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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526784/trpv4-mediates-the-calcium-influx-required-for-flightless-non-muscle-myosin-interaction-and-collagen-remodeling
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P D Arora, M Di Gregorio, P He, C A McCulloch
Collagen remodeling by phagocytosis requires cell extension formation, which in turn involves interaction of the actin binding protein Flightless I (FliI) with non-muscle myosin IIA (NMMIIA) at cell-matrix adhesion sites. As Ca(2+) plays a central role in controlling actomyosin-dependent functions, we examined how Ca(2+) controls the generation of cell extensions and collagen remodeling. Ratio fluorimetry demonstrated localized Ca(2+) influx at extensions of fibroblasts. Western Blotting and qPCR showed high expression levels of the Ca(2+)-permeable, Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid-4 (TRPV4) channel, which co-immunoprecipitated with β1 integrin and localized to adhesions...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515839/hypotensive-responses-of-reciprocal-supersets-versus-traditional-resistance-training-in-apparently-healthy-men
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Claudio M Bentes, Pablo B Costa, Victor G Corrêa Neto, Roberto Simão, Gabriel A Paz, Marianna F Maia, Tiago Figueiredo, Gabriel R Neto, Jefferson S Novaes, Humberto Miranda
The purpose of this study was to compare the hypotensive responses of reciprocal supersets (SS) versus traditional training (TRAD) methods. Thirteen men with at least five years of recreational experience in resistance training (RT) volunteered for the study. When completing the TRAD protocol, participants performed the following exercises separately in sequence: chest press (CP), low row (LR), leg extension (LE), leg curl (LC), pull down (PD), and shoulder press (SP). The SS method required participants to complete the same exercises as in the TRAD protocol, but exercises were coupled such that muscles sequentially served both as an agonist for lift one and then antagonist for lift two and vice versa...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508263/new-insights-into-the-anatomy-of-the-midface-musculature-and-its-implications-on-the-nasolabial-fold
#3
Chelsea C Snider, Ashley N Amalfi, Lauren E Hutchinson, Nicole Z Sommer
BACKGROUND: The prominent nasolabial fold is a distinct feature of the aging midface. As minimally invasive procedures have become mainstream, chemodenervation is a preferred method for treating dynamic facial rhytids. We therefore sought to identify relevant nasolabial fold and midfacial muscular anatomy to determine the ideal location of neuromodulation to improve the aesthetics of the midface and nasolabial fold without altering the upper lip and smile. METHODS: Twelve hemifacial cadaveric dissections were performed to identify midface muscle origin, insertion, width, vector of pull, and neighboring structures...
May 15, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501023/force-velocity-relationship-of-leg-muscles-assessed-with-motorized-treadmill-tests-two-velocity-method
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Slobodanka Dobrijevic, Vladimir Ilic, Sasa Djuric, Slobodan Jaric
Linear regression models applied on force (F) and velocity (V) data obtained from loaded multi-joint functional movement tasks have often been used to assess mechanical capacities of the tested muscles. The present study aimed to explore the properties of the F-V relationship of leg muscles exerting the maximum pulling F at a wide range of V on a standard motorized treadmill. Young and physically active male and female subjects (N=13+15) were tested on their maximum pulling F exerted horizontally while walking or running on a treadmill set to 8 different velocities (1...
