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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786965/l-and-d-threo-ethylphenidate-concentrations-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-in-horses
#1
Heather K Knych, Dan S McKemie, Kelsey Seminoff, Petra Hartmann, Lynn Hovda, Dionne Benson
Ethylphenidate is a psychostimulant and analogue of the commonly prescribed compound, methylphenidate (Ritalin®). There are a limited number of studies describing the disposition and pharmacologic/toxicological effects of ethylphenidate in any species. The abuse potential in equine athletes along with the limited data available regarding administration in horses necessitates further study. The objectives of the current study were to describe drug concentrations, develop an analytical method that could be used to regulate its use and describe the pharmacodynamic effects of ethylphenidate in horses...
May 22, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786830/blue-light-filtering-intraocular-lenses-iols-for-protecting-macular-health
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REVIEW
Laura E Downie, Ljoudmila Busija, Peter R Keller
BACKGROUND: An intraocular lens (IOL) is a synthetic lens that is surgically implanted within the eye following removal of the crystalline lens, during cataract surgery. While all modern IOLs attenuate the transmission of ultra-violet (UV) light, some IOLs, called blue-blocking or blue-light filtering IOLs, also reduce short-wavelength visible light transmission. The rationale for blue-light filtering IOLs derives primarily from cell culture and animal studies, which suggest that short-wavelength visible light can induce retinal photoxicity...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786788/transplantable-animal-studies-and-whole-body-optical-imaging-in-prostate-carcinoma
#3
Geertje van der Horst, Maaike van der Mark, Henry Cheung, Gabri van der Pluijm
Current treatments of advanced prostate cancer only marginally increase overall survival and can be regarded as predominantly palliative. Hence, there is an urgent need for novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of primary tumors and, more importantly perhaps, for the prevention of tumor progression and metastasis formation. Clinically relevant preclinical models are therefore urgently needed. An ideal, clinically relevant preclinical model would mimic the genetic and phenotypic changes that occur at the different stages of human prostate cancer progression and subsequent metastasis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786749/long-noncoding-rna-myocardial-infarction%C3%A2-associated-transcript-is-associated-with-the-microrna%C3%A2-150%C3%A2-5p-p300-pathway-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
#4
Zhao Li, Yamin Liu, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Qun Ma, Ying Dai, Guangshuo Zhu, Yingxian Sun
In numerous diseases, abnormal expression of myocardial infarction‑associated transcript (MIAT) has been reported to be involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis and migration. However, whether this long non‑coding RNA MIAT has a regulatory effect on heart hypertrophy requires further investigation. To this end, the present study evaluated MIAT in hypertrophic cardiomyocytes in vitro and in vivo. Neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs) were induced by isoproterenol (ISO) to create a cell hypertrophy model, and mice were intraperitoneally injected with ISO to establish an animal model...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785891/performance-and-carcass-characteristics-of-steers-fed-with-two-levels-of-metabolizable-energy-intake-during-summer-and-winter-season
#5
R A Arias, J P Keim, M Gandarillas, A Velásquez, C Alvarado-Gilis, T L Mader
Climate change is producing an increase on extreme weather events around the world such as flooding, drought and extreme ambient temperatures impacting animal production and animal welfare. At present, there is a lack of studies addressing the effects of climatic conditions associated with energy intake in finishing cattle in South American feed yards. Therefore, two experiments were conducted to assess the effects of environmental variables and level of metabolizable energy intake above maintenance requirements (MEI) on performance and carcass quality of steers...
