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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400507/effects-of-unilateral-airway-occlusion-on-rib-motion-and-inspiratory-intercostal-activity-in-dogs
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Dimitri Leduc, Sarah Marechal, Olivier Taton, Bernard Blairon, Alexandre Legrand
Unilateral bronchial occlusion, a complication of many lung diseases, causes dyspnea but the mechanism of this symptom is uncertain. In this study, electromyographic (EMG) activity in the parasternal and external intercostal muscles in the third intercostal space and inspiratory motion of the third rib on both sides of the thorax were assessed during occlusion of a main bronchus for a single breath in anesthetized dogs. Occlusion produced a 65% increase in external intercostal EMG activity in both hemithoraces without altering parasternal EMG activity...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349965/the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-%C3%AE-7-subunit-is-an-essential-negative-regulator-of-bone-mass
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Kazuaki Mito, Yuiko Sato, Tami Kobayashi, Kana Miyamoto, Eriko Nitta, Atsushi Iwama, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Kazuki Sato, Takeshi Miyamoto
The nicotinic receptor α7nAchR reportedly regulates vagal nerve targets in brain and cardiac tissue. Here we show that nAchR7(-/-) mice exhibit increased bone mass due to decreased osteoclast formation, accompanied by elevated osteoprotegerin/RANKL ratios in serum. Vagotomy in wild-type mice also significantly increased the serum osteoprotegerin/RANKL ratio, and elevated bone mass seen in nAchR7(-/-) mice was reversed in α7nAchR/osteoprotegerin-doubly-deficient mice. α7nAchR loss significantly increased TNFα expression in Mac1-positive macrophages, and TNFα increased the osteoprotegerin/RANKL ratio in osteoblasts...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322837/role-of-prostanoid-ep3-1-receptors-in-mechanisms-of-emesis-and-defaecation-in-ferrets
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Kelvin K W Kan, Man K Wai, Robert L Jones, John A Rudd
Prostanoid EP receptor agonists are used for a number of clinical indications but may be associated with gastric disturbance. In the present studies we used the ferret and sulprostone (30µg/kg, i.p.) to investigate the role of EP3/1 receptors in mechanisms of emesis and defaecation. The emetic response was antagonized significantly by (+)-(2S,3S)-3-(2-methoxybenzylamino)-2-phenlypiperidine hydrochloride (CP-99,994; 10mg/kg, i.p.; P<0.05), but not by metoclopramide (0.3 and 3mg/kg), ondansetron (0.1 and 1mg/kg), or scopolamine (3mg/kg); promethazine (3mg/kg) potentiated emesis by approximately 82% (P<0...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299379/effects-of-hepatic-glycogen-on-food-intake-and-glucose-homeostasis-are-mediated-by-the-vagus-nerve-in-mice
#4
Iliana López-Soldado, Rebeca Fuentes-Romero, Jordi Duran, Joan J Guinovart
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Liver glycogen plays a key role in regulating food intake and blood glucose. Mice that accumulate large amounts of this polysaccharide in the liver are protected from high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity by reduced food intake. Furthermore, these animals show reversal of the glucose intolerance and hyperinsulinaemia caused by the HFD. The aim of this study was to examine the involvement of the hepatic branch of the vagus nerve in regulating food intake and glucose homeostasis in this model...
March 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288124/c1-neurons-mediate-a-stress-induced-anti-inflammatory-reflex-in-mice
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Chikara Abe, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Mabel A Inglis, Kenneth E Viar, Liping Huang, Hong Ye, Diane L Rosin, Ruth L Stornetta, Mark D Okusa, Patrice G Guyenet
C1 neurons, located in the medulla oblongata, mediate adaptive autonomic responses to physical stressors (for example, hypotension, hemorrhage and presence of lipopolysaccharides). We describe here a powerful anti-inflammatory effect of restraint stress, mediated by C1 neurons: protection against renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Restraint stress or optogenetic C1 neuron (C1) stimulation (10 min) protected mice from ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). The protection was reproduced by injecting splenic T cells that had been preincubated with noradrenaline or splenocytes harvested from stressed mice...