May 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488832/road-to-the-olympics-physical-fitness-of-medalists-of-the-canoe-sprint-junior-european-and-world-championship-events-over-the-past-20-years
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Viktor Bielik, Leonard Lendvorský, Lukáš Lengvarský, Peter Lopata, Róbert Petriska, Jana Pelikánová
BACKGROUND: In this article we aimed to find out whether there is a difference in physiological, anthropometric and power variables between medalists in junior international Championship events (MJCH) and the remaining members of the national team (NT) in flat water canoe sprint. METHODS: Sixty male junior kayakers from Slovak NT were tested annually between years 1995 and 2016. Sixteen of them won at least one medal (gold, silver or bronze) at junior international Championship...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484601/wsv023-interacted-with-litopenaeus-vannamei-%C3%AE-tubulin-complex-associated-proteins-2-and-decreased-the-formation-of-microtubules
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Yihong Chen, Haitao Bi, Xiaoyun Li, Zezhi Zhang, Haitao Yue, Shaoping Weng, Jianguo He
A previous study found the key transcription factor of Litopenaeus vannamei PERK-eIF2α pathway cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor 4 (LvATF4) was involved in the transcriptional regulation of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) gene wsv023. Knocked-down expression of LvATF4 reduced the viral copy number and the cumulative mortality of WSSV-infected shrimp. These results suggested that wsv023 may be critical to WSSV infection but the precise function of wsv023 was still unknown. By using co-immunoprecipitation and pull-down assays, we show that wsv023 interacts with L...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471486/quantification-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-strength-in-female-urinary-incontinence-a-systematic-review-and-comparison-of-contemporary-methodologies
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Emily G Deegan, Lynn Stothers, Alex Kavanagh, Andrew J Macnab
AIMS: There remains no gold standard for quantification of voluntary pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength, despite international guidelines that recommend PFM assessment in females with urinary incontinence (UI). Methods currently reported for quantification of skeletal muscle strength across disciplines are systematically reviewed and their relevance for clinical and academic use related to the pelvic floor are described. METHODS: A systematic review via Medline, PubMed, CINHAL, and the Cochrane database using key terms for pelvic floor anatomy and function were cross referenced with skeletal muscle strength quantification from 1946 to 2016...
May 4, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469742/muscle-force-velocity-relationships-observed-in-four-different-functional-tests
#8
Milena Z Zivkovic, Sasa Djuric, Ivan Cuk, Dejan Suzovic, Slobodan Jaric
The aims of the present study were to investigate the shape and strength of the force-velocity relationships observed in different functional movement tests and explore the parameters depicting force, velocity and power producing capacities of the tested muscles. Twelve subjects were tested on maximum performance in vertical jumps, cycling, bench press throws, and bench pulls performed against different loads. Thereafter, both the averaged and maximum force and velocity variables recorded from individual trials were used for force-velocity relationship modeling...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465983/role-of-echocardiograghy-in-treating-a-case-of-double-chamber-right-ventricle-with-delayed-presentation
#9
Ramachandra Barik
The clinical diagnosis of double chamber right ventricle (DCRV) is not straightforward. Clinical history, clinical examination, 12-lead electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, and Echocardiography (echo) contribute to morphological diagnosis. Cardiac catheterization is essential for hemodynamic evaluation. A thorough presurgical workup helps the cardiac surgeon to choose the appropriate surgical approach and timing of surgery in an individual case. We present a case of a DCRV who presented to us in the fifth decade of life...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462036/forelimb-bone-curvature-in-terrestrial-and-arboreal-mammals
#10
Keith Henderson, Jess Pantinople, Kyle McCabe, Hazel L Richards, Nick Milne
