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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095586/antichlamydial-dimeric-indole-derivatives-from-marine-actinomycete-rubrobacter-radiotolerans
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Jian Lin Li, Dandan Chen, Lei Huang, Min Ni, Yu Zhao, Huizhou Fan, Xiaofeng Bao
Chlamydiae are widely distributed pathogens of human populations, which can lead to serious reproductive and other health problems. In our search for novel antichlamydial metabolites from marine derived-microorganisms, one new (1) and two known (2, 3) dimeric indole derivatives were isolated from the sponge-derived actinomycete Rubrobacter radiotolerans. The chemical structures of these metabolites were elucidated by NMR spectroscopic data as well as CD calculations. All three metabolites suppressed chlamydial growth in a concentration-dependent manner...
January 17, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091707/gastric-distension-causes-changes-in-heart-rate-and-arterial-blood-pressure-by-affecting-the-crosstalk-between-vagal-and-splanchnic-systems-in-anesthetised-rats
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Maurizio Sabbatini, Elena Grossini, Claudio Molinari, David A S G Mary, Giovanni Vacca, Mario Cannas
Various hindbrain nuclei have been demonstrated to be involved in the control of the cardiovascular reflexes elicited by both non-noxious and noxious gastric distension, through parasympathetic and sympathetic activation. The different role played by the branches of autonomic nervous system in exerting these effects and their crosstalk in relation to low-/high-pressure distension rate has not been examined yet. Therefore, in the present work, monolateral and bilateral vagotomy and splanchnicotomy were performed in anesthetised rats to analyse the involvement of hindbrain nuclei in haemodynamic changes caused by gastric distension at high (80 mmHg) and low (15 mmHg) pressure...
January 13, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089680/peripheral-retinal-changes-associated-with%C3%A2-age-related-macular-degeneration-in%C3%A2-the-age-related-eye-disease-study-2-age-related-eye-disease-study-2-report-number-12-by-the%C3%A2-age-related-eye-disease-study-2-optos-peripheral-retina-opera-study-research-group
#3
Amitha Domalpally, Traci E Clemons, Ronald P Danis, SriniVas R Sadda, Catherine A Cukras, Cynthia A Toth, Thomas R Friberg, Emily Y Chew
PURPOSE: To compare rates of peripheral retinal changes in Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) participants with at least intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with control subjects without intermediate age-related changes (large drusen). DESIGN: Cross-sectional evaluation of clinic-based patients enrolled in AREDS2 and a prospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Participants from prospective studies. METHODS: The 200° pseudocolor and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) images were captured on the Optos 200 Tx Ultrawide-field device (Optos, Dunfermline, Scotland) by centering on the fovea and then steering superiorly and inferiorly...
January 12, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089663/phase-dependent-activity-of-neurons-in-the-rostral-part-of-the-thalamic-reticular-nucleus-with-saccharin-intake-in-a-cue-guided-lever-manipulation-task
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Ryuhei Aoki, Risako Kato, Satoshi Fujita, Jun Shimada, Noriaki Koshikawa, Masayuki Kobayashi
Neurons in the rostral part of the thalamic reticular nucleus (rTRN) receive somatosensory and motor information and regulate neural activities of the thalamic nuclei. Previous studies showed that when activity in visual TRN neurons is suppressed prior to the visual stimuli in a visual detection task, the performance of the task improves. However, little is known about such changes in the rTRN preceding certain events. In the present study, we performed unit recordings in the rTRN in alert rats during a cue-guided lever-manipulation task in which saccharin was provided as a reward...
January 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089558/startle-suppression-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-reactive-gliosis-and-neuronal-loss-in-the-caudal-pontine-reticular-nucleus
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Swamini P Sinha, Pelin Avcu, Kevin M Spiegler, Sreeya Komaravolu, Kevin Kim, Tara Cominski, Richard J Servatius, Kevin C H Pang
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can produce somatic symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, sleep disturbances and sensorimotor dysfunction. Sensorimotor function can be measured by tests such as the acoustic startle reflex (ASR), an evolutionarily conserved defensive response to a brief yet sharp acoustic stimulus. mTBI produces a long-lasting suppression of ASR in rodents and humans; however, the mechanism of this suppression is unknown. The present study examined whether inflammatory processes in the brainstem (particularly the caudal pontine reticular nucleus, PnC) could account for the suppression of ASR after mTBI, because the PnC is an essential nucleus of the ASR circuit...
