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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800733/integrative-and-quantitive-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-his-bundle-related-pacing-in-comparison-with-conventional-right-ventricular-pacing-a-meta-analysis
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Ziqing Yu, Ruizhen Chen, Yangang Su, Xueying Chen, Shengmei Qin, Minghui Li, Fei Han, Junbo Ge
BACKGROUND: Long-term RVP could bring adverse problems to cardiac electro-mechanics and result in inter- and intra-ventricular asynchrony, impaired labor force, and aggravation of cardiac function. HBRP including direct His bundle pacing and para-His bundle pacing was regarded as a novel physiological pacing pattern to avoid devastating cardiac function. This synthetic study was conducted to integratively and quantitatively evaluate the efficacy of His bundle related pacing (HBRP) in comparison with conventional right ventricular pacing (RVP)...
August 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775361/a-conserved-neuronal-daf-16-foxo-plays-an-important-role-in-conveying-pheromone-signals-to-elicit-repulsion-behavior-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Donha Park, Jeong-Hoon Hahm, Saeram Park, Go Ha, Gyeong-Eon Chang, Haelim Jeong, Heekyeong Kim, Sunhee Kim, Eunji Cheong, Young-Ki Paik
Animals use pheromones as a conspecific chemical language to respond appropriately to environmental changes. The soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans secretes ascaroside pheromones throughout the lifecycle, which influences entry into dauer phase in early larvae, in addition to sexual attraction and aggregation. In adult hermaphrodites, pheromone sensory signals perceived by worms usually elicit repulsion as an initial behavioral signature. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal pheromone sensory process from perception to repulsion in adult hermaphrodites remain poorly understood...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741593/electro-cutaneous-stimulation-on-the-palm-elicits-referred-sensations-on-intact-but-not-on-amputated-digits
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Marco D'Alonzo, Leonard Frederik Engels, Marco Controzzi, Christian Cipriani
Objective Grasping and manipulation control critically depends on tactile feedback. Without this feedback, the ability for fine control of a prosthesis is limited in upper limb amputees. Early studies have shown that non-invasive electro-cutaneous stimulation (ES) can induce referred sensations that are spread to a wider and/or more distant area, with respect to the electrodes. Building on this, we sought to exploit this effect to provide somatotopically matched sensory feedback to people with partial hand (digital) amputations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687516/reconstructing-anatomy-from-electro-physiological-data
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J D López, F Valencia, G Flandin, W Penny, G R Barnes
Here we show how it is possible to make estimates of brain structure based on MEG data. We do this by reconstructing functional estimates onto distorted cortical manifolds parameterised in terms of their spherical harmonics. We demonstrate that both empirical and simulated MEG data give rise to consistent and plausible anatomical estimates. Importantly, the estimation of structure from MEG data can be quantified in terms of millimetres from the true brain structure. We show, for simulated data, that the functional assumptions which are closer to the functional ground-truth give rise to anatomical estimates that are closer to the true anatomy...
July 4, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676251/the-not-so-bitter-pill-effects-of-combined-oral-contraceptives-on-peripheral-physiological-indicators-of-emotional-reactivity
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Diana Armbruster, Clemens Kirschbaum, Alexander Strobel
Combined oral contraceptives (COC) are used by millions of women worldwide. Although findings are not entirely consistent, COC have been found to impact on brain function and, thus, to modulate affective processes. Here, we investigated electro-physiological responses to emotional stimuli in free cycling women in both the early follicular and late luteal phase as well as in COC users. Skin conductance response (SCR), startle reflex, corrugator and zygomaticus activity were assessed. COC users showed reduced overall startle magnitude and SCR amplitude, but heightened overall zygomaticus activity, although effect sizes were small...
July 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674482/feasibility-of-using-electrocochleography-for-objective-estimation-of-electro-acoustic-interactions-in-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-residual-hearing
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Kanthaiah Koka, Leonid M Litvak
Although cochlear implants (CI) traditionally have been used to treat individuals with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss, a recent trend is to implant individuals with residual low-frequency hearing. Patients who retain some residual acoustic hearing after surgery often can benefit from electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) technologies, which combine conventional acoustic amplification with electrical stimulation. However, interactions between acoustic and electrical stimulation may affect outcomes adversely and are time-consuming and difficult to assess behaviorally...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657546/sensitive-detection-of-dopamine-via-leucodopaminechrome-on-polyacrylic-acid-coated-ceria-nanorods
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Weiqin Sheng, Liang Zheng, Yan Liu, Xueqin Zhao, Jian Weng, Yang Zhang
The major hurdle in detection of dopamine (DA) by electro-analysis is the presence of physiological interferents with a similar oxidation potential of DA. The conventional method is to enlarge the difference of their oxidation potentials. Here, we report an unconventional method to detect DA via leucodopaminechrome on CeO2 nanorods. Leucodopaminechrome is produced from the cyclization of dopamine-quinone, a product of two-electron oxidation of DA. Thus, its concentration is proportional to the DA concentration...