March 13, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281385/electroacupuncture-brain-protection-during-ischemic-stroke-a-role-for-the-parasympathetic-nervous-system
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Laiting Chi, Kairong Du, Dongdong Liu, Yulong Bo, Wenzhi Li
The demand for using parasympathetic activation for stroke therapy is unmet. In the current study, we investigated whether the neuroprotection provided by electroacupuncture (EA) in an experimental stroke model was associated with activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The results showed that parasympathetic dysfunction (PD), performed as unilateral vagotomy combined with peripheral atropine, attenuated both the functional benefits of EA and its effects in improving cerebral perfusion, reducing infarct volume, and hindering apoptosis, neuronal and peripheral inflammation, and oxidative stress...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242182/desipramine-increases-cardiac-parasympathetic-activity-via-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-mechanism-in-rats
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Toru Kawada, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Shuji Shimizu, Masafumi Fukumitsu, Atsunori Kamiya, Masaru Sugimachi
Desipramine (DMI) is a blocker of neuronal norepinephrine (NE) uptake transporter. Although intravenous DMI has been shown to cause centrally-mediated sympathoinhibition and peripheral NE accumulation, its parasympathetic effect remains to be elucidated. We hypothesized that intravenous DMI activates the cardiac vagal nerve via an α2-adrenergic mechanism. Using a cardiac microdialysis technique, changes in myocardial interstitial acetylcholine (ACh) levels in the left ventricular free wall in response to intravenous DMI (1mg·kg(-1)) were examined in anesthetized rats...
February 17, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223728/levothyroxine-therapy-and-impaired-clearance-are-the-strongest-contributors-to-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Thorsten Brechmann, Andre Sperlbaum, Wolff Schmiegel
AIM: To identify a set of contributors, and weight and rank them on a pathophysiological basis. METHODS: Patients who have undergone a lactulose or glucose hydrogen breath test to rule out small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) for various clinical symptoms, including diarrhoea, weight loss, abdominal pain, cramping or bloating, were seen as eligible for inclusion in a retrospective single-centre study. Clinical data such as co-morbidities, medication, laboratory parameters and other possible risk factors have been identified from the electronic data system...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223018/cerebral-ischemia-induced-elevation-of-hepatic-inflammatory-factors-accompanied-by-glucose-intolerance-suppresses-hypothalamic-orexin-a-mediated-vagus-nerve-activation
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Shinichi Harada, Yudai Nozaki, Wataru Matsuura, Yui Yamazaki, Shogo Tokuyama
Activation of vagus nerve exerts orexin-A (OXA)-mediated suppression of post-ischemic glucose intolerance and cerebral ischemic neuronal damage. Cerebral ischemia induces hepatic inflammatory factors and contributes to the development of hepatic insulin resistance by activating sympathetic nerves. However, it is not enough to understand whether OXA regulates these phenomena through activation of vagus nerve. In this study, we demonstrated that the involvement of OXA-induced activation of vagus nerve in the induction of hepatic inflammatory factors by cerebral ischemia...
April 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215394/revision-using-totally-hand-sewn-gastrojejunostomy-and-truncal-vagotomy-for-refractory-marginal-ulcer-after-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-case-series
#10
Po-Chih Chang, Chih-Kun Huang, Chi-Ming Tai, Ivy Ya-Wei Huang, Ming-Che Hsin, Chao-Ming Hung
BACKGROUND: Marginal ulcer (MU) is not infrequent after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). Medication plus lifestyle modification remains the mainstay solution. Patients with refractory MU may be candidates for revisional surgery. OBJECTIVE: To summarize our experience of revisional surgery for treating refractory MU after LRYGB. SETTING: University hospital, Taiwan. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for 11 patients with refractory MU undergoing totally hand-sewn gastrojejunostomy and truncal vagotomy at our institution between August 2005 and May 2015...
