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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525480/a-new-entrance-technique-for-c2-pedicle-screw-placement-and-the-use-in-patients-with-atlantoaxial-instability
#1
Jia-Ming Liu, Jian Jiang, Zhi-Li Liu, Xin-Hua Long, Wen-Zhao Chen, Yang Zhou, Song Gao, Lai-Chang He, Shan-Hu Huang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study and a technique note. OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new entrance technique for C2 pedicle screw placement and to measure the related linear and angular parameters about the entrance point on computed tomography (CT) images. The safety of this technique for patients with atlantoaxial instability was also evaluated. BACKGROUND DATA: Although earlier studies have introduced different methods for C2 pedicle screw placement, the entry points and the angular parameters may be variable...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525360/role-of-sigma-1-receptor-in-high-fat-diet-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
#2
Tieying Song, Jianhui Zhao, Xiaojing Ma, Zaiwang Zhang, Bo Jiang, Yunliang Yang
The neurobiological mechanisms of obesity-induced peripheral neuropathy are poorly understood. We evaluated the role of Sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R) and NMDA receptor (NMDARs) in the spinal cord in peripheral neuropathy using an animal model of high fat diet-induced diabetes. We examined the expression of Sig-1R and NMDAR subunits GluN2A and GluN2B along with postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95) in the spinal cord after 24- week HFD treatment in both wild-type and Sig-1R-/- mice. Finally, we examined the effects of repeated intrathecal administrations of selective Sig-1R antagonists BD1047 in HFD-fed wild-type mice on peripheral neuropathy...
May 19, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524815/anchoring-high-concentrations-of-syngap-at-postsynaptic-densities-via-liquid-liquid-phase-separation
#3
Menglong Zeng, Guanhua Bai, Mingjie Zhang
SynGAP, encoded by SYNGAP1, is a Ras/Rap GTPase activator specifically expressed in the nervous systems. SynGAP is one of the most abundant proteins in the postsynaptic densities (PSDs) of excitatory synapses and acts as a critical synaptic activity brake by tuning down synaptic GTPase activities. Mutations of SYNGAP1 have been frequently linked to brain disorders including intellectual disability, autisms, and seizure. SynGAP has been shown to undergo fast dispersions from synapses in response to stimulations, a strategy that neurons use to control the specific activities of the enzyme within the tiny, semi-open compartments in dendritic spines...
May 19, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522838/fabrication-of-full-color-gan-based-light-emitting-diodes-on-nearly-lattice-matched-flexible-metal-foils
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Hyeryun Kim, Jitsuo Ohta, Kohei Ueno, Atsushi Kobayashi, Mari Morita, Yuki Tokumoto, Hiroshi Fujioka
GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been widely accepted as highly efficient solid-state light sources capable of replacing conventional incandescent and fluorescent lamps. However, their applications are limited to small devices because their fabrication process is expensive as it involves epitaxial growth of GaN by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on single crystalline sapphire wafers. If a low-cost epitaxial growth process such as sputtering on a metal foil can be used, it will be possible to fabricate large-area and flexible GaN-based light-emitting displays...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512996/zl006-promotes-migration-and-differentiation-of-transplanted-neural-stem-cells-in-male-rats-after-stroke
#5
Dong-Liang Wang, Xiao-Dan Qian, Yu-Hui Lin, Bin-Bin Tian, Hai-Ying Liang, Lei Chang, Hai-Yin Wu, Dong-Ya Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo
New strategies must be developed to resolve the problems of stroke treatment. In recent years, stem cell-based therapy after stroke has come into the public and academic lens. Previously we have shown that uncoupling neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) from the postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95) by ZL006, a small molecular compound, can ameliorate ischemic damage and promote neuronal differentiation of endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) in focal cerebral ischemic male rats. In this study, we transplanted exogenous NSCs into the ipsilateral hemisphere of male rats in combination with ZL006 treatment after ischemic stroke...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511007/thicker-lamellae-and-higher-crystallinity-of-poly-lactic-acid-via-applying-shear-flow-and-pressure-and-adding-poly-ethylene-glycol
#6
Jia-Feng Ru, Shu-Gui Yang, Jun Lei, Zhong-Ming Li
In this work, we explored the crystallization of Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) blended with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) under two inevitable processing fields (i.e., flow and pressure) that coexist in almost all processing for the first time. Here, the PEG was incorporated into PLA as a molecular chain activity promoter to induce PLA crystallization. A home-made pressuring and shearing device (PSD) was utilized to prepare samples and necessary characterization methods, such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and synchrotron radiation, were used to investigated the joint effects of PEG, pressure and shear flow on the crystallization behaviors and morphologies of PLA/PEG samples...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503524/treadmill-exercise-improves-motor-and-memory-functions-in-cerebral-palsy-rats-through-activation-of-pi3k-akt-pathway
#7
Sun-Young Jung, Dae-Young Kim
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a chronic disorder characterized by physical disability and disruption of brain function. We evaluated the effects of treadmill exercise on motor and memory functions in relation with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt pathway using CP rat model. Rota-rod test, step-down avoidance task, 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) immunohistochemistry, and western blot for synapsin I, postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95), PI3K, Akt, and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) were performed. CP was induced by maternal lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-injection with sensorimotor restriction...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502042/tale-of-the-good-and-the-bad-cdk5-remodeling-of-the-actin-cytoskeleton-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Kavita Shah, Sandra Rossie
Cdk5 kinase, a cyclin-dependent kinase family member, is a key regulator of cytoskeletal remodeling in the brain. Cdk5 is essential for brain development during embryogenesis. After birth, it is essential for numerous neuronal processes such as learning and memory formation, drug addiction, pain signaling, and long-term behavior changes, all of which rely on rapid alterations in the cytoskeleton. Cdk5 activity is deregulated in various brain disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and ischemic stroke, resulting in profound remodeling of the neuronal cytoskeleton, loss of synapses, and ultimately neurodegeneration...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495442/validation-of-plastic-scintillation-detectors-for-applications-in-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy
#9
François Therriault-Proulx, Luc Beaulieu, Sam Beddar
PURPOSE: To develop a plastic scintillation detector (PSD) capable of accurately measuring dose around a low-dose-rate (LDR) iodine-125 ((125)I) radioactive seed as a first step toward in vivo dosimetry for prostate LDR brachytherapy. METHODS: Using a GEANT4 based Monte Carlo code, photon energy distribution at any position around a realistic (125)I source model was obtained. This energy distribution was convolved with the expected energy response from a plastic scintillator and dosimetry accuracy was evaluated...