May 22, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784861/genome-variation-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-salmonella-typhimurium-pathovariants
#6
Priscilla Branchu, Matt Bawn, Robert A Kingsley
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium ( S Typhimurium) is one of approximately 2500 distinct serovars of the genus Salmonella , but is exceptional in its wide distribution in the environment, livestock, and wild animals. S Typhimurium causes a large proportion of non-typhoid Salmonella (NTS) infections, accounting for a quarter of infections, second only to S Enteritidis in incidence. S Typhimurium was once considered the archetypal broad host range Salmonella serovar due to its wide distribution in livestock and wild animals and much of what we know of the interaction of Salmonella with the host comes from research using a small number of laboratory strains of the serovar (LT2, SL1344, ATCC14028)...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783994/large-scale-transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-that-pridopidine-reverses-aberrant-gene-expression-and-activates-neuroprotective-pathways-in-the-yac128-hd-mouse
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Rebecca Kusko, Jennifer Dreymann, Jermaine Ross, Yoonjeong Cha, Renan Escalante-Chong, Marta Garcia-Miralles, Liang Juin Tan, Michael E Burczynski, Ben Zeskind, Daphna Laifenfeld, Mahmoud Pouladi, Michal Geva, Iris Grossman, Michael R Hayden
BACKGROUND: Huntington Disease (HD) is an incurable autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder driven by an expansion repeat giving rise to the mutant huntingtin protein (mHtt), which is known to disrupt a multitude of transcriptional pathways. Pridopidine, a small molecule in development for treatment of HD, has been shown to improve motor symptoms in HD patients. In HD animal models, pridopidine exerts neuroprotective effects and improves behavioral and motor functions. Pridopidine binds primarily to the sigma-1 receptor, (IC50 ~ 100 nM), which mediates its neuroprotective properties, such as rescue of spine density and aberrant calcium signaling in HD neuronal cultures...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782214/physiologic-changes-in-a-small-animal-model-for-neonatal-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Steffi Mayer, Nicole Peukert, Richard Gnatzy, Jan-Hendrik Gosemann, Martin Lacher, Anne Suttkus
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has gained increasing importance in neonatal surgery but the effects on neonatal physiology remain unclear. We aimed to characterize the impact of capnoperitoneum on physiologic parameters in a small animal model for neonatal MIS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four 10-day-old Sprague Dawley rats underwent inhalative anesthesia (1% isoflurane in 100% O2 250 mL/minutes) and were allowed to breathe spontaneously. CO2 was insufflated into the abdominal cavity for 1 hour via a 24G cannula...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782012/a-microfluidic-platform-for-longitudinal-imaging-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#9
Kyung Suk Lee, Erel Levine
In the last decade, microfluidic techniques have been applied to study small animals, including the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and have proved useful as a convenient live imaging platform providing capabilities for precise control of experimental conditions in real time. In this article, we demonstrate live imaging of individual worms employing WormSpa, a previously-published custom microfluidic device. In the device, multiple worms are individually confined to separate chambers, allowing multiplexed longitudinal surveillance of various biological processes...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781855/improving-senescent-wound-healing-with-local-and-systemic-therapies
#10
Caroline Szpalski, Parag Butala, Meredith T Vandegrift, Denis Knobel, Robert J Allen, Pierre B Saadeh, Stephen M Warren
The population is aging, and the prevalence of chronic wounds is increasing. Because neovascularization is essential for tissue repair and both local and systemic factors affect new blood vessel formation, we hypothesize that altering either pathway would reciprocally enhance wound healing in the aged. To test this hypothesis, p53 was locally suppressed and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were systemically mobilized in a murine model of senescent wound healing.Bilateral 6-mm full-thickness stented wounds were made on the dorsum of Zmpste24 mice...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781327/the-progress-of-aav-mediated-gene-therapy-in-neuromuscular-disorders
#11
Sara Aguti, Alberto Malerba, Haiyan Zhou
The well-defined genetic causes and monogenetic nature of many neuromuscular disorders, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), present gene therapy as a prominent therapeutic approach. The novel variants of adeno-associated virus (AAV) can achieve satisfactory transduction efficiency of exogenous genes through the central nervous system and body-wide in skeletal muscle. Areas covered: In this review, we summarize the strategies of AAV gene therapy that are currently under preclinical and clinical evaluation for the treatment of degenerative neuromuscular disorders, with a focus on diseases such as DMD and SMA...
May 20, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780357/altered-circadian-rhythms-and-breast-cancer-from-the-human-to-the-molecular-level
#12
REVIEW
Hui-Hsien Lin, Michelle E Farkas
Circadian clocks are fundamental, time-tracking systems that allow organisms to adapt to the appropriate time of day and drive many physiological and cellular processes. Altered circadian rhythms can result from night-shift work, chronic jet lag, exposure to bright lights at night, or other conditioning, and have been shown to lead to increased likelihood of cancer, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, and immune dysregulation. In cases of cancer, worse patient prognoses and drug resistance during treatment have also been observed...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779505/herd-level-infectious-disease-surveillance-of-livestock-populations-using-aggregate-samples
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Marisa L Rotolo, Rodger G Main, Jeffrey J Zimmerman
All sectors of livestock production are in the process of shifting from small populations on many farms to large populations on fewer farms. A concurrent shift has occurred in the number of livestock moved across political boundaries. The unintended consequence of these changes has been the appearance of multifactorial diseases that are resistant to traditional methods of prevention and control. The need to understand complex animal health conditions mandates a shift toward the collection of longitudinal animal health data...
May 21, 2018: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779495/closing-the-phosphorus-cycle-in-a-food-system-insights-from-a-modelling-exercise
#14
H R J van Kernebeek, S J Oosting, M K van Ittersum, R Ripoll-Bosch, I J M de Boer
Mineral phosphorus (P) used to fertilise crops is derived from phosphate rock, which is a finite resource. Preventing and recycling mineral P waste in the food system, therefore, are essential to sustain future food security and long-term availability of mineral P. The aim of our modelling exercise was to assess the potential of preventing and recycling P waste in a food system, in order to reduce the dependency on phosphate rock. To this end, we modelled a hypothetical food system designed to produce sufficient food for a fixed population with a minimum input requirement of mineral P...
