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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719508/is-the-organisation-of-the-primary-motor-cortex-in-low-back-pain-related-to-pain-movement-and-or-sensation
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Edith Elgueta-Cancino, Siobhan Schabrun, Paul Hodges
Primary motor cortex (M1) organisation differs between individuals with and without chronic low back pain (CLBP), in parallel with motor and sensory impairments. This study investigated whether movement behaviour and tactile/pain sensation are related to M1 organisation in CLBP. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was used to map the M1 representation of the erector spinae and multifidus muscles in 20 participants with and without CLBP. Cortical organisation was quantified by: map volume; center of gravity (CoG); number of peaks; and primary and secondary peak location...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716583/quantitative-analysis-of-geometry-and-lateral-symmetry-of-proximal-middle-cerebral-artery
#2
Roman Peter, Bart J Emmer, Adriaan C G M van Es, Theo van Walsum
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our work is to quantitatively assess clinically relevant geometric properties of proximal middle cerebral arteries (pMCA), to investigate the degree of their lateral symmetry, and to evaluate whether the pMCA can be modeled by using state-of-the-art deformable image registration of the ipsi- and contralateral hemispheres. METHODS: Individual pMCA segments were identified, quantified, and statistically evaluated on a set of 55 publicly available magnetic resonance angiography time-of-flight images...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716571/antiviral-effect-of-forsythoside-a-from-forsythia-suspensa-thunb-vahl-fruit-against-influenza-a-virus-through-reduction-of-viral-m1-protein
#3
Anna Hing-Yee Law, Cindy Lai-Hung Yang, Allan Sik-Yin Lau, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Yinqiaosan is a classical traditional Chinese medicine formula, which has been used to treat respiratory diseases since ancient China. It consists of nine herbs and among them, Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl fruit is one of the major herbal components. Despite the long history of Yinqiaosan, the active compounds and the mechanisms of action of this formula remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study aimed to examine the suppressive effect of Yinqiaosan on influenza virus and to identify the active components in the formula targeting influenza...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715712/propriospinal-cutaneous-induced-emg-suppression-is-unaltered-by-anodal-tdcs-of-healthy-motor-cortex
#4
Alana B McCambridge, James W Stinear, Sarah Peek, Winston D Byblow
OBJECTIVE: Cervical propriospinal premotoneurons (PN) relay descending motor commands and integrate peripheral afferent feedback. Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) on propriospinal excitability in the upper limbs are unknown. METHODS: Healthy right-handed adults received a-tDCS or sham tDCS over primary motor cortex (M1) at 1mA (Experiment 1, n=18) or 2mA current intensity (Experiment 2, n=15). Propriospinal excitability was assessed by suppression of background electromyography (EMG) in extensor carpi radialis (ECR) from electrical stimulation of the superficial radial nerve during bilateral (Experiment 1 and 2) or unilateral (Experiment 2 only) activation of the left and/or right ECR...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715505/the-clinical-and-immunological-performance-of-28-days-survival-model-of-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-in-humanized-mice
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Krzysztof Laudanski, Natalia Lapko, Mateusz Zawadka, Benjamin X Zhou, Gwenn Danet-Desnoyers, George S Worthen
Sepsis triggers a coordinated and thorough immune system response with long-term unfavorable sequelae after the initial insult. Long-term recovery from sepsis has garnered increasing attention recently, but a lack of suitable animal models impairs progress in this area. Our study, therefore, aimed to address the performance of the immune system in a survivable model of sepsis (cecal ligation and sepsis; CLP) for up to 28 d after the initial injury in humanized mice. Our model mimics human sepsis with weight loss and post-sepsis hypothermia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714978/%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-orchestrates-macrophage-activation-through-metabolic-and-epigenetic-reprogramming
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Pu-Ste Liu, Haiping Wang, Xiaoyun Li, Tung Chao, Tony Teav, Stefan Christen, Giusy Di Conza, Wan-Chen Cheng, Chih-Hung Chou, Magdalena Vavakova, Charlotte Muret, Koen Debackere, Massimiliano Mazzone, Hsien-Da Huang, Sarah-Maria Fendt, Julijana Ivanisevic, Ping-Chih Ho
Glutamine metabolism provides synergistic support for macrophage activation and elicitation of desirable immune responses; however, the underlying mechanisms regulated by glutamine metabolism to orchestrate macrophage activation remain unclear. Here we show that the production of α-ketoglutarate (αKG) via glutaminolysis is important for alternative (M2) activation of macrophages, including engagement of fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and Jmjd3-dependent epigenetic reprogramming of M2 genes. This M2-promoting mechanism is further modulated by a high αKG/succinate ratio, whereas a low ratio strengthens the proinflammatory phenotype in classically activated (M1) macrophages...