May 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494456/proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study-on-the-metabolism-changes-of-cerebellum-in-patients-with-post-stroke-depression
#10
Lei Zhang, Ru-Bo Sui
OBJECTIVE: To study the metabolic changes of cerebellum by proton magnetic resonance Spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and discuss the relationships between the cerebellar changes and depression severity in patients with post-stroke depression. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data of demographic characteristics, individual history and life style of all subjects were collected. 40 patients with stroke and 20 controls were enrolled. All groups received T1WI, T2WI, DWI and 1H-MRS examination...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493276/analytical-characterization-of-the-hydrolysis-of-barley-malt-macromolecules-during-enzymatic-degradation-over-time-using-af4-mals-ri
#11
Heinrich Rübsam, Thomas Becker, Martina Gastl
The changes on the molecular weight distribution (MWD) and particle size distribution (PSD) during hydrolysis of barley malt in isothermal mashing procedures were determined using asymmetrical flow field flow fractionation coupled to multiangle laser light scattering and refractive index (AF4/MALS/RI). Mash/trials were focused on amylolytic starch degradation. Therefore, temperatures (65, 70, and 75 °C) were selected according to α- and β-amylases range of activity. Samples were produced by triplicate, tracking amylolytic processes over time periods from 10 to 90 min in each mash/trial...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492306/large-lateral-photovoltage-observed-in-mos2-thickness-modulated-ito-mos2-p-si-heterojunctions
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Shuang Qiao, Bin Zhang, Kaiyu Feng, Ridong Cong, Wei Yu, Guangsheng Fu, Shufang Wang
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), as a typical two-dimensional (2D) material, has attracted extensive attention in recent years due to its fascinating optical and electric properties. However, the applications of MoS2 have been mainly in photovoltaic devices, field-effect transistors, photodetectors, and gas sensors. Here, it is demonstrated that MoS2 can be found another important application in position sensitive detector (PSD) based on lateral photovoltaic effect (LPE) in it. The ITO/MoS2(3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 20, 50, 100 nm)/p-Si heterojunctions were successfully prepared with vertically standing nanosheet structure of MoS2...
May 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487191/human-lrrk2-g2019s-mutation-represses-post-synaptic-protein-psd95-and-causes-cognitive-impairment-in-transgenic-mice
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Samuel O Adeosun, Xu Hou, Baoying Zheng, Heather L Melrose, Thomas Mosley, Jun Ming Wang
BACKGROUND: LRRK2 G2019S mutation is associated with increased kinase activity and is the most common mutation associated with late-onset PD. However, the transgenic mouse model has not recapitulated cardinal PD-related motor phenotypes. Non-motor symptoms of PD including cognitive impairments are very common and may appear earlier than the motor symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine whether human LRRK2 with G2019S mutation causes hippocampus-dependent cognitive deficits in mice Results Male (LRRK2-G2019S) LRRK2-Tg mice showed impairments in the early portion of the Two-day radial arm water maze acquisition trial as well as in the reversal learning on the third day...
May 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485569/origin-of-the-ultrafast-response-of-the-lateral-photovoltaic-effect-in-amorphous-mos2-si-junctions
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Chang Hu, Xianjie Wang, Peng Miao, Lingli Zhang, Bingqian Song, Weilong Liu, Zhe Lv, Yu Zhang, Yu Sui, Jinke Tang, Yanqiang Yang, Bo Song, Ping Xu
The lateral photovoltaic (LPV) effect has attracted much attention for a long time because of its application in position-sensitive detectors (PSD). Here, we report the ultrafast response of the LPV in amorphous MoS2/Si (a-MoS2/Si) junctions prepared by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique. Different orientations of the built-in field and the breakover voltages are observed for a-MoS2 films deposited on p- and n-type Si wafers, resulting in the induction of positive and negative voltages in the a-MoS2/n-Si and a-MoS2/p-Si junctions upon laser illumination, respectively...
