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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224248/is-there-a-pathogenetic-link-between-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-androgenetic-alopecia-and-fibrosing-alopecia-in-a-pattern-distribution
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A Katoulis, K Diamanti, D Sgouros, A I Liakou, E Bozi, G Avgerinou, I Panayiotides, D Rigopoulos
Frequent coexistence of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and androgenetic alopecia (AGA) has been reported in the literature, but little attention has been given to the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying this potential association. FFA is characterized by progressive cicatricial fronto-temporal hairline recession, mostly affecting peri-menopausal women. Immune mechanisms seem to play a pivotal pathogenetic role. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224232/physical-activity-and-family-based-obesity-treatment-a-review-of-expert-recommendations-on-physical-activity-in-youth
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REVIEW
C Foster, J B Moore, C R Singletary, J A Skelton
Targeting physical inactivity in children is pertinent to aiding in the decrease of childhood obesity rates. Only 33% of adolescents are obtaining the recommended goal of at least 60 min of physical activity per day. The objectives of this review are to summarize professional recommendations for physical activity and exercise in children and adolescents, and identify family-centred strategies that can be implemented by weight management clinicians. Clinically oriented recommendations and policy statements from professional organizations were identified through literature and internet searches, summarized using rubrics of aerobic, muscle strengthening and bone strengthening exercise, then examined for details on family-based focus, inclusion of child developmental stage and age, and application to the prevention and treatment of obesity...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224185/tension-force-induced-bone-formation-in-orthodontic-tooth-movement-via-modulation-of-the-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Yelin Mao, Liangliang Wang, Ye Zhu, Yu Liu, Hongwei Dai, Jianping Zhou, Dechun Geng, Lin Wang, Yong Ji
Orthodontic force-induced osteogenic differentiation and bone formation at tension sites play a critical role in orthodontic tooth movement. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this phenomenon is poorly understood. In the current study, we investigated the involvement of the GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling pathway, which is critical for bone formation during tooth movement. We established a rat tooth movement model to test the hypothesis that orthodontic force may stimulate bone formation at the tension site of the moved tooth and promote the rate of tooth movement via regulation of the GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling pathway...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224169/multiplexing-for-oxidative-bisulfite-sequencing-oxbs-seq
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Kristina Kirschner, Felix Krueger, Anthony R Green, Tamir Chandra
DNA modifications, especially methylation, are known to play a crucial part in many regulatory processes in the cell. Recently, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) was discovered, a DNA modification derived as an intermediate of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) oxidation. Efforts to gain insights into function of this DNA modification are underway and several methods were recently described to assess 5hmC levels using sequencing approaches. Here we integrate adaptation based multiplexing and high-efficiency library prep into the oxidative Bisulfite Sequencing (oxBS-seq) workflow reducing the starting amount and cost per sample to identify 5hmC levels genome-wide...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224161/quantitative-region-specific-dna-methylation-analysis-by-the-epityper%C3%A2-technology
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Sonja Kunze
DNA methylation plays a profound role in development and health as well as development and progression of disease. High-throughput quantitative DNA methylation analysis is therefore crucial for the study of the normal physiology of the epigenome and its dysregulation in disease. Many target areas are identified by a range of emerging genome-wide cytosine methylation techniques, but these whole genome scans usually only provide methylation data for a few individual CpG sites (CpGs) within a region. The EpiTYPER™ assay is a region-specific method for the detection and quantitative analysis of DNA methylation that allows performing a high-resolution scan of selected regions...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224150/bisulphite-sequencing-of-chromatin-immunoprecipitated-dna-bischip-seq
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Clare Stirzaker, Jenny Z Song, Aaron L Statham, Susan J Clark
Epigenetic regulation plays a critical role in gene expression, cellular differentiation, and disease. There is a complex interplay between the different layers of epigenetic information, including DNA methylation, nucleosome positions, histone modifications, histone variants, and other important epigenetic regulators. The different modifications do not act independently of each other and their relationship plays an important role in governing the regulation of the epigenome. Of these, DNA methylation is the best-studied epigenetic modification in mammals...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224138/quantification-of-global-dna-methylation-levels-by-mass-spectrometry
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Agustin F Fernandez, Luis Valledor, Fernando Vallejo, Maria Jesús Cañal, Mario F Fraga
