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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453483/remyelination-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Junjun Sun, Hong Zhou, Feng Bai, Zhijun Zhang, Qingguo Ren
Myelin is a lipid-rich multilamellar membrane that wraps around long segments of neuronal axons and it increases the conduction of action potentials, transports the necessary trophic support to the neuronal axons, and reduces the energy consumed by the neuronal axons. Together with axons, myelin is a prerequisite for the higher functions of the central nervous system and complex forms of network integration. Myelin impairments have been suggested to lead to neuronal dysfunction and cognitive decline. Accumulating evidence, including brain imaging and postmortem and genetic association studies, has implicated myelin impairments in Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429698/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-equivalent-to-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Cafer Panç, Mehmet Kocaağa, Onur Erdoğan, Remzi Sarıkaya, Sabahattin Umman
Coronary microvascular dysfunction, also known as cardiac syndrome X, is a clinical syndrome presenting with typical angina and evidence of myocardial ischemia in the absence of flow-limiting stenosis on coronary angiography. Of patients undergoing coronary angiography due to suspected myocardial ischemia, 50% are found to have normal or near-normal coronary arteries. Described in this case report is a patient who developed hypotension and ST segment depressions during treadmill exercise test. Left main coronary artery or multivessel disease was suspected...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423313/power-grid-protection-of-the-muscle-mitochondrial-reticulum
#3
Brian Glancy, Lisa M Hartnell, Christian A Combs, Armel Fenmou, Junhui Sun, Elizabeth Murphy, Sriram Subramaniam, Robert S Balaban
Mitochondrial network connectivity enables rapid communication and distribution of potential energy throughout the cell. However, this connectivity puts the energy conversion system at risk, because damaged elements could jeopardize the entire network. Here, we demonstrate the mechanisms for mitochondrial network protection in heart and skeletal muscle (SKM). We find that the cardiac mitochondrial reticulum is segmented into subnetworks comprising many mitochondria linked through abundant contact sites at highly specific intermitochondrial junctions (IMJs)...
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422456/variable-phenotype-in-a-novel-mutation-in-phox2b
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Rachel C Lombardo, Elizabeth Kramer, James F Cnota, Hemant Sawnani, Robert J Hopkin
We evaluated a family with three siblings, two of whom ages 2 years and 19 months, had long segment colonic agangliosis and anisocoria. The mother also had anisocoria. All three affected family members were mildly dysmorphic with a flat facial profile, square appearance to the face, depressed nasal bridge, and anteverted nares. Genetic testing identified a novel heterozygous mutation, c.234C>G, resulting in a premature stop codon in exon 1 of the PHOX2B gene. Screening for neural crest tumors was performed in the siblings and to date has been negative...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409518/colon-epithelial-injury-in-critically-ill-colectomized-patients-aberration-of-tight-junction-proteins-and-toll-like-receptors
#5
Seija Sipola, Tero I Ala-Kokko, Jouko J Laurila, Juha Saarnio, Pasi Ohtonen, Hannu Syrjälä, Tuomo J Karttunen
BACKGROUND: Abnormal permeability and extensive epithelial injury are characteristic of colon wall damage complicating critical illness, such as sepsis, and associated with mortality. To assess mechanisms of such colon epithelial disruption, we studied expression of markers of innate immunity and intercellular junctions in patients with critical illness. METHODS: Emergency colectomy samples from 38 intensive care unit patients with sepsis, fulminant C. difficile colitis, or colon ischemia were studied...
April 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407886/incidence-and-prognostic-impact-of-heart-failure-hospitalization-during-follow-up-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Tomohiko Taniguchi, Hiroki Shiomi, Takeshi Morimoto, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Takao Kato, Naritatsu Saito, Shuichiro Kaji, Kenji Ando, Kazushige Kadota, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
The incidence of heart failure (HF) hospitalization and its impact on long-term outcomes have not been well evaluated in contemporary patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Registry is a multicenter registry enrolling 5,429 consecutive patients with AMI undergoing PCI from 2005 to 2007. The present study population consisted of 3,682 patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI within 24 hours of symptom onset and discharged alive...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400292/is-takotsubo-syndrome-a-benign-condition
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EDITORIAL
Maria I Drakopoulou, Michael A Gatzoulis
Takotsubo syndrome has emerged as a unique form of acute myocardial injury associated with chest pain or dyspnea, new ST-T segment abnormalities, serum cardiac enzyme release, distinctive transient regional myocardial dysfunction and absence of significant coronary disease at coronary angiography. The initial diagnosis of Takotsubo syndrome at the emergency room is challenging and although its clinical manifestations usually spontaneously resolve over time, it is not always a disease with benign course. Future prospective studies may be helpful to explore the clinical features and prognostic markers for the outcome of patients diagnosed with Takotsubo syndrome...
