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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900677/downregulation-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-meg3-promotes-angiogenesis-after-ischemic-brain-injury-by-activating-notch-signaling
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Juan Liu, Qing Li, Kun-Shan Zhang, Bin Hu, Xin Niu, Shu-Min Zhou, Si-Guang Li, Yu-Ping Luo, Yang Wang, Zhi-Feng Deng
Angiogenesis after ischemic brain injury contributes to the restoration of blood supply in the ischemic zone. Strategies to improve angiogenesis may facilitate the function recovery after stroke. Recent researches have demonstrated that dysfunction of long non-coding RNAs are associated with angiogenesis. We have previously reported that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are aberrantly expressed in ischemic stroke. However, little is known about long non-coding RNAs and theirs role in angiogenesis after stroke...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884145/estimation-of-the-cool-executive-function-using-frontal-electroencephalogram-signals-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-patients
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Yi Yu, Yun Zhao, Yajing Si, Qiongqiong Ren, Wu Ren, Changqin Jing, Hongxing Zhang
BACKGROUND: In schizophrenia, executive dysfunction is the most critical cognitive impairment, and is associated with abnormal neural activities, especially in the frontal lobes. Complexity estimation using electroencephalogram (EEG) recording based on nonlinear dynamics and task performance tests have been widely used to estimate executive dysfunction in schizophrenia. METHODS: The present study estimated the cool executive function based on fractal dimension (FD) values of EEG data recorded from first-episode schizophrenia patients and healthy controls during the performance of three cool executive function tasks, namely, the Trail Making Test-A (TMT-A), Trail Making Test-B (TMT-B), and Tower of Hanoi tasks...
November 25, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849332/pulmonary-microvascular-dysfunction-and-pathological-changes-induced-by-blast-injury-in-a-rabbit-model
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Si Yu Wu, Geng Fen Han, Jian Yi Kang, Liang Chao Zhang, Ai Min Wang, Jian Min Wang
BACKGROUND: Vascular leakage has been proven to play a critical role in the incidence and development of explosive pulmonary barotrauma. Quantitatively investigated in the present study was the severity of vascular leakage in a gradient blast injury series, as well as ultrastructural evidence relating to pulmonary vascular leakage. METHODS: One hundred adult male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 5 groups according to distance from the detonator (10 cm, 15 cm, 20 cm, 30 cm, and sham control)...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822944/swallowing-function-defined-by-videofluoroscopic-swallowing-studies-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-prospective-study
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Si Hyun Kang, Don Kyu Kim, Kyung Mook Seo, Sang Yoon Lee, Seung Won Park, Yong Baeg Kim
This study evaluated factors related to swallowing dysfunction after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS). Preoperative and postoperative VFSSs were done with 5 mL diluted barium. Oral transit time, pharyngeal delay time, pharyngeal response time (PRT), and pharyngeal transit time were measured. Hyoid bone movement and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) diameter were measured serially. Thickness of prevertebral soft tissue was measured from digitized VFSS images...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819530/cationic-liposomes-induce-cell-necrosis-through-lysosomal-dysfunction-and-late-stage-autophagic-flux-inhibition
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Kaixuan Yang, Ying Lu, Fangyuan Xie, Hao Zou, Xiaoyu Fan, Bohua Li, Wei Li, Wei Zhang, Lin Mei, Si-Shen Feng, You Yin, Yan Liu, Hai Zhang, Chuan Yin, Yanqiang Zhong, Jie Gao
AIM: The application of cationic liposomes (CLs) as nonviral vectors is hampered by their cellular toxicity. Thus we aim to investigate the mechanisms underlying the cellular toxicity of CLs. MATERIALS & METHODS: The effect of CLs on the autophagic flux, autophagosome-lysosome fusion, lysosome membrane permeabilization and cell necrosis of liver cells was investigated. RESULTS & CONCLUSION: Our results reveal a novel mechanism of CL-induced cell necrosis involving the induction of lysosome membrane permeabilization and late-stage autophagic flux inhibition that resulted in cytoplasmic release of cathepsin B, mitochondrial dysfunction and reactive oxygen species production, which are the key mediators of cell necrosis...