May 21, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778947/dissociable-contributions-of-dorsal-and-ventral-striatal-regions-on-a-rodent-cost-benefit-decision-making-task-requiring-cognitive-effort
#15
Mason M Silveira, Melanie Tremblay, Catharine A Winstanley
Cognitive effort is a ubiquitous process, yet surprisingly little is known about the brain mechanisms responsible for evaluating it. Here, we utilize the rat Cognitive Effort Task (rCET) to probe the striatum's role in deciding between options that vary in the amount of cognitive effort required for success. In the rCET, animals choose to perform either an easy trial, in which the attentional demand is low but the potential reward is small, or a difficult trial which is more attentionally demanding but can yield twice the sugar pellets...
April 24, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778807/-18-f-fluoride-pet-ct-and-99m-tc-mdp-spect-ct-can-detect-bone-cancer-at-early-stage-in-rodents
#16
Christiano R R Alves, Daniele de P Faria, Camila de G Carneiro, Alexandre T Garcez, Vanessa P Gutierrez, Willian das Neves, Ney R de Almeida, Yara Cury, Roger Chammas, Patricia C Brum
Noninvasive imaging using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) are considered revolutionized approaches to detect bone cancer. Both PET/CT and SPECT/CT technologies have advanced to permit miniaturization, which has provided the advantage of including animals as their own controls in longitudinal studies. The present study was designed to evaluate the potential of PET/CT and SPECT/CT as research tools to detect bone cancer in rats...
May 17, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778799/physiological-vagility-affects-population-genetic-structure-and-dispersal-and-enables-migratory-capacity-in-vertebrates
#17
Thomas V Hancock, Michael S Hedrick
Vagility is defined as the relative capacity for movement. We developed previously a quantitative metric in vertebrates for physiological vagility (PV), the speed at which an animal can move sustainably, incorporating aerobic capacity, body size, body temperature, and transport costs, allowing quantitative tests of whether PV can explain variation in interclass population genetic structure and behaviors involved in dispersal. We found that PV increased with body mass, correlated with maximal dispersal distances, and was inversely related to genetic structure in multiple vertebrate groups...
May 17, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778480/relationship-between-herd-size-and-measures-of-animal-welfare-on-dairy-cattle-farms-with-freestall-housing-in-germany
#18
Daniel Gieseke, Christian Lambertz, Matthias Gauly
The objective of this study was to examine the association of herd size with animal welfare in dairy cattle herds. Therefore, 80 conventional dairy cattle farms were classified by the number of cows into 4 herd size classes, C1 (<100 cows), C2 (100-299 cows), C3 (300-499 cows), and C4 (≥500 cows), and assessed using multiple animal-based measures of the Welfare Quality Assessment protocol for dairy cattle. Data were recorded from April 2014 to September 2016 by an experienced single assessor in Northern Germany...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778272/development-of-the-waveless-bovine-model
#19
F Jimenez-Krassel, J L H Ireland, C Kronemeyer, A Wilson-Alvarado, J J Ireland
Development of a bovine model without ovarian follicular waves (waveless) and transient increases in gonadotropin secretion during estrous cycles may lead to new methods to more consistently regulate ovulatory follicle growth thereby improving efficiency of embryo transfer. We hypothesized that the GnRH antagonist acyline would inhibit gonadotropin secretion thereby blocking follicular waves, ovarian function and ovulation during estrous cycles of cattle. To test this hypothesis, beef heifers (n = 5 per group) were treated twice daily with vehicle (control) or 25 or 50 μg/kg acyline beginning 12 h after GnRH-induced ovulation and ending 21 days later...
May 15, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777484/identification-of-differentially-expressed-micrornas-in-sahiwal-bos-indicus-breed-of-cattle-during-thermal-stress
#20
Gyanendra Singh Sengar, Rajib Deb, Umesh Singh, Vivek Junghare, Saugata Hazra, T V Raja, Rani Alex, Ashish Kumar, R R Alyethodi, Rajiv Kant, Subhash Jakshara, C G Joshi
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that play key roles in post transcriptional gene regulation that influence various fundamental cellular processes, including the cellular responses during environmental stresses. However, perusal of literatures revealed few reports on the differential expression of miRNA during thermal stress in Indian native (Bos indicus) cattle breeds. The present investigation aimed to identify differentially expressed miRNAs during thermal stress in Sahiwal (Bos indicus) dairy cattle breed of India, adapted with tropical climate over a long period of time...
May 18, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
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