It has recently been proposed that the caudal curvature (concave caudal side) observed in the radioulna of terrestrial quadrupeds is an adaptation to the habitual action of the triceps muscle which causes cranial bending strains (compression on cranial side). The caudal curvature is proposed to be adaptive because longitudinal loading induces caudal bending strains (increased compression on the caudal side), and these opposing bending strains counteract each other leaving the radioulna less strained. If this is true for terrestrial quadrupeds, where triceps is required for habitual elbow extension, then we might expect that in arboreal species, where brachialis is habitually required to maintain elbow flexion, the radioulna should instead be cranially curved...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447186/comparison-of-the-recovery-response-from-high-intensity-and-high-volume-resistance-exercise-in-trained-men
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Sandro Bartolomei, Eliahu Sadres, David D Church, Eliott Arroyo, Joseph A Gordon Iii, Alyssa N Varanoske, Ran Wang, Kyle S Beyer, Leonardo P Oliveira, Jeffrey R Stout, Jay R Hoffman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the physiological responses of a high-volume (HV; 8 sets of 10 repetitions) versus high-intensity (HI; 8 sets of 3 repetitions) exercise protocol in resistance-trained men. METHODS: Twelve men (24.5 ± 4.2 years; 82.3 ± 8.4 kg; 175.2 ± 5.5 cm) with 6.3 ± 3.4 years of resistance training experience performed each protocol in a counterbalanced, randomized order. Performance [counter movement jump peak power (CMJP), isokinetic (ISOK) and isometric leg extension (MVIC), isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), and isometric squat (ISQ)] and muscle morphological [cross-sectional area (CSA) of vastus lateralis] assessments were performed at baseline (BL), 30-min (P-30 min), 24-h (P-24 h), 48-h (P-48 h), and 72-h (P-72 h) post-exercise for each testing session...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413307/laparoscopic-assisted-anorectoplasty-a-single-center-experience
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Rajamani Gurusamy, S Vijay Raj, Raghul Maniam, S R Regunandan
AIM: To assess the modifications in the technique of laparoscopic-assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) practiced at our institute and to analyze the postoperative outcome and associated complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was done to analyze the results for LAARP procedure done for high anorectal malformations (ARMs) from January 2001 to May 2016. A total of 68 patients had undergone LAARP, with 62 male and 6 female children. Staged procedure was done in 55 patients and one child with rectovestibular fistula of 5 months of age had a single-stage procedure...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409508/performance-of-muscle-strength-and-fatigue-tolerance-in-young-trained-women-supplemented-with-caffeine
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Carlos A Fett, Natalia Magalhães Aquino, Jairo Schantz, Camila F Brandão, Joás D de Araújo Cavalcanti, Waleria C Rezende Fett
BACKGROUND: Verify the effect of caffeine supplementation on the muscular strength and fatigue tolerance of young trained women. METHODS: Eight women of 25±5 years old, who had undergone a minimum of 12 months of continuous resisted training, body mass index 20-23 kg/m2 were submitted to four tests: one repetition maximum (1- RM, kg) to pull down (PD), hack squat (HS), bench press (BP), and; knee extension exhaustion (drop-set, 100/80/60 kg, repetitions) (DS). They perform the tests in four consecutive blocks one-week apart crossover system: basal without caffeine (B); first caffeine (C1); placebo with starch supplementation (P); second caffeine (C2)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398466/novel-nesprin-1-mutations-associated-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-cause-nuclear-envelope-disruption-and-defects-in-myogenesis
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Can Zhou, Chen Li, Bin Zhou, Huaqin Sun, Victoria Koullourou, Ian Holt, Megan J Puckelwartz, Derek T Warren, Robert Hayward, Ziyuan Lin, Lin Zhang, Glenn E Morris, Elizabeth M McNally, Sue Shackleton, Li Rao, Catherine M Shanahan, Qiuping Zhang
Nesprins-1 and -2 are highly expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscle and together with SUN (Sad1p/UNC84)-domain containing proteins and lamin A/C form the LInker of Nucleoskeleton-and-Cytoskeleton (LINC) bridging complex at the nuclear envelope (NE). Mutations in nesprin-1/2 have previously been found in patients with autosomal dominant Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) as well as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In this study, three novel rare variants (R8272Q, S8381C and N8406K) in the C-terminus of the SYNE1 gene (nesprin-1) were identified in seven DCM patients by mutation screening...