April 8, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399703/value-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-detection-of-clinically-silent-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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Mozhgan Parsaee, Sedigheh Saedi, Pegah Joghataei, Azita Azarkeivan, Zahra Alizadeh Sani
OBJECTIVE: β-Thalassemia is an inherited hemoglobin disorder resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia requiring chronic transfusion therapy. Cardiac involvement is the main cause of death in patients with thalassemia major. The narrow border is between overt myocardial dysfunction and clinically silent left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with thalassemia. Therefore, we need novel parameters in different imaging techniques to discover cardiac involvement in an early and subtle stage...
April 12, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399067/role-of-the-corneal-epithelium-measurements-in-keratorefractive-surgery
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Marcella Q Salomão, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima, Bernardo T Lopes, Ana Laura C Canedo, Daniel G Dawson, Rui Carneiro-Freitas, Renato Ambrósio
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Refractive surgery has stimulated considerable progress in corneal and anterior segment imaging, and optical characterization of the eye. From front surface corneal topography, we evolved to three-dimensional corneal tomography with limbus to limbus characterization of the front and back corneal surfaces and pachymetric mapping. Corneal anatomical evaluation has further evolved to layered or segmental tomography with the ability to characterize corneal epithelial thickness profile and the elevation of stromal front surface...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398482/cerkl-gene-knockout-disturbs-photoreceptor-outer-segment-phagocytosis-and-causes-rod-cone-dystrophy-in-zebrafish
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Shanshan Yu, Chang Li, Lincoln Biswas, Xuebin Hu, Fei Liu, James Reilly, Xiliang Liu, Ying Liu, Yuwen Huang, Zhaojing Lu, Shanshan Han, Lei Wang, Jing Yu Liu, Tao Jiang, Xinhua Shu, Fulton Wong, Zhaohui Tang, Mugen Liu
In humans, CERKL mutations cause widespread retinal degeneration: early dysfunction and loss of rod and cone photoreceptors in the outer retina and, progressively, death of cells in the inner retina. Despite intensive efforts, the function of CERKL remains obscure and studies in animal models have failed to clarify the disease mechanism of CERKL mutations. To address this gap in knowledge, we have generated a stable CERKL knockout zebrafish model by TALEN technology and a 7bp deletion in CERKL cDNA that caused the premature termination of CERKL...
April 7, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393184/hyperbaric-oxygen-inhibits-venous-neointimal-hyperplasia-following-arteriovenous-fistulization
#11
Zhui Li, Maoping Li, Xiangjie Li, Mao Zhang, Yu Zhao, Wei Ren, Jun Cheng, Xuehu Wang
Hypoxia following arteriovenous fistulization results in venous neointimal hyperplasia (VNH), potentially causing early arteriovenous fistula (AVF) dysfunction. In this study, we used hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) in a rabbit model of AVF to determine whether it could ameliorate early AVF failure. Chronic renal failure was induced by adenine in 96 adult rabbits randomly divided into 3 groups (n=32 in each group). The sham + HBO group underwent sham operation and received HBO. The AVF alone group underwent fistulization, but did not receive HBO...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390803/eustachian-tube-diameter-is-it-associated-with-chronic-otitis-media-development
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Ceki Paltura, Tuba Selçuk Can, Behice Kaniye Yilmaz, Mehmet Emre Dinç, Ömer Necati Develioğlu, Mehmet Külekçi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ET diameter on Chronic Otitis Media (COM) pathogenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral COM disease are included in the study. The connection between fibrocartilaginous and osseous segments of the Eustachian Tube (ET) on axial Computed Tomography (CT) images was defined and the diameter of this segment is measured. The measurements were carried out bilaterally and statistically compared...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
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Flavio Giordano, Anna Zicca, Carmen Barba, Renzo Guerrini, Lorenzo Genitori
Indications for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy include focal, multifocal epilepsy, drop attacks (tonic/atonic seizures), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related multifocal epilepsy, and unsuccessful resective surgery. Surgical outcome is about 50-60% for seizures control, and may also improve mood, cognition, and memory. On this basis, VNS has also been proposed for the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer's' disease. The vagus nerve stimulator must be implanted with blunt technique on the left side to avoid cardiac side effects through the classic approach for anterior cervical discectomy...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386775/intermittent-pacing-therapy-favorably-modulates-infarct-remodeling
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André Uitterdijk, Tirza Springeling, Kevin C M Hermans, Daphne Merkus, Vincent J de Beer, Charlotte Gorsse-Bakker, Eric Mokelke, Evangelos P Daskalopoulos, Piotr A Wielopolski, Jack P M Cleutjens, W Matthijs Blankesteijn, Frits W Prinzen, Willem J van der Giessen, Robert-Jan M van Geuns, Dirk J Duncker
