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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096865/cardiac-hydatid-cyst-without-liver-involvement-a-case-report
#1
Maryam Shojaeifard, Saeid Hosseini, Sarah Hosseini, Hamidreza Pouraliakbar, Hossein Dehghani, Feridoun Noohi
Hydatid disease is a rare parasitic disease, which mainly involves liver then lung tissues. Cardiac involvement is very rare, especially when there is not hepatic involvement. We describe a 47-year-old woman with a history of a lung hydatid cyst who was referred to Rajaei Heart Center, Tehran, Iran in 2012. Her chest computed tomographic scan showed a cardiac mass. Echocardiographic examination illustrated a large, well-defined heterogeneous mass (4.5 × 2.5 cm) in the roof of the right atrium with attachment to the crista terminalis without compressive effect on the inferior and superior venae cavae...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095545/real-time-high-resolution-in-vivo-characterization-of-superficial-skin-with-microscopy-using-ultraviolet-surface-excitation-muse
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Derek Ho, Farzad Fereidouni, Richard M Levenson, Jared Jagdeo
BACKGROUND: Skin care products make up the largest part (36%) of the cosmetic market globally, of which the United States plays the largest role. In 2015, approximately 115 billion USD was spent globally on skin care products. Skin care products, in contradistinction to pharmaceuticals, are not strictly regulated by the FDA. A key factor for evaluation of a skin care product or topical drug is skin barrier function and effect on super cial skin. Thus, it is critical to have quantitative and qualitative methods to study the effects of skin care products on skin barrier and the super cial skin...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093476/muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-m-currents-underlie-efferent-mediated-slow-excitation-in-calyx-bearing-vestibular-afferents
#3
J Chris Holt, Paivi M Jordan, Anna Lysakowski, Amit Shah, Kathy Barsz, Donatella Contini
: Stimulation of vestibular efferent neurons excites calyx and dimorphic (CD) afferents. This excitation consists of fast and slow components that differ over 100-fold in activation kinetics and response duration. In turtle, efferent-mediated fast excitation arises in CD afferents when the predominant efferent neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) activates calyceal nicotinic ACh receptors (nAChRs); however, it is unclear whether the accompanying efferent-mediated slow excitation is also attributed to cholinergic mechanisms...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087774/the-origin-of-mitochondrial-cristae-from-alphaproteobacteria
#4
Sergio A Muñoz-Gómez, Jeremy G Wideman, Andrew J Roger, Claudio H Slamovits
Mitochondria are the respiratory organelles of eukaryotes and their evolutionary history is deeply intertwined with that of eukaryotes. The compartmentalization of respiration in mitochondria occurs within cristae, whose evolutionary origin has remained unclear. Recent discoveries, however, have revived the old notion that mitochondrial cristae could have had a pre-endosymbiotic origin. Mitochondrial cristae are likely homologous to the intracytoplasmic membranes (ICMs) used by diverse alphaproteobacteria for harnessing energy...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087602/novel-application-of-3d-contrast-enhanced-cmr-to-define-fibrotic-structure-of-the-human-sinoatrial-node-in-vivo
#5
Thomas A Csepe, Jichao Zhao, Lidiya V Sul, Yufeng Wang, Brian J Hansen, Ning Li, Anthony J Ignozzi, Anna Bratasz, Kimerly A Powell, Ahmet Kilic, Peter J Mohler, Paul M L Janssen, John D Hummel, Orlando P Simonetti, Vadim V Fedorov
AIMS: The adult human sinoatrial node (SAN) has a specialized fibrotic intramural structure (35-55% fibrotic tissue) that provides mechanical and electrical protection from the surrounding atria. We hypothesize that late gadolinium-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) can be applied to define the fibrotic human SAN structure in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: LGE-CMR atrial scans of healthy volunteers (n olu, 23-52 y.o.) using a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system with a spatial resolution of 1...
