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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528004/potential-contributions-of-skeletal-muscle-contractile-dysfunction-to-altered-biomechanics-in-obesity
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REVIEW
Lance M Bollinger
Obesity alters whole body kinematics and joint kinetics during activities of daily living which are thought to contribute to increased risk of musculoskeletal injury, development of lower extremity joint osteoarthritis (OA), and physical disability. To date, it has widely been accepted that excess adipose tissue mass is the major driver of biomechanical alterations in obesity. However, it is well established that obesity is a systemic disease affecting numerous, if not all, organ systems of the body. Indeed, obesity elicits numerous adaptations within skeletal muscle, including alterations in muscle structure (ex...
May 13, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525628/modulation-of-the-muscle-activity-during-sleep-in-cervical-dystonia
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E Antelmi, R Ferri, F Provini, C Scaglione, F Mignani, F Rundo, S Vandi, M Fabbri, F Pizza, G Plazzi, P Martinelli, R Liguori
Introduction: Impaired sleep has been reported as an important non-motor feature in dystonia, but so far, subjective complaints have never been compared with nocturnal video-polysomnographic recording, which is the gold standard to assess sleep-related disorders. Methods: Twenty patients with idiopathic isolated cervical dystonia and 22 healthy controls underwent extensive clinical investigations, neurological examination and questionnaires screening for excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep-related disorders...
May 19, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516387/a-diffusion-weighted-imaging-informed-continuum-model-of-the-rabbit-triceps-surae-complex
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M Alipour, K Mithraratne, J Fernandez
The NZ white rabbit is the animal of choice for much experimental work due to its muscular frame and similar response to human diseases, and is one of the few mammals that have had their genome sequenced. However, continuum-level computational models of rabbit muscle detailing fibre architecture are limited in the literature, especially the triceps surae complex (gastrocnemius, plantaris and soleus), which has similar biomechanics and translatable findings to the human. This study presents a geometrical model of the rabbit triceps surae informed with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-based fibres...
May 18, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510116/obscure-functions-the-location-function-relationship-of-obscurins
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REVIEW
Heather R Manring, Olivia A Carter, Maegen A Ackermann
The obscurin family of polypeptides is essential for normal striated muscle function and contributes to the pathogenesis of fatal diseases, including cardiomyopathies and cancers. The single mammalian obscurin gene, OBSCN, gives rise to giant (∼800 kDa) and smaller (∼40-500 kDa) proteins that are composed of tandem adhesion and signaling motifs. Mammalian obscurin proteins are expressed in a variety of cell types, including striated muscles, and localize to distinct subcellular compartments where they contribute to diverse cellular processes...
March 29, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509432/feasibility-assessment-of-shear-wave-elastography-to-lumbar-back-muscles-a-radioanatomic-study
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Maud Creze, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Olivier Gagey, Laurence Rocher, Marie-France Bellin, Marc Soubeyrand
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain is often associated with tensional changes in the paraspinal muscles detected by palpatory procedures. Shear wave elastography (SWE), recently introduced, allows the stiffness of muscles to be assessed non-invasively. The aim of our work was to study the feasibility of using SWE on the three main lumbar back muscles (multifidus, longissimus and iliocostalis) in vivo after analyzing their muscular architecture ex vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the orientation of fibers in the multifidus, longissimus and iliocotalis muscles in seven fresh cadavers using gross anatomy and B-Mode ultrasound imaging...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508064/fibulin-4-is-essential-for-maintaining-arterial-wall-integrity-in-conduit-but-not-muscular-arteries
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Carmen M Halabi, Thomas J Broekelmann, Michelle Lin, Vivian S Lee, Mon-Li Chu, Robert P Mecham
Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in fibulin-4 (FBLN4) lead to autosomal recessive cutis laxa type 1B (ARCL1B), a multisystem disorder characterized by significant cardiovascular abnormalities, including abnormal elastin assembly, arterial tortuosity, and aortic aneurysms. We sought to determine the consequences of a human disease-causing mutation in FBLN4 (E57K) on the cardiovascular system and vascular elastic fibers in a mouse model of ARCL1B. Fbln4(E57K/E57K) mice were hypertensive and developed arterial elongation, tortuosity, and ascending aortic aneurysms...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499500/ca-2-release-channels-join-the-resolution-revolution
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REVIEW
Ran Zalk, Andrew R Marks
Ryanodine receptors (RyRs) are calcium release channels expressed in the sarcoendoplasmic reticula of many cell types including cardiac and skeletal muscle cells. In recent years Ca(2+) leak through RyRs has been implicated as a major contributor to the development of diseases including heart failure, muscle myopathies, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes, making it an important therapeutic target. Recent mammalian RyR1 cryoelectron microscopy (cryo-EM) structures of multiple functional states have clarified longstanding questions including the architecture of the transmembrane (TM) pore and cytoplasmic domains, the location and architecture of the channel gate, ligand-binding sites, and the gating mechanism...
