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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325428/complete-section-of-proper-palmar-digital-pedicles-correlation-between-arterial-patency-and-sensory-recovery
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G Pomares, F Dap, G Dautel
Wounds to proper palmar digital (PPD) pedicles are frequent surgical emergencies. A correlation between arterial patency and nerve regeneration, however, has never been demonstrated. Forty-seven patients presenting complete section of a PPD pedicle and having undergone surgical repair of both elements were followed-up at a minimum of one year postoperatively. Doppler ultrasound examination studied arterial patency as well as the degree of stenosis. Neurological examination determined the BMRC score and the existence of cold intolerance, symptomatic neuroma and neurogenic pain...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324630/morphological-and-neurochemical-differences-in-peptidergic-nerve-fibres-of-the-mouse-vagina
#2
Christine Barry, Esther Ji, Harman Sharma, Lara Beukes, Pat Vilimas, Yvette DeGraaf, Dusan Matusica, Rainer V Haberberger
The vagina is innervated by a complex arrangement of sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibres that contain classical transmitters plus an array of neuropeptides and enzymes known to regulate diverse processes including blood flow and nociception. The neurochemical characteristics and distributions of peptide-containing nerves in the mouse vagina are unknown. This study used multiple labelling immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging and analysis to investigate the presence and colocalization of the peptides vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and the nitric oxide synthesizing enzyme neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in nerve fibres of the murine vaginal wall...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319610/capillary-k-sensing-initiates-retrograde-hyperpolarization-to-increase-local-cerebral-blood-flow
#3
Thomas A Longden, Fabrice Dabertrand, Masayo Koide, Albert L Gonzales, Nathan R Tykocki, Joseph E Brayden, David Hill-Eubanks, Mark T Nelson
Blood flow into the brain is dynamically regulated to satisfy the changing metabolic requirements of neurons, but how this is accomplished has remained unclear. Here we demonstrate a central role for capillary endothelial cells in sensing neural activity and communicating it to upstream arterioles in the form of an electrical vasodilatory signal. We further demonstrate that this signal is initiated by extracellular K(+) -a byproduct of neural activity-which activates capillary endothelial cell inward-rectifier K(+) (KIR2...
March 20, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317235/astrocyte-specific-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-gene-transfer-in-aging-female-rats-improves-stroke-outcomes
#4
Andre K Okoreeh, Shameena Bake, Farida Sohrabji
Middle aged female rats sustain larger stroke infarction and disability than younger female rats. This older group also shows age-related reduction of insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1 in serum and in astrocytes, a cell type necessary for poststroke recovery. To determine the impact of astrocytic IGF-1 for ischemic stroke, these studies tested the hypothesis that gene transfer of IGF-1 to astrocytes will improve stroke outcomes in middle aged female rats. Middle aged (10-12 month old), acyclic female rats were injected with recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5) packaged with the coding sequence of the human (h)IGF-1 gene downstream of an astrocyte-specific promoter glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) (AAV5-GFP-hIGF-1) into the striatum and cortex...
March 20, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314817/fef-controlled-alpha-delay-activity-precedes-stimulus-induced-gamma-band-activity-in-visual-cortex
#5
Tzvetan Popov, Sabine Kastner, Ole Jensen
Recent findings in the visual system of non-human primates have demonstrated an important role of gamma band activity (40 - 100 Hz) in the feed-forward flow of sensory information, whereas feedback control appears to be dynamically established by oscillations in the alpha (8 - 13 Hz) and beta bands (13 - 18 Hz) (van Kerkoerle et al., 2014; Bastos et al., 2015). It is not clear, however, how alpha oscillations are controlled and how they interact with the flow of visual information mediated by gamma band activity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284849/attention-to-pain-a-neurocognitive-perspective-on-attentional-modulation-of-pain-in-neuroimaging-studies
#6
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D M Torta, V Legrain, A Mouraux, E Valentini
Several studies have used neuroimaging techniques to investigate brain correlates of the attentional modulation of pain. Although these studies have advanced the knowledge in the field, important confounding factors such as imprecise theoretical definitions of attention, incomplete operationalization of the construct under exam, and limitations of techniques relying on measuring regional changes in cerebral blood flow have hampered the potential relevance of the conclusions. Here, we first provide an overview of the major theories of attention and of attention in the study of pain to bridge theory and experimental results...