November 7, 2016: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791092/pde1c-deficiency-antagonizes-pathological-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction
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Walter E Knight, Si Chen, Yishuai Zhang, Masayoshi Oikawa, Meiping Wu, Qian Zhou, Clint L Miller, Yujun Cai, Deanne M Mickelsen, Christine Moravec, Eric M Small, Junichi Abe, Chen Yan
Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1C (PDE1C) represents a major phosphodiesterase activity in human myocardium, but its function in the heart remains unknown. Using genetic and pharmacological approaches, we studied the expression, regulation, function, and underlying mechanisms of PDE1C in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. PDE1C expression is up-regulated in mouse and human failing hearts and is highly expressed in cardiac myocytes but not in fibroblasts. In adult mouse cardiac myocytes, PDE1C deficiency or inhibition attenuated myocyte death and apoptosis, which was largely dependent on cyclic AMP/PKA and PI3K/AKT signaling...
October 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784025/arterial-stiffness-and-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Joong-Seok Kim, Si-Hoon Lee, Yoon-Sang Oh, Jeong-Wook Park, Jae-Young An, Hyun-Seok Choi, Kwang-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Pulse wave velocity is a marker of arterial stiffness and a surrogate marker of vascular damage. Autonomic abnormalities associated with blood pressure are relatively commonly observed in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare arterial stiffness between patients with PD and controls and investigate the associations between cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and pulse wave velocity in PD. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five PD patients without diabetes mellitus were enrolled into this study, along with 22 age-matched controls...
October 27, 2016: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777214/-effect-of-covered-stent-length-in-portal-and-hepatic-veins-on-long-term-clinical-efficacy-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt
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Peng Hu, Si-Liang Chen, Zhi-Peng Lin, Jian-Bo Zhao, Yong Chen, Xiao-Feng He, Qing-le Zeng, Yan-Hao Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the length of covered stents in the portal and hepatic veins on long-term clinical efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 53 cases receiving TIPSs between January, 2008 and December, 2011. All the shunts were created with Fluency stents (8 mm in diameter). Bare metal grafts of the same diameter were implanted to extend the length in the portal and hepatic veins as deemed necessary according to angiographic images...
October 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769859/chop-deficiency-inhibits-methylglyoxal-induced-endothelial-dysfunction
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Yoon Young Choi, Suji Kim, Jung-Hwa Han, Dae-Hwan Nam, Kwon Moo Park, Seong Yong Kim, Chang-Hoon Woo
Epidemiological studies suggested that diabetic patients are susceptible to develop cardiovascular complications along with having endothelial dysfunction. It has been suggested that methylglyoxal (MGO), a glycolytic metabolite, has more detrimental effects on endothelial dysfunction rather than glucose itself. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanism by which MGO induces endothelial dysfunction via the regulation of ER stress. Biochemical data showed that 4-PBA significantly inhibited MGO-induced protein cleavages of PARP-1 and caspase-3...
