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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631415/highlights-from-the-9th-cachexia-conference
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Nicole Ebner, Stephan von Haehling
This article highlights updates of pathways as well as pre-clinical and clinical studies into the field of wasting disorders that were presented at the 9th Cachexia Conference held in Berlin, Germany, December 2016. This year, some interesting results from clinical trials and different new therapeutic targets were shown. This article presents the biological and clinical significance of different markers and new diagnostic tools and cut-offs of detecting skeletal muscle wasting. Effective treatments of cachexia and wasting disorders are urgently needed in order to improve the patients' quality of life and their survival...
June 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618190/relation-between-upper-limb-muscle-strength-with-exercise-capacity-quality-of-life-and-dyspnea-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Dicle Kaymaz, İpek Çaylı Candemir, Pınar Ergün, Neşe Demir, Filiz Taşdemir, Pervin Demir
OBJECTIVES: In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skeletal muscle weakness is characterized by reduced muscle strength, reduced muscle endurance, and the presence of muscle fatigue, especially in the lower limbs; there has been little research into upper limb skeletal muscles. In this study we aimed to investigate the relation of upper limb muscle strength with pulmonary function, exercise capacity, quality of life, and dyspnea sensation. METHODS: Eigthy-eight patients (89...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617708/the-impact-of-nutrition-on-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-hepatitis-c
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Luciana D Silva, Tatiana Bering, Gifone A Rocha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to review the most recent aspects of nutrition and its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). RECENT FINDINGS: Low HRQOL scores have been found in all stages of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Of the factors linked to HRQOL, three aspects should be emphasized, nutritional status, physical activity and mental health status. Regarding the nutrition and metabolic conditions, a broad spectrum of nutritional disorders may impact on HRQOL of patients with CHC...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614723/single-muscle-fiber-proteomics-reveals-fiber-type-specific-features-of-human-muscle-aging
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Marta Murgia, Luana Toniolo, Nagarjuna Nagaraj, Stefano Ciciliot, Vincenzo Vindigni, Stefano Schiaffino, Carlo Reggiani, Matthias Mann
Skeletal muscle is a key tissue in human aging, which affects different muscle fiber types unequally. We developed a highly sensitive single muscle fiber proteomics workflow to study human aging and show that the senescence of slow and fast muscle fibers is characterized by diverging metabolic and protein quality control adaptations. Whereas mitochondrial content declines with aging in both fiber types, glycolysis and glycogen metabolism are upregulated in slow but downregulated in fast muscle fibers. Aging mitochondria decrease expression of the redox enzyme monoamine oxidase A...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590329/antiretroviral-initiation-is-associated-with-increased-skeletal-muscle-area-and-fat-content
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Kristine M Erlandson, Suzanne Fiorillo, Fadzai Masawi, Ann Scherzinger, Grace A McComsey, Jordan E Lake, James H Stein, Judith S Currier, Todd T Brown
OBJECTIVE: A greater burden of physical function impairment occurs in HIV-infected adults; the impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation on muscle density (less dense = more fat), a measure of muscle quality, is unknown. DESIGN: AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study A5260 s, a cardiometabolic substudy of A5257, randomized HIV-infected, ART-naïve adults to ritonavir-boosted atazanavir, darunavir, or raltegravir with tenofovir/emtricitabine backbone. Single-slice abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans from baseline and week 96 were reanalyzed for lean muscle area and density...
June 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586319/rev-erb-and-ror-therapeutic-targets-for-treating-myopathies
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REVIEW
Ryan D Welch, Colin A Flaveny
Muscle is primarily known for its mechanical roles in locomotion, maintenance of posture, and regulation of cardiac and respiratory function. There are numerous medical conditions that adversely affect muscle, myopathies that disrupt muscle development, regeneration and protein turnover to detrimental effect. Skeletal muscle is also a vital secretory organ that regulates thermogenesis, inflammatory signaling and directs context specific global metabolic changes in energy substrate preference on a daily basis...
June 6, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582757/comparative-analysis-of-muscle-phosphoproteome-induced-by-salt-curing
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Zhenyu Wang, Caixia Zhang, Zheng Li, Qingwu Shen, Dequan Zhang
Phosphorylated proteins in ovine muscle induced by salt curing were well investigated. Ten topside muscles of crossbred sheep were ground, mixed and divided into two groups, which were cured for 16h with 0% and 3% NaCl, respectively. Muscle proteins of two cured groups were analyzed by two-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with Pro-Q Diamond and SYPRO Ruby staining. The differential phosphorylated proteins were determined using LC-MS/MS and the UniProt database. Ten different phosphoproteins (>1.5 fold) induced by salting were identified, including triosephosphate isomerase, glycogen phosphorylase, creatine kinase M-type, myoglobin, troponin T fast skeletal muscle type, actin, myosin light chain 1/3, tropomyosin beta chain, etc...