January 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284798/interactions-between-the-anterior-cingulate-insula-network-and-the-fronto-parietal-network-during-perceptual-decision-making
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Ganesh B Chand, Mukesh Dhamala
Information processing in the human brain during cognitively demanding goal-directed tasks is thought to involve several large-scale brain networks, including the anterior cingulate-insula network (aCIN) and the fronto-parietal network (FPN). Recent functional MRI (fMRI) studies have provided clues that the aCIN initiates activity changes in the FPN. However, when and how often these networks interact remains largely unknown to date. Here, we systematically examined the oscillatory interactions between the aCIN and the FPN by using the spectral Granger causality analysis of reconstructed brain source signals from the scalp electroencephalography (EEG) recorded from human participants performing a face-house perceptual categorization task...
March 8, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278356/computational-fluid-dynamics-and-trigeminal-sensory-examinations-of-empty-nose-syndrome-patients
#8
Chengyu Li, Alexander A Farag, James Leach, Bhakthi Deshpande, Adam Jacobowitz, Kanghyun Kim, Bradley A Otto, Kai Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The precise pathogenesis of empty nose syndrome (ENS) remains unclear. Various factors such as nasal aerodynamics and sensorineural dysfunction have been suspected, although evidence is limited. This study reported the first examination of both nasal aerodynamics and trigeminal sensory factors in actual ENS patients. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case control. METHODS: We enrolled six patients diagnosed with ENS. Three patients had pre- and post-inferior turbinate (IT) reduction computed tomography scans, which allowed comparison of their nasal aerodynamics changes through computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation...
March 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262351/an-intestinal-organ-culture-system-uncovers-a-role-for-the-nervous-system-in-microbe-immune-crosstalk
#9
Nissan Yissachar, Yan Zhou, Lloyd Ung, Nicole Y Lai, James F Mohan, Allen Ehrlicher, David A Weitz, Dennis L Kasper, Isaac M Chiu, Diane Mathis, Christophe Benoist
Investigation of host-environment interactions in the gut would benefit from a culture system that maintained tissue architecture yet allowed tight experimental control. We devised a microfabricated organ culture system that viably preserves the normal multicellular composition of the mouse intestine, with luminal flow to control perturbations (e.g., microbes, drugs). It enables studying short-term responses of diverse gut components (immune, neuronal, etc.). We focused on the early response to bacteria that induce either Th17 or RORg(+) T-regulatory (Treg) cells in vivo...
