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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679946/extensive-depolarization-and-lack-of-recovery-of-leech-retzius-neurons-caused-by-2-4-diaminobutyric-acid
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S Spasic, M Stanojevic, J Nesovic Ostojic, S Kovacevic, M Prostran, S Lopicic
In this paper we present, for the first time, a detailed account of electrophysiological effects of 2,4-diaminobutyric acid (2,4-DABA). 2,4-DABA is a neurotoxic non-protein amino acid produced by Cyanobacteria with a possible link to neurodegenerative disorders in animals and humans. Intracellular recordings were performed on Retzius nerve cells of the leech Haemopis sanguisuga using glass microelectrodes filled with 3 mol/L KCl. Our results show that 2,4-DABA is an excitatory amino acid, causing membrane depolarization in a concentration-dependent manner...
March 31, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679850/non-suicidal-self-injury-in-patients-with-eating-disorders-prevalence-forms-functions-and-body-image-correlates
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Sandra Pérez, Jos H Marco, Montse Cañabate
INTRODUCTION: More than one third of patients with eating disorders report NSSI. Moreover, negative attitudes and feelings toward the body, body dissatisfaction, and body image disturbances have been linked to NSSI in community and clinical samples. However, there is a lack of studies exploring NSSI frequency and functions and the specific relationship between multidimensional body image dimensions and NSSI in eating disorder patients. OBJECTIVES: First, we explored the frequency, types, and functions of NSSI in a sample of 226 Spanish female participants with eating disorders (ED)...
April 12, 2018: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679756/myh9-structure-functions-and-role-of-non-muscle-myosin-iia-in-human-disease
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REVIEW
Alessandro Pecci, Xuefei Ma, Anna Savoia, Robert S Adelstein
The MYH9 gene encodes the heavy chain of non-muscle myosin IIA, a widely expressed cytoplasmic myosin that participates in a variety of processes requiring the generation of intracellular chemomechanical force and translocation of the actin cytoskeleton. Non-muscle myosin IIA functions are regulated by phosphorylation of its 20 kDa light chain, of the heavy chain, and by interactions with other proteins. Variants of MYH9 cause an autosomal-dominant disorder, termed MYH9-related disease, and may be involved in other conditions, such as chronic kidney disease, non-syndromic deafness, and cancer...
April 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679592/multiple-coagulation-factor-deficiency-protein-2-as-a-crucial-component-in-metastasis-of-human-oral-cancer
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Megumi Fukamachi, Atsushi Kasamatsu, Yosuke Endo-Sakamoto, Kazuaki Fushimi, Hiroki Kasama, Manabu Iyoda, Yasuyuki Minakawa, Masashi Shiiba, Hideki Tanzawa, Katsuhiro Uzawa
Multiple coagulation factor deficiency protein 2 (MCFD2), a binding partner of lectin mannose binding 1 (LMAN1), causes combined deficiencies of coagulation factors V and VIII. MCFD2 function in inherited hematologic disorders is well elucidated; however, little is known about its role in human tumorigenesis. The aim of the current study was to investigate the states of MCFD2 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The expression of MCFD2 was up-regulated significantly in all cell lines examined. Evaluation of the cellular functions associated with tumoral metastasis showed that MCFD2 knockdown (shMCFD2) cells exhibited significantly lower cellular invasiveness and migration and higher cellular adhesion compared with shControl cells...