January 9, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086769/effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
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Mohamed M Hafez, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F El-Khadragy, Zeinab K Hassan, Salim S Al Rejaie, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Naif O Al-Harbi, Khalid A Al-Hosaini, Mohamed M Al-Harbi, Ali R Alhoshani, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Shakir Dekhal Alsharari
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases are major global health problems. Ginseng extract has antioxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effect of ginseng extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group, ginseng group, CCl4 group and CCl4 + ginseng group. Liver injury was induced by the intraperitoneal (I.P) injection of 3 ml/kg CCl4 (30% in olive oil) weekly for 8 weeks...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078839/widespread-membrane-potential-changes-and-cardiorespiratory-synchronization-involved-in-anxiety-and-sleep-wake-transitions
#7
R Jerath, S M Cearley, M Jensen
Located within the ascending reticular activating system are nuclei which release neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These nuclei have widespread projections that extend into the limbic system and throughout cortex. Activation of these neurotransmitters during awake states leads to arousal, while inhibition leads to the loss of consciousness experienced during slow-wave sleep. Previously, we proposed a mechanism in which cardiorespiratory synchronization may underlie the widespread hyperpolarization that occurs throughout the brain during slow-wave sleep...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076785/infection-programs-sustained-lymphoid-stromal-cell-responses-and-shapes-lymph-node-remodeling-upon-secondary-challenge
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Julia L Gregory, Anne Walter, Yannick O Alexandre, Jyh Liang Hor, Ruijie Liu, Joel Z Ma, Sapna Devi, Nobuko Tokuda, Yuji Owada, Laura K Mackay, Gordon K Smyth, William R Heath, Scott N Mueller
Lymph nodes (LNs) are constructed of intricate networks of endothelial and mesenchymal stromal cells. How these lymphoid stromal cells (LSCs) regulate lymphoid tissue remodeling and contribute to immune responses remains poorly understood. We performed a comprehensive functional and transcriptional analysis of LSC responses to skin viral infection and found that LSC subsets responded robustly, with different kinetics for distinct pathogens. Recruitment of cells to inflamed LNs induced LSC expansion, while B cells sustained stromal responses in an antigen-independent manner...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072702/hypersomnia-due-to-injury-of-the-ventral-ascending-reticular-activating-system-following-cerebellar-herniation-a-case-report
#9
Sung Ho Jang, Chul Hoon Chang, Young Jin Jung, Hyeok Gyu Kwon
RATIONALE: We report on a patient with hypersomnia who showed injury of the lower ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) following cerebellar herniation due to a cerebellar infarct, detected on diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old male patient was diagnosed as a left cerebellar infarct, and underwent decompressive suboccipital craniectomy due to brain edema at 2 days after the onset of a cerebellar infarct. Three weeks after onset when the patient started rehabilitation, he showed hypersomnia without impairment of consciousness; he fell asleep most of daytime without external stimulation and showed an abnormal score on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale: 15 (full score: 24, cut off for hypersomnia: 10)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066933/performance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pulmonary-fungal-disease-compared-to-high-resolution-computed-tomography
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Ana Sartori, Arthur Souza, Matheus Zanon, Klaus Irion, Edson Marchiori, Guilherme Watte, Bruno Hochhegger
To evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) in patients diagnosed with pulmonary mycosis. We prospectively included 21 patients diagnosed with pulmonary mycosis between January 2013 and October 2014. Inclusion criteria were presence of respiratory symptoms, histopathological diagnosis of mycosis and absence of mycosis treatment. Reviewers identified one predominant imaging pattern per patient: nodular, reticular or airspace pattern. Afterwards, all CT findings were analysed separately per lobe and compared to MRI...
January 9, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065829/medullary-reticular-neurons-mediate-neuropeptide-y-induced-metabolic-inhibition-and-mastication
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Yoshiko Nakamura, Yuchio Yanagawa, Shaun F Morrison, Kazuhiro Nakamura
Hypothalamic neuropeptide Y (NPY) elicits hunger responses to increase the chances of surviving starvation: an inhibition of metabolism and an increase in feeding. Here we elucidate a key central circuit mechanism through which hypothalamic NPY signals drive these hunger responses. GABAergic neurons in the intermediate and parvicellular reticular nuclei (IRt/PCRt) of the medulla oblongata, which are activated by NPY-triggered neural signaling from the hypothalamus, potentially through the nucleus tractus solitarius, mediate the NPY-induced inhibition of metabolic thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT) via their innervation of BAT sympathetic premotor neurons...