July 17, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714933/macrophage-phenotypes-regulate-scar-formation-and-chronic-wound-healing
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Mark Hesketh, Katherine B Sahin, Zoe E West, Rachael Z Murray
Macrophages and inflammation play a beneficial role during wound repair with macrophages regulating a wide range of processes, such as removal of dead cells, debris and pathogens, through to extracellular matrix deposition re-vascularisation and wound re-epithelialisation. To perform this range of functions, these cells develop distinct phenotypes over the course of wound healing. They can present with a pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype, more often found in the early stages of repair, through to anti-inflammatory M2 phenotypes that are pro-repair in the latter stages of wound healing...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714545/focal-hemodynamic-responses-in-the-stimulated-hemisphere-during-high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Makii Muthalib, Pierre Besson, John Rothwell, Stéphane Perrey
OBJECTIVE: High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) using a 4 × 1 electrode montage has been previously shown using modeling and physiological studies to constrain the electric field within the spatial extent of the electrodes. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to determine if functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging can be used to determine a hemodynamic correlate of this 4 × 1 HD-tDCS electric field on the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a three session cross-over study design, 13 healthy males received one sham (2 mA, 30 sec) and two real (HD-tDCS-1 and HD-tDCS-2, 2 mA, 10 min) anodal HD-tDCS targeting the left M1 via a 4 × 1 electrode montage (anode on C3 and 4 return electrodes 3...
July 17, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714036/pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-pan-class-i-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-pi3k-inhibitor-14-c-copanlisib-bay-80-6946-in-a-mass-balance-study-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Michael Gerisch, Thomas Schwarz, Dieter Lang, Gabriele Rohde, Stefanie Reif, Isabelle Genvresse, Susanne Reschke, Dorina van der Mey, Camille Granvil
PURPOSE: To determine the pharmacokinetics of radiolabeled copanlisib (BAY 80-6946) in healthy male volunteers and to investigate the disposition and biotransformation of copanlisib. METHODS: A single dose of 12 mg copanlisib containing 2.76 MBq [(14)C]copanlisib was administered as a 1-h intravenous infusion to 6 volunteers with subsequent sampling up to 34 days. Blood, plasma, urine and feces were collected to monitor total radioactivity, parent compound and metabolites...
July 11, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714032/atf3-promotes-migration-and-m1-m2-polarization-of-macrophages-by-activating-tenascin%C3%A2-c-via-wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-pathway
#10
Hao Sha, Dianzhong Zhang, Yunfei Zhang, Yanhua Wen, Yucai Wang
There are different polarization states of macrophages, including the classically activated M1 phenotype and the alternatively activated M2 phenotype. These have different functions in the inflammation process. Activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) is a key transcriptional regulator that inhibits the inflammatory response. However, the effects of ATF3 on migration and anti‑inflammatory control mechanisms of macrophages have not been thoroughly investigated. The present study investigated the effect of ATF3 on macrophage migration and M1/M2 polarization...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713369/sestrin2-suppresses-classically-activated-macrophages-mediated-inflammatory-response-in-myocardial-infarction-through-inhibition-of-mtorc1-signaling
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Keping Yang, Chenhong Xu, Yunfeng Zhang, Shaolin He, Dazhu Li
Myocardial infarction (MI) triggers an intense inflammatory response that is essential for dead tissue clearance but also detrimental to cardiac repair. Macrophages are active and critical players in the inflammatory response after MI. Understanding the molecular mechanisms by which macrophage-mediated inflammatory response is regulated is important for designing new therapeutic interventions for MI. In the current study, we examined the role of Sestrin2, which is a stress-inducible protein that regulate metabolic homeostasis, in the regulation of inflammatory response of cardiac macrophages after MI...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712870/tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-attenuates-er-stress-induced-inflammation-in-human-m2-polarized-macrophages
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Sandra Espada, Benedicte Stavik, Sverre Holm, Ellen Lund Sagen, Vigdis Bjerkeli, Mona Skjelland, Tuva B Dahl, Terje Espevik, Sandip Kanse, Per Morten Sandset, Grethe Skretting, Bente Halvorsen
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been shown to play a key role during the initiation and clinical progression of the cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis. We have recently shown that expression of tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) in human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) was induced by cholesterol crystals (CC). In the present study we aimed to determine the role of TFPI under ER stress conditions using human MDMs. qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry analysis were performed to determine the presence of the ER stress marker CCAAT/enhancer binding protein homologous protein (CHOP) and TFPI in a human carotid plaque material and also in human MDMs polarized into pro-inflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 populations...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712720/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-related-calcified-cerebral-emboli
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Esther Koh, Hyo Sung Kwak, Gyung-Ho Chung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke from calcified cerebral emboli. METHODS: Procedural results were reviewed for acute stroke patients with clinically neurological deficits who underwent recanalization from October 2012 through September 2015. Initial imaging studies and cerebral angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the total number of patients with acute stroke, 5 patients were confirmed to have acute ischemic stroke by calcified cerebral emboli...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711697/role-of-muscarinic-receptors-in-the-contraction-of-jejunal-smooth-muscle-in-the-horse-an-in-vitro-study
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Alessandro Menozzi, Cristina Pozzoli, Enzo Poli, Giada Bontempi, Paolo Serventi, Valentina Meucci, Luigi Intorre, Simone Bertini
Nonselective antimuscarinic drugs are clinically useful in several pathologic conditions of horses, but, blocking all muscarinic receptor (MR) subtypes, may cause several side effects. The availability of selective antimuscarinic drugs could improve therapeutic efficacy and safety. We aimed to enlighten the role of different MR subtypes by evaluating the effects of nonselective, and selective M1, M2 and M3 MR antagonists on the contractions of horse jejunum. Segments of circular muscle of equine jejunum, were put into organ baths, connected to isotonic transducers, and the effects on ACh concentration-response curves, and on electrical field stimulation (EFS)-evoked contractions of intestinal preparations, induced by nonselective or selective MR antagonists, compared to pre-drug level, were studied...