April 18, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679342/fundoplication-with-180-degree-wrap-during-esophagogastrostomy-after-robotic-proximal-gastrectomy-for-early-gastric-cancer
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Toshiyasu Ojima, Mikihito Nakamori, Masaki Nakamura, Keiji Hayata, Shimpei Maruoka, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Compared with total gastrectomy, proximal gastrectomy (PG) has potential advantages from a nutritional perspective, such as anemia and postoperative loss of body weight. However, PG is associated with some postoperative functional disorders, such as reflux esophagus (13-31%) and anastomotic stenosis (3-29%).1 We therefore developed a new procedure for fundoplication during esophago-gastrostomy after robotic PG (RPG). METHODS: We performed RPG for early gastric cancer localized in the upper third of the stomach using the da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA)...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679123/-wide-awake-hand-surgery-based-on-application-examples
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P Kaiser, M Keller, J Dörler, G Schmidle
OBJECTIVE: Anesthesiologic method with low bleeding level, risk level, and complication rate for surgical procedures on the hand without a tourniquet on an unsedated patient with the possibility for functional testing during surgery. INDICATIONS: Surgical procedures of the hand can be carried out using the wide awake technique depending on the patient's suitability and preference considering individual risk factors. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Absolute contraindications are allergies to the local anesthetic or its components...
April 20, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679070/the-role-of-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-brain-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Tomohisa Toda, Sarah L Parylak, Sara B Linker, Fred H Gage
Adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus is highly regulated by a number of environmental and cell-intrinsic factors to adapt to environmental changes. Accumulating evidence suggests that adult-born neurons may play distinct physiological roles in hippocampus-dependent functions, such as memory encoding and mood regulation. In addition, several brain diseases, such as neurological diseases and mood disorders, have deleterious effects on adult hippocampal neurogenesis, and some symptoms of those diseases can be partially explained by the dysregulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis...
April 20, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679053/pregnancy-associated-diamine-oxidase-originates-from-extravillous-trophoblasts-and-is-decreased-in-early-onset-preeclampsia
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Philipp Velicky, Karin Windsperger, Karin Petroczi, Sophie Pils, Birgit Reiter, Tamara Weiss, Sigrid Vondra, Robin Ristl, Sabine Dekan, Christian Fiala, David E Cantonwine, Thomas F McElrath, Bernd Jilma, Martin Knöfler, Thomas Boehm, Jürgen Pollheimer
Human extravillous trophoblast (EVT) invasion of the pregnant uterus constitutes a pivotal event for the establishment of the maternal-fetal interface. Compromised EVT function manifesting in inadequate arterial remodeling is associated with the severe pregnancy disorder early-onset preeclampsia (eoPE). Recent studies suggest that EVTs invade the entire uterine vasculature including arteries, veins and lymphatics in the first trimester of pregnancy. We therefore hypothesized that EVT-derived factors accumulate in the circulation of pregnant women early in gestation and may serve to predict eoPE...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679052/differential-contribution-of-cis-and-trans-gene-transcription-regulatory-mechanisms-in-amygdala-and-prefrontal-cortex-and-modulation-by-social-stress
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Eli Reuveni, Dmitry Getselter, Oded Oron, Evan Elliott
While both individual transcription factors and cis-acting sites have been studied in relation to psychiatric disorders, there is little knowledge of the relative contribution of trans-acting and cis-acting factors to gene transcription in the brain. Using an RNA-seq approach in mice bred from two evolutionary-distinct mice strains, we determined the contribution of cis and trans factors to gene expression in the prefrontal cortex and amygdala, two regions of the brain relevant to the stress response, and the contribution of cis and trans factors in the prefrontal cortex after Chronic Social Defeat (CSD) in mice...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678925/role-of-the-novel-endoribonuclease-slfn14-and-its-disease-causing-mutations-in-ribosomal-degradation
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Sarah J Fletcher, Vera P Pisareva, Abdullah Khan, Andrew Tcherepanov, Neil V Morgan, Andrey V Pisarev
Platelets are anucleate and mostly ribosome-free cells within the bloodstream, derived from megakaryocytes within bone marrow and crucial for cessation of bleeding at sites of injury. Inherited thrombocytopenias are a group of disorders characterized by a low platelet count and are frequently associated with excessive bleeding. SLFN14 is one of the most recently discovered genes linked to inherited thrombocytopenia where several heterozygous missense mutations in SLFN14 were identified to cause defective megakaryocyte maturation and platelet dysfunction...