February 23, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261913/a-physiological-study-of-the-anorectal-reflex-in-patients-with-functional-anorectal-and-defecation-disorders
#10
Kumaran Thiruppathy, John Mason, Khalid Akbari, Amanda Raeburn, Anton Emmanuel
OBJECTIVE: The symptoms of fecal incontinence and constipation can arise from a variety of alterations of anorectal function. The aim of this study was to investigate components of the anorecal reflex in patients with these symptoms, to determine the functional significance of the various physiological parameters. METHODS: 21 healthy volunteers (controls), 78 incontinent and 74 constipated patients were recruited and symptom burden determined using the Wexner incontinence and constipation questionnaires...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261070/dissociation-between-semantic-representations-for-motion-and-action-verbs-evidence-from-patients-with-left-hemisphere-lesions
#11
Lawrence J Taylor, Carys Evans, Joanna Greer, Carl Senior, Kenny R Coventry, Magdalena Ietswaart
This multiple single case study contrasted left hemisphere stroke patients (N = 6) to healthy age-matched control participants (N = 15) on their understanding of action (e.g., holding, clenching) and motion verbs (e.g., crumbling, flowing). The tasks required participants to correctly identify the matching verb or associated picture. Dissociations on action and motion verb content depending on lesion site were expected. As predicted for verbs containing an action and/or motion content, modified t-tests confirmed selective deficits in processing motion verbs in patients with lesions involving posterior parietal and lateral occipitotemporal cortex...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251715/homeostatic-response-to-sleep-rest-deprivation-by-constant-water-flow-in-larval-zebrafish-in-both-dark-and-light-conditions
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Vilma Aho, Maija Vainikka, Henri A J Puttonen, Heidi M K Ikonen, Tiia Salminen, Pertti Panula, Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, Henna-Kaisa Wigren
Sleep-or sleep-like states-have been reported in adult and larval zebrafish using behavioural criteria. These reversible quiescent periods, displaying circadian rhythmicity, have been used in pharmacological, genetic and neuroanatomical studies of sleep-wake regulation. However, one of the important criteria for sleep, namely sleep homeostasis, has not been demonstrated unequivocally. To study rest homeostasis in zebrafish larvae, we rest-deprived 1-week-old larvae with a novel, ecologically relevant method: flow of water...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239851/sawfishes-stealth-revealed-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
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D R Bradney, A Davidson, S P Evans, B E Wueringer, D L Morgan, P D Clausen
Detailed computational fluid dynamics simulations for the rostrum of three species of sawfish (Pristidae) revealed that negligible turbulent flow is generated from all rostra during lateral swipe prey manipulation and swimming. These results suggest that sawfishes are effective stealth hunters that may not be detected by their teleost prey's lateral line sensory system during pursuits. Moreover, during lateral swipes, the rostra were found to induce little velocity into the surrounding fluid. Consistent with previous data of sawfish feeding behaviour, these data indicate that the rostrum is therefore unlikely to be used to stir up the bottom to uncover benthic prey...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239213/effect-of-proteolytic-modification-on-texture-and-mastication-of-heat-treated-egg-white-gels
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Junko Funaki, Michiko Minami, Sachie Abe, Reiko Ueda, Wakako Eto, Kenji Kugino, Mutsuko Kugino, Keiko Abe, Kiyoshi Toko, Tomiko Asakura
Raw egg white undergoes sol-gel transition by heat treatment, which changes it to an elastic gel. Here, protease treatment to render a new texture to heated egg white gel was applied. Protease-treated gels exhibited ductile flow without obvious rupture points. Transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that in protease-treated gels, protein aggregates were distributed more homogeneously compared with that observed in the untreated control, probably because ovalbumin was digested into small peptides as revealed by SDS-PAGE...
February 2017: Journal of Food Processing and Preservation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238019/nitric-oxide-afferent-sensory-nerves-and-antioxidative-enzymes-in-the-mechanism-of-protection-mediated-by-tricarbonyldichlororuthenium-ii-dimer-and-sodium-hydrosulfide-against-aspirin-induced-gastric-damage
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Marcin Magierowski, Magdalena Hubalewska-Mazgaj, Katarzyna Magierowska, Dagmara Wojcik, Zbigniew Sliwowski, Slawomir Kwiecien, Tomasz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Aspirin exerts side effects within the gastrointestinal tract. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon monoxide (CO) have been implicated in gastroprotection but the mechanism of beneficial action of these gaseous mediators against aspirin-induced damage has not been fully studied. We determined the involvement of afferent sensory neurons, calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP), lipid peroxidation, and nitric oxide (NO) biosynthesis in gastroprotection of H2S-releasing NaHS and CO-releasing tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer (CORM-2) against aspirin-induced injury...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228069/recent-advances-in-the-gastric-mucosal-protection-against-stress-induced-gastric-lesions-importance-of-renin-angiotensin-vasoactive-metabolites-gaseous-mediators-and-appetite-peptides
#16
Tomasz Brzozowski, Katarzyna Magierowska, Marcin Magierowski, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Robert Pajdo, Slawomir Kwiecien, Rafal Olszanecki, Ryszard Korbut
Stress is known to cause severe adverse effects in the human gastrointestinal tract including mucosal microbleedings and erosions or even gastric ulceration but the mechanism of these complications has not been fully elucidated. The pathogenesis of stress-induced gastric damage involves the fall in gastric blood flow (GBF), an increase in gastric acid secretion and gastric motility, enhanced adrenergic and cholinergic nerve activity and the rise in gastric mucosal generation of reactive oxygen species. The gastric mucosal defense mechanisms against the deleterious effect of stress include the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis which has been linked with glucocorticoids release capable of counteracting of stress-induced gastric lesions...