Global DNA methylation was classically considered the relative percentage of 5-methylcysine (5mC) with respect to total cytosine (C). Early approaches were based on the use of high-performance separation technologies and UV detection. However, the recent development of protocols using mass spectrometry for the detection has increased sensibility and permitted the precise identification of peak compounds based on their molecular masses. This allows work to be conducted with much less genomic DNA starting material and also to quantify 5-hydroxymethyl-cytosine (5hmC), a recently identified form of methylated cytosine that could play an important role in active DNA demethylation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224136/a-summary-of-the-biological-processes-disease-associated-changes-and-clinical-applications-of-dna-methylation
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Gitte Brinch Andersen, Jörg Tost
DNA methylation at cytosines followed by guanines, CpGs, forms one of the multiple layers of epigenetic mechanisms controlling and modulating gene expression through chromatin structure. It closely interacts with histone modifications and chromatin remodeling complexes to form the local genomic and higher-order chromatin landscape. DNA methylation is essential for proper mammalian development, crucial for imprinting and plays a role in maintaining genomic stability. DNA methylation patterns are susceptible to change in response to environmental stimuli such as diet or toxins, whereby the epigenome seems to be most vulnerable during early life...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224123/shear-wave-sonoelastography-of-skeletal-muscle-basic-principles-biomechanical-concepts-clinical-applications-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Maud Creze, Antoine Nordez, Marc Soubeyrand, Laurence Rocher, Xavier Maître, Marie-France Bellin
Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and therapeutic response evaluation of muscular diseases. However, one important limitation is its incapacity to assess the in vivo biomechanical properties of the muscles. The emerging shear wave sonoelastography technique offers a quantifiable spatial representation of the viscoelastic characteristics of skeletal muscle. Elastography is a non-invasive tool used to analyze the physiologic and biomechanical properties of muscles in healthy and pathologic conditions...
December 9, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224108/negative-impact-of-testosterone-deficiency-and-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-therapy-on-metabolic-and-sexual-function-in-men
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Abdulmaged M Traish
Androgens are steroid hormones with pleotropic and diverse biochemical and physiological functions, and androgen deficiency exerts a negative impact on human health. Testosterone (T) either directly or via its transformation into the more potent metabolite 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) or via aromatization into estradiol (E2) modulates important biochemical signaling pathways of human physiology and plays a critical role in the growth and/or maintenance of functions in a host of tissues and organs. T and 5α-DHT play an important role in regulating physiology of the muscle, adipose tissue, liver, bone, and central nervous system, as well as reproductive and sexual functions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224105/nuclear-and-membrane-actions-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-contribution-to-the-regulation-of-energy-and-glucose-homeostasis
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Maeva Guillaume, Alexandra Montagner, Coralie Fontaine, Françoise Lenfant, Jean-François Arnal, Pierre Gourdy
Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) has been demonstrated to play a key role in reproduction but also to exert numerous functions in nonreproductive tissues. Accordingly, ERα is now recognized as a key regulator of energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism and mediates the protective effects of estrogens against obesity and type 2 diabetes. This chapter attempts to summarize our current understanding of the mechanisms of ERα activation and their involvement in the modulation of energy balance and glucose metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224102/brain-estrogens-and-feeding-behavior
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Yong Xu
Estrogens play essential roles in suppressing food intake and preventing body weight gain. Tremendous research efforts have been focused on estrogen physiology in the context of feeding control. Estrogen receptors and the related signals have been attractive targets for development of new obesity therapies. This chapter focuses on the functional interactions between brain estrogens and other appetite-regulatory signals, the critical estrogen receptor isoforms and distinct brain regions that mediate effects of estrogens on feeding, and the intracellular signals that are involved...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224101/estradiol-regulation-of-brown-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis
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Ismael González-García, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Miguel López
Physiologically, estrogens carry out a myriad of functions, the most essential being the regulation of the reproductive axis. Currently, it is also dogmatic that estrogens play an important role modulating energy balance and metabolism. In this sense, it is well known that low estrogens levels, occurring due to ovarian insufficiency, in conditions such as menopause or ovariectomy (OVX), are associated with increased food intake and decreased energy expenditure, leading to weight gain and obesity at long term...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224096/origins-and-functions-of-the-ventrolateral-vmh-a-complex-neuronal-cluster-orchestrating-sex-differences-in-metabolism-and-behavior
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William C Krause, Holly A Ingraham
