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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534818/a-review-of-the-impact-of-maternal-obesity-on-the-cognitive-function-and-mental-health-of-the-offspring
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REVIEW
Laura Contu, Cheryl A Hawkes
Globally, more than 20% of women of reproductive age are currently estimated to be obese. Children born to obese mothers are at higher risk of developing obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and asthma in adulthood. Increasing clinical and experimental evidence suggests that maternal obesity also affects the health and function of the offspring brain across the lifespan. This review summarizes the current findings from human and animal studies that detail the impact of maternal obesity on aspects of learning, memory, motivation, affective disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and neurodegeneration in the offspring...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522333/development-of-qsars-for-parameterizing-physiology-based-toxicokinetic-models
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Dimosthenis Α Sarigiannis, Krystalia Papadaki, Periklis Kontoroupis, Spyros P Karakitsios
A Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) model was developed in order to predict physicochemical and biochemical properties of industrial chemicals of various groups. This model was based on the solvation equation, originally proposed by Abraham. In this work Abraham's solvation model got parameterized using artificial intelligence techniques such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the prediction of partitioning into kidney, heart, adipose, liver, muscle, brain and lung for the estimation of the bodyweight-normalized maximal metabolic velocity (Vmax) and the Michaelis - Menten constant (Km)...
May 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474618/respiratory-sinus-arrhythmia-as-a-non-invasive-index-of-brain-heart-interaction-in-stress
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Ingrid Tonhajzerova, Michal Mestanik, Andrea Mestanikova, Alexander Jurko
Respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is accepted as a peripheral marker of cardiac-linked parasympathetic regulation. According to polyvagal theory, the RSA is also considered as the index of emotion regulation. The neurovisceral integration model posits that parasympathetic modulation of the heart marked by RSA is related to complex nervous regulation associated with emotional and cognitive processing. From this perspective, high resting RSA amplitude associated with a greater withdrawal during stressors and subsequent recovery could represent a flexible and adaptive physiological response system to a challenge...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465218/structure-toxicity-relationship-of-cefoperazone-and-its-impurities-to-developing-zebrafish-by-transcriptome-and-raman-analysis
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Ying Han, Jianqin Qian, Jingpu Zhang, Changqin Hu, Chen Wang
Cefoperazone (CFP) is a potent antibacterial agent that is widely used for the treatment of bacterial infections. Previously, we found that both the C-7 and C-3 substituents of CFP are toxic functional groups, and two groups could affect gene expression in zebrafish embryos, thereby resulting in variable abnormal phenotypes. (6R, 7S)-cefoperazone (7S-CFP) is the 7-epimer of CFP and 1-methyl-1H-tetrazole-5-thiol (MTT) is the C-3 substituent of CFP. Both molecules are impurities isolated from CFP that can induce adverse effects...
April 29, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461477/opposing-roles-of-primate-areas-25-and-32-and-their-putative-rodent-homologs-in-the-regulation-of-negative-emotion
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Chloe U Wallis, Rudolf N Cardinal, Laith Alexander, Angela C Roberts, Hannah F Clarke
Disorders of dysregulated negative emotion such as depression and anxiety also feature increased cardiovascular mortality and decreased heart-rate variability (HRV). These disorders are correlated with dysfunction within areas 25 and 32 of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), but a causal relationship between dysregulation of these areas and such symptoms has not been demonstrated. Furthermore, cross-species translation is limited by inconsistent findings between rodent fear extinction and human neuroimaging studies of negative emotion...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450977/empathy-in-negative-and-positive-interpersonal-interactions-what-is-the-relationship-between-central-eeg-fnirs-and-peripheral-autonomic-neurophysiological-responses
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Michela Balconi, Maria Elide Maria Elide Vanutelli
Emotional empathy is crucial to understand how we respond to interpersonal positive or negative situations. In the present research, we aim at identifying the neural networks and the autonomic responsiveness underlying the human ability to perceive and empathize with others' emotions when positive (cooperative) or negative (uncooperative) interactions are observed. A multimethodological approach was adopted to elucidate the reciprocal interplay of autonomic (peripheral) and central (cortical) activities in empathic behavior...
2017: Advances in Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438718/the-effect-of-50-compared-to-100-inspired-oxygen-fraction-on-brain-oxygenation-and-post-cardiac-arrest-mitochondrial-function-in-experimental-cardiac-arrest
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Annika Nelskylä, Jouni Nurmi, Milla Jousi, Alexey Schramko, Eero Mervaala, Giuseppe Ristagno, Markus B Skrifvars
BACKGROUND AND AIM: We hypothesised that the use of 50% compared to 100% oxygen maintains cerebral oxygenation and ameliorates the disturbance of cardiac mitochondrial respiration during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced electrically in anaesthetised healthy adult pigs and left untreated for seven minutes followed by randomisation to manual ventilation with 50% or 100% oxygen and mechanical chest compressions (LUCAS(®))...