February 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219705/substance-p-represents-a-novel-first-line-defense-mechanism-in-the-nose
#17
Olivia Larsson, Lotta Tengroth, Yuan Xu, Rolf Uddman, Susanna Kumlien Georén, Lars-Olaf Cardell
BACKGROUND: Neuropeptides, such as substance P (SP), have long been seen as mediators of widespread, continuous airway inflammation, a process known as neurogenic inflammation. However, this has been difficult to demonstrate clinically, suggesting an alternative role for these signaling molecules. OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of SP in nasal infection, by assessing the release of SP in response to viral stimulation and characterizing the effects of SP on innate immunity, the latter reflected in changes in local Toll-like receptor (TLR) expression...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217700/the-multiple-antibacterial-activities-of-the-bladder-epithelium
#18
REVIEW
Jianxuan Wu, Yuxuan Miao, Soman N Abraham
The urinary tract is subject to frequent challenges from the gut microflora. Indeed, up to 40% of women will experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) during their lifetime. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) contribute to an overwhelming majority of these cases and they typically initiate UTIs by invading the superficial epithelium that lines the bladder lumen. In addition to serving as an effective barrier to noxious agents found in urine, bladder epithelial cells (BECs) play a key physiological role in regulating bladder volume to accommodate urine flow...
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212299/exogenous-and-endogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-protects-gastric-mucosa-against-the-formation-and-time-dependent-development-of-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-lesions-progressing-into-deeper-ulcerations
#19
Marcin Magierowski, Katarzyna Magierowska, Magdalena Hubalewska-Mazgaj, Zbigniew Sliwowski, Robert Pajdo, Grzegorz Ginter, Slawomir Kwiecien, Tomasz Brzozowski
Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) is an endogenous mediator, synthesized from l-cysteine by cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE), cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) or 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST). The mechanism(s) involved in H₂S-gastroprotection against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) lesions and their time-dependent progression into deeper gastric ulcerations have been little studied. We determined the effect of l-cysteine, H₂S-releasing NaHS or slow H₂S releasing compound GYY4137 on gastric blood flow (GBF) and gastric lesions induced by 30 min of I followed by 3, 6, 24 and 48 h of R...
February 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193425/black-tea-volatiles-fingerprinting-by-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-combined-with-high-concentration-capacity-sample-preparation-techniques-toward-a-fully-automated-sensomic-assessment
#20
Federico Magagna, Chiara Cordero, Cecilia Cagliero, Erica Liberto, Patrizia Rubiolo, Barbara Sgorbini, Carlo Bicchi
Tea prepared by infusion of dried leaves of Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze, is the second world's most popular beverage, after water. Its consumption is associated with its chemical composition: it influences its sensory and nutritional quality addressing consumer preferences, and potential health benefits. This study aims to obtain an informative chemical signature of the volatile fraction of black tea samples from Ceylon by applying the principles of sensomics. In particular, several high concentration capacity (HCC) sample preparation techniques were tested in combination with GC×GC-MS to investigate chemical signatures of black tea volatiles...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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