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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931622/connexins-in-cardiovascular-and-neurovascular-health-and-disease-pharmacological-implications
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REVIEW
Luc Leybaert, Paul D Lampe, Stefan Dhein, Brenda R Kwak, Peter Ferdinandy, Eric C Beyer, Dale W Laird, Christian C Naus, Colin R Green, Rainer Schulz
Connexins are ubiquitous channel forming proteins that assemble as plasma membrane hemichannels and as intercellular gap junction channels that directly connect cells. In the heart, gap junction channels electrically connect myocytes and specialized conductive tissues to coordinate the atrial and ventricular contraction/relaxation cycles and pump function. In blood vessels, these channels facilitate long-distance endothelial cell communication, synchronize smooth muscle cell contraction, and support endothelial-smooth muscle cell communication...
October 2017: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930871/reliability-and-measurement-error-of-tensiomyography-to-assess-mechanical-muscle-function-a-systematic-review
#2
Saúl Martín-Rodríguez, Irineu Loturco, Angus M Hunter, David Rodríguez-Ruiz, Diego Munguia-Izquierdo
Interest in studying mechanical skeletal muscle function through tensiomyography (TMG) has increased in recent years. This systematic review aimed to (a) report the reliability and measurement error of all TMG parameters [i.e., maximum radial displacement of the muscle belly (Dm), contraction time (Tc), delay time (Td), half-relaxation time (½ Tr), and sustained contraction time (Ts)] and (b) to provide critical reflection on how to perform accurate and appropriate measurements for informing clinicians, exercise professionals, and researchers...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929535/extracellular-acidosis-selectively-inhibits-pharmacomechanical-coupling-induced-by-carbachol-in-strips-of-rat-gastric-fundus
#3
Daniel Maia Nogueira de Oliveira, Francisco José Batista-Lima, Emanuella Carvalho Feitosa, Alexandre Havt, Moisés Tolentino Bento da Silva, Armênio Aguiar Dos Santos, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães
Acute acidosis that results from short-term exercise delays gastric emptying in rats and decreases the responsiveness to carbachol in gastric fundus strips. The regulation of cytosolic Ca(2+) levels appears to be a mechanism of action of acidosis. The present study investigated the way in which acidosis interferes with gastric smooth muscle contractions. Rat gastric fundus isolated strips at pH 6.0 presented a lower magnitude of carbachol-induced contractions compared with preparations at pH 7.4. This lower magnitude was absent in carbachol-stimulated duodenum and KCl-stimulated gastric fundus strips...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929376/divergent-coronary-flow-responses-to-uridine-adenosine-tetraphosphate-in-atherosclerotic-apoe-knockout-mice
#4
Bunyen Teng, Hicham Labazi, Changyan Sun, Yan Yang, Xiaorong Zeng, S Jamal Mustafa, Zhichao Zhou
Uridine adenosine tetraphosphate (Up4A) exerts potent relaxation in porcine coronary arteries that is reduced following myocardial infarction, suggesting a crucial role for Up4A in the regulation of coronary flow (CF) in cardiovascular disorders. We evaluated the vasoactive effects of Up4A on CF in atherosclerosis using ApoE knockout (KO) mice ex vivo and in vivo. Functional studies were conducted in isolated mouse hearts using the Langendorff technique. Immunofluorescence was performed to assess purinergic P2X1 receptor (P2X1R) expression in isolated mouse coronary arteries...
September 20, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928590/arteriovenous-malformation-of-face-a-challenge-to-anesthesiologists
#5
S Neeta, Rammoorthi Rao, Madhusudan Upadya, P Keerthi
Arteriovenous (AV) malformations of the face are rare presentations. Endovascular coiling is one of the treatment modalities. We report a case of a 65-year-old lady who presented with a large AV malformation of the face located around the nasal bride and alae nasae posted for coiling under general anesthesia. Anesthetic management of the case was a challenge as it was an anticipated difficult airway situation. Furthermore, any pressure on the swelling can lead to rupture and hemorrhage as the skin above swelling was unhealthy...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927866/efficacy-of-metacognitive-training-for-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder-preliminary-results
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Lisa Schilling, Steffen Moritz, Levente Kriston, Maria Krieger, Matthias Nagel
'Metacognitive training for borderline personality disorder' (B-MCT) represents a complementary group intervention. It aims at raising awareness for cognitive biases that may play an important role in the development and maintenance of borderline symptomatology. For the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of this new approach against a control condition. Seventy-four inpatients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) were randomly assigned to metacognitive training for BPD or progressive muscle relaxation training as an add-on intervention to treatment as usual...
