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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086779/the-effect-of-electrical-conductivity-of-myocardium-on-cardiac-pumping-efficacy-a-computational-study
#1
Ana Rahma Yuniarti, Ki Moo Lim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The existence of non-excitable cells in the myocardium leads to the increasing conduction non-uniformity and decreasing myocardial electrical conductivity. Slowed myocardial conduction velocity (MCV) believed to enhance the probability of cardiac arryhthmia and alter the cardiac mechanical pumping efficacy, even in sinus rhythm. Though several studies on the correlation between MCV and cardiac electrical instabilities exist, there has been no study concerning correlation or causality between MCV and cardiac mechanical pumping efficacy, due to the limitation in clinical methods to document and evaluate cardiac mechanical responses directly...
January 10, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064021/nanosecond-pulsed-electric-field-induced-dose-dependent-phosphatidylinositol-4-5-bisphosphate-signaling-and-intracellular-electro-sensitization
#2
Gleb P Tolstykh, Melissa Tarango, Caleb C Roth, Bennett L Ibey
Previously, it was demonstrated that nanometer-sized pores (nanopores) are formed in outer cellular membranes after exposure to nanosecond electric pulses (nsEPs). We reported that plasma membrane nanoporation affects phospholipids of the cell membrane, culminating in cascading phosphoinositide phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) intracellular signaling. In the current study, we show that nsEPs initiated electric field (EF) dose-dependent PIP2 hydrolysis and/or depletion from the plasma membrane. This process was confirmed using fluorescent optical probes of PIP2 hydrolysis: PLCδ-PH-EGFP and GFP-C1-PKCγ-C1a...
January 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041584/hemodynamics-of-his-bundle-pacing
#3
REVIEW
Luca Alberti, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Luigi Padeletti
This review will focus on the feasibility of long term His bundle pacing and its effects on left ventricle (LV) hemodynamics. Compared with right ventricular pacing, His bundle pacing results in a more physiological electro-mechanical activation that contributes to preserve LV function. Moreover some studies showed a similar effect to biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and left bundle branch block. Recent observations indicate that His bundle pacing should be considered as an optimal site to pace right ventricle in patients who are candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy...
January 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010062/covalent-modulators-of-the-vacuolar-atpase
#4
Ying-Chu Chen, Keriann M Backus, Maria Merkulova, Christina Yang, Dennis Brown, Benjamin F Cravatt, Chao Zhang
The vacuolar H(+) ATPase (V-ATPase) is a complex multisubunit machine that regulates important cellular processes through controlling acidity of intracellular compartments in eukaryotes. Existing small-molecule modulators of V-ATPase either are restricted to targeting one membranous subunit of V-ATPase or have poorly understood mechanisms of action. Small molecules with novel and defined mechanisms of inhibition are thus needed to functionally characterize V-ATPase and to fully evaluate the therapeutic relevance of V-ATPase in human diseases...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965026/disentangling-stimulus-plausibility-and-contextual-congruency-electro-physiological-evidence-for-differential-cognitive-dynamics
#5
Moreno I Coco, Susana Araujo, Karl Magnus Petersson
Expectancy mechanisms are routinely used by the cognitive system in stimulus processing and in anticipation of appropriate responses. Electrophysiology research has documented negative shifts of brain activity when expectancies are violated within a local stimulus context (e.g., reading an implausible word in a sentence) or more globally between consecutive stimuli (e.g., a narrative of images with an incongruent end). In this EEG study, we examine the interaction between expectancies operating at the level of stimulus plausibility and at more global level of contextual congruency to provide evidence for, or against, a disassociation of the underlying processing mechanisms...
