological disorder commonly associated with neuronal hyperexcitability and cognitive dysfunction. We examined E-S plasticity in chronically epileptic Sprague-Dawley rats 3-10 weeks after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus CA1 neurons in hippocampal slices were assayed by whole-cell current clamp to measure EPSPs evoked by Schaffer collateral stimulation...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138357/tadalafil-a-long-acting-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-promotes-bone-marrow-stem-cell-survival-and-their-homing-into-ischemic-myocardium-for-cardiac-repair
#11
Ibrahim Elmadbouh, Muhammad Ashraf
The aim was to evaluate the tadalafil-mediated effects at molecular level on bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) survival and their homing into the infarcted hearts to promote cardiac repair and improve function. MSCs were pretreated in vitro with inhibitors of PKG, MAPK, FasL, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) (L-NAME), CXCR4 (AMD3100), or miR-21 inhibitors (+/-luciferase construction +/-Fas) prior to tadalafil treatment for 2 h. These MSCs were then subjected to H2O2 stress to assess their injury...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138356/the-soluble-pro-renin-receptor-does-not-influence-lithium-induced-diabetes-insipidus-but-does-provoke-beiging-of-white-adipose-tissue-in-mice
#12
Kevin T Yang, Fei Wang, Xiaohan Lu, Kexin Peng, Tianxin Yang, J David Symons
Earlier we reported that the recombinant soluble (pro) renin receptor sPRR-His upregulates renal aquoporin-2 (AQP2) expression, and attenuates polyuria associated with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) induced by vasopressin type 2 receptor (V2R) antagonism. Patients that receive lithium therapy develop polyuria associated NDI that might be secondary to downregulation of renal AQP2. We hypothesized that sPRR-His attenuates indices of NDI associated with lithium treatment. Eight-week-old male C57/BL6 mice consumed chow supplemented with LiCl (40 mmol/kg diets) for 14 days...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138355/the-complexities-of-lithium
#13
EDITORIAL
Benjamin Ko
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November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122962/frequent-drinking-of-small-volumes-improves-cardiac-function-and-survival-in-rats-with-chronic-heart-failure
#14
Can Zheng, Meihua Li, Toru Kawada, Masashi Inagaki, Kazunori Uemura, Masaru Sugimachi
Fluid retention is the main reason for the high hospitalization rate among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Given the lack of knowledge about fluid intake regulation and its consequences in patients with CHF, current guidelines do not provide clear direction for fluid management. Using a rat model of CHF, we investigated altering drinking behaviors and explored fluid management strategies. CHF was induced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary arteries in 8-week-old, male, Sprague-Dawley rats...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122961/whole-body-heat-stress-and-exercise-stimulate-the-appearance-of-platelet-microvesicles-in-plasma-with-limited-influence-of-vascular-shear-stress
#15
Eurico N Wilhelm, José González-Alonso, Scott T Chiesa, Steven J Trangmar, Kameljit K Kalsi, Mark Rakobowchuk
Intense, large muscle mass exercise increases circulating microvesicles, but our understanding of microvesicle dynamics and mechanisms inducing their release remains limited. However, increased vascular shear stress is generally thought to be involved. Here, we manipulated exercise-independent and exercise-dependent shear stress using systemic heat stress with localized single-leg cooling (low shear) followed by single-leg knee extensor exercise with the cooled or heated leg (Study 1, n = 8) and whole-body passive heat stress followed by cycling (Study 2, n = 8)...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122960/mir-335-overexpression-impairs-insulin-secretion-through-defective-priming-of-insulin-vesicles
#16
Vishal A Salunkhe, Jones K Ofori, Nikhil R Gandasi, Sofia A Salö, Sofia Hansson, Markus E Andersson, Anna Wendt, Sebastian Barg, Jonathan L S Esguerra, Lena Eliasson