September 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920765/medication-usage-and-falls-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#7
Laura Comber, Gillian Quinn, Chris McGuigan, Rose Galvin, Susan Coote
There is a need to identify modifiable risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to enable the design of successful falls prevention interventions. There is conflicting evidence regarding the association between medication use and occurrence of falls in MS. A total of 101 people with MS had medications classified using the Anatomical Therapeutic Classification system and number of falls prospectively monitored for 3 months. No association was noted between number of medications and falls...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920539/the-effects-of-stabilization-splint-treatment-on-the-volume-of-masseter-muscle-in-sleep-bruxism-patients
#8
Suleyman Hakan Tuna, Osman Evren Celik, Onder Ozturk, Murat Golpinar, Aykut Aktas, Huseyin Avni Balcioglu, Filiz Keyf, Bunyamin Sahin
Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate, quantitatively, the volumetric effects of stabilization splint therapy on the masseter muscle of sleep bruxism (SB) patients. Methods The magnetic resonance (MR) images of 16 SB patients diagnosed by polysomnography (PSG) who used stabilization splints for four months were obtained before and after the therapy. The masseter muscle volume was calculated using Cavalieri's principle on the MR images. Results After the splint therapy, the mean volume of the masseter muscle did not reduce significantly...
September 18, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912570/a-focus-on-extracellular-ca-2-entry-into-skeletal-muscle
#9
REVIEW
Chung-Hyun Cho, Jin Seok Woo, Claudio F Perez, Eun Hui Lee
The main task of skeletal muscle is contraction and relaxation for body movement and posture maintenance. During contraction and relaxation, Ca(2+) in the cytosol has a critical role in activating and deactivating a series of contractile proteins. In skeletal muscle, the cytosolic Ca(2+) level is mainly determined by Ca(2+) movements between the cytosol and the sarcoplasmic reticulum. The importance of Ca(2+) entry from extracellular spaces to the cytosol has gained significant attention over the past decade...
September 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911293/a-survey-of-the-sequelae-of-memorable-anaesthetic-drug-errors-from-the-anaesthetist-s-perspective
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D McCawley, A M Cyna, S Prineas, Sgm Tan
Drug errors amongst anaesthetists are common. Although there has been previous work on the system factors involved with drug error, there has been little research on the sequelae of a drug error from the anaesthetist's perspective. To clarify this issue, we surveyed anaesthetists regarding their most memorable drug error to identify associated factors and personal sequelae regarding their professional practice after the event. An online survey was sent anonymously to 989 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Fellows in March 2016 and the results were collected over the following two months...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910498/phosphodiesterase-1a-inhibition-elicits-cgmp-dependent-relaxation-of-rat-mesenteric-arteries
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Makhala Michell Khammy, Thomas Dalsgaard, Peter Hjørringgaard Larsen, Claus Tornby Christoffersen, Dorte Clausen, Lars Kyhn Rasmussen, Lasse Folkersen, Morten Grunnet, Jan Kehler, Christian Aalkjaer, Jacob Nielsen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Phosphodiesterase 1 (PDE1), a subfamily of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases consisting of three isoforms, PDE1A, PDE1B, and PDE1C, has been implicated in regulation of vascular tone. The PDE1 isoform(s) responsible for tone regulation is unknown. This study used isoform-preferring PDE1 inhibitors, Lu AF58027, Lu AF64196, Lu AF66896, and Lu AF67897, to investigate the relative contribution of PDE1 isoforms to regulation of vascular tone. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In rat mesenteric arteries, expression and localisation of Pde1 isoforms were determined by qPCR and in situ hybridisation, and physiological impact of PDE1 inhibition were evaluated by isometric tension recordings...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906185/effects-of-abbreviated-progressive-muscle-relaxation-on-stress-in-jordanian-nursing-students
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Hossam Alhawatmeh, Ratchneewan Ross
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905197/systemic-glyceryl-trinitrate-reduces-anal-sphincter-tone-is-there-a-therapeutic-indication
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C Connolly, S Tierney, P Grace
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has diverse roles as a biological messenger. [1] Topically applied nitrate donors cause relaxation of the internal anal sphincter (IAS) and facilitate healing of anal fissures [2,3]. Systemic nitrates are commonly used for the treatment of ischaemic heart disease, yet the effects of systemically administered nitrates on the smooth muscle of the IAS are unknown. AIM: Our aim was to test the hypothesis that systemically administered nitrates at a normal dose, cause inhibition of anal sphincter activity...
