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Burst suppression

Pei Zhang, Xuguang Hu, Bin Liu, Zhe Liu, Cong Liu, Jianming Cai, Fu Gao, Jianguo Cui, Bailong Li, Yanyong Yang
BACKGROUND Carbon ion radiotherapy has been shown to be more effective in cancer radiotherapy than photon irradiation. Influence of carbon ion radiation on cancer microenvironment is very important for the outcomes of radiotherapy. Tumor-infiltrating dendritic cells (DCs) play critical roles in cancer antigen processing and antitumor immunity. However, there is scant literature covering the effects of carbon ion radiation on DCs. In this study, we aimed to uncover the impact of carbon ion irradiation on bone marrow derived DCs...
March 11, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Yuan-Hao Chen, Tung-Tai Kuo, Eagle Yi-Kung Huang, Yu-Ching Chou, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Barry J Hoffer, Jonathon Miller
Background: Traumatic brain injury is associated with substantial alterations in reward processing, but underlying mechanisms are controversial. Objective: A better understanding of alterations in dopamine (DA) release patterns from the dorsal striatum and nucleus accumbens shell (NAc) may provide insights into posttraumatic reward pathology. Materials and Methods: The patterns of DA release with or without exposure to nicotine in brain slices with striatum and NAc, isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats with 6 psi fluid percussion (FPI) or sham injury were analysis by using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Corey A H Allard, Hannah E Opalko, Ko-Wei Liu, Uche Medoh, James B Moseley
Cell size control requires mechanisms that link cell growth with Cdk1 activity. In fission yeast, the protein kinase Cdr2 forms cortical nodes that include the Cdk1 inhibitor Wee1 along with the Wee1-inhibitory kinase Cdr1. We investigated how nodes inhibit Wee1 during cell growth. Biochemical fractionation revealed that Cdr2 nodes were megadalton structures enriched for activated Cdr2, which increases in level during interphase growth. In live-cell total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy videos, Cdr2 and Cdr1 remained constant at nodes over time, but Wee1 localized to nodes in short bursts...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
Takayuki Uchida, Yoshihiro Sakashita, Kanako Kitahata, Yui Yamashita, Chisato Tomida, Yuki Kimori, Akio Komatsu, Katsuya Hirasaka, Ayako Ohno, Reiko Nakao, Atsushi Higashitani, Akira Higashibata, Noriaki Ishioka, Toru Shimazu, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yuushi Okumura, Inho Choi, Motoko Oarada, Edward M Mills, Shigetada Teshima-Kondo, Shin'ichi Takeda, Eiji Tanaka, Keiji Tanaka, Masahiro Sokabe, Takeshi Nikawa
Unloading-mediated muscle atrophy is associated with increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. We previously demonstrated that elevated ubiquitin ligase casitas B-lineage lymphoma-b (Cbl-b) resulted in the loss of muscle volume [Nakao R. et al. Mol Cell Biol, 29: 4798-4811, 2009]. However, the pathological role of ROS production associated with unloading-mediated muscle atrophy still remains unknown. Here, we showed the ROS-mediated signal transduction caused by microgravity or its simulation contributes to Cbl-b expression...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Yian Huang, Yuwen Zhang, Shuzhen Kong, Kai Zang, Shize Jiang, Li Wan, Lulan Chen, Guoxiang Wang, Min Jiang, Xin Wang, Jie Hu, Yun Wang
G protein-gated inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channels are important inhibitory regulators of neuronal excitability in central nervous system, and the impairment of GIRK channel function has been reported to be associated with the susceptibility of epilepsy. However, the dynamics of GIRK channels in the pathogenesis of epilepsy are still unclear. In this study, our results showed that cyclothiazide, a potent convulsant, dose dependently increased the epileptiform bursting activities and suppressed the baclofen induced GIRK currents...