June 28, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655649/interregional-electro-mechanical-heterogeneity-in-the-rabbit-myocardium
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Franz F Dressler, Ilona Bodi, Marius Menza, Robin Moss, Heiko Bugger, Christoph Bode, Jan C Behrends, Gunnar Seemann, Katja E Odening
BACKGROUND: Increased electrical heterogeneity has been causatively linked to arrhythmic disorders, yet the knowledge about physiological heterogeneity remains incomplete. This study investigates regional electro-mechanical heterogeneities in rabbits, one of the key animal models for arrhythmic disorders. METHODS AND FINDINGS: 7 wild-type rabbits were examined by phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging in vivo to assess cardiac wall movement velocities. Using a novel data-processing algorithm regional contraction-like profiles were calculated...
June 24, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644398/a-novel-wearable-forehead-eog-measurement-system-for-human-computer-interfaces
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Jeong Heo, Heenam Yoon, Kwang Suk Park
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients whose voluntary muscles are paralyzed commonly communicate with the outside world using eye movement. There have been many efforts to support this method of communication by tracking or detecting eye movement. An electrooculogram (EOG), an electro-physiological signal, is generated by eye movements and can be measured with electrodes placed around the eye. In this study, we proposed a new practical electrode position on the forehead to measure EOG signals, and we developed a wearable forehead EOG measurement system for use in Human Computer/Machine interfaces (HCIs/HMIs)...
June 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623474/epithelial-fluid-transport-is-due-to-electro-osmosis-80-plus-osmosis-20
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Jorge Fischbarg, Julio A Hernandez, Andrey A Rubashkin, Pavel Iserovich, Veronica I Cacace, Carlos F Kusnier
Epithelial fluid transport, an important physiological process shrouded in a long-standing enigma, may finally be moving closer to a solution. We propose that, for the corneal endothelium, relative proportions for the driving forces for fluid transport are 80% of paracellular electro-osmosis, and 20% classical transcellular osmosis. These operate in a cyclical process with a period of 9.2 s, which is dictated by the decrease and exhaustion of cellular Na(+). Paracellular electro-osmosis is sketched here, and partially discussed as much as the subject still allows; transcellular osmosis is presented at length...
June 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612045/lack-of-trpm5-expressing-microvillous-cells-in-mouse-main-olfactory-epithelium-leads-to-impaired-odor-evoked-responses-and-olfactory-guided-behavior-in-a-challenging-chemical-environment
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Kayla Lemons, Ziying Fu, Imad Aoudé, Tatsuya Ogura, Julianna Sun, Justin Chang, Kenechukwu Mbonu, Ichiro Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Arakawa, Weihong Lin
The mammalian main olfactory epithelium (MOE) modifies its activities in response to changes in the chemical environment. This process is essential for maintaining the functions of the olfactory system and the upper airway. However, mechanisms involved in this functional maintenance, especially those occurring via paracrine regulatory pathways within the multicellular MOE, are poorly understood. Previously, a population of non-neuronal, transient receptor potential M5-expressing microvillous cells (TRPM5-MCs) was identified in the MOE, and the initial characterization of these cells showed that they are cholinergic and responsive to various xenobiotics including odorants at high concentrations...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610554/slc7a11-overexpression-in-glioblastoma-is-associated-with-increased-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties
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Monika D Polewski, Rosyli F Reveron-Thornton, Gregory A Cherryholmes, Georgi K Marinov, Karen S Aboody
System xc(-) is a sodium-independent electroneutral transporter, comprising a catalytic subunit xCT (SLC7A11), which is involved in importing cystine. Certain cancers such as gliomas upregulate the expression of system xc(-), which confers a survival advantage against the detrimental effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by increasing generation of the antioxidant glutathione. However, ROS have also been shown to function as targeted, intracellular second messengers in an array of physiological processes such as proliferation...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596215/reproductive-and-metabolic-state-differences-in-olfactory-responses-to-amino-acids-in-a-mouth-brooding-african-cichlid-fish
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Alexandre A Nikonov, Julie M Butler, Karen E Field, John Caprio, Karen P Maruska
Olfaction mediates many crucial life-history behaviors such as prey detection, predator avoidance, migration and reproduction. Olfactory function can also be modulated by an animal's internal physiological and metabolic states. While this is relatively well studied in mammals, little is known about how internal state impacts olfaction in fishes, the largest and most diverse group of vertebrates. Here we apply electro-olfactograms (EOGs) in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni to test the hypothesis that olfactory responses to food-related cues (i...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547814/electrical-stimulation-structurally-affects-the-tissues-of-the-rectum-and-anus-of-nulliparous-rats
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Hugo Alves de Sousa, Maria da Glória da Silva, Keyla de Paula Barbosa, Leonora Maciel de Souza Vianna, Yolanda Galindo Pacheco, José Roberto Pimenta de Godoy, Selma Aparecida Souza Kuckelhaus