MicroRNAs contribute to the maintenance of optimal cellular functions by fine-tuning protein expression levels. In the pancreatic β-cells, imbalances in the exocytotic machinery components lead to impaired insulin secretion and type 2 diabetes (T2D). We hypothesize that dysregulated miRNA expression exacerbates β-cell dysfunction, and have earlier shown that islets from the diabetic GK-rat model have increased expression of miRNAs, including miR-335-5p (miR-335). Here, we aim to determine the specific role of miR-335 during development of T2D, and the influence of this miRNA on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and Ca(2+)-dependent exocytosis...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122959/prefrontal-oxygenation-correlates-to-the-responses-in-facial-skin-blood-flows-during-exposure-to-pleasantly-charged-movie
#17
Kanji Matsukawa, Kana Endo, Ryota Asahara, Miho Yoshikawa, Shinya Kusunoki, Tomoko Ishida
Our laboratory reported that facial skin blood flow may serve as a sensitive tool to assess an emotional status. Cerebral neural correlates during emotional interventions should be sought in relation to the changes in facial skin blood flow. To test the hypothesis that prefrontal activity has positive relation to the changes in facial skin blood flow during emotionally charged stimulation, we examined the dynamic changes in prefrontal oxygenation (with near-infrared spectroscopy) and facial skin blood flows (with two-dimensional laser speckle and Doppler flowmetry) during emotionally charged audiovisual challenges for 2 min (by viewing comedy, landscape, and horror movie) in 14 subjects...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122958/a-comparison-of-postoperative-morphometric-and-hemodynamic-changes-between-saphenous-vein-and-left-internal-mammary-artery-grafts
#18
Tingting Fan, Yundi Feng, Feng Feng, Zhongjie Yin, Dayou Luo, Yuan Lu, Yingjin Xu, Wenchang Tan, Yunlong Huo
There is higher long-term failure of the saphenous vein graft (SVG) compared with the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft, which is affected by the hemodynamic environment. A comprehensive analysis of postoperative structure-function changes is important to study the atherogenesis in the SVG A comparison of morphometric and hemodynamic parameters was carried out between LIMA grafts and SVGs and between different time points postoperatively. Various parameters were obtained from the image reconstruction and flow simulation in patients, who underwent CT exams for ~1 year, 5 and 10 years after revascularization...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122957/diminished-dynamic-cerebral-autoregulatory-capacity-with-forced-oscillations-in-mean-arterial-pressure-with-elevated-cardiorespiratory-fitness
#19
Lawrence Labrecque, Kevan Rahimaly, Sarah Imhoff, Myriam Paquette, Olivier Le Blanc, Simon Malenfant, Samuel J E Lucas, Damian M Bailey, Jonathan D Smirl, Patrice Brassard
The effect that cardiorespiratory fitness has on the dynamic cerebral autoregulatory capacity during changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP) remains equivocal. Using a multiple-metrics approach, challenging MAP across the spectrum of physiological extremes (i.e., spontaneous through forced MAP oscillations), we characterized dynamic cerebral autoregulatory capacity in 19 male endurance athletes and eight controls via three methods: (1) onset of regulation (i.e., time delay before an increase in middle cerebral artery (MCA) conductance [MCA blood velocity (MCAv)/MAP] and rate of regulation, after transient hypotension induced by sit-to-stand, and transfer function analysis (TFA) of MAP and MCAv responses during (2) spontaneous and (3) forced oscillations (5-min of squat-stand maneuvers performed at 0...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122956/characterization-of-age-related-penile-microvascular-hemodynamic-impairment-using-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-possible-role-of-increased-fibrogenesis
#20
Seung-Ryeol Lee, Ki-Ho Kim, Ho-Song You, Johnny Fu, Tung-Chin Mike Hsieh, Valmik Bhargava, M Raj Rajasekaran
Current technology for penile hemodynamic evaluations in small animals is invasive and has limitations. We evaluated a novel laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) technique to determine age-related changes in penile microvascular perfusion (PMP) and tested the role of cavernosal muscle (CC) fibrosis mediated by Wnt-TGF β1 signaling pathways in a mouse model. Ten young (2-3 months) and old (24-28 months) wild-type C57BL6 male mice were subjected to PMP measured using a LSCI system. Penile blood flow (PBF, peak systolic velocity, PSV) was also measured using a color Doppler ultrasound for comparison...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
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