February 27, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Huipeng Li, Xue Yang, Fang Gao, Chenggen Qian, Chenzi Li, David Oupicky, Minjie Sun
In present study, gene concentrated as well as bioreduction-ruptured nanogel with local enrichment positive charge while low cytotoxicity was developed for Bcl2 siRNA delivery featured in intracellular switch on/off controlled release. Dynamic covalent bond crosslinked nanogel was formed by thiolated PEI of 1.8 kDa(PEI-1.8 kDa)and biodegradable dextrin. Once nanogel was uptake by tumor cells, high concentration of glutathione (GSH) in cytosol could bioreducible -degrade and rupture the crosslink of this dextrin nanogel (DSP) into hypotoxic PEI-1...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Kanchan Garai, Ammon E Posey, Xinyi Li, Joel N Buxbaum, Rohit V Pappu
Transthyretin (TTR) is a homotetrameric protein that is found in the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. Dissociation of TTR tetramers sets off a downhill cascade of amyloid formation through polymerization of monomeric TTR. Interestingly, TTR has an additional, biologically relevant activity, which pertains to its ability to slow the progression of amyloid beta (Aβ) associated pathology in transgenic mice. In vitro, both TTR and a kinetically stable variant of monomeric TTR (M-TTR) inhibit the fibril formation of Aβ1-40/42 molecules...
March 2, 2018: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
Amanda Bundgaard, Andrew M James, William Joyce, Michael P Murphy, Angela Fago
Freshwater turtles ( Trachemys scripta ) are among the very few vertebrates capable of tolerating severe hypoxia and reoxygenation without suffering from damage to the heart. As myocardial ischemia and reperfusion causes a burst of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mammals, the question arises as to whether, and if so how, this ROS burst is prevented in the turtle heart. We find here that heart mitochondria isolated from turtles acclimated to anoxia produce less ROS than mitochondria from normoxic turtles when consuming succinate...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
Jiansong Chen, Lili Hu, Longhua Sun, Borong Lin, Kun Huang, Kan Zhuo, Jinling Liao
Plant-parasitic nematodes can secrete effector proteins into the host tissue to facilitate their parasitism. In this study, we reported a novel effector protein, MgMO237, from Meloidogyne graminicola, which was exclusively expressed within the dorsal esophageal gland cell and markedly up-regulated in parasitic third/fourth stage juveniles of M. graminicola. Transient expression of MgMO237 in protoplasts from rice roots showed that MgMO237 was localized in the cytoplasm and nucleus of the host cells. Rice plants overexpressing MgMO237 had an increased susceptibility to M...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Plant Pathology
Matthieu Raveau, Denis Polygalov, Roman Boehringer, Kenji Amano, Kazuhiro Yamakawa, Thomas J McHugh
Down syndrome, the leading genetic cause of intellectual disability, results from an extra-copy of chromosome 21. Mice engineered to model this aneuploidy exhibit Down syndrome-like memory deficits in spatial and contextual tasks. While abnormal neuronal function has been identified in these models, most studies have relied on in vitro measures. Here, using in vivo recording in the Dp(16)1Yey model, we find alterations in the organization of spiking of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons, including deficits in the generation of complex spikes...
February 27, 2018: ELife
Qian Zhao, Lujian Zhou, Jianchao Liu, Zhenzhen Cao, Xiaoxia Du, Fudeng Huang, Gang Pan, Fangmin Cheng
HT-induced ROS burst in developing anther is closely related to the lowered CAT activity as the result of the markedly suppressed OsCATB transcript, thereby causing severe fertility injury for rice plants exposed to HT at meiosis stage. The reproductive stage of rice plants is highly sensitive to heat stress. In this paper, different rice cultivars were used to investigate the relationship of HT-induced floret sterility with reactive oxygen species (ROS) detoxification in rice anthers under well-controlled climatic conditions...
February 21, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
Loganathan Rangasamy, Venkatesh Chelvam, Ananda Kumar Kanduluru, Madduri Srinivasarao, Achini N Bandara, Fei You, Esteban Orellana, Andrea L Kasinski, Philip S Low
Although peptides, antibodies/antibody fragments, siRNAs, antisense DNAs, enzymes and aptamers are all under development as possible therapeutic agents, the breadth of their applications has been severely compromised by their inability to reach intracellular targets. Thus, while macromolecules can often enter cells by receptor-mediated endocytosis, their missions frequently fail due to an inability to escape their entrapping endosomes. In this paper, we describe a general method for promoting release of any biologic material from any entrapping endosome...
February 15, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Nicholas S Abend, Rui Xiao, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Alexis A Topjian
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether EEG background characteristics remain stable across discrete time periods during the acute period after resuscitation from pediatric cardiac arrest. METHODS: Children resuscitated from cardiac arrest underwent continuous conventional EEG monitoring. The EEG was scored in 12-hour epochs for up to 72 hours after return of circulation by an electroencephalographer using a Background Category with 4 levels (normal, slow-disorganized, discontinuous/burst-suppression, or attenuated-featureless) or 2 levels (normal/slow-disorganized or discontinuous/burst-suppression/attenuated-featureless)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Parasappa R Saabale, Sunil C Dubey, Kumari Priyanka, Tilak R Sharma
The present study reports the transcriptome analysis of resistance (WR315) and susceptible (JG62) genotypes of chickpea in response to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris (Foc) race 4 using the method of suppression subtractive hybridization. Altogether, 162 chickpea-expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were identified from two libraries and analyzed to catalog eight functional categories. These ESTs could be assembled into 18 contigs and 144 singletons with 10 contigs and 68 singletons from compatible and 8 contigs and 70 singletons from incompatible interaction...