Considering that the muscles of the anus perform a critical role in maintaining continence, losses in their structure can negatively affect the physiological control of the intestinal contents. Anorectal electro-stimulation (ARES) has been reported to have a positive effect on the functionality of treated patients, but how ARES affects the structural tissues of the anorectal segment remains unknown. Because the study of how ARES structurally affects human tissues is not possible, this study aimed to clarify these effects in a murine model, which has a similar anorectal segment (structure and physiology) to humans...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541225/stability-of-enzymatic-biosensors-for-wearable-applications
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Apurva Sonawane, Pandiaraj Manickam, Shekhar Bhansali
Technological evolution in wearable sensors is accounting for major growth and transformation in multitude of industries ranging from healthcare to computing & informatics to communication and biomedical sciences. The major driver for this transformation is the new-found ability to continuously monitor and analyze the patients' physiology in patients' natural setting. Numerous wearable sensors are already on the market and are summarized. Most of the current technologies have focused on electro-physiological, electro-mechanical or acoustic measurements...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538297/effect-of-game-design-goal-type-and-player-numbers-on-the-physiological-and-physical-demands-of-hurling-specific-small-sided-games
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Shane Malone, Kieran D Collins
The current study examined the effect that game design modification, goal type, and player numbers on the running performance and physiological demands of small-sided hurling games (SSG). Forty-eight hurling players (age, 25.5 ± 3.2 years; height, 178.9 ± 3.2 cm; body mass, 78.5 ± 4.5 kg) performed 4 types of SSG (possession [P], normal play [NP], regular goals [RG] and small goals [SG]) in 4-a-side, 5-a-side, and 6-a-side formats. Heart rate (Polar Electro Oy) and global positioning system technology (VX Sport, 4-Hz, Lower Hutt) were used to analyze the physical and physiological differences between SSG...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476169/effects-of-diacetyl-liensinine-on-electrophysiology-in-rabbit-ventricular-myocytes
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Feng Cao, Teng Wang, Wenmao Ding, Zhe Li, Shaobo Shi, Xiaozhan Wang
BACKGROUND: Diacetyl-liensinine is a chemosynthetic derivative of liensinine, extracted from the seed embryo of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, in China. It has been found to have extensive anti- arrhythmic actions. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of diacetyl-liensinine on electro- physiology of myocytes. METHODS: We exposed rabbit ventricular myocytes to diacetyl-liensinine using standard whole-cell patch-clamp technique and measured the action potential, L-type calcium current (I Ca-L), delayed rectifier potassium current (I K), transient outward potassium current (I to) and inward rectifier potassium current (I K1)...
May 5, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456161/balance-of-excitation-and-inhibition-determines-1-f-power-spectrum-in-neuronal-networks
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F Lombardi, H J Herrmann, L de Arcangelis
The 1/f-like decay observed in the power spectrum of electro-physiological signals, along with scale-free statistics of the so-called neuronal avalanches, constitutes evidence of criticality in neuronal systems. Recent in vitro studies have shown that avalanche dynamics at criticality corresponds to some specific balance of excitation and inhibition, thus suggesting that this is a basic feature of the critical state of neuronal networks. In particular, a lack of inhibition significantly alters the temporal structure of the spontaneous avalanche activity and leads to an anomalous abundance of large avalanches...
April 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406991/a-mathematical-model-for-active-contraction-in-healthy-and-failing-myocytes-and-left-ventricles
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Li Cai, Yongheng Wang, Hao Gao, Yiqiang Li, Xiaoyu Luo
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, in particular myocardial dysfunction, which may lead to heart failure eventually. Understanding the electro-mechanics of the heart will help in developing more effective clinical treatments. In this paper, we present a multi-scale electro-mechanics model of the left ventricle (LV). The Holzapfel-Ogden constitutive law was used to describe the passive myocardial response in tissue level, a modified Grandi-Pasqualini-Bers model was adopted to model calcium dynamics in individual myocytes, and the active tension was described using the Niederer-Hunter-Smith myofilament model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397061/a-neural-controller-for-online-laser-power-adjustment-during-the-heat-therapy-process-in-the-presence-of-nanoparticles
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S Ehsan Razavi
The present research evaluated the efficiency of a control approach to control the temperature of a breast tumor mass in the presence of nanoparticles exposed to laser radiation. However, if the radiation is carried out in open loop manner it may result in excessive temperature rise healthy cells that exist in the vicinity of tumor's cells. This may lead to the death of healthy cells. So, using closed loop control methods is necessary to guarantee the preservation of healthy cells during the period of radiation...
April 10, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
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