April 20, 2018: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678909/restoration-of-physiological-expression-of-5-ht6-into-the-primary-cilia-of-null-mutant-neurons-lengthens-both-primary-cilia-and-dendrites
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Atom J Lesiak, Matthew Brodsky, Nathalie Cohenca, Alexandra G Croicu, John F Neumaier
5-HT6 serotonin receptors are promising targets for a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders and have been linked to several cellular signaling cascades. Endogenous 5-HT6 receptors are restricted to the primary neuronal cilium, a small sensory organelle stemming from the cell body that receives numerous extra-synaptic signals. Inhibition of 5-HT6 receptors decreases cilia length in primary neuronal cultures, but the signaling mechanisms involved are still unclear. Intense overexpression of exogenous 5-HT6 receptors increases the likelihood for receptors to localize outside of the primary cilium and have been associated with changes in cilia morphology and dendritic outgrowth...
April 20, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678855/de-novo-sox10-nonsense-mutation-in-a-patient-with-kallmann-syndrome-deafness-iris-hypopigmentation-and-hyperthyroidism
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Fang Wang, Shaoli Zhao, Yanhong Xie, Wenjun Yang, Zhaohui Mo
Kallmann syndrome (KS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and olfactory dysfunction. Recently, mutations in SOX10, a well-known causative gene of Waardenburg syndrome (WS), have been identified in a few KS patients with additional developmental defects including hearing loss. However, the understanding of SOX10 mutation associates with KS and other clinical consequences remains fragmentary. A 30-year-old Chinese male patient presented with no pubertal sex development when he was at the age of twelve years...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678760/sub-millimeter-ecog-pitch-in-human-enables-higher-fidelity-cognitive-neural-state-estimation
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John Hermiz, Nicholas Rogers, Erik Kaestner, Mehran Ganji, Daniel R Cleary, Bob Carter, David Barba, Shadi Dayeh, Eric Halgren, Vikash Gilja
Electrocorticography (ECoG), electrophysiological recording from the pial surface of the brain, is a critical measurement technique for clinical neurophysiology, basic neurophysiology studies, and demonstrates great promise for the development of neural prosthetic devices for assistive applications and the treatment of neurological disorders. Recent advances in device engineering are poised to enable orders of magnitude increase in the resolution of ECoG without comprised measurement quality. This enhancement in cortical sensing enables the observation of neural dynamics from the cortical surface at the micrometer scale...
April 17, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678754/sex-and-age-dependent-effects-of-orexin-1-receptor-blockade-on-open-field-behavior-and-neuronal-activity
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Shannon R Blume, Hannah Nam, Sandra Luz, Debra A Bangasser, Seema Bhatnagar
Adolescence is a sensitive and critical period in brain development where psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to emerge following a stressful life event. Females are two times more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders than males. Patients with these disorders show alterations in orexins (also called hypocretins), important neuropeptides that regulate arousal, wakefulness and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity. Little is known on the role of orexins in mediating arousal behaviors in male and female rats during adolescence or adulthood...
April 17, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678744/long-noncoding-rna-lncarsr-promotes-hepatic-cholesterol-biosynthesis-via-modulating-akt-srebp-2-hmgcr-pathway
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Jiabin Hang, Shangjun Chen, Dongliang Cai, Deqiang Bian, Fengling Wang
AIMS: Disruption of cholesterol homeostasis has been identified as a major factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and strokes. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as critical players in cellular cholesterol metabolism, but their functions are still largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C57BL6/j mice were fed with high cholesterol diet (containing 4% cholesterol) or chow diet. Adenoviruses-lncARSR and lncARSR shRNA were used to overexpress or knockdown lncARSR expression...