September 13, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904224/targeted-inhibition-of-gq-signaling-induces-airway-relaxation-in-mouse-models-of-asthma
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Michaela Matthey, Richard Roberts, Alexander Seidinger, Annika Simon, Ralf Schröder, Markus Kuschak, Suvi Annala, Gabriele M König, Christa E Müller, Ian P Hall, Evi Kostenis, Bernd K Fleischmann, Daniela Wenzel
Obstructive lung diseases are common causes of disability and death worldwide. A hallmark feature is aberrant activation of Gq protein-dependent signaling cascades. Currently, drugs targeting single G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein)-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are used to reduce airway tone. However, therapeutic efficacy is often limited, because various GPCRs contribute to bronchoconstriction, and chronic exposure to receptor-activating medications results in desensitization. We therefore hypothesized that pharmacological Gq inhibition could serve as a central mechanism to achieve efficient therapeutic bronchorelaxation...
September 13, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903042/distortion-of-the-actin-a-triad-results-in-contractile-disinhibition-and-cardiomyopathy
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Meera C Viswanathan, William Schmidt, Michael J Rynkiewicz, Karuna Agarwal, Jian Gao, Joseph Katz, William Lehman, Anthony Cammarato
Striated muscle contraction is regulated by the movement of tropomyosin over the thin filament surface, which blocks or exposes myosin binding sites on actin. Findings suggest that electrostatic contacts, particularly those between K326, K328, and R147 on actin and tropomyosin, establish an energetically favorable F-actin-tropomyosin configuration, with tropomyosin positioned in a location that impedes actomyosin associations and promotes relaxation. Here, we provide data that directly support a vital role for these actin residues, termed the A-triad, in tropomyosin positioning in intact functioning muscle...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902932/non-pharmacological-interventions-to-promote-the-sleep-of-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Fernanda de Souza Machado, Regina Claudia da Silva Souza, Vanessa Brito Poveda, Ana Lucia Siqueira Costa
Objective: to analyze evidence available in the literature concerning non-pharmacological interventions that are effective to treat altered sleep patterns among patients who underwent cardiac surgery. Method: systematic review conducted in the National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, Scopus, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and PsycINFO databases, and also grey literature...
September 12, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900923/tissue-specificity-soce-implications-for-ca-2-handling-in-endothelial-cells
#17
Lothar A Blatter
Many cellular functions of the vascular endothelium are regulated by fine-tuned global and local, microdomain-confined changes of cytosolic free Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i). Vasoactive agonist-induced stimulation of vascular endothelial cells (VECs) typically induces Ca(2+) release through IP3 receptor Ca(2+) release channels embedded in the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca(2+) store, followed by Ca(2+) entry from the extracellular space elicited by Ca(2+) store depletion and referred to as capacitative or store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899987/heart-failure-related-hyperphosphorylation-in-the-cardiac-troponin-i-c-terminus-has-divergent-effects-on-cardiac-function-in-vivo
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Yuejin Li, Guangshuo Zhu, Nazareno Paolocci, Pingbo Zhang, Cyrus Takahashi, Nazli Okumus, Amir Heravi, Gizem Keceli, Genaro Ramirez-Correa, David A Kass, Anne M Murphy
BACKGROUND: In human heart failure, Ser199 (equivalent to Ser200 in mouse) of cTnI (cardiac troponin I) is significantly hyperphosphorylated, and in vitro studies suggest that it enhances myofilament calcium sensitivity and alters calpain-mediated cTnI proteolysis. However, how its hyperphosphorylation affects cardiac function in vivo remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address the question, 2 transgenic mouse models were generated: a phospho-mimetic cTnIS200D and a phospho-silenced cTnIS200A, each driven by the cardiomyocyte-specific α-myosin heavy chain promoter...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899733/paralysis-analysis-does-choice-of-muscle-relaxant-for-obstetric-general-anaesthesia-influence-neonatal-outcomes
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EDITORIAL
Matthew Rucklidge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899601/baclofen-toxicity-in-kidney-disease
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Erin Wolf, Niraj R Kothari, John K Roberts, Matthew A Sparks
Baclofen, a commonly prescribed muscle relaxant, is primarily excreted via the kidneys; toxicity is a potentially serious adverse outcome in patients with decreased kidney function. We describe a patient with end-stage kidney disease receiving hemodialysis who developed neurotoxicity and hemodynamic instability after receiving baclofen for muscle spasms. In this case, prompt recognition of baclofen toxicity and urgent hemodialysis were effective in reversing this toxicity. This case is used to examine the pharmacokinetics and pathophysiology of baclofen toxicity and discuss appropriate diagnosis and management of baclofen toxicity...
September 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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