October 4, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197102/right-cervical-vagotomy-aggravates-viral-myocarditis-in-mice-via-the-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway
#11
Ge Li-Sha, Chen Xing-Xing, Wu Lian-Pin, Zhou De-Pu, Li Xiao-Wei, Lin Jia-Feng, Li Yue-Chun
The autonomic nervous system dysfunction with increased sympathetic activity and withdrawal of vagal activity may play an important role in the pathogenesis of viral myocarditis. The vagus nerve can modulate the immune response and control inflammation through a 'cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway' dependent on the α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Although the role of β-adrenergic stimulation on viral myocarditis has been investigated in our pervious studies, the direct effect of vagal tone in this setting has not been yet studied...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189119/roux-en-y-duodenojejunostomy-for-surgical-management-of-isolated-duodenal-obstruction-due-to-chronic-pancreatitis
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Himanshu Sharma, Sanjay Marwah, Priyanka Singla, Amit Garg, Bittu Bhukkal
INTRODUCTION: Duodenal obstruction in case of chronic pancreatitis is a very rare occurrence and usually presents with gastric outlet obstruction. These cases sometimes require surgical intervention when conservative treatment fails. Gastrojejunostomy and vagotomy has conventionally been performed for management of these cases. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this report, we present two cases of isolated duodenal obstruction due to chronic pancreatitis that were managed with Roux-en-Y duodenojejunostomy...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182013/duodenal-glp-1-signaling-regulates-hepatic-glucose-production-through-a-pkc-%C3%AE-dependent-neurocircuitry
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Mengliu Yang, Jinzhi Wang, Shaobo Wu, Lei Yuan, Xiaodong Zhao, Chaohong Liu, Jing Xie, Yanjun Jia, Yerui Lai, Allan Zijian Zhao, Guenther Boden, Ling Li, Gangyi Yang
Intestinal glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that stimulates insulin secretion and acts as a neuropeptide to control glucose homeostasis, but little is known whether intestinal GLP-1 has any effect in the control of hepatic glucose production (HGP). Here we found that intraduodenal infusion of GLP-1 activated duodenal PKC-δ, lowered HGP and was accompanied by a decrease in hepatic expression of gluconeogenic enzymes and an increase in hepatic insulin signaling in rats. However, gut co-infusion of either the GLP-1 receptor antagonist Ex-9, or the PKC-δ inhibitor rottlerin with GLP-1, negated the ability of gut GLP-1 to lower HGP and to increase hepatic insulin signaling during clamps...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177663/hypothermia-induced-by-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-anesthetized-rats-contributions-of-the-forebrain-and-vagal-afferents
#14
T Osaka
2-Mercaptoacetate (MA) is an antimetabolic drug that inhibits the utilization of fatty acids as an energy source. The intravenous injection of MA (1.2 mmol kg-1) elicited an increase in tail skin temperature and a decrease in body core temperature in urethane-chloralose-anesthetized, neuromuscularly blocked, artificially ventilated rats, though administration of the same amount of NaCl did not. The respiratory exchange ratio was significantly higher after administration of MA than that after the saline treatment...