January 4, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060986/-ultrastructural-alterations-in-renal-biopsy-leading-to-the-diagnosis-of-hiv-infection
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Jorge Vega, M Elizabeth Barthel, Gonzalo P Méndez
HIV infection has different clinical presentations. We report a 21-year-old male with longstanding isolated microscopic hematuria attributed to thin glomerular basement membrane disease, who after 15 years of follow-up presented with significant proteinuria. A kidney biopsy was performed, revealing the presence of tubulo-reticular inclusions in the glomerular endothelial cells. This finding led to suspect an HIV infection, which was verified. Antiretroviral therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensin II receptor blockers were prescribed...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060261/study-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-mitochondria-interactions-by-in-situ-proximity-ligation-assay-in-fixed-cells
#13
Emily Tubbs, Jennifer Rieusset
Structural interactions between the endoplasmic reticular (ER) and mitochondrial membranes, in domains known as mitochondria-associated membranes (MAM), are crucial hubs for cellular signaling and cell fate. Particularly, these inter-organelle contact sites allow the transfer of calcium from the ER to mitochondria through the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC)/glucose-regulated protein 75 (GRP75)/inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (IP3R) calcium channeling complex. While this subcellular compartment is under intense investigation in both physiological and pathological conditions, no simple and sensitive method exists to quantify the endogenous amount of ER-mitochondria contact in cells...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057649/choroid-morphometric-analysis-in-non-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-by-means-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Alessandro Rabiolo, Alessandro Marchese, Luigi de Vitis, Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
AIMS: To describe the vascular changes in patients affected by non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), featuring reticular pseudodrusen (RPD), drusen, or both RPD and drusen by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Cross-sectional observational case series. Patients with non-neovascular AMD presenting at the Medical Retina Service of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan were recruited...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052265/transforming-activity-of-murine-herpesvirus-68-putative-growth-factor-is-related-to-the-ability-to-change-cytoskeletal-structure
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Veronika Lachová, Darina Svetlíková, František Golais, Miroslava Šupolíková, Lucia Turianová, Tatiana Betáková
Murine herpesvirus 68 (MHV-68) can transform cells in vitro and in vivo. We investigated putative murine herpesvirus growth factors (MHGFs) obtained by the separation of cell-free media from MHV-68-transformed cells on an FPLC Sephadex G15 column. The transforming activity of the MHGFA fraction was related to depolymerization of actin, disruption of the microtubule network, and punctate-reticular changes of the Golgi. The MHGFW fraction had only repressing activity on the transformed phenotype. Incubation of MRC-5 cells with MHGFW resulted in reticular changes of the Golgi apparatus, minor depolymerization of actin filaments, and no detectable changes of the microtubule network...
January 5, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036019/lymph-nodes-and-cancer-metastasis-new-perspectives-on-the-role-of-intranodal-lymphatic-sinuses
#16
REVIEW
Rui-Cheng Ji
The lymphatic system is essential for transporting interstitial fluid, soluble antigen, and immune cells from peripheral tissues to lymph nodes (LNs). Functional integrity of LNs is dependent on intact lymphatics and effective lymph drainage. Molecular mechanisms that facilitate interactions between tumor cells and lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) during tumor progression still remain to be identified. The cellular and molecular structures of LNs are optimized to trigger a rapid and efficient immune response, and to participate in the process of tumor metastasis by stimulating lymphangiogenesis and establishing a premetastatic niche in LNs...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032039/glomus-tumors-of-the-fingers-expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
#17
Sittisak Honsawek, Pravit Kitidumrongsook, Pobe Luangjarmekorn, Kawee Pataradool, Voranuch Thanakit, Adisorn Patradul
Glomus tumors are uncommon, benign, small neurovascular neoplasms derived from glomus bodies in the reticular dermis. Glomus bodies are found throughout the body to regulate body temperature and skin circulation; however, they are concentrated in the fingers and the sole of the foot. The typical presentation is a solitary nodule in the subungual or periungual area of the distal phalanx. The primary treatment of choice is surgical removal. We investigated expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) using immunohistochemistry in glomus tumors of the fingers...
December 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026161/3d-reticular-li1-2ni0-2mn0-6o2-cathode-material-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#18
Li Li, Lecai Wang, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Qing Xue, Lei Wei, Feng Wu, Renjie Chen
In this study, a hard-templating route was developed to synthesize a 3D reticular Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 cathode material using ordered mesoporous silica as the hard template. The synthesized 3D reticular Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 microparticles consisted of two interlaced 3D nanonetworks and a mesopore channel system. When used as the cathode material in a lithium-ion battery, the as-synthesized 3D reticular Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 exhibited remarkably enhanced electrochemical performance, namely, superior rate capability and better cycling stability than those of its bulk counterpart...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018701/metastatic-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-spleen-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Luca Koechlin, Andreas Zettl, Dieter Koeberle, Markus von Flüe, Martin Bolli
Introduction. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) of the spleen are rare neoplasms and only little is known about the origin and behavior of these tumors. Here we report the case of a 37-year-old woman with an atypical spindle cell neoplasm showing features strongly suggesting an IMT of the spleen with hepatic metastasis. Methods. A 37-year-old patient had been complaining about pain in the left upper abdomen for the last two months. A CT scan revealed a tumor mass in her spleen and liver. After complete staging, a splenectomy and atypical liver resection of segments VII and VIII were performed...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018238/key-brainstem-structures-activated-during-hypoxic-exposure-in-one-day-old-mice-highlight-characteristics-for-modeling-breathing-network-in-premature-infants
#20
Fanny Joubert, Camille Loiseau, Anne-Sophie Perrin-Terrin, Florence Cayetanot, Alain Frugière, Nicolas Voituron, Laurence Bodineau
We mapped and characterized changes in the activity of brainstem cell groups under hypoxia in one-day-old newborn mice, an animal model in which the central nervous system at birth is particularly immature. The classical biphasic respiratory response characterized by transient hyperventilation, followed by severe ventilation decline, was associated with increased c-FOS immunoreactivity in brainstem cell groups: the nucleus of the solitary tract, ventral reticular nucleus of the medulla, retrotrapezoid/parafacial region, parapyramidal group, raphe magnus nucleus, lateral, and medial parabrachial nucleus, and dorsal subcoeruleus nucleus...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
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