The neuroendocrine brain or hypothalamus has emerged as one of the most highly sexually dimorphic brain regions in mammals, and specifically in rodents. It is not surprising that hypothalamic nuclei play a pivotal role in controlling sex-dependent physiology. This brain region functions as a chief executive officer or master regulator of homeostatic physiological systems to integrate both external and internal signals. In this review, we describe sex differences in energy homeostasis that arise in one area of the hypothalamus, the ventrolateral subregion of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl) with a focus on how male and female neurons function in metabolic and behavioral aspects...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224095/sex-differences-in-muscle-wasting
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Lindsey J Anderson, Haiming Liu, Jose M Garcia
With aging and other muscle wasting diseases, men and women undergo similar pathological changes in skeletal muscle: increased inflammation, enhanced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, satellite cell senescence, elevated apoptosis and proteasome activity, and suppressed protein synthesis and myocyte regeneration. Decreased food intake and physical activity also indirectly contribute to muscle wasting. Sex hormones also play important roles in maintaining skeletal muscle homeostasis. Testosterone is a potent anabolic factor promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscular regeneration...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224090/men-are-from-mars-women-are-from-venus-sex-differences-in-insulin-action-and-secretion
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Ananda Basu, Simmi Dube, Rita Basu
Sex difference plays a substantial role in the regulation of glucose metabolism in healthy glucose-tolerant humans. The factors which may contribute to the sex-related differences in glucose metabolism include differences in lifestyle (diet and exercise), sex hormones, and body composition. Several epidemiological and observational studies have noted that impaired glucose tolerance is more common in women than men. Some of these studies have attributed this to differences in body composition, while others have attributed impaired insulin sensitivity as a cause of impaired glucose tolerance in women...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224083/electron-transfer-between-enzymes-and-electrodes
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Tanja Vidakovic-Koch
Efficient electron transfer between redox enzymes and electrocatalytic surfaces plays a significant role in development of novel energy conversion devices as well as novel reactors for production of commodities and fine chemicals. Major application examples are related to enzymatic fuel cells and electroenzymatic reactors, as well as enzymatic biosensors. The two former applications are still at the level of proof-of-concept, partly due to the low efficiency and obstacles to electron transfer between enzymes and electrodes...
December 10, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224063/an-efficient-scheme-for-mental-task-classification-utilizing-reflection-coefficients-obtained-from-autocorrelation-function-of-eeg-signal
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M M Rahman, M A Chowdhury, S A Fattah
Classification of different mental tasks using electroencephalogram (EEG) signal plays an imperative part in various brain-computer interface (BCI) applications. In the design of BCI systems, features extracted from lower frequency bands of scalp-recorded EEG signals are generally considered to classify mental tasks and higher frequency bands are mostly ignored as noise. However, in this paper, it is demonstrated that high frequency components of EEG signal can provide accommodating data for enhancing the classification performance of the mental task-based BCI...
December 9, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224025/alterations-in-adiposity-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-adult-gasp-1-overexpressing-mice
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Luce Périè, Alexis Parenté, Fabienne Baraige, Laetitia Magnol, Véronique Blanquet
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Myostatin is known as a powerful negative regulator of muscle growth playing a key role in skeletal muscle homeostasis. Recent studies revealed that myostatin-deficient mice lead to an increase of insulin sensitivity, a decrease of adiposity and a resistance to obesity, showing that myostatin can also impact on metabolism. Thus, myostatin appeared as a potential therapeutic target to treat insulin resistance. METHODS: We generated transgenic mice overexpressing Gasp-1, a myostatin inhibitor...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224010/microrna-195-suppresses-the-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-targeting-dclk1
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Bin Zhou, Chuandong Sun, Xiao Hu, Hanxiang Zhan, Hao Zou, Yujie Feng, Fabo Qiu, Shun Zhang, Liqun Wu, Bingyuan Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1) is emerging as a tumor-specific stem cell marker in pancreatic cancer (PC). MicroRNA-195 (miR-195) plays an important role in many types of tumors. However, the roles of DCLK1 in cancer and miRNAs that directly regulate DCLK1 have not been elucidated. The goal of this study is to assess the effects of miR-195 on inhibiting DCLK1 and to clarify the regulating mechanism of miR-195-DCLK1 in PC cells. METHODS: The expression of DCLK1 protein and miR-195 in PC tissues and adjacent healthy pancreatic tissues was detected by Western blot and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), respectively and the correlation between overall survival of PC patients and expression of DCLK1 was measured by Kaplan-Meier analysis...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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