July 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711495/evidence-for-constitutive-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-secretion-by-m1-macrophages-constitutive-auto-paracrine-osteogenic-signaling-by-bmp-2-in-m1-macrophages
#15
Prabhatchandra R Dube, Lutz Birnbaumer, Guillermo Vazquez
Mechanisms mediating vascular calcification recapitulate osteogenic processes encompassing bone formation and imply participation of bone related proteins such as bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). Macrophages are amongst the cells that contribute to vascular ossification by releasing cytokines that induce an osteogenic program in vascular smooth muscle cells, and also by becoming themselves osteoclast-like cells. In inflammatory vascular disease, the macrophage population in the vascular wall is diverse, with the M1 or inflammatory, and the M2 or anti-inflammatory macrophage types being dominant...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711406/glycosylation-with-ribitol-phosphate-in-mammals-new-insights-into-the-o-mannosyl-glycan
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Manya, Tamao Endo
BACKGROUND: O-mannosyl glycans have been found in a limited number of glycoproteins of the brain, nerves, and skeletal muscles, particularly in α-dystroglycan (α-DG). Defects in O-mannosyl glycan on α-DG are the primary cause of a group of congenital muscular dystrophies, which are collectively termed α-dystroglycanopathy. Recent studies have revealed various O-mannosyl glycan structures, which can be classified as core M1, core M2, and core M3 glycans. Although many dystroglycanopathy genes are involved in core M3 processing, the structure and biosynthesis of core M3 glycan remains only partially understood...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710904/m1-macrophage-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-promotes-infantile-hemangioma-regression
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Keith Q Wu, Christopher S Muratore, Eui Y So, Changqi Sun, Patrycja M Dubielecka, Anthony M Reginato, Olin D Liang
Infantile hemangiomas are benign tumors of vascular endothelial cells (ECs), characterized by three distinct stages: proliferating phase, involuting phase, and involuted phase. The mechanisms that trigger involution of hemangioma into fibro-fatty tissue remain unknown. We report a novel mechanism by which M1-polarized macrophages induce endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) and promote hemangioma regression. M1- but not M2-polarized macrophages induced EndMT in ECs. Tumor necrosis factor-α and, to a lesser extent, IL-1β and interferon-γ were the most potent cytokines produced by the M1 macrophages that induce in vitro EndMT...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710019/effects-of-human-blood-levels-of-two-pah-mixtures-on-the-ahr-signalling-activation-pathway-and-cyp1a1-and-comt-target-genes-in-granulosa-non-tumor-and-granulosa-tumor-cell-lines
#18
Karolina Zajda, Anna Ptak, Agnieszka Rak, Elżbieta Fiedor, Adam Grochowalski, Tomasz Milewicz, Ewa L Gregoraszczuk
Epidemiological studies have shown a link between problems with offspring of couples living in a contaminated environment in comparison to those who live in an uncontaminated environment. We measured the concentrations of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in maternal and cord blood. To explore the mechanism of the effects of PAH mixtures on nonluteinized granulosa cells (HGrC1) and granulosa tumor cells (COV434), as well as cell proliferation and apoptosis, we investigated the effect of PAH mixtures on the expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AHRR) genes, as well as the expression and activity of target genes cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709807/identification-of-a-new-b4galnact1-gm2-gd2-ga2-synthase-isoform-and-regulation-of-enzyme-stability-and-intracellular-transport-by-arginine-based-motif
#19
Fumi Shishido, Satoshi Uemura, Madoka Kashimura, Jin-Ichi Inokuchi
Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) are abundant in plasma membranes of mammalian cells, and their synthesis is strictly regulated in the Golgi apparatus. Disruption of GSL homeostasis is the cause of numerous diseases. Hundreds of molecular species of GSLs exist, and the detailed mechanisms underlying their homeostasis remain unclear. We investigated the physiological significance of isoform production for β1,4-N-acetyl-galactosaminyl transferase 1/B4GALNT1 (B4GN1), an enzyme involved in synthesis of ganglio-series GSLs GM2/GD2/GA2...
July 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709707/endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-with-eric-device
#20
Laurent Pierot, Jean-Yves Gauvrit, Vincent Costalat, Michel Piotin, Charbel Mounayer, Denis Herbreteau, Sophie Gallas, René Anxionnat, Hubert Desal
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: After 6 positive randomized trials, mechanical thrombectomy with stent-retriever is now recommended as a first-line treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The ERIC device is a device with several interlinked cage-like spheres fixed on a pusher wire. Neurothrombectomy France (NTF) is a registry conducted in France to analyze the results of mechanical thrombectomy. In order to analyze its performances, the subgroup of patients treated with the ERIC device was analyzed...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
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