May 23, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571587/supplementation-of-grazing-beef-cows-during-gestation-as-a-strategy-to-improve-skeletal-muscle-development-of-the-offspring
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D C Marquez, M F Paulino, L N Rennó, F C Villadiego, R M Ortega, D S Moreno, L S Martins, D M de Almeida, M P Gionbelli, M R Manso, L P Melo, F H Moura, M S Duarte
The appropriate supply of nutrients in pregnant cows has been associated with the optimal development of foetal tissues, performance of their progeny and their meat quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate supplementation effects of grazing cows in different stages of gestation on skeletal muscle development and performance of the progeny. Thereby, 27 Nellore cows were divided into three groups (n=9 for each group) and their progeny as follows: UNS, unsupplemented during gestation; MID, supplemented from 30 to 180 days of gestation; LATE, supplemented from 181 to 281 days of gestation...
June 2, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555711/determination-of-the-mechanisms-that-cause-sarcopenia-through-cdna-microarray
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H O Jeong, D Park, E Im, J Lee, D S Im, H Y Chung
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, the aging-related deterioration of skeletal muscle, is a disease that is directly associated with quality of life. Given the trend of an increasing aging population worldwide, the prevention of aging-related diseases such as sarcopenia has become ever more important and urgent. OBJECTIVE: To identify potential therapeutic targets for this disease. METHODS: we used a bioinformatics approach of combining cDNA microarray analysis and protein-protein interaction prediction...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549989/overweight-in-elderly-people-induces-impaired-autophagy-in-skeletal-muscle
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Yaiza Potes, Beatriz de Luxán-Delgado, Susana Rodriguez-González, Marcela Rodrigues Moreira Guimarães, Juan J Solano, María Fernández-Fernández, Manuel Bermúdez, Jose A Boga, Ignacio Vega-Naredo, Ana Coto-Montes
Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and quality associated with aging. Changes in body composition, especially in skeletal muscle and fat mass are crucial steps in the development of chronic diseases. We studied the effect of overweight on skeletal muscle tissue in elderly people without reaching obesity to prevent this extreme situation. Overweight induces a progressive protein breakdown reflected as a progressive withdrawal of anabolism against the promoted catabolic state leading to muscle wasting...
May 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542873/a-map-of-the-phosphoproteomic-alterations-that-occur-after-a-bout-of-maximal-intensity-contractions
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Gregory K Potts, Rachel M McNally, Rocky Blanco, Jae-Sung You, Alexander S Hebert, Michael S Westphall, Joshua J Coon, Troy A Hornberger
The maintenance of skeletal muscle mass is essential for health and quality of life. It is well recognized that maximal-intensity contractions, such as those which occur during resistance exercise, promote an increase in muscle mass. Yet, the molecules that sense the mechanical information and convert it into the signalling events (e.g. phosphorylation) that drive the increase in muscle mass remain undefined. Here we describe a phosphoproteomics workflow to examine the effects of electrically evoked maximal-intensity contractions (MIC) on protein phosphorylation in mouse skeletal muscle...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542531/new-diagnostic-index-for-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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Haruhito Harada, Hisashi Kai, Rei Shibata, Hiroshi Niiyama, Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Toyoaki Murohara, Noriko Yoshida, Atsushi Katoh, Hisao Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is an aging and disease-related syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, with the risk of frailty and poor quality of life. Sarcopenia is diagnosed by a decrease in skeletal muscle index (SMI) and reduction of either handgrip strength or gait speed. However, measurement of SMI is difficult for general physicians because it requires special equipment for bioelectrical impedance assay or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537652/efficacy-and-safety-of-very-low-calorie-ketogenic-diet-a-double-blind-randomized-crossover-study
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C Colica, G Merra, A Gasbarrini, A De Lorenzo, G Cioccoloni, P Gualtieri, M A Perrone, S Bernardini, V Bernardo, L Di Renzo, M Marchetti
OBJECTIVE: To verify safety respect to weight loss, cardiometabolic diseases of short-term Very low-calorie ketogenic diets (VLCKDs, <800 kcal day-1). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized cross-over trial with placebo. The study had no. 2 dietary treatment (DT), conducted in two arms: (1) VLCKD1 in which 50% of protein intake is replaced with synthetic amino acids; (2) VLCKD2 with placebo. The VLCKDs (<800 kcal day-1) were different in term of protein content and quality each arm lasted three weeks (wks)...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531178/zebrafish-exposure-to-environmentally-relevant-concentration-of-depleted-uranium-impairs-progeny-development-at-the-molecular-and-histological-levels
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Olivier Armant, Kewin Gombeau, Sophia Murat El Houdigui, Magali Floriani, Virginie Camilleri, Isabelle Cavalie, Christelle Adam-Guillermin