Despite early revascularization, remodeling and dysfunction of the left ventricle (LV) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain important therapeutic targets. Intermittent pacing therapy (IPT) of the LV can limit infarct size, when applied during early reperfusion. However, the effects of IPT on post-AMI LV remodeling and infarct healing are unknown. We therefore investigated the effects of IPT on global LV remodeling and infarct geometry in swine with a 3-day old AMI. For this purpose, fifteen pigs underwent 2 h ligation of the left circumflex coronary artery followed by reperfusion...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384671/acute-zonal-cone-photoreceptor-outer-segment-loss
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Tomas S Aleman, Harpal S Sandhu, Leona W Serrano, Anastasia Traband, Marisa K Lau, Grazyna Adamus, Robert A Avery
Importance: The diagnostic path presented narrows down the cause of acute vision loss to the cone photoreceptor outer segment and will refocus the search for the cause of similar currently idiopathic conditions. Objective: To describe the structural and functional associations found in a patient with acute zonal occult photoreceptor loss. Design, Setting, and Participants: A case report of an adolescent boy with acute visual field loss despite a normal fundus examination performed at a university teaching hospital...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384243/neuropeptide-s-reduces-duodenal-bicarbonate-secretion-and-ethanol-induced-increases-in-duodenal-motility-in-rats
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Wan Salman Wan Saudi, Markus Sjöblom
Alcohol disrupts the intestinal mucosal barrier by inducing metabolic and functional changes in epithelial cells. Recently, we showed that neuropeptide S (NPS) decreases duodenal motility and increases mucosal paracellular permeability, suggesting a role of NPS in the pathogenesis of disorders and dysfunctions in the small intestine. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of NPS on ethanol- and HCl-induced changes of duodenal mucosal barrier function and motility. Rats were anaesthetized with thiobarbiturate, and a 30-mm segment of the proximal duodenum with an intact blood supply was perfused in situ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379039/elevated-serum-il-39-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-was-related-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
#17
Yu Luo, Feng Liu, Huadong Liu, Hongdan Chen, Wenfei Cheng, Shaohong Dong, Wei Xiong
AIM: To investigate the changes and significance of circulating IL-39 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS & METHODS: Serum IL-39 levels in ACS patients and normal coronary arteries were measured. The correlations of IL-39 with high-sensitivity CRP, cTnI, N-terminal of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and left ventricular ejection fraction were investigated. RESULTS: The serum levels of IL-39 in ACS patients were significantly increased...
April 5, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373784/left-ventricular-noncompaction-a-rare-form-of-cardiomyopathy-revelation-modes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-through-23-cases
#18
Iliyasse Asfalou, Sanae Boulaamayl, Maha Raissouni, Najat Mouine, Mohamed Sabry, Jamal Kheyi, Nawal Doghmi, Aatif Benyass
OBJECTIVES: To describe modes of clinical presentation and echocardiographic, angiographic, and rhythmic features, and prognostic characteristics of left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) in North African adults, through one of the first series in Morocco. BACKGROUND: LVNC is a rare congenital disorder, described for the first time by Engberding in 1984. The suspected diagnosis in thromboembolic, hemodynamic, or rhythm events requires both echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369850/an-mri-study-of-the-corpus-callosum-in-monkeys-developmental-trajectories-and-effects-of-neonatal-hippocampal-and-amygdala-lesions
#19
Christa Payne, Laetitia Cirilli, Jocelyne Bachevalier
This study provides the first characterization of early developmental trajectories of corpus callosum (CC) segments in rhesus macaques using noninvasive MRI techniques and assesses long-term effects of neonatal amygdala or hippocampal lesions on CC morphometry. In Experiment 1, 10 monkeys (5 males) were scanned at 1 week-2 years of age; eight additional infants (4 males) were scanned once at 1-4 weeks of age. The first 8 months showed marked growth across all segments, with sustained, albeit slower, growth through 24 months...
May 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369466/reep6-mediates-trafficking-of-a-subset-of-clathrin-coated-vesicles-and-is-critical-for-rod-photoreceptor-function-and-survival
#20
Shobi Veleri, Jacob Nellissery, Bibhudatta Mishra, Souparnika H Manjunath, Matthew J Brooks, Lijin Dong, Kunio Nagashima, Haohua Qian, Chun Gao, Yuri V Sergeev, Xiu-Feng Huang, Jia Qu, Fan Lu, Artur V Cideciyan, Tiansen Li, Zi-Bing Jin, Robert N Fariss, Rinki Ratnapriya, Samuel G Jacobson, Anand Swaroop
In retinal photoreceptors, vectorial transport of cargo is critical for transduction of visual signals, and defects in intracellular trafficking can lead to photoreceptor degeneration and vision impairment. Molecular signatures associated with routing of transport vesicles in photoreceptors are poorly understood. We previously reported the identification of a novel rod photoreceptor specific isoform of Receptor Expression Enhancing Protein (REEP) 6, which belongs to a family of proteins involved in intracellular transport of receptors to the plasma membrane...
March 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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