January 13, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086886/biochemical-mechanism-underlying-hypertriglyceridemia-and-hepatic-steatosis-hepatomegaly-induced-by-acute-schisandrin-b-treatment-in-mice
#6
Yi Zhang, Jing Zhao, Shu-Feng Zhou, Zhi-Ling Yu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Pei-Li Zhu, Zhu-Sheng Chu, Si-Yuan Pan, Ming Xie, Kam-Ming Ko
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that acute oral administration of schisandrin B (Sch B), an active dibenzocyclooctadiene isolated from Schisandrae Fructus (a commonly used traditional Chinese herb), increased serum and hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels and hepatic mass in mice. The present study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanism underlying the Sch B-induced hypertriglyceridemia, hepatic steatosis and hepatomegaly. METHODS: Male ICR mice were given a single oral dose of Sch B (0...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081494/a-cockspur-for-the-dss-cells-erythrina-crista-galli-sensitizers
#7
Paula Enciso, Jean-David Decoppet, Michael Grätzel, Michael Wörner, Franco M Cabrerizo, María Fernanda Cerdá
Dye sensitized solar cells were assembled employing a mixture of anthocyanins extracted from red ceibo's flowers. At the literature different extraction procedures are reported to extract anthocyanins from natural products and sensitize the cells. In order to compare them, different methods were followed to set the cells under the same conditions. Assembled cells showed very interesting conversion efficiency values, reaching a 0.73% value for extracts purified using C18 column, in open cells under illumination using a solar light simulator, 1 sun, 1...
January 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081268/the-rice-dynamin-related-protein-osdrp1e-negatively-regulates-programmed-cell-death-by-controlling-the-release-of-cytochrome-c-from-mitochondria
#8
Zhiqiang Li, Bo Ding, Xueping Zhou, Guo-Liang Wang
Programmed cell death (PCD) mediated by mitochondrial processes has emerged as an important mechanism for plant development and responses to abiotic and biotic stress. However, the role of translocation of cytochrome c from the mitochondria to the cytosol during PCD remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the rice dynamin-related protein 1E (OsDRP1E) negatively regulates PCD by controlling mitochondrial structure and cytochrome c release. We used a map-based cloning strategy to isolate OsDRP1E from the lesion mimic mutant dj-lm and confirmed that the E409V mutation in OsDRP1E causes spontaneous cell death in rice...
January 12, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078676/the-ultrastructural-characterization-of-mitochondria-rich-cells-as-a-response-to-variations-in-salinity-in-two-types-of-teleostean-pseudobranch-milkfish-chanos-chanos-and-mozambique-tilapia-oreochromis-mossambicus
#9
Sheng-Hui Yang, Jeng-Dau Tsai, Chao-Kai Kang, Wen-Kai Yang, Hsiu-Ni Kung, Tsung-Han Lee
The pseudobranchs of two euryhaline teleost species, the milkfish (Chanos chanos) and the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), were studied after acclimization to different salinities using optical and electron microscopy. The milkfish pseudobranch was the lamellae-free type, with separate lamellae along the filaments containing two groups of mitochondria (Mt)-rich cells: chloride cells (CCs) and pseudobranch type cells (PSCs). Conversely, the tilapia pseudobranch was the embedded type, covered with connective tissues and with only one group of Mt-rich PSCs...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078668/mitochondrial-adaptations-to-exercise-in-human-skeletal-muscle-a-possible-role-for-cristae-density-as-a-determinant-of-muscle-fitness
#10
Christopher G R Perry
Skeletal muscle possesses a remarkable plasticity in response to repeated exercise challenges (i.e. exercise 'training'). A hallmark phenotypic change is an increase in the ability to sustain contraction and resist fatigue. Such increased muscle endurance is linked, in part, to an improved ability to sustain ATP synthesis aerobically through coordinated enhancements in the delivery of oxygen (e.g. cardiorespiratory, vascular adaptations) and its utilization within skeletal muscle mitochondria for the oxidation of fat and carbohydrates...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076378/p62-pathology-model-in-the-rat-substantia-nigra-with-filamentous-inclusions-and-progressive-neurodegeneration