May 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482641/bryostatin-effects-on-cognitive-function-and-pkc%C3%A9-in-alzheimer-s-disease-phase-iia-and-expanded-access-trials
#15
Thomas J Nelson, Miao-Kun Sun, Chol Lim, Abhik Sen, Tapan Khan, Florin V Chirila, Daniel L Alkon
Bryostatin 1, a potent activator of protein kinase C epsilon (PKCɛ), has been shown to reverse synaptic loss and facilitate synaptic maturation in animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD), Fragile X, stroke, and other neurological disorders. In a single-dose (25 μg/m2) randomized double-blind Phase IIa clinical trial, bryostatin levels reached a maximum at 1-2 h after the start of infusion. In close parallel with peak blood levels of bryostatin, an increase of PBMC PKCɛ was measured (p = 0.0185) within 1 h from the onset of infusion...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480694/long-term-high-intensity-sport-practice-modulates-adaptative-changes-in-athletes-heart-and-in-the-autonomic-nervous-system-profile
#16
Witold Slomko, Joanna Slomko, Tomasz Kowalik, Jacek J Klawe, Malgorzata Tafil-Klawe, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska, Julia L Newton, Pawel Zalewski
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare cardiovascular and autonomic adaptation changes in athletes exposed to high intensity and uninterrupted training for extended periods of time. METHODS: We assessed hemodynamic profile and cardiac function in 22 international master-level athletes, free of cardiovascular disease who experienced particularly intensive and uninterrupted training over a 8- to 21-year-period. RESULTS: One-way ANOVA revealed that in athletes, extreme and uninterrupted strength and endurance training over long periods of time (up to 21 years) causes an increase in resting heart rate (50...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472395/sinchet-a-matlab-toolbox-for-single-cell-heterogeneity-analysis-in-cancer
#17
Jiannong Li, Inna Smalley, Michael J Schell, Keiran S M Smalley, Y Ann Chen
Summary: Single-cell technologies allow characterization of transcriptomes and epigenomes for individual cells under different conditions and provide unprecedented resolution for researchers to investigate cellular heterogeneity in cancer. The SinCHet ( gle ell erogeneity) toolbox is developed in MATLAB and has a graphical user interface (GUI) for visualization and user interaction. It analyzes both continuous (e.g. mRNA expression) and binary omics data (e.g., discretized methylation data)...
May 4, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469640/tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-is-a-homeostatic-regulator-of-synaptic-function-in-the-central-nervous-system
#18
REVIEW
Valerie Jeanneret, Manuel Yepes
Membrane depolarization induces the release of the serine proteinase tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) from the presynaptic terminal of cerebral cortical neurons. Once in the synaptic cleft this tPA promotes the exocytosis and subsequent endocytic retrieval of glutamate-containing synaptic vesicles, and regulates the postsynaptic response to the presynaptic release of glutamate. Indeed, tPA has a bidirectional effect on the composition of the postsynaptic density (PSD) that does not require plasmin generation or the presynaptic release of glutamate, but varies according to the baseline level of neuronal activity...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468264/improvement-of-antioxidant-defences-and-mood-status-by-oral-gaba-tea-administration-in-a-mouse-model-of-post-stroke-depression
#19
Maria Daglia, Arianna Di Lorenzo, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Antoni Sureda, Sedigheh Khanjani, Akbar Hajizadeh Moghaddam, Nady Braidy, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Green GABA (GGABA) and Oolong GABA (OGABA) teas are relatively new varieties of tea, whose chemical composition and functional properties are largely under-studied, despite their promising health capacities. Post stroke depression (PSD) is a complication of stroke with high clinical relevance, yielding increasing mortality and morbidity rates, and a lower response to common therapies and rehabilitation. METHODS: Two chemically characterized commercial samples of GGABA and OGABA were investigated for effects on mood following oral administration using a mouse model of PSD, through common validated tests including the Despair Swimming Test and Tail Suspension Test...
April 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465658/impact-of-obesity-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance-on-retinal-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
#20
Kishore Kumar Godisela, Singareddy Sreenivasa Reddy, Chekkilla Uday Kumar, Natarajan Saravanan, Paduru Yadagiri Reddy, Monica M Jablonski, Radha Ayyagari, Geereddy Bhanuprakash Reddy
PURPOSE: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with several degenerative diseases, including retinal degeneration. Previously, we reported on progressive retinal degeneration in a spontaneous obese rat (WNIN/Ob) model. In this study, we investigated the additional effect of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), an essential component of MetS, on retinal degeneration using the WNIN/GR-Ob rat model. METHODS: The retinal morphology and ultrastructure of WNIN/GR-Ob and age-matched littermate lean rats were studied by microscopy and immunohistochemistry...
2017: Molecular Vision
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