May 9, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497438/a-qualitative-comparison-of-ten-tissue-clearing-techniques
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Michael Orlich, Friedemann Kiefer
The understanding of spatially complex biological systems are greatly aided by the availability of high resolution information on their tissue architecture, as is provided by optical sectioning microscopy like confocal and light sheet microscopy. In addition, genetically encoded fluorescent reporter proteins reveal tissue architecture without the need for staining procedures. Owing to opacity caused by scattering and absorption, light microscopy in tissue is limited to thin tissue layers of a few micrometers traditionally provided by histological sections...
May 12, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497386/oral-contraceptive-pill-use-and-the-susceptibility-to-markers-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage
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K M Hicks, G Onambélé-Pearson, K Winwood, C I Morse
PURPOSE: Firstly, to establish whether oral contraceptive pill (OCP) users are more susceptible to muscle damage compared to non-users, and secondly, to establish whether differences can be attributed to differences in patella tendon properties. METHODS: Nine female OCP users and 9 female non-users participated in the investigation. Combining dynamometry, electromyography and ultrasonography, patella tendon properties and vastus lateralis architectural properties were measured pre and during the first of 6 sets of 12 maximal voluntary eccentric knee extensions...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492791/respiratory-muscle-training-improves-diaphragm-citrate-synthase-activity-and-hemodynamic-function-in-rats-with-heart-failure
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Rodrigo Boemo Jaenisch, Mariane Bertagnolli, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Ross Arena, Pedro Dal Lago
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced respiratory muscle strength in patients with heart failure positively alters the clinical trajectory of heart failure. In an experimental model, respiratory muscle training in rats with heart failure has been shown to improve cardiopulmonary function through mechanisms yet to be entirely elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The present report aimed to evaluate the respiratory muscle training effects in diaphragm citrate synthase activity and hemodynamic function in rats with heart failure...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490763/methylglyoxal-induced-glycation-changes-adipose-tissue-vascular-architecture-flow-and-expansion-leading-to-insulin-resistance
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Tiago Rodrigues, Paulo Matafome, José Sereno, José Almeida, João Castelhano, Luís Gamas, Christian Neves, Sónia Gonçalves, Catarina Carvalho, Amina Arslanagic, Elinor Wilcken, Rita Fonseca, Ilda Simões, Silvia Vilares Conde, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Raquel Seiça
Microvascular dysfunction has been suggested to trigger adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity. This study investigates the hypothesis that glycation impairs microvascular architecture and expandability with an impact on insulin signalling. Animal models supplemented with methylglyoxal (MG), maintained with a high-fat diet (HFD) or both (HFDMG) were studied for periepididymal adipose (pEAT) tissue hypoxia and local and systemic insulin resistance. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) was used to quantify blood flow in vivo, showing MG-induced reduction of pEAT blood flow...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488136/bilateral-differences-in-muscle-fascicle-architecture-are-not-related-to-the-preferred-leg-in-jumping-athletes
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Jeroen Aeles, Sietske Lenchant, Liesbeth Vanlommel, Benedicte Vanwanseele
PURPOSE: In many sports, athletes have a preferred leg for sport-specific tasks, such as jumping, which leads to strength differences between both legs, yet the underlying changes in force-generating mechanical properties of the muscle remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the muscle architecture of the medial gastrocnemius (MG) is different between both legs in well-trained jumping athletes and untrained individuals. In addition, we investigated the effect of two ankle joint positions on ultrasound muscle architecture measurements...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484857/muscle-architectural-properties-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus
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Naomichi Ogihara, Motoharu Oishi, Ryogo Kanai, Hikaru Shimada, Takahiro Kondo, Kimika Yoshino-Saito, Junichi Ushiba, Hideyuki Okano
The common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus, is a small New World monkey that has recently gained attention as an important experimental animal model in the field of neuroscience as well in rehabilitative and regenerative medicine. This attention reflects the closer phylogenetic relationship between humans and common marmosets compared to that between humans and other experimental animals. When studying the neuronal mechanism behind various types of neurological motor disorders using the common marmoset, possible differences in muscle parameters (e...