April 22, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435658/sex-differences-in-insular-cortex-gyri-responses-to-a-brief-static-handgrip-challenge
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Paul M Macey, Nicholas S Rieken, Jennifer A Ogren, Katherine E Macey, Rajesh Kumar, Ronald M Harper
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease varies between sexes, suggesting male-female autonomic control differences. Insular gyri help coordinate autonomic regulation and show a sex-dependent response to a sympathetic challenge. METHODS: We examined sex-related insular gyral responses to a short static handgrip exercise challenge eliciting parasympathetic withdrawal with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during four 16-s challenges (80% maximum strength) in 23 healthy females (age; mean ± std 50 ± 8 years) and 40 males (46 ± 9 years)...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394333/a-heart-brain-kidney-network-controls-adaptation-to-cardiac-stress-through-tissue-macrophage-activation
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Katsuhito Fujiu, Munehiko Shibata, Yukiteru Nakayama, Fusa Ogata, Sahohime Matsumoto, Koji Noshita, Shingo Iwami, Susumu Nakae, Issei Komuro, Ryozo Nagai, Ichiro Manabe
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome characterized by insufficient cardiac function. In addition to abnormalities intrinsic to the heart, dysfunction of other organs and dysregulation of systemic factors greatly affect the development and consequences of heart failure. Here we show that the heart and kidneys function cooperatively in generating an adaptive response to cardiac pressure overload. In mice subjected to pressure overload in the heart, sympathetic nerve activation led to activation of renal collecting-duct (CD) epithelial cells...
May 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366709/architecture-in-3d-cell-culture-an-essential-feature-for-in-vitro-toxicology
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Sophie A Lelièvre, Tim Kwok, Shirisha Chittiboyina
Three-dimensional cell culture has the potential to revolutionize toxicology studies by allowing human-based reproduction of essential elements of organs. Beyond the study of toxicants on the most susceptible organs such as liver, kidney, skin, lung, gastrointestinal tract, testis, heart and brain, carcinogenesis research will also greatly benefit from 3D cell culture models representing any normal tissue. No tissue function can be suitably reproduced without the appropriate tissue architecture whether mimicking acini, ducts or tubes, sheets of cells or more complex cellular organizations like hepatic cords...
March 30, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360260/multiparametric-imaging-of-organ-system-interfaces
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REVIEW
Katrien Vandoorne, Matthias Nahrendorf
Cardiovascular diseases are a consequence of genetic and environmental risk factors that together generate arterial wall and cardiac pathologies. Blood vessels connect multiple systems throughout the entire body and allow organs to interact via circulating messengers. These same interactions facilitate nervous and metabolic system's influence on cardiovascular health. Multiparametric imaging offers the opportunity to study these interfacing systems' distinct processes, to quantify their interactions, and to explore how these contribute to cardiovascular disease...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360225/biomarker-profiles-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Jasper Tromp, Mohsin A F Khan, IJsbrand T Klip, Sven Meyer, Rudolf A de Boer, Tiny Jaarsma, Hans Hillege, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Peter van der Meer, Adriaan A Voors
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers may help us to unravel differences in the underlying pathophysiology between heart failure (HF) patients with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Therefore, we compared biomarker profiles to characterize pathophysiological differences between patients with HFrEF and HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analyzed 33 biomarkers from different pathophysiological domains (inflammation, oxidative stress, remodeling, cardiac stretch, angiogenesis, arteriosclerosis, and renal function) in 460 HF patients (21% HFpEF, left ventricular ejection fraction ≥45%) measured at discharge after hospitalization for acute HF...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343629/biallelic-variants-in-otud6b-cause-an-intellectual-disability-syndrome-associated-with-seizures-and-dysmorphic-features
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Teresa Santiago-Sim, Lindsay C Burrage, Frédéric Ebstein, Mari J Tokita, Marcus Miller, Weimin Bi, Alicia A Braxton, Jill A Rosenfeld, Maher Shahrour, Andrea Lehmann, Benjamin Cogné, Sébastien Küry, Thomas Besnard, Bertrand Isidor, Stéphane Bézieau, Isabelle Hazart, Honey Nagakura, LaDonna L Immken, Rebecca O Littlejohn, Elizabeth Roeder, Bulent Kara, Katia Hardies, Sarah Weckhuysen, Patrick May, Johannes R Lemke, Orly Elpeleg, Bassam Abu-Libdeh, Kiely N James, Jennifer L Silhavy, Mahmoud Y Issa, Maha S Zaki, Joseph G Gleeson, John R Seavitt, Mary E Dickinson, M Cecilia Ljungberg, Sara Wells, Sara J Johnson, Lydia Teboul, Christine M Eng, Yaping Yang, Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Jason D Heaney, Magdalena A Walkiewicz
Ubiquitination is a posttranslational modification that regulates many cellular processes including protein degradation, intracellular trafficking, cell signaling, and protein-protein interactions. Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), which reverse the process of ubiquitination, are important regulators of the ubiquitin system. OTUD6B encodes a member of the ovarian tumor domain (OTU)-containing subfamily of deubiquitinating enzymes. Herein, we report biallelic pathogenic variants in OTUD6B in 12 individuals from 6 independent families with an intellectual disability syndrome associated with seizures and dysmorphic features...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330412/early-asymmetric-cardio-cerebral-causality-and-outcome-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Lei Gao, Peter Smielewski, Marek Czosnyka, Ari Ercole