April 7, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384725/predictions-of-optic-nerve-traction-forces-and-peripapillary-tissue-stresses-following-horizontal-eye-movements
#15
Xiaofei Wang, Liam K Fisher, Dan Milea, Jost B Jonas, Michaël J A Girard
Purpose: To use finite element (FE) analysis to predict the optic nerve sheath traction forces that act on the optic nerve head (ONH) following horizontal eye movements, and the resulting stress levels in the peripapillary connective tissues of the ONH (Bruch's membrane [BM] and sclera). Methods: An FE model of a healthy eye was reconstructed in primary gaze position that included details from the orbital and ONH tissues. Optic nerve sheath traction forces and peripapillary tissue stresses in both adduction and abduction (13°) were computed using FE analysis...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383795/fabrication-and-characterization-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-and-gelatin-composite-cuffs-for-tissue-engineered-blood-vessels
#16
Hannah A Strobel, Elizabeth L Calamari, Alexander Beliveau, Anjana Jain, Marsha W Rolle
Sewing cuffs incorporated within tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs) enable graft anastomosis in vivo, and secure TEBVs to bioreactors in vitro. Alternative approaches to cuff design are required to achieve cuff integration with scaffold-free TEBVs during tissue maturation. To create porous materials that promote tissue integration, we used electrospinning to fabricate cuffs from polycaprolactone (PCL), PCL blended with gelatin, and PCL coated with gelatin, and evaluated cuff mechanical properties, porosity, and cellular attachment and infiltration...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369115/maltose-binding-protein-fusion-enhances-the-bioactivity-of-truncated-forms-of-pig-myostatin-propeptide-produced-in-e-coli
#17
Sang Beum Lee, Sung Kwon Park, Yong Soo Kim
Myostatin (MSTN) is a potent negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. MSTN propeptide (MSTNpro) inhibits MSTN binding to its receptor through complex formation with MSTN, implying that MSTNpro can be a useful agent to improve skeletal muscle growth in meat-producing animals. Four different truncated forms of pig MSTNpro containing N-terminal maltose binding protein (MBP) as a fusion partner were expressed in E. coli, and purified by the combination of affinity chromatography and gel filtration. The MSTN-inhibitory capacities of these proteins were examined in an in vitro gene reporter assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362400/minimally-invasive-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mice
#18
Aung Moe Zaw, Connor M Williams, Helen K W Law, Billy Kwok Chong Chow
Minimally invasive transverse aortic constriction (MTAC) is a more desirable method for the constriction of the transverse aorta in mice than standard open-chest transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Although transverse aortic constriction is a highly functional method for the induction of high pressure in the left ventricle, it is a more difficult and lengthy procedure due to its use of artificial ventilation with tracheal intubation. TAC is oftentimes also less survivable, as the newer method, MTAC, neither requires the cutting of the ribs and intercostal muscles nor tracheal intubation with a ventilation setup...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344045/ezh2-mediated-%C3%AE-actin-methylation-needs-lncrna-tug1-and-promotes-the-cortex-cytoskeleton-formation-in-vsmcs
#19
Rong Chen, Peng Kong, Fan Zhang, Ya-Nan Shu, Xi Nie, Li-Hua Dong, Yan-Ling Lin, Xiao-Li Xie, Li-Li Zhao, Xiang-Jian Zhang, Mei Han
Recent studies have revealed that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) participate in vascular homeostasis and pathophysiological conditions development. But still very few literatures elucidate the regulatory mechanism of non-coding RNAs in this biological process. Here we identified lncRNA taurine up-regulated gene 1 (TUG1) in rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and got 4612bp nucleotide sequence. The expression level of TUG1 RNA was increased in synthetic VSMCs by real-time PCR analysis. Meanwhile, the expression of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) (TUG1 binding protein) increased in cytoplasm of VSMCs under the same conditions...
June 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333386/myofilaments-movers-and-rulers-of-the-sarcomere
#20
Brian Leei Lin, Taejeong Song, Sakthivel Sadayappan
Striated cardiac and skeletal muscles play very different roles in the body, but they are similar at the molecular level. In particular, contraction, regardless of the type of muscle, is a precise and complex process involving the integral protein myofilaments and their associated regulatory components. The smallest functional unit of muscle contraction is the sarcomere. Within the sarcomere can be found a sophisticated ensemble of proteins associated with the thick filaments (myosin, myosin binding protein-C, titin, and obscurin) and thin myofilaments (actin, troponin, tropomyosin, nebulin, and nebulette)...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
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