December 10, 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918346/electrical-stimulation-for-seizure-induction-and-functional-mapping-in-stereoelectroencephalography
#6
Agnès Trébuchon, Patrick Chauvel
The challenge in epilepsy surgery is to remove the epileptogenic zone without compromising postoperative function. Electrical stimulation (ES) was developed to identify with greater anatomical and physiological precision cortical structures essential to language and motor function. Because the language network is widely distributed in the left (dominant) hemisphere, and often varies among patients, brain mapping should delineate eloquent areas at the individual level. Although ES for language is commonly performed during a presurgical investigation, the procedure remains nonstandardized among centers, and differences between grids and intracerebral depth electrodes (stereoelectroencephalography) should be taken into account when comparing results from different series...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913147/electro-kinetically-driven-peristaltic-transport-of-viscoelastic-physiological-fluids-through-a-finite-length-capillary-mathematical-modeling
#7
Dharmendra Tripathi, Ashu Yadav, O Anwar Bég
Analytical solutions are developed for the electro-kinetic flow of a viscoelastic biological liquid in a finite length cylindrical capillary geometry under peristaltic waves. The Jefferys' non-Newtonian constitutive model is employed to characterize rheological properties of the fluid. The unsteady conservation equations for mass and momentum with electro-kinetic and Darcian porous medium drag force terms are reduced to a system of steady linearized conservation equations in an axisymmetric coordinate system...
January 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883074/adipose-stem-cells-display-higher-regenerative-capacities-and-more-adaptable-electro-kinetic-properties-compared-to-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Ahmed El-Badawy, Marwa Amer, Reda Abdelbaset, Sameh N Sherif, Marwan Abo-Elela, Yehya H Ghallab, Hamdy Abdelhamid, Yehea Ismail, Nagwa El-Badri
Adipose stem cells (ASCs) have recently emerged as a more viable source for clinical applications, compared to bone-marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) because of their abundance and easy access. In this study we evaluated the regenerative potency of ASCs compared to BM-MSCs. Furthermore, we compared the dielectric and electro-kinetic properties of both types of cells using a novel Dielectrophoresis (DEP) microfluidic platform based on a printed circuit board (PCB) technology. Our data show that ASCs were more effective than BM-MSCs in promoting neovascularization in an animal model of hind-limb ischemia...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881667/a-mechanistic-physicochemical-model-of-carbon-dioxide-transport-in-blood
#9
David Patrick O'Neill, Peter A Robbins
A number of mathematical models have been produced that, given the Pco2 and Po2 of blood, will calculate the total concentrations for CO2 and O2 in blood. However, all these models contain at least some empirical features, and thus do not represent all of the underlying physicochemical processes in an entirely mechanistic manner. The aim of this study was to develop a physicochemical model of CO2 carriage by the blood to determine whether our understanding of the physical chemistry of the major chemical components of blood together with their interactions is sufficiently strong to predict the physiological properties of CO2 carriage by whole blood...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858026/a-portable-microfluidic-system-for-rapid-measurement-of-the-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate
#10
Ziya Isiksacan, Ozcan Erel, Caglar Elbuken
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a frequently used 30 min or 60 min clinical test for screening of several inflammatory conditions, infections, trauma, and malignant diseases, as well as non-inflammatory conditions including prostate cancer and stroke. Erythrocyte aggregation (EA) is a physiological process where erythrocytes form face-to-face linear structures, called rouleaux, at stasis or low shear rates. In this work, we proposed a method for ESR measurement from EA. We developed a microfluidic opto-electro-mechanical system, using which we experimentally showed a significant correlation (R(2) = 0...
November 18, 2016: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783269/anion-channels-of-mitochondria
#11
Devasena Ponnalagu, Harpreet Singh
Mitochondria are the "power house" of a cell continuously generating ATP to ensure its proper functioning. The constant production of ATP via oxidative phosphorylation demands a large electrochemical force that drives protons across the highly selective and low-permeable mitochondrial inner membrane. Besides the conventional role of generating ATP, mitochondria also play an active role in calcium signaling, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), stress responses, and regulation of cell-death pathways...