January 29, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160574/subdiaphragmatic-vagotomy-promotes-tumor-growth-and-reduces-survival-via-tnf%C3%AE-in-a-murine-pancreatic-cancer-model
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Lars Ivo Partecke, André Käding, Dung Nguyen Trung, Stephan Diedrich, Matthias Sendler, Frank Weiss, Jens-Peter Kühn, Julia Mayerle, Katharina Beyer, Wolfram von Bernstorff, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Wolfram Keßler
This study analyses the effects of vagotomy on tumor growth and survival in a murine, pancreatic cancer model in wild-type and TNFα-knockout (-/-) mice.Throughout many operative procedures in the upper gastrointestinal tract the partial or complete transection of the vagus nerve or its local nerve fibers is unavoidable. Thereby its anti-inflammatory effects in residual tumor tissue may get lost. This effect may be mediated by tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) secreting TNFα.In an orthotopic murine pancreatic cancer model subdiaphragmatic vagotomy versus sham surgery was performed...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144278/altered-sympathovagal-balance-and-pain-hypersensitivity-in-tnbs-induced-colitis
#16
Katarzyna Ciesielczyk, Agata Furgała, Łukasz Dobrek, Kajetan Juszczak, Piotr Thor
INTRODUCTION: Pain hypersensitivity, abnormal motility and autonomic dysfunction contribute to functional symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess: nociceptive thresholds for mechanical allodynia (MA) and thermal hyperalgesia (TH), intestinal motility (distal colonic transit and emptying), and cardiac autonomic neuropathy (indices of heart rate variability - HRV) in male Wistar rats with experimental trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) induced colitis...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130264/vagal-innervation-is-required-for-pulmonary-function-phenotype-in-htr4-mice
#17
John S House, Cody E Nichols, Huiling Li, Christina Brandenberger, Rohan S Virgincar, Laura M DeGraff, Bastiaan Driehuys, Darryl C Zeldin, Stephanie J London
Human genome-wide association studies have identified over 50 loci associated with pulmonary function and related phenotypes, yet follow-up studies to determine causal genes or variants are rare. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in serotonin receptor 4 (HTR4) are associated with human pulmonary function in genome-wide association studies and follow-up animal work has demonstrated that Htr4 is causally associated with pulmonary function in mice, although the precise mechanisms were not identified. We sought to elucidate the role of neural innervation and pulmonary architecture in the lung phenotype of Htr4(-/-) animals...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091707/gastric-distension-causes-changes-in-heart-rate-and-arterial-blood-pressure-by-affecting-the-crosstalk-between-vagal-and-splanchnic-systems-in-anesthetised-rats
#18
Maurizio Sabbatini, Elena Grossini, Claudio Molinari, David A S G Mary, Giovanni Vacca, Mario Cannas
Various hindbrain nuclei have been demonstrated to be involved in the control of the cardiovascular reflexes elicited by both non-noxious and noxious gastric distension, through parasympathetic and sympathetic activation. The different role played by the branches of autonomic nervous system in exerting these effects and their crosstalk in relation to low-/high-pressure distension rate has not been examined yet. Therefore, in the present work, monolateral and bilateral vagotomy and splanchnicotomy were performed in anesthetised rats to analyse the involvement of hindbrain nuclei in haemodynamic changes caused by gastric distension at high (80 mmHg) and low (15 mmHg) pressure...
April 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089918/cardiovascular-and-respiratory-activity-of-pk20-opioid-and-neurotensin-hybrid-peptide-in-anesthetized-and-awake-rats
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Katarzyna Kaczyńska, Piotr Wojciechowski, Monika Jampolska, Andrzej W Lipkowski, Patrycja Kleczkowska
AIM: Chimeric compound - PK20 despite its therapeutic activity on nociceptive and inflammatory processes may affect respiration and blood pressure. Our objective was to evaluate influence of the hybrid composed of endomorphin-2 and neurotensin fragments on ventilation, heart rate and blood pressure in anesthetized and awake rats. METHODS: The effects of PK20 (1mg/kg) were studied either after its intravenous administration in anesthetized rats or intraperitoneal injection in awake state...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065837/vagal-regulation-of-group-3-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-the-immunoresolvent-pctr1-controls-infection-resolution
#20
Jesmond Dalli, Romain A Colas, Hildur Arnardottir, Charles N Serhan
Uncovering mechanisms that control immune responses in the resolution of bacterial infections is critical for the development of new therapeutic strategies that resolve infectious inflammation without unwanted side effects. We found that disruption of the vagal system in mice delayed resolution of Escherichia coli infection. Dissection of the right vagus decreased peritoneal group 3 innate lymphoid cell (ILC3) numbers and altered peritoneal macrophage responses. Vagotomy resulted in an inflammatory peritoneal lipid mediator profile characterized by reduced concentrations of pro-resolving mediators, including the protective immunoresolvent PCTR1, along with elevated inflammation-initiating eicosanoids...
January 17, 2017: Immunity
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