The brain and heart are two vital systems in health and disease, increasingly recognized as a complex, interdependent network with constant information flow in both directions. After severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the causal, directed interactions between the brain, heart, and autonomic nervous system have not been well established. Novel methods are needed to probe unmeasured, potentially prognostic information in complex biological networks that are not revealed by traditional means. In this study, we examined potential bidirectional causality between intracranial pressure (ICP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and heart rate (HR) and its relationship to mortality in a 24-h period early post-TBI...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306255/development-of-potent-and-selective-antagonists-for-the-utp-activated-p2y4-receptor
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Muhammad Rafehi, Enas M Malik, Alexander Neumann, Aliaa Abdelrahman, Theodor Hanck, Vigneshwaran Namasivayam, Christa E Müller, Younis Baqi
P2Y4 is a Gq protein-coupled receptor activated by uridine-5'-triphosphate (UTP), which is widely expressed in the body, e.g., in intestine, heart, and brain. No selective P2Y4 receptor antagonist has been described so far. Therefore, we developed and optimized P2Y4 receptor antagonists based on an anthraquinone scaffold. Potency was assessed by a fluorescence-based assay measuring inhibition of UTP-induced intracellular calcium release in 1321N1 astrocytoma cells stably transfected with the human P2Y4 receptor...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290902/-interaction-between-personality-pain-and-genes-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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V E Golimbet, B A Volel, S N Enikopolov, G I Korovaytseva, F Yu Kopulov
Personality traits of the patient with ischemic heart disease (IHD) are thought to determine disease course. Their level depends on clinical presentations of IHD including the presence of cardiac pain. The aim of the study was to identify the modifying effect of genes coding for serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR), serotonin receptor type 2A (A-1438G) and 2C (Cys23Ser) as well as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (Val66Met) on personality traits in pain and painless forms of IHD. We found interaction between pain and personality factors mediated by genetic variant...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285949/considerations-in-cardio-oncology-multiple-mobile-left-sided-cardiac-thrombi-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
#17
Toshinori Minamishima, Kenichi Matsushita, Hiromu Morikubo, Aoi Isaka, Noriko Matsushita, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Kubota, Konomi Sakata, Toru Satoh, Hideaki Yoshino
With advances in cancer chemotherapy, the importance of the new clinical discipline of cardio-oncology, which is concerned with the cardiac effects of chemotherapy, is increasing. Herein we describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with symptoms of heart failure due to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Treatment for the patient's breast cancer had included surgery and chemotherapy with anthracyclines and trastuzumab. Echocardiography revealed multiple mobile thrombi in the left ventricle and atrium...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271632/the-role-of-insufficient-copper-in-lipid-synthesis-and-fatty-liver-disease
#18
REVIEW
Austin Morrell, Savannah Tallino, Lei Yu, Jason L Burkhead
The essential transition metal copper is important in lipid metabolism, redox balance, iron mobilization, and many other critical processes in eukaryotic organisms. Genetic diseases where copper homeostasis is disrupted, including Menkes disease and Wilson disease, indicate the importance of copper balance to human health. The severe consequences of insufficient copper supply are illustrated by Menkes disease, caused by mutation in the X-linked ATP7A gene encoding a protein that transports copper from intestinal epithelia into the bloodstream and across the blood-brain barrier...
April 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267914/activity-based-protein-profiling-leads-to-identification-of-novel-protein-targets-for-nerve-agent-vx
#19
Dan Carmany, Andrew J Walz, Fu-Lian Hsu, Bernard Benton, David Burnett, Jennifer Gibbons, Daan Noort, Trevor Glaros, Jennifer W Sekowski
Organophosphorus (OP) nerve agents continue to be a threat at home and abroad during the war against terrorism. Human exposure to nerve agents such as VX results in a cascade of toxic effects relative to the exposure level including ocular miosis, excessive secretions, convulsions, seizures, and death. The primary mechanism behind these overt symptoms is the disruption of cholinergic pathways. While much is known about the primary toxicity mechanisms of nerve agents, there remains a paucity of information regarding impacts on other pathways and systemic effects...
April 17, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249186/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptoms-and-stress-related-biomarkers
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S W N Vogel, D Bijlenga, J Verduijn, T I Bron, A T F Beekman, J J S Kooij, B W J H Penninx
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined whether (a) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms were associated with dysregulation of stress-related mechanisms, and (b) whether ADHD symptoms interact with affective disorders in their association with dysregulated stress-related mechanisms. METHODS: Data were obtained from 2307 subjects participating in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety. Stress-related mechanisms were reflected by the following biomarkers: (1) hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis indicators (salivary cortisol awakening curve, evening cortisol, cortisol suppression after a 0...
May 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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