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Kasey L Jackson, Wen-Lang Lin, Sumitra Miriyala, Robert D Dayton, Manikandan Panchatcharam, Kevin J McCarthy, Monica Castanedes-Casey, Dennis W Dickson, Ronald L Klein
One of the proteins most frequently found in neuropathological lesions is the ubiquitin binding protein p62 (sequestosome 1). Post-mortem analysis of p62 is a defining diagnostic marker in several neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and inclusion body myositis. Since p62 functions in protein degradation pathways including autophagy, the build-up of p62-positive inclusions suggests defects in protein clearance. p62 was expressed unilaterally in the rat substantia nigra with an adeno-associated virus vector (AAV9) in order to study p62 neuropathology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069436/streptozotocin-causes-neurotoxic-effect-in-cultured-cerebellar-granule-neurons
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Elisaveta E Genrikhs, Elena V Stelmashook, Sergey A Golyshev, Olga P Aleksandrova, Nickolay K Isaev
Streptozotocin (STZ) is a glucosamine-nitrosourea compound used for experimental simulation of sporadic Alzheimer's disease at intracerebroventricular administration in vivo. The studies of STZ influence on neurons of central nervous system performed on the primary cultures are practically absent. We have shown the application of STZ (1-5mM) in primary culture for 48h induced strong dose-dependent death in cultured cerebellar granule neurons. This toxic effect was decreased by pyruvate, insulin partially. Using the indicator Fluo-4 AM for measurements of intracellular calcium ions and tetramethylrhodamine ethyl ester (TMRE) for detection of changes of mitochondrial membrane potential in live cells we have shown that 5 h-exposure to STZ induced intensive increase of Fluo-4 and decrease TMRE fluorescence in neurons...
January 6, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062662/disease-causing-mutations-affecting-surface-residues-of-mitochondrial-glutaryl-coa-dehydrogenase-impair-stability-heteromeric-complex-formation-and-mitochondria-architecture
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Jessica Schmiesing, Benjamin Lohmöller, Michaela Schweizer, Henning Tidow, Søren W Gersting, Ania C Muntau, Thomas Braulke, Chris Mühlhausen
The neurometabolic disorder glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) is caused by mutations in the GCDH gene encoding the mitochondrial matrix protein glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH), which forms homo- and heteromeric complexes. Twenty percent of all pathogenic mutations affect single amino acid residues on the surface of GCDH resulting in a severe clinical phenotype. We report here on heterologous expression studies of 18 missense mutations identified in GA1 patients affecting surface amino acids. Western blot and pulse chase experiments revealed that the stability of half of the GCDH mutants was significantly reduced...
January 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051091/evolutionary-conservation-and-in-vitro-reconstitution-of-microsporidian-iron-sulfur-cluster-biosynthesis
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Sven-A Freibert, Alina V Goldberg, Christian Hacker, Sabine Molik, Paul Dean, Tom A Williams, Sirintra Nakjang, Shaojun Long, Kacper Sendra, Eckhard Bill, Eva Heinz, Robert P Hirt, John M Lucocq, T Martin Embley, Roland Lill
Microsporidians are obligate intracellular parasites that have minimized their genome content and sub-cellular structures by reductive evolution. Here, we demonstrate that cristae-deficient mitochondria (mitosomes) of Trachipleistophora hominis are the functional site of iron-sulfur cluster (ISC) assembly, which we suggest is the essential task of these organelles. Cell fractionation, fluorescence imaging and immunoelectron microscopy demonstrate that mitosomes contain a complete pathway for [2Fe-2S] cluster biosynthesis that we biochemically reconstituted using purified mitosomal ISC proteins...