Uranium is an actinide naturally found in the environment. Anthropogenic activities lead to the release of increasing amounts of uranium and depleted uranium (DU) in the environment, posing potential risks to aquatic organisms due to radiological and chemical toxicity of this radionucleide. Although environmental contaminations with high levels of uranium have already been observed, chronic exposures of non-human species to levels close to the environmental quality standards remain scarcely characterized. The present study focused on the identification of the molecular pathways impacted by a chronic exposure of zebrafish to 20 μg/L of DU during 10 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497771/an-isometric-muscle-force-estimation-framework-based-on-a-high-density-surface-emg-array-and-an-nmf-algorithm
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Chengjun Huang, Xiang Chen, Shuai Cao, Bensheng Qiu, Xu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To realize accurate muscle force estimation, a novel framework is proposed in this paper which can extract the input of the prediction model from the appropriate activation area of the skeletal muscle. APPROACH: Surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals from the biceps brachii muscle during isometric elbow flexion were collected with a high-density (HD) electrode grid (128 channels) and the external force at three contraction levels was measured at the wrist synchronously...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495269/identification-of-novel-regulatory-gre-binding-elements-in-the-porcine-ip3r1-gene-promoter-and-their-transcriptional-activation-under-glucocorticoid-stimulation
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Jin Chai, Qi Xiong, Dan Wang, Xuebing Wan, Hongdan Niu, Hong Xiang, Huanan Li, Hongshuai Wang, Rong Zheng, Jian Peng, Siwen Jiang
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor 1 (IP3R1) is a type of ligand-gated calcium channel that is expressed predominantly in mammalian skeletal muscle, where it acts as a key regulator of calcium homeostasis. In meat, calcium disequilibrium is accompanied by the deterioration of meat quality. Here we show that serum cortisol concentration was higher and the IP3R1 gene expression level increased markedly in pigs exposed to high stress. In porcine primary muscle cells, dexamethasone (DEX, a synthetic glucocorticoid) increased the protein levels of porcine IP3R1 and GRα, and cell apoptosis, and the specific GRα inhibitor RU486 attenuated these effects...
August 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493418/muscle-mass-and-association-to-quality-of-life-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Asta Bye, Bjørg Sjøblom, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Bjørn H Grønberg, Vickie E Baracos, Marianne J Hjermstad, Nina Aass, Roy M Bremnes, Øystein Fløtten, Marit Jordhøy
BACKGROUND: Cancer wasting is characterized by muscle loss and may contribute to fatigue and poor quality of life (QoL). Our aim was to investigate associations between skeletal muscle index (SMI) and skeletal muscle radiodensity (SMD) and selected QoL outcomes in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at diagnosis. METHODS: Baseline data from patients with stage IIIB/IV NSCLC and performance status 0-2 enrolled in three randomized trials of first-line chemotherapy (n = 1305) were analysed...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489606/pantoprazole-blocks-the-jak2-stat3-pathway-to-alleviate-skeletal-muscle-wasting-in-cancer-cachexia-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-response
#18
Dunwei Guo, Chaoyi Wang, Qiang Wang, Zhongpeng Qiao, Hua Tang
OBJECTIVE: Cancer cachexia is often present in patients with advanced malignant tumors, and the subsequent body weight reduction results in poor quality of life. However, there has been no progress in developing effective clinical therapeutic strategies for skeletal muscle wasting in cancer cachexia. Herein, we explored the functions of pantoprazole on cancer cachexia skeletal muscle wasting. METHODS: The mouse colon adenocarcinoma cell line C26 was inoculated in the right forelimb of male BALB/C mice to establish a cancer cachexia model...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479388/acceleration-based-training-a-new-mode-of-training-in-senescent-rats-improving-performance-and-left-ventricular-and-muscle-functions
#19
Thierry Launay, Iman Momken, Serge Carreira, Nathalie Mougenot, Xian-Long Zhou, Leanne De Koning, Romain Niel, Bruno Riou, Véronique Billat, Sophie Besse
High intensity training (HIT) has been shown to improve maximal aerobic capacity and muscle protein synthesis but has not yet been investigated in senescent rats. We hypothesized that the change of speed (acceleration) during each bout of HIT acts as a stimulus responsible for the adaptations of the organism to exercise. Twenty two month-old (mo) rats (n=13) were subjected to a short acceleration protocol (20-30min) of exercise, comprising 3 independent bouts of acceleration and compared to an age-matched sedentary group (n=14)...
September 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477106/sarcopenia-in-gastric-cancer-when-the-loss-costs-too-much
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REVIEW
Elena Ongaro, Vanessa Buoro, Marika Cinausero, Riccardo Caccialanza, Annalisa Turri, Valentina Fanotto, Debora Basile, Maria Grazia Vitale, Paola Ermacora, Giovanni Gerardo Cardellino, Laura Nicoletti, Lorenzo Fornaro, Andrea Casadei-Gardini, Giuseppe Aprile
Sarcopenia is a complex syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Malignancy is a major determinant of sarcopenia, and gastric cancer (GC) is among the most common causes of this phenomenon. As sarcopenia is a well-recognized poor prognostic feature in GC and has been associated with worse tolerance of surgical and medical treatments, members of the multidisciplinary team should be aware of the clinical relevance, pathogenic mechanisms, and potential treatments for this syndrome...
May 5, 2017: Gastric Cancer
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