October 18, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746815/disproportionately-elevated-proinsulin-levels-as-an-early-indicator-of-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-in-nondiabetic-offspring-of-chinese-diabetic-patients
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Ming Li, Dan Feng, Kui Zhang, Shan Gao, Juming Lu
Objective. To study the characteristics of β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance (IR) in the first-degree relatives (FDRs) of T2DM in Chinese population and to examine the usefulness of proinsulin (PI) for evaluating β-cell dysfunction. Methods. 229 subjects of nondiabetic FDRs, 71 newly diagnosed T2DM, and 114 with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) but not FDRs (NGT-non-FDRs) were verified by a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test. Specific insulin (SI) and PI were measured by highly sensitive ELISA. Results...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744232/chinese-version-of-the-psychotropic-related-sexual-dysfunction-questionnaire-prsexdq-salsex-validity-and-reliability-for-schizophrenic-patients-taking-antipsychotics
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Yu-Xi Wang, Ping Zhang, Li-Min Xin, Lin Chen, Yan-Hong Liu, Yun-Ai Su, Tian-Mei Si
This study was designed to examine the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the Psychotropic-Related Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire (PRSexDQ-SALSEX) in patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotics. It was conducted in a sample of 135 patients aged between 18 and 50 years old and diagnosed with schizophrenia. Demographic data and clinical features were assessed with PRSexDQ, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), the Clinical Global Impression (CGI), and the Udvalg for Kliniske Undersøgelser (UKU) Side Effects Rating Scale...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738803/preventive-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-the-development-of-cognitive-dysfunction-following-systemic-inflammation-in-aged-rats
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Daiki Yamanaka, Takashi Kawano, Atsushi Nishigaki, Bun Aoyama, Hiroki Tateiwa, Marie Shigematsu-Locatelli, Fabricio M Locatelli, Masataka Yokoyama
PURPOSE: In the present study, we examined whether and by what mechanisms dexmedetomidine (DMED) prevents the development of systemic inflammation (SI)-induced cognitive dysfunction in aged rats. METHODS: Animals received a single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of either 5.0 mg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or vehicle. LPS-treated rats were further divided into three groups: early DMED, late DMED, or midazolam (MDZ) treatment (n = 12 each). Seven days after LPS injection, cognitive function was evaluated using a novel object recognition task, followed by measurement of hippocampal levels of proinflammatory cytokines and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) expression...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729629/decreased-c-reactive-protein-induces-abnormal-vascular-structure-in-a-rat-model-of-liver-dysfunction-induced-by-bile-duct-ligation
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Ji Hye Jun, Jong Ho Choi, Si Hyun Bae, Seh Hoon Oh, Gi Jin Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic liver disease leads to liver fibrosis, and although the liver does have a certain regenerative capacity, this disease is associated with dysfunction of the liver vessels. C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced in the liver and circulated from there for metabolism. CRP was recently shown to inhibit angiogenesis by inducing endothelial cell dysfunction. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of CRP levels on angiogenesis in a rat model of liver dysfunction induced by bile duct ligation (BDL)...
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723821/abnormal-intrinsic-functional-hubs-in-severe-male-obstructive-sleep-apnea-evidence-from-a-voxel-wise-degree-centrality-analysis
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Haijun Li, Lan Li, Yi Shao, Honghan Gong, Wei Zhang, Xianjun Zeng, Chenglong Ye, Si Nie, Liting Chen, Dechang Peng
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated with changes in brain structure and regional function in certain brain areas. However, the functional features of network organization in the whole brain remain largely uncertain. The purpose of this study was to identify the OSA-related spatial centrality distribution of the whole brain functional network and to investigate the potential altered intrinsic functional hubs. METHODS: Forty male patients with newly confirmed severe OSA on polysomnography, and well-matched good sleepers, participated in this study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721858/incidence-and-clinical-course-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Jae-Hwan Lee, Hyun-Sook Kim, Jae-Hyeong Park, Min Su Kim, Byung Joo Sun, Seung Ryu, Song Soo Kim, Seon Ah Jin, Jun Hyung Kim, Si Wan Choi, Jin-Ok Jeong, In-Sun Kwon, In-Whan Seong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can cause tissue hypoxia and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) requiring intensive medical management. Our objectives were to find incidence and clinical course of LVSD CO intoxicated patients and make a clinical scoring to predict LVSD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included all consecutive patients with CO exposure in the emergency room. LVSD was defined by LVEF <50% assessed by echocardiography...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678296/sexual-health-of-endometrial-cancer-survivors-before-and-after-a-physical-activity-intervention-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Shannon D Armbruster, Jaejoon Song, Andrea Bradford, Cindy L Carmack, Karen H Lu, Karen M Basen-Engquist
OBJECTIVE: Sexual dysfunction is common in endometrial cancer survivors (ECS). Our group previously tested a six-month exercise intervention in ECS. We performed a secondary analysis to determine intervention's impact on sexual health. METHODS: We studied 100 post-treatment Stage I-IIIa sedentary ECS who participated in a non-controlled, single-arm, home-based exercise intervention utilizing telephone counseling, printed material, and pedometers. Quality-of-life and physical activity measures were collected at baseline and six months...