April 17, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678679/formal-thought-disorders-from-phenomenology-to-neurobiology
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REVIEW
Tilo Kircher, Henrike Bröhl, Felicitas Meier, Jennifer Engelen
Formal thought disorder (FTD) is present in most psychiatric disorders and in some healthy individuals. In this Review, we present a comprehensive, integrative, and multilevel account of what is known about FTD, covering genetic, cellular, and neurotransmitter effects, environmental influences, experimental psychology and neuropsychology, brain imaging, phenomenology, linguistics, and treatment. FTD is a dimensional, phenomenologically defined construct, which can be clinically subdivided into positive versus negative and objective versus subjective symptom clusters...
April 17, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678656/complement-mediated-activation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-its-inhibition-by-aav-mediated-delivery-of-cd59-in-a-model-of-uveitis
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Binit Kumar, Siobhan M Cashman, Rajendra Kumar-Singh
Uveitis is an inflammatory disorder of the eye responsible for approximately 10%-15% of blindness in the US. In this study, we examined the role of the complement membrane attack complex (MAC) and the NLRP3 inflammasome in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) in normal and C9-/- mice that are incapable of assembling the MAC. We discovered that the MAC and the NLRP3 inflammasome and associated production of IL-1β are elevated in EAU mice and that MAC may be involved in regulation of Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation...
March 19, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678518/pattern-recognition-receptors-mediate-pro-inflammatory-effects-of-extracellular-mitochondrial-transcription-factor-a-tfam
#18
Stephanie M Schindler, Matthew G Frank, Jessica L Annis, Steven F Maier, Andis Klegeris
Neuroinflammation is a common pathogenic mechanism for a number of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, contribute to the onset and progression of the neuroinflammation observed in these diseases. Microglia become activated and initiate an inflammatory response by interacting with a diverse set of molecules, including the group of endogenous proteins released upon cell damage, termed damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)...
April 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678427/the-psychological-impact-of-adult-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury
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Zoe A Landers, Rishabh Jethanandani, Steve K Lee, Carol A Mancuso, Mavis Seehaus, Scott W Wolfe
PURPOSE: There is a high incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicide risk, and psychological distress after orthopedic trauma and hand and upper-extremity injury. Although patients with traumatic adult brachial plexus injury are particularly vulnerable to psychologic distress, minimal clinical data exist about this cohort of patients. In this study, we sought to discover the prevalence of depression, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. METHODS: Between February, 2013 and July, 2014, during scheduled preoperative and/or postoperative appointments, the social worker at a metropolitan brachial plexus center conducted psychosocial assessments and questionnaire assessments of 21 patients evaluating for PTSD, depression, and substance use using 3 validated scales: PTSD Checklist-Specific, Patient Health Questionnaire-8, and National Institute on Drug Abuse Quick Screen...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678421/growth-hormone-receptor-deficient-pigs-resemble-the-pathophysiology-of-human-laron-syndrome-and-reveal-altered-activation-of-signaling-cascades-in-the-liver
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Arne Hinrichs, Barbara Kessler, Mayuko Kurome, Andreas Blutke, Elisabeth Kemter, Maren Bernau, Armin M Scholz, Birgit Rathkolb, Simone Renner, Sebastian Bultmann, Heinrich Leonhardt, Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis, Hiroshi Nagashima, Andreas Hoeflich, Werner F Blum, Martin Bidlingmaier, Rüdiger Wanke, Maik Dahlhoff, Eckhard Wolf
OBJECTIVE: Laron syndrome (LS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder in humans caused by loss-of-function mutations of the growth hormone receptor (GHR) gene. To establish a large animal model for LS, pigs with GHR knockout (KO) mutations were generated and characterized. METHODS: CRISPR/Cas9 technology was applied to mutate exon 3 of the GHR gene in porcine zygotes. Two heterozygous founder sows with a 1-bp or 7-bp insertion in GHR exon 3 were obtained, and their heterozygous F1 offspring were intercrossed to produce GHR-KO, heterozygous GHR mutant, and wild-type pigs...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
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