January 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050646/gentamicin-applied-to-the-oval-window-suppresses-vestibular-function-in-guinea-pigs
#15
E B King, R K Shepherd, D J Brown, J B Fallon
Intratympanic gentamicin therapy is widely used clinically to treat the debilitating symptoms of Ménière's disease. Cochleotoxicity is an undesirable potential side effect of the treatment and the risk of hearing loss increases proportionately with gentamicin concentration in the cochlea. It has recently been shown that gentamicin is readily absorbed through the oval window in guinea pigs. The present study uses quantitative functional measures of vestibular and cochlea function to investigate the efficacy of treating the vestibule by applying a small volume of gentamicin onto the stapes footplate in guinea pigs...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026847/the-challenge-of-extra-intra-craniometry-a-computer-assisted-3-dimensional-approach-on-the-equine-skull
#16
Anja Lang, Peter Brucker, Matthias Ludwig, Tibor Wrede, Joscha Theunert, Hagen Gasse
The topographical correlations between certain extracranial and intracranial osseous Points of Interest (POIs), and their age-related changes, are indispensable to know for a diagnostical or surgical access to intracranial structures, however, they are difficult to assess with conventional devices. In this pilot study, the 3-dimensional coordinates of extra-/intracranial POIs were determined, thus avoiding perspective distortions that used to be intrinsic problems in 2-dimensional morphometry. The data sets were then analysed by creating virtual triangles...
December 27, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017962/sirt1-plays-a-neuroprotective-role-in-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats-via-inhibiting-the-p38-mapk-pathway
#17
Hong Yang, Zheng-Tao Gu, Li Li, Mac Maegele, Bi-Ying Zhou, Feng Li, Ming Zhao, Ke-Sen Zhao
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death in patients who experience a traumatic injury. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the main factors contributing to secondary injury in TBI-associated brain damage. Evidence of compromised mitochondrial function after TBI has been, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of TBI are not well understood. Silent information regulator family protein 1 (SIRT1), a member of the NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylases, has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective activities in animal models of various pathologies, including ischemic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage and several neurodegenerative diseases...
December 26, 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011843/histological-evidence-of-inflammatory-reaction-associated-with-fibrosis-in-the-atrial-and-ventricular-walls-in-a-case-control-study-of-patients-with-history-of-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Lubov B Mitrofanova, Victoria Orshanskaya, Siew Yen Ho, Pyotr G Platonov
AIMS: Chronic inflammation in the atrial myocardium was shown to play an important role in the development of atrial fibrosis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it is not clear to what extent atrial inflammatory reaction associated with AF extends on the ventricular myocardium. Our aim was to assess the extent of fibrosis and lymphomononuclear infiltration in human ventricular myocardium and explore its association with AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Medical records from consecutive autopsies were checked for presence of AF...
December 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010723/evaluation-of-the-microgrinding-procedure-for-the-microscopic-analysis-of-temporal-bones
#19
J C Cisneros, R de Brito, G S de Martins, N Candido, R Ferraz, R Bento
INTRODUCTION: The microgrinding technique is used to study cochlear implant electrode positioning and cochlear trauma. It may be argued that this technique might cause damage to inner cochlear structures even without a cochlear implant insertion and thus it should not be recommended. Most papers do not explain how microgrinding is performed, referring to older papers for its description. Properly describing the technique and re-evaluating its safety may reassure researchers of their findings when studying trauma after cochlear implant insertion...
December 23, 2016: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004246/reproducibility-of-three-dimensional-posterior-cranial-base-angles-using-low-dose-computed-tomography
#20
R Olszewski, L Frison, N Schoenarts, R H Khonsari, G A Odri, F Zech, H Reychler
OBJECTIVES: One of the key aspects of three-dimensional (3D) craniofacial cephalometry is the measurement of posterior cranial base angle as this area is deeply involved in craniofacial development. The purpose of our retrospective study was to define the best reproducible 3D posterior cranial base angles among five 3D angles transposed from 2D cephalometry (Cousin, BL1 of Ross and Ravosa, Bjork, Delaire, CBA4 of Liberman) and seven 3D angles based on physical anthropology studies and on new concepts (R1 to R7)...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
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