October 26, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762540/electro-photodynamic-visualization-of-singlet-oxygen-induced-by-zinc-porphyrin-modified-microchip-in-aqueous-media
#12
Chuanguang Yao, Hongxin Song, Ying Wan, Kefeng Ma, Chenyu Zheng, Hongda Cui, Peng Xin, Xubo Ji, Shengyuan Deng
A porphyrin-based electro-photodynamic imaging system was fabricated for monitoring the concentration of oxygen. Distinct from the electrochemiluminescent (ECL) inability of numerous organic species in aqueous solutions, a strong and stable red irradiation at 634 nm could be stimulated electrochemically on zinc(II) meso-tetra(4-carboxyphenyl) porphine (ZnTCPP)/tetraoctylammonium bromide (TOAB) in the physiological condition. In terms of in situ electron paramagnetic resonance and ECL spectroscopies, the nature of ECL was thoroughly investigated, being exactly the chemiluminescence from singlet oxygen ((1)O2) produced during the successive electro-reduction of ZnTCPP...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664111/electro-physiological-changes-in-the-brain-induced-by-caffeine-or-glucose-nasal-spray
#13
K De Pauw, B Roelands, J Van Cutsem, U Marusic, T Torbeyns, R Meeusen
OBJECTIVE: A direct link between the mouth cavity and the brain for glucose (GLUC) and caffeine (CAF) has been established. The aim of this study is to determine whether a direct link for both substrates also exist between the nasal cavity and the brain. METHODS: Ten healthy male subjects (age 22 ± 1 years) performed three experimental trials, separated by at least 2 days. Each trial included a 20-s nasal spray (NAS) period in which solutions placebo (PLAC), GLUC, or CAF were provided in a double-blind, randomized order...
January 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642859/the-effect-of-game-design-goal-type-and-player-numbers-on-the-physiological-and-physical-demands-of-hurling-specific-small-sided-games
#14
Shane Malone, Kieran 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 four types of SSG (possession (P), normal play (NP), regular Goals (RG) and small goals (SG) in four-a-side, five-a-side and six-a-side formats. Heart rate (Polar Electro Oy, Kempele, Finland) and Global positioning system technology (VX Sport, 4-Hz, Lower Hutt, New Zealand) were used to analyse the physical and physiological differences between SSG...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612722/poly-dopamine-beta-cyclodextrin-a-novel-nanobiopolymer-towards-sensing-of-some-amino-acids-at-physiological-ph
#15
Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Sattar Sadeghi, Leyla Bageri, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Ayub Karimzadeh, Nasrin Shadjou, Soltanali Mahboob
A novel nanobiopolymer film was electrodeposited on the surface of glassy carbon through cyclic voltammetry from dopamine, β-cyclodextrin, and phosphate buffer solution in physiological pH (7.40). The electrochemical behavior of polydopamine-Beta-cyclodextrin modified glassy carbon electrode was investigated for electro-oxidation and determination of some amino acids (l-Cysteine, l-Tyrosine, l-Glycine, and l-Phenylalanine). The modified electrode was applied for selected amino acid detection at physiological pH using cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry and chronoamperometry, chronocoulometery...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595330/small-molecule-wnk-inhibition-regulates-cardiovascular-and-renal-function
#16
Ken Yamada, Hyi-Man Park, Dean F Rigel, Keith DiPetrillo, Erin J Whalen, Anthony Anisowicz, Michael Beil, James Berstler, Cara Emily Brocklehurst, Debra A Burdick, Shari L Caplan, Michael P Capparelli, Guanjing Chen, Wei Chen, Bethany Dale, Lin Deng, Fumin Fu, Norio Hamamatsu, Kouki Harasaki, Tracey Herr, Peter Hoffmann, Qi-Ying Hu, Waan-Jeng Huang, Neeraja Idamakanti, Hidetomo Imase, Yuki Iwaki, Monish Jain, Jey Jeyaseelan, Mitsunori Kato, Virendar K Kaushik, Darcy Kohls, Vidya Kunjathoor, Daniel LaSala, Jongchan Lee, Jing Liu, Yang Luo, Fupeng Ma, Ruowei Mo, Sarah Mowbray, Muneto Mogi, Flavio Ossola, Pramod Pandey, Sejal J Patel, Swetha Raghavan, Bahaa Salem, Yuka H Shanado, Gary M Trakshel, Gordon Turner, Hiromichi Wakai, Chunhua Wang, Stephen Weldon, Jennifer B Wielicki, Xiaoling Xie, Lingfei Xu, Yukiko I Yagi, Kayo Yasoshima, Jianning Yin, David Yowe, Ji-Hu Zhang, Gang Zheng, Lauren Monovich
The With-No-Lysine (K) (WNK) kinases play a critical role in blood pressure regulation and body fluid and electrolyte homeostasis. Herein, we introduce the first orally bioavailable pan-WNK-kinase inhibitor, WNK463, that exploits unique structural features of the WNK kinases for both affinity and kinase selectivity. In rodent models of hypertension, WNK463 affects blood pressure and body fluid and electro-lyte homeostasis, consistent with WNK-kinase-associated physiology and pathophysiology.