February 2018: 3 Biotech
Madhuradhar Chegondi, Jun Sasaki, Sayed Naqvi, Wei-Chiang Lin, Andre Raszynski, Balagangadhar R Totapally
Heart rate variability (HRV) has been used as prognostic tool in various disorders in pediatric and adult patients. In our study we aimed to evaluate heart rate variability indices and their association with neurological outcome in three children with anoxic brain injury following drowning. Three children included in the study were admitted following drowning and required mechanical ventilation and targeted temperature management. All physiologic data, including electrocardiography (ECG) and EEG were collected for a period of 3-5 days after enrollment...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Dnyaneshwar P Mutkule, S Manimala Rao, Jaydip Ray Chaudhuri, Kunche Rajasri
Status epilepticus is frequently encountered in neuro Intensive Care Units. It is a medical emergency and if not treated promptly can lead to severe brain damage and even death. Here, we present the case of a 18-year-old male with uncontrolled and unrelenting seizures with a rare etiology requiring ketamine infusion for burst suppression as it was resistant to thiopentone and midazolam infusions. The management of this case is presented in detail.
January 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Rodney Ritzel, Sarah Doran, James Barrett, Rebecca Henry, Elise Ma, Alan Faden, David J Loane
There is a compelling link between severe brain trauma and immunosuppression in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Although acute changes in the systemic immune compartment have been linked to outcome severity, the long-term consequences of TBI on systemic immune function is unknown. Here, adult male C57Bl/6 mice were subjected to moderate-level controlled cortical impact (CCI) or sham surgery and systemic immune function was evaluated at 1, 3, 7, 14, and 60 days post-injury. Bone marrow, blood, thymus, and spleen were examined by flow cytometry to assess changes in immune composition, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, phagocytic activity, and cytokine production...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
Gregor Lichtner, Ryszard Auksztulewicz, Evgeniya Kirilina, Helena Velten, Dionysios Mavrodis, Michael Scheel, Felix Blankenburg, Falk von Dincklage
Drug-induced unconsciousness is an essential component of general anesthesia, commonly attributed to attenuation of higher-order processing of external stimuli and a resulting loss of information integration capabilities of the brain. In this study, we investigated how the hypnotic drug propofol at doses comparable to those in clinical practice influences the processing of somatosensory stimuli in the spinal cord and in primary and higher-order cortices. Using nociceptive reflexes, somatosensory evoked potentials and functional magnet resonance imaging (fMRI), we found that propofol abolishes the processing of innocuous and moderate noxious stimuli at low to medium concentration levels, but that intense noxious stimuli evoked spinal and cerebral responses even during deep propofol anesthesia that caused profound electroencephalogram (EEG) burst suppression...
February 5, 2018: NeuroImage
Safa Shehab, Crystal D'souza, Milos Ljubisavljevic, Peter Redgrave
Deep Brain Stimulation applied at high frequency (HFS) to the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is used to ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The mechanism by which this is achieved remains controversial. In particular, it is uncertain whether HFS has a suppressive or excitatory action locally within the STN. Brief exposure of rats to ether anaesthesia evokes pathological burst firing and associated expression of the immediate early gene c-Fos in STN neurons. We used this ether model of STN activation to test the effect of a range of HFS parameters on c-Fos expression evoked by the anesthetic...
February 5, 2018: Brain Research
Elizabeth M Reagan, Robert T Nguyen, Shreyas T Ravishankar, Vikram Chabra, Barbara Fuentes, Rebecca Spiegel, Sam Parnia
OBJECTIVES: To date, no studies have examined real-time electroencephalography and cerebral oximetry monitoring during cardiopulmonary resuscitation as markers of the magnitude of global ischemia. We therefore sought to assess the feasibility of combining cerebral oximetry and electroencephalography in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and further to evaluate the electroencephalography patterns during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and their relationship with cerebral oxygenation as measured by cerebral oximetry...
February 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
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