May 8, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484395/influence-of-joint-angle-on-residual-force-enhancement-in-human-plantar-flexors
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Atsuki Fukutani, Jun Misaki, Tadao Isaka
Compared to pure isometric contractions, isometric muscle force at a given length is larger when the eccentric contraction is conducted before the isometric contraction. This phenomenon is widely known as residual force enhancement, and has been confirmed consistently in isolated muscle experiments. The purpose of this study was to confirm whether residual force enhancement also occurs in human plantar flexors and to examine its joint angle dependence. Eleven men participated in this study. Isometric joint torque was measured in a Control trial (pure isometric contraction) and Residual force enhancement (RFE) trial (isometric contraction after eccentric contraction) at plantar flexion 0° (Short condition) and dorsiflexion 15° (Long condition)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469177/early-signs-of-architectural-and-biomechanical-failure-in-isolated-myofibers-and-immortalized-myoblasts-from-desmin-mutant-knock-in-mice
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Stefanie Diermeier, Julian Iberl, Kristina Vetter, Michael Haug, Charlotte Pollmann, Barbara Reischl, Andreas Buttgereit, Sebastian Schürmann, Marina Spörrer, Wolfgang H Goldmann, Ben Fabry, Fatiha Elhamine, Robert Stehle, Gabriele Pfitzer, Lilli Winter, Christoph S Clemen, Harald Herrmann, Rolf Schröder, Oliver Friedrich
In striated muscle, desmin intermediate filaments interlink the contractile myofibrillar apparatus with mitochondria, nuclei, and the sarcolemma. The desmin network's pivotal role in myocytes is evident since mutations in the human desmin gene cause severe myopathies and cardiomyopathies. Here, we investigated skeletal muscle pathology in myofibers and myofibrils isolated from young hetero- and homozygous R349P desmin knock-in mice, which carry the orthologue of the most frequent human desmin missense mutation R350P...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467401/genetic-architecture-of-gene-transcription-in-two-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-populations
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X He, A L S Houde, T E Pitcher, D D Heath
Gene expression regulation has an important role in short-term acclimation and long-term adaptation to changing environments. However, the genetic architecture of gene expression has received much less attention than that of traditional phenotypic traits. In this study, we used a 5 × 5 full-factorial breeding design within each of two Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations to characterize the genetic architecture of gene transcription. The two populations (LaHave and Sebago) are being used for reintroduction efforts into Lake Ontario, Canada...
May 3, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459795/four-weeks-of-nordic-hamstring-exercise-reduce-muscle-injury-risk-factors-in-young-adults
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João Breno de A R Alvares, Vanessa Bernardes Marques, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
The Nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) is a field-based exercise designed for knee-flexor eccentric strengthening, aimed at muscle strains prevention. However, possible effects of NHE programmes on other hamstring injury risk factors remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a NHE training programme on multiple hamstring injury risk factors. Twenty physically active young adults were allocated into two equal sized groups: control group (CG) and training group (TG). The TG was engaged in a 4-week NHE programme, twice a week, 3 sets of 6-10 repetitions; while CG received no exercise intervention...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455115/reduced-free-communication-of-the-subarachnoid-space-within-the-optic-canal-in-the-human
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Mikee Liugan, Zhaoyang Xu, Ming Zhang
PURPOSE: Recent studies in patients demonstrated that cerebrospinal fluid does not flow continuously between the intracranial subarachnoid space (SAS) and the space around the optic nerve in the orbit. Its anatomical basis remains elusive. The objective of this study was to use a novel anatomical technology, the epoxy sheet plastination, to reveal the configuration of the fibrous structures within the optic canal and their relationship with the optic nerve, SAS and ophthalmic artery. DESIGN: A human cadaveric study...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443020/bgp-15-protects-against-oxaliplatin-induced-skeletal-myopathy-and-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-mice
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James C Sorensen, Aaron C Petersen, Cara A Timpani, Dean G Campelj, Jordan Cook, Adam J Trewin, Vanesa Stojanovska, Mathew Stewart, Alan Hayes, Emma Rybalka
Chemotherapy is a leading intervention against cancer. Albeit highly effective, chemotherapy has a multitude of deleterious side-effects including skeletal muscle wasting and fatigue, which considerably reduces patient quality of life and survivability. As such, a defense against chemotherapy-induced skeletal muscle dysfunction is required. Here we investigate the effects of oxaliplatin (OXA) treatment in mice on the skeletal muscle and mitochondria, and the capacity for the Poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, BGP-15, to ameliorate any pathological side-effects induced by OXA...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442507/protein-kinase-stk25-aggravates-the-severity-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-pancreas-disease-in-mice
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Esther Nunez Duran, Belen Chanclon, Silva Sütt, Joana Real, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Ingrid Wernstedt-Asterholm, Emelie Cansby, Margit Mahlapuu
Characterising the molecular networks that negatively regulate pancreatic β-cell function is essential for understanding the underlying pathogenesis and developing new treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes. We recently identified serine/threonine protein kinase 25 (STK25) as a critical regulator of ectopic fat storage, meta-inflammation, and fibrosis in liver and skeletal muscle. Here, we assessed the role of STK25 in control of progression of non-alcoholic fatty pancreas disease in the context of chronic exposure to dietary lipids in mice...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
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