December 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666011/mesenchymal-inflammation-drives-genotoxic-stress-in-hematopoietic-stem-cells-and-predicts-disease-evolution-in-human-pre-leukemia
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Noemi A Zambetti, Zhen Ping, Si Chen, Keane J G Kenswil, Maria A Mylona, Mathijs A Sanders, Remco M Hoogenboezem, Eric M J Bindels, Maria N Adisty, Paulina M H Van Strien, Cindy S van der Leije, Theresia M Westers, Eline M P Cremers, Chiara Milanese, Pier G Mastroberardino, Johannes P T M van Leeuwen, Bram C J van der Eerden, Ivo P Touw, Taco W Kuijpers, Roland Kanaar, Arjan A van de Loosdrecht, Thomas Vogl, Marc H G P Raaijmakers
Mesenchymal niche cells may drive tissue failure and malignant transformation in the hematopoietic system, but the underlying molecular mechanisms and relevance to human disease remain poorly defined. Here, we show that perturbation of mesenchymal cells in a mouse model of the pre-leukemic disorder Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) induces mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and activation of DNA damage responses in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Massive parallel RNA sequencing of highly purified mesenchymal cells in the SDS mouse model and a range of human pre-leukemic syndromes identified p53-S100A8/9-TLR inflammatory signaling as a common driving mechanism of genotoxic stress...
September 10, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659202/protein-kinase-d2-protects-against-acute-colitis-induced-by-dextran-sulfate-sodium-in-mice
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Jing Xiong, Ming-Feng Zhou, Ya-Dong Wang, Li-Ping Chen, Wan-Fu Xu, Yao-Dong Wang, Fan Deng, Si-de Liu
Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by dysregulation of the mucosal immune system resulting from impaired intestinal epithelial barrier function. Protein kinase D2 has been implicated in the regulation of immune responses. The present study was to define PKD2 might affect murine colitis. Colitis was induced in wild-type mice (PKD2(WT/WT)) and PKD2 catalytic activity deficient mice (PKD2(SSAA/SSAA)) with dextran sulfate sodium. PKD2(SSAA)-knockin mice displayed catalytic activity deficiency and increased susceptibility to DSS-induced colitis with enhanced weight loss, colonic inflammation compared with PKD2(WT/WT) mice...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658784/the-ros-derived-mitochondrial-respirstion-not-from-nadph-oxidase-plays-key-role-in-celastrol-against-angiotensin-ii-mediated-hepg2-cell-proliferation
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Xin Liu, Rui-Wei Gao, Miao Li, Chun-Feng Si, Yong-Peng He, Min Wang, Ying Yang, Qing-Yin Zheng, Chao-Yun Wang
Angiotensin II (AngII) is an important factor that promotes the proliferation of cancer cells, whereas celastrol exhibits a significant antitumor activity in various cancer models. Whether celastrol can effectively suppress AngII mediated cell proliferation remains unknown. In this study, we studied the effect of celastrol on AngII-induced HepG2 cell proliferation and evaluated its underlying mechanism. The results revealed that AngII was able to significantly promote HepG2 cell proliferation via up-regulating AngII type 1 (AT1) receptor expression, improving mitochondrial respiratory function, enhancing nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity, increasing the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
November 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648000/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-radial-and-ulnar-arterial-vasoreactivity-after-radial-artery-cannulation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eun Jung Kim, Sarah Soh, So Yeon Kim, Hae Keum Kil, Jae Hoon Lee, Jeong Min Kim, Tae Whan Kim, Bon-Nyeo Koo
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) may influence arterial vasoreactivity after arterial stimulus, such as cannulation, and cause changes in diameter and blood flow. Despite the frequent use of arterial cannulation during anesthesia and critical care, little information is available regarding vasoreactivity of the radial and ulnar arteries and its influence on underlying DM. METHODS: Forty non-DM and 40 DM patients, who required arterial cannulation during general anesthesia, were enrolled...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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