November 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594831/method-for-improving-eeg-based-emotion-recognition-by-combining-it-with-synchronized-biometric-and-eye-tracking-technologies-in-a-non-invasive-and-low-cost-way
#17
Juan-Miguel López-Gil, Jordi Virgili-Gomá, Rosa Gil, Roberto García
Technical advances, particularly the integration of wearable and embedded sensors, facilitate tracking of physiological responses in a less intrusive way. Currently, there are many devices that allow gathering biometric measurements from human beings, such as EEG Headsets or Health Bracelets. The massive data sets generated by tracking of EEG and physiology may be used, among other things, to infer knowledge about human moods and emotions. Apart from direct biometric signal measurement, eye tracking systems are nowadays capable of determining the point of gaze of the users when interacting in ICT environments, which provides an added value research on many different areas, such as psychology or marketing...
2016: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590776/a-two-variable-model-robust-to-pacemaker-behaviour-for-the-dynamics-of-the-cardiac-action-potential
#18
Cesare Corrado, Steven A Niederer
Ionic models with two state variables are routinely used in patient specific electro-physiology simulations due to the small number of parameters to be constrained and their computational tractability. Among these models, the Mitchell and Schaeffer (MS) action potential model is often used in ventricle electro-physiology due to its ability to reproduce the shape of the action potential and its restitution properties. However, for some choices of parameters characterising this ionic model, unwanted pacemaker behaviour is present...
November 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579490/involvement-of-cx3cl1-in-the-migration-of-osteoclast-precursors-across-osteoblast-layer-stimulated-by-interleukin-1%C3%A3
#19
Tsuyoshi Matsuura, Shizuko Ichinose, Masako Akiyama, Yuki Kasahara, Noriko Tachikawa, Ken-Ichi Nakahama
The trigger for bone remodeling is bone resorption by osteoclasts. Osteoclast differentiation only occurs on the old bone, which needs to be repaired under physiological conditions. However, uncontrolled bone resorption is often observed in pro-inflammatory bone diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Mature osteoclasts are multinuclear cells that differentiate from monocyte/macrophage lineage cells by cell fusion. Although Osteoclast precursors should migrate across osteoblast layer to reach bone matrix before maturation, the underlying mechanisms have not yet been elucidated in detail...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570953/-emotional-memory-and-electrocortical-activity-in-schizophrenia
#20
Marc E Lavoie, Julie Champagne, Emma Glaser, Adrianna Mendrek
Context Abnormal emotion processing is frequent in schizophrenia and affects social and functional outcome. Past event-related potential (ERP) research investigating processing of affective stimuli in schizophrenia was done mainly with facial expressions and revealed impaired facial emotion recognition in patients relative to control subjects. Experimentations involving fMRI with this group of patients, showed alteration of limbic and frontal regions in response to emotional unpleasant images, compared to neutral stimuli during a memory task...
December 0: Santé Mentale Au Québec
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